Canyon gets carnival fever for its Rio frame designs

Alejandro Valverde among those riding custom-painted Aeroad and Ultimate CF SLX frames

With the Rio Olympics opening ceremony just over a week away, Canyon has shown off the custom-painted Aeroad and Ultimate CF SLX frames that will be ridden at this year’s Summer Olympics.

In all, there will be 20 international athletes from ten different nations riding Canyon bikes, including top-flight cyclists like Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM), as well as triathletes like João Pereira and Anne Haug.

The design borrows heavily from the colours of the Brazilian flag: green and yellow
The design borrows heavily from the colours of the Brazilian flag: green and yellow

The new frame designs take inspiration from the Brazilian flag, so there’s a lot of green and yellow. Brazil’s national motto "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress") isn’t emblazoned anywhere, but seeing as the bikes are designed and assembled in Koblenz, Germany, we reckon they’ll still evince this formula.

Check out the designs in the gallery above…

Alejandro Valverde's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Brompton M3L
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Moots Routt
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