2023 Canyon Aeroad, Ultimate, and Endurace Guide

By : Mr Mamil
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Canyon was among the pioneers when it comes to adopting a different sales strategy; direct-to-consumer. One of the main benefits of this is cutting out the middleman and providing cyclists with a better value for their money. The downside is the opportunity to see the bike physically or have a test ride before buying except for during demo days.

But did you know that Canyon didn’t start out this way?

It was started as Radsport Arnold in 1985 by two brothers, Roman and Franc Arnold. They supplied Italian bike parts to cyclists around their home in Koblenz, Germany. It wasn’t until 2001 that they became a bike manufacturer under the name of Canyon Bicycles.

Canyon’s headquarters is still in Koblenz today where their management, R&D, sales, and marketing teams are based. They are one of the leading bike brands today with their bikes being ridden by pro cyclists at the highest levels.

At the 2022 Tour de France, there are three teams on Canyon bikes; Movistar Team, Alpecin-Fenix, and Arkea Samsic.

Canyon Road Bikes Line Up

Canyon road bikes can be divided into three categories; Aeroad (aero), Ultimate (all-rounder), and Endurace (endurance).

Within each category, there’s the top-of-the-line CFR, followed by CF SLX and CL models. All Canyon road bikes today are disc only. The difference lies in the type of carbon used with the most advanced carbon used in CFR models.

Each CFR and CF SLX models come with an integrated power meter from Shimano or SRAM, depending on the groupset setup.

ModelDesigned forPrice range
AeroadAero race bike$3,499 to $9,999
UltimateAll-rounder race bike$6,599 to $10,999
EnduraceEndurance bike$1,499 to $9,499
Canyon Road Bikes Lineup

Canyon Aeroad

Canyon Aeroad CFR
Canyon Aeroad CFR. Photo : Canyon

The Canyon Aeroad is an aero bike designed for pure speed. This is seen from the new cockpit design that is not only very clean with hidden cables but steeped with innovative thinking.

The Aeroad is Canyon’s flagship bike, ridden by Matthew van der Poel to stage wins at the Tour de France.

Generally, a one-piece handlebar is very expensive to swap if you need a different dimension to achieve the right fit. Canyon overcomes this problem by having a handlebar that is both height and width adjustable from 390 to 430mm. They can also be folded and packed inside a bike bag for traveling. This new handlebar is used in the CFR and CF SLX models only.

The CFR model sits atop the Aeroad lineup with a weight of 7.3kg, followed by SLX (7.7kg) and SL (7.8kg).

ModelFrame materialGroupsetRetail price (USD)
Canyon Aeroad CFR MovistarCarbonSRAM Red eTap AXS$9,999
Canyon Aeroad CFR MvdPCarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (11s)$9,500
Canyon Aeroad CFRCarbonSRAM Red eTap AXS$9,000
Canyon Aeroad CFRCarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (11s)$8,499
Canyon Aeroad CFRCarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (11s)$9,500
Canyon Aeroad CF SLXCarbonShimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)$6,999
Canyon Aeroad CF SLCarbonShimano Ultegra (11s)$3,999
Canyon Aeroad CF SLCarbonShimano 105 (R7000)$3,499
Canyon Aeroad CF SL WMNCarbonShimano 105 (R7000)$3,499
Canyon Aeroad retail prices in USD
More reading : Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200) vs SRAM Red eTap AXS Groupsets

Canyon Ultimate

Canyon Ultimate CFR
Canyon Ultimate CFR. Photo : Canyon

The Canyon Ultimate is an all-rounder bike. Canyon claims that the Ultimate has an unrivaled stiffness-to-weight ratio, debunking the myth that a lightweight bike is not stiff enough to perform at the highest levels of cycling.

It’s the bike that the pros rode to two World Championships and three Grand Tours wins in recent years with Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, and Richard Carapaz.

The flagship model, Canyon Ultimate CFR is the latest addition with the lightest setup weighing 6.52kg. The Ultimate CFR is specced with the best electronic shifting groupsets from SRAM or Shimano. Next in line is the CF SLX weighing 6.98kg, and CF at 7.6kg.

ModelFrame materialGroupsetRetail price (USD)
Canyon Ultimate CFRCarbonSRAM Red eTap AXS$10,999
Canyon Ultimate CFRCarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)$10,999
Canyon Ultimate CFRCarbonSRAM Red eTap AXS$8,499
Canyon Ultimate CFRCarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)$8,999
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9CarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)$8,999
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8CarbonShimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)$6,999
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8CarbonSRAM Force eTap AXS$6,599
Canyon Ultimate retail prices in USD
More reading : 
Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100) vs SRAM Force eTap AXS Groupsets
List of Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100) Groupset Bikes

Canyon Endurace

Canyon Endurace CF SLX
Canyon Endurace CF SLX. Photo : Canyon

The Canyon Endurace is an endurance bike. It’s designed for comfort over stiffness and performance. The frame geometry is more relaxed and puts the rider in a more upright position than the Canyon Aeroad.

Although designed for the tarmac, its 33mm wide tires have no problems tackling hardpacked gravel or dirt roads. Just make sure it’s not a single track.

Sits atop the Canyon Endurace lineup is the CF SLX, followed by CF SL and AL (aluminum) at the bottom end. The CF SLX uses an advanced-grade carbon lighter than the CF SL.

ModelFrame materialGroupsetRetail price (USD)
Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9CarbonSRAM Red eTap AXS$9,499
Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9CarbonShimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)$8,999
Canyon Endurace CF SL 8CarbonShimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)$4,999
Canyon Endurace CF SL 8CarbonShimano Ultegra Di2 (11s)$3,999
Canyon Endurace CF SL 7CarbonShimano Ultegra (11s)$2,999
Canyon Endurace CF 7CarbonSRAM Rival eTap AXS$3,999
Canyon Endurace 8AluminumShimano 105 (R7000)$1,799
Canyon Endurace 6AluminumShimano Tiagra (R4700)$1,499
Canyon Endurace retail prices in USD
More reading : Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100) vs Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200) Groupsets

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is Canyon’s warranty?

Canyon bikes come with a 6 years warranty for Canyon manufactured parts (frame, fork, cockpit, seat post) for the first owner only.

More about Canyon’s warranty policy.