The new Canyon Speedmax CF SLX has been launched ahead of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

We previously saw a prototype of the new Canyon Speedmax at Eurobike and the Cycle Show. Canyon has finally unveiled the new bike just in time for its official competition debut piloted by Canyon athletes Jan Frodeno, Nils Frommhold, Bas Diederen and Boris Stein, in the Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii.

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The new Speedmax CF SLX is 100% UCI legal when the triathlon accessories are removed

The new Speedmax CF SLX is 100% UCI legal when the triathlon accessories are removed

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Although shown launched in a triathlon set up, once the bottle cage and lunch box are removed Canyon stresses that the new bike is 100% UCI legal. This means we can expect to see the likes of Alex Dowsett and Nairo Quintana competing on it in the near future.

The removable lunch box and integrated tool box in front of the seat post - neat

The removable lunch box and integrated tool box in front of the seat post – neat

Integration is big in the new Speedmax. There is an integrated Garmin mount, bottle cage for the seat post and a really neat tool box in front of the seat post clamp. This is an aerodynamic solution for storing a multi-tool and inner-tube.

The integrated front bottle and Garmin mount

The integrated front bottle and Garmin mount

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Developed in conjunction with Profile Design, the Triathlon specific version also has an integrated water bottle on the front. Note that the TT specific model would not have these, as fairings are banned under the UCI rules.

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The old Speedmax had integrated centre pull brakes. Canyon appears to have improved these considerably by collaborating with TRP. The front brake has been re-positioned from the rear of the fork crown to the front results in a stiffer braking platform for improved feel. All braking mechanics are protected behind a flexible cover and are easy to access for assembly and maintenance. The rear brake remains behind the BB, with Canyon insisting the new design is considerably easier to adjust.

The new TRP integrated brakes, shown here in a graphic

The new TRP integrated brakes, shown here in a graphic

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According to the official press release, Canyon states that “To enhance aerodynamics with the new Speedmax CF SLX, we took a whole system approach in our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis and wind tunnel testing. The aim was to create the most efficient setup at 50 km/h. From the frame’s tube profiles to the form of each individual component, every element has been shaped and sculpted in the pursuit of absolute aerodynamic efficiency.”

Optional integrated rear bottle holder

Optional integrated rear bottle holder and Fizik Arione K3 Saddle

The new Speedmax CF SLX will be available to order from December 2015. Four models will be available, the details of which we are still waiting on. In the mean time, head over to Canyon for more information.

 

  • J1

    Any bike with a lunch box is fine by me.

    “All braking mechanics are protected behind a flexible cover and are easy to access for assembly and maintenance.”

    Ehh….

    UCI ARTICLE 1.3.024

    “Any device, added or blended into the structure, that is destined to decrease, or
    which has the effect of decreasing, resistance to air penetration or artificially to
    accelerate propulsion, such as a protective screen, fuselage form fairing or the like,
    shall be prohibited.”
    Protective screens, fuselages, fairings or any other device that is added or blended
    into the structure, and that is destined or have the effect of reducing resistance to air
    penetration, are prohibited. Aerodynamic assemblies and protuberances on the
    head tube or elsewhere are prohibited.

    PROTECTIVE SCREEN
    “A protective screen shall be defined as a fixed component that serves as a
    windscreen or windbreak designed to protect another fixed element of the bicycle in
    order to reduce its wind resistance.”
    A protective screen, shown by the diagram below, is defined as a fixed element
    acting as a cover, screen or windbreak designed to protect another component of
    the bicycle in order to reduce its wind resistance. This device is prohibited in
    competition.”

  • ummm…

    is that a tissue box on the top tube? This is like the Star Wars TT Bike.