2011 Canyon Ultimate SLX, Aeroad
Canyon Bikes introduces the Aeroad and the Ultimate SLX road bikes for 2011. The Canyon SLX is a third generation carbon fiber machine which is very stiff and is ideal for hilly roads and climbs since it is lightweight and meets UCI limit. Both road bikes have integrated cable routing system and adjustable seatposts.
Canyon claims that not only is the SLX stiff, it is comfortable. It has a 27.2mm diameter seatpost, thin seat stays which has an oval shaped seatpost. The seatpost is not full carbon but is a combination of carbon and basalt fibers. Canyon calls this the VCLS Aero Post which is also on the Aeroad bike.
The Aeroad is called the “breakaway bike” since it is ideal for road racing. if you want to breakaway from the peloton, you would want a fast bike that aerodynamically designed to bring you ahead everyone else and Aeroad is the bike to fit that criteria. It has a shorter head tube and slightly longer top tube than the SLX. It also has a press-fit BB area with front fork legs which can be adjusted for triathlons or short races.