In addition to speccing 1¼  inch headset bearings to beef up stiffness around steering, the headtube has been given a narrowed waist to present a reduced frontal area to the wind.
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First Look: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 SL

Carrying the likes of Valverde, Quintana and Rodriguez to international prominence, Canyon is well represented in the upper echelons of racing but has rarely been seen in Australia. We took the chance to get acquainted with their top end Aeroad. 

The Aeroad has low junction seat stays and the seat tube has been shaped above the bottom bracket to create a fairing; a feature that hides the rear brake from the wind.
The Aeroad has low junction seat stays and the seat tube has been shaped above the bottom bracket to create a fairing; a feature that hides the rear brake from the wind.
At low speeds and under light braking the wheels make a whirring, whining noise which actually sounds kind of cool. However when braking hard, the Mavics shriek alarmingly.
At low speeds and under light braking the wheels make a whirring, whining noise which actually sounds kind of cool. However when braking hard, the Mavics shriek alarmingly.
It is very light at 6.93kg in this large size, but it gives nothing away in power.
It is very light at 6.93kg in this large size, but it gives nothing away in power.
The fork has a neat surprise in the dropouts which each house an off centre alloy yoke. You can remove and reverse the yokes from the stock position if you prefer to speed up the steering response.
The fork has a neat surprise in the dropouts which each house an off centre alloy yoke. You can remove and reverse the yokes from the stock position if you prefer to speed up the steering response.
Canyon included sprint shifters in the package.
Canyon included sprint shifters in the package.
The Aeroad’s short headtube and Canyon’s H11 cockpit with integrated bar / stem combo and the cleanliness of hidden cables (and even hidden Di2 junction box) all add to the fast look.
The Aeroad’s short headtube and Canyon’s H11 cockpit with integrated bar / stem combo and the cleanliness of hidden cables (and even hidden Di2 junction box) all add to the fast look.
In addition to speccing 1¼  inch headset bearings to beef up stiffness around steering, the headtube has been given a narrowed waist to present a reduced frontal area to the wind.
In addition to speccing 1¼ inch headset bearings to beef up stiffness around steering, the headtube has been given a narrowed waist to present a reduced frontal area to the wind.

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