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Canyon releases new sub-6kg disc brake Ultimate Evo

At under 6kg, this could be one of the lightest disc brake bikes on the market

Joe Robinson
15 Jul 2019

Canyon is the latest bike manufacturer to take a crack at building an ultra-light climbing bike with disc brakes and appears to have set a new benchmark with its newly released sub-6kg Ultimate CF Evo disc model.

In a medium, the German bike giant promise that this latest iteration of the popular Ultimate model will weigh in at less than 6kg - in a medium and without pedals - despite being built as a disc brake bike.

It claims that 'this extraordinary low weight is made possible by using a highly advanced layup that combines ultra-high modulus (UHM) and ultra-high tension (UHT) carbon fibres' which contribute to a frame weight of 641g (again for a medium) and fork weight of 285g.

Obviously, coming in at under 6kg is not just the doing of a light frame but also some pretty featherweight components. Here, Canyon has opted for its carbon CP20 Evocockpit, 15% lighter than its CP10 Aerocockpit at only 270 grams.

It has also gone for Sram Red eTap Axis 12-speed and hydraulic disc brakes as the groupset option, pairing this with a set of DT Swiss 25th anniversary PRC 1100 shallow section wheels.

The 1k carbon Schmolke seatpost only adds another 120g with the Selle Italia C59 carbon saddle adding just 61g, too.

A real stickler for detail, Canyon has also gone to the extent of producing an integrated carbon front derailleur mount, using titanium screws and aluminium thru-axles to really make the difference.

Despite looking and looking again, Cyclist could not see a final weight for this new Ultimate CF Evo Disc but if its claimed sub-6kg weight is correct, it certainly makes it the lightest disc-equipped climbing bike of all its competitors.

The final thing of note is price. Canyon, which is known for its ability to keep costs low due to dealing direct to market, will sell this bike at £9,099.

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