Weighing just 665 grams for the frame, and a further 270 grams for the fork, the Canyon Ultimate CF Evo is obnoxiously light.
Canyon is offering two versions of the Ultimate CF Evo, each based around the same frame that retains the same design and tube shaping as the regular Ultimate CF SLX, but utilises a far more advanced and costly carbon fibre layup. The result is a 665g frame and 270g fork. To put that in perspective, a regular Ultimate CF SLX weighs 780g for the frame and 295g for the fork.
Canyon claims the secrets behind the Evo’s outstanding figures ‘lie within an extensively optimised layup, consisting of ultra-high modulus pitch-based fibres that required special permission from the Japanese Ministry of Defence to access.’
The frameset is available for €3,299 in mechanical and electronic versions, and comes with Canyon’s H36 Aerocockpit CF, as well as the comfort-enhancing S15 VCLS 2.0 leafspring seatpost.
Canyon will also offer the Evo in two builds. The Ultimate Evo 10.0 SL is equipped with a SRAM Red 22 transmission, and is dripping in super-light components, including a THM Clavicula Sine Exceptione crankset (293g) and THM Fibula brakes (120g each), alongside Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer tubular wheels (935g). That comes with an unfathomably light claimed weight of 4.96kg and will set you back a cool €10,000.
The most expensive model, meanwhile, costs €13,000, and is dressed in SRAM Red eTap and a THM Clavicula M³ chainset with an integrated SRM power meter. The Lightweight Meilenstein clincher wheels weigh 1,210g and complete a build which comes in at a claimed 5.8kg.
Canyon Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 SL
Wheels: Meilenstein Obermayer Tubulars with Ceramic Speed Bearings
Drivetrain: SRAM Red 22
Crankset: THM Clavicula Sine Exceptione
Brakes: THM Fibula | Tune Brake Shoes
Cockpit: Canyon H18 Ergo CF Bars / V13 Stem
Canyon Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 LTD
Wheels: Lightweight Meilenstein Clinchers with Ceramic Speed Bearings
Drivetrain: SRAM Red eTap
Crankset: THM Clavicula M³ SRM
Brakes: SRAM Red
Cockpit: Canyon H36 Aerocockpit CF