Tour de France bikes: Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX — Gallery

Movistar rider runs different wheel depths front and rear

This article first appeared on BikeRadar

Movistar arrived at the 2018 Tour de France with the option of three general classification contenders for the race. While Alejandro Valverde has dropped out of contention, working for his teammates, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa remain in the top 10 after stage 14 of the race.

Colombian climber Nairo Quintana predominantly races aboard a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX frameset, and when photographed at the Tour de Suisse, which Quintana used as his final preparation race ahead of the Tour, Movistar had Quintana's bike set up with a Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheel to the rear of the bike and a lower profile Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 to the front.

Quintana ran this same setup for stage 1 of the Tour de France, and it has a similar depth combination to the ENVE 4.5 SES wheelset that's used by Team Dimension Data, which has slightly deeper rear wheels than its respective front pairing. 

Campagnolo's wheelsets are offered in uniform sizes for front and rear, and Movistar has bypassed this by simply running two different wheels on Quintana's bike.

Along with the Campagnolo wheels, Quintana's Canyon Ultimate runs a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-speed groupset, with the crankset provided by Power2Max in blue Movistar colours.

Movistar Team use Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksets

Movistar use Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksets

Changing team colours for the 2018 season, Movistar's white-and-blue-fade team kit is replicated on the paint design of the Canyon framesets with matching Lizard Skins handlebar tape adding even more colour to the front end of the bike.

Campagnolo also join the blue party by supplying the team with wheels with custom matching decals, rather than the usual white-and-red finish on the consumer versions of the wheels.

The Canyon frameset includes a carbon Canyon seatpost and Quintana opts for an integrated carbon Canyon CP10 cockpit.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX.

Full Specifications

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX full specification

Frameset: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake/shifter levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11-speed
Chain: Campagnolo Record 11-speed
Crankset: Campagnolo Power2Max, 53/39 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks
Front wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35
Rear wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Canyon CP10, 390mm wide, 110 stem
Tape/grips: Lizard Skins
Pedals: Look Keo
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
Seatpost: Canyon S13 VCLS CF

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