This article first appeared on BikeRadar.
Here at BikeRadar we love fancy, expensive and lightweight bicycles and this Canyon Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 LTD — the German consumer-direct brand's most expensive bike ever — is all three of these things. So what does £11,799 buy you?
To start, we have an ultralight CF EVO-level frameset, which comes in at a claimed 700g for the frame and 270g for the fork.
For the groupset, SRAM supplies a Red eTap drivetrain, which has been upgraded with CeramicSpeed titanium jockey wheels and a THM Clavicula M3 crankset that is fitted with an SRM power meter.
The wheels are Lightweight by name and nature — the German carbon specialist's supply the clincher version of its Meilenstein wheels, which are fitted with Continental Grand Prix TT tyres.
Lastly, the saddle comes courtesy of Fizik with Canyon's own H36 integrated cockpit and VCLS seatpost rounding out this oh-so-fancy build.
This particular bike comes in at 6.05kg, which is a damn reasonable figure for an XL-sized bike.
The bike is not the lightest possible build, and there are some obvious areas — such as the brakes, saddle and wheels — where you could drop a considerable amount of heft.
For those of you who are in pursuit of lightness over all else (and have a cool £8,999 lying about), there is also the Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 SL — although this bike costs a not-inconsiderable £2,770 less than the 11.0 LTD, it is a true weight-weenie build, coming in at a claimed 5.1kg in a size medium,
We actually rode the 10.0 SL last year and got along well with it, so we're expecting equally good things when we get around to testing the 11.0 LTD, which will form part of our 2019 Bike of the Year Superbike test. Stay tuned in the new year to hear how we got on.
A note to our US readers; this particular build of the 10.0 LTD is not available in the US, but the US build is almost as equally dreamy.