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Ilnur Zakarin's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - Gallery

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Ilnur Zakarin's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Ilnur Zakarin's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
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Measurement markings on the seat post ensure perfect setup of the bike every time

Measurement markings on the seat post ensure perfect setup of the bike every time
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A look at the front profile of the Canyon Ultimate

A look at the front profile of the Canyon Ultimate
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Wireless shifters results in just the brake cables visible on the cockpit

Wireless shifters results in just the brake cables visible on the cockpit
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25mm Continental tubular tyres are paired with Zipp 303 wheels

25mm Continental tubular tyres are paired with Zipp 303 wheels
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The SRAM Red brakes feature a barrel adjustment for ease of adjustment on the fly

The SRAM Red brakes feature a barrel adjustment for ease of adjustment on the fly
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Zakarin runs a 140mm stem with a significant negative angle

Zakarin runs a 140mm stem with a significant negative angle
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The red, white and black design of the Canyon is a clean and sharp look

The red, white and black design of the Canyon is a clean and sharp look
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Katusha-Alpecin opted for lightweight, clip-on rear guards to protect from rear spray at the wet Tour de Romandie

Katusha-Alpecin opted for lightweight, clip-on rear guards to protect from rear spray at the wet Tour de Romandie
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Zakarin's Selle Italia SLR saddle has had it's fair share of usage

Zakarin's Selle Italia SLR saddle has had it's fair share of usage
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A detailed look at the Canyon Ultimate's seat cluster

A detailed look at the Canyon Ultimate's seat cluster
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The 'hollow dome' construction of the cassette also reduces overall bike weight

The 'hollow dome' construction of the cassette also reduces overall bike weight
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Despite the wireless shifting, nobody has been mad enough to try wireless braking

Despite the wireless shifting, nobody has been mad enough to try wireless braking
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A hollow pin SRAM Red chain contributes to reducing the bikes overall weight

A hollow pin SRAM Red chain contributes to reducing the bikes overall weight
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All black Tacx Deva bottle cages is a sharp look

All black Tacx Deva bottle cages is a sharp look
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Wireless shifting ensures a lack of any cables although the battery within the derailleur results in a fairly bulky unit

Wireless shifting ensures a lack of any cables although the battery within the derailleur results in a fairly bulky unit
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Zakarin chooses standard gearing of 53/39 chainrings, 11-28 cassette and 172.5mm cranks

Zakarin chooses standard gearing of 53/39 chainrings, 11-28 cassette and 172.5mm cranks
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The Canyon's drivetrain is SRAM Red eTap

The Canyon's drivetrain is SRAM Red eTap
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Measurement markings on the seat post ensure perfect setup of the bike every time

Measurement markings on the seat post ensure perfect setup of the bike every time
(Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)

After dramatically crashing out of the Giro d'Italia during 2016 whilst fifth overall, Ilnur Zakarin lost out on what would've been the biggest result of his career. The GC specialist has returned to the Giro d'Italia in 2017 with his eyes clearly on a bigger prize.

The 27-year-old Russian rode a Canyon Ultimate at the recent Tour de Romandie in 2017, but also has a choice of the Aeroad model for flatter sprint stages and the Speedmax for time trials.

The eye-catching red and black bike is complemented with a SRAM Red eTap groupset. The wireless electronic groupset operates without cables, with the battery and motors individually located in each of the derailleurs.

The only cables on the groupset run to the front and rear brake respectively and ensures for a tidy and clean looking cockpit.

Zakarin opts for a standard drivetrain combination of 53/39 chainrings, an 11-28 cassette and 172.5 cranks. The crankset is paired with a Quarq power meter.

Zipp provide the 303 wheelset, which is complemented with 25mm Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres. 

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at the Russian’s bike.

Frame: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Fork: Canyon One One Four SLX
Front brake: SRAM Red
Rear brake: SRAM Red
Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Shift/brake levers: SRAM Red eTap
Cassette: SRAM Red, 11-28T
Chain: SRAM Red 11 speed
Crankset: SRAM Red, 53/39T chainrings, 172.5mm crank length and Quarq power meter
Wheelset: Zipp 303
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm
Handlebars: Canyon H32, 420mm
Stem: Canyon, 140mm
Handlebar tape/grips: Selle Italia Smootape Gran Fondo
Pedals: Look Kea Blade carbon
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team Issue
Seatpost: Canyon
Bottle Cages: Tacx Deva
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 715mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (at stem): 695mm

Critical Measurements
Rider weight: 67kg
Rider height: 1.87m