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Nathan Haas' 2018 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX - Gallery

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The aero frame is equipped with SRAM and Zipp components

The aero frame is equipped with SRAM and Zipp components
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Haas' Canyon is paired with a SRAM Red eTap electronic wireless drivetrain

Haas' Canyon is paired with a SRAM Red eTap electronic wireless drivetrain
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A look at the aero profiled tubes of the Aeroad

A look at the aero profiled tubes of the Aeroad
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Canyon also produces the carbon integrated cockpit system

Canyon also produces the carbon integrated cockpit system
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Haas' bike was equipped with Look Keo 2 Max pedals for this pre-season training ride

Haas' bike was equipped with Look Keo 2 Max pedals for this pre-season training ride
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Katusha-Alpecin pair their SRAM cranksets with Quarq power meters

Katusha-Alpecin pair their SRAM cranksets with Quarq power meters
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The rear wheel is hugged by the seattube to reduce air turbulance over the frame

The rear wheel is hugged by the seattube to reduce air turbulance over the frame
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The wheels are paired with the popular Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres

The wheels are paired with the popular Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres
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Tacx provide the Swiss-registered team with bottle cages and bidons

Tacx provide the Swiss-registered team with bottle cages and bidons
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A close look at the SRAM Red eTap shifters

A close look at the SRAM Red eTap shifters
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The Canyon Aeroad has direct mount brakes front and rear

The Canyon Aeroad has direct mount brakes front and rear
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"Zipp's flagship wheelset, the 454 NSW features biomimicry from a whale fin, aimed at improving aerodynamic performance"

"Zipp's flagship wheelset, the 454 NSW features biomimicry from a whale fin, aimed at improving aerodynamic performance"
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"Along with Team Sky and Bora-Hansgrohe, Katusha-Alpecin will use Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computers for the 2018 season",

"Along with Team Sky and Bora-Hansgrohe, Katusha-Alpecin will use Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computers for the 2018 season",
(Image credit: Daniel Benson)
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Katusha-Alpecin opt for Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddles

Katusha-Alpecin opt for Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddles
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Canyon produce the frame specific S27 Aero VCLS CF seat post

Canyon produce the frame specific S27 Aero VCLS CF seat post
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Nathan Haas' 2018 Katusha-Alpecin Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Nathan Haas' 2018 Katusha-Alpecin Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
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"SRAM don't yet produce direct mount brakes, so Katusha-Alpecin opt for de-badged Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series calipers"

"SRAM don't yet produce direct mount brakes, so Katusha-Alpecin opt for de-badged Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series calipers"
(Image credit: Daniel Benson)

Back in August, Nathan Haas announced he had signed a two-year deal with Swiss-registered Katusha-Alpecin after two seasons with Dimension Data.

The versatile Australian rider headlines his new team at this month's Santos Tour Down Under, where Haas finished fourth in 2017. The WorldTour opener will be Haas' first race aboard a Katusha-Alpecin Canyon following the Australian national championships on 7 January.

Haas has been training on Canyon's top of the line aero model, the Aeroad CF SLX, which is paired with a SRAM Red eTap groupset and Zipp 454 NSW wheels.

Canyon's Aeroad CF SLX comes with the frame-specific S27 Aero VCLS CF seat post and the team opt to further improve the bike's aerodynamics with Canyon's integrated H11 Aerocockpit CF.

Selle Italia provides comfort at the contact points with an SLR Team Edition saddle and Smootape handlebar tape, with Look providing the team's pedals.

SRAM do not yet produce a direct-mount brake – the only option for the top of the line frameset – so Katusha-Alpecin use de-badged Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series brake callipers at the front and rear of the bike.

Katusha-Alpecin are one of the eight WorldTour teams that use Continental tubular tyres. The common trend amongst those team's for regular road racing is Continental Competition ALX 25mm tubulars, and Haas is no exception here.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Haas' 2018 bike.

Frame: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
Fork: Canyon Aeroblade SLX
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series, direct-mount
Brake/shifter levers: SRAM Red eTap
Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Crankset: SRAM Red with Quarq power meter, 53/39 chainrings
Wheels: Zipp 454 NSW
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Canyon H11 Aerocockpit CF
Tape/grips: Selle Italia Smootape
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team Edition
Seatpost: Canyon S27 Aero VCLS CF
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
Computer: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt