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Rafael Valls' Canyon Ultimate CF SLX — Gallery

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We took a look at Rafael Valls' Canyon Ultimate CF SLX in the run up to the Tour Down Under

We took a look at Rafael Valls' Canyon Ultimate CF SLX in the run up to the Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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How long would your saddle stay this gleaming white?

How long would your saddle stay this gleaming white?
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The bike is built around Canyon's as yet unreleased EPS 12-speed Super Record groupset

The bike is built around Canyon's as yet unreleased EPS 12-speed Super Record groupset
(Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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11-32 cassettes are becoming increasingly popular in the pro peloton

11-32 cassettes are becoming increasingly popular in the pro peloton
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The Ultimate still uses traditional centre mount brakes

The Ultimate still uses traditional centre mount brakes
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More seatposts should have height markings on them

More seatposts should have height markings on them
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The EPS junction box is neatly stuck to the bottom of the stem

The EPS junction box is neatly stuck to the bottom of the stem
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Katusha-Alpecin and Movistar Team are both riding Canyons this season

Katusha-Alpecin and Movistar Team are both riding Canyons this season
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The bike uses Canyon's one-piece H31 Aerocockpit

The bike uses Canyon's one-piece H31 Aerocockpit
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Elite supplies the bottle cages

Elite supplies the bottle cages
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This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

German direct-sale giant Canyon will supply both Katusha-Alpecin and Movistar Team in 2019, with the latter riding on a mix of Aeroad CF SLX and Ultimate CF SLX framesets built with groupsets from Campagnolo. 

In the run up to the 2019 Tour Down Under, we took a closer look at the build on Rafael Valls' Ultimate CF SLX, who is into his second season with Movistar Team.

Valls’ bike is built around Campagnolo’s as yet unreleased EPS version of its 12-speed generation Super Record groupset. Bahrain-Merida and Lotto-Soudal are also running the new groupset.

Campagnolo also supplies its Bora Ultra wheels and the crankset is fitted with a Power2Max power meter.

The bike is built with Canyon’s own finishing kit, including its one-piece H36 Aerocockpit.

Click through to have a closer look with Rafael Valls’ Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Rafael Valls' Canyon Ultimate CF SLX full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
  • Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record 
  • Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS, 12-speed
  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS, 12-speed
  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS, 12-speed
  • Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 12-speed, 11-32 
  • Chain: Campagnolo Record, 12-speed
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Super record, 53/39 chainrings, 172.5mm crank arm length
  • Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra
  • Tyres: Continental Competition Pro LTD, 25mm tubular
  • Handlebars: Canyon H36 Aerocockpit, 150mm stem, 410mm wide bars
  • Tape/grips: Lizard Skins
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione
  • Seatpost: Canyon S13 VCLS
  • Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 1030 (not pictured)

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.79m
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 785mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 600mm
  • Weight: 7.10kg