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Tiago Machado's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX – Gallery

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Tiago Machado's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Tiago Machado's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
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The bottles are marked to differentiate between water and sports drink

The bottles are marked to differentiate between water and sports drink
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Tacx Deva bottle cages with matching bottles

Tacx Deva bottle cages with matching bottles
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A closer look at the seat tube

A closer look at the seat tube
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SRAM Red eTap front derailleur

SRAM Red eTap front derailleur
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The seat tube is shaped around the rear wheel

The seat tube is shaped around the rear wheel
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The bottom bracket butts out of the frame slightly

The bottom bracket butts out of the frame slightly
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A look at the non-driveside crank

A look at the non-driveside crank
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The integrated handlebars/stem

The integrated handlebars/stem
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Selle Italia Smootape Gran Fondo handlebar tape

Selle Italia Smootape Gran Fondo handlebar tape
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SRAM don't yet make direct mount brakes

SRAM don't yet make direct mount brakes
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A neat paint design from Canyon

A neat paint design from Canyon
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Carbon seat rails and a slight setback on the seat post

Carbon seat rails and a slight setback on the seat post
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Internal cable routing for the brakes

Internal cable routing for the brakes
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The hour glass shaped headtube

The hour glass shaped headtube
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The seat clamp bolt is neatly in the top tube

The seat clamp bolt is neatly in the top tube
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The handlebar and stem dimensions

The handlebar and stem dimensions
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Another look at the crankset

Another look at the crankset
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Tacx bidon and bidon holder combo

Tacx bidon and bidon holder combo
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Machado rides 172.5mm cranks

Machado rides 172.5mm cranks
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A look at the rear cluster

A look at the rear cluster
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A look at the brake track

A look at the brake track
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Zipp Firecrest 303 wheels and Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres

Zipp Firecrest 303 wheels and Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres
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53-39 chainrings for Machado

53-39 chainrings for Machado
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The crankset is equipped with a Quarq power meter

The crankset is equipped with a Quarq power meter
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Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes

Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes
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A simple rubber bung to cover the Di2 cable holes

A simple rubber bung to cover the Di2 cable holes
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The wireless groupset looks incredibly tidy

The wireless groupset looks incredibly tidy
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The batteries are interchangeable between front and rear derailleurs

The batteries are interchangeable between front and rear derailleurs
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A closer look at the rear derailleur

A closer look at the rear derailleur
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The bike is equipped with SRAM Red eTap

The bike is equipped with SRAM Red eTap
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Integrated aerodynamic bars

Integrated aerodynamic bars
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Only the brake cables come away from the bars

Only the brake cables come away from the bars
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An outfront Garmin mount keeps the cockpit even tidier

An outfront Garmin mount keeps the cockpit even tidier
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The Aeroad has a bladed seatpost

The Aeroad has a bladed seatpost
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Selle Italia SLR Team Edition

Selle Italia SLR Team Edition
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Machado's race number was held on with an old bidon

Machado's race number was held on with an old bidon
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Each rider's bike is labelled up

Each rider's bike is labelled up
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Machado's race transponder, with colour coordinated electrical tape

Machado's race transponder, with colour coordinated electrical tape
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Look Keo 2 Max carbon

Look Keo 2 Max carbon
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Some electrical tape to save any valve rattle

Some electrical tape to save any valve rattle
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SRAM Red eTap shifters

SRAM Red eTap shifters
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Team Katusha has certainly changed its make up for the upcoming season. A Swiss registration, a new joint-title sponsor in Alpecin and the arrival of individual time trial World Champion Tony Martin gives the team a fresh new look. Whilst these aspects of the team have changed, the bikes remain much the same from last year's season.

Tiago Machado rides the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX with a combination of Zipp Firecrest 303 wheels, a SRAM Red eTap groupset and Selle Italia provide the saddle and handlebar tape. The finishing kit is Canyon's in-house design made up of a S27 Aero VCLS carbon seatpost and an integrated handlebar and stem combination, the H11 Aerocockpit.

The Zipp wheels are paired with Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres, with the professional peloton issue electrical tape to prevent any unwanted valve rattle.

Although the SRAM groupset provides wireless shifting, Team Katusha-Alpecin are riding a Di2 focussed frameset with the internal cable routing holes bunged up at the rear dropout. With SRAM not manufacturing any direct-mount brakes, the bike is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes.