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World Championships bikes: Barnes sisters to ride Canyon Aeroad

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Barnes Canyon Aeroad

The Barnes sisters' bikes are ready to do battle in the elite women's road race
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Alice's Canyon Aeroad features the red, white and blue of the Union Jack
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Hannah's bike, also a Canyon Abroad, is finished in Canyon-SRAM team colours
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Here's why Alice's bike gets the custom treatment
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A close-up of the custom details on the down tube and fork leg...
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...and more on the seat stays
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Hannah, who was national road race champion back in 2016, now simply has her name adorning her top tube
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The Canyon-SRAM detailing on the frame and fork of Hannah's bike...
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...and again, more designs adorn the seat stays
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Besides the paint, both bikes are remarkably similar, both use the SRAM RED eTap AXS 12-speed groupset
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SRAM have marked the occasion with a rainbow finish to their components
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Both sisters' bikes are fitted with a SRAM 10-33 12-speed cassette
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These are paired with a 48/35t chainset
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Of course, shifting is actuated via SRAM Red eTap AXS wireless shifters with hydraulic brake levers
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Both also had satellite Blips to enable shifting while climbing
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Here's a closer look at one of those Blips
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Both sisters will also use prototype tyres from Schwalbe
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They will be running their Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels tubeless
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They both also use the same Ergon SR Women saddle
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Both have clearly used their saddles for a while
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They also both use Speedplay Zero pedals. Here are Alice's
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And here are Hannah's black Speedplay Zero pedals
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They also both use Tacx Ciro bottle cages – another well-used component on the bike
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Alice's bike was fitted with this – a K3 number holder that is 3D printed using nylon carbon fibre
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On Saturday, sisters Hannah and Alice Barnes will join forces in Team GB's bid to propel Lizzie Deignan to a second rainbow jersey at the UCI Road World Championships elite women's road race in Yorkshire. Despite rumours of a new Canyon Aeroad on its way, they will both do so aboard their tried-and-tested Canyon-SRAM team-issue Canyon Aeroad Disc race bikes. Given both ride for the same team, their bikes are almost identical when it comes to components, but the paint theme makes for a striking difference.

As the current British national road race champion, Alice's bike has been given the full custom treatment, with the predominantly white frame featuring splashes of red and blue to complete the Union Jack theme. Older sister Hannah, the former national champion who finished seventh in this year's race, will ride aboard a bike complete in Canyon-SRAM team colours.

The sisters will both be running a tubeless set up on their Zipp 303 wheelsets, testing prototype tyres from Schwalbe. Groupset supplier SRAM has marked the occasion with a rainbow-effect chain and cassette making up part the 12-speed Red eTap AXS Disc Groupset. 

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at both Hannah and Alice Barnes' Canyon Aeroad Disc.

Alice Barnes' Canyon Aeroad Disc full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Canyon Aeroad Disc - National champions edition
  • Front brake: SRAM RED Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear brake: SRAM RED Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake/shift levers: SRAM RED eTap AXS 12-speed hydraulic
  • Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1290 12-speed 10-33 - Ltd Rainbow
  • Chain: SRAM AXS 12-speed - Ltd Rainbow
  • Crankset: SRAM RED AXS power meter
  • Wheelset: Zipp 303 Firecrest tubeless disc
  • Tyres: Schwalbe prototype tubeless 25c
  • Handlebars: Canyon Aeroad Integrated
  • Stem: Canyon Aeroad Integrated
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero
  • Saddle: Ergon SR Women's
  • Seat post: Canyon Aeroad proprietary
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro

Hannah Barnes' Canyon Aeroad Disc full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Canyon Aeroad Disc
  • Front brake: SRAM RED Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear brake: SRAM RED Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake/shift levers: SRAM RED eTap AXS 12-speed hydraulic
  • Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1290 12-speed 10-33 - Ltd Rainbow
  • Chain: SRAM AXS 12-speed - Ltd Rainbow
  • Crankset: SRAM RED AXS power meter
  • Wheelset: Zipp 303 Firecrest tubeless disc
  • Tyres: Schwalbe prototype tubeless 25c
  • Handlebars: Canyon Aeroad Integrated
  • Stem: Canyon Aeroad Integrated
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero
  • Saddle: Ergon SR Women's
  • Seat post: Canyon Aeroad proprietary
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro