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Marcel Kittel's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX - Gallery

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Marcel Kittel's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Marcel Kittel's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
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The wireless shifters keep things compact

The wireless shifters keep things compact
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Kittel opts for the CANYON H11 AEROCOCKPIT CF

Kittel opts for the CANYON H11 AEROCOCKPIT CF
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The stem and handlebars are fully integrated

The stem and handlebars are fully integrated
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A front look at Marcel Kittel's cockpit set-up

A front look at Marcel Kittel's cockpit set-up
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Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer
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The seat tube curves around the rear wheel to reduce air turbulence

The seat tube curves around the rear wheel to reduce air turbulence
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53/39 chainrings

53/39 chainrings
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Katusha-Allpecin uses Look pedals

Katusha-Allpecin uses Look pedals
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Continental Competition ALX Pro Ltd tubular tyres

Continental Competition ALX Pro Ltd tubular tyres
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The wheels are inspired by whale fins (no joke we've run stories on it before for more info)

The wheels are inspired by whale fins (no joke we've run stories on it before for more info)
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Canyon use a proprietary seatpost (CANYON S27 AERO VCLS CF)

Canyon use a proprietary seatpost (CANYON S27 AERO VCLS CF)
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Zipp 454 NSW wheels

Zipp 454 NSW wheels
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SRAM Red eTap wireless drivetrain

SRAM Red eTap wireless drivetrain
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Quarq power meter

Quarq power meter
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Direct mount unmarked Dura-Ace brakes as SRAM don't make any direct mount brakes yet

Direct mount unmarked Dura-Ace brakes as SRAM don't make any direct mount brakes yet
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A closer look at the wireless electronic front derailleur

A closer look at the wireless electronic front derailleur
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Tacx provide the bidons and cages for katusha-Alpecin

Tacx provide the bidons and cages for katusha-Alpecin
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Marcel Kittel's name stamped on his new bike

Marcel Kittel's name stamped on his new bike
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Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddle

Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddle
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The cabling for the brakes enters the frame at the head tube

The cabling for the brakes enters the frame at the head tube
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After spending the past two seasons on a Specialized, Marcel Kittel will switch to German manufacturer Canyon in 2018 following his switch to Katusha-Alpecin.

This week, Kittel has joined his new teammates at a training camp in Mallorca, Spain and Cyclingnews has had a chance to get up close and personal with the German's new steed. Kittel will be predominantly riding the Aeroad CF SLX in 2018, Canyon's aerodynamic offering and the favoured option for sprinters.

Kittel's bike comes equipped with Zipp's 454 NSW wheel, which has been modelled on the fin of a humpback whale, and Continental Competition ALX Pro Ltd tubular tyres. Selle Italia provides the saddle, Kittel's huge power output is measured by a Quarq power meter and Wahoo Elemnt Bolt Computer. He uses a 53/39 chainring. The drivetrain is SRAM Red eTap wireless and the brakes are unmarked Dura-Ace direct mount as SRAM do not make any direct mount brakes just yet.

For ultimate aerodynamics, Kittel has gone for the Canyon H11 Aerocockpit CF and S27 Aero VCLS CF seatpost.

Flick through the gallery above to take a closer look at Marcel Kittel's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX.