2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc Di2

A carbon frame race bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Ultimate model range.

2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc Di2
MSRP$4,699
Weight16.8 lbs
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 11 Electronic
GroupsetUltegra Di2

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc Di2

41 mph

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40 mph

The Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc Di2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Ultimate CF SL 8 Disc Di2 while riding downhill or sprinting.


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2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8 road bike review: impeccable value - CyclingTips

Dave Rome

Canyon's Ultimate CF SL Disc may be a few years old, but including it in the Field Test has proved that this high-value racer has aged incredibly well.

  • Comfortable ride quality, balanced handling, Canyon’s own cockpit components, stock tyres.
  • Somewhat odd frame sizing, press fit BB, locked into 1 1/4″ stems, narrow rims, fixed stem length and handlebar width.

January 2021Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 Aero review

Warren Rossiter

Value-packed flyweight race machine and one of our Performance Bike of the Year contenders

  • Light
  • Extremely fast
  • Sharp handling
  • Firmer front than rear
  • Takes some getting used to

June 2020Read Full Review 

Cyclist
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 8.0 eTap review

David Arthur

Highly capable road bike for road races, gran fondos or just fast and comfortable summer rides

  • Value for money
  • Stiff and light
  • Comfortable
  • Aero handlebar limits easy fit adjustment
  • Starting to show its age compared to more modern rivals

May 2020Read Full Review 

Cycling Weekly
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 8.0 eTap

Rupert Radley

We test the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 Aero, Canyon's lightweight allrounder with an aero twist

  • Stiff, comfortable, fast, light... you name it, the Ultimate has it!
  • It's personal, but I just can't get on with the Fizik saddle

December 2019Read Full Review 

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Editors' Choice: Canyon Strive CFR – The Ultimate All-Round Weapon

Christoph Bayer

“What would your dream bike look like, if money weren’t an issue?” I’ve been asked this question a million times and my custom-built Canyon Strive CFR is the ultimate answer. It’s fast, it’s high-end and it looks lush – I love it! Here you’ll find an overview of the editor’s dream bikes. With my ‘editor’s …

  • Great climbing performance on technical terrain
  • Shapeshifter makes the bike even more versatile
  • Fun and reliable on downhills
  • Looks fast and rides fast!
  • Seat tube angle could be steeper
  • Rear-end with coil shock feels a bit
  • Harsh at super hard hits (air is the better option!)

November 2019Read Full Review 

Bicycling
Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SL Disc 8.0

It’s everything you want in a fast bike with a price tag that won’t make you cry.

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Gran Fondo
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 review

Benjamin Topf

Alejandro Valverde rides his Canyon Ultimate CF SLX towards the World Champ title. But does the bike have what it takes to make you a World Champ?

  • Nimble acceleration
  • Price/performance ratio
  • Integration
  • Undefined handling
  • Strong seat post flex at full extension

April 2019Read Full Review 

road.cc
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 Movistar

Jack Sexty

Stunning all-round racer made even better with 12-speed shifting and superfast wheels

February 2019Read Full Review 


Geometry

Sizing
XXS

< 5'6"

XS

5'4" – 5'9"

SM

5'7" – 5'11"

MD

5'9" – 6'1"

LG

6'0" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'6"

XXL

6'4" +


Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

ColorStealth

Fork

Canyon FK0051 CF SL Disc, Material: Carbon, Steerer: 1 1/4", Axle Dimension: 12 x 100 mm, Brake Mount: Flat Mount

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Pressfit BB72, Pressfit BB86 road standard, compatible with 24 mm axles featuring Hollowtech 2 technology. Weight: 69 g

Saddle

Selle Italia Model X, Saddle with central cut-out and flexible wings for maximum comfort. Featuring durable Soft-Tek cover for maximum durability and scratch resistance. Rail material: manganese.

Seatpost

Canyon S13 VCLS CF, Material: Carbon, Setback: 15 - 35 mm, Technology: VCLS, Weight: 220 g

Pedals

None included

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 SS, 11-speed, short cage design, max. cassette size: 30T, Shadow Shifting technology. Weight: 240 g

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, 2x11-speed, with automatic trimming adjust, braze-on mount. Weight: 130g

Crank

Shimano Ultegra R8000, Gearing ratio: 52/36, with Hollowtech 2 technology for reduced weight. Weight: 690 g

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 2s, Weight: 180 g | Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 11s, Weight: 180 g | Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 11s, Weight: 180 g

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-30 11s, Advanced mix of aluminium, carbon and steel reduces weight and increases durability. Gear range: 11-30T. Weight: 269 g

Chain

Shimano CN-HG701 11s, High-grade chain with premium SIL-TEC treatment on roller link plate and pin link plate for increased durability and efficiency. | Shimano HG701 11-speed

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 2s, Weight: 180 g | Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 11s, Weight: 180 g | Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 11s, Weight: 180 g

Wheels
Rims

Reynolds AR41 DB, Rim Material: Carbon, Rim Height: 41 mm, Inner Width: 21 mm, Weight: 1630 g (set) | Reynolds AR41 DB SH11, Rim Material: Carbon, Rim Height: 41 mm, Inner Width: 21 mm, Weight: 1525 g (set)

Tires

Continental Grand Prix 5000, 25 mm, Aeroad & Speedmax: Continental Grand Prix Force, Ultimate: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II

Disk Rotors

Shimano RT800, Centerlock brake rotor featuring Ice Freeza technology. Weight: 125 g

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