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RCC Canyon Ultimate

Rapha Cycling Club releases 50 limited edition Canyon bikes.

Rapha today announces a highly limited collaboration between the Rapha Cycling Club and Canyon Bicycles. Only 50 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero will be produced in a hand painted grey and black fade unique to the RCC. Graphics will be presented in an eye-popping Rapha pink.

The colourscheme is unique to the RCC and was created by Rapha’s in-house graphics team. “It re ects the RCC colour palette so you get the fade that is present in our other products this season,” said designer Patrick Wylde-Mafham. “The details in the frame really make it – each frame is unique to the owner, with their personal RCC number and chapter logo.

“It was a case of looking at the bike as a whole and working with the lines Canyon have designed; bringing out the craftsmanship and engineering that have created such ground-breaking technology.”

The Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero is equipped with some of the most advanced equipment available. e lightweight carbon bre frame features Canyon’s Sport Pro Geometry to deliver maximum velocity when racing, while remaining perfectly comfortable for more relaxed cafe rides.

The SRAM Red eTap groupset o ers wireless components that bring a logic to shifting that can be entirely personalised. Dual pivot SRAM Red brakes allow the rider to maintain complete control regardless of the terrain, from tricky descents to tight city centre crit courses. The bike is completed with Canyon finishing kit and a Zipp NSW 404 carbon wheelset.

Sizes: 2xs, xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl Weight: 6.35 kg (size m )
Frame: Ultimate CF SLX
Fork: Canyon One One Four SLX Headset: Canyon | Acros
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap, 11s Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap, 11s Brake/shift levers: SRAM Red eTap, 11s Brakes: SRAM Red
Cassette: SRAM xg-1190, 11s 11\28 Cranks:SRAMRed,11s
Chainrings: 52 | 36
Chain: SRAM pc1190, 11s
Bottom bracket: SRAM GXP press t
Cockpit: Canyon H36 Aerocockpit CF
Handlebar tape: Canyon Ergospeed gel
Saddle: Fizik Antares R5
Seat post: Canyon S13 VCLS CF (15 – 35 mm setback) Pedals: none included
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II

RRP: €7,000 (7000 GBP, which is around $9200 USD).

Due to the limited production run, the RCC Canyon Ultimate is available to RCC members by invitation only. Rapha will be accepting orders starting on Friday, November 17th, so folks who want in on the action will need to be members. They can join here.

Rapha was established in 2004 to address a need for stylish, high performance cycling clothing. It now provides products for every road cyclist, from urban commuters to world class professional teams and continues to push the boundaries of innovation in cyclewear. Alongside this, Rapha has cultivated a global community of passionate cyclists who come together as members of the Rapha Cycling Club (RCC), the largest club of its kind in the World. Rapha’s direct to consumer model and unique brand values come to life in its travel o ering and in the global network of Clubhouses that combine retail, a cafe and cycling culture under the same roof.

What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, tness, urban and kids’ bikes. O cially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet to produce an array of award-winning bikes that embody the pure passion for riding. With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com

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