Canyon have unveiled the latest addition to their road bike line-up - and, weighing in at under 6kg, the Ultimate CF Evo Disc looks like one of the lightest disc-brake road bikes available.
"The pursuit of lightness has always been, and shall remain, a key yardstick in road bike performance," say Canyon, whose dedication to pushing the limits of bike weights goes back to their 3.7kg "Projekt 3.7" concept bike in 2004.
The new Ultimate CF Evo Disc is not as light as that heavily modified protoype, but it's no mere concept: Canyon are backing it as a no-compromise disc brake variant of the Ultimate, one of the world's most decorated road bikes.
At under 6kg (Size M, without pedals), the German brand claim their latest lightweight engineering endeavour is one of the lightest disc brake road bikes ever created.
The Ultimate Evo Disc is built around a 641g frame and a 285 g fork. No detail has been spared to reach this low weight: for example, the frame features an integrated carbon front mech mount (saving 7g over the alloy hanger on standard models), while the carbon layup combines ultra-high modulus (UHM) and ultra-high tension (UHT) carbon fibres.
The result is a claimed weight saving of 144g over the frame of the Ultimate CF SLX Disc, while the fork is 40g lighter.
As you might expect, Canyon have revisited every component in search of weight savings and performance gains. The Evo features a revised version of Canyon's inegtrated bar and stem "aerocokpit". The new CP20 Evocockpit, which is 15% (50g) lighter than the CP10 Aerocockpit, tipping the scales at only 270 grams.
And of course, the Ultimate CF Evo Disc is also fitted with an array of premium components. SRAM's latest RED eTap AXS 2x12 drivetrain, HRD disc brakes, limited 25th Anniversary Edition DT Swiss PRC 1100 Dicut db 24 wheels, 120g Schmolke 1K carbon seatpost, and 61g Selle Italia C59 saddle.
That integrated carbon front derailleur mount, alongside titanium screws, and specially manufactured aluminium through axles shave off additional grams, resulting in the impressive sub-6kg total weight.
It's an impressive achievement, but the burning question is... how much?
No surprise to find the CF Evo Disc will leave your wallet a lot lighter, with a price tag of £9,099. Still, you could always get it on Cycle to Work?
The Ultimate CF Evo Disc is available now at www.canyon.com.