Canyon have unveiled the latest range of their world championships-winning Inflite cyclocross bike.
The Inflite caused quite a stir on its launch in 2017, with its distinctive kinked top tube, designed for easier carrying, in particular dividing opinion. Since then, with numerous race wins and two world titles under its belt, the Inflite has become a regular sight on local cyclocross circuits across the UK.
Mathieu van der Poel and and Ceylin Alvarado won the 2019/20 men's and women's Cyclocross World Championships atop the Inflite CF SLX, but with a wide range of builds on offer the Inflite is accessible to all cyclocross fans.
The now well-established frameset remains largely unchanged for 2021, with just some fresh colours and specs to bring the bike bang up to date.
At the top of the range is the pro-spec CF SLX 9 Team, with a 940g frame, Reynolds Assault wheels and Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset. Available in the colours of van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix team, this build weighs in at a claimed 7.8kg and will set you back £4,199.
Privateer racers looking for the best vlaue for money will find the mid-range CF SL ticks all the boxes. Weighing in at 8.26kg, the carbon-framed Inflite CF SL comes with Shimano Ultegra mechanical groupset, DT Swiss wheels and Canyon's integrated cockpit for £2,199.
The entry-level AL SLX combines the race-ready handling of the Inflite with a robust and lightweight hydroformed alloy frame. The geometry is exactly the same as the range-topping Inflite CF SLX raced by Mathieu van der Poel, and at £1,499 with a SRAM Apex groupset it represents impressive value for money for a sub-9kg race-ready cross bike.
The new Inflite range is available to buy now, although shipping times for the CF SLX are early September so you'll have to wait. Still, they should arrive in plenty of time for the cyclocross season.
Find out more at www.canyon.com.