Canyon Ultimate AL bike with Shimano Di2 for only £1,231.54 plus delivery £47.98 (£1279.52)
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Canyon Ultimate AL bike with Shimano Di2 for only £1,231.54 plus delivery £47.98 (£1279.52)

£1,279.52Canyon Deals
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Found 29th May 2015
If you don't mind a 2013 Canyon Ultimate AL frame, you are getting one heck of a bike for the money. I don't even think you can buy the Shimano Di2 (Ultegra) groupset for that money. Canyon bikes are highly rated & used by 2 World Tour teams. A colleague who owns one prefers his AL to the Carbon Fibre frame. They have a full range of sizes in the Canyon Outlet. The XL still only weighs 7.8kg I would be tempted but can't justify another bike. I'm sure I could but wouldn't be able to take the earache!
I know this deal isn't for everyone, but it you are into your cycling & would like electronic shifters, this isn't to be sniffed at! I am expecting cold votes from those that want to buy a bike that comes with pedals!

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if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.

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justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.


You can collect it for free if you don't mind a trip to Germany!

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Here is the full spec.....
Model year 2013
Frame Canyon Ultimate AL Di2
Fork Canyon One One Four SLX
Headset. Acros Ai-70 Fiber
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2, 11s
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-6870
Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6870 11s
Brake levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-6870 11s
Brakes Shimano Ultegra BR-6800
Hubs Mavic Aksium S WTS
Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 11s
Rims Mavic Aksium S WTS
Cranks Shimano Ultegra, 11s
Chainrings 50/34 (Compact)
Bottom Bracket Shimano Pressfit
Stem Canyon V13 / Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Handlebar Ritchey WCS Curve
Handlebar tape Canyon Ergospeed Gel
Saddle Selle Italia Race SE
Seat post Ritchey Superlogic
Pedals In your dreams, sunshine!
Tools Pure Cycling Torque Wrench
Handbook Pure Cycling Handbook Roadbike
Weight 7.80kg
Edited by: "csidewolf" 29th May 2015

justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.



It has to be paid for somehow. Would you prefer cheaper parts and free postage?

I would prefer inclusive pricing, so full price, I hate price tags in the USA as tax is added at the till, does my head in.

see if you can pay in Euros as well, canyon have some wacky fixed rate that's not in your favour with the current low euro.

justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.



Everything has a delivery cost, only some retailers bundle the cost into the item itself.... there's no such thing as free delivery, someone has to pay and it sure isn't the retailer!
Edited by: "scrimpersdelight" 29th May 2015

Definitely getting a lot for your money there - have some heat!

Awesome!

Good bike, customers service can be a bit hit and miss if you get any problems though

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davidmatthewbrown7

Good bike, customers service can be a bit hit and miss if you get any … Good bike, customers service can be a bit hit and miss if you get any problems though

No different to any other bike supplier then? I have read similar reports for Ribble & Planet X. Never had issues myself though.

Edited by: "csidewolf" 29th May 2015

I'm probably being tight here but I'd expect more than £217 off for a bike that's 3 years old.

Not a mountain bike - cold...


I know naff all about road bikes but this is a UK brand and very light for the price.
planetx.co.uk/i/q…ike

No idea how the group set compares (if at all).

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miffyl

Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this … Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this is a UK brand and very light for the price. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBPXRT58ALUAPEX/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-sram-apex-road-bikeNo idea how the group set compares (if at all).


No offence but you've proved you know naff all about road bikes. It's no comparison! The main feature of this bike is its di2 electronic shifters as part of the groupset! If you want to buy just the groupset the cheapest is about £850/£900.

gilderoyr7

I'm probably being tight here but I'd expect more than £217 off for a … I'm probably being tight here but I'd expect more than £217 off for a bike that's 3 years old.



It's a 2013 frame with a gearset that might cost you the asking price alone.

miffyl

Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this … Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this is a UK brand and very light for the price. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBPXRT58ALUAPEX/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-sram-apex-road-bikeNo idea how the group set compares (if at all).



The Canyon is a level or two up in every area. Not that the bike you've linked to is a duffer.

justanothercid

I would prefer inclusive pricing, so full price, I hate price tags in the … I would prefer inclusive pricing, so full price, I hate price tags in the USA as tax is added at the till, does my head in.



It's sold at the price you pay if you go in the shop and collect it. Rather than shop purchases subsidising the postal cost. Also Canyons are delivered in a very sturdy box that is designed to be useful if you travel with your bike, additionally its about 15kgs being posted from Germany, hard to swallow that cost.

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johnnystorm

It's a 2013 frame with a gearset that might cost you the asking price … It's a 2013 frame with a gearset that might cost you the asking price alone.



You're right £1200 on wiggle

justanothercid

I would prefer inclusive pricing, so full price, I hate price tags in the … I would prefer inclusive pricing, so full price, I hate price tags in the USA as tax is added at the till, does my head in.



At least you don't have to login and give your address before finding out the cost, it even goes to the trouble of adding the price to the shipping if you find adding £47.98 to the starting price too difficult ;-)

mike

gilderoyr7

CommentYou're right £1200 on wiggle



6870 groupset £900 on wiggle

wiggle.com/ult…et/

but that is with a 55% saving - apparently list price is £2000 - although I bet not many are sold at list price.

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hotrod2

6870 groupset £900 on … 6870 groupset £900 on wigglehttp://www.wiggle.com/ultegra-6870-di2-11-speed-groupset/but that is with a 55% saving - apparently list price is £2000 - although I bet not many are sold at list price.


It's obviously a good price at £900 just for the groupset as its sold out!

somebody please give me some money....

justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.



Stupid comment,so what if they added the delivery in would you still moan and work it out?

justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.


It also doesn't come with pedals

csidewolf

No offence but you've proved you know naff all about road bikes. It's no … No offence but you've proved you know naff all about road bikes. It's no comparison! The main feature of this bike is its di2 electronic shifters as part of the groupset! If you want to buy just the groupset the cheapest is about £850/£900.


Excuse me, but it is also half the price. Surely electronic shifters can't justify double the price.

£200 off? Wow.

This is no BMX, voted cold.

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MaximusRo

Excuse me, but it is also half the price. Surely electronic shifters … Excuse me, but it is also half the price. Surely electronic shifters can't justify double the price.


Excuse me.... They can.
Let's look at Merlin Cycles selling both groupsets.....
SRAM Apex
Shimano Ultegra Di2
You get what you pay for!
Edited by: "csidewolf" 29th May 2015

justanothercid

if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top … if I am paying a grand for a bike I don't expect to pay delivery on top as well.


How else do you get it to your front door? Free delivery? it's marketing , it's built into the price.

I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra clad road boys, but I can't understand electronic shifters? why? It's not so difficult to press a lever, or time consuming, surely the cost can't outweigh the benefits? Just curious, not having a pop.

dadazza

I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra … I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra clad road boys, but I can't understand electronic shifters? why? It's not so difficult to press a lever, or time consuming, surely the cost can't outweigh the benefits? Just curious, not having a pop.



Ah but can your manual shifters automatically adjust for the gears getting out of step? Granted on Ultegra road kit I'm able to switch between a narrow standard wheel and carbon fibre tri-spokes without adjusting, despite the wheels being completely different, but I think this is more luck than design.

You've probably got a point for non-racing amateur cyclists, but if you race or are a pro, there may be some benefits.

To be honest I'm surprised it hasn't filtered down to mountain bikes as well.
Edited by: "mjbuckhurst" 29th May 2015

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dadazza

I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra … I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra clad road boys, but I can't understand electronic shifters? why? It's not so difficult to press a lever, or time consuming, surely the cost can't outweigh the benefits? Just curious, not having a pop.


I must admit I have the mechanical Ultegra set up on my main bike, but I found this review of the Di2 for you here

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mjbuckhurst

Ah but can your manual shifters automatically adjust for the gears … Ah but can your manual shifters automatically adjust for the gears getting out of step? Granted on Ultegra road kit I'm able to switch between a narrow standard wheel and carbon fibre tri-spokes without adjusting, despite the wheels being completely different, but I think this is more luck than design.You've probably got a point for non-racing amateur cyclists, but if you race or are a pro, there may be some benefits.To be honest I'm surprised it hasn't filtered down to mountain bikes as well.



It has!!

have some heat. that's a lot of bike for the money

dadazza

I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra … I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra clad road boys, but I can't understand electronic shifters? why? It's not so difficult to press a lever, or time consuming, surely the cost can't outweigh the benefits? Just curious, not having a pop.



I was out on my road bike the other day and one gear wasn't quite as smooth as the rest. One little button puts Di2 into adjustment mode; I trimmed the gear whilst I was moving and then put the system back to normal and continued.

The main reason I got Di2 was that my Shimano Ultegra manual was just plain annoying me. Id set it up and after a few rides something wouldn't right and I'd adjust it again. I'm really particular about my bike/bikes - after all, the only person I trust with a bike that I go downhill at 40+ MPH is me. Di2 hasn't been any trouble compared. Also I reversed the levers on the right side too.

I usually get around 600-650 miles out of a battery charge. The battery takes 90 mins to charge.

I may buy a bike with manual gears in the future, for when some rogue entity gets there hands on an EMP weapon X)

dadazza

I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra … I'm a mountain biker myself, so by definition not as clever as you lycra clad road boys, but I can't understand electronic shifters? why? It's not so difficult to press a lever, or time consuming, surely the cost can't outweigh the benefits? Just curious, not having a pop.



There's quite a few advantages electric shifting brings to road bikes, one of the main ones is you get a clean, perfect shift every single time pretty much regardless of anything else - the system auto adjusts for each gear to make sure it moves exactly the right amount and because there's a motor pushing on it directly you can change at lower cadences. There's no cable stretch or wear to affect the gear changing either.

Where it gets smarter is that because it's simply an electronic command to change gears, you're no longer limited to a pair of shifters nor limited to how they behave either. On road bikes that means you can have your normal STI shifters at the front, hill climb shifters at the back, sprint shifters on the drop bars and TT shifters on the end of aero bars. You can program how the shifters behave so you can swap them round, change the speed you move through the cassette at when you hold the shifter down or go for some really crazy combinations - one of the riders at the Paris-Roubaix had the normal STI shifters, a sprint button shifter on both drop bars and a hill climb shifter . They were reprogammed so all the shifters on the left (STI and sprint) moved up the cassette and all the shifters on the right went down the cassette while the hill climb buttons controlled the front derailleur.

The system looks to be even more useful for mountain biking, I read an interesting article about using Di2 on a CX bike as the person has been asked about it frequently and explained his reasons why he used it and what he thought. Since CX racing is frequently wet and muddy, cable shifting can be less reliable as the mechanical cables get covered in muck whereas the Di2 system meant clean shifting every time. The other big advantage was the speed he could move through the cassette much quicker than on mechanical system which meant in tight sections of the track with big changes in gradient he could stay on the bike where others couldn't.

Shimano have brought Di2 to MTB's with the new XTR Di2 groupset, it's similar to the road system but with a couple of extra tricks up its sleeve. The first is that you can control both front and rear derailleurs with a single shifter, the system knows the full range of gear ratios so basically you just shift up or down and it works out whether to move both derailleurs or just the rear one - you can tailor what gears it favours, how quickly it shifts, how much it uses the front derailleur etc. It sounds weird but from reviews I've read it works well in practice. It can also communicate with electronic suspension although right now all it can do is show the current mode the suspension is in, potentially though it's likely to integrate some form of automatic suspension control.

It's a fantastic price for the bike in this deal and would jump on it straight away but I want hydraulic brake discs on my next road bike, I hate the rim brakes on my current one and much prefer the consistency and control the hydraulic brakes on the MTBs offer.

John

miffyl

Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this … Not a mountain bike - cold... :pI know naff all about road bikes but this is a UK brand and very light for the price. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBPXRT58ALUAPEX/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-sram-apex-road-bikeNo idea how the group set compares (if at all).



So you know nothing about bikes and have found an entirely different bike at a lot cheaper price and posted it because it might be a really good alternative to this deal. Not sure I'm seeing how that's helpful.

whitecitadel

see if you can pay in Euros as well, canyon have some wacky fixed rate … see if you can pay in Euros as well, canyon have some wacky fixed rate that's not in your favour with the current low euro.


Unfortunately you can't but if you know someone in the eurozone then fine, get it posted there and forward it. I saved £400 this way.

Wonder what the AL stands for.

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F4STFORW4RD

Wonder what the AL stands for.



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