Movistar’s Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

For much of the team’s history, Movistar has been associated with Pinarello bicycles. In 2014, German manufacturer and consumer-direct brand Canyon Bicycles took over bicycle sponsorship of the team. Canyon provides the bikes for two WorldTour teams, the other being Katusha. The 2016 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX is the fourth generation of Ultimate. Canyon made considerable efforts to improve the bike’s performance in the wind tunnel, but at the same time keep the weight down, retain the frame’s stiffness-to-weight ratio, and maintain a comfortable ride. Those goals seem to have been met, if the wait list for the unavailable-in-the-USA Canyon brand is anything to go by. This particular Canyon belongs to Spanish professional rider, José Joaquín Rojas.

Movistar is one of only two Campagnolo equipped teams in the WorldTour peloton, the other being Lotto Soudal. Campagnolo supplies the team with its top tier Super Record mechanical and electronic groupsets. Without doubt, Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS (Electronic Power Shift) is the most exotic and expensive drivetrain on the market today.

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