The Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9.0 was inspired by mountain biking but is ultimately a cyclocross bike. Canyon, a German company, has been offering aluminum bike models for multiple years; however, the Inflite CF SLX 9.0 is made from carbon fiber, making it the perfect choice for cyclocross racing.
Weight: 7.40 kg (About 16.3 lbs)
Material: Carbon Fiber
- SRAM Force eTap AXS
- Reynolds carbon clinchers
- Quarq power-ready crankset
- Canyon H31 carbon cockpit
Cyclocross is one of the most demanding disciplines within cycling, which calls for a bike that can withstand rigorous all-terrain riding. The Inflite CF SLX 9.0, Canyon’s latest iteration of the Inflite bikes, has a longer reach and extended wheelbase. This is complemented by the 10 mm shorter and wider H31 Ergocockpit handlebar, which increases control and agility.
In cyclocross, you’ll inevitably have a section of the route where you have to carry your bike. With the Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9.0, Canyon positioned the top tube higher, which creates an oversized lug. While this gives the bike a pretty distinctive look, it also results in added space in the frame where you can position your shoulder for carrying, and have a better grip during these carrying sections of a cyclocross event.
Mud is a big part of cyclocross, as most races generally take place in autumn and winter (you know, wet times of the year.) A cyclocross course may consist of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, mud, and other gnarly obstacles. The Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9.0 is designed to have extra tire clearance and a frame that can fit up to 38 mm tires (although officially, you can only use 33 mm in a cyclocross race.) The entry and exit ports for the cables are also sealed to keep out moisture and mud. Canyon developed the Inflite CF SLX 9.0 to minimize the surface area that might retain mud. There is nothing worse in a cyclocross race than to get your tires gummed up with mud!
If all of these cool features aren’t enough, Canyon offers the Inflite CF SLX 9.0 in eight sizes to fit any height and weight and makes bikes for both men and women.
The Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9.0 is the most advanced frame from Canyon and is an extreme racing machine that delivers a fantastic performance in any terrain!
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