220’s second day at Eurobike was, naturally, all about the bikes, as we got all the info on the latest version of the record-breaking Canyon Speedmax and Parlee’s TTR, the first tri bike with disc brakes and through-axles.
Canyon have at long last announced the release of the Speedmax CF this week, a more accessible (and more affordable) version of the Speedmax CF SLX rode to glory by Jan Frodeno at Challenge Roth earlier this summer.
Marketing manager Nick Allen tells us the bike will be available at numerous price points, starting at €2300 specced with Mavic wheels and Shimano 105 groupset – though still a big investment for some it means a bike proven to be one of the world’s fastest will be accessible to the mass-market, with the direct-mount rear brake as opposed to integrated on the SLX version costing just 0.6 watts per hour according to Allen. You can read a more in-depth first look of the Speedmax CF here, courtesy of our sister title BikeRadar.
Boutique American bike brand Parlee are renowned for their customisation, so it’s little surprise that their new TTR tri bike was on show in three completely different colour schemes at Eurobike. Marketing manager Tom Rodi told us Parlee usually take on one big project every year, and this time around the TTR is the outcome. The first triathlon bike with disc brakes and through-axles, it aims to bring much improved braking to the tri market without the losses in aerodynamics, and a removable carbon fairing has been added at the front and back to reduce drag.
The version of the TTR on show above was equipped with Sram Red Etap shifters and Hed wheels, and the bike is listed at 5999 euros minus both of these – innovation clearly comes at a cost, though the TTR is an exciting proposition.
Reynolds Cycling have unveiled their new lineup of tri-orientated wheels, having completely overhauled their Aero range. They will now just come in 46, 65 and 80mm depths, are tubeless ready and are optimised to achieve lower drag than previous versions. The branding is also more subtle, with a sleek blacked-out finish.
Endura have been busy creating new cycle-specific lines for 2017, and have made some limited edition jerseys in fun prints that will be available in early 2017. You’ll have to be quick as we’re told it’s going to be in very limited runs!
Endura’s new cycling speedsuit is potentially a big game changer, as the arms are clad with silicon rather than the ribbed strips seen on previous versions and on the Drag2Zero tri suit. We will wait with anticipation to see if Endura role the tech out onto their tri suits in the future…
We’re bringing you all the latest tri gear and tech news this week from Eurobike – look out for our Eurobike feature in issue 331 of 220 Triathlon, on sale in October