Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9.0 Team vs Rose Xeon CRS 5000

by hill4544   January 30, 2014  

After a lot of deliberation and playing around with their bike configurator, I was about to commit to the Rose Xeon CRS 5000, as Canyon didn't have a Chorus equipped model in their range anymore. Out of curiosity I had a browse on the Canyon website and lo and behold, the Ultimate CF SL 9.0 Team in Movistar colours, full Chorus, Campy Eurus wheels too. I got a rush of blood to the head and ordered the Canyon. Right choice?

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Only if you buy Movistar jersey, shorts, mitts and socks to go with it.


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posted by bikeboy76 [1581 posts]
30th January 2014 - 12:14

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Right choice? er.. time will tell - I guess you've not ridden it yet!

chorus and Eurus should be nice though!

posted by 700c [625 posts]
30th January 2014 - 12:47

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I reckon that will be awesome. Pro-team colours on bikes is fine - it's not like wearing team kit because it's just a colour scheme usually. I've got a Trek 4.5, but it doesn't have radioshack or anything on it, just a couple of red/blue flashes. Enjoy it!

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posted by notfastenough [3591 posts]
30th January 2014 - 13:12

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I have the Rose (albeit with a different groupset) and it's really good. That said, I'd be pretty sure the Canyon is too, so if you found the package that you're after then I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

I assume you get Canyon's rather brilliant VCLS seatpost too.

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posted by Jez Ash [183 posts]
30th January 2014 - 13:24

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It's a direct replacement for my old shape Canyon Ultimate CF with full Athena and Campy Zonda wheels, which has been a superb bike. And yes Jez, both Canyons have the VCLS seat post. I'm hoping the new one will be on another level. I've also got a Rose Xeon CW which is also a superb bike, hence my deliberation over Rose/Canyon

posted by hill4544 [9 posts]
30th January 2014 - 14:54

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hill4544 wrote:
It's a direct replacement for my old shape Canyon Ultimate CF with full Athena and Campy Zonda wheels, which has been a superb bike. And yes Jez, both Canyons have the VCLS seat post. I'm hoping the new one will be on another level. I've also got a Rose Xeon CW which is also a superb bike, hence my deliberation over Rose/Canyon

Ahhhh - I see your dilemma... probably the best thing to do is to lend me some of your stable for a few months and we could compare notes about the relative merits of them over a pint or two towards the end of autumn. I'll even get the first round in Smile

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posted by fukawitribe [718 posts]
30th January 2014 - 22:57

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