Remember the pink bike Nairo Quintana rode on the final stage of the Giro d'Italia? Well now you can buy the same bike - Canyon have just released the Ultimate CF SLX IL GIRO, an exact replica costing €8,999 with only 21 bikes available. Additionally, each bike will include a Nairo Quintana signed Maglia Rosa jersey.
The Ultimate CF SLX IL GIRO features a pink frame complete with pink bar tape, Fizik saddle, Bora Ultra wheel decals and Continental tyres. And like the Movistar replica that we're currently riding, the frame will be built with the same Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset and a weight well below the UCI's 6.8kg weight limit. The team replica that we've go in boring old black has a slightly more restrained price too - £6869.60.
Just 21 bikes will be available, because there that's how many stages there are in the Grand Tour. Each bike will commemorate an individual stage with the stage name and date inscribed across the top tube, meaning each bike will be unique. It also means you need to be quick if there's a particular stage name you would prefer on yours.
You can take a closer look and order yours now, if you're up for some pink Canyon action (not really sure about that phrase - ed), at https://www.canyon.com/_en/specials/ultimate-cf-giro/
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.