Is Canyon set to launch a new version of its Aeroad aero road bike? If this photo published on Katusha's Facebook page is anything to go by, it looks like the answer is yes. The Aeroad is arguably the model in Canyon's road range most overdue an update so it would appear to be a logical move, and the timing is right too.
With the Tour de France fast approaching, a race that many manufacturers use to launch new bikes and components, we're starting to see glimpses and leaks of bikes all over the internet. Some use the Dauphine, the traditional warm up race for the Tour, as a chance to get some race testing in ahead of the Tour in a couple of weeks, and it looks like Canyon are doing just that - using Katusha to race test the Aeroad.
While a single photo isn't much to go on, comparing this bike with the current Aeroad the differences are clear. There is a new fork with deeper blades, the seat tube now hugs the profile of the rear wheel, and we'd imagine they've borrowed the Trident tube profile from the Speedmax time trial bike for the shape of the main tubes.
That's about all we know for now, we'll let you know when we find out more.
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.