Here it is, our video review of the Canyon Aeroad CF SL 7.0 Disc, the German direct-sales brands more affordable aero road bike to date, costing £2,899 with a Shimano 105 hydraulic disc groupset and Reynolds deep section wheels.
We went out into the lanes around the office and put it through its paces to see whether this reasonably priced aero bike is as fast and good as it looks. You can also read my in-depth written review here in which he said "For a race-ready bike the Canyon Aeroad CF SL is a very appealing package and if you don't mind a firm ride then the speed and handling will certainly win you over. It's a WorldTour race winning bike at a damn low price."
"I've ridden various Aeroads over the years and it's a bike that has always impressed with how fast it is. It's not the way it accelerates, but the way it makes holding high speeds easier than conventional road bikes. The frame, wheels and position all help you to maintain big speed with less power. Assessing aero claims is a tricky business but when you ride an aero bike the benefits of a bike and its parts being designed to reduce drag are made abundantly clear. Strava segment PRs come easily with this bike," he adds.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.