KOBLENZ, 31 JANUARY 2023 | EMBARGO THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2023, 11:00 (CET) — Simply put, the Canyon Speedmax is the stuff of triathlon legend. This is the bike of World Champions, with a winning record head and shoulders above any of its competitors in the sport. Continuously honed, refined, and improved by Canyon’s engineers, the Speedmax has propelled some of the planet’s top athletes to victory at the biggest races on the calendar.
And now, the Speedmax is available in an exquisite new limited-edition artwork with an extra caffeinated kick.
Limited to 100 models, the Speedmax CF SLX 8 Disc Frodissimo is a thoroughbred triathlon race bike delivering fine taste and extreme performance in equal measure. A bike inspired by coffee but made for anyone demanding the very pinnacle of triathlon speed, technology, and style.
‘Frodissimo’ isn’t only Jan Frodeno’s nickname – it’s his brand, and a word that encapsulates his unrivalled mentality as an athlete. In Italian, the ‘-issimo’ suffix signifies the absolute superlative. No comparisons, no room for improvement, just the zenith of human performance and achievement. Frodissimo is the embodiment of Jan Frodeno’s obsession to push the extremes and be the best in everything he does. On the one hand, Jan is a sporting icon – a supreme triathlete with an Olympic gold medal and three World Championship titles. He’s also a true connoisseur who lives life outside of triathlon to 100%, whether that’s enjoying the finer things or drinking the world’s best coffee.
Creative, bold, daring: a world’s first, the Speedmax CF SLX 8 Disc Frodissimo is painted with premium Frodissimo Explorer ground coffee.
We finished every bike here in Germany with 7 grams of premium Frodissimo Explorer ground coffee. We carefully mixed a selection of finely ground arabica beans with the colour, and then applied it to the frame.Lukas Beck, Senior Graphic Designer at Canyon, explaining the unique process.
The result is an aesthetic of pure panache – with hints of macchiato brown, this is a bike fit for the most discerning of connoisseurs, and a bike that gives the phrase ‘coffee ride’ a whole new meaning.
Alongside its striking artwork, the Speedmax CF SLX Frodissimo is also fitted with a range of podium-topping components.
- SRAM’s Force eTap groupset provides precise, accurate shifting without the aerodynamic drawbacks of cables or wires.
- A crank spider-integrated Quarq power meter lets riders monitor their performance during training and racing, by displaying how many watts they’re pushing in real time.
- The wheelset is pure lightning too – Zipp’s 808 Firecrest carbon wheels are wrapped in Continental Grand Prix 5000 S tyres (front: 25 mm, rear: 28 mm).
- Athletes can dial in a comfortable aero riding position down to the millimetre, thanks to an adjustable Canyon CP0019 Basebar.
- And for extra comfort, the bike’s Canyon Pro Armpads have a larger surface area, reducing pressure on the rider’s arms.
It’s a top-class combination that delivers precise handling, top levels of stiffness, and bombproof toughness.
The bike comes delivered with a special accessory collection, selected to perfectly complement the bike’s unique design aesthetic – a Frodissimo espresso cup, premium Frodissimo espresso beans, and last but by no means least, an extra special surprise gift too.
The Speedmax CF SLX Frodissimo is available from Thursday 2 February 2023 at a price of €9,999 exclusively at canyon.com.