EMBARGO UNTIL TUESDAY 7 MARCH 2023 (11AM CET/10AM UTC) – Nimble, powerful, quiet, and sleek: Canyon’s new Roadlite:ON CF 9 LTD raises the bar for top-class minimalist hybrid bike design. For the first time ever, the new member of the Roadlite:ON family has a carbon fibre frame, uniting maximum speed with ultimate everyday ease-of-use. From the fully integrated cockpit to the all-new FAZUA Ride 60 drive system, you’re looking at a premium package.
And it’s as versatile as can be. Jan Frodeno, the German triathlete and 3-time Ironman World Championship winner, loves zipping around on the Roadlite:ON CF 9 LTD for workouts, everyday transport, take-outs with friends, or sunset spins to decompress. It’s built for seamless everyday use. Like Jan, you can keep it by the front door to easily grab it whenever you need it. You’ll look forward to every single ride.
It’s impressively light for an e-bike. The svelte, light weight of 14.45 kg was achieved through a process of Finite Element Analysis, where Canyon’s engineers fine-tune every detail and shave every gram. The result? A stunningly versatile hybrid bike equipped with all the essentials, yet light enough to carry up to your apartment for safe keeping, or down the steps on that shortcut to work.
In fact, this is the slickest, sleekest Canyon e-bike design, ever. It will set the standard for the future of Canyon hybrid bike design. And everything about it feels polished. The ergonomic handlebars and easy-reach brake levers prevent wrist fatigue on longer rides. The lightweight carbon aero seatpost is streamlined and comfortable. The tidy internal cable routing reduces visual clutter, achieving a beautifully minimalist aesthetic. And everything incorporated seamlessly into the frame: from the brake levers to the lights at the front and rear, and the saddle clamps and screws. Perfectly adapted for its environment, the sporty Roadlite:ON CF 9 LTD embodies pinpoint-precise utilitarian design with no expenses spared in the pursuit of quality.
The Roadlite:ON CF 9 LTD supports your active lifestyle with its smart, user-friendly features. You can mount your smartphone in the cockpit for no-worries navigation and fitness tracking with the super-secure SP Connect smartphone mount*. Just snap it on, twist it, and it’s locked. The reliable Magura MCi hydraulic disc brakes are super responsive with swift stopping performance in the chop and change of traffic and terrain. The mega bright 150-lumen LightSKIN Ultra Mini is integrated in the cockpit to enlighten everything in its path, even during rainy nights. On the rear, the nicely integrated high-tech Supernova TL3 PRO taillight increases in brightness when you decelerate, and pulses at maximum brightness if you suddenly slam on the brakes.
And what’s it like to ride? An absolute dream. The FAZUA Ride 60 drive system weighs just 4.3 kg yet packs a punch. But it’s light-touch, silent, and natural-feeling. With the 430 Wh battery you get further, faster – and still get a hard workout in when the mood takes you. The setup at the handlebars lets you manage your rides with ease, too: just turn the support level up and down with a flick of your thumb to switch between Boost, Breeze, River, and Rocket riding modes. And changing gears is as smooth as turning up the volume on the radio thanks to the SRAM Eagle AXS wireless electronic 12-speed gearing. It uses a 10-51 cassette for an epic 510% gear range: more than enough for any gradient out there.
The limited-edition Roadlite:ON CF 9 LTD will be available for €4,999 at canyon.com in sizes S-XL from Tuesday 7 March 2023.
For additional details and specifications, please see the Roadlite:ON press kit here.