EMBARGOED UNTIL TUESDAY APRIL 25, 2023, 05:30 AM (CEST) — Canyon’s new one-of-a-kind, Aeroad CFR features stunning Manga artwork that is sure to turn the heads of everyone familiar with Japanese comic book culture.
As an art form, Manga fuses Japanese culture, creativity and storytelling to captivate millions of fans worldwide. In homage to Manga's bold characters, vivid colours and dynamic action sequences, Canyon’s Koblenz design studio matched this vibrant artform with the Aeroad CFR to create a stunning, limited-edition, high-end dream bike.
And to celebrate the launch, Japanese trials rider and Canyon athlete Tomomi Nishikubo put the bike through its paces on the streets of Tokyo with a selection of don’t-try-this-at-home tricks.
The Aeroad CFR Tokyo edition comes with pinpoint handling, explosive acceleration and components tested at the highest levels of competition to make it the race bike of choice for the fastest riders on the planet. Using the same frame platform that Mathieu van der Poel raced to victory in Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo this year, the thoroughbred Aeroad CFR also features pro-level shifting and braking performance straight out of Japan, thanks to Shimano’s 12-speed wireless Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain and disc brakeset.
Elsewhere on the bike, rolling resistance is kept to a minimum thanks to DT Swiss’ lightweight, tubeless-ready ARC 1100 Dicut carbon wheels. Their deep 62 mm rims front and rear together with a design that minimises drag, provides top handling, and optimises efficiency, gives a clear competitive advantage and an extra dose of free speed.
For control, Canyon’s next-level CP0018 aerodynamically optimised cockpit comes complete with cable and wire integration, super-clean optics and reduced drag. And with single-tool adjustable height and width, spacer stacks are a thing of the past.
The entire Aeroad CFR frameset weighs in at 1,752 grams by using the highest-grade materials and the most advanced carbon manufacturing techniques. CFR stands for the best of the best – both in terms of performance and optics. With special decals, dynamic CFR branding, and a premium finish only found on CFR models, this bike is unmatched by anything else out there on the road.
After seeing Tomomi's Tokyo tour aboard the Aeroad Tokyo edition, Canyon's design team took his images and ran wild with the manga styling to work up their own comic strips, presented here for you to use:
For the full image pack visit the media kit here (password: tomomi23).
This new Canyon CFR Aeroad Tokyo edition will be available to order on Tuesday May 25th, 2023 at canyon.com, priced 9,499 EUR.