Expensive and state of the art bikes make our day, no doubt about that, but the range of any serious producer also numbers some budget models, that don’t necessarily have only the price as a strong asset. This could be very well be the main point of Canyon’s Roadlite AL road bikes, which we briefly present in the following.
The frame is manufactured out of 6061 aluminum, and has a sporty geometry, though not ideal for racing. Comfort has been carefully regarded, but so was stiffness, through the Maximus seat tube which has a maximum contact area with the bottom bracket shell without negatively influencing the function of the front derailleur. The oversized down tube and the oval shaped chain stays increase the level of lateral stiffness even further. The fork, on the other hand, is made out of carbon, and tips the scale at 350 grams.
The most expensive version of the Roadlite AL is the 7.0, specified with Shimano’s new Ultegra 6800, and priced at 1.299 euros. The total weight reaches 7,95 kilograms, making the bike a very tempting offer. Other versions include specifications with SRAM Apex or Shimano 105, for a price 300 euros lower than in the case of the 7.0. But, more details can be found on the official website of Canyon.