Whether you’re a committed racer taking on the demands of modern cyclocross, or if you simply want to head out and enjoy a ride whatever the conditions, our versatile Inflite range can handle any punishment you throw its way. The all-new carbon Inflite CF SLX is the most innovative bike on any cross course, packed with features that slash seconds off every lap. Away from the track, any desire to scratch the off-road itch or keep the pedals turning whenever the weather turns can be satisfied by the robust aluminium Inflite AL, your ideal year-round training partner. After all, there is no off-season.
The unique layout of the top tube and seat tube creates an ergonomic platform for the shoulder while the space gained makes it easier to get into position.
The location where the top tube kinks downwards offers a natural handhold at the perfect balance point for seamless barrier hops.
A steeper top tube enables more clearance between the front tyre making it more straightforward to reach through and grab the bars for security while running.
Space & comfort gains:
Beyond improved carrying, the unique form of the seat tube junction serves another important function by exposing more seatpost. This is something rarely seen on modern cross bikes; by enabling the post to flex more, rider comfort is vastly improved allowing them to stay fresher for longer when racing. In spite of taking this new and unconventional approach to adapting form so it better serves function, the Inflite CF SLX is 100% UCI legal. It’s ready to race.
Minimal mud surface:
cleaner and smoother finish reduces mud build-up thanks to 8.5 % less surface area across key frameset positions. For high-level riders with their own pit crew, bike changes become less frequent, while amateur riders are able to make it to the end of the race with less debris weighing them down.
Carbon for Cross:
To hit all our weight, stiffness and durability targets with the Inflite CF SLX, we use a combination of performance-based high tensile, high modulus and intermediate modulus carbon fibers throughout the structure. At just 940 g for the frame and sub 1300 g for the frame set (size M), this is comfortably one of the lightest cross platforms on the scene.
Adding more stability at speed while maintaining agility for when things get technical is always a fine balance to strike. In all mountain biking disciplines, the move towards longer reaches combined with shorter stems and wider bars has been established with great effect to achieve this balance. We've adopted a similar approach to reflect the progression in modern cyclocross. Extending both reach and wheelbase results in extra stability at speed, while handling agility is maintained thanks to longer rake and 72.5° a head angle. Equipping cross-specific cockpits with wider bars and shorter stems further enhances control.
Thanks to our new 3XS frames, we now offer the widest size range on the scene and can accommodate riders from 152 cm and above. Achieving the desired performance from our smallest sizes was a challenge we have overcome by switching to 650B wheels on 2XS and 3XS frames. This creates uniform riding positions and dynamics across the entire size spectrum so that riders of all dimensions benefit from the same handling performance so essential in cross.
From better carrying to reducing the build-up of mud, all shapes across the Inflite CF SLX were born to serve a distinct purpose. Integration also plays a central role, from the cockpit to the seatpost and multiple details in between, all elements contribute to a clean and reduced appearance. The result is one of the most striking silhouettes we have ever produced, backed up by eye-catching asymmetric artwork to highlight the forms at play. The Inflite CF SLX truly looks like nothing else on the start line.
Inflite CF SLX 9.0 Race
- Frame: Canyon Inflite CF SLX
- Fork: Canyon One One Four Inflite CF Disc
- Headset: Canyon | Acros
- Rear Derailleur: Sram Red E-Tap, 11s
- Derailleur Hanger: Derailleur Hanger For Road Discbrake Models/Inflite CF SLX
- Chain Guide: Canyon Chain Catcher
- Brake/Shift Levers: Sram Red Etap Hrd, 11s
- Brakes: Sram Red Etap Hrd
- Cassette: Sram Pg-1190, 11s
- Wheelset: Reynolds Assault Le Disc Carbon
- Tyres: Schwalbe X-One, 33 mm
- Cranks: Quarq Prime Carbon, 11s
- Chainrings: 40
- Chain: Sram Pc-1110
- Bottom Bracket: Sram Gxp Pressfit
- Cockpit: Canyon H31 Ergocockpit CF
- Handlebar Tape: Canyon Ergospeed Gel
- Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Lite
- Seat Post: Canyon S13 Vcls CF (15 - 35 Mm Setback)
- Saddle Clamp: Canyon Integrated Seat Clamp
- Pedals: None Included
- Frame Sizes: 3XS, 2XS (27,5), XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (28")
- Colour: Lightning Yellow
- Weight: 7,4 Kg (Size M)
- Included In Delivery:
- Tools canyon Torque Wrench
- Frame Protection: Canyon Frame Protection
- Handbook: Canyon Manual Roadbike
- Accessories: Canyon Smallbox
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