“The goal back then was to make our award-winning performance from those areas accessible to more riders, and it worked. A winning combination of comfort, control and efficiency was key to the success of our first Roadlite models. The Roadlite AL freed riders from the reservations that sometimes come with a performance road bike. For many people seeking efficiency and speed yet unwilling to make the compromises of a drop handlebar setup, this was all the bike they would ever need”, shared Canyon.
“When we set out on our next development, we were driven to build on those characteristics through the use of more advanced carbon fiber materials and high-spec components, plus the adoption of new features that have proven highly effective on our current road models. Add to all of this the strikingly clear design aesthetic that unites all Canyon products and we were well on our way to setting a new benchmark on the scene”, they added.
“For demanding workout enthusiasts who seek top performance without compromising practicality, we have created a new flagship in our Fitness line: the Roadlite CF”, they continue.
Another crucial contact point, investing in the right type of grip transforms both comfort and control. Ergonomics experts, Ergon, are leaders in this area and their winged GA30 grips provide a stable bed that fits the hand’s natural contours.
All Roadlite CF models come equipped with class-leading 30 mm-wide Schwalbe G-One Speed tyres mounted on modern wide-bedded rims. This combination not only results in more volume for supple cushioning, but also better grip with little impact on overall rolling resistance.
“Saddle choice is a sensitive subject, which is why we don’t cut any corners. We equip premium saddles across the range that balance performance with comfort for fitness enthusiasts”, explained Canyon.
CP04 Fitness Cockpit CF:
“Our experience developing integrated cockpits across our road range convinced us that this was the way to go with the Roadlite CF. Lighter, stiffer, more compliant, more aero, and safer, there’s a whole rack of benefits to be had from a well thought-out integrated stem and bar setup. The striking CP04 is a Canyon debut, our first ever integrated flatbar and stem unit”, shared Canyon. Its carbon construction absorbs road vibrations more effectively than conventional aluminum setups at a far lower weight of just 322 g. Gains in stiffness from a more robust stem and Canyon innovative clamping concept result in more responsiveness for out-the-saddle efforts. With ergonomics and comfort always in mind, Canyon built in a 7° backsweep to reduce pressure on the rider’s wrists.
Complete Braking Control:
Hydraulic disc brakes deliver consistent braking performance in any conditions, with all the power and, most importantly, modulation any rider could need. “However, not all hydraulic braking systems are the same. With the Roadlite CF we only apply the latest standards to exploit the full potential hydraulic disc brakes have to offer for superior control”, stated Canyon.
- 160mm Rotors – Canyon entire range comes equipped with 160 mm rotors, front and rear, for optimal power and braking modulation
- Through Axles - A stiffer and more stable connection between wheels and frame means better handling for the rider. Front and rear 12 mm through axles guarantee this
- Flat Mount - Flush-fitting Flat Mount callipers conform to established industry standards meaning you won’t have problems exchanging parts to meet your needs