Rapha Cycling Club
The Ultimate Collaboration
The Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) is delighted to collaborate with Canyon for this, the world’s best club bike. Only 50 have been made, with a hand-finished paint scheme that fades from Rapha and Canyon black, moving through to the RCC’s grey and flashes of pink.
Canyon’s Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero is cycling’s equivalent of a supercar. Raced to the top step of Grand Tours, its powerful blend of low weight with supreme stiffness has helped cement the German brand as a purveyor of top-end performance. And like supercars, you don’t have to be a racer to ride one.
This isn’t a conveyor belt job – Rapha designer Patrick Mafham’s beautiful fade design required the carbon frames to be finished by a small studio 15km away from Canyon’s vast headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. (The studio’s recent works include Canyon’s collaboration with German techno stalwarts Kraftwerk, resulting in a set of 21 frames featuring the interlocking stripes of the duo’s stage uniforms.) Once the fade from black to grey is hand-finished, the frame’s neon highlights are added with UV-stable transfers.
“Most paint jobs on bikes treat each piece of tubing as separate entities, and don’t work with the frame as a whole,” says Patrick. The reason for this is technical: fine masking and colour gradients are difficult and time-consuming, not desirable qualities in a production line. Patrick aimed for something a little more special: “We wanted to look at the frame as a whole, and to imbue it with a sensation of speed.”
Each frame will have the new owner’s personal RCC number and chapter logo added, and included will be a one-off RCC x Canyon Pro Team Midweight Jersey. It is a fitting extra for a bike this special. The lightweight carbon fibre frame features Canyon’s Sport Pro Geometry to deliver maximum velocity when racing, while remaining perfectly comfortable for more relaxed café rides.
Rapha Cycling Club X Canyon Pro Team Midweight Jersey
A one-off jersey to celebrate the design of the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero
Under the hood(s), the SRAM Red eTap groupset offers intuitive shifting with a fully wireless setup, while the SRAM Red Aerolink brakes allow the rider to maintain complete control regardless of the terrain, from tricky descents to tight city centre crit courses. The bike is completed with the much-revered Zipp 404 NSW carbon wheelset.
The ultimate collaboration, between two brands striving to provide the best for cyclists around the world.
Note: The final price will be calculated by Canyon prior to payment, prices vary depending on your delivery location and any local duty and taxes.
Sizes available: 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Use the Canyon Perfect Position System to determine your ideal frame size.
Frame: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Fork: Canyon One One Four SLX
Headset: Canyon | Acros
Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap, 11s
Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap, 11s
Brake/shift levers: SRAM RED eTap, 11s
Brakes: SRAM RED eTap HRM
Cassette: SRAM xg-1190, 11s 11-28
Wheelset: Zipp 404s NSW carbon clincher
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II
Cranks: SRAM RED, 11s
Chainrings: 52 | 36
Chain: SRAM pc1190, 11s
Bottom bracket: SRAM gxp pressfit
Cockpit: Canyon H36 Aerocockpit CF
Handlebar tape: Canyon Ergospeed Gel
Saddle: Fizik Aliante r3
Seat post: Canyon s13 vcls cf (15 – 35 mm setback)
Pedals: none included
Weight: 6.35kg (size M)
Included in delivery:
Canyon torque wrench
Canyon frame protection
SRAM RED eTap charger
Canyon organza bag
Canyon tool case
Carbon assembly paste