The Canyon Aeroad oozes speed. Just look at the massive aero down tube, sculpted cowl-like seat tube, and overall demeanor. But the Aeroad is more than a one-dimensional go-fast machine: It’s comfortable, with sharp handling and a rare ability (for an aero bike) to mute chatter on all but the roughest roads.
At $3,899 (plus shipping) the Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 is also a bargain. It’s outfitted with Shimano’s latest Ultegra mechanical drivetrain with a cruising-friendly 11-28t cassette and 36/52 chainrings. You also get Reynolds’ Strike SLG Carbon tubeless-compatible wheels with 64mm-deep rims—a great wheelset at this price.
Often, large, aero frame tubes can lead to a harsh, overly stiff ride. The Aeroad is neither of those things. Even with a declasse 23mm front tire (the 25mm rear feels more modern), the Aeroad has a forgiving ride. And the handling feels very neutral, so it’s easy to control.
It’s pretty remarkable: The Aeroad is comfortable and efficient for all-day hauls, has smart aero features, and feels lively in race and fast groups. At this price, it’s a winner.