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Pro Bike Gallery: Canyon-SRAM’s disc brake Ultimate WMN

Two riders from Canyon-SRAM race on disc brake equipped bikes in the Amgen Tour of California.

Canyon introduced a new range of women’s specific bikes last week. It is made up of three disc brake models. Canyon-SRAM’s women’s team put these bikes to the test at the Amgen Tour of California last week, making them the first major women’s UCI team to bring disc brakes to the pro peloton. No major meltdowns, shoe slices, or other problems were caused by the sometimes-controversial piece of equipment. Here’s a look at American Alexis Ryan’s new Canyon Ultimate WMN CF SLX.

Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
Two riders from Canyon-SRAM are riding the new women’s specific models with disc brakes. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Canyon-SRAM has two riders at the Tour of California on disc brakes: Alexis Ryan and Alena Amialiusik. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
The new women’s specific models include updated geometry to fit smaller riders better. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
No big UCI women’s teams have introduced disc brakes to the peloton yet this season. So far, no big issues or complaints from other riders. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
Canyon-SRAM is one of the first UCI pro teams to use SRAM’s eTap HRD drivetrain. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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No wires here with SRAM’s eTap wireless drivetrain. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Integrated bar/stem for the team’s Canyon Ultimate bikes. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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The team uses Quarq power meters in training and racing. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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eTap front derailleur. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Alexis Ryan wasn’t worried about the big climbs around Tahoe during stage 1 and 2. She was riding big gears with a 53/39 combo up front. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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11-28-tooth cassette in the back. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Canyon-SRAM rode Zipp 303 tubulars for the Tour of California’s queen stage in South Lake Tahoe. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Only hydraulic brake cables up front, thanks to SRAM’s wireless shifting. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
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Schwalbe G One tires for the Canyon-SRAM squad on a wet day in the mountains. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
Flat-mount disc brakes front and rear. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Canyon Ultimate WMN
Canyon offers the new women’s bikes down to a size XXXS. The two smallest sizes use 650b wheel platform for better ride characteristics. Photo: Kristen Legan | VeloNews.com