Between road, gravel, mountain, and time trial, Canyon has some well-rounded and sought-after bikes. But one discipline is missing from the German brand’s lineup: track.
Team USA’s endurance squad showed up to the UCI Track World Championships this week with a flashy new Canyon track bike called the Speedmax Track, following the naming convention of the brand’s speedy TT/triathlon models.
Canyon is in the development phase with its track program, so it could be a while before we see anything available to the public. In the meantime, we got a closer look at the bike — built up with Zipp disc wheels, Vittoria tires, an SRM power meter, and Wattshop TT bars — this week as Team USA hit the boards in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
The paint leaves little doubt about who Canyon is partnering with to develop and test the Speedmax Track.
The Team USA edition Zipp Super-9 disc wheel also doubles as the barbershop edition.
Both the super wide seat stays and rear Zipp Super-9 disc wheel get a field of stars.
This notch in the fork is sized to allow the standard transponder to tuck neatly into place and out of view of the wind.
Wattshop has become a popular supplier of high end cockpits for time trial, triathlon, and track bikes.
Wattshop Anemoi Carbon Arm Rests have multiple options to customize a rider’s fit for the most comfortable, aero position.
Team USA mechanics added grip tape to the base bars.
…And to the aero extensions as well.
Now that’s an aero front end.
The Speedmax Track looks fast from every angle.
Canyon’s Speedmax TT and triathlon models feature dropped seat stays. But in the Track version they go all the way to the seat post — and are even deeper.
Those are 25c Vittoria Corsa Speed tires.
Count ’em: 58 teeth on this Kappstein Elite chainring bolted to an SRM Power Meter.
The full length of this adjustable dropout has been used at one point or another.
The seatpost has adjustable setback.