With a 30-something kilometre blast around my test loop, I finally rolled over the first 1000km mark on my Canyon Aeroad!
It took a little longer than expected as I was busy riding my US Postal Trek 5200 plus a handful of off-road sessions, then had to contend with the absolute bucket loads of rain we’ve had in Tasmania this year, probably more rain in the past six months than in the previous six years! Good for ducks, not so good for bike riding.
Waaaay back in January of this year, the lake behind my bike in that photo was bone dry. I’m talking 100% parched earth, walk across the dustbowl, dry as it gets. Now it regularly floods across the road. But I digress, one thousand kilometres on the Aeroad speed machine so far!
Here’s my concise summary of the 2020 Canyon Aeroad after 1000km in the saddle…
- It’s dead set 100% freakin awesome!
That’s it. Enough said.
Every single Aeroad ride has been a cracker. It’s a bike that begs you to get low and pedal harder, a bike for going as fast as you can, for as long as you can! Every ride has brought a speed induced smile to my face. Right out of the box it’s been grand. Apart from switching to a 50/34T chainset, I haven’t changed a single part from standard spec. That my friends, is money well spent.
Oh and if you want a rim braked version (which you do) then you’d better act quick! As of 2021 Canyon will no longer be offering their aero weapon with rim brakes, it’s gone disc-only. #savetherimbrake