Log in:  

Register

Canyon Aeroad or Airstreeem super tt road

Which tyres for Paris-Roubaix? Whose time trial bike is fastest? Suspension mountain bikes or singlespeeders? Talk equipment here.

Moderator: Pricey_sky

Canyon Aeroad or Airstreeem super tt road

09 Sep 2017 17:07

Hello
I need help to chose bike Canyon Aeroad cf slx 8
https://www.canyon.com/en/road/aeroad/2018/aeroad-cf-slx-8-0.html
or
Airstreeem super tt road
http://www.airstreeem.com/de/produkte/strasse/super-tt-road/

Canyon is proven company and has lower price tag with better wheels but Airstreeem has adjustable seat post option to adjust bike for TT, brakes positioned like on TT bike and looks great.

I plan to use bike for triathlons and every day ride.

Please help me decide
Darko
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 09 Sep 2017 16:27

10 Sep 2017 13:54

Under BB brakes are terrible. Not much of an issue for a TT bike but for a road bike I'd keep away from them.

If you're looking to be competitive in tri then, in reality, you need at least TT bike. If that's the case then buying an in-between bike will ultimately mean selling it on when you need a TT bike and a more road focussed bike. No frame aero benefits are going to make up for the loss of a proper aero position and the fact that tri bikes can break the UCI 3:1 rules. If it's just for "fun" tri riding focus on the road aspect of the bike. Giant Propel seems a popular option for this kind of thing, apparently the new iteration of the brakes are much better.
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
User avatar King Boonen
Moderator
 
Posts: 6,334
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 14:38

10 Sep 2017 14:11

If it's not going to be a dedicated "race bike" and used for everyday riding, get a proper road bike. As KB says, stay away from under BB brakes (although they do make the rear of the bike look very clean and cool). It is actually somewhat crazy to think that the rear brake sheltering in the turbulence from the front of the bike, the riders churning legs, the seat-tube and the seat-stays themselves makes any meaningful contribution to drag. BB-mounted brakes are marketing BS. Have them rub three times on a climb (they will) and you've lost the 6 micro-seconds you saved. I wouldn't mind betting that the strange front brakes on that Airstreem are pretty crap, too.
winkybiker
Member
 
Posts: 1,026
Joined: 30 Jun 2012 14:59
Location: Vancouver, BC.

10 Sep 2017 14:24

It looks like the brakes on the Propel which are basically V-brakes I think Winkybiker. A few club mates have them and say they are fine but require more care and maintenance than road calipers. Personally I also wouldn't bother with them and would be looking at something with direct mount calipers at most but most likely just standard mount road calipers or discs.
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
User avatar King Boonen
Moderator
 
Posts: 6,334
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 14:38

10 Sep 2017 20:31

If it must be a choice between those two bikes then get the Canyon. It's better equipped, better thought out and probably better supported by the manufacturer. As said above, the braking on the Canyon will be much better as well with direct mount Ultegra brakes in standard positions.

If you're serious about triathlon and don't ride road races or in groups then consider a time trial bike.
User avatar 42x16ss
Veteran
 
Posts: 5,387
Joined: 23 May 2009 04:43
Location: Brisbane, Aus

11 Sep 2017 21:00

I will use bike 90% of time for road that is the reason why i do not want proper TT bike but I like 2 different options of seat posts on Airstreeeam that could give more freedom for angle adjustments. Thank you for advice regarding breaks.
Darko
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 09 Sep 2017 16:27

Re:

11 Sep 2017 21:46

Darko wrote:I will use bike 90% of time for road that is the reason why i do not want proper TT bike but I like 2 different options of seat posts on Airstreeeam that could give more freedom for angle adjustments. Thank you for advice regarding breaks.

The Airstreeem seat positions do look interesting but that Aeroad looks perfect for what you're after if you want an aero road bike that can also do triathlon. Canyon are becoming a larger name manufacturer as well, which is usually better for support and warranty.
User avatar 42x16ss
Veteran
 
Posts: 5,387
Joined: 23 May 2009 04:43
Location: Brisbane, Aus

16 Sep 2017 11:34

I road the Canyon for couple hours and it is awesome. That might be my new bike next year
User avatar veganrob
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,272
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 23:15
Location: The D


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Back to top