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06-10-19, 11:51 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

OK, it’s been 6 months since the purchase of the...

OK, it’s been 6 months since the purchase of the Roadlites so time for a little update. They currently have a little over 4500 miles on them and no problems in fact not even needing any ...
05-05-19, 09:12 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Ah the price of coolness... I found these water...

Ah the price of coolness... I found these water bottle cages from PDW and just had to have them for our Roadlites. The price was not in $$ but in weight. The carbon ones currently on the bikes were...
04-13-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Ok as of today we have 2500 miles on the bikes....

Ok as of today we have 2500 miles on the bikes. Would have had a little more but took the FastRoads on our motorhome trip to Sanibel and Venice a couple of weeks ago. Anyway the bikes have been...
03-13-19, 01:58 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

I wondered about what kind of tool pack I could...

I wondered about what kind of tool pack I could use with the RoadLites. Since I use the seat tube for attaching the Rhino pack, only when needed as to pack lunch for the ride or store jackets, I...
02-27-19, 02:24 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Well even with the good weather here in Fl during...

Well even with the good weather here in Fl during Feb we were only able to ad 500 miles to the Roadlites. So as of today they have 1500 miles on them. With the pollen in the air they appear more...
02-20-19, 05:28 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Understood. My wife and I spend the summer...

Understood. My wife and I spend the summer months in PEI and for the past few years have enjoyed the exchange rate but the taxes are something else.
02-20-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Have you called Canyon USA to inquire about...

Have you called Canyon USA to inquire about purchase and delivery to Canada? I was reading somewhere that it can be arranged but not via the web site. Other options are to have it shipped stateside...
02-20-19, 03:38 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Mrs DowneasTTer is 5'5" with an inseam of 32" and...

Mrs DowneasTTer is 5'5" with an inseam of 32" and fits the XS perfectly. I would take the measurements and call Canyon support. They will let you know if it is possible. Don't forget that the XS has...
02-18-19, 05:00 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Well we live near the Withlacoochee State Trail....

Well we live near the Withlacoochee State Trail. A paved rail trail running for 46 miles each way from Citrus Springs to Trilby. It's a great ride. But, there are several paved trails within an...
02-17-19, 03:56 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Well the weather has Floridized today was 85 and...

Well the weather has Floridized today was 85 and sunny. Just a beautiful day all around. So my wife and I took our Roadlites out for their first 40 mile ride to Fort Cooper for lunch and back. It was...
01-28-19, 09:44 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

That's great. Just to be curious what wheel set...

That's great. Just to be curious what wheel set did you go with? Have you gone tubeless as well? That saved quite a bit of weight over the Conti 4000 all weather tires I was using. The wheel set and...
01-28-19, 09:31 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

The Canyon is 16lbs and my CoMax 1 was 20 to 21...

The Canyon is 16lbs and my CoMax 1 was 20 to 21 lbs before the upgrades. My 2015 was delivered with a no series Shimano crank not 105's later put on the bikes. Don't forget that mine has a rack and...
01-27-19, 09:57 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Yes I can see that is possible problem down the...

Yes I can see that is possible problem down the road if the 650B rim sized doesn't make the inroad into the road market as it has the MTB market. I suspect Canyon uses a similar carbon mold as I have...
01-27-19, 09:52 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Please understand that the Giant FastRoad CoMax 1...

Please understand that the Giant FastRoad CoMax 1 is already on the high end for fitness/hybrid market at around $2000. Itís the top of the line for Giant and has similar specs to the other major...
01-24-19, 08:14 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Haven't updated in a while... so here goes. Both...

Haven't updated in a while... so here goes. Both bikes crossed the 1k mile mark during yesterday's ride. So far all has been great needing nothing other than airing the tires, cleaning and lubing the...
01-06-19, 01:47 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Well I want to go tubeless and my wife's xs frame...

Well I want to go tubeless and my wife's xs frame came with 650B wheel set. I haven't found any 30 mm tubeless road tires for 650B series wheels. I don't have room for 40s in the front fork. Any...
01-06-19, 09:23 AM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Well it's winter here in North Central FL..... so...

Well it's winter here in North Central FL..... so the longest ride so far has been 40 miles on the Withlacoochee State Trail (being a rail trail not much in the way hills). So far the bikes have...
01-01-19, 01:25 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

I haven't updated this thread for a little while...

I haven't updated this thread for a little while so here goes..... currently we have about 500 miles on them. The only thing I have done so far is clean and lube the chain. One the things that has...
12-21-18, 03:07 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

Ah, finally a proper Garmin mount: Thanks Canyon...

Ah, finally a proper Garmin mount: Thanks Canyon for the suggestion oh and Amazon for the fast delivery. Now all I need is some decent weather to ride in:...
12-20-18, 03:42 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well we have only logged 150 miles on the bikes...

Well we have only logged 150 miles on the bikes so far due mostly to the the weather here in the sunshine state. But I thought I would just do a quick update. These are very quick (even with our old...
12-20-18, 03:13 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

I hear you. I have access to a great LBS and in...

I hear you. I have access to a great LBS and in the past 8 years have purchased 6 bikes from them. I would have purchased the next two as well. But, in my mind no one offers a bike quite like the...
12-20-18, 03:07 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

I hope you found their customer service as good...

I hope you found their customer service as good as I have. Here's a pic of the locking...
12-18-18, 07:07 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

You can look at the cost of the other upgrades to...

You can look at the cost of the other upgrades to the 7. The Reynolds AR 41 whee set MSRP is $1300, the Sram Force 1 groupset runs about $1200, the FIZIK ANTARES R5 is about $120, the CANYON S15...
12-18-18, 06:30 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

The CF 7.0 is a great value and checks most of...

The CF 7.0 is a great value and checks most of the boxes. If I didn't already have my Giant Fastroad CoMax 1 set up with new wheels, and R8000 drivetrain I would have jumped on them. Just can't see...
12-18-18, 04:47 PM
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Posted By DowneasTTer

I would give them a call. You'r right I ended up...

I would give them a call. You'r right I ended up with a medium and the fit is just right (which is what the site recommended using my data and was reinforced by a call to customer service. The riding...
12-14-18, 01:24 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Thanks for the information. I just took a little...

Thanks for the information. I just took a little of my Testors Fl Black paint (which btw is a prefect match for the window switches on Audi TT's the reason I have a bottle around in the first place)....
12-13-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Talk about customer service. I noticed a couple...

Talk about customer service. I noticed a couple of small rubs on the left hand brake lever and emailed Canyon about them. They asked for a few pictures of the damage seen below. Here is a copy of the...
12-13-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Yes they are Reynolds Assault AD 41 carbon wheels...

Yes they are Reynolds Assault AD 41 carbon wheels with thru axels. The bikes are very light and responsive. We had our first ride today a short 22 miles on the Withlacoochee with our friend DGoodrow...
12-11-18, 12:12 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

I'm 5"10" with a 32" inseam. So you would be a...

I'm 5"10" with a 32" inseam. So you would be a medium or even a small on a Canyon.
12-11-18, 09:05 AM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

No the handlebar and stem are one piece. However,...

No the handlebar and stem are one piece. However, Canyon has a great fitting tool you take all kinds of measurements and it tells you the size bike to get. In our case the suggestion was dead on. I...
12-10-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Yes the cassette is huge. Don't forget though on...

Yes the cassette is huge. Don't forget though on this bike it is a 1 X system meaning it doesn't have a front derailleur so you only have 11 speeds.In order to make the range the spread of the gears...
12-10-18, 03:41 PM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well the bikes were due here on Tues. But a nice...

Well the bikes were due here on Tues. But a nice surprise was this morning’s Fed Ex ground tracking report that they would be delivered today. It was a little too cool in North Central Fl today so...
12-10-18, 10:39 AM
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Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

They're here!!!! Will update later today once I...

They're here!!!! Will update later today once I start working on them. Ah new bike day!
12-07-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well Dave you know Cilla..... The key to a happy...

Well Dave you know Cilla..... The key to a happy life is a happy WIFE. Hence I ordered two..
12-06-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,673
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well here goes.... a couple of new Canyon Roadlites

A few years ago I read about how Canyon Bikes were making a new carbon fibre framed flat bar road bike. At the time I told my wife if there were any way to get a couple of those we would. But, alas...
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