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PURE CYCLING

BICYCLE MANUAL SPEEDMAX CF SLX


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These are additional instructions for the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX. Always refer to the Canyon
bicycle manual road bike as well. Important: Assembly instructions page 7. Read pages 2-6 Your bicycle and this manual comply with the safety requirements of the EN ISO
standard 4210-2.
before riding for the first time.
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CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TABLE OF CONTENTS


COMPONENTS
2 Welcome 41 Adjusting the trail of the fork
4 General notes on this manual 42 The brake system
5 Intended use 42 Checking and readjusting the
1 Frame: 13 Stem
6 Before your first ride integrated aero brakes
a Top tube 14 Handlebars
6 Before every ride 43 Front brake

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b Down tube 15 Armrest
6 After an accident 47 Rear brake
c Seat tube 16 Extensions
7 Assembly from the BikeGuard 50 Notes on replacing the wheels
d Chainstay 17 Shift levers
23 Special features of triathlon bikes and 51 The headset
e Rear stay 18 Brake levers
time trial machines 53 Additional accessories
19 Headset
23 Time trial bar end shifters 59 Warranty
2 Saddle 20 Front brake
25 Special features of carbon wheels 61 Guarantee
3 Seat post 21 Fork
27 Adjusting the CANYON SPEEDMAX CF 62 Crash replacement
4 Seat post clamping bolt 22 Drop-out
SLX to the rider
5 Front derailleur
28 Adjusting the saddle to the correct
6 Cassette sprockets Wheel:
height
7 Rear derailleur 23 Quick-release
30 Fore-to-aft-position and saddle tilt
8 Rear brake 24 Rim
33 Adjusting the height of the handlebars
9 Chain 25 Spoke
34 Adjusting extensions and armrests
10 Chainring 26 Tyre
38 Replacing extensions
11 Crank set 27 Hub
39 Shortening the extensions
12 Pedal 28 Valve

These are additional instructions for the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX. The chapters of this table
of contents printed in black refer to your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX; there is no supplementary
information in the Canyon bicycle manual road bike. The chapters of this table of contents
printed in grey imperatively require that you refer to the Canyon road bicycle manual.

Important: Assembly instructions page 7. Read pages 2-6 before riding for the first time.
2 WELCOME WELCOME 3

DEAR CANYON CUSTOMER, Note: These additional instructions cannot


teach you all the mechanical skills of a bi-
We have summarised for you in these addi- cycle mechanic. Even a manual as big as an
tional instructions for the Canyon bicycle encyclopaedia could not describe every pos-
manual road bike a large number of tips con- sible combination of available bicycles and
cerning the use and handling of your Canyon components.
Speedmax CF SLX which take into account
the differences between this and a conven- For this reason this manual focuses on your

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tional bike. newly purchased Canyon Speedmax CF SLX
and standard components by drawing your Last of all, a few notes from us. Always ride
The chapters here supplement or even re- When carrying out these routines, be aware attention to important notes and warnings. It carefully so as not to endanger yourself or
place the relevant section in the bicycle man- that the instructions and information provid- is not, however, suitable to help you assemble others. Make it a habit to only ride with ap-
ual road bike. Thoroughly read through these ed in your manual only refer to this Canyon a complete bicycle from the Canyon frameset. propriate equipment. At the very least you
additional instructions and the bicycle manu- Speedmax CF SLX and that they do not nec- should wear a properly adjusted bike helmet,
al road bike and then essarily apply to other bikes. Due to numer- This manual cannot teach you how to ride. For sturdy shoes and suitable, brightly coloured
ous designs and model changes, it may be this reason this manual focuses on your new- clothing.
carry out exactly the assembly instructions that some of the routines are not described ly purchased bike by drawing your attention
given in the chapter “Assembly from the in every detail. For that reason it is essential to the most important notes and warnings. Your Canyon team wishes you lots of fun with
Bike­Guard“. to follow the additional instructions of our This manual cannot teach you riding a bike or your Canyon!
note and follow the information given in the component suppliers on the data medium and make you familiar with the traffic rules.
chapter “Before your first ride” in your bicy- those enclosed in the BikeGuard.
cle manual road bike. Be aware that cycling is a hazardous activity
read the chapter “Intended use“ to find out Note that the instructions and tips may re- that requires that the rider stays in control of
on how to use your new Canyon Speedmax quire further explanation depending on vari- his or her bike at all times.
CF SLX and what the permitted overall ous factors, such as the experience and skills
weight is (rider, clothing and baggage). of the person doing the work or the tools be- Like any sport, cycling involves a risk of injury
carry out the minimum functional check ing used, and some jobs may require addition- and damage. By choosing to ride a bike, you
before every ride. For more details on how al (special) tools or measures not described assume the responsibility for the risk.
to proceed, read the chapter “Before every in the manual. Note that the distance you need to
ride“ in your bicycle manual road bike. Do Always bear in mind that on a bicycle you stop your bicycle increases if you
not ride your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX un- Furthermore, you will find numerous service have no protection technology around you are riding with your hands on aerobars.
less it has passed the functional check one movies on our website www.canyon.com that that could prevent injuries, such as the body- The brake levers are not within easy reach.
hundred per cent! will help you carry out small repair and main- work or the airbag of a car.
tenance works. For your own safety, never do
On the digital data medium enclosed with work on your bicycle unless you feel absolute- Therefore, always ride carefully and respect For your own safety, never do any
these additional instructions you will find a ly sure about it. the other traffic participants. Never ride un- assembly or adjusting work on your
number of maintenance and repair routines der the influence of drugs, medication, alco- bike, unless you feel absolutely sure about
in detail. hol or when you are tired. Do not ride with a it. If you are in doubt, contact our service
second person on your bike and never ride hotline at +44 208 549 6001.
without having your hands on the handlebars. E-mail: uk@canyon.com
4 GENERAL NOTES ON THIS MANUAL INTENDED USE 5

GENERAL NOTES ON INTENDED USE CONDITION 1


Bikes of this category are designed for rid-
THIS MANUAL To define the intended purposes for the differ-
ing on hard-surface roads where the wheels
remain in permanent contact to the ground.
ent types of bicycles, we have classified our
PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE These are in general road racing bicycles with
bikes in different categories. The purpose of
FOLLOWING SYMBOLS: racing handlebars or straight handlebars, tri-
this classification is to define the test require-
athlon or time trial bicycles. The rider’s maxi-
ments complying with the respective stress as
Note that the aforementioned consequences mum weight incl. baggage should not exceed
early as during the development of our bikes.

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will not be repeated each time the symbols 120 kg. Under certain circumstances this
This is to ensure the highest possible level of
appear in the manual. This manual does not help you to assemble permissible maximum weight can be further
safety for the use of our bikes.
a bicycle from individual parts or to repair it! limited by the component manufacturers’ rec-
The technical details in the text and illustra- ommendations for use.
It is therefore of major importance that the
tions of this manual are subject to change. bikes are not used under conditions beyond
This symbol indicates an imminent This manual complies with the requirements the intended use, as this bears the risk that
risk to your life or health unless you of the EN ISO standard 4210-2. This manual is the bikes’ maximum load is exceeded and the
comply with the instructions given or take subject to European legislation. frame or other components are damaged. This
preventive measures. can result in severe crashes.
Is an instruction manual missing? Visit
This symbol warns you about ac- www.canyon.com for supplementary manu- The rider’s maximum weight incl. baggage
tions that could lead to damage to als. should not exceed 120 kg. Under certain cir-
property or the environment. cumstances this permissible maximum weight
can be further limited by the component man-
This symbol signifies information ufacturers’ recommendations for use.
i On our website you will find the lat-
about how to handle the product or i est news and useful tips together
refers to a passage in the operating in- The frame of your bike is marked according
with the addresses of our distribution to one of the following symbols indicating the
structions that deserves your special at- partners (www.canyon.com). There you Canyon bikes are not approved for
tention. category your bike belongs to. If you are not towing trailers.
will find an illustration visualising the in- sure about the category your bike belongs to,
tended use of our models. contact our service centre.
Mounting a pannier rack is not per-
mitted. The only way of riding with
baggage is by using a special bicycle back-
pack.

Canyon road bikes are intended to


Concept, text, photos and graphic design: © No part of this manual may be published,
be only used on free rollers (bicy-
Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik reprinted, translated or reproduced in ex-
cle rollers without brake). Do not use the
und -Sicherheit GmbH tracts or with electronical systems or used for
Canyon bikes are not approved in Canyon road bike on a bicycle trainer to
www.zedler.de other business purposes without prior written
general for mounting child carriers. which it is attached in any way.
Last update: February 2016, edition 2 permission of the author.
6 BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 7

BEFORE YOUR FIRST ASSEMBLY FROM THE CHECKING THE CONTENTS OF THE
BIKEGUARD
RIDE BIKEGUARD
Have you ever ridden a time trial or triathlon Assembling the bike from the BikeGuard is no
bike? Keep in mind that these are sports bikes. witchcraft, but you should proceed with care
You need to get used to them and to practise and deliberation. Unprofessional assembly
on them. Make yourself gradually familiar can render the bike unsafe.

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with your new bike in an unfrequented area
and approach the riding characteristics step We would first like to make you familiar with
by step. Attend a riding technique course. For If you hold your handlebars by aero- the components of your Canyon Speedmax CF
more information visit www.canyon.com bars (triathlon handlebars), you SLX. The BikeGuard contains the assembled frame
cannot reach the brake levers as quickly with all add-on parts and the rear wheel
Before riding your new Canyon Speedmax CF as you would from other positions, and Unfold the front cover of this manual. Here mounted. The front wheel is added sepa-
SLX for the first time, read as a minimum the your stopping distance therefore becomes you will find the illustration of a Canyon rately, possibly in a wheel bag. In addition, it
chapter “Before your first ride” in your bicycle longer. Look well ahead as you ride and be Speedmax CF SLX showing all the essential contains a box with small parts (e.g. quick-re-
manual road bike or on the included CD. prepared for longer stopping distances. components. Keep this page folded out while lease, reflectors and pedals, as the case may
you are reading. This means that you can be) as well as the Toolcase with Canyon
Note that the assignment of brake quickly find the component that is being re- torque wrench incl. bits, the Canyon assem-
BEFORE EVERY RIDE lever to brake calliper can vary from ferred to in the text. bly paste, the bicycle manuals Speedmax CF
country to country! Check the brake as- SLX, the bicycle manual road bike including
Before your first ride, read also the chapter signment. If it does not comply with your CD and further operating instructions for the
“Before every ride” in your bicycle manual habits, we recommend you having an ex- components and accessories.
road bike on the included CD and carefully pert change the lever-to-brake assign-
carry out the checks described there before ment!
every ride.
When using a box cutter make sure
Canyon time trial and triathlon neither to damage the component
AFTER AN ACCIDENT bikes are high-end sports equip-
ment, representing lightweight construc-
nor to hurt yourself. Make it a rule to cut
away from you and the component!
In case of an accident also read the chapter tion as pinnacle of engineering. Also be a
“After an accident” in your bicycle manual professional when it comes to handling of
road bike on the included CD. After an acci- the material. Misuse, unprofessional as- First, open the BikeGuard. Share your joy about your new
i Canyon Speedmax CF SLX and ask a
dent on your new Speedmax CF SLX, carry out sembly or insufficient servicing can render
the checks described in the chapter “After an the racing machine unsafe. Risk of an acci- To do this, only use a box cutter or a similar helper to assist you in unpacking it from
accident”. dent! knife with a very short blade. Never use any the BikeGuard and in assembling it.
kind of knife on the bicycle itself.
Improperly closed quick-releases The easiest and safest way to as-
can cause bicycle components to i semble the bike is when you use a
come loose. Risk of a fall! workstand or ask someone to help you.
8 ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD 9

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE ASSEMBLY USING THE CANYON TORQUE WRENCH USING THE CANYON ASSEMBLY PASTE
OF THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX
Your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX IS fully fac-
tory assembled and a test run was made. The
bicycle should be fully functional without any
further adjustments being made once the
assembly steps explained below have been
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The following section gives you a concise de-
scription of the assembly. If you are neither
skilled nor experienced in that kind of work, We from Canyon regard the use of a torque Put the matching bit into the holder of the Carbon fibre components are particularly
read the more detailed chapters in your bicy- wrench as essential to ensure that two parts Canyon torque wrench. vulnerable to damage caused by excessive
cle manual road bike; also observe the instruc- can be fixed together securely and safely. A clamping force. Canyon assembly paste cre-
tions of the component manufacturers on the torque wrench is therefore enclosed with the Insert the Allen key fully into the screw head. ates extra friction between two surfaces,
enclosed CD as well as the Profile Design delivery. allowing the necessary torque value to be re-
and Ergon instructions enclosed in print duced by up to 30 %.
format. Before your first ride, carry out the
checks described in chapter “Before every
ride” as well as the checks described in the
bicycle manual road bike.

Exceeding the maximum torque at the clamp- Slowly turn the handle of the Canyon torque This is especially useful in the clamping are-
ing bolts (e.g. at the stem, steerer tube, han- wrench. Once the bolt is getting tight, the as of handlebars and stem, steerer tube and
dlebars or seat post) leads to an excessive- pointer moves over the scale. Stop the turning stem and seat post and seat tube, i.e. three
ly high clamping force. This can cause the movement as soon as the pointer reaches the areas where too much clamping force can
component to fail and hence there is a high number of the prescribed torque value. damage either component, causing compo-
Do not clamp a frame tube or a car-
i nent failure or voiding the warranty.
bon seat post of your Speedmax CF associated risk of accidents. In addition, the
SLX in the holding jaws of a workstand! We product guarantee would be null and void in By reducing the clamping force, Canyon as-
recommend that you use a workstand such a case. sembly paste relieves stress on sensitive car-
holding the frame from inside in three are- bon surfaces, preventing damage to fibres or
as or one clamping the drop-outs of the Screws or bolts that are too loose or are done the cracking of the carbon substructure.
fork or the rear frame. You may also ask a up too tightly can cause a failure and hence Assemble your Canyon using the
helper to assist the assembly of your lead to an accident. Always observe strictly i Canyon torque wrench enclosed
Speedmax CF SLX. the torque values indicated by Canyon. with the BikeGuard.
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UNPACKING

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It also retains its effectiveness in wet con- Remove the padding (cardboard boxes), if Be careful when placing the frame on the Remove the clamping mechanism and pay
ditions and provides maximum protection available, and unpack the front wheel, packed ground. attention to the order and orientation of the
against corrosion. Canyon assembly paste in a wheel bag or not, as well as the box with small parts.
can be used for all carbon and aluminium the small parts and the Toolcase from the
connections. It’s ideal for this purpose, as it BikeGuard. MOUNTING THE SADDLE AND THE SEAT
does not harden. POST

Prior to applying Canyon assembly paste,


remove dirt particles and lubricant residues
from the surfaces to be treated. Apply a thin
and even film of Canyon assembly paste to the
cleaned surfaces using a brush or a chamois.

Mount the components, as specified. Use the


Canyon torque wrench and never exceed the
prescribed maximum torque value. Remove
Lift the frame carefully out of the BikeGuard. Hold the saddle and the seat post tight and You should be able to insert the seat post
excessive Canyon assembly paste and re-seal
Hold the handlebar tight while lifting the loosen the strap with Velcro fastener fixing easily into the frame without pressing. If you
the small sachet after use.
frame out to avoid that it drops and gets dam- the seat post to the top and down tube. cannot, loosen the clamp a little more.
aged.
Before mounting the seat post on the frame,
make sure that the seat tube is absolutely The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX has
free of sharp edges and burrs. If necessary, a seat post with a specific aero pro-
open the Allen bolt at the seat post clamp on file. In the case of the carbon seat post TRI
the upper side of the top tube by two or three the pointed end at the top of the seat post
Keep the entire packaging material should always be oriented towards the
turns.
as well as the BikeGuard in a dry front. Another option is the carbon seat
place. If you intend to ship your Canyon or post TT which has a reversed orientation.
Wheel bags are not included with to take it with you on a trip, you will have Mounting another seat post than these
i every Speedmax CF SLX. everything at hand. two is therefore impossible.
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MOUNTING THE HANDLEBARS

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Pull the seat post out again. Insert the built-in seat post clamp. Your seat post must go into the frame as a Remove the protective film from the handle-
minimum to as far as underneath the top tube bars, if available, and undo the extensions
Apply a little Canyon assembly paste to the and up to the MAX marking of the seat post. fastened to the handlebars with special
bottom part of the seat post and inside the straps with Velcro fastener. Hold the handle-
seat tube. For more information on the correct saddle bars tight while you do this so that they do not
height read the chapter “Adjusting the saddle drop and get damaged.
to the correct height”.

Never apply any grease or oil to


Slide the seat post into the seat tube to the Tighten the Allen bolt of the seat post clamp clamping areas made of carbon! It is recommended that you remove the pro-
desired saddle height. to the indicated torque value of 6 Nm. tective material in general by hand. If that is
Never ride your Canyon Speedmax not possible, it is best to use scissors, and if it
CF SLX if the MAX marking of the is really necessary, use a box cutter.
seat post is visible.

Measure the saddle height of your The Canyon Perfect Position Sys-
previous bicycle from the middle of i tem (PPS) offers you the possibility
the bottom bracket up to the top edge of to select your Canyon perfectly tuned to When using a box cutter make sure
the saddle in the middle of the saddle. your body without a test ride. For more de- you do not damage the component
Then transfer the saddle height to your tails on the PPS visit our website at or injure yourself. Make it a rule to cut
new Canyon Speedmax CF SLX. www.canyon.com away from you and the component!
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Unscrew the four clamp bolts on the bottom Apply some thread lock (medium strength) on Check the correct seat of the clamp bolt by Check the correct seat of the extensions in
side of the handlebars. the threads of the clamp bolts and tighten the turning the handlebars carefully over the en- their clamps: The plastic cover with the outlet
bolts in cross pattern to the indicated torque tire steering range. Make sure the clamp bolt opening for the Bowden cable should be flush
Unscrew the clamp bolt on the rear side of the values (front M4 bolts: 4 Nm; rear M8 bolts: does not get in contact with the frame! in the rear. You can also slide the extensions
faceplate and remove the faceplate 6 Nm). further to the rear, but only within the indicat-
ed adjustment range. Make sure the shifters
are in proper alignment.
MOUNTING THE EXTENTIONS AND THE
ARMRESTS

Position the handlebars so that they are cen- Store the Di2 junction box, the cables and ca- Mount the extensions and the armrests for Start on the left handlebar side and insert
tred on the stem and that the four holes for ble casings in the stem without any kinks. your first test ride in a very high position. In the threaded sleeves from below into the
the clamping bolts line up. Ensure that the chapter “Adjusting the extensions and the boreholes of the handlebars. Insert one con-
Bowden cables and shifter cables do not get Position the faceplate and screw in the clamp armrests“ you’ll find all necessary information necting ring per borehole. Insert spacers and
twisted or kinked, that they have smooth radii bolt a few turns by hand. Tighten the clamp for adjusting them to your individual need for further connecting rings alternately.
and are not pinched between the handlebars bolt then to the indicated torque value of training and competitive use at a later date.
and the stem. 2 Nm.

Assemble your Canyon using the


i Canyon torque wrench enclosed
with the BikeGuard.
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FRONT WHEEL MOUNTING

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Make sure the spacers are correctly aligned, Position the armrest in centred position on Take the front wheel and take off both protec- Insert the quick-release into the hollow front
i.e. the slot for the Di2-cable should be on the the top spacer, insert the clamp bolts and tive caps from the front wheel axle. wheel axle. Make sure there is one spring on
rear. tighten them to the indicated torque value of either side of the hub.
5 Nm.
When mounting the springs on either side
Check the firm seat of the armrests. of the quick-release, make sure their small­
diameter ends face the hub.

Put the clamping piece of the extensions un- Mount the extensions on the other side in the Take the quick-release for the front wheel out The quick-release lever is mounted to the left
der the top 5-mm-spacer. Insert the narrow same way. of the small parts box. Release the counter- side, i.e. opposite the chain drive. For more in-
red lock rings between the clamping piece nut and remove one of the springs from the formation on quick-releases read the chapter
and the armrest. Finish by fixing the pads with the Velcro fas- quick-release. “How to use quick-releases and thru axles” in
tener to the armrests. your bicycle manual road bike.

More details on wheel mounting are


i given in the chapter “The wheels” in
your bicycle manual road bike.
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MOUNTING THE PEDALS

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The brakes are state-of-the-art in aerody- Tighten up the counternut of the quick­­ - Make sure the front wheel is accurately cen- Before mounting the pedals, check the mark-
namics and therefore do not have a release release until the quick-release lever builds up tred between the fork blades. Make sure the ing on the pedal axles first. “R” stands for
lever. They cannot be opened. If necessary, force when closed. quick-release and the drop-out safety-tab are right pedal and “L” for left pedal. Note that the
deflate the tyre nearly completely. properly closed and seated. Verify that the left pedal has a left-handed thread that has to
Close the quick-release. Read the chapter brake is accurately centred with regard to the be tightened contrary to the direction you are
“How to use quick-releases and thru axles” in rim. accustomed to, i.e. anticlockwise.
your bicycle manual road bike beforehand.
Inflate the tyre to the maximum pressure in- Spin both wheels to make sure they run true.
dicated on the side of the tyre.

Mount the front wheel by carefully pressing For more information on tyres and inner tubes Check whether the brake pads hit the braking Apply a little grease on the pedal threads be-
the tyre together and pushing the hub togeth- read the chapter “The wheels” in your bicycle surfaces of the rims with their entire surface. fore screwing in the pedals.
er with the quick-release into the drop-outs. manual road bike.
For more information read the chapter “The
brake system”.
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DI2 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND CHARGER CHECKING AND ADJUSTING

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Screw each pedal manually into the thread of Fix the white reflector to the handlebars and On the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX the Di2 Check the proper functioning of the gears.
its crank by two to three full turns. Continue the red reflector to the seat post as well as the battery is located in the frame, more pre- Shift through all the gears. Make sure that
by using a pedal spanner to tighten the pedals spoke reflectors to the spokes. cisely in the area of the bottom bracket. The the rear derailleur does not collide with the
firmly. battery must be removed by Canyon. Contact spokes when the chain runs on the largest
our service hotline at +44 208 549 6001 for sprocket.
assistance.
For more information on how to adjust the
gears read the chapter “The gears“ in your
bicycle manual road bike.

After the wheel mounting do a brake test at


standstill. Actuating the brake lever should
generate a clear-cut braking response before
the lever touches the handlebars.

Some types of pedal have to be tightened with The Di2 battery is charged via a USB-port on
an Allen key. the junction box located under the stem face-
plate. Adjusting the gears of a bike with
disc wheels requires a certain
Only charge the rechargeable battery with the amount of experience and should, there-
Check the reliable fit of the pedals battery charger that is supplied. Do not use fore, be left to a skilled mechanic. If in
the charger from another manufacturer, even
after about 100 km (60 miles). The doubt, ask an expert to adjust your Canyon
if the plugs of the battery charger fit into your
pedals can come loose, and this can de- Speedmax CF SLX. However, if you want to
rechargeable battery.
stroy the thread and throw the rider off the do this adjustment on your own, restrict
bike. Also check the reliable fit of the other Observe the road traffic regulations yourself to work for which you have the
i For more information read the chapter
bolts according to the prescribed torque in the country where you use the necessary expert knowledge and the suit-
“Shimano Di2” in your bicycle manual road
values. road bike. bike or on www.shimano.com able tools.
22 ASSEMBLY FROM THE BIKEGUARD SPECIAL FEATURES OF TRIATHLON BIKES AND TIME TRIAL MACHINES 23

SPECIAL FEATURES OF
TRIATHLON BIKES AND
TIME TRIAL MACHINES
Your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX is equipped
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trial races, which must be performed in a par-
Adjust the position of the saddle and the In particular, make sure there is enough ticularly aerodynamic seating position.
hands on the handlebars and check the firm clearance between crotch and top tube to so
seat of the handlebars, grips and seat post, you cannot hurt yourself when you have to get As a rule, the seating position is set to be
as described in the chapter “Adjusting the off quickly. somewhat more upright on a triathlon bike
Canyon Speedmax CF SLX to the rider”. than for a time trial machine.

For more information on the seating posi-


tion read the chapter “Adjusting the Canyon
Speedmax CF SLX to the rider”.

TIME TRIAL BAR END SHIFTERS


With these aerobar models the shift levers are
positioned at the extensions’ ends, and the
brake levers at the ends of the basic (bull-
horn) handlebars. When you ride with your
back in a horizontal position, the brake levers
are out of reach for your hands and the reac-
tion time is longer, which makes your stopping
distance longer. For this reason it is very im-
portant to anticipate problems when riding.
Triathlon bikes and time trial ma-
The position of the basic handlebars and also chines have specific riding charac-
the extensions under the armrests can be set teristics. Make yourself gradually familiar
After completing the assembly and
to suit your personal requirements. with your new bike in an unfrequented
checks it is essential to give your
Canyon a test ride in a level, unfrequented area and approach the riding characteris-
Make sure your forearms are always comfort- tics step by step.
area (e.g. in a parking lot)! Wrong assem-
ably rested, i.e. your elbows should project
bly or improper adjustments that become
beyond the armrests a little towards the rear.
apparent in road traffic can make you lose Practise riding a triathlon or time
Never ride your Canyon if the MAX control of your Canyon with unforeseeable i trial bike with the help of an experi-
marking of the seat post is visible. consequences! enced trainer.
24 SPECIAL FEATURES OF TRIATHLON BIKES AND TIME TRIAL MACHINES SPECIAL FEATURES OF CARBON WHEELS 25

In the case of the shift levers with Di2 at the


ends of the extensions for triathlon and time SPECIAL FEATURES OF
trial use you only need to gently touch the
control buttons to shift through the gears.
CARBON WHEELS
Shift to the bigger sprockets with the upper As carbon wheels are made of carbon fibre
control button. Press the lower control button reinforced plastic they come with particular
to shift to the smaller sprockets. aerodynamic properties and low weight.

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There is also the option to have the control As the braking surfaces are made of carbon,
button function changed. This can be done there are some things to keep in mind. Only
with a special test device from Shimano use brake pads that are suitable for carbon
which is also used for troubleshooting. If wheels. Our recommendation is to always use
necessary, contact our service hotline at those from the wheel manufacturer, the same
+44 208 549 6001. as those that Canyon supplied as original
brake pads with the specific wheel.
The control buttons transmit the shifting
command to the rear derailleur via the cable In addition, only use pad holders from Canyon!
(Di2). Then the rear derailleur swivels, caus-
ing the chain to climb onto the next sprock- Carbon brake pads usually wear down faster
et. It is therefore important when changing than conventional brake pads. For that rea-
gears to continue pedalling smoothly without son, check their adjustment regularly and
force as long as the chain is moving between replace the pads before long journeys or com-
sprockets or chainwheels! There are, howev- petitions as a precautionary measure. In par-
er, special guides in the chainrings of today’s ticular, if it will be wet.
bikes which allow for switching gears under
load. Changing gears under load shortens, Keep in mind that the braking response of the
however, the service life of your chain consid- Also observe the particulars given
rims needs getting used to, in particular in i in the chapter “Special characteris-
erably. wet conditions. Therefore, test your brakes in
tics of carbon” in your bicycle manual road
a place free of traffic until you have full con-
Furthermore, this can make the chain stuck bike.
trol of your bicycle.
between the chainstay and the chainrings
(also referred to as “chain-suck”). Therefore, Be sure to read the enclosed oper- If you have standard wheels, make it
avoid changing gears while pedalling with i ating instructions of the gear manu- i a rule to use the original brake pads
force, in particular when changing gears with facturer. of your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.
the front derailleur.
Note that the distance you need to Shimano and Campagnolo offer car-
stop your bicycle increases if you i bon brake pads, as well. These are,
are riding with your hands on aerobars. however, designed to match Shimano and
The brake levers are not within easy reach. Campagnolo rims.
26 SPECIAL FEATURES OF CARBON WHEELS ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER 27

The brake surfaces of the carbon rims are


sensitive to heat. Therefore, when you are rid- ADJUSTING THE
ing in the mountains, avoid any drag braking.
CANYON SPEEDMAX
Riding downhill e.g. with a permanently acti-
vated rear wheel brake may heat up the mate-
CF SLX TO THE RIDER
rial and result in a deformation. The rim could The (seating) position is crucial for your
sustain damage and the inner tube could well-being and the development of your rid-

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burst or a glued tubular tyre could come un- ing performance on your Canyon. Therefore,
done, thus causing an accident. adjust both saddle and handlebars of your
Canyon Speedmax CF SLX to your needs as
Always use both brakes simultaneously and accurately as possible.
release them intermittently to allow the ma-
terial to cool off. In triathlons and time trials the seating posi-
tion is set to produce the minimum air resist- All the tasks described in the follow-
ance. However, depending on the length and ing require some experience, and
duration of the sections to be covered, this the appropriate tools and manual skills. If
aero position with low handlebars placed well you are not sure, it is recommended that
forward can lead to problems that reduce the you only check your seating position. If in
performance that can be achieved. doubt, ask an expert to adjust your Canyon
Speedmax CF SLX.
For that reason ensure when adjusting the
Check the condition of the brake fore-to-aft position, the height of the han- After carrying out assembly work,
pads at short intervals, as they dlebars and the position of extensions and always make a short check (see
might wear down faster than with alumini- armrests that the resulting seating position chapter “Before every ride”) and do a test
um rims. can be maintained over the entire distance ride in an unfrequented place or on a quiet
of your training or competition sections with- road. This will allow you to safely check
Keep in mind that wet weather re- out causing tension, restricted mobility and/ whether everything is in good order.
duces your braking power consider- or breathing or even a painful posture that
ably. Do not go for a ride, when it is about would affect your performance. Typically a
If you are taking part in time trial
to rain or in wet conditions. Nevertheless, more upright position is chosen for triathlons i competitions you should bear in
if you will find yourself with your Canyon than for time trials, which are mostly over
mind that the international sport cycling
on a wet or moist road, ride particularly shorter distances.
association UCI has set stipulations re-
carefully and at clearly reduced speed. garding the horizontal position of the sad-
dle and the extensions. Ensure when ad-
Check the condition of the brakes justing the seating position that these
i and make sure you only ride with stipulations are complied with, otherwise,
brake pads that are suitable for the re- in the worst case, you could be disqualified
spective (carbon) rims! from the competition.
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Align the handlebars such that you still have Sit on the saddle and put one heel on the ped-
your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX fully under al at its lowest point. Your leg must be fully
control even in critical riding situations and stretched in this position. Ensure that your
can operate the steering and the brakes at all hips remain straight when doing this.
times without any restrictions. Check this by
carrying out an extensive test ride in a place In order to adjust the saddle height, undo the
free of traffic or on a quiet road. Allen bolt at the seat post clamp on the upper
side of the top tube.

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Bear in mind that any changes to the position
of the saddle, handlebars, extensions and Now you can adjust the saddle height to the
armrests also affect the other parameters of desired position. Do not use brute force, if the
the seating position as a result. Correct them seat post does not move easily inside the seat
as required so that the final result is a seat- tube. Contact, if necessary, our service hot-
ing position on your triathlon or time trial bike line at +44 208 549 6001.
that is safe, comfortable enough and none-
theless aerodynamically optimal. Do not pull the seat post out as far as to let
the mark on the shaft come into view.
ADJUSTING THE SADDLE TO THE CORRECT
Do not ride if the seat post has been
HEIGHT Re-tighten the seat post. Do this by tightening
pulled out beyond the line with the
The correct saddle height is all a matter of the Allen bolt at the seat post clamp on the
MAX marking! The seat post might break
how it allows you to pedal. upper side of the top tube to the indicated
or cause severe damage to the frame.
torque value of 6 Nm.
Attention: When pedalling, the ball of your big
toe should be positioned above the centre of Does the leg stretch test now produce the Under no circumstances grease the
the pedal spindle. With your feet in this po- right result? Check by moving your foot and seat tube of a carbon frame. Once
sition you should not be able to stretch your pedal to the lowest point. If the ball of your greased carbon fibre may never ever be
legs completely at the lowest point. If the sad- big toe is exactly above the pedal centre fixed in a secure and safe way again!
dle is too high, you will have trouble passing (ideal pedalling position) your knee should
through the lowest point and your pedalling be slightly bent. If this is the case, the saddle Tighten carefully by approaching
will become awkward. If the saddle is too low, height is adjusted to the correct height. the prescribed maximum torque val-
you may soon find your knees aching. You can ue in small steps (0.5 Nm increments)
check the height of your saddle in the follow- whilst constantly checking the proper fit of
ing simple way. This is best done wearing flat- the component. Never exceed the maxi-
soled shoes. For the adjustment and the check it
i can be helpful to mount your mum torque value indicated by Canyon!
Speedmax CF SLX on a roller-type home
trainer and to set the front wheel to the Do not overtighten the binder bolt of
same height. In this way you can try out the the seat post clamp. Otherwise the
seating position with no risk. A mirror seat post or the frame can be damaged.
makes it easier to check this. Risk of an accident!
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FORE-TO-AFT-POSITION AND SADDLE TILT

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The fore-and-aft position of the saddle can be Slide the seat post in the seat tube to the de- Undo the two Allen bolts which clamp the If the range is not enough, you can undo the
adjusted individually over a wide range. Four sired saddle height and tighten the Allen bolt saddle slide to the seat post by two or three two almost vertical bolts. Shift the saddle
adjustment options are available for this: at the seat post clamp to the indicated torque turns. If necessary, hold the bolts in place on rails in the saddle clamping device.
value of 6 Nm. the other side with another Allen wrench.

≥ Shifting the saddle rails in the saddle clamp-


ing device
≥ Clamping the saddle rails in the front or rear
clamping slide holes
≥ Shifting the saddle slide horizontally in the
slotted hole of the seat post
≥ Turning the saddle slide on the seat post by
180°

However, this also influences your pedalling.

Depending on whether the saddle is posi- In addition, the saddle slide can be turned by If the saddle slide cannot yet be shifted, also Ensure when doing this that the saddle rails
tioned more to the front or more rearwards, 180° on the seat post. This produces a wide loosen the two nearly vertical bolts a little have been positioned in such a way that the
your legs will reach the pedals to a greater or adjustment range of 0 mm to 85 mm distance without shifting the saddle in the saddle clamp of the seat post is within the prescribed
lesser extent from behind. from the middle of the bottom bracket. clamping device. range. If there is no marking at the sad-
dle rails, the clamping must be done on the
You can now move the saddle horizontally in straight portion of the rails and on no account
the seat post and adjust the tilt to your needs. on the front or rear bend. Risk of breakage!
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ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT OF THE HANDLEBARS

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If the adjustment range is still not sufficient, As a further option, the saddle clamping bolts Set the saddle so that it is horizontal or in- The handlebar height and the stem length de-
fully unscrew the Allen bolts. Remove the sad- can optionally be tightened in the front or rear clined slightly forward. If the saddle is in- termine the forward inclination of your upper
dle slide from the seat post, turn it round by clamping slide holes at the saddle clamping clined too far forward you cannot pedal with- body. The lower the handlebars position and/
180° and put it back in again. device. When fixing the saddle, make sure the out stress. You will constantly have to lean or the bigger the distance between saddle and
saddle clamping head lies close around the against the handlebars to prevent yourself
handlebars, the more inclined the upper body.
from slipping off the saddle.
saddle rails and do up both Allen bolts to the
indicated torque value of 4 Nm. After fastening the saddle check whether it
resists tilting by bringing your weight to bear
on it once with your hands on the tip and once
at the rear end. Use a torque wrench with bits
and never exceed the maximum tightening
torque!

Use a torque wrench with bits and


never exceed the maximum tighten-
ing torque!
This means a more streamlined position
for the rider and more weight to bear on the
Never ride if the seat post has been front wheel, but the extremely inclined po-
Re-assemble the saddle, saddle clamping Now set the desired amount of tilt of the sad- pulled out beyond the MAX marking sition proves less comfortable, as the strain
device and saddle slide in the new positions. dle. Tighten the lower Allen bolts evenly so or if the saddle has been clamped outside on wrists, arms, upper body and neck will in-
When mounting the Allen bolts pay attention the saddle remains at the desired angle. Use the clamping area! The seat post might crease.
to the order of nuts, spacers and bolts and a torque wrench. If the clamping your seat break or sustain damage. Risk of a fall!
tighten them only to the point where the sad- post is not tight with a torque value of 8 Nm, Wind tunnel tests have proved that
dle clamping device can still be moved. tighten it further in small steps (0.5 Nm in- Check the screwed and bolted con- i the lowest position is not always the
crements) up to a maximum torque value of nections once a month with a torque fastest position. If you need help with the
10 Nm. Do not exceed the maximum tightening wrench in accordance with the values giv- setting/finding the best seating position,
torque! en in the chapter “Recommended tighten- contact a bike fitting provider, if neces-
ing torques”. sary.
34 ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER 35

ADJUSTING EXTENSIONS AND ARMRESTS

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The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX is available The height of the extensions and the armrests In case you want to mount the extensions at If necessary, also replace the threaded
with two stems of different lengths, three can be adjusted by various arrangements of a lower height, you can use the respectively sleeves by shorter or longer ones, according
handlebar versions and five different exten- the clamps for the extensions and the sup- shorter threaded sleeves and clamp bolts. to the desired overall height of the spacers.
sions: plied spacers in 5 mm steps.
Special spacer kits are also available as ac-
≥ Stem length: 65 or 85 cm. cessory (“Switch Plate”, “Team Switch Plate”
≥ Handlebar: “Rise” (grip position 50 mm and “Angled Spacer”); these are intended
higher), “Flat” (0 mm) or “Drop” (40 mm to adjust the position of the extensions and
lower). Handlebar width of all three ver- armrests to the individual needs. For more
sions: 410 mm. detailed information read the chapter “Addi-
≥ Extensions: ”L-Bend“, ”S-Bend“ and tional accessories”.
”Straight“ (all made of carbon) as well as
”J-Bend“ and ”Lazy S-Bend“ (made of alu- If you want to change the height of the exten-
minium). sions or use one of the specific spacer kits,
remove the foam paddings from the armrests
Handlebars and stems must be replaced by first. Unscrew the clamp bolts of the exten-
Canyon only. If you are not happy with your Do not stack more than three spacers on top sions on the left side of the handlebars entire- Then insert spacers and connecting rings al-
handlebar and/or seating position, contact of one another on each side, they should not ly and remove the armrest, the spacers and ternately until you reach the desired height.
our service hotline at +44 208 5496001. be higher than 80 mm. the extensions including connecting rings, Make sure the spacers are correctly aligned,
except from the two bottom connecting rings i.e. the slot for the Di2-cable should be on the
which remain on the handlebars. rear.

In choosing the threaded sleeves


and clamp bolts make sure in any
For more information on the respec- case that the clamp bolts have to be
itive forms see our website at screwed in by 20 full turns into the thread-
www.canyon.com ed sleeves at least. Risk of breakage!
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Use the narrow red terminating rings between The armrests can be mounted lengthways in Check the firm seat of the armrest and change Finish by fixing the pads with the Velcro fas-
the top spacer and the armrest. three different positions and sideways in two the height of the extension on the right han- tener to the armrests.
different positions. dlebar side in the same way.
Make a test ride to check the seating position.

In the case of the handlebar model “Drop”, the Insert the suitable clamp bolt and tighten it to Check again that the extensions sit correct- Once you have determined the final seating
extension clamp can also be mounted under- the indicated torque value of 5 Nm. ly in their clamps: The plastic cover with the position, loosen the clamp bolts once again.
neath the handlebars. Do not forget to insert outlet opening for the Bowden cable should Apply some thread lock (medium strength)
the connecting rings. be flush in the rear or project within the in- on the threads of the clamp bolts and tighten
dicated adjustment range from the clamp to them to the indicated torque value of 5 Nm.
the rear.
Make sure that you only clamp the extensions
Make sure the shifters are in proper align- within the marked area (“End of clamping
ment. area”).
38 ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER 39

REPLACING EXTENSIONS SHORTENING THE EXTENSIONS

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If you wish to swap the extensions for anoth- Take the new extension in your hand and guide Once you have found your final seating po- Do not blow away the chips and dust pro-
er model, you must first of all undo the cable the cable into the extension and through the sition, it may be necessary to shorten the duced by sawing. Pick up the chips and dust
plug of the shifter cable that runs through the opening to the outside. If necessary, use a extensions. Mark the area where you intend with a damp rag and dispose of the rag imme-
extensions. Only then can you unscrew the loop (e.g. made from a cable binder) to make to saw off the extensions. Orient yourself to- diately afterwards!
installed extensions. it easier to thread the cable through the open- wards the printed scale. Do not saw beyond
ing. the “End of cutting area” line.

Now hold the unscrewed extensions firmly at Now push the extension clamping piece back Do not clamp the extensions in a vice for Carefully deburr the cut end with a fine-
the rear and pull off the extension clamping on and mount the extensions on the handle- sawing, they could be destroyed. Clamp the toothed file. Run the file along the tube to-
piece in the direction of the cable. bars. extensions in a suitable device, e.g. a special wards the sawn end and not in the other
bracket. direction, otherwise there is a risk that the
You can find further information in the chap-
If you wish to replace the standard extensions fibrous material (in the case of carbon exten-
ter “Adjusting extensions and armrests”. Saw the extensions with a metal saw with a
with another version, the shift levers must be sharp, fine-toothed blade (24t) and with light sions) could fan out.
removed and installed again afterwards. Note Five different versions of extensions pressure along the marking. Make sure that
the corresponding information in the operat- i are available. You can choose be- you do not inhale or ingest the chips and the
ing instructions of the gear manufacturer. tween the options L-Bend, S-Bend and dust.
Straight (all made of carbon) as well as
J-Bend and Lazy S-Bend (made of alumin-
ium).
40 ADJUSTING THE CANYON SPEEDMAX CF SLX TO THE RIDER ADJUSTING THE TRAIL OF THE FORK 41

ADJUSTING THE TRAIL


OF THE FORK

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After sawing carbon extensions seal the cut
end with two-component adhesive (epoxy
resin), clear lacquer or superglue.

Immediately wipe off to the side of the exten- Due to the innovative Rake Shift inserts in All in all, you can choose between three po-
sions any residues of adhesive after the seal- the forks the trail and hence also the riding sitions by replacing and turning around the
ing. Let the adhesive harden fully before you behaviour can be modified to suit the wishes asymmetric rake shift inserts from left to
mount the extensions again. of the rider. right.

The middle position is obtained by mounting


the symmetrical inserts.

The trail is thus changed by 2.5 mm in each


Open the bolt of the Rake Shift with a TX 10 case. A long trail (= axle position further
L-wrench (Torx). Now you can remove the back) makes for somewhat steadier running,
Shortening the extensions requires Rake Shift insert. a short trail (= axle position further forward)
a certain amount of experience and makes for a somewhat more agile geometry.
Extensions must only be sawn off should, therefore, be left to a skilled me-
within the marked area (“End of cut- Ensure that the Rake Shift inserts are aligned
chanic. If in doubt, ask an expert to adjust at both ends of the drop-outs so that the drop- Then insert the bolts and do them up to a
ting area”). your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX. However, torque of 0.9 Nm.
out safety tabs (projections) point outwards.
if you want to do this adjustment on your
Do not saw off extensions without a own, restrict yourself to work for which The symmetrical inserts can be obtained from
Canyon as accessories. Contact our service
printed scale (“End of clamping you have the necessary expert knowledge
hotline at +44 208 549 6001.
area”). Risk of an accident! and the suitable tools.
42 THE BRAKE SYSTEM THE BRAKE SYSTEM 43

THE BRAKE SYSTEM CHECKING AND READJUSTING THE


INTEGRATED AERO BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE

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Canyon has developed for the Speedmax CF Due to its special construction, the Speedmax Remove the front wheel to check the brake. Correct the position of the cable holder, if
SLX a special aero brake system that is inte- brake has two systems to adjust. One for the Unscrew the clamp bolts of the brake cover necessary by means of the respective cable
grated into the fork and the frame. Its special cable length and another to take up wear in and remove the brake cover. adjuster through which the brake cable comes
design requires that you carefully note the the brake pads. out of the fork steerer. If the cable adjuster is
following information regarding operation, too tight, you may use a small Allen key.
adjustment and checking. Check the adjustment of the front and rear
wheel brake at least every 500 kilometres
and/or after every longer ride in the rain.

Before you use any wheels other than the


ones supplied as standard, contact our ser-
vice hotline at +44 208 549 6001.

Check whether the triangular cable holder is


positioned correctly: its guide must run in the
rail and the lasered line must be positioned If its adjustment range is not sufficient, undo
within the range marked on the brake arms. the two clamping bolts at the cable holder and
correct the cable adjustment. Then tighten
the two clamping bolts to the indicated torque
It is imperative to do a brake test value of 2.5 Nm.
after the assembly; also do a test
ride in an unfrequented place or on a lone-
ly road. This will allow you to safely check
whether everything is in good order. If you New brake pads have to be bedded
Always use the original brake pad are not sure, it is recommended that you in before they reach their optimal
holders. Using brake pad holders or Do not use rims which do not allow a only check your seating position. If neces- braking performance. Accelerate your
pads of other manufacturers may render suitable adjustment of the brake sary, ask an expert to adjust your Canyon. Canyon 30 to 50 times to around 30 km/h
the brake ineffective. Risk of an accident! due to their width. Risk of an accident! (18 mph) and bring it to a halt each time.
44 THE BRAKE SYSTEM THE BRAKE SYSTEM 45

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This is how the triangle must be adjusted. If this is not the case, release the silver lock Completely unscrew the small Allen bolt at If you want to change the brake pads includ-
nut on the outside of the brake arms a little. the brake pad holder. Remove the worn brake ing brake pad holders, hold pad and holder
Re-mount the front wheel. This allows you to adjust the brake arms by pads from the brake pad holder. tight and unscrew the bolt. Disassemble them
tightening or unscrewing the respective set completely and pay attention to their orienta-
screw with a 2-mm-Allen key until there is a tion.
gap of approx. 1 to 1.5 mm on both sides be-
tween brake pads and rim sides.

Once the position of the cable holder is cor- If the pads still cannot be adjusted correctly, Insert the new original brake pads matching The brake system must be fitted with the sup-
rect, check whether the gap between the they are worn down and must be replaced by the rim into the brake pad holder. Pay atten- plied original brake pads only or, if another
brake pads and the rim sides is approx. 1 to new brake pads (from Canyon!). tion to the correct orientation. Tighten the wheel type was mounted, with brake pads
1.5 mm on each side. Allen bolt to a torque value of 2 Nm. matching this wheel type. Otherwise there is
Remove the front wheel again. a risk of brake failure!
Check the adjustment of the brakes as de-
scribed above.

Always use the original Canyon


brake pad holders.
46 THE BRAKE SYSTEM THE BRAKE SYSTEM 47

REAR BRAKE

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Mount the new brake pad together with the Always tighten the clamp bolts of the brake Unscrew the clamp bolts of the brake cover Correct the position of the cable holder, if
brake pad holder as well as the spacers and pad holders to the indicated torque value of and remove the brake cover. necessary by means of the respective ca-
bolt in the same order and orientation as you 5 to 7 Nm. ble adjuster through which the brake cable
dismounted them previously. comes out of the frame. If the cable adjuster
Check the adjustment of the brakes as de- is too tight, you may use a small Allen key.
Re-mount the front wheel. scribed above.

Make sure that the brake pads are oriented Re-mount the brake cover. Tighten the clamp Check whether the triangular cable holder is If its adjustment range is not sufficient, undo
correctly to the braking surface of the rim. For bolts to the indicated torque value of 2 Nm. positioned correctly: its guide must run in the the two clamping bolts at the cable holder and
more information read the chapter “Checking Make sure that the clamp bolts are provided rail and the lasered line must be positioned correct the cable adjustment. Then tighten
and readjusting road bike brakes” in your bicy- with thread lock (“Loctite”, medium strength). within the range marked on the brake arms. the two clamping bolts to the indicated torque
cle manual road bike. value of 2.5 Nm.
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This is how the triangle must be adjusted. If the pads still cannot be adjusted correctly, Check the adjustment of the brakes as de- Mount the new brake pad together with the
they are worn down and must be replaced by scribed above. holder as well as the spacers and the bolt in
Once the position of the cable holder is cor- new brake pads (from Canyon!). the same order and orientation as removed
rect, check whether the gap between the previously.
brake pads and the rim sides is approx. 1 to Remove for this purpose the rear wheel.
1.5 mm on each side. Re-mount the rear wheel.

If this is not the case, release the silver lock Completely unscrew the small Allen bolt at If you want to change the brake pads includ- Make sure that the brake pads are oriented
nut on the inside of the brake arms a little. the brake pad holder. Remove the worn brake ing brake pad holders, hold pad and holder correctly to the braking surface of the rim. For
This allows you to adjust the brake arms by pad from the brake pad holder. Pay attention tight and unscrew the bolt. Disassemble them more information read the chapter “Checking
tightening or unscrewing the respective set to the correct orientation. completely and pay attention to their orienta- and readjusting road bike brakes” in your bicy-
screw with a 2-mm-Allen key until there is a tion. cle manual road bike.
gap of approx. 1 to 1.5 mm on both sides be- Insert the new original brake pad matching
tween brake pads and rim sides. the rim into the brake pad holder. Tighten the The brake system must be fitted with the sup- Always tighten the clamp bolts of the brake
Allen bolt to a torque value of 2 Nm. plied original brake pads only or, if another pads to the indicated torque value of 5 to
wheel type was mounted, with brake pads 7 Nm.
matching this wheel type. Otherwise there is
a risk of brake failure!
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NOTES ON REPLACING THE WHEELS


THE HEADSET

1 3

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2

Check the adjustment of the brakes as de- If you want to mount wheels of different rim If your Speedmax CF SLX makes knocking In the case of the integrated headset of the
scribed above. widths, you have to check the correct adjust- noises when you are riding or braking, you Canyon Speedmax CF SLX the bearing play
ment of the brake system. should check the headset. Perform the check is adjusted by means of three threaded pins
of the headset which is invisible from outside (1-3) at the pressure plate in the stem.
as described in the chapter “The headset” in
your bicycle manual road bike.

Re-mount the brake cover. Tighten the clamp If you change from aluminium to carbon or If you can feel any play in the bearings, un- Tighten the three threaded pins carefully in
bolts to the indicated torque value of 3 Nm. vice versa, you must also change the pads screw the clamp bolt of the stem faceplate clockwise direction by using a 2-mm-Allen
Make sure that the clamp bolts are provided and use the original brake pads. Adjust the and remove the faceplate. key. Start with half a turn on each pin and
with thread lock (“Loctite”, medium strength). brake as described above. make sure that all three threaded pins are
tightened evenly.
If you are in doubt, contact our service hotline
at +44 208 549 6001.
Brake pads which do not match the
wheel or which are adjusted incor- Do not tighten these adjusting bolts,
rectly may render the brake ineffective. they are intended to be used for a
Risk of an accident! fine adjustment of the play!
52 THE BRAKE SYSTEM ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES 53

ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
TRI BOTTLE ADAPTER

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Check again for bearing play. Tighten by an- Re-position the stem faceplate and tighten This adapter allows the assembly of one to two As an alternative you can also fasten the
other half turn, if necessary, and check again. its clamp bolt to the indicated torque value bottle cages behind/under the saddle. Before “Triathlon Bottle Adapter 30degree“ or the
Do not tighten the bearing too much. of 2 Nm. mounting remove the rubber cover on the rear “Triathlon Twin Bottle Adapter“, and on top
side of the seat post. Tighten the clamp bolts of them one (within easy reach turned by 30
to the indicated torque value of 4 Nm. degrees) or two bottle cages (to the side). In
doing so also observe the indicated torque
value of 4 Nm for the clamp bolts.

CARBON SEATPOST TT

Check the bearing for ease of running, by lift- Position one bottle cage on the adapter and This seat post allows a positioning of the sad-
ing the front wheel and by moving it. screw one clamp bolt respectively into the dle further to the rear. In case you take part
Adjusting the headset requires a two thread holes of the adapter by tightening in a time trial competition under UCI regula-
certain amount of experience and them to the indicated torque value of 4 Nm. tions, this may be necessary to observe the
should, therefore, be left to a skilled me- provisions for the horizontal saddle position.
chanic. If in doubt, ask an expert to adjust
your Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.
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TOOLBAG REPLACING THE SEAT POST SWITCH PLATE KIT

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Under the tool-free removable top tube cover If you want to exchange the standard seat Undo the two Allen bolts which clamp the sad- With the “Switch Plate Kit” you can shift the
there is a small bag containing all necessary post against the “TT” version, release the Al- dle slide to the seat post and unscrew them extensions and the armrests by 15 mm in-
accessories to repair a puncture. len bolt at the seat post clamp on the upper completely. Remove the saddle slide from the wards or outwards. All necessary working
side of the top tube. seat post and position it on the “Carbon Seat- steps and instructions are given in the chap-
post TT”. Make sure that the pointed end at ter “Adjusting extensions and armrests“.
the top of the seat post is oriented towards
the rear contrary to the direction of motion.

Toolbag contents: spare tube, tyre lever, CO2 Now the released seat post can be removed Fasten the saddles slide clamp mechanism on Replace the standard spacers by the offset
adapter, CO2 cartridge (2) from the frame. Do not use brute force, if the the seat post, as described in chapter “Fore- spacers in the desired position and fasten
seat post does not move easily inside the seat to-aft-position and saddle tilt“. In this chapter them with the supplied shorter threaded
tube. Contact, if necessary, our service hot- you also find all further steps to adjust the sleeves and clamp bolts. Observe the indi-
line at +44 208 549 6001. best seating position. cated torque values and make sure that the
clamp bolts are screwed in by 20 full turns
into the threaded sleeves at least.
56 ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES 57

ANGLED SPACER KIT

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Insert further threaded sleeves from below Insert the “Team” spacers directly under the With the “Angled Spacer Kit” you can change If necessary, use the supplied shorter thread-
into the offset spacers and mount further armrests and fasten the spacers with the the inclination of the extensions and the arm- ed sleeves and clamp bolts and observe the
spacers, the clamping pieces of the exten- suitable threaded sleeves and clamp bolts. rests by 9 degrees upwards. All necessary indicated torque values.
sions and the armrests, as described in the Observe the indicated torque values. working steps and instructions are given in
chapter “Adjusting extensions and armrests”. the chapter “Adjusting extensions and arm-
rests“.

TEAM SWITCH PLATE SET

With the “Team Switch Plate Set” you can Place the armrests in the desired position on Position the angled spacers directly under the Position the clamping pieces of the exten-
shift the armrests in several positions to the the “Team“ spacers and fasten the armrests, extensions and fasten the spacers and the sions on the pressfit threaded sleeves of the
side and to the rear. All necessary working as described in the chapter “Adjusting exten- “Angled Spacer Kit”. angled spacers and mount the armrests, as
steps and instructions are given in the chap- sions and armrests”. To do so use the special described in the chapter “Adjusting exten-
ter “Adjusting extensions and armrests“. countersunk bolts supplied and tighten them sions and armrests“.
to the indicated torque value of 3 Nm.
58 ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE 59

GARMIN MOUNT
WARRANTY
Your bike was manufactured with care and
delivered to you largely preassembled. We are
obliged by law to guarantee that your bike is
free of any defects which considerably reduce
its value or fitness for use or make it worthless
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the first two years after purchase. We are your Always use your bike for its intended use

contact in the event of defects and you can get


With the optional “Garmin Mount” Garmin cy- Unscrew the clamp bolt out of the “Garmin in touch with us at the indicated address. We wish you safe and happy cycling wherev-
cle computers or cycle computers using the Mount” and insert it into the “Aero Bottle” er your bike takes you. If you have any ques-
same attachment standard can be mounted from the front. Insert the clamp bolt and tight- In order for your claims to be processed tions, call our service hotline at +44 208 549
in front of the equally optional “Aero Bottle”. en it to the indicated torque value of 3 Nm. smoothly it is necessary that you present your 6001.
For this purpose the rubber cover of the bottle Finish by re-mounting the rubber cover on the receipt. Therefore, keep your receipt in a safe
must be modified first. bottle. place.

To ensure a long service life and good dura-


bility of your bike only use it for its intended
purpose (see chapter “Intended use”). Also Enclosed with the delivery you will
i find the operating instructions of
observe the permissible load specifications
and the instructions on transporting baggage the component manufacturers. Here you
and children (see chapter “Intended use”). The will find all details about use, maintenance
manufacturers’ assembly instructions (above and care. This manual contains multiple
all the torque settings for bolts) and the pre- references to these specific and detailed
scribed maintenance intervals must be strictly operating instructions. Make sure the indi-
followed, as well. Observe the tests and rou- vidual operating instructions for clipless
tines listed in this manual or in any other man- pedals and gear and brake components
ual enclosed with this delivery (see chapter are in your possession and keep them in a
“Service and maintenance schedule”) as well safe place together with this leaflet and
as any instructions as to the replacement of the manual.
Remove the rubber cover and cut the “nose” safety-relevant components, such as handle-
at the front end by using scissors. Make sure bars, brakes etc.
the rubber cover has a clear edge all around. Carbon is a composite material
i which is used for weight-optimised
designs. Surface irregularities on carbon
components (small boils and pores) are
unavoidable for reasons inherent in the
manufacturing process. They do not con-
stitute a defect.
60 WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE 61

A NOTE ON WEAR
GUARANTEE
Some components of your bike are subject
Over and above the statutory warranty we
to wear due to their function. The rate of
give a voluntary guarantee of altogether 6
wear depends on care and maintenance as
years on frames and forks of racing and tri-
well as on the way you use your bike (kilo-
athlon machines.
metres travelled, rides in the rain, dirt, salt
etc.). Bikes that are often left standing in the
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open may also be subject to increased wear Brake pads with worn down wear indicators, i.e. grooves, (bottom chase and only applies to claims made by the
through weathering. brake pad) must be replaced by original spare parts
initial buyer. It does not cover paint damage. Six-year guarantee
We reserve ourselves the right to repair de-
These components require regular care and
fective frames or forks or to replace them with
maintenance. Nevertheless, sooner or later
the relevant successor model. Only these is-
they will reach the end of their service life,
sues can be claimed under guarantee. Addi-
depending on conditions and intensity of use.
tional costs, such as assembly and transport
costs etc., shall not be borne by us.
Parts that have reached their limit of wear
must be replaced. This applies to the follow-
The guarantee does not cover damage caused
ing parts: Have the thickness of your rims checked at the latest when you are
through your second set of brake pads by improper or other than the intended use,
chain,
such as neglect (poor care and mainte-
cables, RIMS WITH RIM BRAKES nance), crashes, overloading or resulting
grip coverings or bar tape,
from changes made to the frame or fork or
chainrings, Braking causes wear not only to the brake from the mounting or remounting of addition-
sprockets, pads but also to the rims. Therefore, check al components. Damage resulting from jumps
pulleys, your rims regularly, e.g. when pumping up the or other types of overstress is likewise not
gears cables, tyres. Rims with wear indicators have rings or covered by the guarantee.
tyres, a gap that come into view when the rim reach-
saddle covering (leather) and es its limit of wear. Take note of the specifica-
brake pads. tions given on the rim. Ask an expert to exam-
ine the remaining thickness of the rims at the
The brake pads of rim brakes are subject to latest when you are through your second set
wear due to their function. If you use your Canyon road, time trial, triathlon or
of brake pads. track bikes are high-end sports
bike for competitive cycling or in hilly terrain,
they may have to be replaced quite frequently. equipment, representing lightweight con-
Signs of deformation or fine cracks that ap- struction as pinnacle of engineering. Also
Regularly check the condition of the pads and pear in the sides of a rim when you increase
have them replaced by a dealer. be a professional when it comes to han-
the tyre pressure are an indication that the dling of the material. Misuse, unprofes-
rim has reached the end of its service life. In sional assembly or insufficient servicing
this case the rim must be replaced. can render the racing machine unsafe.
Risk of an accident!
62 CRASH REPLACEMENT PURE CYCLING

CRASH REPLACEMENT
In the event of an accident or severe crash,
the high forces exerted on the frame and the
fork can lead to structural failure during sub-
sequent use. With our Crash Replacement
(CR) program we offer you the opportunity
to replace your damaged Canyon frame at a
greatly reduced cost. This offer is valid up to
Crash Replacement – Damaged Canyon frames are replaced at
three years after the date of purchase. You’ll reduced prices
receive the same or a similar frame from our
current product range (without add-on parts,
such as seat post, front derailleur or stem).

The CR-service is limited to the original owner


and to damages that compromise the func-
tionality of the bike. We reserve the right to
suspend this service if we detect that the
damage has been caused unreasonably.

In order to claim the CR-service, contact our


service hotline by phone at +44 208 549 6001
or by email.
You will find us easily at Karl-Tesche-Strasse 12, Koblenz. Coming from
For more details visit our website at motorway junction A48, exit Koblenz Nord, follow the road B9 in direction
of Koblenz. On the Mosel Bridge filter to the second lane from the right
www.canyon.com into the city roundabout.
Take the first exit in direction of Cochem. After approx. 1 km (0.6 miles)
turn right at the first traffic light.

Canyon Bicycles GmbH / Karl-Tesche-Straße 12/ D-56073 Koblenz


Showroom opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.00am – 7.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 6.00pm
For more information about the use,
i read chapter “Intended use”. Order and information hotline: +44 (0) 208 5496001 / Order-fax: +49 (0)261 4040050 / E-Mail: uk@canyon.com
Workshop hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 6.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 3.00pm