The Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) experienced an emotional roller coaster ride last autumn. Although he was narrowly denied the world championship title in the wet race in Tuscany, a few days later he was able to put his hands to his mouth and throw kisses of joy. With the renewed victory in the Lombardy Tour secured himself Purito once again the world ranking crown. He is now entering the new season as the best-placed rider in the world and it is hardly surprising that the Koblenz-based bicycle manufacturer Canyon is providing him with a specially designed bike for this purpose.
Puritos Canyon Aeroad CF stands out compared to the models of his teammates by the white color scheme. To emphasize its status, the graphic designers have written in red No. 1 del Mundo, written number one in the world – multilingual, of course.
Apart from that, Rodriguez enjoys the best components that the team's outfitters have to offer. So are next to the high-quality Ritchey WCS-Handlebar stem components – the Spaniard rides a 40 centimeter wide WCS Classic, which in a 100 WCSstem is fixed - also the top group from Shimano. The Dura Ace 9070 Di2 However, his team does not combine Katusha with Japanese wheels. Here the team falls back on French know-how. Mavic are on Rodriguez' bike Cosmic Ultimate installed.
When we got the bike in front of the lens, the cranks had gears with a gear ratio of 53 to 39 teeth, while the 11-speed cassette had a straight-line ratio of 11 to 25 teeth. A particularly nice detail is the start number holder. This comes from Canyon and is integrated into the seat post clamp. This not only saves weight, but also fits into the clean optics of the wheel. It is also exciting that Puritos Wheel not the standard one VCLS-seat post from Canyon is used, but a Monolink counterpart. On this is a Selle Italia SLR-Saddle.
With a seat height of 67,5 centimetres, the bike weighs 6,4 kilograms. For racing use, it must therefore still be provided with weights in order to receive approval from the UCI commissaires.