But, as there’s enough to read about that elsewhere and my blog is mostly about happy things, I want to share something else.
As I mentioned in my “New Year’s” post, I had my eye on the Canyon SpeedMax ever since I rode one in September last year.
They told me then that they had no idea when they would come up with a disc version of that though, so two or three months later, the 2021 model showed disc brakes 😂
After I had occasionally been drooling over the pictures – bike porn – for about three months, Paula last week casually asked me if I was ever going to order one…
OH, HELL TO THE YEAH!!!
Now, the “problem” was to find the one I wanted and which would be available this year. Many of the models – there are like 24 – are not available until the end of the year and/or in my size.
But, I chatted with them for some help and the CF 8 Disc Force eTap AXS was in stock. I figured that eTap was the Sram equivalent of Di2 – it is – and as I have always had Shimano components on my bike, I wasn’t sure about that.
I quickly Googled that group (DC Rainmaker is usually your friend) and called the experts, i.e. the LBS. Which, I might add, is not so local, as it is 220 kilometers away, in the south of my country.
Convinced that it was a good choice, I ordered one and today it arrived.
In a box…
Which I opened and quickly closed again 😎
I’ll drop it off at a local mechanic tomorrow and he will put it together. I can ride, but I can’t put a bike together…
Hopefully, I’ll get it back just in time to take it for a spin the coming days, as the weather is about to change for the better.
Stay tuned, as I will write a post about my first experiences with my shiny new Canyon SpeedMax.
(I did and you can read it here)