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The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX is recovering in the warm afternoon sun after a hard effort the day prior.
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Up close wit the cockpit of Patrick Lange. However a picture further down of Lange in action shows that his arms were not always in the up-pointing position.
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A few custom spacers allows Patrick Lange's arms to be narrower together and also have his bars tilted up.
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Another perspective of the customized front end of Patrick Lange's Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.
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Lange clearly beat his bib number with a 3rd place finish, but he got a penalty relatively early on, and the red slash on the number shoes it. The bottle mount is unique to this Canyon.
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Lange spent 4:37:49 during the race day in this Cobb JOF Fifty-Five saddle.
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A single aero bottle on the downtube.
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Lange rode 170mm Rotor 3D+ cranks with 54 / 42 Rotor Q rings with an SRM power meter.
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The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components were enhanced with CeramicSpeed OSPS pulleys and a CeramicSpeed UFO chain.
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And yes, let us not forget that Lange won the IRONMAN North American Championships earlier this year.
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Lange had a 23mm Continental GrandPrix 4000 S II tire up front on a CITEC 8000CX 63 wheel. CITEC is a German brand.
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The rear 23mm Continental GrandPrix TT tire is a special edition version for selected athletes, indicated by the 111 number.
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The rearbrake of the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX is tucked neatly away under the chainstays
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Another angle of the Speedmax CF SLX standing still but looking fast.
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Lange in action during the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.
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A day later kindly obliging the wishes of a fellow German journalist.