While US Pro Brad Williams visited the A2 Wind Tunnel in North Carolina I had a chance to look closer at his brand new Canyon Speedmax CF SLX race bike. Williams rode a Cervelo P5/6 until recently and now wanted to see if what he had learned over the years was solid, plus learn if there was room for improvement - thus the trip to the wind tunnel.
Here now is that Canyon Speedmax with FLO wheels, Continental tires, Shimano components, an ISM saddle, CeramicSpeed goodies and much more.
Brad Williams is 6'1" and weighs 165 pounds and he rides a size medium Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.
A Continental 22mm GP Attack with a Vittoria Latex tube up front on the deep FLO 90 clincher wheel. Brakes are nicely hidden on that frame.
Brad Williams has a very sleek Viewspeed Aero skewer that holds the front wheel in place.
A view at the Canyon cockpit from above, but Williams has now replaced this original extensions with 51 Speedshop ones. The arm position however is so narrow that there is no space for a BTA bottle, and thus the integrated front hydration is key.
Up close with the spacer set on the Canyon. This is where he ended up at the end, and that is lower than he was on his Cervelo.
The Ergon grips feel very good and likely would find other folks well too.
The same is true for these Ergon extension grips, but the new 51 Speedshop extensions have such a nice grippy surface that actual additional grips are not needed.
Another perspective of the complete race bike of Brad Williams.
The FLO DISC clincher disc in the back has a 24mm Continental GP Force on it with a Vittoria Latex tube underneath.
Shimano Dura-Ace components with a CeramicSpeed UFO chain and the CeramicSpeed OSPS in place.
Williams rides 172.5mm cranks with a 54/39 chainring combo and Garmin Vector powermeter.
The ISM PN 3.0 saddle gives Williams comfort in the ideal position during his long training and racing days.
Canyon has an aero bottle mount that fits behind the seat post, but Williams does not have it in hand yet.
Here is what the wind sees.
The man and his machine.
The pic in the wind tunnel is where he landed at the end in terms of setup and details.