What did Santa bring you for Christmas?

Apr 26, 2010
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Shimokitazawa
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Seems like a lot of people have been getting some sweet bike schwag over the last couple of weeks, so... what did Santa bring you for Christmas?

Santa (me) got me this Canyon Ultimate AL 9.0SL. He knew exactly what I wanted!
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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#2
Nice bike.... would look great with red cable housing and bottle cage bolts just to highlight the red on the pedals and a nice white saddle with some red highlights again.....hmmmmm.

Santa also has great taste in pedals!

Santa Brought me:

Fuji Altamira 1.0 (Full 7900 Dura Ace, Carbon Clincher wheels)
Cycleops Power Tap Pro Plus (built in to Mavic Cosmic Carbone)
Garmin 500
Shimano RW80 winter riding shoes
Roubaix windproof bib tights
Ceramic bearing set (For Pinarello FP3)
 

thomas

The Crank Engine
Nov 1, 2005
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#3
Santa (me) got me this Canyon Ultimate AL 9.0SL. He knew exactly what I wanted!
Sweeeet! How do you like it? I have been looking at the Canyon site on a daily basis in the past few weeks. Is that the EVO frameset or did you order the complete bike from Canyon?

If you have more pics, please upload them to the Bicycle Garage. :)

What did I get from Santa so far?

- three sets of Conti GP4000s (German, not Taiwanese)
- a San Marco Mantra saddle (my new favourite)
- a GoPro Hero cam
- Oakley spare lenses
- and for the daily commute: "waterproof" socks. Looking forward to testing them.
 
Apr 26, 2010
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Shimokitazawa
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*Santa, not Sata. Boo my attention to detail.

I went ahead and picked up the complete bike, as I wanted SRAM and couldn't find it much/at all in Japan. I think Canyon have done a good job with their pricing. If you know the geometry you want, they have some really good deals. Great spec for the price, basically Mavic Ksyrium Elite, SRAM Force, and Ritchey WCS. The bike is exactly what you'd expect from a modern aluminum frame. It is stiff and responsive with powerful acceleration, really leaps forward with each crank. I haven't taken it out for any distance yet, so the jury is still out on the comfort scale.

Santa (still me) also gave me the Time i-Clics to go with it, and some Sidi Ergo 2's as well.
 

laz

Warming-Up
Sep 2, 2009
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#8
For cycling:

Record 11s 2010 shifter, F & R drivetrain, new saddle from Selle Italia, freehub for my Campy, and a new indoor trainer from Tacx

A Ruby project sunglasses too
 

fredstaple

Speeding Up
Nov 1, 2009
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Puerto de la Santa Maria
#10
Canyon Review

Can you give us a review of this bike after you have had it out a couple weeks. I am interested in this frame and would love to hear a non-cycling magazine assesment of it. It looks awesome, maybe Santa will stop by my place next year!
 

GSAstuto

Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
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I would be chewing that thing off my rear wheel like my arm on a coyote date! Santa already brought my present cause I'm druid and draw wierd symbols in the sand and burn funky wood - with that being said this year's Christmas Holidays will be delivering toys to others (Mike are you listening) ?
 

Sikochi

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Sep 13, 2010
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#16
I originally thought the title was:-
`What satan bought me for Christmas`
leading to a discussion about how we all crave new cycling goodies that will somehow transform us into supreme cyclists instead of being :angel: and accepting it is just work, work, work...
 

FarEast

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May 25, 2009
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I originally thought the title was:-
`What satan bought me for Christmas`
leading to a discussion about how we all crave new cycling goodies that will somehow transform us into supreme cyclists instead of being :angel: and accepting it is just work, work, work...
Speak for yourself Sikochi :D
 

TimKendall

Speeding Up
Dec 28, 2009
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I bought this for my wife... complete novice on a bike of any kind. She will wake up to find it in the living room. Could be a recipe for disaster, having it in the living room.... but,...