This limited edition bicycle is a result of a three-year-long collaboration between Rapha Cycle Club and Canyon. It’s called the RCC x Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 DISC, and only 250 examples exist. According to Rapha, this is a two-wheeled, pedal-powered supercar featuring a high-gloss flecked paint scheme. Inspiration for the RCC is based on a cocktail of ideas from Rapha’s global fleet of hire bikes that was then shaken, not stirred, by Canyon which crafted the bicycle.
The base of this bike is the Ultimate CF SL 8 DISC. It keeps the weight low by using a carbon fiber frame, fitted with Canyon’s Sport Pro Geometry to improve the bike’s velocity without forcing casual riders to undergo racer ride quality. The Rapha Cycling Club’s Ultimate is a competition inspired bicycle that can be driven casually, like a modern-day supercar. Other performance parts include SRAM’s Force AXS wireless groupset and HRD brakes, a Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow S manganese saddle, wheels by DT Swiss ARC1400 wrapped in Continental Grand Prix 5000 25mm tires. The bike’s paint scheme is unique to the RCC and was created by Canyon. It features a glossy black base with Rapha’s signature pink racing stripe and pink Miami Vice lettering on the side.