Nairo Quintana’s Canyon Bike Size 2020

Nairo Quintana is racing on the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc for the French Team Arkea-Samsic. This post does cover everything you want to know about Nairo Quintana’s new Canyon bike Size 2020.

Team Movistar and Team Arkea-Samsic are using the same road bike company. As a result Nairo is using the same model as in 2019 except for some small details.

The Team Arkea-Samsic has three models for its team; The Lightweight Canyon Ultimate CF SLX for climbers, the Canyon Aerohead for the fast Sprinters and the Canyon Speedmax for the whole team on Time Trial races.

Nairo Quintana measures 167cm tall and he weights 59kg at peak performance condition. He is a climber type of road racer

He is one of the fastest climber among the peloton and is highly regarded as one of the best candidate to win a Grand Tour.

If you are a bike nerd like I do and you want to know the bike size of Nairo Quintana, please keep reading.

By reading further you will find the followoing:

  • What is Nairo Quintana’s 2020 Bike Size?
  • How is Nairo’s fitting position set up?
  • What the specification of the Team Arkea-Samsic Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc?
sketch geometry of Nairo Quintana Canyon road bike 2020

What is Nairo Quintana’s 2020 Bike Size?

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For the year 2020, the legendary Colombian climber is racing on the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX size XS .

Canyon does recommend the size XS to riders measuring from 1m66 to 1m72.

As I often mention in my podcasts and videos; Professional road racers tend to select frames 1 to 2 sizes smaller than the recommended size by the manufacturer.

However Nairo Quintana being 167cm he is perfectly within the recommended size except for the stem length.

How is Nairo’s fitting position set up?

Nairo uses a 110mm long Canyon Aerokit CF stem which is a combo set with a 400mm Center-to-Center (C-C) handlebar. Interestingly this combination is not available on Canyon’s homepage.

His saddle top is set at 690mm from the center of the Bottom Bracket to the top of the saddle. Distance from the tip of the saddle to the center of the virtual axle of the handlebar is 532mm.

After years of using the Fizik Arione antares R1, Nairo has finally switched to a Selle Italia Pro Team Carbon rails.

Nairo uses 172,5mm crank arms length and 54/42 front chainring with 11/30T 11 speed cassette.

What the specification of the Team Arkea-Samsic Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc?

The team Arkea-Samsic has selected Disc brakes mount for all its team bikes.

The gears are from the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed electric groupset. The wheels are also from Shimano Dura Ace range. All disc and Tubular tire type.

The bikes are rolling on Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubulars with 25mm section. Note the Canyon CF SLX Disc version does have a 30mm tire clearance. The Rim brake version has 28mm tire clearance.

Like an increasing number of pro teams, Team Arkea-Samsic uses Wahoo GPS to record races.

Elite is the official provider of bottle cages and Bidons for the team.

Below is the complete specification of Nairo Quintana’s Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc

Frame set: Canyon CF SLX Disc 2020 size XS / Head angle 71 degrees / Seat Tube angle 73.1 degrees / Seat Tube length (C-T) 467mm / Top Tube 529mm (C-C) / Head Tube 107mm / Chainstay 415mm / reach 378mm / Standover 748mm / Wheelbase 988 / BB drop 72mm / Fork Rake 45mm / Fork Trail 59mm / 30mm tire clearance
Front brake: Shimano Dura Ace hydraulic calipers / Shimano 160mm Disc
Rear Brake: Shimano Dura Ace hydraulic calipers / Shimano 140mm Disc
Brake/Shifting levers: Shimano Durace Ace Di2 ST-R9170- 11 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 FD-R9150-F, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150
Cassette: Shimano Durace Ace Titanium CS-9100 11-30T
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace FC-9170 172.5mm length with 54/42T chainrings
Bottom-Bracket: PressFit
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace Disc Tubulars series.
Tires: Continental Competition Pro LTD Tubulars 25mm section .
Thru-Axle: 12mm x 142mm thru rear axle
Stem: 110mm Length Canyon Custom Stem / Bar Combo
Bar: 400mm Canyon Custom Aerokit CF Bar/Stem Combo
Bar tape: Zefal
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL PD-9100
Saddle: Selle Italia Pro Team Carbon Rails
Seat Post: Canyon S13 VCLS SF 27.2mm diameter and 25mm setback
Bottle Cage: Elite
Computer: Wahoo Elemnt Roam
Weight: 6.7kg

What do you think about Nairo’s 2020 bike set up?

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