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The Man-Machine gets stylized with Canyon x Kraftwerk limited edition road bike

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Kraftwerk was a pioneer in electronica, so it’s no stretch to see this custom painted and extremely limited Canyon CF SLX Ultimate road bike equipped with SRAM eTap. The retro electronic paint theme pays homage to the band, tying in both inspiration for Canyon’s CEO from their music and the fact that this year’s Tour de France’s Grand Departe rolls out of Dusseldorf, where Kraftwerk’s early recordings were made at Kling Klang studios.

Only 21 will be made, one for each stage of Le Tour, and all will go on sale for €10,000 starting Monday, July 3, 2017.

The geometric pattern is designed and finished by band founder Ralf Hütter, who’s reportedly quite the cycling fan. It’s not actually paint, but rather hand cut reflective tape applied over seven hours (per frame) to get it just right.

All photos c. Canyon.

Each bike will come in a custom Canyon Bike Guard case with a “celebratory commemorative pack” included. Look for TT world champ Tony Martin to roll off the Stage One start ramp on a Canyon Speedmax SLX time trial bike bearing the same design.

Canyon.com/kraftwerk

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Eggs Benedict a.k.a Darth Baller
Eggs Benedict a.k.a Darth Baller
6 years ago

How many sprockets does it have?

Noah Behnke
6 years ago

that’s pronounced SHPROCKETS

Eggs Benedict a.k.a Darth Baller
Eggs Benedict a.k.a Darth Baller
6 years ago
Reply to  Noah Behnke

For 10,000 Euros, that thing better come with a monkey!

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

What would you do with the monkey?

thesteve4761
thesteve4761
6 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Now is the time when we dance

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

That is dope…

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

A limited Canyon?
What´s next?
Limited Huffy?

zigak
6 years ago

I came here thinking canyon made a robot cyclist to measure aerodynamic effects on a realistic and constant cyclist and bike combination.

we are the rrrobotsss tuip tuip tp tp tp

whatever
whatever
6 years ago

Not impressed. More impressed if painted, but no, it’s tape. Time consuming yes, but hard to do… not at all. As for the all black underneath, very easy to do. 21 bikes at 10K Euro’s at the current exchange rate is near a cool quarter Million bucks = nice bump in revenue from what isn’t even a paint job. SMH

Stendhal
6 years ago

This is the coolest thing ever.

ZF
ZF
6 years ago

Cool, until that tape starts to peel off.

Sean Fissel
Sean Fissel
6 years ago

I pitched a Daft Punk / Turbo collab at Specialized but this is even radder! Such a sick aesthetic.

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