Jan Frodeno has raced triathlon on Canyon tri bikes for years, playing a big role in the development of the slippery aero Speedmax CFR, in addition to winning 3 Ironman World Championships on previous Speedmaxes. Now, on the cusp of Frodeno’s final Triathlon World Championship in Nice, France before retiring, Canyon created an ultra-limited edition signature Speedmax CFR Moonshot triathlon bike to celebrate an athlete they are calling – “The King of Kona. The GOAT.“
Canyon Speedmax CFR Moonshot LTD triathlon bike
Canyon has worked with Jan Frodeno on Speedmaxes since 2015. So, now as the 42-year-old triathlete is set to retire, Canyon wanted to send him off with something special. Thus, a bike he had a hand in developing, custom-painted with inspirational artwork for his last swim, bike, run for the Ironman World Championship title this coming weekend.
The bike itself is the same lightweight & fast Speedmax CFR that Canyon debuted a few years back, developed with the aero experts at Swiss Side.
As aerodynamic triathlon bikes come, the Speedmax CFR is one of the more aggressive. It features super deep tube shapes and neatly integrated internal storage of hydration & tools. Plus, there’s a highly adjustable modular aero bar with a narrow mono-stay riser and telescoping extensions.
This pro-specific limited edition race bike though, features an even-faster ‘Pro Monogrip’ that Canyon developed with Frodeno for superior aerodynamics. It also gets the Pro Armrest Upgrade Kit by Ergon with larger more supportive pads for improved comfort for racing longer in your aero tuck.
Limited edition, signature design
I want a rocket on my bike!– Jan Frodeno
Apparently when Frodeno has to dig deep to push on in competition, he “visualizes a rocket taking off” to self-motivate. So Canyon’s designers decorated his signature Moonshot bike with images of the Saturn 5 rocket that powered the first astronauts into space that would set foot on the moon. The bike also gets 4 motivation quotes from Frodeno himself. Printed all across the frame, one for each of his Kona wins, plus for his Beijing Olympic Gold medal.
Canyon Speedmax CFR Moonshot – Pricing, Spec & Availability
Canyon is offering the limited edition Speedmax CFR Moonshot tri bike for sale now for 13,000€. For that, you get a SRAM Red AXS 1x drivetrain, a Quarq powermeter, and Zipp 858 NSW aero wheels. They haven’t said exactly how many bikes will be available. But it come out with 4 of the full 5 size range (S-XL only). But it seems there may be as few as 50 bikes painted in this special Moonshot scheme.
Curiously, only XL Moonshot bikes are available today – for delivery at the end of October. Likely, that’s Frodeno’s size, with the other sizes coming at the end of 2023 or into 2024.