Thomson names the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 official bike of Thomson Bike Tours for 2018

Possibly the only thing better than a Thomson bike tour is a Thomson bike tour on a  Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 bike. And possibly the only thing better than that is getting to rent your Canyon Ultimate for free, thanks to our exclusive Black Friday offer.

More about that in a minute.

TBT Thomson Bike Tours Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2

Thomson has a new bike partner for 2018 in Canyon bicycles. But you probably knew that already just by looking at the headline.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Canyon to make the carbon Canyon Ultimate Thomson’s exclusive rental bike for next year’s trips. Le Tour, the Giro, Ruta Negra, Trans-Alps, everywhere we go and everything we do.

The Ultimate features the 2018 Ultegra 11-speed Di2 groupset with electronic shifting, the cleanest, smoothest, most precise Ultegra drivetrain ever. In fact, Bike Radar says it performs “just as well as Dura-Ace 9100,” and things can’t get much better than that.

Wheelset is the PR 1600 Spline from DT Swiss, exceptionally stiff and lightweight, with a medium profile allowing room for today’s wider (and smoother-rolling) tires. Complete Spec is available here.

Of course, you can still bring your own bike for your Thomson trip, but with something like the Canyon Ultimate available—and even better, available for free—well, who would want to?


TBT Thomson Bike Tours Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2

So what’s all this about a Black Friday offer and free Canyon bike rentals?

Glad you asked.

Starting right now (Black Friday morning),  if you’re one of the first fifteen clients who book any Thomson trip, your Canyon Ultimate bike rental is on us. Which is to say, free.

So what’s the catch?  Just that fifteen is not a lot of free bike rentals, and Thomson trips fill up fast. Which means you need to call soon to get yours.

Now, in fact. If not even sooner.

PS: There’s always the unimaginably small but still technically possible chance that not all the free rentals will be given away on Black Friday. In which case we’ll keep the offer open as long as they last. Or as long as we feel like it, whichever comes first.

Details and fuzzy fine-print legal stuff are available here.

More About Canyon Bicycles

Canyon started life as Radsport Arnold back in 1985. What began as a business run out of founder Roman Arnold’s garage has evolved into one of the bike industry’s leading innovators. Following the success of the first-ever Canyon bikes developed in the late 90s, the company changed its name to Canyon Bicycles GmbH in 2002. For years, talented engineers and designers have been drawn to Koblenz, Germany, for the development of an ever-expanding range of road, mountain, triathlon, fitness and urban bikes. Canyon’s technology-first approach focusses on applying the most cutting-edge materials, working together with the world’s best riders and ensuring everything produced delivers the finest quality and performance. Canyon products are available exclusively via direct sales. For more information, go to the Canyon USA website or the International Canyon website.


About The Author

Rick Vosper is a marketing guy who’s worked in and out of the bicycle business for more than a quarter century. In between bike gigs, he’s been a copywriter and creative director for Silicon Valley ad agencies, where he worked on accounts like Microsoft, HP, Hyundai and Coca-Cola. But bikes are way more fun. You can read Rick’s articles and essays in Red Kite Prayer, CyclingTips, and Bicycle Retailer.

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2 Responses

  1. Westly windsor

    OK you are now featuring Canyon bicycles but having read the blog I still don’t know why ?
    Gone are Orbea, gone are Bianchi, very sad for me as I own both Bianchi and Orbea machines, am I really to believe that the new kid on the block is really so much better ?

    • Chris Tarlton

      Both Orbea and Bianchi are good bikes and good brands. However, we have been presented a great opportunity to grow with one of the strongest and most active brands of the moment as well as develop closer ties with the professional Movistar Team. As a strategic partner, Canyon is ideal, plus they do make very good bikes.


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