Which frameset did you get?
I had an aluminum/carbon frame made for me last year. Cost me 2.5keuros. Amazing piece of kit.
Canyon Ultimate CF Evo: https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road-bikes ... be=BK%2FBN
Just an absolutely incredible bike.
I think I've put about 26,000 or 27,000km on it now. It has been absolutely trouble free. Luckily survived a massive crash at 65km/h on the Col du Glandon last year (me and the bike survived, the bike better than me). I intend to keep it. The SRAM E-Tap came off my previous bike.
Full size image: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Pm2 ... L9G-X5.jpg
I built it up with pretty much all high end components, some I already had, others I had to get. But the key thing, they were all realistic light weight parts, not these silly super-light components that are fragile.
Having a bike with alloy wheels that is down in the 6.4/6.5kg weight range is just insane. I do have carbon wheels I can put on it and I can get it down even lighter, but it's light enough already and I prefer the braking on alloy wheels.
I actually ride that bike to and from work.
Thats a beautiful bike, and I love the SRAM etap. I ride RED mechanical but I'm a SRAM fanboy all the way.
What is that wheelset you have on the CF? Fulcrum Zero? How is that frame on climbs and sprints, very stiff and responsive?
I've considered Canyon a few times but I'm thinking about going Colnago for my next frameset. Either the Concept or the C64. I've had a few Colnagos and I just have a soft spot for the company and it's history.
Fulcrum Racing Zero Competizione, a really great light alloy wheelset with nice ceramic bearings in the hubs. The bike is great on climbs and it accelerates really fast, as you'd expect because it's an extremely light bike and as pictured it is not UCI legal, even on alloy wheels. It does feel bouncy though over bumps at high speeds, a lot more than my old Giant (TCR Advanced SL1).
As for sprinting, it goes okay but I'm not a sprinter, I'm too light for that - I do damage on hills.
As it is, there is scope to bring that bike down under 6kg, the shopping list would be:
THM Fibula brake calipers
THM Clavicula crankset
Beast Components carbon saddle (the bare carbon version, not the leather one I have)
Lightweight Meilenstein wheels
Or I can just use the Xentis 2.5SL wheels I already have. I could also swap the Canyon integrated bar/stem for the separate bar/stem from my old bike, those are lighter. It becomes expensive, you add a huge amount of cost to drop below 6kg for not much benefit. I don't trust carbon brake calipers, nor carbon cranks. And I dislike carbon wheels, even though I've actually ridden them before in the mountains on this particular bike:
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX, Ultegra R8000, 52-36 chainrings and 11-28 cassette.
It was Mavic's neutral support spare bike, given to me for two days, no cost, no worries. Love those Mavic people.
Riding in the mountains with mid-compact and 11-28, yeah, that's tough work - you have to stay on top of the gears at all times. I'm fit and light, but that made me work hard. Why did I have that bike though?
It was because Emirates (or their ground handling people) did this to my other bike:https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bTC ... brF-X2.jpg
I discovered that when I rocked up in Megeve late, did my sign in and put the bike together and hmm, what's that mark on the bars - followed by the oh crap moment. But Mavic were absolutely superb. They got new bars, fixed everything at short notice without drama. Just the best people. And having the Mavic cars and vans around nearby is just nice in case there is some problem during the stage. Also they are great drivers, they drive fast but they know how to drive around riders because they do it all the time.
My other bike was this:
It got fixed up by Max Ruphy (the famous Mavic mechanic who is also a great rider himself) and was good for one of the best days of riding in my life, from Valloire, cross Col du Galibier, then Sarenne as well and up to Les Deux Alpes. The Giant still exists as a frameset only, it has no components on it - they all got taken off and put on the Canyon.