Eurobike 2013: Canyon gets the best out of carbon and aluminum



A more than pleasant sight, Canyon’s Eurobike booth featured a handful of models, some of them new, some of them upgraded, but all carefully targeted towards certain types of riders and their budgets.

Canyon Spectral AL 27.5 and 29 2014

If you thought aluminum is so last century, think again and glance at Canyon’s new all mountain full-suspension range, the Spectral AL. The Koblenz-based manufacturer prepared several 27.5 and 29 inch bikes for this purpose, the Spectral AL 9.0 EX featuring the smaller wheel size and an 150mm Rock Shox Pike fork together with the 140mm Rock Shox Monarch Plus rear shock. Not a surprise, SRAM’s X01 drivetrain powers this top version, but Canyon also included lower specified versions at very competitive price points, namely the AL 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0.

As for the 29er, 130mm of shock travel will be offered by it, along with Shimano XTR components, while a further 4 versions are available besides it.

Canyon Nerve CF 2014

All mountain struck a chord in many outdoor lovers’ hearts and minds, so it’s no wonder that Canyon prepared a more recreational-orientated full-suspension mountain bike, taking the already existing Nerve CF and offering it with an aluminum version with 27.5 inch wheels and 120mm shocks.

Canyon Grand Canyon CF SL 2014

Showing old-school mountainbikers some love, Canyon also presented its top 29er hardtail, the Grand Canyon CF SL, which is rumored to have a quality/price ratio that’s bound to impress.

Canyon LUX CF 2014

The German manufacturer brought a touch of new through its LUX CF XCO and XCM full-suspension bike. Having a carbon frame that tips the scale at 1.8 kilograms (w/o shock), the LUX will also feature 100mm suspensions, a SRAM XX drivetrain and a total weight of 10,9 kilograms.

Canyon Torque DHX 2014

With a whole new design for 2014, the Torque DHX aims at being a serious weapon for conquering enduro, freeride or even downhill trails, and, as far as Fabian Barel is concerned, it does the trick.

Canyon RoadLite AL 7.0 2014

Budget road warriors might rejoice at the news of the updated RoadLite series, with the AL 7.0 standing as the flagship of the range. OK, maybe flagship may be an overstatement, but for its price of 1.300 euros, the Shimano Ultegra specified bike, with its high quality aluminum frame is more than a good deal, a thing we found out after a brief review.

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 2014

And to prove that high-performance bike are no riddle for it, Canyon also presented the Ultimate CF SLX, with a under-1-kilogram frame and various specifications, both electronical, and mechanical. And, yes, we couldn’t help ourselves in showing Alexander Kristoff’s very own Ultimate CF SLX. That mud was simply too charming!