PRESS RELEASE: Canyon
It's not often a piece of technology makes our designers and engineers rethink the fundamentals of bike handling, and bike geometry.
The introduction of Keep It Stable technology (K.I.S.) offers us the chance to hit the reset button on how we approach steering dynamics in future.
This all-new steering stabilizer, masterminded by Jo Klieber at Syntace, blew away our engineers when they first tested it in late 2021. Since then, it has been a fast paced project to bring a production version of the system to life. After months of prototyping and testing, we now have a fully integrated K.I.S. system on our do-it-all trail bike- the Spectral 29 CF.
Self-centering steering has been a key part of making cars, planes, even boats more controllable. And since bicycle steering has been roaming free for over 100 years, K.I.S. offers us an amazing opportunity to get a grip on these dynamics, and see what can be improved.
How does it work? Does it restrict movement? How much maintenance does it need? What does it change on the trail? To find out, check out the edit above for an in depth look at K.I.S. Technology. Video by:
Marius PrellPhotography by:
Toby Cowley, Roo Fowler, Boris BeyerWith support from: Canyon
, Liteville Patent information:
Jo Klieber, Syntace K.I.S pat. pend. DE 10 2021 115 055.8, DE 10 2021 119 189.0, DE 10 2021 005 4653.5