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Canyon Launches a Fabio Wibmer Signature Edition of the Torque CF - Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 13, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  
Photos: Hannes Berger

Canyon has announced a very limited run of Fabio Wibmer signature versions of the Torque CF freeride bike.

Wibmer signed with the German direct-sales brand in January 2020 and since then has starred in videos such as Israel Is My Playground and Home Office with his 'SICKnature' white bikes. Now, Canyon is releasing 80 replica bikes that mimic Fabio's set up for customers to buy.


Alongside the colourway, customers will also get a spec from Fabio's sponsors. Adding to the white and gold theme, suspension comes from Ohlins with an RXF 36 M2 fork and a TTX22M coil shock. The brakes are Magura's MT7 with 203mm rotors, which are bigger than the standard 180mm rotors specced on other Torque models. Other spec highlights include contact points from SQ Labs, wheels from DT Swiss and Continental tyres.



The Torque CF Fabio Wibmer is priced at £5,449, the same price as the current top spec Torque CF9, and will be on sale from 11am CEST on the 13th of April. More info, here.

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  • 110 3
 I hope they also produced 80 extra white rear-ends for warrenty.
  • 16 0
 I hope they will release an extra signature replacement parts inventory list on their website Big Grin I am sure Fabio gets his frame and 80 yokes, boltkits, and bushings just so he can change than when he cleans his bike.
  • 86 0
 Impressive bike holding skills.
  • 57 77
flag justwaki (Apr 13, 2021 at 2:42) (Below Threshold)
 Reasonable young engineer voice: Judging by his overall body now way he has strength to hold a 14kg+ bike like this. Even if he would, he would need to lean back to balance the center of mass. Virtually every single picture like this is staged. Two people were holding the bike for him and took away their hands for asplit second for the picture to be taken.

Bro be like: You gotta be fun at parties man, he has mega balls and flexible scrotum from bottoming on those stair hucks, He grabs that nut sack slings it over his shoulders, hangs them behind his back to balance the weight. Prove me wrong
  • 72 0
 @justwaki: Nah man, he held it like that for a solid 10 minutes. That is why the bike is in such a light gear, as to not add extra weight.
  • 47 0
 @justwaki: 3 words: Helium Filled Tyres
  • 20 3
 @justwaki: 3 syllables: Pho To Shop
  • 18 12
 @justwaki: 3 words: Hit The Gym
  • 25 45
flag justwaki (Apr 13, 2021 at 4:03) (Below Threshold)
3 words: Trig-ger-ed
  • 3 5
 @justwaki: nah, I just find it extremely easy to replicate the picture.
  • 5 27
flag justwaki (Apr 13, 2021 at 4:36) (Below Threshold)
 @typerk87: 3 words: send your delts! or 3 words: Get me TRT
  • 9 0
 Nah, its due to badly set-up rebound, he did a huck to flat, jumped off and caught it on the bounce
  • 3 0
 @mtb-jon: smartest shit ive heard all day
  • 4 0
 @typerk87: Nope its the 27.5 tires, but don't try to ride them only 29" these days.
  • 10 23
flag justwaki (Apr 13, 2021 at 5:13) (Below Threshold)
 My impression is that this is the face Fabio makes while he throws a bike at someone who is about to stab him
  • 33 0
 It's 8AM and Waki has made more posts than most of us will for the next week or two.
  • 9 2
 @justwaki: is effing WAKI backi? Holy crap(i) ha
I'll show myself out
  • 16 24
flag adrennan FL (Apr 13, 2021 at 6:10) (Below Threshold)
 @justwaki: god damn I missed having waki on this site.
  • 5 0
 He's actually also a skilled fisherman, and he's holding out the xxs model to make it look bigger.
  • 15 2
 @cky78: you cant impersonate that, thats all the proof i needed. Great to have you back @justwaki, i celebrated it with a downvote.
  • 3 1
 @justwaki: hahaha ill show you the way, A Dad bod with spectacular Delts and Pectorals
  • 17 16
 @justwaki: ok Waki..... You've had your fun being back on PB.... Time for you to go away again for a little while. Or at least until DoubleCrownAddict is allowed back...

You're like heroin... Small gradual doses or it becomes a real bad time....
  • 4 1
 @typerk87: I'd love to see some pics of people trying to replicate this. No way anyone is holding a 30lb+ bike that casually in that position. Not even for a split second. That bike is either on some kind of wire that was photo shopped out or it was being held by some other people and the pic was snapped just as they let go.
  • 15 11
 @justwaki: I was reading this, thinking to myself "what an obnoxious twat, this sounds like something that Wakidesigns idiot would have typed", but it couldn't be, because another Pinkbike member had been so kind to build a Google Chrome extension called "Wakidenied" that has made my last couple years on Pinkbike so much more pleasurable without the usual diarrhea that spews from your fingertips polluting the comments. Looks like the extension needs updating with a new username!
  • 6 1
 @OlSkoolJake: glad to know I’m not the only person who’s thinking this way.
  • 3 2
 @sino428: do you even lift bro? Shit is easy. I’m in the gym 6 days a week. So this is easy for me. The average weekend warrior who rides and is out of shape might have an issue. I’ll replicate this picture with my 40lb DH bike to show you.
  • 5 7
 @OlSkoolJake: I don't know if I'm crazy but I'm super happy seeing Waki is back, or at least one of his trained disciples haha!
  • 2 1
 @typerk87: I don't want to see a picture. Anyone can do it for a picture the same way they did it here. Post a video of it. I'd love to see it. There is a big difference between what you do in the gym and casually holding a 40lb bike like the picture. I can easily front raise a 35lb dumbbell, but doing it that casually with that body position is completely different.
  • 3 2
 @justwaki: Is this the same as WakiDesigns? And why does everyone love to hate this guy? I'm so confused on the downvotes
  • 5 6
 @sino428: I tried yesterday. I can hold a 30lbs kettlebell for like... 3-4 seconds. 35lbs only raise it. I made the good face to it too. But you still need to lean back a bit even with tensioned core and glutties... 35lbs, I can only lift it and not to level, so if someone is working out their shoulder a lot it should be in fact easy. But majority of riding population? Doubt it. There are of course slim ripped people who can lift hell of a lot. There's this max 25yr old slim football player on my gym - 225x5 on bench... hate that guy. Beefy guys probably more than me.
  • 1 1
 @justwaki: that’s exactly it. There is a difference between lifting it and even holding it for a couple seconds, and doing it in the way this picture is taken, where the rest of his body is completely relaxed. If he were really holding this he would have tension all over his body to stabilize the hold. His core would be tight, shoulders shrugged, etc.
  • 1 2
 @sino428: he doesn't even have Gymshark sweatpants on
  • 3 1
 @justwaki: man I just missed your comments!
  • 4 2
 @adrennan: enjoy the downvotes man!
That’s just a sign you’re doing everything the right way!

I’m also a Waki Fan, so let these sweet downvotes rain (down) on us!
  • 2 2
 @optimumnotmaximum: That’s what I’m sayin!

Finally pinbike‘s fun again with Wakis comeback!
  • 3 2
 @johnbalz: you’re really that salty, that you installed a plug-in in your browser to block Waki?
Man Waki really made it big, when people really are programming tools to keep him at bay!
  • 1 1
 @typerk87: yeah man, go on and show us your big gym muscles!
  • 1 1
 @Pukeproof: join my onlyfans account for a monthly fee of $29.99. You can see all the muscles you want
  • 1 0
 @akaluggage: you need some of those for your bike Smile
  • 2 2
 @typerk87: where do we find a link? I need help with my bench bro. Stuck on 200 1RM from 2 months.
  • 3 1
 @justwaki: so who gives a shit if the photo is staged. Do you just throw your two cents in everywhere and hope something sticks? At this point you're just annoying.
  • 2 5
 @mhoshal: Whooosh
  • 2 1
 Is it humanly possible to hold a bike like that? Yes, piss easily for guys that hit the gym and not born with beta genetics, 14kg lateral raises with dumbells are not even hard fir a guy with average genetics... Is it possible a skinny bike dude like Fabio did it, well some people are strong for their size, but if had to place a bet, it's staged as hell... He looks like he has a 1rm bench of 50kg.
  • 1 1
 @Danzzz88: I agree... but to keep a discussion going... don't let the muscle size fool you... Remy Metallier is nowhere near the size of beefy guys at my gym and he outlifts them on DL. One of our local DJers may be a piece of meat if you take a longer look, but you would never tell he DLs 320kg. I wouldn't be surprised if Fabio benches 100kg. Look at Minnar. He looks like a whimp. Yet it is beyond any doubt that he can move iron Smile
  • 1 1
 @justwaki: I know, I weigh 72kg and 1 repped 150kg on decline.. but I'm predominantly fast twitch fibre, always the fastest and strongest guy growing up even though I'm pretty short at 5'8... And liads of guys on hormones jacked as hell and lift bugger all, so I kniw guys are out there like that, but Fabio has ectomorphic proportions, even comoared to a guy that diesn't go to the gym his bone structure is dainty like many tall skinny people, I doubt he is strong just based on his frame...but you never know, same with women too, you will be surprised how strong some women can naturally be, especially in squats.
  • 1 0
 @Danzzz88: The point is not lifting that weight, its holding it there as casual as he is. Raising the weigh is easy, holding it there with the arm straight out with the rest of his body that relaxed is what is not.
  • 2 2
 @Danzzz88: Don't get me started on women and squats... everytime there are two honey bunnies coming into my gym, the girl will squat well with good range of motion and then the dude will tell her how to do it "right". He'll do a warm up set where he barely lifts it on 3 reps and then add 20kg on aach side for the "target set", go down half way and then turn his head back around the barbell, while his knees are going in all directions only to do a belly dance just before the full extension... bloody couples training together. All strong couples are in different parts of the gym because they came there ot train not impress each other with how long you can occupy a squat rack with pathetic results Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @justwaki: You are in fine fettle Sir!

Loved the "whoosh" most of all.
Don't spend too much of your time here mind you, none of us here are worth it Wink
  • 4 3
 @justwaki: whooosh nothing man. I swear you just come one here to be the biggest annoying troll you can be. The fact that you comment on everything shows you have absolutely no life. You bring nothing valuable to this site just the mutterings of a troll and its growing old.
  • 46 1
 Aren't all beavers pond beavers? Whereas not all otters are Sea Otters?
  • 25 0
 Don't forget about the river beavers and those pesky beavers hiding in human undergarments.
  • 3 0
 You've never heard of mountain beavers?
  • 8 0
 Also, why is the beaver on its back? That's what otters do, not beavers. Is it intentional PB? mixing American sea rodent with a Canadian pond rodent?
  • 4 0
 These all seam like mysterious yet important questions especially for a non beaver or sea otter inhabiting countrymen like myself @deaf-shredder:
  • 1 1
 No body cares about the feeling of common otters living in the old world which is not even a rodent.
  • 40 0
 Strange to see officially on a Torque a 203 rear rotor after having broken two rear triangles due to (Canyon words) use of "non supported 200mm rotor"...
  • 6 0
 That’s *very* interesting...
  • 2 0
 OMG really? I remember a discussion with their customer service, about that 28 hole rim with staight pulled spokes wasn't really a good idea for rear wheel on dh bike. I guess I was satisfied the same way
  • 3 0
 Must say that Canyon both time provided new rear triangle in 20 days.
Anyway they finally suggested for safety reason to go back to original 180 back rotor as 200 was not supported and probable cause of failures (alu stay broken twice exactly near brake support).
  • 1 0
 I had no idea. I’ve been running 200’s on both my torque’s for the last four years. Touch wood.
  • 1 0
 @SmasherD: what kind of breaks were you getting with the rear triangle? Glad to hear they sorted it out for you. I'm not on a canyon but you're making me think I should just stick with the 180mm rotor on the back and not push it. 203mm in the front sure does work well.
  • 1 0
 @DylanH93: Original Code R brakes
  • 28 11
 Canyon put together a build with all of the Fabio components because they are the only components left on the shelf right now. Does anyone but 79 twelve year olds and Fabio really want white and gold stuff with a big F stamped on it?
  • 5 0
 M and L sold out. Only S and XL available.
  • 5 2
 IMO the color scheme is the single one desireable thing about this bike/build.
  • 2 0
 @Afterschoolsports: Solid point there for sure!
  • 1 0
 Signature MT5s are a great set. They come with the good levers out of the box.
  • 26 7
 Are there 80 12-year-olds with $7k laying around?
  • 2 1
 No, not all: www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beaver
Ok, that was an easy one Blank Stare
  • 7 2
 Way too many if you ask me #saltyolderdude
  • 2 0
 @daweil: The other day I saw a kid with one of those "Sick" t-shirts he sells except it didn't say "sick", but "high". Damn kids.
  • 1 0
 Yes. Atleast in my city. But its not an E-bike, so its not en vogue.
  • 10 0
 They should post a warning on the box and website saying: “Fabio’s skill not included with bike purchase. Skill sold separately.”
  • 8 0
 I love Fabio's riding and understand how well he represents his sponsors but I don't get signature products. I never bought a signature skateboard when I was a kid and could't see me buying a signature bike or any other bike related product for that matter. With that being said, he is probably the most marketing savvy athlete in the bike business, his his signature line is top tier and his royalties must be pretty sweet.
  • 4 0
 I think it makes sense when its someone like Sam Hill who is known specifically as an outlier for using a particular bit of kit (flats)...

Otherwise... I agree it is a bit silly, but people love to buy sports jerseys so who knows.
  • 2 0
 I'd normally agree with you if the 'signature' product is priced higher, but the price on this bike is actually pretty decent for the spec (if that's the kind of spec you're after).
  • 12 1
 So only 80 white chainstays then eh?
  • 8 1
 I'm amazed at how a lot of you can't shoulder raise 35 pounds....
  • 6 1
 Fix your stupid, failure prone, linkage design Canyon! Nobody wants your ugly signature editions.
  • 3 0
 Man before reading this thread I never knew canyon was known for faulty rear triangles. Couple years ago I had heard about some issue with the seat tube/bb area but heard it was because of that unique seat post design.
  • 5 0
 No water bottle, where does Fabio keep his Red Bull?
  • 2 0
 he has a man, always just out of shot, to hold it.
  • 8 3
 40 year old dude, buys this bike, thinks he's Fabio Wibmer, hurts himself.
  • 5 0
 of course, that's what weekends are for.
  • 3 0
 Does a signature Canyon frame come with Canyon's signature wonky bottom bracket shell?
  • 3 0
 Imagine making another bike to not have in stock instead of producing more bikes to also not have in stock
  • 4 1
 Trying to sell an outdated bike
  • 3 0
 Better not have the QC of a regular Canyon...
  • 1 0
 The lack of water bottle holder is the one negative about my Torque. I’m willing to bet that it won’t be long until that is fixed, from looking at the e-Torque.
  • 1 0
 Same, it's my only complaint. Was a bit upset to see they managed to fit a battery AND water bottle in the e-Torque but I have to wear a hydration pack with mine
  • 2 0
 @EnsBen: yeah I was gutted. I’ll be first in line for a revised torque. I’ve already owned two!
  • 3 1
 Wow! What an amazing paint job! The designers must have worked hours on it...
  • 4 2
 Legit lookin whip fa sha. Well done
  • 2 0
 Comes with a free leg aircast
  • 2 0
 Kaiser in the rear sound like it's not made for pedaling
  • 6 8
 The story so far....

Fabio produce loads of videos in a short period of time doing loads of rad stuff
Move to Canyon, sigs for Redbull with the internet fame (lets call him an influencer or youtuber)
Produce a couple of videos in forever
Break yourself
Bring out signature Canyon...

Smells like Canyon didnt get the footage so now want to cash in on a signature bike....

Or am I just being old and cynical?
  • 2 0
 Wow, Fabio has 80 bikes? Thats a lot...
  • 2 1
 Does this Canyon bike have plastic headset cups that break after one month like I saw lastly on a 2800€ Spectral?
  • 1 0
 Dangit, It doens't look like a session, Oh well maybe next one...
  • 1 0
 Can it hold a water bottle?
  • 1 0
 Spy cam
  • 1 1
 This bike looks rad. Amazing components on a really good platform!!
  • 1 0
  • 1 1
 Great. Now I want it even less.
  • 1 1
 White with the black and gold ohlins looks quite righteous! Tasty lines.
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