First Look: Canyon's Revised Spectral Family Has a Wheel Size For Every Style

Oct 26, 2021
by Matt Beer  


Trail riding is a vague classification, but the revised Canyon Spectral is now available in all three wheel combinations to suit all flavors; full 29", dual 27.5", or mixed, with a 29” wheel up front and a 27.5” wheel out back. The 150 mm chassis sees a few kinematic and geometry revisions, but largely encompasses the aggressive trail market - "One family, any trail," as Canyon states it.

The easiest way to explain the Spectral family is to forget about wheel size for moment and examine the pairing of parts with frame materials. Bear with me here…

Spectral Details

• Aluminum or Carbon frames
• Travel: 150 mm / 160 mm fork
• Dual 29", Dual 27.5", or mixed wheels
• 64-64.5 degree head angle
• 432 mm (27.5 and MX) / 437 mm (29) chainstays
• Size: 2XS (youth), XS (27.5 and MX), S, M, L, XL (29)
• Price: $2,299 - $7,499 USD
canyon.com
Not forgetting about the up and coming groms, the Spectral Young Hero checks out at $2,299. It has a unique frame shape for more standover and sits alone as a single built kit with a double extra-small alloy frame and 27.5" wheels.

Next are the Spectral AL 5 and 6s built on an aluminum chassis and available in full 27.5" or 29" options. Jumping to the carbon bikes, you have the Spectral CF 7, 8, and 9 in both equal wheel sizes. The outliers are the Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV, the only bike with mixed wheels and a coil shock in the line up, and the light weight, premium build Spectral CFR with dual 29" wheels.

Basically, if you want the party in the front, business in the back deal, there is only one build kit to chose from, leaving out a budget friendly aluminum option. The mixed wheeled Spectral actually uses a stock 27.5 rear triangle bolted to a 29 front triangle and all wheel sizes use the same rocker link. Canyon say they wanted to create a mullet trail bike with no compromises and for that reason, there is no flip-chip to preserve the geometry with a smaller rear wheel. Those frame pieces will not be available for purchase separately.



Frame Details



You'll notice that the silhouettes don't quite match up when comparing the two different frame materials. That's because the aluminum frame has been optimized for simpler construction methods, dropping the weight below 3 kg and improving the stiffness. The goal was to make the alloy version just as desirable as the carbon.

To further increase longevity, all Spectrals use steel threaded inserts that are replaceable, should they become damaged. Out back you'll find a handy "Quixle"; a lever that hides inside the axle, as well as the evermore common SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger. Under the top tube are threaded inserts for a utility strap to carry a tube or small tool bag and below the shock yields enough room for a 600 mL water bottle, no matter the frame size.

The carbon 29" bikes have a geometry adjustment at the seat stay via a flip-chip, altering the angles by half of a degree. Digging deeper into that ultra light 2300 g Spectral CFR frame reveals a decent weight saving of 300g over the standard carbon version. Canyon really let their engineers free with this one as the graphics even weigh 50g less.

Derived from their Sender downhill bike, Canyon tweaked the suspension to their Triple Phase kinematics, increasing the anti-squat and upping the progression, lowering the pedal kickback by a few percent in the meantime.



Geometry


Most of the time, 27.5" and 29" have entirely different geometries, but all three of the Spectrals share a large number of angles, barring the head tube length and BB drop. Without killing the sporty intentions of the Spectral, the head tube rests at 64º with a 76º seat tube angle, which can be made half a degree steeper on the carbon frames.

What is not unusual is for brands to axe a size depending on the wheel diameter. You'll find that the four sizes of 27.5" and mixed wheeled bikes go from a 410 mm reach on the size extra small, up to 485 for a large, incrementally by 25 mm. On the 29er chart, the XS is dropped and an XL is added, topping out with a reach of 510 mm.

On the back half, bikes with 27.5" rear wheels receive a 432 mm chainstay and the 29ers gain 5 mm. These numbers don't change, regardless of size and there are no flip-chips at the dropouts.



Build Kits


Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV: $4,899 USD
Spectral CFR: $7,499 USD




191 Comments

  • 217 13
 I dont see 26 or 24 inch wheel option so I guess you DONT have a wheel size for every style.
  • 60 1
 only clicked on this article for the 26" bike... needless to say im disappointed.
  • 14 9
 So agree with you +more props than PB allows.

Rampage (freeride and sending stuff) is 26 or 27.5/26 mullet.
For XC we have 29
For Enduro we have mullet
For Dh we have mullet

For sending it and having a rad time we have 26 or minimullet. (Fact as it won Rampage)
  • 34 2
 For 26 and 24 options see "kids bikes" section. My 7 yr old loves her 24
  • 7 14
flag madmon (Oct 26, 2021 at 8:15) (Below Threshold)
 good luck finding 26" parts like wheels and forks
  • 6 2
 @madmon: Have you heard about Pinkbike? They have a sell/buy session. Jk XD
  • 7 18
flag madmon (Oct 26, 2021 at 9:08) (Below Threshold)
 @yvidal: ya i like getting ripped off, lied to and f*cked over.
  • 5 0
 Don't worry though everyone gets the same rear center.
  • 3 0
 @madmon: Alexrims still makes decent 26 DH rims, rebranded as Superstar DHX. Lace your own hubs. For the forks, I don't know.
  • 5 0
 @madmon: still racing my 26er dh bike.
Getting rims is not an issue. Company called DT Swiss still make their flagship rims in 26 Wink
  • 4 1
 @zoobab2: Stan's Flows too
  • 4 0
 @betsie: If you qualify for Rampage, I'm sure they will build you one
  • 1 2
 @foggnm: Rampage... I look forward to one of these canyons at Rampage, assuming you know something nobody else does. Haha

I will stick with racing in vets at the Scottish Dh series and trying to not come last. Smile
  • 1 0
 erehW
  • 1 0
 @alexsin:I go thru them quickly they used to be in stock at Mountain Co-op but sold out for over 18 months along with tyres
  • 2 3
 @derekr: check out redbull rampage... look at the wheel sizes that the pros are riding. 26" is on all of them.
  • 2 0
 @betsie: I couldn't ride a mullet enduro I like a short chainstayed 29er
  • 1 0
 @healthy-not-sick-biker: I have a 2016 27.5 Mega, I dont like if for climbing or for sharp corners.
I could ride any bike so long as its just fun, pinned, jumps well, likes drops, carries speed (the Mega sucks at this) and doesnt throw me off unexpectedly. Low maintenance, doesnt snap and doesnt need cleaning are good too.
  • 1 0
 @betsie:rims do not equal a wheelset...lol and I don't want to spent over 500 on my 2009 Nomad, 2009 Mojo or my 2012 Bandit I also need forks and rubber I will accept like minions and mary;s
  • 2 0
 @derekr: DOH - one of the best ever comments seen in PB history (for real). Literally spit my beer out on this one
  • 2 0
 @madmon: Fact. I had a hell of a time finding new rims for my '03 Stinky.
  • 2 0
 @legsmagee: Respect.....For my Jamaican bike tour bikes I have 3 26" awesome bikes and they are frustrating to keep the frames adorned. I can source 135 rear Alex hoops with Deore has but that will work for one bike and the hoops tend to go wobbly after 3 months riding. I am having major issues with finding rubber I want. Last year I settled on Ardent 2.2 because they work OK and were available. I also can not find 24" tubes with presto valves for my Ghetto UST conversions for all my bikes down south. ZionMBA.com
  • 2 0
 @madmon: rims don't equal a wheelset for sure. Rims are rims, spokes are spokes, nipples are nipples and hubs are hubs, put them all together and you have wheel.
I googled that today to learn what a wheel was.. lol
Nothing beats smashing your wheels at a race and having to do a rim swap on a Saturday night then dinging the rim first run Sunday.
  • 76 3
 Were is the reverse mullet? For maximum climbing performance
  • 14 6
 *Where
  • 14 4
 @bashbard: We're
  • 12 1
 Ware
  • 16 1
 weir
  • 44 1
 Ouère
  • 29 0
 Whomst'd've
  • 8 0
 @pads: Another language? That's not fare.
  • 12 1
 donde
  • 13 0
 @bocomtb: Donda
  • 7 2
 I still like the idea of the old Fox Talas that had three different fork travel settings. You could decrease the travel from 160nn to 130mm to 100mm, so essentially have three bikes. The only negative is that it was not quite as plush as the Fox Float without the travel adjust. I did use it for more XCish rides or long fire road climbs. It was a very unique fork.
  • 3 2
 @tacklingdummy: Yes, lets take modern bikes with already low bottom brackets, drop the fork 60mm and try not to hit the ground on every pedal stroke...
  • 2 0
 He did mention “party in the front, business in the back”
  • 1 0
 Whaer*
  • 1 0
 the reverse mullet is for maximum aerodynamics back to the parking lot
  • 1 0
 @schulte1400: Climbing technical climbs and avoiding pedal strikes is a skill. Wink
  • 1 0
 @erikvehmeyer: weir: a small river dam
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: All is fair in love and ware
  • 26 0
 Alloy frame, 27.5" wheels, decent reach on the large, Fox/Shimano Deore build under £2,500, well done Canyon. Other than the wheels & tyres this is very much on my radar now.
  • 3 0
 Yup, that's exactly what got my attention.
Curious to see if they'd follow a few other brands and release a limited run of alloy frames with "premium" build kits.
  • 26 0
 Sad to see the plastic headset cover and spacers make their way across the whole line, and not get remedied after widespread creaking found in the year old 29er.
  • 35 0
 Shit yes. One of my clients had an incredible issue on his brand new 2800€ Spectral this year: after 1 month and just 2 rides, the top of his Fox near the headset was eaten and the lower part of the headset was cut in two and hanging.
We were both interlocked to discover that the headsets cups are in (soft) plastic, as well as the (thin) spacers.
I replaced that crap by a Cane Creek 40 and it was OK.
Canyon's customer service answer to the customer's request: "it's your fault; wrong use of the material, no warranty in this case".
Canyon, seriously?...
  • 3 0
 @danstonQ: I've been lucky with mine thus far. Took it apart and greased everything as soon as I got it but the plastic spacers do seem like a weak point and a needless design deviation from a standard headest/spacer configuration. I am going to switch it to a Cane Creek to preemptively soon. Other than that potential problem, the bike has been perfect (XT build).
  • 3 0
 I have a Canyon road bike, while their carbon frame manufacturing and parts are all good (the Ultimate CF8 remains the best deal going if you want a solid, no nonsense road bike), i have been very disappointed in the quality of the few stock bearings and small parts on the frame. Primarily, the integrated headset bearings are trash (and a non-standard size) and small bolts all rusted quickly. While these are all relatively cheap, replaceable parts and not a huge deal on a roadbike, It has kept me from wanting to purchase a more complicated FS bike from them (yeah, it's not that hard to replace bearings, but it takes a lot of time which is something I lack and would rather spend riding). Sad since these aren't high cost items, but spending a few extra $$ on them would go a long way in improving the quality and finish of their bikes.
  • 1 0
 @analog7: I did the same thing and the cockpit is silent. Just make sure everything is greased and torqued to spec.
  • 27 0
 Jeez canyon is really making sure every single thing is totally done and up to date before they get to the strive
  • 26 4
 cool bike until it brakes
  • 165 2
 It has SRAM stoppers so it probably won't brake.
  • 25 0
 simply unstoppable bike!
  • 2 0
 @jonas-stadler Please, do tell
  • 12 4
 Most bikes brake. Do you mean break?
  • 4 0
 @hhaaiirryy: It's the wright stuff.
  • 4 0
 Does that mean this post is braking news?
  • 2 1
 @ratedgg13: breaks* whoops
  • 8 1
 @redrook: Give him a brake. Ups.. a break.

Every day we have to juggle with 4 different languages in this country. Plus English. Plus, in my case, my own native language.

What's one single letter in all that!?
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: French, German, Italian and? Switzerland is so rad, I dream of visiting again.
  • 2 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Romansh.

Also, Swiss German is nothing like a high German. High German is used in schools and TV only
  • 2 0
 @pakleni: Cool, today I learned something new!
  • 2 2
 @pakleni: Take the joke bud
  • 2 0
 @pakleni: listen, if you only speak English you have to keep reminding yourself that your language is the most important.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: Kinda it is. I know that I will eventually learn even French but English is becoming more and more second official language almost everywhere.
If I go for a quick afternoon ride with German, French and Spanish guy, what do you think, what language do we speak? Big Grin
  • 2 1
 @BenPea: And if you speak more than one language do you give up your sense of humor instead?
  • 2 0
 @Greeta25: yeah prolly
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: moving there in about a month, super stoked about it. But yeah, the language scene in CH is crazy.

Was there a month or so ago and one day at lunch witnessed the funkiest situation ever on the table next to me. 3 people, all having a flowing conversation, 2 speaking French and the third guy speaking German
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: This is a very common situation especially within expats. It's much easier and faster to learn to understand the language then to be able to express yourself correctly in that language.
  • 1 0
 My Spectral developed a crack in early June and I've got a new frame assembly only in late September.
A buddy broke a Propain and was back on two wheels in 3 weeks.
So sorry to choose a wrong brand :-(
  • 13 2
 Nice looking bikes, they probably even work pretty well. Until you inevitably snap the frame, that is. Durability on Canyons of the recent past has been a joke.
  • 1 0
 What about the alloy frames?
  • 4 1
 I don't see any recent stories about frame durability issues. I have read and seen numerous videos of broken specialized enduro frames. Do you have any citations you can share to support this claim?
  • 1 0
 Anecdotal and personal but I broke my 2020 Spectral AL 5.0 near the front shock mount. Cracked halfway through. 130lbs soaking wet here too.
  • 2 2
 @mtb1101: I cracked the seat stay on my alloy sender frame - replaced within 2 weeks. Canyon service in Australia is excellent - people shouldn't take advice from the vocal minority.
  • 3 1
 @mtb1101: What are you poor? Who rides alloy?
  • 3 1
 @mtb1101: I'm pretty sure the alu frames snappes more often than the carbons?
  • 3 3
 I confirm: Canyon bikes are short-term disposable bikes.Too many customer's issues that I don't repair them in my workshop any more, not because they're bought online (most workshops ban Canyon bikes because of this), just because I'm fed up with their bikes' defaults.
There are much more interesting and respectful brands out there such as Transition for instance, which has super good bikes, a cool philosophy, a super good and responsive customer service.... and a soul Wink
  • 1 0
 All brands have problems like that, I know someone who has snapped 2 yetis
  • 2 0
 Cracked alloy Spectral on the front shock mount, know one more similar case from local riding group.
  • 17 4
 Looks like Jeffsy.
  • 1 1
 yep
  • 1 0
 came to say the same
  • 10 1
 €2499 for the aluminium deore version? Sold!
  • 3 10
flag danstonQ (Oct 26, 2021 at 3:39) (Below Threshold)
 Why not..... if first you change the plastic headset, spacers and BB, and if you put some proper wheels... unless you buy a bike only to go to the bakery on sunday mornings
  • 15 1
 @danstonQ: That's like £50 of stuff and all wheels wear out anyway.
  • 4 0
 It's probably still one of the better "cheap" value bikes out there.
  • 3 12
flag danstonQ (Oct 26, 2021 at 5:45) (Below Threshold)
 @xxinsert-name-herexx: If you're OK to pay for mediocricy, it's up to you after all.
  • 7 0
 Stumpy Evo Alloy Frame only with the same shock and same travel costs €300 more.
Complete bike VS Frame only. Ridiculous pricing.
  • 1 0
 @danstonQ: Dude we get it, you don't like Canyon. Chill the f out man. All brands can break or fail, fact of life.
  • 1 0
 @pieterdk: I don't like Canyon for good reasons whether you like it for bad ones. Nuance...
  • 7 2
 This article and comments are a little too early. It must be a leak.
The soonest these are out is Summer 2022 which means August in Canyons book and some versions say “Coming soon Spring 2023”. Have fun waiting
  • 3 2
 I was getting excited until I saw Canyon US earliest availability is Fall 22. What a joke.
  • 2 7
flag millsr4 (Oct 26, 2021 at 7:58) (Below Threshold)
 Are you guys really complaining and blaming Canyon for a supply shortage caused by a global pandemic?! Wow...
  • 2 0
 just ordered mine (in Canada)
  • 2 0
 @Loudawg1982: Yeah dawg!!
  • 1 1
 @millsr4: Are you really not understanding sarcasm?
  • 2 0
 Its a european brand. So if in Europe/UK, the Cf 8 mullet is in stock and on your doorstep in a week.
  • 2 0
 I ordered one last night from Australia - Delivery is 3 to 10 days
  • 1 0
 @Davidendum: thats only for a us then.just ordered mine 2 weeks from know and its here
  • 1 0
 @Loudawg1982: the mighty boosch
  • 1 0
 Ordered mine yesterday and it's already on the way.
  • 2 0
 @flickr: hellz yea! Congrats on your purchase. I'm fresh off a back injury and loving every ride with my dog no matter how short. When I can fit a new bike into my meager budget I will. Im not the tallest guy or fastest so likely will be an aluminum frame with 27.5 wheels if anyone has any suggestions. Not the best rider but not the worst. Happy Trails
  • 4 0
 This seemed like a good effort for small riders until you check ST length. 400mm for XS with a 125mm dropper, are you out of your minds ? For this to work your ST should be 360mm or 380mm with a 100mm dropper. Having to buy a brand new dropper after buying a brand new bike isn't something that my GF would appreciate so while this looked good at first (27.5 wheels, XS and good geo) it will be a hard pass.
  • 1 0
 I agree the ST and dropper are not ideal, but not incredibly out of line.
At 154cm, a 400mm seat tube + 150mm dropper can be the perfect fit, so how short is your girlfriend?
  • 4 0
 Want every pivot bolt to slowly come free as you ride?
Want a proprietary thru-axle that wiggles loose in the worst moments?
Want your headtube cup to tear mid-mountain so your fork can lean at new "slacker" angles?
Do you like breaking chainstays every year?
Want a bike from a company that doesn't honor their warranties?

Then Canyon Spectral is the right bike for you!
  • 3 0
 My Mrs has been running a spectral 27.5 for about 18 months as her only bike. It’s really a very nice bike, now hurry up and drop the new torque so I can have a bottle holder on an otherwise perfect (for me) bike. My current torque is about to be parked for the summer.
  • 4 0
 That is really good value for brexit Britain
£4k for a cf8 mullet is amazing with carbon frame, xt, factory/elite suspension.
  • 2 0
 Yeah I was surprised, added it to cart and nothing got added on. Wondering if there will be import duty added on when it arrives though.
  • 2 0
 @redrook:
Not with Canyon, they pay it up front, it says included duty and vat.
  • 1 0
 @rich-2000: Nice, I noticed that Guerilla Gravity in the US do that too.
  • 4 0
 Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV: $4,899 USD- Is that short for Spectral Carbon Fibre 8 CoLLeCTiVe: $4,899 USeD?
  • 3 0
 So you're telling me I can buy an aluminium 29er and aluminium 27.5 and swap the arse ends and i've got a no compromise aluminium mullet?

Sweet.
  • 3 0
 Disapointed that they dropped the SLX option, and the Aluminium frame looks like it was done as a cop out without addressing the seat tube length
  • 4 1
 I'm 5'10" and the reach/wheelbase of the mediums is basically what I would have wanted from a large like 2 years ago, so the seat tube wouldn't be an issue for me. The large is basically a boat for what they're trying to call a "trail bike".
  • 2 0
 So what actually changed? "revised kinematics" but I guess the geo didnt change from the prior model year? Is this actually a new bike or just a launch for a new spec with more bike options, mullet setups etc?
  • 3 0
 I had a Cube Stereo 27.5 one time, with a light carbon frame, that bike was a lot of fun. Good to see Canyon putting out light frames on these mid travel bikes.
  • 6 1
 Yep I hate that manufacturers are going heavier and heavier each year (while probably not increasing strength, or else they would be marketing that I guess?) and press like pb keeps defending 16kg "trail bikes" like in a recent article. Good job canyon, on actually trying to keep sensible frame weights.
  • 1 0
 @daweil: I don't mind a bit of weight on an enduro bike, since it helps keep things stable on downhills. But for trail bikes? For sure, light makes right.
  • 1 0
 @daweil: but these are pretty much 16kg (alloy) so they haven't tried that hard to keep the weight down.
I get that they have very little choice when it comes to components Vs price points.
Hopefully the pendulum will swing the other way soon and we can have lighter bikes that are still strong enough.
  • 1 0
 I'm interested in seeing some suspension kinematic curves - not sure how they increase anti-squat and decrease pedal-kick back. How does Canyon kinematics compare to the venerable Stumpjumper?

...Derived from their Sender downhill bike, Canyon tweaked the suspension to their Triple Phase kinematics, increasing the anti-squat and upping the progression, lowering the pedal kickback by a few percent in the meantime...
  • 3 0
 A zillion different combinations except no aluminum mullet bike or aluminum frame only. I also like riding smaller frames and there’s no small sized aluminum!
  • 3 3
 Do you REALLY need a flip chip and specific front/rear triangles for all those wheels combinations?? I do wonder if the average Joe can notice the difference between two wheelsets on the same bike ie you take the 29 frame and make it full 29 or put some 27,5 (+) or a mullet set up on it.
  • 1 0
 My guess is this is to offset the bb height. If built around a 29 setup then 27.5 could be low enough for a ton of pedal strikes. They can better control frame parts as opposed to relying on a component manufacturer for different crank lengths.
  • 4 0
 Looks like a YT JEFFSY to me.
  • 3 0
 Those seat tubes look like they’re a size too long.. almost like they just moved their size stickers up a frame size…
  • 3 0
 German bikes have long seat tubes
  • 3 0
 @rich-2000: This has been a trend. But why? If someone could explain this I would appreciate it. Makes no sense to me.
  • 4 0
 With that kink in the seat tube, it looks like they need some length to hold a seat post.
  • 2 0
 @Braapp:

Not sure... tbh I have long legs, and can run a 200mm dropper in a 460mm seat tube.

BUT ONLY if I can insert the seat post all the way - and their seat tube is kinked half way down to prevent this!!!
  • 4 0
 Canyon releasing YT’s 2022 Jeffsy for them. How kind!
  • 1 0
 Check out this weeks Downtime podcast (Chris Hall) for a comparison of each of these 3 bikes - pretty awesome & very well done. Nothing getting dissed on the times & observations per rider are super in depth
  • 8 5
 The frame is going to break in a few years anyways.
  • 2 0
 Oh like this approach an HA and 27.5 wheels. Not an abstract cool bike, I want this!
  • 4 3
 A common complaint of the previous gen 27.5 was that the seat tube was too tall, have they fixed that? I CBA looking into the numbers.
  • 6 0
 460mm seat tube on the large (485mm reach), so they haven't really fixed it, no.
Bikes designed by Germans, for Germans?
  • 3 0
 @chakaping: Get your hack saw out
  • 4 0
 This was the reason I crossed them off my list a while back .

Bike companies: you’re getting reach and HT & ST angles right …. Now pay attention and lower your ST length and standover !
  • 2 0
 @inside-plus: I've done it before!
  • 3 0
 @chakaping: It's funny because it's true. Cube and Radon do the same thing!
  • 4 0
 @JohanG: I know mate. I'm on a large Radon Swoop 29 AL with a 450mm seat tube (my absolute limit as I have stumpy legs), when they bought out the newer carbon model it had a longer seat tube!
  • 3 0
 Who's downvoting this comment? He's totally right, I tried out someone else's size L Spectral and the seattube was too tall for the reach. Shame they haven't updated their geo.
  • 3 0
 I can read press releases. Where are the riding impressions?
  • 2 0
 Let's hope this doesn't happens again m.pinkbike.com/photo/18145723
  • 1 0
 Glad to see 27.5 hanging on (if just barely). Wish my terrain was 27.5 friendly, instead of the east coast tech/chunk where the 29er rollover really does make a difference.
  • 1 0
 "the party in the front, business in the back" well... someone is a bit confused here Big Grin cause this sounds like 27.5"/29" instead of 29"/27.5"
  • 2 0
 The list misses the LTD with Flight Attendant
  • 1 0
 Those bikes looks sweet. I bet the available stock is not going to last long...
  • 3 0
 Yea but in stock and shipped immediately. Unlike YT who release a bike thats not available for a year....
  • 5 4
 Why don't you make a Strive in 27.5 instead of trying to sell us this bike that didn't win an EWS.
  • 3 0
 6th place is that bad?
  • 4 2
 the canyon stopped breaking? Or do they still crack right after purchase?
  • 2 0
 " business in front, party in the back" should be more appropiate!
  • 1 0
 The 27.5 AL Spectral looks good with a 'wright' of 15.7kg. That's a good 'wright'
  • 1 0
 Didn't an updated spectral come out like 2 years ago? This bike looks sweet but how old is the strive?
  • 2 0
 The 27.5 spectral has been updated to match the 29er version released last year.

As for the Strive, it's so ancient it must completely uncompetitive Wink
  • 2 0
 KNOCK IT OFF WITH THE ONE PIECE BAR AND STEM.
  • 1 0
 It's a standard setup, albeit with proprietary spacers to give it a unified look.
  • 1 0
 Please put longer chainstays on XLs so there is better balance in the bike!
  • 1 0
 Canyon is really making a statement with these new colors: Flat Earth color on the AL 6? Next is gonna be Levy's UFO Theory.
  • 1 0
 I had the 2018 CF8 was a great bike until some shit broke into my house and pinched it. These look very nice.
  • 1 0
 "Trail riding is a vague classification"

Let me clarify Matt: trail riding means riding a bike on a dirt trail.
  • 1 0
 Wright is important, 15 kg for the AL not too bad.
  • 1 0
 It’s a shame you can’t have an air shock mullet
  • 1 0
 now only a new strive is missing with option 27.5 total
  • 1 0
 Dual 29 and dual 27.5. . . Jesus Christ.
  • 1 0
 Stoked to see Canyon offering so many options!
  • 1 0
 Typo or does the Al version not come in a small and 29" option?
  • 1 0
 The Spectral 29 AL 6 look seek and price is joke well played canyon!
  • 1 0
 great - and you can get one sometime summer 2022!
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Capra
  • 1 1
 why even bother releasing it, in stock fall 2022, and spring 2023...
  • 1 0
 26" is my style
  • 2 3
 The ones with the same size wheels would be perfect.
  • 2 5
 Is it just me or is canyons design with the huge letters and split colours just absolutely ugly and should have stayed in 2019?
  • 2 4
 My mistake, I was thinking of the Strive
  • 10 2
 I must remember to turn off my inner-monologue typing app…wait, stop doing that…
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 @dubod22: I wish there was an edit or delete function on the comments. (Must stop commenting on things post night shift)
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