Video: Kaos Seagrave, Phoebe Gale and Fabien Barel Ride the New Canyon Spectral

Oct 26, 2021
by Canyon  

Meet Our Big Family Of Trail Bikes- the new Spectral Line Up

The Spectral 29 CF we launched at the end of 2020 really was just the tip of the iceberg.

Knowing that a ton of riders love ripping 160/150mm trail bikes around the woods, but that not every single one of them is looking for a carbon 29er, meant we knew we had step up the options list within the Spectral range.

Now available in 27.5, Mullet and full 29er, AL or CF, plus a 2XS Youth version- we feel our family of all-mountain shredders is now complete.

The Family Portrait. (and serious garage goals)

Which one will you ride?
Will it be our rock solid, newly engineered Aluminium offering, or our tried and tested CF platform. Or maybe time is right to go all out on the range topping Spectral CFR- with some serious carbon geekery, and artwork 50g lighter than standard, it sits at 300g lighter on frame weight than the already light CF platform.

No carbon copies here
Our AL bike was engineered from the ground up to get the most from metal

Then the carbon frame now has a CFR option
But this isn't just a showpiece ...

We already sent a CFR to Dim Tordo for a weekend of EWS action in sunny Scotland.

Trail menace. The CF 8 CLLCTV Mullet setup.

And how will you ride it?
One of the many reasons MTB rocks is because there are no rules about how you should do it. Stand by a section of trail for 20 minutes and you'll see exactly what we mean. The first rider through might be on a certain line riding a certain speed. Then 5 minutes later another rider comes through the same section, on a completely different line, at a different speed, with their tyres leaving the dirt at a different point. Yet the outcome is exactly the same- both of them are grinning ear to ear having the time of their life. The size of your wheels is a big factor on how the bike behaves and responds on the trail- and we all have our preferences on what we are searching for in our trail bike.

So to make sure no riders feel out of options- the Spectral will be available in 29er, Mullet and 27.5 (no, it ain't dead).

27.5 wheels doing what 27.5 wheels do. With a little help from Kaos

Mullet wheels + Scandi Flicks. Nice.

Taking in the views, at speed, on the 29er.

Take your pick

Meet the new Spectral family at

Video produced by: Aspect Media
Photography by: Boris Beyer and Roo Fowler.

Featuring: Kaos Seagrave, Fabien Barel, Phoebe Gale

MENTIONS: @Canyon-PureCycling


  • 41 1
 That's actually a decent launch Vid, kudos to Canyon.
  • 14 0
 Choose your wheel size and be nice about it
  • 14 0
 Some say there are still Canyon bikes in the Suez Canal…
  • 10 1
 Fbn Brl!! Yyysss!!
  • 9 0
  • 2 0
 Running 27.5 front and back for six years. Can not do all the tricks and stuff like brother Kaos. Can I then still drive 27.5 at all? :-P
  • 4 0
 Canyon doing it right!
  • 4 0
  • 1 0
 No rubbish plastic headsets were injured during that video.....because they swapped it right out of the box for real headsets.
  • 2 0
 This just in: Different riders ride same trail, but at different speeds!
  • 3 0
 Stevo on Canyon next...
  • 1 0
 This is a very similar style to the video for the new Orbea Rallon that just came out.
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 I will ride one that's available and not until Fall 22. What. Joke
  • 1 0
 Availability depends on your location (and bike size/model/colour) - I just ordered a Spectral 27.5 CF9 for my my wife yesterday, and the delivery estimate is late next week. There's a pretty good spread of models available to ship straight away, including both alloy and CF in both wheel sizes (including the Mullet).

Norco just landed some stock in Aus as well, after waiting over a year for an Optic in small, the bike shop just called me today to say they have one coming in for her next week!
  • 1 0
 PHB GL is the highlight of this video
  • 1 0
 Are the alu frames improved in any way to address the cracking issues?
  • 1 0
 the music choice tho why
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 No moi moi no care
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