The Canyon bikes thread

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby ifindoubtflatout » Fri Nov 23, 2012 15:55 pm

Iam waiting on a 2013 Torque EX Gapstar.......due CW49.......which is week commencing 3rd Dec. Got some SLX brakes to strap to it then ready to rock.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby pitbull4x4 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:09 pm

Just looking at the nerve al+'s and the 7.0 states it comes with a rockshox reverb stealth but the 8.0 up says rockshox stealth custom? Anybody know the difference if any??

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby tudj » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:22 pm

pitbull4x4 wrote:Just looking at the nerve al+'s and the 7.0 states it comes with a rockshox reverb stealth but the 8.0 up says rockshox stealth custom? Anybody know the difference if any??


The stealth shows as having 125mm travel and the stealth custom shows 150mm, I don't know if this is the only difference. Your best bet is to email Canyon via the contact form on the site, they're pretty quick at replying in business hours.

Also, this is on SRAM's site

Reverb Stealth: New 150mm Travel Model
The clever and clean Reverb Stealth, which routes the hose internally through the frame by featuring a hose exit point from the bottom of the post, will offer an all-new 150mm travel version – in addition to a 34.9mm option. Please note: standard model Reverb available in 100mm and 125mm travel models only.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby mattjevans » Sun Dec 02, 2012 17:10 pm

Bit of a random query, but has anyone tried 650B wheels on a Nerve AM ?

I know Fox 32's are supposed to be OK, but the rear clearance looks a bit tight. Just wondered if anyone has given it a go.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Mon Dec 03, 2012 08:35 am

mattjevans wrote:Bit of a random query, but has anyone tried 650B wheels on a Nerve AM ?

I know Fox 32's are supposed to be OK, but the rear clearance looks a bit tight. Just wondered if anyone has given it a go.


I've got a feeling my AM isn't far off 650B or even 29" with the standard wheels and the 2.4 tyres it's got on.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby mattjevans » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:16 am

I've got a feeling my AM isn't far off 650B or even 29" with the standard wheels and the 2.4 tyres it's got on.


You may be right re 650B, but I doubt it for 29's.

In any case, I'm more interested if there is anyone who has actually tried this possibly mad experiment

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby chez_m356 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:28 am

mattjevans wrote:
I've got a feeling my AM isn't far off 650B or even 29" with the standard wheels and the 2.4 tyres it's got on.


You may be right re 650B, but I doubt it for 29's.

In any case, I'm more interested if there is anyone who has actually tried this possibly mad experiment

i'd be surprised if one would fit on the rear, but if it actually did, i would imagine that it would have to have a much smaller tyre on it, that they would be no point or benefit for doing so
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby blablablacksheep » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:33 pm

im looking to treat myself to another canyon...

Just unsure which one atm..... i was going to go for the AL+ but wondering if it just too much for what i need and whether the xc be a better bet.

Main issue i have with AL+ is weight, and responsiveness, dont want it to feel too unwieldy on the trail given the long travel at back.

the xc looks good but again im worried about the 120 travel being limiting, ie how hard can you push it around.

anyone got the new Al+ or xc models maybe given their comments on how it rides and where they ride more importantly..
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Shackster » Thu Dec 06, 2012 13:21 pm

blablablacksheep wrote:anyone got the new Al+ or xc models maybe given their comments on how it rides and where they ride more importantly..


I've got a 2011 XC and have ridden reds and blacks at Glentress, Innerleithen, Coed-y-Brenin, Afan, Llandegla, Cwmcarn (XC and DH trails, albeit the DH was taken very carefully!) as well as natural trails all over the place (inc. down Snowdon), without any problems. I've pushed it pretty hard (at least I think I have). Sure, you might be able to ride faster downhill on some of that stuff on a bike with more travel, but I don't think it's limited me at all. If I'm honest, although I lust after a bike with 160mm of travel, it probably wouldn't be the right bike for 90% of the riding I do, you may be different of course!
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby compo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 23:14 pm

If you get the XC, you'll be able to ride everything in the UK really bar the hardest of DH tracks. It'll also make you a better rider overall, as its known that longer travel makes for lazy riding (Read it on Pinkbike)

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby blablablacksheep » Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:08 pm

Thanks for the comments, that was my main concern with the al+that it might be to much for most of the riding I do.

I probably just listing over big forks for epic downhill runs which I just not going to be doing lol.

Just got to decide which xc to get.. Tempted by the xc 8 and seems good value to, was a little bit tempted by the 29er f's, but can't see it being realistically that much better.

One question though I love spez geometry ie quite aggressive how does the xc compare?
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby UnworthyPapaLazaru » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:39 pm

Ive been tryiing to find the specification page on the Canyon website for my 2012 Canyon Nerve AM 7.0. Does anyone know if the archive the pages or are they deleted when the 2013 bike went online?
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby blablablacksheep » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:16 pm

http://archive.org/web/web.php

try this can take you back to the webpage whateer time you wish:)
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby sulako » Fri Dec 14, 2012 13:25 pm

Just got my AL+ 7.0 still in the box, just got a few things to do before i open it....

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby mikeysickalrigh » Fri Dec 14, 2012 13:29 pm

sulako wrote:Just got my AL+ 7.0 still in the box, just got a few things to do before i open it....


You need to get your priorities sorted :lol:

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby tudj » Mon Dec 17, 2012 18:18 pm

Great support from Canyon so far, I've not needed anything major but they've been really helpful and quick to respond via email so far, I've changed the size of frame and my delivery address, each was done within the hour of my email.

My order is due for dispatch next week, I think it'll probably take longer than the normal 3 days they said it should because of the bank holidays etc, getting excited now! :D

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 18:29 pm

Growmac wrote:Either Nerve is plenty of bike for "Coed y brenin, Snowdon, Penmachno etc etc"!! There is noting at any venue that needs something more heavy duty.

Not this sh*t again. People like to ride fast and feel in control, you know. Sometimes a bigger bike is necessary to ride at the speed you want to go on some tracks. Just because you haven't ridden a uk DH track at 30mph doesn't mean nobody else occasionally wants to on a multi discipline based bike.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby mcnultycop » Mon Dec 17, 2012 22:13 pm

UnworthyPapaLazaru wrote:Ive been tryiing to find the specification page on the Canyon website for my 2012 Canyon Nerve AM 7.0. Does anyone know if the archive the pages or are they deleted when the 2013 bike went online?


Did you find it? I copied the spec onto my thread in the "Your Mountain Bikes" section on here, in any case.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby qooqiiu » Tue Dec 18, 2012 17:41 pm

Soon to be joining you Canyon brothers with my 1st full suss machine :D

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:58 pm

qooqiiu wrote:Soon to be joining you Canyon brothers with my 1st full suss machine :D


Congrats, what have you gone for?
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