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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:42 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:Hi Chaps, 25 pages eh! TL:DR
I think i might buy one of These now does anyone have one in the south east i could possibly poke and stroke it a bit? maybe even sit on?


It's showing as sold out.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:46 pm

poppit wrote:
VWsurfbum wrote:Hi Chaps, 25 pages eh! TL:DR
I think i might buy one of These now does anyone have one in the south east i could possibly poke and stroke it a bit? maybe even sit on?


It's showing as sold out.
Dammit, it wasnt this morning! Grrr :twisted:

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Artful_Codger » Mon Sep 03, 2012 21:55 pm

I've followed this helpful and varied thread while deciding whether to buy a Canyon, so I thought I should share my experience. I ordered a Grand Canyon AL 6.0 on Aug 21st and immediately received an email acknowledging the order. On Aug 23rd, I received an order confirmation along with an invoice which showed delivery in CW35 (Aug 27th-31st). On Aug 30th, I received two emails, the first saying that my bike would ship shortly, and the second saying that it had shipped.

The bike arrived in the morning today (Sep 3rd). I assembled it with the kids in the afternoon sunshine, and gave it a good go (no time to try really rough terrain yet). The brakes came set up the right way around, the Reba fork was set at the recommended pressure for my body weight, tyres were inflated just right, and position on the bike was just right with the seat post almost all the way out to the line, but not quite (I'd used and gone with the PPS). Derailleurs are set up perfectly, as are the brake levers, although there's no room in the set up for the gear indicator units. I'm moving from a bike that had indicators fitted, but I didn't seem to miss them on today's ride.

The bike looks and feels fantastic, and value for money is beyond question. I'll buy from Canyon again.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby ali4390 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 13:45 pm

Plyphon wrote:Image

Oh my.

That is absolutely stunning!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby lm_trek » Tue Sep 04, 2012 14:24 pm

OH's nerve 8.0 w turned up today, out the box well packaged and all the right spots protected. Built the bike up, not sure if i like the raw alu , might grow on me. Forks and rear suspension no air in ethier, brakes fully setup and ready to roll and gears all working.

Dropped some air in, quick blast on the kids bmx trail all seems in order, we ordered the xs so i can just chuck it round, oh got on, length and standover all perfect. Had trouble in the past trying to find her a bike this was pot luck and seems to be spot on.

Would i order another, oh yes, can't fault the spec full xt drivechain, ex shifters which are slx, dt swiss wheels, its a well specced bike for £1.5k hope it encourages my OH to really get into biking again.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Wed Sep 05, 2012 07:01 am

lm_trek wrote:OH's nerve 8.0 w turned up today, out the box well packaged and all the right spots protected. Built the bike up, not sure if i like the raw alu , might grow on me. Forks and rear suspension no air in ethier, brakes fully setup and ready to roll and gears all working.

Dropped some air in, quick blast on the kids bmx trail all seems in order, we ordered the xs so i can just chuck it round, oh got on, length and standover all perfect. Had trouble in the past trying to find her a bike this was pot luck and seems to be spot on.

Would i order another, oh yes, can't fault the spec full xt drivechain, ex shifters which are slx, dt swiss wheels, its a well specced bike for £1.5k hope it encourages my OH to really get into biking again.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby lm_trek » Wed Sep 05, 2012 08:07 am

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Quick picture of the new bike, plus my speshi sneaking into shoot in the background.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby GrenW » Wed Sep 05, 2012 08:15 am

Artful_Codger wrote:I've followed this helpful and varied thread while deciding whether to buy a Canyon, so I thought I should share my experience. I ordered a Grand Canyon AL 6.0 on Aug 21st and immediately received an email acknowledging the order. On Aug 23rd, I received an order confirmation along with an invoice which showed delivery in CW35 (Aug 27th-31st). On Aug 30th, I received two emails, the first saying that my bike would ship shortly, and the second saying that it had shipped.

The bike arrived in the morning today (Sep 3rd). I assembled it with the kids in the afternoon sunshine, and gave it a good go (no time to try really rough terrain yet). The brakes came set up the right way around, the Reba fork was set at the recommended pressure for my body weight, tyres were inflated just right, and position on the bike was just right with the seat post almost all the way out to the line, but not quite (I'd used and gone with the PPS). Derailleurs are set up perfectly, as are the brake levers, although there's no room in the set up for the gear indicator units. I'm moving from a bike that had indicators fitted, but I didn't seem to miss them on today's ride.

The bike looks and feels fantastic, and value for money is beyond question. I'll buy from Canyon again.


Exactly the experience I had with the exception that my forks came with no air in them. Easily rectified with the supplied shock pump. I've since upped the pressure in the rear shock and dropped the pressure in the tyres but both were definitely rideable from out of the box.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby compo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 16:27 pm

Yeah, as I've always said, canyons, from what I've heard elsewhere, seem to arrive in a good state.

The only things you need to assemble are things that you would need to adjust to suit your person anyway:
Seat post (for the height)
Bars (for the angle)
Shock/fork pressures (for the weight of you)

And then you have to put on a wheel - well that's a thing you do after every ride anyway isn't it?
Therefore there is no hardship involved.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Woody80 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 17:03 pm

compo wrote:And then you have to put on a wheel - well that's a thing you do after every ride anyway isn't it?
Therefore there is no hardship involved.

You have to put your wheels back on after a ride? Must be doing something wrong for them to come off :lol:

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby kamil1891 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 18:40 pm

I'm a big Canyon fan and have just ordered a new one... 29er this time (road bike previously) and strangely a bike that has been available immediately hasn't been even shipped yet despite the fact that I made the order last Friday :( I hoped to ride it on the weekend but what a disappointment :(

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Artful_Codger » Wed Sep 05, 2012 21:11 pm

kamil1891 wrote:I'm a big Canyon fan and have just ordered a new one... 29er this time (road bike previously) and strangely a bike that has been available immediately hasn't been even shipped yet despite the fact that I made the order last Friday :( I hoped to ride it on the weekend but what a disappointment :(


Yes, I found this immediately available tag misleading as well. What they seem to mean is something like "immediately available to send over to be assembled." Their FAQ does have a description of the sequence of steps and related delays to expect once the order has been placed, but they could save many customers some frustratIon if they more visibly clarified that "immediate available" sign.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby lm_trek » Wed Sep 05, 2012 22:01 pm

When we ordered my OH it was showing none available for 3 weeks, but a week later we have the bike, guessing its not an exact science.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Shackster » Wed Sep 05, 2012 22:02 pm

I literally cannot believe people are now citing the lack of air in a shock as a problem. :roll:
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby mcnultycop » Wed Sep 05, 2012 23:15 pm

Shackster wrote:I literally cannot believe people are now citing the lack of air in a shock as a problem. :roll:


True. Tyres need air to stay on rims, they come full of air. Shocks/forks pack smaller when empty, they have no air in. I didn't expect anything else.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby chez_m356 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 23:44 pm

Shackster wrote:I literally cannot believe people are now citing the lack of air in a shock as a problem. :roll:

maybe canyon should do a bigger box, so the people wanting air in the forks/shocks can pay a little bit more for it, what is the price of air nowadays ? :wink: :lol:
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby steve_muzzy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 07:22 am

they have released more 2012 spec ES7 strives - its a swiss only model apparently? Amazing bike for £1800...

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby GrenW » Thu Sep 06, 2012 07:27 am

Shackster wrote:I literally cannot believe people are now citing the lack of air in a shock as a problem. :roll:


I must have missed those posts.. I mentioned it as the only thing that needed adjusting on mine but you'd expect to have to do that anyway. My last mail order bike (Cube) the shock came with air in. This one didn't. Very happy with both.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Siim_S » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:28 am

Hi!

How tall is your OH? As I read, XS suits her perfectly? Does she have any previous bikes and what size were those? My OH is also looking for a new bike and probably also around XS or S range of sizes.

Thank you!

Siim

lm_trek wrote:OH's nerve 8.0 w turned up today, out the box well packaged and all the right spots protected. Built the bike up, not sure if i like the raw alu , might grow on me. Forks and rear suspension no air in ethier, brakes fully setup and ready to roll and gears all working.

Dropped some air in, quick blast on the kids bmx trail all seems in order, we ordered the xs so i can just chuck it round, oh got on, length and standover all perfect. Had trouble in the past trying to find her a bike this was pot luck and seems to be spot on.

Would i order another, oh yes, can't fault the spec full xt drivechain, ex shifters which are slx, dt swiss wheels, its a well specced bike for £1.5k hope it encourages my OH to really get into biking again.

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Re: How many people have bought Canyons?

Postby muirs » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:47 pm

lm_trek wrote: had to go for the smallest frame, might have to tinker with the stem etc when it comes but looks like a great little bike


Hi lm_trek,
just wondering what height your OH is and how she found the frame size vs what the website suggested? Am looking at a nerve xc W myself, the website is suggesting a medium which is 18.5", and wondering will that be a bit big for me at 5 ft 8 and mostly legs! Previous bikes I've like have been either 17 or 18" so I guess it's not that much different...?
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