The Canyon bikes thread

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby electorn » Sat Oct 20, 2012 13:30 pm

Thanks Neal, I think I will take the plunge on a 2012 model once I have gone through all the measurement faff, and they have my size of course!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 21:28 pm

CaRaBeeN wrote:
chez_m356 wrote:
CaRaBeeN wrote:Hello,

I decided to purchase Trek Remedy 9 2013 however I can't find it in Germany till February!

So now I'm really keen on Canyon Strive AL 9.0 Race
It's unbelievable package IMO


am i missing something here? is this really reliable and convenient bike?
please advise me and tell me the negative sides? if there are any indeed...

    your in germany and your asking an english forum about a german bike :?:
    you should be able to find out more about it than any of us here, you could even go to the showroom in koblenz and test ride one


Ah it looks weird you're right, but I'm not in Germany can't speak German though :)
I'll be buying a bike just from Germany

that really isn't making a lot of sense ?
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby jeannot18 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:37 am

Has anybody used these guys before:

http://derailleurhanger.com/dh316.php

Had a little mishap on Saturday with my chain and the mech hanger went. I had a spare one, but don't want really pay another £20 for a spare and was thinking to use those guys above. Also can you confirm that it is the right hanger for a Nerve AM 7.0. THanks

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:45 am

Our third Canyon is on it's way, a new one for my OH, her second, it's in Frankfurt at the moment, expected delivery is Tuesday. Everything progressing faultlessly so far.

Re hangers, I use Pilo, nice colours as well, http://www.pilo.co.il

The Canyon ones are pretty weak.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby jeannot18 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:51 am

poppit wrote:
Re hangers, I use Pilo, nice colours as well, http://www.pilo.co.il

The Canyon ones are pretty weak.

Thanks, I have got a Pilo on now, but I need a spare (or 2!), the one I was pointing to are coming from the States, total costs for 2 is around $45 (which is about £29). Don't know if they are stronger than the Canyon ones but for the price I was ready to take a risk.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:02 am

jeannot18 wrote:
poppit wrote:
Re hangers, I use Pilo, nice colours as well, http://www.pilo.co.il

The Canyon ones are pretty weak.

Thanks, I have got a Pilo on now, but I need a spare (or 2!), the one I was pointing to are coming from the States, total costs for 2 is around $45 (which is about £29). Don't know if they are stronger than the Canyon ones but for the price I was ready to take a risk.
Thanks
JC

Don't know about them. After we got through 3 Canyon hangers in 2 months we've been using Pilo ones for a year with no probs so even if they're not the cheapest we'll be sticking with them.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby jeannot18 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 16:55 pm

poppit wrote:
jeannot18 wrote:
poppit wrote:
Re hangers, I use Pilo, nice colours as well, http://www.pilo.co.il

The Canyon ones are pretty weak.

Thanks, I have got a Pilo on now, but I need a spare (or 2!), the one I was pointing to are coming from the States, total costs for 2 is around $45 (which is about £29). Don't know if they are stronger than the Canyon ones but for the price I was ready to take a risk.
Thanks
JC

Don't know about them. After we got through 3 Canyon hangers in 2 months we've been using Pilo ones for a year with no probs so even if they're not the cheapest we'll be sticking with them.

Fair point, thanks for the feedback
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby steve_n » Mon Oct 22, 2012 00:57 am

I've got a 2012 Strive ES 8.0 and for the money the spec is amazing. Having now seen the 2013 bikes the only thing I'm jealous of is the stealth post without the annoying cable and 25mm more travel. However, I'm very glad I've got the Fox 36 as they are so much smoother on the trail than 32 and the 34 is only 15QR. The only selling point of 34 over 36 is weight as they say in the blurb, but guess what on a like for like model the 36 is only about 80g heavier, whereas the 34 is a chunk heavier than a 32. If you can feel 80g then hats off but for me it's a no brainer...

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Mon Oct 22, 2012 09:18 am

If anyone is interested in a Canyon hardtail 29er the AL 9.9 is tested in this months WMB.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby 4ndyW » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:26 am

Oh really? is it a positive result? Be good to read a review that has not been translated by Google :lol: Looking at getting the 29er hardtail, just trying to decide if i should save a bit more and get the carbon one tho..... :D

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:28 am

4ndyW wrote:Oh really? is it a positive result? Be good to read a review that has not been translated by Google :lol: Looking at getting the 29er hardtail, just trying to decide if i should save a bit more and get the carbon one tho..... :D

Very positive test, it gets 4 out of 5.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Irving Washington » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:04 pm

Has there been any tests of any of the other 2013 models yet? The Nerve AL 29 is especially exciting, of course.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby 4ndyW » Mon Oct 22, 2012 13:22 pm

Just got it, like you say very positive, which makes me happy to know im looking at the right bikes !! lol

Does make me wonder what the carbon version is like though in comparison, never had a carbon frame myself, but Im guessing lighter, more responsive etc I see the geo is the same, does carbon frames ride alot different that ally?

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Growmac » Mon Oct 22, 2012 16:40 pm

Just a comment, I completely disagree with those that say you can pedal a Torque. I have a 2012 Torque 6, and it's great, a fantastic DH rig.

It's a complete pig on the flat, worse on the up. Do people that think it's okay ever ride anything else?? :0)
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby ifindoubtflatout » Tue Oct 23, 2012 19:38 pm

Looking for some feedback regarding sizing, according to the PPS on the site I will require a medium. Iam 6'1 with a 33 inseem. Now my last few bikes have been large, my current bike measures up right in between a medium and large canyon on all measurements. Just wondering how people find the cockpit (cramped/stretched?)

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby playasyougo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 19:55 pm

Im around 6, 6`1 and have a medium strive. Find it perfect. Think a large would have been too much. Think the site recommended a large.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby ifindoubtflatout » Tue Oct 23, 2012 20:11 pm

cheers for the reply.....iam looking at getting the Torque Ex.With my current bike sitting right in between the med and large iam really in a dilema.lol......my current bike is a perfect fit for me.lol.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Burnside81 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 21:52 pm

£800 difference between the Nerve 9.0 SL and the 8.0...

My head says get the 8.0 but it must just be the tart in me wanting the 9.0 SL. Am I missing something or does the spec difference not warrant the price difference?? How much is the Kashima coating worth?

Hello BTW - 1st post :)

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Wed Oct 24, 2012 18:37 pm

Go for the 9 SL if you can afford it.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby KernowCB » Thu Oct 25, 2012 09:52 am

Has anyone gone for the 2013 nerve? I'm currently trying to decided between the Nerve AL 7.0 and Nerve AL + 6.0.

Wanted a camber expert but you just can't beat the vfm of the canyons!
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