Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Sun Jul 22, 2012 19:51 pm

I've just got back from my first proper ride now, a 30km(ish) route on local bridleways, single-track and some fun bits. It feels like cheating, it is that good. With the pro-pedal on I can't perceive any major difference pedalling between it and my hardtail, and on the downs it feels great just flying over things I'd normally be skirting round. It is definitely overkill for my local trails, but I'll be retiring the hardtail for a while as it is so much fun.

I did a fair bit of fannying about with the suspension settings, and I think I'm happy with them now, but I'm sure I will play about with them a bit more next time. The shifters feel great, but there is a tiny little bit of chain noise in middle cog to big one on the cassette. I'm ecstatic with it.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Aug 17, 2012 19:44 pm

With added mud (although it is now cleaned and lubed).

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I've been out tonight and done 18km or so. I'm going to go 2x10 so have been playing about tonight to see what size chainrings I'd be happy with. I reckon 38/26 is the way forward

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby declan1 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 21:54 pm

Nice bike! I like these new Canyons....

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby Rigga » Fri Aug 17, 2012 22:33 pm

I just love that colour, shame it's not available throughout the range!

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby euans2 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 14:08 pm

Nice bike you got there matey

Rigga wrote:I just love that colour, shame it's not available throughout the range!


Buy an AM7 and upgrade it to the speck you want and still have change over a Specialized, Trek etc etc etc

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Mon Aug 20, 2012 14:40 pm

Lee Quarry this morning (and Cragg, but I didn't take any pictures there as it was really foggy).

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Quick breather at the Lee/Cragg junction with my bike parked in a stream

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Play area

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Supposed to give a perspective of the climb from the car park, fails though, just imagine it is really high.

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Sweet wipe clean seat sanctuary. Coffee, sandwich, cake and Lucozade (in a glass, with ice, nice touch).

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby ali4390 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 18:49 pm

That looks stunning, really considering one of these as my next bike!

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Thu Aug 30, 2012 19:14 pm

Now with added less gears but more bashring.

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Long story that I can't be arsed telling in detail, but I ended up getting a puncture when I went out for a quick evening blast on Monday this week. This delayed me and it got dark and I had no lights, I ended up having to ride back through a little shopping precinct, sign blew over as I passed and forced me into a fence.

Slightly damaged brake lever, it doesn't pull properly but is still working OK, the lever "clicks" before it pulls though so it isn't right. I'm probably just going to replace the whole lever if I can get it on it's own.

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My little finger came off less well. That is both little fingers damaged cycling now, about 25 years apart. It feels broken, but as they don't do anything for broken fingers I've not bothered sitting in casualty for them to tell me that.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby declan1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 20:52 pm

Ouch - looks painful! I hope the brake lever is ok!!! :P

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby Plyphon » Fri Aug 31, 2012 09:38 am

You *should* be able to just buy the lever blade and replace. Maybe approach a LBS to get it OEM. (I mean - if that is all that's damaged.)

I'm so stuck between the 2013 XC or AM model (Which is now names AL & AL+) - I would love to buy a big bouncer AM bike that I can (In theory) take on holiday abroad or Wales etc -

But the reality is 99% of the riding I'm going to be doing will be easily handled by a 100mm hardtail let alone the XC model - and then most trails in the UK anyway the XC will take in its stride haha.

Decisions.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:01 am

You can just get the blades for the levers, but it really is just the blades they sell. There is something not quite right with the piston and where it pivots from the blade. I'm just going to ride with it for a while and see if it is OK this week.

I went for the AM as I have a 100mm hardtail to handle the easier stuff, so I thought I might as well have the differential between the two bikes. I know the AM is "too much bike" for the lot of the riding I do, but it's nice to know it is there when I do need it.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby Plyphon » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:08 am

Yeah I see - I'm strictly on a "one MTB policy" so need to try and cut it down the middle.

All comes down to price vs spec for the 2013 models, hurry up Canyon!

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby Curious Yellow » Sun Sep 02, 2012 20:50 pm

Should be in by end of September according to them.

Bought a new Avid Lever for my Elixir 7s because I didn't like the levers they come with. £20.99 just for the blade and the rubber stoppers it comes with. Ouch. Decided to swap the front brake only because that's the one I use 90% of the time.

Found Fisher Outdoor (Avid/SRAM distributor) very helpful when trying to source the replacement. Makes it easier to get the replacement part from the LBS if you know the Fisher part number.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Sun Sep 02, 2012 20:56 pm

CRC sell the levers for £14, but the correct matching one isn't in yet. Canyon also pointed me in the direction of a Magura spares supplier too. It is OK at the moment but just feels a bit different to the front one; I'll hold on until I need to do it (or maybe I'll buy some XT brakes...)

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby mcnultycop » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:43 pm

What I did at half term (I had the week off to spend some time with my little girl, she ended up going on holiday with her grandparents so I had most of the week free):

Monday - local route.
Lee Quarry is way off in the background just over the hill.

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Pedal shin interface:
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Freckles.
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Tuesday - Lee and Cragg, foggy, rainy.

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Can't really get the hang of the pump tracks, maybe a FS isn't the best (or more likely it is just me).
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Thursday - Whinlatter. Snow, hail, rain, sleet, more rain, soaking feet.

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Friday - Lee and Cragg again, much clearer (tried taking the same angle at Cragg again to demonstrate) but really windy (I wouldn't fancy being the bloke in the Nacelle of the wind turbine in the background).

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Horrible kind of mud at Lee:
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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby raceface gt » Fri Nov 02, 2012 18:42 pm

Liking the colour buddy stands out well.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Nov 02, 2012 20:39 pm

Nice little weeks riding there! Good job!
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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 15:07 pm

mcnultycop wrote:Image
    fantastic pic :D
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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby hopper1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 16:12 pm

That colour is enough reason to buy a Canyon, whether you want/ need one, or not... Stunning :wink:
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Re: Canyon Nerve AM7.0 Mamba Green

Postby JayKay3000 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:02 pm

Awesome bike!

Looks like you're making great memories with it too.


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