The Canyon bikes thread

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby WhiteKnightTwo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:51 pm

My Grand Canyon AL 7.9 is 'Out for delivery and should be with you soon' :D

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby JamieBM » Sat Sep 15, 2012 19:56 pm

My Canyon 9.0 arrived last weekend. Its the green one. The ordering and delivery process was immaculate. I managed to visit the factory in Koblenz to try it out in the carpark before I bought it and the service was excellent including the coffee vouchers provided for the cafe as the paperwork was sorted out. My only disappointment was not being able to buy the XC 9.0 SL as it was sold out but I was able to ride one around the carpark which almost made it worse! So far I have built it up, replaced the grips with some lock-ons and put some Shimano M785 pedals on. It looks great but apart from a couple of spins around the local woods I have not riden it much but I am really impressed so far. Mine came with the Selle Italia monorail seatpost and saddle which makes changing the saddle difficult so I will probably change the seat-pin soon. A top quality bike at a bargain price.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Sun Sep 16, 2012 17:16 pm

JamieBM wrote:My Canyon 9.0 arrived last weekend. Its the green one. The ordering and delivery process was immaculate. I managed to visit the factory in Koblenz to try it out in the carpark before I bought it and the service was excellent including the coffee vouchers provided for the cafe as the paperwork was sorted out. My only disappointment was not being able to buy the XC 9.0 SL as it was sold out but I was able to ride one around the carpark which almost made it worse! So far I have built it up, replaced the grips with some lock-ons and put some Shimano M785 pedals on. It looks great but apart from a couple of spins around the local woods I have not riden it much but I am really impressed so far. Mine came with the Selle Italia monorail seatpost and saddle which makes changing the saddle difficult so I will probably change the seat-pin soon. A top quality bike at a bargain price.


Hope it rides well, post a few pics if you can.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby dusk » Sun Sep 16, 2012 21:41 pm

Any ideas when the new models will be available? I've been looking at getting a Strive but now don't know whether to wait for the new model. I assume prices will be announced when they are available, I guess some of the better spec on the new models will mean a price hike too.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Woody80 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 06:39 am

dusk wrote:Any ideas when the new models will be available? I've been looking at getting a Strive but now don't know whether to wait for the new model. I assume prices will be announced when they are available, I guess some of the better spec on the new models will mean a price hike too.

If I we you I get a bargain in the sale now, some of the Strives are stupid money. I shouldn't have looked as the exchange rate and the sale has made mine seem overpriced! (not that it was in the slightest compared to what I could have got!).

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Plyphon » Mon Sep 17, 2012 08:55 am

dusk wrote:Any ideas when the new models will be available? I've been looking at getting a Strive but now don't know whether to wait for the new model. I assume prices will be announced when they are available, I guess some of the better spec on the new models will mean a price hike too.



The new models will be on the site at the start of October.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Rigga » Fri Sep 21, 2012 17:50 pm

Can anyone put a pic up of a Canyon Nerve XC or AM in XL size please? I want to see how big they look.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby AMcK » Mon Sep 24, 2012 07:40 am

I realise this is probably more suited to the workshop forum, but given this is where the Canyon owners hang out....

...anyone know whether the Canyon standard thread for the BB is English or Italian? (I've got a Nerve XC 9, but I'm assuming that it's standard across the whole range)

Just about to pull the trigger on a new set of gxp cups while at work and can't check...
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby stubs » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:23 am

English thread
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby AMcK » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:27 am

stubs wrote:English thread


Thanks Stubs! Appreciate it.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Blue Parker » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:01 am

Has anyone ridden the Torque? As thinking about getting one next year v's the strive? Also what is the standover height - I have seen the tables but all seem very high (given inside leg of 30inches)!
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Mon Sep 24, 2012 17:55 pm

Blue Parker wrote:Has anyone ridden the Torque? As thinking about getting one next year v's the strive? Also what is the standover height - I have seen the tables but all seem very high (given inside leg of 30inches)!


Have a look over on the your bikes section, think there's been a few torques on there.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby jeannot18 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 20:03 pm

Having bought a second-hand Nerve AM 7, I was wondering if anyone has managed to source the cheapest Mech Hanger for Canyon bike. So far the cheapest I have found is around £20, so if anybody knows of a place to get them cheaper it would be very much appreciated

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Sep 26, 2012 08:24 am

JC are you out this weekend?
Can i have a play if you are?

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:44 pm

jeannot18 wrote:Having bought a second-hand Nerve AM 7, I was wondering if anyone has managed to source the cheapest Mech Hanger for Canyon bike. So far the cheapest I have found is around £20, so if anybody knows of a place to get them cheaper it would be very much appreciated

Thanks
JC


I use these http://www.pilo.co.il , far better than the standard Canyon ones and come in different colours as well, not cheap though.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby jeannot18 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:55 pm

poppit wrote:I use these http://www.pilo.co.il , far better than the standard Canyon ones and come in different colours as well, not cheap though.


Yes saw them but a bit on the dear side. Thanks
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby felix.london » Wed Sep 26, 2012 18:09 pm

Blue Parker wrote:Has anyone ridden the Torque? As thinking about getting one next year v's the strive? Also what is the standover height - I have seen the tables but all seem very high (given inside leg of 30inches)!


No. But came very close to buying one earlier in the year. The video below always makes me wanna ride one though!

2012 Canyon Torque FRX 8.0 Dropzone;
http://thehairyrider.com/2012/01/25/forward-thinking/

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Snooze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 09:43 am

After several months of dithering over a new bike and tested several bikes but wasn't quite conviced enough to part with my cash. Then I spotted the the press release for the Canyon Nerve CF. I couldn't resist and took the risk and ordered the 8.0.

http://www.canyon.com/_uk/mountainbikes ... tml?b=2753

It arrived last Monday. The bike is amazing, light, stiff and very agile and the looks/finish are superb. So far I have ridden it around my local trails and over at Peaslake. Spent all the time with a permanent smile on my face......even on the climbs! Nice one Canyon.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby stubs » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:20 am

Carbon full suss for that money, thats a steal. Make sure it doesnt blow away in a stiff breeze 11kg is silly light. Which colour did you get they both look lush but the blue is the one I would go for personally.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Snooze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:13 am

Yes everything else I looked at with a similar spec was around £4500. The bike is in the Slate colour scheme, as I prefer stealthy looking bikes. So far it is completely standard, except I have fitted an Easton Haven Carbon Bar. If I had the option to mix and match specs I would have gone for kashima coated fork and shock and the crossmax wheels, but decided to stick with the XT build rather than go for XO or XTR builds. The only other thing I may end up changing is the brakes. To be fair so far the Elixir 5s seem very good, but the last set of Elixirs didn't last, the pistons kept sticking so I swapped them for XTs. Re the weight, I have weighed my bike with pedals + bottle cage etc on a set of (probably not very accurate) baggage scales and they showed 11.5kgs, so the quoted weight of 11kgs seems about right.


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