The Canyon bikes thread

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby upnorthal » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:22 am

sneakers wrote:I've been thinking about buything the very same bike!

Have you got yours yet? If so, What do you think of it?


The UPS tracker says it should be at my house tomorrow. So, I've booked a days annual leave :D

Hopefully if I get it set up in the morning (although UPS don't state time), there will be time for a little bimble over at Sherwood Pines.

I've even downloaded and read the manuals and unpacking instructions from their site so I am ready to crack on as soon as the courier arrives!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Growmac » Wed Oct 10, 2012 13:58 pm

Hi Sneakers,

I have been riding a Nerve AM for more than a year now. In some ways your friends might have a point. It's really a long travel trail bike rather than a hardcore AM like a Remedy, for example. I've taken mine to Alpine bike parks and had a great time with it, staying mid-pack with the big boys, but I didn't regret also getting a full on DH rig for this years trip.

For the UK, in my opinion, it's just about perfect. It's a great compromise between weight, handling and durability. But if you're really rough with your equipment then it might be a little too XC. Maybe?
1994 Clark Kent F12; 2004 Mount Vision; 2011 Canyon AM 7, 2012 Canyon Torque FRX 6, a unicycle and a Brompton.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby sneakers » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:24 am

I had emailed at the begining of the week and they said later this week. I do hope they've not lied to me!

Im excited for you upnorthal, Let me know how you get on.

Its not that im too rough with my gear, Id say its more down to bad technique, I just dont want to be let down as I like drops and steeps yet also need to be able to ride for days on the uphill/flat so I can get into the mountains too.

My missus just got a mega comp and I had a wee bash on it and the weight feels ok actually so maybe I should just hold off for a new season strive.

God, Decisions decisions. I dont remember buying a bike being this hard when I was younger!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Shackster » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:38 pm

I have a nerve XC and regularly ride off drops and down steps. Haven't broken it so far* **

* except the wheels, and that was due to not seeing (?) a large rock on an otherwise smooth trail :oops:

** to be updated after this weekend when I'm going to Coed y brenin, Snowdon, Penmachno etc etc. :mrgreen:
2011 Canyon XC 8.0 (Monza Race Red)
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Thu Oct 11, 2012 21:17 pm

Looks like the Canyon site is down for updates, perhaps the 2013 bikes are being loaded up.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Growmac » Thu Oct 11, 2012 21:26 pm

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.

I would worry a bit more about the Antur Stiniog black runs at speed, but again you could ride them more slowly on an AM with no problems. The other centres are XC through and through.
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby poppit » Fri Oct 12, 2012 05:00 am

poppit wrote:Looks like the Canyon site is down for updates, perhaps the 2013 bikes are being loaded up.


And there they are.
Eddy Merckx EMX-3
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby GrenW » Fri Oct 12, 2012 07:10 am

Looks like my XC9 remains pretty much unchanged - dropped the monolink seat/post, Mavic rather than DT wheels and updated to the new CTD shock/fork. Geometry the same.

Price has come down a bit as well although you can never tell with the exchange rate. Happy that I got my 2012 model for £200 less in the sale.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby upnorthal » Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:40 am

Well, my Nerve 8.0x turned up yesterday (a little later than expected). I can't really add much to what others have already said. I'm a tiny bit annoyed about paying extra for the so called 'bike guard' cardboard box - but in the grand scheme of things thats not a problem.

The only issue was the dropper post would not raise. The internal pressure was 10psi for some reason. I set it to 250 psi as per the little sticker and it works perfectly now.

I've looked at the new Nerve AL+ 8 and I think I am happy to keep last years model. I need to make my mind up what I want to do today, as the bike has not been properly outside yet (i.e I can still return it).

The Nerve AL+ has the 150mm travel on the rear now. I also see it has a bolt through on the rear wheel. They don't seem to have the 2 X10 gear option in this years range. I do love the look of the Stealth reverb post on the 2013 bike.

But, thats not reason enough to warrant a return and paying extra for what the Nerve+ 8.0 would cost in my opinion.

Cheers
Al

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Plyphon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:19 am

Ordering an AL 8 end of November .

Gonna have to respray that red QR collar black tho, and remove those red stickers on the rims.

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Irving Washington » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:50 am

Image
Oh, what a delightful colour scheme!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby hard-rider » Fri Oct 12, 2012 14:31 pm

Does anyone know what the main changes from the 2012 Nerve XC to the 1013 Nerve AL? I know the name changed and some of the finishing equipment has changed but has there been any change to the frame? Any tweaks?
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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Plyphon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:04 pm

hard-rider wrote: any change to the frame? Any tweaks?


Nope.


AFAIK

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Oct 12, 2012 19:06 pm

Irving Washington wrote:Image
Oh, what a delightful colour scheme!
Needs more grey!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby euans2 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 03:31 am

I preferred the 2012 colour scheme and spec list but the new 2013 Nerve AL+ bikes are superior due to the slacker head angle and the 142x12 rear axle

I wonder what Canyon done to get an extra 10mm of travel, the shock is the same as the 2012 models (190/50) If I could get a frame only option I would take one tomorrow!!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby riskrem » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts about the new Nerve AL 29? Does this primarily look like an XC bike (like the Scott Spark or similar), or will it be capable of handling rough trails?

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby 4ndyW » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:07 am

Hi, does anyone have a Canyon AL 29? looking at getting one in the new year once Crimbo is out the way, currently looking at the sizing and wondered how people found the sizing for this model. I'm 5'8 and looks like it's going to be the small for me. I will measure up and try and compare sizes to current 26" hardtail too, but would like to know if people found them long or short etc :)

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby lm_trek » Mon Oct 15, 2012 19:14 pm

My OH has the female nerve, its in xs and comes up quite big in height and small in reach, undecided what size to get myself next year, my camber is a m and fits like a glove, have an eye on the 29er hardtails.

All i can say is how great my OH nerve is, wish i had seen them before getting my camber, but saying that my camber is an awesome bike as well!

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby tudj » Tue Oct 16, 2012 07:18 am

I'm considering a Nerve AL 8.0, I'm unsure which would suit my riding better, the AL with 120mm front and back or the AL+ with 150mm front and back. I tend to ride cross country mostly and will be riding trail centers a little too, would 120mm suffice? I currently ride a hardtail with 100mm forks so either is going to be a big change.

Could someone summarise the pros/cons of 120mm and 150mm or point me at somewhere that already does.

Thanks

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Re: The Canyon bikes thread

Postby Plyphon » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:26 am

tudj wrote:I'm considering a Nerve AL 8.0, I'm unsure which would suit my riding better, the AL with 120mm front and back or the AL+ with 150mm front and back. I tend to ride cross country mostly and will be riding trail centers a little too, would 120mm suffice? I currently ride a hardtail with 100mm forks so either is going to be a big change.

Could someone summarise the pros/cons of 120mm and 150mm or point me at somewhere that already does.

Thanks



120 will be more than enough, imo.

Plus, the AL is lighter!


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