Canyon....value for money ?

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Rokt
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Canyon....value for money ?

Postby Rokt » Thu Jul 25, 2013 07:29 am

My mountain biking mate is coming over from the other side and has ordered a Canyon road bike.
I've never had a good look at them before so last night I had a look around thier web site and
WOW...do any other company offer this kind of spec for the money ?

Very nice looking well spec'd bikes but I'm not too sure on the mail order thing.
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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby diamonddog » Thu Jul 25, 2013 08:07 am

I suggest you read this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=12903747#p18125898

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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:10 am

Not only are they well specced, but the frame designs are updated and improved.
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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:54 am

Order your 2016 model now.
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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby Rokt » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:02 am

That would be like reading War & Peace :shock:

I like the 2016 order, are they that bad....
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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby solboy10 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:32 am

I am not a Canyon owner but IMO

Value for money - excellent
Spec - cxcellent
Design - good but god i am fed up with black bikes!
Service - fair to poor based on this forum. UK rep is hard to track down in my experience
Warranty - See recent frame warranty thread
Risk - Sizing can be an issue but they apparently have a decent returns policy :?

Would i buy one? If i liked black bikes and was visiting Germany than maybe but i dont like black bikes and live in the UK. Personally i would not buy one especailly as you can get decent bikes here in the UK in the sale that give equal VFM. The only exception may be the Ultimate AL Di2 but i would imagine the lead in time on that is long.

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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:32 pm

Rokt wrote:That would be like reading War & Peace :shock:

I like the 2016 order, are they that bad....


My bike was only a week late. The service that I received, whilst not being exemplary, was acceptable.
I know that I fared much better than others on this forum but it may be worth noting that a large number of people seemed to join up on here specifically to comment on that particular thread.
It is possible that one or two of them had a hidden agenda?

Just to add some balance :D
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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby Avit5 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 15:12 pm

solboy10 wrote:I am not a Canyon owner but IMO

Value for money - excellent
Spec - cxcellent
Design - good but god i am fed up with black bikes!
Service - fair to poor based on this forum. UK rep is hard to track down in my experience
Warranty - See recent frame warranty thread
Risk - Sizing can be an issue but they apparently have a decent returns policy :?

Would i buy one? If i liked black bikes and was visiting Germany than maybe but i dont like black bikes and live in the UK. Personally i would not buy one especailly as you can get decent bikes here in the UK in the sale that give equal VFM. The only exception may be the Ultimate AL Di2 but i would imagine the lead in time on that is long.

My Advice - Get a discounted Basso or Cinelli from Wiggle!


Actually the Ultimate AL DI2 is in stock in all sizes in the double crank and in the compact some of the sizes are also in stock but some do have a 5 week wait for compact. Suspect at that price though they will sell quickly.

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Re: Canyon....value for money ?

Postby Austin316 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 18:06 pm

Not quite as bargainous, but Focus are good value as a comparison (OK I admit I'm biased), and you can ride them in UK stores and get a proper fit.


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