Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

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Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby rossowen » Mon Dec 09, 2013 16:09 pm

Which would you have?

I want to do some decent mileage, but the Spectral looks more fun for downhill?

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Dec 09, 2013 19:08 pm

That depends what you mean by ddownhill. For trail centre type stuff and general xc riding I would go for the Nerve.
For more gnarly stuff and the odd enduro race or alpine trip as well then the Spectral would be better.

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby rossowen » Mon Dec 09, 2013 21:01 pm

Thanks. No proper DH stuff, just the local trails including Cwmcarn. Maybe go for the Nerve then?

As a total noob would I notice the difference between the 7.9 8.9 9.9 specs?

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby compo » Tue Dec 10, 2013 01:02 am

Yes you would, they will be lighter, and better componentry.
Having no links, I cannot be more specific.

I'd go for the Spectral however. 650b is the new black; enduro is the way forward; it comes in a lairy chrome red. Win

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby rossowen » Tue Dec 10, 2013 08:49 am

The Spectral looks LUSH. Would it hold me back at XC though, on the climbs? The one I'm looking at is a 29er though, the Spectral 7.9 29

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby rossowen » Tue Dec 10, 2013 09:09 am


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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby Gazcarsf1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 21:21 pm

I have ordered a spectral al 8.0 :D, But I have a cube carbon hardtail for xc, so the spectral is ideal for me, the nerve get's a great write up though.

You need to decide what you would do more, trail / mountain or xc.

Saying that don't think 130 mm travel will hamper you on xc, m8s giant has 125mm travel and he has no problems doing xc on that!!!

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby compo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 00:53 am

I've got many a mate who ride xc on 140, or even 160mm

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby James555 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 21:00 pm

Hello Ross,

I know this is a long shot, but if you do order a Canyon bike, would it be possible to include the Canyon Chaincatcher and the "COVER FOR ONE ONE FOUR SLX FORK" on my behalf? I will pay you beforehand and will be happy to pay another £6 on top to cover the postage costs to me and your time. I was wondering whether you'd be happy/willing to do this on my behalf as it will save me the £10 postage charge and £4 on the chaincatcher.

Please let me know / message me if you are happy enough to do so, I would be ever so thankfu if you were able to. Thank you very much,
James

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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 15, 2013 21:03 pm

Why not just pm him?
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Re: Canyon Nerve AL 29 or Spectral?

Postby James555 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 22:12 pm

I am unable to as I believe I do not have enough posts on the forum, which is why it is not allowing me.


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