Canyon teases 2017 Neuron, Exceed and Spectral mountain bikes

New models expected to land around September

Canyon has released details on four new models from its 2017 range of mountain bikes. The German direct sale brand hasn’t let it all out the bag though – pricing won’t be released until these bikes are available which should be around September. Claimed weights were also unavailable.

Canyon 2017 Neuron AL 9.9 SL
Canyon 2017 Neuron AL 9.9 SL

Neuron AL 9.9 SL

New from Canyon is this alloy-frame Neuron 29er trail bike. With 120mm of travel front and rear it's claimed to have the "attitude to transform your favourite trails and a setup light enough for marathon racing". It sure looks good to us.

The spec highlights in this top dollar build include SRAM’s new 12-speed Eagle drivetrain, Mavic’s XA Elite wheelset, SRAM Guide R brakes and a Reverb Stealth dropper post.

Exceed CF SL 7.9 Pro Race

Canyon 2017 Exceed CF SL 7.9 Pro Race
Canyon 2017 Exceed CF SL 7.9 Pro Race

Released as a tease for the cross-country racers out there is this new build of the Exceed CF hardtail. Spec highlights include a Boost version of the RockShox SID, a GripShift SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed transmission, SRAM’s latest Level brakes and a DT Swiss XR1501 Spline One wheelset.

Spectral WMN CF 9.0 EX

2017 Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 EX
2017 Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0 EX

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Canyon and Rockshox, the new women’s version of the Spectral trail bike features a lighter, custom damper tune in its Pike RCT3 fork and Monarch XX shock. Once again SRAM’s Eagle 12 speed transmission is used along with Guide RS brakes, a Reverb Stealth dropper and a DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One wheelset. Women specific components feature at the contact points throughout

Spectral CF 9.0 EX

2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX
2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX

Unsurprisingly, the men’s version of the Spectral CF 9.0 l is a very similar bike. Aside from wider finishing kit from Renthal and that lighter suspension tune, there’s also different tyre setup with the gents' version making use of a High Roller II/Minion Semi-slick rather than the Minion/Ardent setup found on the women’s version.

Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
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