Canyon vs. Rose: who makes the best cheap disc bike?
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Rose and Canyon are leaders in the hotly contested direct-sales market, and I’ve put their two affordable disc road bikes head-to-head.
The Rose Pro SL Disc-2000 and the
Canyon Endurace AL 6.0 Disc are both alloy-framed, disc brake-equipped road bikes with specs that, on paper, look pretty generous for the money.
Both get Shimano 105 shifting with non-series RS505 hydraulic levers and both are capable all-rounders that impress on the road, but which is better?
Like the Rose, the Canyon Endurace AL Disc is a seriously impressive machine for the money
Incidentally, Canyon has helpfully tweaked the specs and prices on the Endurace line-up in the short time since we made this
The Endurace AL 6.0 Disc has been replaced by the near-identical Endurace AL 7.0 Disc, which is currently £150 more expensive than the Rose.
Key changes are a slightly different DT Swiss wheelset (E 1800 Spline DB instead of R24 Spline DB) and a move to what appears to be a lower spec version of the Continental GP tyres.
The new bike also has 50/34 cranks in place of the 52/36 on my test bike, as well as narrower bars and a shorter stem, with the former addressing one of my minor criticisms of the bike.
Watch our video to find out how the two bikes got on.
We put two top value disc road bikes head-to-head