Canyon’s best-selling Grand Canyon hardtail commits to 1x for 2021

Young Hero versions and two aluminium framesets with sizes ranging from 2XS to XL

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 9 mountain bike

Claimed to be Canyon’s best-selling mountain bike in its range, the Grand Canyon is a versatile cross-country steed.

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Last updated in mid-2019 with geometry tweaks and more travel, the 2021 version sees the removal of the front derailleur mount and the introduction of a Young Hero edition, designed for riders aged between eight and 12 years old.

2021 Grand Canyon details and updates

The 2021 Grand Canyon uses two aluminium framesets: an ‘AL’ frame for the Young Hero, Grand Canyon 5 and Grand Canyon 6 models, and an ‘AL SL’ frame for the higher-end Grand Canyon 7, 8 and 9 bikes that’s claimed to be lighter than the standard AL models.

The SL bikes also get dropper posts and rear thru-axles.

Women’s-specific versions feature a modified cockpit and saddle as well as women’s-specific geometry. The WMN versions are available in the Grand Canyon, 5, 6, 7 and 8 bikes, in extra-extra-small, extra-small, small and medium sizes. The unisex bikes range from extra-small to extra-large.

Staying true to Canyon offering different wheel sizes for different size bikes, the WMN models from extra-extra-small to small are available with 27.5in hoops, while the unisex bikes also have 27.5in wheels on the extra-small and small sizes.

The Young Hero version of the 2021 Grand Canyon – the cheapest model on offer – is offered exclusively in 27.5in wheels to help make it suitable for the typically smaller sizes of younger riders. The Young Hero frame is offered in extra-extra-small and extra-small sizes.

All other frame sizes across the range have 29in wheels.

Suspension travel changes depending on the model of 2021 Grand Canyon, too. The Young Hero, Grand Canyon 5 and Grand Canyon 6 all have 100mm of front fork travel, while the Grand Canyon 7, 8 and 9 have 120mm of travel.

All of the 2021 Grand Canyon bikes have had their front derailleur mount removed and are now 1x-specific with a 1×12 drivetrain, apart from the Young Hero model, which has a 1×11 drivetrain.

The 2021 bikes are available to buy on the Canyon website now.

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon models and prices

There are 10 models in the 2021 Canyon Grand Canyon range with prices starting at €599 and increasing to €1,799.

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon Young Hero

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon Young Hero mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon Young Hero mountain bike.
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  • Price: £599 / €599 / AU$949
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore MT510 / Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Brakes: Shimano MT200
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR 100mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Claimed weight: 13.57kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5 mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5 mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £799 / €799 / AU$1,249
  • Drivetrain: Shimano MT510 / Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Brakes: Shimano MT200
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR 100mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Claimed weight: 14.13kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5 WMN

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5 WMN mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 5 WMN mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £799 / €799 / AU$1,249
  • Drivetrain: Shimano MT510 / Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Brakes: Shimano MT200
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR 100mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Claimed weight: 13.66kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6 mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6 mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £999 / €999 / AU$1,549
  • Drivetrain: Shimano M610 / Shimano Deore XT 8100 SGS
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR 100mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Claimed weight: 13.95kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6 WMN

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6 WMN mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 6 WMN mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £999 / €999 / AU$1,549
  • Drivetrain: Shimano M610 / Shimano Deore XT 8100 SGS
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR 100mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Claimed weight: 13.56kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7 mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7 mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £1,149 / €1,199 / AU$1,899
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: RockShox Judy Silver 120mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Dropper post: Canyon Iridium
  • Claimed weight: 13.99kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7 WMN

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7 WMN mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 7 WMN mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £1,149 / €1,199 / AU$1,899
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: RockShox Judy Silver 120mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 2.25in
  • Dropper post: Canyon Iridium
  • Claimed weight: 13.66kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8 mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8 mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £1,349 / €1,399 / AU$2,199
  • Drivetrain: Shimano M610 / Shimano Deore XT M8100 SGS
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: Fox 34 Rhythm 120mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35in
  • Dropper post: Canyon Iridium
  • Claimed weight: 13.58kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8 WMN

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8 WMN mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 8 WMN mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £1,349 / €1,399 / AU$2,199
  • Drivetrain: Shimano M610 / Shimano Deore XT M8100 SGS
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400
  • Fork: Fox 34 Rhythm 120mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35in
  • Dropper post: Canyon Iridium
  • Claimed weight: 13.29kg

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 9

2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 9 mountain bike
2021 Canyon Grand Canyon 9 mountain bike.
Canyon
  • Price: £1,749 / €1,799 / AU$2,849
  • Drivetrain: Shimano M610 / Shimano Deore XT M8100 SGS
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8100
  • Fork: Fox 34 Rhythm 120mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35in
  • Dropper post: Canyon Iridium
  • Claimed weight: 13.38kg