2022 Canyon Grail updates emphasise practicality and sweet, sweet fades

While geometry remains unchanged, some new builds add spice to Canyon's gravel offering

The Canyon Grail CF SLX gravel bike

The Canyon Grail gravel bike range sees some modest updates for 2022, with updated specs across the board, some sweet new paint jobs and a new SRAM Rival eTap AXS build for the Grail Al.

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The geometry remains the same for both the alloy and carbon bikes and Canyon has stuck steadfastly with its iconic double-decker Hoverbar handlebar on the carbon range.

Winter-ready spec, or ‘All-Weather’?

All aboard the new Canyon Grail for 2022.
While winter riding accessories have been available for the Grail for a while, this is the first introduction of guards and lights as standard.
Canyon / Clement Hodgkinson

It’s quite rare that we find gravel bikes specced for true ‘British gravel conditions’ (i.e. wet and muddy as hell half the year), so the option of the alloy Grail Al 7 model kitted out with bespoke mudguards (or fenders) and bike lights fresh out of the box is a pretty exciting one.

This AW, or All-Weather, model costs an extra £150 and features a 1x GRX 600 drivetrain rather than the Al 7’s 2x.

The Grail-specific mudguards usually retail at £61.95 at the Canyon store. The lights are from German brand Lupine, with the SL Nano AF 3.5 Ah up-front (retailing at €295) and the C14 at the back.

Electronic shifting arrives

Canyon Grail 7 eTap Sand
For the first time, electronic shifting is trickled down to the alloy range.
Canyon / Clement Hodgkinson

For the first time in Grail history, you can now enjoy electronic shifting with the alloy Grail Al 7 model, thanks to the more wallet-friendly SRAM Rival eTap build.

The modest price of £2,149 / €2,249 / $2,349 / AU$3,449 should put the joys of electronic shifting within grasp of many more dirt-loving riders.

New racing gravel tyres from Schwalbe

Scwalbe G-One R gravel racing tyres on Canyon Grail
Schwalbe’s new G-One R gravel racing tyres are specced for the carbon fibre CF SLX and CF SL models.
Canyon / Clement Hodgkinson

While the aluminium alloy Grail line switches from Schwalbe G-One Bite 40mm to Continental Terra Trail tyres in the same width, all other models are now shod with Schwalbe’s all-new gravel racing tyre, the Schwalbe G-One R.

Sweet fades at the top end

Canyon Grail CF SLX Sand Fade
Burnt caramel? Turning autumn leaves?
Canyon / Clement Hodgkinson

There’s a real earthy theme going on with the Sand and Forest colourways throughout the range.

Opt for the top-tier CF SLX models and you can choose between either the sandy-bronzed fade or hues of peppermint blended with the darker green front end.

Accessorise with new LOAD bags

Canyon LOAD Handlebar Pack on Canyon Grail.
The Canyon LOAD Handlebar Pack fits with both handlebar types and boasts an integrated computer mount.
Canyon / Clement Hodgkinson

Two complementary new bike bags are on offer from Canyon, the two-litre capacity LOAD Handlebar Bag with an integrated GPS mount, and the LOAD Frame Pack.

Both offer extra space for snacks, tools and extra layers, and are compatible with both the standard and Canyon Double Decker cockpits.

Grail Al 6

Canyon Grail Al 6 in Forest.
The Canyon Grail Al 6 in Forest.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail Al Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 600 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss Gravel LN, Continental Terra Trail 40mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 9.9kg
  • Price: £1,499 / €1,549 / $1,599 / AU$2,349

Grail Al 7

Canyon Grail Al 7 gravel bike in Forest.
Canyon Grail Al 7 in Forest.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail Al Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 600 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss Gravel LN, Continental Terra Trail 40mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 9.8kg
  • Price: £1,799 / €1,849 / $1,899 / AU$2,799

Grail Al 7 AW (All-Weather)

Canyon Grail Al 7 AW
Canyon Grail Al 7 AW (All-Weather) in Sand (lights not shown, bag not included).
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail Al Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 600 1x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss Gravel LN, Continental Terra Trail 40mm
  • Colours: Sand only
  • Weight: 10.3kg
  • Price: £1,949 / €1,999 / $2,149 / AU$3,099

Grail Al 7 eTap

Canyon Grail 7 eTap Sand
Canyon Grail Al 7 eTap in Sand.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail Al Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: SRAM Rival eTap
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss Gravel LN, Continental Terra Trail 40mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 9.5kg
  • Price: £2,149 / €2,249 / $2,349 / AU$3,449

Grail CF SL 7

Canyon CF SL 7 gravel bike in Sand.
Canyon CF SL 7 in Sand.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SL Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 600 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss Gravel LN, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 9.3kg
  • Price: £2,449 / €2,599 / $3,899 / AU$3,899

Grail CF SL 8

Canyon CF SL 8 gravel bike in Forest.
Canyon CF SL 8 in Forest.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SL Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 810 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss G1800, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 8.9kg
  • Price: £2,949 / €2,999 / $3,199 / AU$4,649

Grail CF SL 7 eTap

Canyon CF SL 7 eTap gravel bike in Sand.
Canyon CF SL 7 eTap in Sand.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SL Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: SRAM Rival eTap 1x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss GRC1600, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 8.7kg
  • Price: £3,399 / €3,599 / $3,699 / AU$5,349

Grail CF SL 8 Di2

Canyon CF SL 8 Di2 gravel bike in Forest.
Canyon CF SL 8 Di2 in Forest.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SL Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss GRC1600, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Sand, Forest
  • Weight: 8.7kg
  • Price: £4,099 / €4,349 / $4,999 / AU$6,399

Grail CF SLX 8 Di2

Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 gravel bike in Forest Fade.
Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 in Forest Fade.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SLX Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2 2x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss GRC1400, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Forest Fade only
  • Weight: 8.4kg
  • Price: £4,999 / €5,349 / $5,999 / AU$7,899

Grail CF SLX 9 eTap

Canyon Grail CF SLX 9 eTap 2022 gravel bike.
Canyon Grail CF SLX 9 eTap in Sand Fade.
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Grail CF SLX Disc, carbon fork
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap 1x
  • Wheels and tyres: DT Swiss GRC1100, Schwalbe G-One R 40 mm
  • Colours: Sand Fade only
  • Weight: 8.2kg
  • Price: £6,299 / €6,699 / $7,999 / AU$9,849