Canyon has launched its first electric road bike, the Endurace:ON AL. Based on the brand’s Endurace endurance bike, the Endurace:ON AL is designed to give you an extra boost when the road heads uphill or your speed drops below 25kph.
Canyon says that the new ebike “removes the performance barriers between riders of different levels and gives everyone the power they need to enjoy more demanding, hillier terrain.”
At the heart of the Endurace:ON AL is an alloy frameset, with similar geometry to the standard Endurace, for road bike-like handling and a non-aggressive ride position.
To make space for the motor and battery, and to make handling more assured with the extra weight of the system, particularly when descending, Canyon has lengthened the chainstays by 10mm relative to the standard Endurace.
Quoted weight for a size medium bike is 15.2kg, of which 4.6kg is motor and battery.
Powered by Fazua
Power is supplied by a Fazua electric motor unit, providing a maximum 250 watts of power and 60Nm of torque.
A popular choice for e-road bikes, the motor sits in the bottom bracket shell. There’s a dual-sided torque meter that measures how much power you’re putting in and metes out the unit’s power to match, avoiding power surges for a feel more like a normal road bike. Canyon says this also makes the Endurace:ON AL safer to ride in a group.
Canyon is the first bike maker to launch an ebike using the Fazua Black Pepper performance upgrade, which retunes the motor’s performance.
This ups the power delivery curve, supporting a wider range of pedal cadences from 50 to 120rpm and, it says, delivers a more natural ride feel.
Once your speed gets over 25kph, the legally mandated cut-off for the ebike’s motor in many jurisdictions, the motor supposedly doesn’t add any extra drag to the drivetrain.
There are three levels of support available, which you select using the controller mounted in the top of the down tube. This also shows the battery level as you ride.
The 250Wh Fazua battery sits in the underside of the down tube and is removable. You remove it or part-remove it to recharge, which takes around 3.5 hours.
Canyon says that, in its tests, the maximum range on a charge is around 90km. There’s a companion Fazua app that gives you GPS navigation, configuration, motor status and ride stats as well as ride sharing functionality.
Beefed up components
These include a 48-tooth single chainring and Shimano GRX 11-speed gravel drivetrain with a clutched rear mech and 11-42t cassette.
The GRX groupset features hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors for assured stopping.
The Endurace:ON AL runs on ebike-specific 32mm wide Schwalbe E-One Evo tyres, with Canyon saying that there’s room to fit 35mm rubber.
As with the normal Endurace, the cockpit is Canyon’s own H17 bar mounted on a V15 stem, and there’s a Canyon VCLS carbon seatpost.
Canyon usually offers a comprehensive range of specs and prices for its bikes but, at launch, the Endurace:ON AL will come in a single spec option, the 7.0, priced at £2,799. Pricing in other territories is to be confirmed.
There are four unisex sizes, which should fit riders from 170cm to 196mm tall.