Canyon’s trail-focused Grand Canyon hardtail is now available with a motor. The Grand Canyon: ON e-bike will be sold in three builds including a women’s-specific version.
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The Grand Canyon is the third mountain bike chassis from Canyon to get the e-bike treatment following the development of the Spectral:ON and Neuron:ON models.
The Grand Canyon:ON sticks closely to the formula set out by its popular non-motorised sibling. Even the geometry charts are very similar, with the e-bikes having only a marginally slacker head angle plus slight extension to the chainstay, reach and overall wheelbase figures.
Canyon has chosen to debut the Grand Canyon:ON with an aluminium frame that houses Shimano’s E8000 mid-drive system. The BT-E8305 battery pack integrates into the down tube and features a 504Wh capacity.
An on/off switch at the top tube keeps control at the rider’s fingertips and also features a USB-C port for charging devices on the go.
Another neat touch is the Canyon-developed handlebar and stem that neatly tuck the cables for the motor’s display unit out of sight.
Canyon might have even heard the recent column from our very own Matthew Loveridge, or at least you’d think so, judging by the nifty concealed mounts for a kickstand.
Canyon’s size-specific sizing aims to produce the same handling characteristics across a wide range of frame sizes. This mean that XS and S Grand Canyon:ONs use 650b wheels while M, L and XL bikes use larger 29in wheels.
Each Grand Canyon:ON bike arrives with a Race Face AR30 wheelset built to Shimano hubs and wears 2.6in Schwalbe Nobby Nic performance tyres. A four-piston front, two-piston rear brake setup from Shimano is also common across all models.
The Grand Canyon:ON 8.0 and Grand Canyon:ON 8.0 WMN will retail for €2,799 and weigh a claimed 21.4kg / 47.2lbs.
Those paying the additional €500 for the Grand Canyon:ON 9 will upgrade to a Fox 34 Rhythm fork rather than the RockShox Judy Silver found on the cheaper bikes.
Elsewhere, the 9.0 specs an Iridium dropper seatpost and sees drivetrain components climb from Deore level to a hybrid of XT/SLX, including a 10-51t 12-speed cassette.
These upgrades do amount to a slight weight penalty, with Canyon claiming the Grand Canyon:ON 9.0 weighs 300g / 0.66lb over the Grand Canyon:ON 8.0.
Stock is available now on the Canyon website.