Canyon has celebrated its longstanding partnership with Swiss component manufacturer DT Swiss by producing a limited-edition version of the Lux cross-country bike.
Officially named the Canyon Lux CF SLX 9.0 DT Ltd, the model takes the World Cup-winning Lux CF SLX frame and dresses it in a smattering of top-end, brand new bits from DT’s 232 range.
Just 32 examples will be produced at a price of €7,499, making the bike more costly than the flagship Lux CF SLX 9.0 Team model.
Canyon says each of these bikes “embodies the versatility of modern XC” adding they should be “at home on flowing singletrack or tackling the World Cup circuit”.
The DT Ltd also stands as a showcase for new tech from DT by being the first production mountain bike to feature components from DT’s all-new 232 One cross-country line.
Aesthetically, the bike appears to go without specific badging and uses the same black and white colour scheme seen on the Lux CF SL 7.0 and all aftermarket Lux CF SLX framesets.
Rather than using RockShox or Fox suspension like the rest of the Lux range, the Ltd gets a 110mm F232 One fork at the front and an R 232 One rear shock that delivers 100mm of rear wheel travel.
Also from DT is a curious new D232 One dropper post, which uses an inverted design to offer 60mm travel with a claimed weight of just 369g.
Canyon has specced DT’s carbon XFC1200 wheelset to deal with rolling duties, and the 30mm internal width provides a healthy spread for the staggered Maxxis tyre configuration. SRAM’s top-drawer XX1 Eagle AXS groupset completes the 10.1kg (in an undisclosed size) build.
According to Canyon, DT Swiss-sponsored athlete Lukas Rückiger will be racing a bike with a very similar build during this year’s World Cup season.
The 32 bikes will appear on Canyon’s website today, where we won’t expect them to hang around for long.