Canyon introduces Roadlite:ON electric hybrid for 2020

Fun-looking flat-bar hybrid with latest Fazua motor disc brakes and 1x drivetrain

Canyon Roadlite:ON 2020 bike on white background

Canyon is introducing the Roadlite:ON, an electric flat-bar hybrid to its 2020 model range. All three of the new Roadlite:ON models use an aluminium frame and are equipped with Fazua’s Evation drive motor system.

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At a claimed 4.6kg including its 250Wh battery pack, the removable Evation system is currently the lightest mid-drive motor of its kind. This makes for a relatively low overall claimed weight of 15.5kg for the cheapest bike. The top-spec Roadlite:ON comes in at a claimed 14.9kg.

Fazua Evation controller on Canyon Roadlite:ON frame
The Fazua Evation system integrates neatly into the frame.
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Each bike also gets a carbon fork, flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes and wide-range 1x drivetrains sourced from mountain bikes.

Plump 35mm Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres are standard across all models and Canyon’s vibration-damping VCLS seatpost and one-piece CP04 carbon fibre cockpit are fitted to all but the cheapest model.

The Roadlite:ON is available in five sizes ranging from XS to XL. As per Canyon’s sizing philosophy, the smallest bikes arrive with its 650b wheels rather than the 700c fitted to the other sizes.

Canyon Roadlite:ON CP04 cockpit
Canyon’s integrated carbon cockpit features on all but the cheapest of Roadlite:ON models.
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Interestingly, Canyon manages not to mention the word hybrid once in its press release for this new model, instead branding it a “fitness bike”. Perhaps Canyon is trying to steer away from the dull connotations that the H-word can bring. We can’t blame them, because on paper and in its pictures, this bike looks like it could be a real hoot.

Canyon Roadlite:ON Range overview

Canyon Roadlite:ON 7.0

  • €2,699
  • Canyon Roadlite:ON R094 frame
  • Canyon One One Eight CF SL Disc fork
  • Fazua Evation Minimal Assist drive system
  • Shimano Deore groupset
  • Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres, 35mm
  • Iridium handlebar and stem
  • Iridium seatpost
  • 15.5kg

Canyon Roadlite:ON 8.0

  • €3,299
  • Canyon Roadlite:ON R094 frame
  • Canyon One One Eight CF SL Disc fork
  • Fazua Evation Minimal Assist drive system
  • Shimano XT groupset
  • Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres, 35mm
  • Canyon CP04 Fitness-Cockpit CF
  • Canyon VS41 VCLS seatpost
  • 15.4kg

Canyon Roadlite:ON 9.0

  • €3,699
  • Canyon Roadlite:ON R094 frame
  • Canyon One One Eight CF SL Disc fork
  • Fazua Evation Minimal Assist drive system
  • Shimano XTR groupset
  • Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres, 35mm
  • Canyon CP04 Fitness-Cockpit CF
  • Canyon VS41 VCLS
  • 14.9kg
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The Canyon Roadlite:ON is available to buy now via the Canyon website.