Announced earlier this year, the Endurace AL Disc 6.0 gets a virtually identical build to the standard 6.0, but substitutes Shimano’s RS505 hydraulic levers and matching calipers for the 105 rim brakes.
Brakes aside, the new Endurace AL Disc is almost identical to its rim-brake counterpartMatthew Allen / Immediate Media
Shimano 105 groupset with RS505 hydraulic levers and matching disc brakes
Thru-axles front and rear
DT Swiss R24 Spline DB wheels
28mm Continental GP4000S II
Available in black or blue
Sizes 2XS to 2XL (men’s), 3XS to M (women’s)
Priced at £1,199 (that’s a £200 premium over the rim-brake version), the Endurace AL Disc 6.0 is built around a tidy aluminium frame that weighs a claimed 1,350g for a medium. It’s matched to a full-carbon fork and this small bike weighs 8.7kg all-in.
There’s no hiding that this is an alloy frame, but it’s an attractive oneMatthew Allen / Immediate Media
Geometry is very close to the rim-brake bike, with a few millimetres added to the stack and a few shaved off the reach. The default stem lengths are a touch longer however (a small now comes with a 100mm rather than a 90mm), and bars are wider for a given size.
It looks like tyre clearance has increased too — the disc model ships with 28s as standard and there’s certainly room for bigger rubber at both ends.
Even with 28mm tyres, there’s lots of room at both endsMatthew Allen / Immediate Media
The blue version of the Canyon Endurace AL Disc 6.0 is downright prettyCanyon
The rim-brake Endurace AL impressed us with its exceptional combination of spec and ride quality, so we’re expecting great things from the new disc model.
Apart from the brakes, other highlights include thru-axles both front and rear, and DT Swiss R24 Spline DB wheels, which are easily converted to tubeless.
Is this the tidiest thru-axle setup you’ve ever seen?Matthew Allen / Immediate Media
As usual with Canyon, there’s no skimping on the spec at all. In addition to all that 105 goodness, you get a nice own-brand carbon seatpost topped off with a Selle Italia saddle. Better yet, the tyres are Continental’s superlative GP4000S II clinchers.
Contintental GP4000S IIs are always a welcome sightMatthew Allen / Immediate Media
Canyon has continued to ignore our pleas to put mudguard mounts on its bikes (come on guys!) but in every other respect this seems like an ideal all-rounder.
The fairly relaxed geometry is beginner-friendly, while nice touches like the threaded bottom bracket should make the bike easy to live with.
Click through the gallery above for more photos, and look out for a full review on BikeRadar in the coming weeks.