The 2022 Canyon Spectral:ON has a redesigned frame, a carbon rear triangle, new geometry, an a massive bump in range from larger batteries.
New geo, 900wh. To be announced tomorrow.
Shimano is going to release an updated motor this year, probably it will fit to current bike frames. Also with Bosch you would not be able to offer a custom battery as here. So for some manufactures it is easier to go this way - and for us the most important thing is to have a choice.At least there are a few brands doing the fucking obvious and ditching the boat anchor Shimano motor [..]
At least there are a few brands doing the fucking obvious and ditching the boat anchor Shimano motor and not cutting all the integrity out of the down tube.
ThisI'm a little worried that they build the rear triangle in carbon instead of aluminum to reduce the weight due to the weight of the larger battery.
feels like it could be a weak spot that will give up.
canyon themselves say that it is reinforced and should last, but we know that they have had problems with other models that the rear triangle cracks
Thanks for the review. Is this a CF version that is still to be presented? Where did you get it? Do you have any more images?I just took a very short (ca. 20 min) ride on this Spectral:ON CF. It was great to see that range estimate on boost was 78 km, my bike gives 74 km on eco at full battery.
I cannot really comment much on the ride, because the bike was not set up for me and the ride was so short. I am not used to Shimano gears nor the brakes that were on the bike. However, the bike felt good on the local trails, ones that I ride almost daily.
Sorry about the photo, taken with a potato.
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Thanks for the review. Is this a CF version that is still to be presented? Where did you get it? Do you have any more images?
Canyon launched the SpectralON CF sales, and the CF7 seems to be great value at about 5500 Euro and I just ordered it!
Any thoughts on the spec and any necessary upgrades?
Also, I went with the 900Wh battery to have an easier life. Only costs 300 Euros more than the standard 720Wh battery. Would you say that it is better to stick with the 720Wh (which probably is plenty enough) and save 1kg in weight?
I wasn't aware of the slight downgrade compared to 2021 bikes but the new geo and batteries are more important. The derailleur is however still XT.
Tim, what do you mean with upgrading the "contact points "?
That's just 2019 - 2022 in general though isn't it. Although most haven't doubled fortunately!The grips and maybe saddle if they do not fit you.
BTW, the CF 8 spec with the smaller battery costs almost exactly twice what I paid for my 2019 one and has the same suspension.
Is it better?
Well yes, certainly, but is it twice as good?
Yeah, unfortunately mtb's have had a dramatic increase in price. My Canyon Spectral CF9 from 2015 cost 2500 Euro and now 6000!
And thanks Tim for the clarification.
Any other thoughts on the new SpectralON CF 7, 8 and 9?
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