This is why Canyon made the Lux 1x-specific

This is why Canyon made the Lux 1x-specific

Canyon’s all-new Lux is 1x-specific. In 2018, this isn’t all that unusual, but Canyon is one of the few brands that still offers multi-chainring builds on many of its mountain bikes. Keen to learn more, I spoke to one of Canyon’s engineers, who rather than confirm the usual assumptions about it being a market-driven choice, gave some interesting insight into the engineering rationale behind this move. Canyon Lux first ride review Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you A lighter and more efficient design Canyon claims that making room for a front derailleur in a 2x setup actually means compromising on frame performance, as the drive side main pivot bearing must be placed very far inboard, close to the center plane of the frame. This means that the rear end is attached asymmetrically and that the bearings must be placed very close together, which results in ...

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