Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

Canyon launched its carbon fibre Grail early in 2018 , a bike that divided opinion thanks to its controversial double-decker Hover bar . The new aluminium Grail ditches that unique cockpit but it's still an impressive bike. There are five models in the new aluminium range — three for men and two for women — priced from £1,099 up to £1,449 for the 7.0 SL, which is £100 more than this one. The Canyon Grail AL The Top 5 gravel bikes The Canyon Grail AL 7.0 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019 and has been crowned best all-road bike . To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub . Behind the purposeful-looking all-carbon fork, with its oversized 1 1/4in steerer tube, the hydroformed, double-butted 6061 aluminium frame tubes are ...

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First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0

First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0

Canyon focuses on two key technologies to boost long-haul comfort in its Grail gravel bike: The handlebar and the seatpost. Read the full article at First Look: Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 on VeloNews.com .

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 Video Review - An ideal budget bikepacking bike

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Canyon's new aluminium adventure and bikepacking bike is versatile and capable

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Canyon Grail AL 7.0 review

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Fun and agile adventure bike for not a lot of cash 9/10

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Canyon Grail and Rose Backroad gravel bikes - Video First Look

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David takes a gander at two brand new gravel bikes from Rose and Canyon

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First Look: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 alloy gravel bike

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No funky hover bar but prices from £1,099 with hydro disc brakes

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Top 5 gravel bikes

The Topstone is Cannondale's all-new and affordable gravel wagon

Gravel bikes are no longer classed as a fad by anyone but the very grumpiest commenters. Investment in developing new standalone models — including a number of very affordable bikes — by the biggest manufacturers out there is a testament to this. With this in mind, and a deluge of new bikes released in the wake of Eurobike 2018 , we thought it was about time to round up the five most interesting gravel bikes of 2018 and beyond. For buying suggestions, check out our roundup of the best gravel bikes as tested by BikeRadar . Best gravel and all-road bikes of 2018 Gravel bike vs hardtail vs CX bike at Grinduro Scotland Cannondale Topstone The Topstone is Cannondale’s all-new, very recently announced line of affordable and adaptable alloy gravel bikes. Cannondale launches all-new and surprisingly affordable gravel bike Trek Checkpoint The Trek Domane Gravel is not a gravel bike ...

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Canyon's approach to bicycle development is impressive — video

Canyon's approach to bicycle development is impressive — video

If there's one brand that stands out as having changed the global cycling market over the past ten years, it's arguably going to be Canyon. Canyon Grail First Ride Canyon's Torque CY is BikeRadar's Enduro Bike of the Year Its direct to consumer model has changed the landscape of purchasing bikes, as well as the value that can be gained. The range of bikes is broad, and in performance terms, impressive. We spent some time with the team in Koblenz, Germany digging deeper into how Canyon develops its bikes, chatting with product managers, engineers and those involved in logistics. Check out the gallery of images for more, too. You can read more at BikeRadar.com

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Genesis Mantle 30 first ride review

Genesis Mantle 30 first ride review

A sweet-riding frame with premium kit where it matters makes the Mantle a blisteringly quick distance-shrinker that’s a lot of fun to ride. Canyon Grail first ride review SRAM NX Eagle first ride review Genesis Mantle 30 frame With no rear suspension and not much front travel (100mm) or tyre volume (2.2in) to hide how the chassis itself rides, frame quality is crucial in a cross-country race hardtail. The Genesis is stiff enough to please carbon-shoe wearers but not so punishing that every rough section will rattle the muscles off your bones. It’s equally well rounded in upgrade/compatibility terms too, with the latest Boost 148mm rear hub spacing for generous tyre clearance, semi-internal routing for a dropper post (although none is included) and Shimano Di2 fixtures in case you fancy trying out electronic shifting. The rear mech is direct-mounted for stiffness and the frame will take a front mech or ...

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Norco Range C2 650b first ride review

Norco Range C2 650b first ride review

When it redesigned the carbon Range in 2017, Norco aimed to create “the ideal enduro bike”. With a low-slung frame, 160mm of travel and 29in or 650b wheels (with geometry adjusted to suit), it certainly looks the part. I hit the trails to see if it lives up to the brand’s claims. Canyon Grail first ride review SRAM NX Eagle first ride review Norco Range C2 650b specifications Frame: ‘SmoothCore’ carbon fibre, 160mm (6.3in) travel Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 170mm (6.3in) travel Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle (1x12) Wheelset: e*thirteen TRS rims on DT Swiss 350 hubs Tyres: e*thirteen TRS Race Sticky Triple (f) and TRS Plus Durable Dual (r) 27.5x2.35in Brakes: SRAM Code R 200/180mm Bar: Race Face Turbine R 35, 800mm Stem: Race Face Æffect R, 50mm Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm dropper Saddle: SDG Duster RL Weight (Large without pedals): 14.38kg (31.7lb) Norco Range ...

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Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 SL

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The fastest and most fun gravel bike I've ridden by far with an adrenaline grin factor of 10/10! 9/10

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Merida Silex 9000 first ride review

Merida Silex 9000 first ride review

Merida’s approach to the adventure/gravel genre stands out among the competition. The geometry steps away from the road-derived shapes we’ve become used to, opting for something more progressive. A short 80mm stem, a slack 71-degree head and steep 74-degree seat angles are shapes from the world of mountain bikes where the trend has been towards combining slacker head angles, longer frames and shorter stems. Canyon Grail first ride review Merida One-Forty 800 first ride Merida Silex 9000 spec overview Weight: 8.15kg (XL) Frame: Carbon Fork: Carbon Gears: SRAM Force 1 44, 10-42 Brakes: SRAM Force hydraulic disc Wheels: Fulcrum Red Passion 3 Tyres: Maxxis Razzo semi-slick 35mm Stem: Merida Bar: Alu compact drop bar Seatpost: Merida Carbon Team S-Flex Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2 Merida Silex 9000 frame and equipment The frame is designed to take up to 42mm tyres on 700c wheels or 2.2in tyres when combined with smaller 650b ...

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The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

After months of testing, many miles in various saddles, and back-to-back riding of the best women’s road bikes available on the market today, the results of the 2018 women’s road bike of the year are finally in! BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Eight bikes were tested and three made it to the final shortlist, the Trek Domane SL 6 , Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Women's and Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 SL . Competition was extremely close among the finalists, and the BikeRadar test team would be happy riding any of the shortlisted bikes. But there can be only one winner, and the Trek Domane SL6 Women’s bike stole the show by providing the perfect blend of comfort, performance and versatility. The Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s road bike This hydraulic-disc-brake-equipped bike may be built towards ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter?

I’ve long thought that carbon-fiber road frames have been on an asymptotic development path; even mid-range models these days are exceedingly good for the most part, and whatever gains engineers do make at the high end seem to require disproportionate amounts of work to get there. But nevertheless, manufacturers continue to insist that new bikes … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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🚲 Friday Roundup: Win a gravel trip, ride Yeti Beti Bash & Mekong, Hot Deals & more!

Win a new Spanish gravel tour on the new Canyon Grail with Thomson – Thomson Bike Tours is branching out into gravel with a new Barcelona to Girona trip this autumn, and newly partnering with Canyon for a fleet of unique Grails. To celebrate they are giving away one all-expenses paid trip for this coming Sep 30-Oct […] The post 🚲 Friday Roundup: Win a gravel trip, ride Yeti Beti Bash & Mekong, Hot Deals & more! appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Ride the 'revolutionary' Canyon Grail with double handlebar at the Cyclist Track Days

Joe Robinson 11 Apr 2018 The Canyon bike with 'those' handlebars will be on offer for you to ride at the Cyclist Track Day events: buy your tickets now The Canyon Grail certainly caught your attention last month, dear reader. Until the release of Campagnolo 12-speed earlier this week, it was the most viewed gallery in the history of the Cyclist website. While the gravel scene is undoubtedly going through the roof, you weren't reading about this bike because Canyon had finally released a gravel-specific bike. No, you were all busy trying to work out the revolutionary handlebar set-up mounted to the bike, the Hover Bar. With its double decker approach, the German direct-to-market giant has attempted to reinvent the handlebar in an effort to combine the needs of those who love riding the road and the off-road. The jury is still out, and will remain to be for quite ...

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Brompton S2L Superlight folding bike review

David Kenning Monday, March 26, 2018 - 15:09 Combines the traditional Brompton appeal with a touch of performance thanks to the part-aluminium frame 4.3 / 5 £1,550 Invented by Cambridge University engineering graduate Andrew Ritchie in the mid-1970s and still built by hand in West London, the Brompton remains a true cycling icon. With over 100,000 bikes sold around the world, the classic design has been much refined over the years and is now available in a wide range of different set-ups, though always with the same super-compact, folded size that is the bike’s USP. This ‘Superlight’ model replaces parts of the standard steel frame with titanium to reduce weight, and uses lighter wheels, while the low, flat bar offers a sporty riding position. Lights and mudguards add to its practicality. See related First Look: Brompton releases new electric folding bike The Canyon Grail: Reinventing the handlebar Cyclist Track Days ...

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The Bombtrack Gran Fonduro: the latest gravel event on the scene

Joe Robinson 21 Mar 2018 A new gravel 'Gran Fonduro' that tackled the beautiful trails of the Scottish Borders Another week passes and another gravel event is announced further proving that the riding world is moving off the tarmac and on to the dirt. Brought to you by the team behind the TweedLove Festival and Tour O the Borders, the newest event to hit the calendar is the Bombtrack Gran Fonduro, an off-road sportive that will tackle the the forest roads, natural trails and footpaths of the scenic Scottish Borders. Taking place on 29th September, the 'Fonduro' will run two distances, the 60km short version and 100km long version. The event will centre itself around the grounds of Traquair House in Peebles, Scotland. While the riders tackle the trails of the Tweed Valley, certain sections will be timed 'enduro' style including singletrack, forest climbs and gravel roads to help add ...

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Rapha Core winter jacket review

Jack Elton-Walters Monday, March 26, 2018 - 15:16 Very good in a range of temperatures, reasonably priced & very comfortable: it might mean trouble for the brand's higher priced kit 5.0 / 5 £125 Photography Rob Milton / Mike Massaro Known for its high quality and often equivalently high priced kit, Rapha launched its Core range to widen its market and shift some of the preconceptions of those who've never worn Rapha cycling kit. Leading the way in the range over the colder months is the Rapha Core winter jacket, which I've been using since getting hold of one ahead of November's Rapha Prestige event on a cold day in Manchester. Despite feeling quite thin to the touch, this jacket has proved to be adaquate at lower temperatures while also not leading to overheating when the mercury does start to rise on sunnier days. This is thanks to the jacket's ...

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Check out Vincenzo Nibali's Milan-San Remo winning ride on Strava

Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2018 Despite the impressive win, Nibali couldn't nab the Poggio KOM Defying all the odds, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) managed to solo his way to a historic victory at Milan-San Remo and has shared his ride with us on Strava . The file named simply 'La Milano Sanremo' showed that the Italian covered the mammoth 289km distance in 7:14:39 giving him an average speed of 39.9km/h. Nibali also maxed his cadence out at 149rpm, hitting 75.6km/h as his highest speed. Although thanks to a cruel headwind that whipped along the coastal road, Nibali failed in setting many personal bests or any King of the Mountains en route. Take the Poggio di Sanremo, the climb in which Nibali made his race-winning attack. On the official 3.6km segment, the Shark of Messina fell 18 seconds short of the KoM time set by Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky ) on his ...

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