by Kane Allen
July 12, 2016
Canyon has announced three updated models and one brand new hardtail for 2017.
Exceed CF SL 7.9 Pro Race
The all-new Exceed CF SL has been designed with cross-country in mind. It has an “unbeatable” mix of lightness, comfort and stiffness… or at least that is what Canyon think. The 29er features SRAM Eagle 1×12 shifting and RockShox’s SID RL BOOST forks.
From Canyon: “The latest addition to our hardtail lineup has World Championship-winning DNA and serves up an unbeatable mix of lightness, comfort, stiffness and outstanding durability.
“With a geometry at the forefront of the modern approach and SRAM Eagle shifting, this is the ideal setup for any XC racing enthusiast.“
Neuron AL 9.9 SL
A full-susser in a sleek black matte finish. Again, this models has SRAM Eagle shifting fitted as well as a FOX 34 Factory Float in the rear.
From Canyon: “When it comes to epic rides where all-round performance is key, the Neuron has you covered. With attitude to transform your favourite trails and a setup light enough for marathon racing, SRAM Eagle shifting makes steep climbs a breeze while FOX 34 Factory Float forks keep everything under control on the way down.”
Spectral CF 9.0 EX
Another sleek black offering. 150mm of travel in the front and 140mm in the back. Nice.
From Canyon: “Super clean, lightweight and highly capable – this is the dream setup for committed trail riders. Packing 150 mm from the RockShox Pike RCT3 forks and 140 mm in the rear with the Monarch RT3 shock, you’re in control when things get steep and technical. SRAM’s 12-speed Eagle groupset means you can save energy for where it counts when lapping the trails.”
Spectral WMN CF 9.0 EX
The women’s specific Spectral model designed for the “lighter” rider.
From Canyon: “Born to meet the demands of female riders, we teamed up with RockShox to come up with a special damper tune that enhances control and handling performance for lighter riders. A 32-tooth chainring up front combines with SRAM Eagle’s huge range at the back to make the climbs as effortless as the descents.”
So there you have it. A sneak preview of some new Canyon models for 2017. Which do you like best?