2019 Canyon Neuron Gets 130mm Travel, New Geometry And Starts At Just £1,449

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In a break from the normal fanfare and pomp that comes with a new bike launch, Canyon has quietly updated its website to include the 2019 Neuron, a bike so well priced we think it actually deserves a bit of hype.

The Neuron has been in the Canyon range for a few years, we actually tested one back in September of last year where Antony commented that bike was a great mile muncher but not really too well suited to trail centre use.

The new Neuron comes in a wide range of colours.

We wonder if Canyon took that review onboard when updating the bike for 2019 because the new model has been given the necessary geometry and sizing tweaks that we think might give it a more playful and versatile nature.

It will come to no surprise that the 2019 Canyon Neuron is longer and slacker than the previous bike, making it look more like an aggressive XC/trail bike than the model we reviewed last year.

Only the top of the range model gets 12 speed, the rest get XT 2×11.

Size-specific wheel sizing remains a part of the package with XS-S bikes rolling on 27.5in wheels whereas M, L and XL bikes get larger 29in wheels.

The head angle has been slackened to 67°-67.5° from 69.5°-69.4°, and reach has increased across the range. A size medium 2018 Neuron had a reach of just 426mm whereas the 2019 version grows to 435mm.

The updated bike has 130mm travel front and rear.

While the head angle is tweaked slightly depending on the size of the bike and wheel size, the seat angle is set at 74° across the range and promises to be a good place to be when slogging up the hills.

Helping to boost the playfulness of the Neuron, Canyon has also reduced the chainstay length of the 29er model from 445mm to 440mm but oddly have slightly increased the standover of the bike.

One of the biggest updates though is the change is the amount of suspension travel on tap. While the bike we tested last year had 110mm of rear wheel travel and 120mm of travel up front, the 2019 Canyon Neuron gets 130mm front and rear.

The Canyon website currently lists 4 versions of the Canyon Neuron, 2 in unisex guise and 2 with women’s specific geometry. Pricing between the models is the same with both Neuron Al 6.0 and WMN 6.0 costing £1,449 while the 7.0 and WMN 7.0 are priced at £1,799.

2019 Canyon Neuron AL 7.0

2019 Canyon Neuron 7.0
2019 Canyon Neuron 7.0
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron AL
  • Rear Shock: Fox Performance Float DPS LV
  • Fork: Fox Rhythm 34 130mm travel
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed.
  • Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle
  • Chainset: Truvativ Stylo 6K Eagle
  • Chainring: 30t
  • Chain: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT400
  • Handlebar: Iridium flat bar
  • Stem: Iridium
  • Grips: Iridium
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X-Base
  • Seat post: Iridium Dropper with 1x remote
  • Wheelset: Mavic XA Trail
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Front, Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance Rear
  • Price: £1,799

Canyon Neuron WMN AL 7.0

2019 Canyon Neuron 7.0 wmn
2019 Canyon Neuron 7.0 WMN gets Shimano XT 2×11.
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron AL Women’s Specific
  • Rear Shock: Fox Performance Float DPS LV
  • Fork: Fox Rhythm 34 130mm travel
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano XT
  • Chainrings: 36t 26t
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT400
  • Handlebar: Iridium women specific flat bar
  • Stem: Iridium
  • Grips: Iridium
  • Saddle: Iridium WMN
  • Seat post: Iridium Dropper
  • Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax
  • Tyres: Maxxis Forekaster 2.35in front and rear
  • Price: £1,799

Canyon Neuron AL 6.0

canyon neuron al 6.0
Canyon Neuron AL 6.0
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron AL
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe RL
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-MT600-2 11 speed
  • Chainrings: 36t 26t
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200
  • Handlebar: Iridium flat bar
  • Stem: Iridium
  • Grips: Iridium
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X-Base
  • Seat post: Iridium Dropper
  • Hubs: Shimano Deore
  • Rims: Mavic EN427 / Mavic XM424
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.25in
  • Price: £1,449

Canyon Neuron WMN AL 6.0

Canyon Neuron WMN AL 6.0
Canyon Neuron WMN AL 6.0
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron AL Women’s Specific
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe RL
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 11 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-MT600-2 11 speed
  • Chainrings: 36t 26t
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200
  • Handlebar: Iridium flat bar
  • Stem: Iridium
  • Grips: Iridium
  • Saddle: Iridium WMN
  • Seat post: Iridium Dropper
  • Hubs: Shimano Deore
  • Rims: Mavic EN427 / Mavic XM424
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.25in
  • Price: £1,449

Comments (9)

  1. blimey. excellent price.

  2. A bit strange to spec a double on the WMN 7.0 when the unisex 7.0 has 1X. Do you know why Canyon made that choice, Singletrack?

  3. @jamesfifield we don’t but we have asked.

  4. While the groupset difference is a bit odd it’s good to see that they’ve not gone for the ‘it’s for women so it’ll be pink’ route of paint job. I quite like that 2 tone blue finish myself.

  5. Hopefully their next update will be a 29er version of the Spectral.

  6. Excellent price although I’m sure my nerve 2016 had a start price of £1100. Gone up 10%pa last 3 seasons

  7. I was just looking at the Neuron page on the Canyon website. And they are talking about 120 mm (27.5”) or 110 mm (29”) , what do they mean by this?

  8. Thats for the older version that they are still selling off at the moment. Guess they haven’t fully updated the web site yet.

  9. Hmm. I have a dilemma .
    Neuron 9.0 SL older frame for €3.2k or Neuron 7.0 for €2k .
    9.0 older frame, really nice spec but 1.2k extra , on the other hand new frame and lower spec .
    I read that older frame is tricky to ride on the descents. Should I go for more playful frame and save some money ?

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