Canyon announces updates to the Canyon Spectral for 2020 with new bikes costing from £1949 with great spec options.
The current generation Canyon Spectral was launched a few years ago and when we tested it the first time around we instantly fell in love with the agile trail bike. Since the first release, the Spectral hasn’t changed visually but has been updated with more front-wheel travel (something we tested during our review) and while Canyon still lists it as a trail bike, we tend to look at the Spectral as a 27.5in Enduro bike.
This week, Canyon announced the updated 2020 range of Spectral bikes that will come in 3 versions including an all-alloy bike, a carbon CF model and a full carbon CFR version which uses a different carbon layup.
Those 3 variant are then split into a total of 12 bikes all built to different budgets and with some options offered in both men’s and women’s versions.
The top of the range Canyon Spectral CFR 9.0 costs £6349 and comes with a race carbon frame, ENVE wheels, Factory Fox suspension and XX1 Eagle. Basically all the dream parts you would expect from a flagship full-susser, but the bike that has us excited is the most affordable alloy version.
Priced at £1949, the Canyon Spectral AL 5.0 boasts the same amount of travel front and rear as the flashier carbon bikes with 160mm at the front and 150mm at the rear, but it’s the specification that really stands out.
This sub-£2000 Spectral is fitted with a RockShox Pike Select fork, 12-Speed SRAM NX Eagle gearing, a RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT rear shock, RaceFace wheels, and even SRAM Guide T brakes. We don’t know about you, but that looks like a very good build at a pretty affordable price point.
We’re not going to list all the bikes in the Spectral range, but if you’re after a long travel 27.5in bike with proven geometry and a sorted build for not much money then go and check out the 2020 Spectrals, but before you do, go and read our review of the bike here.