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MY21 Canyon Sender and Torque big rigs revealed

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Need a big travel rig for bike park and downhill duty well you’re in luck with the release of the 2021 Canyon Sender and Torque ranges.

Canyon has announced updates to the two longest travel bikes in its range with newly configured Canyon Sender alloy, and Canyon Torque bikes hitting the Canyon website from today.

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Big travel single crown bike from Canyon.

The Torque is Canyon’s big travel, heavy-duty single crown rig. It’s a bike that would suit UK downhill tracks and riders who prefer to ride to the top of their trails rather than shuttle. The Torque range will feature 5 bikes in total, 2 in alloy and 3 bikes using the carbon frameset. Of course, these 2021 big hitters will come with MY21 kit including the latest RockShox Zeb forks, 520% range SRAM Eagle drivetrains and new OneUp V2 dropper posts.

2021 canyon sender alloy
It’s purple! It must be good!

For riders only planning to ride downhill as fast as possible, the new Sender bikes are more likely to appeal. The Sender is the no-nonsense downhill rig that Troy Brosnan and Tahnee Seagrave both ride and with 200mm of travel there shouldn’t be a trail that proves too challenging.

The 2 new MY21 Sender models that launched today are only available in alloy making them a great affordable bike for serious gravity hunters. Keep reading to see what Canyon has to say about both bikes.

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For 2021, Canyon is rolling out updated versions of both its Torque and Sender AL models, complete with all-new component packages and colors.

The Torque has already earned a reputation as one of the most versatile gravity bikes on the market. The slack geometry and generous reach boost confidence on steep terrain while the short rear end lends the Torque a “poppy and nimble” ride quality that’s rare in long-travel bikes. It’s the perfect rig for tackling the most technical trail rides or racking up laps at the bike park. Built to the same bomber “Category 5” standards as our DH bikes, and taking suspension cues from the Sender itself, the Torque is a true gravity machine.

For 2021, Canyon will offer 5 Torque models—two aluminum (the Torque 5 and 6) and three carbon-fiber versions (the CF 7, CF 8, and CF 9). In addition to sporting new colors, all Torque models now feature burlier Fox 38 or RockShox Zeb forks and wide-range Shimano or SRAM Eagle drivetrains. Both the CF 8 and CF 9 now also feature OneUp V2 dropper posts. Prices range from 2,499 (Torque 5) to 4,999 € (Torque CF 9)*.

While it may sound bizarre to call a bike with a dual-crown fork and 200mm of suspension “versatile”, the aluminum Sender 5 and 6 both earn that adjective the honest way. The aluminum Senders are a great choice for riders seeking an affordable DH race sled, thanks to a chassis design that’s carried riders such as Troy Brosnan to the World Cup podium. But the Sender AL is also an ideal whip for riders who seek more than just raw speed. The Sender AL’s adjustable geo and chainstay length let you shorten the wheelbase to create the perfect, playful park bike.

The 2021 Sender 5 and 6 are available in new colorways, and the Sender 5 now rocks full Marzocchi suspension (58 fork and coil-sprung Bomber CR rear shock). Prices range from 2,799 to 3,299 €*.

The 2021 Torque and Sender models will be available on beginning October 7th.


Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

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