New Canyon Torque – carbon, metal, and all the wheel sizes

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The new Canyon Torque is officially revealed today – though you may have spotted Tommy G was riding the carbon fibre model at Red Bull Rampage back in October.

There are six models of Canyon Torque available, two in aluminium and four in carbon fibre. Both aluminium models will be available in a choice of 29er or 27.5in set ups, while the carbon fibre models offer a selection of 27.5in, 29er or mullet selections. The different wheel sizes use different rear triangles, so you’ve effectively got ten different bikes to be choosing from, depending on your riding style and goals. Here’s what Canyon has to say:

The goal with the Torque was to make it excel both on jump lines at the bike park and on more technical trails inside or outside the park. While the Torque can still lay down some rapid splits on an Enduro stage (especially in 29er form), it was also built burly enough to take on freeride duties. Slap a double crown fork on a 27.5” frame and there is no reason why the Torque shouldn’t end up on a trip to the Utah desert.


In terms of travel, all 29” Torque models are 170 mm F / 170 mm R and all 27.5” Torque models are 180mm F / 175mm R. The Mullet gets a 29er front end and 27.5 back end, meaning 170 mm F/ 175mm R. Tested to the same downhill standards as the Sender, the Torque has already proven it’s up to the big stuff by being ridden at Red Bull Rampage. The bikes are dual crown compatible, but will ship with single crown forks.

The frames have both been completely redesigned, and follow the longer/slacker/steeper trend – plus the changes have made way for a bottle cage. There’s no adjustable geometry on the aluminium models, but the carbon fibre frame comes with flip chips as used on the Canyon Spectral. The pivot bolts on the carbon models can be replaced at home, but the advice is you’ll need a trained mechanic to replace them on the metal frame.

Canyon Torque Aluminium Models

FrameCanyon Torque ALCanyon Torque AL
ForkRockshox ZEB SelectFox 38 Performance
ShockRockshox Super Deluxe Select+Fox Float X2 Performance
GroupsetShimano Deore (10-51t)Shimano SLX (10-51t)
CranksShimano Deore (32T)Shimano SLX (32T)
BrakesShimano Deore (203/203 mm)Shimano SLX (203/203 mm)
WheelsetRaceface AR30, MT400DT Swiss FR2070
TiresF: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Maxxgrip EXO+ R: Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 Maxxterra, DDF: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Maxxgrip EXO+ R: Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 Maxxterra, DD
HandlebarG5 ALG5 AL
SeatpostIridium Dropper PostIridium Dropper Post
SaddleErgon SM10 EnduroErgon SM10 Enduro
ColoursRaw `kn` Roll, Lil MoineRaw `kn` Roll, Dijon
Wheelsizes650b, 29″650b, 29″
FramesizesS, M, L, XLS, M, L, XL
Weight16,4 kg16,1 kg
Price (GBP)2,6493,149

Canyon Torque Carbon Fibre Models

FrameCanyon Torque CFCanyon Torque CFCanyon Torque CFCanyon Torque CF
ForkRockshox ZEB Select+Fox 38 Performance EliteÖhlins RXF38Fox 38 Factory
ShockRockshox Super Deluxe Select+Fox DHX2 Performance EliteÖhlins TTX22MFox Float X2 Factory
GroupsetSram GX (10-52T)Shimano XT (10-51t)Sram X01 with GX cassette (10-52T)Shimano XTR (10-51t)
CranksSram GX (32T)Shimano XT (32T)Sram Descendant 6k (32T)Raceface Next R (32T)
BrakesSRAM Code R (200/200 mm)Shimano XT (203/203 mm)Magura MT7  (203/203 mm)Shimano XTR (203/203 mm)
WheelsetDT Swiss FR2070DT Swiss FR560/350DT Swiss FR560/350DT Swiss FR560/240EXP
TiresF: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Maxxgrip EXO+ R: Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 Maxxterra, DDF: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Maxxgrip EXO+ R: Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 Maxxterra, DDF: Continental Baron 2.4 Apex R: Continental Kaiser 2.4 ApexF: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Maxxgrip EXO+ R: Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 Maxxterra, DD
HandlebarG5 ALG5 ALSqlab 30X CFG5 CF
StemG5G5Sqlab 80XG5
SeatpostG5 Dropper PostG5 Dropper PostG5 Dropper PostG5 Dropper Post
SaddleErgon SM10 Enduro CompErgon SM10 Enduro CompSqlab 611 ErgowaveErgon SM10 Enduro Comp
ColoursExhaust Black, Curry KingdomExhaust Black, Big BambooShockwavesExhaust Black, Big Bamboo
Wheelsizes650b, 29″MulletMullet650b, 29″
FramesizesS, M, L, XLM, L, XLM, L, XLS, M, L, XL
Weight15,5 kg15,8 kg15,6 kg14,7 kg
Price (GBP)3,5994,3995,3495,649

Is this the bike you need for those big bike park days out? Or perhaps your local trails justify such a bike? Or are you going to have to move house because you really need THAT Torque 5 in THAT colour scheme? You know what we mean. And at £2,649, there’s plenty of money left over for uplift passes…hmm?

They’re available now, head to the Canyon website for more information or to order.

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  • Premier Icon footflaps
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    “Lil Moine” colour scheme is certainly going to stand out from the crowd…

    Funny how ‘raw’ is white rather than raw carbon.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Wow – a Canyon with a seat tube shorter than the reach.

    They’re getting it at last

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Funny how ‘raw’ is white rather than raw carbon.

    Is it not silver/aluminium?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Hopefully it’s a bit more sensible than the last one, the amount of changes Joe Barnes had to make to it just to be able to ride Enduros on it was unreal. Was a ‘Bikepark’ bike to be fair.

    Premier Icon spanishfly
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    Yup “Raw” is definitely aluminium….

    If only they had put under the title of “Canyon Torque Aluminium Models”

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Would consider the base model and a parts swap from my existing big bike.

    Interested to hear how they ride.

    Premier Icon Sharkattack
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    I love the pink one. Really need regular uplifts and proper chunky trails to justify it though.

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    Interested to hear how they ride.

    If they are like the 2 Canyons I sometimes ride with then they’ll squeak constantly when out the saddle or climbing the hills…seem to be silent for everything else though.

    Premier Icon AJT
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    Wow, those alloy models are beauties!

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