Canyon Spectral 125 CF LTD: a very (John Player) special bike

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Limited bike, limited colour. This short travel ripper gets exclusive black and gold artwork. Weighing in at 13.4kg makes it the lightest model in the Spectral 125 line-up too.

The RockShox Flight Attendant auto adjusting suspension. The rest of the bike is pretty much cable-free (two brake lines) with full wireless SRAM AXS drivetrain and dropper post.

We don’t have one of these black ‘n’ gold Spectrals in BUT we do have a full review of the regular Spectral 125 CF 8 in the next issue of Singletrack. So yeah, subscribe now to read all about it when the issue comes out.

Price £7,099

Press Release:

Pic: Boris Beyer / Canyon

Rowdy gets clever: Canyon launch Spectral 125 CF LTD with Flight Attendant suspension

What do you get when you combine hard-charging enduro geometry with a 140mm travel fork and a playful short-travel chassis? Answer: the Spectral 125. An absolute ripper of a bike designed to be thrashed on the descents while having enough poise and efficiency to dance back up the climbs. Introduced at the beginning of 2022, the platform has quickly forged a reputation as an ultra-capable short travel weapon that loves nothing more than to get a little rowdy on the trail. And today we welcome a new model to the line-up, the Spectral 125 CF LTD.

Assuming position at the top of the class, the Spectral 125 CF LTD comes with a fully loaded spec. But we’re not just talking about bling here, we’re talking brains too. The innovative RockShox Flight Attendant System enables the Spectral 125’s suspension to read the trail and gradient rolling under its tyres. The RockShox Pike Ultimate FA fork and Super Deluxe Ultimate FA shock take the readings and automatically adjust compression settings to provide the optimal setup on any terrain, in real time. No reaching for adjusters, no wondering whether you left your compression lever closed as you drop into a descent. The Spectral 125 CF LTD takes care of the details – so riders can focus on the trail ahead.

Suspension wizardry aside, the Spectral 125 CF LTD has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The new model’s component list meets dream standards on all fronts. SRAM X01 AXS wireless groups takes care of shifting duties and the RockShox AXS Reverb dropper post completes the wireless package. With high stiffness levels and low weight, the DT Swiss XMC 1501 wheelset allows riders to accelerate hard while having more than enough durability for full gas trail riding. All while staying in complete control, thanks to SRAM’s powerful Code RSC brakes and grippy Maxxis rubber.

The finishing touch is an exclusive artwork for this very special bike. The Spectral 125 CF LTD is the model in the range to be painted in a droolworthy black and gold colourway.

The Spectral 125 CF LTD is available now.

canyon.com

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  • Canyon Spectral 125 CF LTD: a very (John Player) special bike
  • Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    I so much wish the bike industry would realise how many people don’t want electronics on their bike, barring lights.

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    If I’m spending that much, I would.

    Premier Icon Nigel Leech
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    If I’m spending that much I’d want the motor to be electric-assisted as well.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Limited bike, limited colour. This short travel ripper gets exclusive black and gold artwork.

    I would hardly say it was exclusive.

    Wouldnt the headline be better –

    “Yet an other stupidly expensive bike. Does the paint job make it value for money?”

    Of course though they want it to be seen as being ‘normal’ to spend £7k on a push bike.

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    Tough crowd in tonight.. 😂

    I think it’s beautiful. Makes me want to smoke tabs again. 😍

    You can’t really go too far wrong with black and gold.
    Worked well, if a tad OTT, for Production Privee

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    does anyone else prefer the frame of a bike to be one colour throughout?

    Premier Icon w00dster
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    Yep that’s expensive, but it’s clear in the article that this relates to the top of the range.
    There was a previous article about the more normal priced Spectral 125, posted 5 months ago…..

    Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8: first ride review

    I don’t really think the bike industry are saying you need to spend £7k for a push bike, but if you have £7k and want electronics on a very capable and very nicely painted bike, then here’s an option.

    I do think the bike industry are saying that you need to spend about £4K for a fairly entry level full sus though…..that’s just my take on things.

    Premier Icon Sharkattack
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    If I was spending that much money on a bike it would be a brand new Yamaha WR250f.

    I don’t mind expensive bikes but this doesn’t have anything I need and I’d happily spend less money to avoid all the electric stuff. The regular Spectral 125 is a nice bike.

    Premier Icon stevedoc
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    I do like but not the price .. besides Martini colours would be better

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    I do like but not the price .. besides Martini colours would be better

    Absolutely ! That would make any bike worth £10k 😂

    Gulf blue and orange would be up there too

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Imo motorsport derived colour schemes have been done to death.

    Apart from helmets painted to look like F1 drivers helmets, obvs.

    Premier Icon Thepurist
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    I so much wish the bike industry would realise how many people don’t want electronics on their bike,

    work to make electronic shifting more affordable as it’s blumming great on a bike. Not sold on leccy suspension or droppers yet though.

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    Reminds me of the Orange 5 black gold I had many moons ago

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    I do like but not the price .. besides Martini colours would be better

    Gulf blue and orange would be up there too

    Production Privee have a running theme here*
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    *yes I’m a big PP fan.

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Further reading into the spec reveals this…

    Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″

    Que?

    Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    Going to need a big hammer to bang that fork in!

    Premier Icon pfrumpy
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    13.4kg???

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I was surprised at how cheap it was, saw Flight Attendant and assumed over £10k!

    As for electronics – love the SRAM AXS gears – just sublime.

    13.4kg???

    Yep, for top of the range, seems a bit porky….

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    I was surprised at how cheap it was

    This.

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