Grand Canyon:ON | A ‘New Generation’ e-MTB Hardtail

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Canyon expands its e-MTB range with a new hardtail, the Grand Canyon:ON.

The e-MTB version of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon:ON uses a Shimano E8000 motor with 504wH battery integrated into the down tube to provide e-assist. The battery can be removed for charging or security if required. The handlebar and stem have custom internal routing to keep things looking clean and tidy, and beside the on/off button in the top tube there’s a USB socket for charging your phone, bike computer or lights – whatever you need.

Grand Canyon:ON
Integrated battery

With a 120mm travel fork up front and 2.6in tyres it is a mountain bike – though it does come with a kickstand. Wheels are frame-size specific, so you get 27.5in wheels on a XS and S frame, and 29 on M-XL models. No mullet wheels, but you get mullet brakes, with a four-piston brake up front and a 2-piston on the rear. There are two build levels, plus a women’s build. Prices start at €2,799.

The press release reads:

With the Grand Canyon:ON e-hardtail, Canyon is launching a new generation of e-bikes, now all featuring fully integrated drive systems. The Grand Canyon:ON is the first of this new generation, setting the standard with its special design features, innovative technology, and signature Canyon design.

Does this hint that there are more of this ‘new generation’ to come? Certainly, the technology is moving on apace, and we’re seeing the brands that brought e-MTBs to market early on make some significant progress in improving the integration of batteries and controls. We shall wait and see if this bike is to have any new generation siblings!

Grand Canyon:ON
The Grand Canyon:ON

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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