Canyon Strive 2014
Has anyone ridden a 2014 Strive that can offer their thoughts on it? The review of the 2103 model (bikeradar) was not very impresive. it seems their main problem was the shock and fork.
It looks like the 2014 model (8.0 team) has got a monarch shock and pike rct3 in place of the fox stuff last year so hopefully this should solve the problems.
I have been looking at the orange 5 and alpine 160 but am struggling to look past the strive from a value for money point of view. Just wondering what it rides like.
JamesPosted 4 years ago
Do you mean this one?
Looks like it’s sold out in S and M and 15 week delivery for L.Posted 4 years ago
Or have I missed something?andytherocketeerSubscriber
That’s gonna be a long wait! 😉
Wouldn’t ever trust a bikeradar review. Only time I’ve seen someone give a 5* review and then a 2* review for the same item a few months later, and then have to give an excuse saying that the “market has moved on” (in a market with a 2-3 year model cycle). That and the review of the bike that suggested the reviewer didn’t have a clue about anything mechanical or how to ride a bike.
Canyon looks nice. Was always on my list, seen a few round here, but oddly, all the Strives seemed to be used as commuter bikes with lifty-uppy-downy posts.Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
Have a friend who had a 2012 (maybe 2011) strive, loved it, bought a 2013 to replace, and as with most people who had 2013 Fox CTD Shocks/Forks, was not particularly happy. That lies with Fox though – read any review of a 2013 Fox CTD product and you’ll see the same criticisms – Fox just messed up. Despite that, he’s been flying on it – podiums in several Enduros. It’s a good bike, and better suspension will only improve it more.Posted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
A mate has a 2013 Fox equipped Strive and loves it. However, he complained that the shock blew through its travel too easily and has fitted some tuning doughnuts spacer thingies that make the shock curve more progressive and ramp up at the end.Posted 4 years ago
He is very happy and the bike has been reliable.
Following a few emails i have just ordered a Strive AL 8.0. Initially wanted the 8.0 team due to the rock shox fork and shock. However after emailing canyon (and getting very quick responses) the 2014 8.0 uses the 2014 fox kit so shouldn’t suffer the problems of the 2013 fox.
It is also a more suitable build kit for my riding being a double as opposed to the 1x11sram on the team. Have ordered some nano tech pedals and renthal fat bars to finish it off.
Best of all it is ordered from stock so should hopefully be with me early in the new year. Nothing like a christmas present to yourself 😉
I will report back on the bike once i have a few rides under my belt.Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
I’ve got one (8.0 team Large) – bit late to the thread to offer anything if you’ve already ordered it but bang me an email (in profile) if you want to ask anything. Good shout on the Fatbar upgrade I do think it benefits from the extra width.
Depending on your weight and how hard you ride it you might need to look at the rear shock, the frame does blow through travel still even with the monarch on the race. I find myself using the 3 position switch a lot. Not sure how the ’14 fox stuff alters that though.Posted 4 years ago
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