Canyon strive es 8.0
Had one for a year. Climbs better than I thought it would and has given plenty of fun as well as all day riding in that time. Only complaint is that the front mech collects any muck going so some rides have had to involve gardening stops. Frames come up small on their measuring system. 6’2″ and it said Med, but my large feels right.Posted 5 years agomarcoMember
I have one and love it. I rode a Trek fuel ex 8 before and the canyon climbs just as well as that, if not better. And coming back down is awesome too!Posted 5 years ago
i put some conti baron tyres on as the schwalbe were just too much, but apart from that its all original spec.
Just buy one, you really wont be dissapointed, and after all its only a bike!cycl1ngjbMember
Thought seriously about getting one of these a month or two back – what put me off in the end was the waiting time to get one.
Just checked the site & you’re looking at between 6 – 15 weeks wait depending on size/colour. I did e-mail Canyon to see if there was any chance of getting one sooner – their response was “check the website for availability”Posted 5 years ago
Hi everyone just need a bit of help and advice, I am very close to buying a canyon strive es 8.0 the problem is there is not much info out there on them, just wondering how people are getting on with them? I currently ride a stump jumper and looking to upgrade so I can have a bike which can cope with uplift days to! I know the spec is great just hope it will climb as well as my bike at the mo. Any advice and comments would be greatPosted 5 years ago
Thanks for the comments, I’m not to worried about the waiting times as long as I get it sometime within the summer, just wondering if it’s a bit to much bike for me? I live in south Wales and ride a bit of trail centre and natural stuff, I am hoping to get more into a bit of Downhill, not to heavy but hopefully the bike will take it as my bike at the mo can handle a day or two but any more may take its toll!Posted 5 years agorondo101Member
Ordered mine in February. Due for delivery towards the end of May.
Having read as much as I could find on sizing & having pedalled a medium Nerve around a car park (it felt cramped), I (perhaps unwisely) ignored Canyon’s recommendation of a medium for my 5’11” frame & opted for a large. Hoping that it fits or I’ll be waiting at least another 4 weeks for a medium.
I’ve also gone over the “is it too much bike” deliberation & decided that if it is, I’ll just have to ride bigger trails.Posted 5 years ago
They recommended a small on the size guide for me but I’m ignoring this and going for a medium anyway. I can’t get over the price for the es8.0 any other company the bike would be a 3 grander! I agree with you about the ‘to much bike’ issue I got a 140 mm now so 160 mm is not massively more, maybe a bit more fun!Posted 5 years agoshowermanMember
can still add to order if not alreadyPosted 5 years agolondonprideMember
Have you seen Dirt’s review in their Feb issue? Steve Jones did the ESX 9 LTD and loved it. He said same as others here that medium a bit small although thats what Canyon recommended and he would go for a large. Loved the frame and handling and really balanced. He didnt mention climbing ability but getting up them quick is not what this bike was designed for.
If want more climbing ability maybe look at the Nerve AM – have just ordered mine!Posted 5 years agooldblokeMember
Wheels. The rear hubs are the issue according to a friend who has become an unwilling expert on their design and failings. I’ve had no desire to change anything on my 2011 ES8 and if you look at the weight saving vs the next model up you’re not going to achieve anything by minor tinkering for sensible money.Posted 5 years ago
Delivery for my bike is week 24, not to sure if they come any earlier! Is this the date they are finished in the factory or this this the date of the week it’s delivered?Posted 5 years ago
Was also wondering whether I should take off my brand new hope headset I have on my stumpy and keep it for the new bike or whether to let it go with the bike when I sell it?alpinMember
i’ve got a Torque on order. it should have been here sometime this week, but i recieved an email yesterday saying it’ll turn up sometime next week.
others recieve their bikes earlier than the estiamted delivery week. might arrive sooner if you send the money off earlier. maybe. i don’t know…..Posted 5 years agomcbooMember
Anyone have one of their bike boxes? £180 for a solid box.
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Hi guys rode my mates pitch today and think its the same weight as the strive , was a bit heavier than my stumpy and I slightly shorter stem, think this is going to be what the strive will be like? May take a bit of getting used to, went on a beast of a ride today just hope I’ll be able to cope with the distance on the new bike!Posted 5 years ago
Just a quick update on the bike, Ive been on the canyon website and noticed that the price has been dropping! This is due to the unstable euro, so I cancelled my order then reordered and saved myself £70! Just to let you all know if you have a canyon on order. The delivery time worked out to be the same but I think I just got lucky therePosted 5 years ago
Ordered mine the end of April, the date they gave me was week 24 and that is bang on! Need to sort some other delivery date out we are going away Sunday, gutting. Hope they ride good on DH track! most of the reviews I’ve read say they can handle it, that’s part of the reason why I got one was to do uplift daysPosted 5 years ago
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