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  • First ride review 2022 Canyon Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV
  • justinbieber
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    The 2022 Canyon Spectral range received a massive update today, and James Vincent has been testing the mullet Spectral CF 8! Launched today, this Cany …

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    johnnystorm
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    Looks great, they missed a trick by not calling it a SPCTRL.

    rhyswainwright
    Full Member

    CLLCTV – The most elaborate butchered shorthand version of a word since txt spk became uncool.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Nice review James, bet that’s a great bike for the Surrey Hills and for mucking about in the woods generally.

    b33k34
    Full Member

    Probably the most surprising thing is that it’s in stock for immediate delivery.

    justinbieber
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    @chakaping – thanks! You’ve got it spot on – it’s a heck of a lot of fun in the woods, and just loves shimmying its way through the twisty stuff. I think if warp speed rocky blasting is more your bag then the 29 would still be the way to go, but if you have a penchant for steeper trails, this is well worth checking out.

    b33k34
    Full Member

    Probably the most surprising thing is that it’s in stock for immediate delivery.

    and was out of stock by yesterday afternoon.


    @justinbieber
    Interesting that the Canyon “trail” bike is now up to 160/150 (a few years back the 27.5 version was 140/140 with a 150 fork option. Slack as you like too. What’s the difference between this and an Enduro bike these days? is the suspension still tuned more for climbing than descending?

    justinbieber
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    @<span class=”bbp-author-name”>b33k34</span>

    The travel has been upped to give a little more clarity between this and the 130mm travel Neuron, otherwise there’s just a bit too much overlap in the range. it still pedals well, although if you’re looking for more of a trail bike then the full 29 option would be the way to go.

    Canyon told us at the launch, that the Strive is still their out and out Enduro race bike as it’s got a little extra travel front and rear. I’ve not ridden that bike though, so can’t comment specifically why it’s any better for racing.

    darksideby182
    Full Member

    I was lucky to get one by the looks of it.

    roycass
    Free Member

    Epic bike and price.. great for razzing in Redlands😉🤟

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