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Strive AL 9.0 Team
Strive AL 8.0 CH
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Strive AL 8.0 Race

€ 2,799*
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Available colours

  • factory enduro team

  • raw club

Shipping expenses

  • Germany + € 17.95

Packaging

  • BikeGuard + € 16.90

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Shredding perfect singletrack, drifting round corners, hitting the climbs full gas. One massive adrenaline kick after another. Extremely lightweight, the Strive AL 8.0 Race stands apart with its focussed race setup that simply leaves the competition behind. The RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 shock responds instantly to the terrain, provides detailed surface feedback and has plenty of travel in reserve to ensure you don’t bottom out. Combined with the light and robust RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air, you’ll always be in control on rough terrain.

DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline One wheels also keep weight down yet are strong, and with 25mm wide rims wrapped in Maxxis rubber, you’re perfectly equipped for extreme cornering and rapid acceleration. The Renthal cockpit with 780mm wide FatBar provides maximum control meaning you can glide across the trail just like Fabien Barel. Whether you’re flying down singletrack or putting the power down on tough climbs, the X01 groupset provides the perfect gear range and ensures the chain stays perfectly in line. The Strive AL 8.0 Race is ready for any challenge.

Our "raw club" colour option has a raw, untreated alloy base, which is given a coating of clear lacquer to protect the frame.

  • Readers Award: 2nd place in the category complete bikes.

    readers choice Freeride
  • "The Strive is a perfect compromise of comfort, stability and reactivity because of the overall travel of the bike and because of its light weight. A weapon for trail riding."

    Fabien Barel, Canyon Factory Enduro Team
  • "The Strive is a true all-rounder. It is great bike for fast pedaling and a super climber. The bike is at home in every type of terrain."

    Marco Bühler, Canyon Factory Enduro Team
  • "Riding the Strive was a totally new feeling. For the first time in my life I hopped on a new bike and felt comfortable from the very first moment on."

    Ines Thoma, Canyon Factory Enduro Team
  • "That's my bike for everything. I use it on my XC home trails as well as on adventures in search of the most flowing single tracks."

    Rob-J, Canyon Hero
  • "Best Brands MountainBIKE in the categories:
    Best value-for-money seller and touring/all-mountain"

    MointainBIKE readers choice

Highlights

HYDRO 14
14 reforming steps for ideal
stiffness-to-weight values

ANTI-SQUAT-KINEMATICS
for minimum performance loss

270° BOX
provides stiffness and
a low center of gravity

NEEDLE BEARING OF THE DAMPER
for sensitive response

270° Box
The forces which are created during riding are perfectly transferred towards the damper through a 270° deflection. A conical bearing mount and a sealed needle bearing in the damper eye ensure a more responsive 270° Box and a high axial rigidity. Due to the construction of the integrated 270° Box the centre of gravity is very low-lying, allowing an agile riding performance.

Anti-Squat-Kinematics
The single pivot rear triangle in combination with the large down tube guarantees a stiff drivetrain. The optimized pivot point offers the highest level of anti-squat performance and the lowest braking forces even when equipped with different crank sets.

Hydro 14
An ensemble of 14 reforming steps is necessary to produce the special hydroformed tubes. This extremely complex manufacturing process enables highest stiffness-to-weight values. In conjunction with the low-lying 270° Box the frame design sets aesthetic standards and on top of that offers space for mounting a bottle cage.

Needle bearing of the damper
In order to provide the chassis with maximum sensitivity, the damper is equipped with a full complement needle roller ball bearing, sealed against dirt. This runs on a double clamped full floating thru-axle in the 270° Box, which again increases the stiffness.

equipment

Frame Canyon Strive AL
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
Fork RockShox PIKE RCT3 Solo Air
Headset Cane Creek 40
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 1
Derailleur Hanger Screw for derailleur hanger No. 21
Chain guide e.thirteen XCX
Shifters SRAM X0 ONE TRIGGER
Brake levers Avid Elixir 7 Trail
Brakes Avid Elixir 7 Trail
Cassette SRAM X01 XG-1195
Wheelset DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline ONE
Tyres Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 / Ardent EXO 2.4
Cranks SRAM X01
Chainrings 34
Stem Renthal Duo
Handlebar Renthal Fat Bar
Grips Canyon Bracelets Lock On
Saddle SDG Circuit
Seat post RockShox RS Reverb Stealth
Pedals none included
Frame sizes S, M, L
Colour factory enduro team
raw club
Weight 13,2 kg

Included in delivery
Tools Canyon Torque Wrench
Pump Canyon Shock pump
Handbook Canyon MTB handbook
Subject to technical modification without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.
 
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  • 7005 Series alloy
  • Opti-Sized Alloy Tubeset
  • Syntace X12 thru-axle system
  • 160mm travel
  • Replaceable derailleur hanger (No. 21)
 
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  • Air Shock: Solo Air
  • Independently functioning rebound for beginning and end of stroke
  • 3 Way adjustable rebound
  • Shaft: Aluminium
  • Casing: Aluminium
  • Weight: 325g
  • Downloads (PDF)
    Manual as pdf

 
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  • Travel: 160mm
  • Schrader Valve adjustable air presssure
  • External Rebound Adjustment
  • Low Speed Compression Adjustment 3 modes (open, pedal, lock)
  • Damping: Motion Control DANN
  • Steerer: Tapered Aluminium
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • Weight: 1854g
 
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Downloads (PDF)
Manual as pdf

 
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  • SRAM 1X™ X-ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Zero Loss Engagement for fastest shifting
  • Multi-adjustable trigger shifter
  • MatchMaker X compatible
  • Aluminum cover and adjustable forged aluminum pull lever
  • Discrete clamp
 
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Link Sram Service

 
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  • Exceptional finish for increased longevity
  • XD Driver Body creates more stable hub connection
  • Optomised gear steps across range
  • 11 Speed Transmission: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42

Downloads (PDF)
Link to the manufacturer's website
Manual as pdf

 
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Manual as pdf

 
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  • New X-SYNC tooth profile for maximum chain control
  • Forged aluminium crank arm and spider
  • Optional chain catcher
  • New spider design makes it easier to swap chainrings
  • CNC machined X-SYNC chainrings
  • Weight: 655g
  • Downloads (PDF)
    Link to the manufacturer's website

 
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  • Split Stem Design for maximum weight saving
  • U-Shape cradle clamp eliminates handlebar stress found on traditional stems
  • Weight:144g (including all hardware)
 
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  • Corrosion resistant hard-anodized finish
  • Laser etched positioning grid for easy set-up
  • Width marks allow accurate adjustment
  • Width: 780mm
  • Rise: 20mm
 
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  • DEKRA-approved. Accurate ± 4%
  • For 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm Allen key and T25 (with adapter)
  • For torque between 3Nm and 12Nm
 
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  • With manometer
  • Lever for air outlet
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Up to 20,5bar / 300psi
 
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Downloads (PDF)
Manual as pdf

Geometry

geometrie

Bike Classification

This category includes all bikes from categories 1-3. In addition it includes use on very harsh, obstacle-scattered terrain with steep gradients and consequently higher speeds. Regular, moderate jumps pose no problem for experienced riders when using these bikes. Extended and regular use in bike parks and when tackling “North Shore” sections should be avoided. Due to increased stresses, these bikes should be checked for damage after every ride. Full suspension bikes with mid-level travel are typical in this category.


Frame size S (16.5")
M (18.5")
L (20")
A
Seat tube length 391
443
491
B
Top tube length 570
592
615
C
Head tube length 115
125
140
D
Head tube angle 66.5°
66.5°
66.5°
E
Seat tube angle 74°
74°
74°
F
Chainstay length 425.2
425.2
425.2
G
Wheel base 1123
1152
1177
H
Stack 583
592
600
I
Reach 397
415
435
J
Stand-over height 814
825
829
K
Bottom bracket Offset 9
9
9

Spacer 20mm
20mm
20mm

Stem length 50
60
70

Handlebar width 750-780
750-780
750-780

Crank length 170
170
170

Seat post diameter 30.9
30.9
30.9

Seat post length 125
125
125

Wheel radius including tyres 340
340
340

Wheel size 26"
26"
26"

Fork installation length 548±5
548±5
548±5

Front fork travel 160
160
160

Rear shock travel 160
160
160

Shock length 200/57
200/57
200/57

test reports

Excellent critique

Bikesport 5-6/13 (model 2013): Downhill oriented all-mountain bikes was what the magazine Bikesport called this category and where it tested seven powerful models with up to 160mm of travel. The Canyon Strive AL 9.0 SL also took part in the test and received glowing reviews. more  »