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The lightweight Strive AL 8.0 is the perfect companion for extreme trail riding. With its adjustable travel Fox Talas fork, drive-neutral rear and balanced geometry, it masters steep ascents effortlessly. The “trail optimized geometry” provides a low centre of gravity and shortened chainstays allow agile handling, whilst on fast bumpy sections the bike remains composed due to its slack steering angle.
A robust Fox chassis gives excellent surface responsiveness and enables accurate steering so you can choose the perfect line on the toughest terrain. The Avid Elixir 7 Trail four-piston brakes provide maximum control on even the longest descents with powerful, easily controllable braking performance exactly where it’s needed. When pedalling back up to speed you can rely the e*thirteen TRS cranks with a 30mm oversize axle to give you absolute rigidity for minimum weight.
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
"Best Brands MountainBIKE in the categories:
Best value-for-money seller and touring/all-mountain"
"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
14 reforming steps for ideal
for minimum performance loss
provides stiffness and
a low center of gravity
NEEDLE BEARING OF THE DAMPER
for sensitive response
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.
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.
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.
|Frame||Canyon Strive AL|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Performance BV|
|Fork||Fox 34 Talas FIT CTD Performance|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow +|
|Derailleur Hanger||Screw for derailleur hanger No. 21|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Chain guide||e.thirteen SRS Dual Guide Custom|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brake levers||Avid Elixir 7 Trail|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 7 Trail|
|Hubs||SUN Ringlé Charger Expert|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore XT 11-36 10-speed|
|Rims||SUN Ringlé Charger Expert|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5 / Ardent EXO 2.4|
|Cranks||e.thirteen TRS double crank|
|Stem||Race Face Turbine Basic|
|Handlebar||Race Face Turbine|
|Grips||Ergon GA1 Team Grips|
|Seat post||RockShox RS Reverb Stealth|
|Frame sizes||S, M, L|
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.|
Link Sram Service
Link Sram Service
Link Sun Ringle
Link to the manufacturer's website
Link Sram Service
Manual as pdf
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")
||Seat tube length||391
||Top tube length||570
||Head tube length||115
||Head tube angle||66.5°
||Seat tube angle||74°
||Bottom bracket Offset||9
|Seat post diameter||30.9
|Seat post length||125
|Wheel radius including tyres||340
|Fork installation length||548±5
|Front fork travel||160
|Rear shock travel||160