If you intend to transport your Canyon bike, you need to keep several things in mind so that your bike arrives at its destination in one piece. If you transport your bike by air, use either the Bike Guard or any other suitable bike case such as the Canyon Bike Shuttle.
Transport in the boot of a car
In the boot of the car a bike takes up a lot of space but is well protected from dirt, theft and damage. The bike also normally doesn’t need to be clamped to something which reduces stress on the frame and components.
Transport on a roof rack
Transporting a bike on the roof of a car is not normally recommended since the bike needs to be securely clamped. The force exerted on the frame by the clamps is something which the frame simply isn’t design to withstand. Clamps using quick release systems can damage the front fork. The clamps may only be fixed to the drop-outs at the front and rear of the frame and not on any other parts of the frame.
Transport on the tow-bar
This method is to be preferred to transport on the roof rack. Please take care not to damage the paintwork on your bike during transport. This is particularly important when you are transporting more than just one bike since they can strike each other while you are driving.
Useful hints on the transport of your Canyon:
- In the case of mountain bikes, where the bike is transported with the wheels removed take care not to pull the brake levers. Always use a bleed block to secure the brake calipers when the wheels are removed otherwise the brake pads could be pressed together which makes getting the wheels back in more difficult.
- The bike’s rear and front derailleurs must not be in contact with the ground or other objects and do not put any heavy objects such as cases on top of the bike when it is laying flat. This can cause serious damage to both derailleurs and the derailleur hanger.
- Don’t transport a mountain bike with disc brakes. Air could escape into the system and render the brake completely ineffective.
- Do not use a clamping system that requires clamps to be fixed on the handlebar or seat post.
- If you do elect to transport your bike on the roof rack, bear in mind that the car becomes considerably higher! Therefore you will now need to pay careful attention when driving into underground garages etc.
Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.