Aluminium and carbon are the two materials which are used most in the manufacture of racing and mountain bikes and both have their justification and strengths. Canyon has specialists in its ranks who can get the best out of both materials. Over the last few years it's above all carbon which has proven its superiority for lightweight racing bikes because good carbon frames offer greater stiffness, more comfort, lower weight than models made of aluminium. It is above all carbon which gives the greatest possibility of uniting various different characteristics in one frame as there are different carbon fibre types which offer great stiffness, stability and flexibility.
At Canyon we use two different manufacturing processes or a combination of the two. With the elaborate Monocoque construction method a special mould is created for every frame size in a unique manufacturing process. This process is characterised by its creative range of moulds and the particularly high quality of the tube surfaces. With the Tube-to-Tube process prefabricated profiles are permanently fitted together. This manufacturing process allows a more efficient production process and maximum possible reproducibility.