Canyon have released a range of new
models for the 2021 season, featuring the latest components and parts on the market. The new bikes are still built around the same award-winning Grail frame that has become a huge favourite in the gravel scene in recent years – but now, they are combined with the newest offerings from Shimano and SRAM, including Shimano`s one-by GRX gearing and wide-range version of SRAM`s two-by Force eTap AXS groupset.
The new Grail 7 1by features Shimano`s new single-chainring GRX drivetrain. Combining a 40-tooth chainring with 11-42 cassette for a huge 381% gear range, the setup is designed to meet the rigours of all-terrain riding. For riders who prefer finer gaps between gears, SRAM`s new electronic two-by Force eTap AXS Wide groupset is the optimal choice. In the Grail line-up, it will replace the SRAM one-by drivetrains previously featured on several Grail CF SL and CF SLX bikes. With 46/33 chainrings on the front and 10-36 cassette, the drivetrain provides the huge gear range typical of gravel bikes, while retaining fine gaps between gears – especially useful for riders who clock up most of their miles on the road.
Another new and notable addition is the Fizik Argo saddle, with a short-nose design for maximum comfort on long rides. All CF SL and CF SLX bikes feature the saddle, except the 7 and 7 WMN models.
A gravel bike is the workhorse of modern bicycles. While road bikes, with their streamlined, delicate, aero designs are precision-engineered for pure road speed. Although they look similar, they’re very different. A gravel bike will go where a road bike can’t. And while its versatility across varied terrain makes it an attractive option, it’s no substitute for the sheer speed and performance of a responsive and aero race bike on the road.
Nov 2, 2020