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 such as the Canyon Bike Shuttle.

Transport in the boot of a car

In the car boot, bikes take up a lot of space but they are 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 better than transporting on the roof rack. Please take care not to damage your bike’s paintwork during transport. This is particularly important when you are transporting more than just one bike since they can hit each other while you are driving.

Useful hints on transporting your Canyon:

  • Do not pull the brake levers on bikes with disc brakes with the wheels removed as the pads will be forced together, which will impede brake setup when rebuilding the bike. Always ensure transport spacers are placed in the callipers to lock them once you have removed the wheels.
  • Do not rest the bike on the front or rear derailleurs. Do not place any heavy objects against the bike.
  • Make sure that your bike is not lying on the rear derailleur or the rear derailleur hanger and do not load heavy objects such as suitcases or rucksacks on the bike.
  • Do not transport bikes equipped with disc brakes upside down as air can get into the system severely reducing braking performance. Secure the brake lever with a rubber band to close the system (with the transport spacer fitted).
  • Do not use any transportation clamps that attach to either the or the .
  • If you are transporting your bike on the roof, remember that your vehicle will be significantly taller, for example when entering underground car parks.
  • With the impeller removed, do not pull on the brake lever and push the transport lock into the caliper. The pads could otherwise be pushed together, which later makes installation difficult
Disclaimer of Liability
Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Centre. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for any of the information contained in this Technical Support Centre.
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