The Great Escape: Canyon presents 2022 Neuron carbon models
With Canyon’s versatile trail and touring bike Neuron, mountain bikers are all set for the next adventure.
Exploring new places and new trails, just hopping on your bike and venturing into the unknown: That is what “the great escape” is all about. Break the routine and just enjoy nature. Or take on that big adventure in the mountains. “The great escape” is whatever you want it to be.
For the coming model year, Canyon now presents four new carbon models with updated components: The Neuron CF 8 as unisex and WMN version with women’s-specific components, the Neuron CF 9, and the Neuron CF 9 SL that tips the scales at an impressive 12.9 kg (size M). The suspension travel on all four models is 140 mm up front and 130 mm at the rear. In terms of wheel diameter, the German engineers go by rider height and frame size. This is what allows Canyon to achieve consistent handling and feel across all frame sizes. To be specific, smaller Neuron bikes up to size S come with 27.5-inch wheels, while sizes M and up are exclusively available with 29-inch wheels. And what would a modern full-suspension trail bike like the 2022 Neuron be without a dropper post? The ability to lower the saddle on the go allows more freedom of movement, improving control on technical terrain.
In terms of components, Canyon once again manages to offer outstanding value for money. The Neuron CF 8 and Neuron CF 8 WMN form the basis of the carbon leagues with high-grade carbon frames and impeccable components, including FOX 34 Float Performance forks and FOX Float Performance DPS dampers, reliable Shimano SLX 1x12 drivetrain and powerful SLX brakes – all at a price point of just €2,999*. The bullet-proof DT Swiss XM 1700 alloy wheelset completes an impressive trail package, ready for the next big adventure.
Next up is the Neuron CF 9. Coming in at €3,999, this do-it-all trail bike offers several upgrades compared to the base model. While the rear suspension also uses the FOX Float Performance DPS damper, the front end features the FOX 34 Float Performance Elite for even better traction and control. A full Shimano XT groupset offers crisp 1x12 shifting precision and four-piston brake calipers for maximum stopping power on the trails. Lighter wheels improve acceleration and dynamic ride feel. The DT Swiss XMC 1700 carbon wheels with trail-proven Schwalbe tyres are a prime example.
Those with a taste for the finer things in life should take a look at the Neuron CF 9 SL, as pictured above, with a €4,799 price tag. Its spec list looks like it was taken straight from a discerning mountain biker’s wish list for a dream build: Outstanding FOX Factory suspension, wireless SRAM GX AXS shifting, dependable SRAM Code RSC brakes with 180 mm rotors, and rugged DT Swiss XMC 1501 carbon wheels. The cockpit is made up of a Race Face Turbine stem and Race Face Next carbon handlebars in 740 or 760 mm width depending on frame size.
The new Neuron CF models are perfect for adventurers and trail riders looking for a versatile do-it-all bike for anything ranging from quick after-work trail sessions to multi-day tours and extended mountain adventures – and their very own “great escape” from the daily routine, whether it’s just a quick breath of fresh air or a full-fledged trail expedition. The Neuron is Canyon’s touring-friendly do-it-all MTB, positioned between the still versatile but more robust and downhill-oriented Spectral and the race-ready lightweight climbing machine Lux.
The new Neuron Models are available from 04 November 2021, exclusively at canyon.com.
About Canyon Bicycles
What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, hybrid and kids’ bikes as well as modern e-bikes. Officially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet to produce an array of award-winning bikes that embody a pure passion for riding. With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com.