Lux vs Lux Trail
We’ve launched our new downcountry mountain bike, but how does it compare to our XC race bike?
The Canyon Lux is our out-and-out cross-country racing rig — and it’s damn good at it. Seen dominating Mountain Bike World Cups year in and year out, it’s a tried, tested, and trusted full-suspension mountain bike that’s piloted many of the world’s best riders to podium glory.
The Lux Trail takes everything that’s great about the Lux, like its lightweight frame and incredible pedalling efficiency, and then adds a serious dose of downhill capability to the mix. Featuring more downhill-friendly frame geometry (like a slacker head tube and longer reach) and control-boosting components, the Lux Trail allows you to hit technical terrain with more speed and confidence.
In short, the Lux Trail is a downcountry bike—capable on the downhills, but brings all the climbing ability and stiffness of a cross-country bike.
Do you want to race cross-country? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then our Lux is perfect for your goals. It’s our lightest full-suspension mountain bike (1.7 kg frame, size M) and is available in a range of specifications to suit every budding racer out there.
From Lenzerheide to Leadville, its race-winning DNA won’t let you down between the tapes. The Lux’s 100 mm of travel ensures stiffness throughout the whole race, and an aggressive geometry guarantees faster handling around tight corners and flowy singletrack.
If long, fast cross-country rides featuring more technical descents are what you’re after, our Lux Trail might just be the one bike you need. It’s still super light, efficient, and capable, regardless of whether you’re lining up to race or not.
Here’s what sets the Lux Trail apart from the Lux:
120 mm front travel
110 mm rear travel
These changes give you increased control on the technical sections and make it a more comfortable ride when the going gets tough. You can drop the seatpost, throw your weight back and see what you’re really capable of on steep and rocky descents.
You can definitely still pin on a number and try your skills against the best. You’ll see some of our athletes like Emily Batty riding the Lux Trail in some of her upcoming events.
The Lux is the best bike for traditional short track and cross-country racing.
The Lux Trail is more suited to longer stage races that involve flowy trails and some mildly spicy descents. Think of events like the BC Bike Race.
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