2021, Canyon is rolling out updated versions of both its Torque and Sender AL models, complete with all-new component packages and colors.
The Torque has already earned a reputation as one of the most versatile gravity bikes on the market. The slack geometry and generous reach boost confidence on steep terrain while the short rear end lends the Torque a “poppy and nimble” ride quality that’s rare in long-travel bikes. It’s the perfect rig for tackling the most technical trail rides or racking up laps at the bike park. Built to the same bomber “Category 5” standards as our DH bikes, and taking suspension cues from the Sender itself, the Torque is a true gravity machine.
For 2021, Canyon will offer 5 Torque models—two aluminum (the Torque 5 and 6) and three carbon-fiber versions (the CF 7, CF 8, and CF 9). In addition to sporting new colors, all Torque models now feature burlier Fox 38 or RockShox Zeb forks and wide-range Shimano or SRAM Eagle drivetrains. Both the CF 8 and CF 9 now also feature OneUp V2 dropper posts.
While it may sound bizarre to call a bike with a dual-crown fork and 200mm of suspension “versatile”, the aluminum Sender 5 and 6 both earn that adjective the honest way. The aluminum Senders are a great choice for riders seeking an affordable DH race sled, thanks to a chassis design that’s carried riders such as Troy Brosnan to the World Cup podium. But the Sender AL is also an ideal whip for riders who seek more than just raw speed. The Sender AL’s adjustable geo and chainstay length let you shorten the wheelbase to create the perfect, playful park bike.
The 2021 Sender 5 and 6 are available in new colorways, and the Sender 5 now rocks full Marzocchi suspension (58 fork and coil-sprung Bomber CR rear shock).