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Strive 29er

They say no single bike can do it all. Clearly, “they” never met the Strive. In Downhill mode, the Strive mows through the gnarliest descents. Press the Shapeshifter paddle and this enduro machine immediately morphs into a trail bike that rockets up climbs. Smart, versatile and, yeah, crazy fast—this is Strive.

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Two Bikes In One

The Strive’s revolutionary Shapeshifter system makes it one of the most capable Enduro bikes around. Simply flick the Shapeshifter’s handlebar-mounted remote, and the Strive’s geometry and suspension change on the fly. In Uphill mode, you get steeper angles and a firmer ride feel for more efficient climbing. In Downhill mode the slacker head angle, lower center of gravity, and a full 150 millimeters of rear suspension let you rail the rowdiest descents with complete control.

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Simply Brilliant

Co-developed with the suspension gurus at FOX and race-proven by the top team in the Enduro World Series, Shapeshifter is surprisingly simple.

Push the Shapeshifter paddle and an air spring changes the rear shock’s orientation, automatically transforming the Strive from climb-hungry trail bike to downhill destroyer. No complicated, proprietary shocks required. It’s simply brilliant.

Geometry and suspension


Smooth, Stable, and Controlled

Thanks to Canyon’s Triple Phase Suspension, you get max control and speed on any kind of terrain. At the start of the shock’s stoke, the Strive provides plenty of traction and outstanding small-bump sensitivity.

Through the mid-stroke the shock provides a stable platform, letting the rider put maximum power through the pedals, keep their speed up over uneven ground, and accelerate hard out of berms.

And on truly massive hits, the shock ramps up progressively at the end of its stroke, giving you total suspension travel when you need it most.


"The race bike STRIVE CF impresses with its innovative technology with Shapeshifter function..."

Statement by the reddot jury

ENDURO Magazine

The perfect Enduro bike for every type of track! Best in Test!

Mountain Bike Action 10/2019

If you're a heavy-hitter looking for an enduro sled or a part-time park bike that can still be fun on your local trails, then this is the bike for you.