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Exceed CF SLX 9.9 Pro Race Dangerous looks, comforting ride

Singletrack Magazine, 01.17

It’s the kind of bike that leaves you with few excuses on the start line, and it just goads you to go faster and faster on every ride.

Grand Canyon AL SLX 9.9 4.5 / 5 stars


A smooth yet scorching racer that doesn’t fear more rugged trails - this is an outstanding package!

Neuron AL 9.9 LTD Top spec

Enduro Magazine

The Canyon Nerve AL is a bike that will take you everywhere thanks to its great riding position, high quality parts, and speedy genes.

Sender CF Vastly different - awesome!

Flow mountain bike

With the performance to turn the racetrack into a blank canvas, their creation, the Sender CF, raises the bar to deliver the ultimate downhill racing platform.

Sender CF Top five material


The detailing, the sizing, the geometry, the silence, the price. Canyon have really pulled out a class bike here that sets it apart from nearly all the competition.

Sender CF Great!


The Sender is packed with ingenious innovations.

Sender CF Hottest downhill bike of 2016


A future world cup winner? It has the potential, that’s for sure. We’ll have to wait until 2017 to see if the perfect storm of man and machine can put it on the top step.

Strive CF 9.0 Race Big thumbs up

Flow Mountain Bike

The Strive successfully achieves the "two bikes in one" thing and Canyon are onto a good thing with the Shapeshifter. It's a seriously good bike for the dollars and out of the box it's ready to shred - a true modern enduro race bike.

Exceed CF SLX Handles well at speed but still agile for tight singletrack

AMB Magazine, 11.15

The bike feels comfortable at speed, be it pedalling fast on some 'schotterstrasse', flicking the bike from corner to corner through the forest, or following locals blindly down their steeper trails.

Strive CF 9.0 Race Outstanding Review

MBR, 08/2014

The cat’s out of the bag, and it’s damn near purr-fect.

Nerve AL 7.0 4.5 out of 5 stars.

MBUK, Summer

The Canyon is an easy bike to warm to, competent at everything you’re likely to throw at it on a big day out on the trails. It’s a very good trail bike at a price that’ll be hard to beat.

Grand Canyon AL 5.9W Test Winner - Women's Hardtail of the Year

MBR June 2014

The Grand Canyon AL oozes quality. The neat and stylish graphics and well-finished frame, the high-spec drivetrain, the good-quality fork and the overall light weight make this an allround great bike, which is just as happy going up as it is coming down.

Lux CF 7.9 Test Winner

MountainBIKE, 06/14

The lightweight Lux CF provides a great foundation for a racing full susser and a highly capable trail bike. With its wide-ranging capability, Canyon takes the win.

Spectral AL 9.9 EX Excellent Review


All in all, this is a very well thought out, high-end machine for a great price. […] The components on the 9.9 EX are second-to-none.

Spectral AL 9.0 EX 3rd / 4.5 out of 5

What Mountain Bike

Stunning value for a 'ticks every box' trail slayer. I had to check the price on Canyon's Spectral at least 5 times to believe it wasn't kidding on the cost.

Canyon Nerve AL 9.0 bike TIPP - Test Winner

bike, 05.2014

The Nerve AL 9.0 doesn’t just look great in reality and on paper with its top-level spec – it rides superbly as well. It sets the benchmark in this category.

Grand Canyon CF SL 6.9 4 out of 5.

Cycling Plus

The Canyon is the real deal. It's a bike that feels instantly familiar and urges you to spend mere time on dirt.

Spectral AL 8.0 Test Winner - Outstanding

MountainBIKE, 03/14

CONCLUSION: An absolute riot! The lightest and most fun all-mountain bike on test. Potent downhill and lightfooted going up. Both on paper and in practise, there can only be one winner, the Spectral AL 8.0

Torque EX Gapstar 4 out of 5 stars - Test Winner

What Mountain Bike

The Canyon proves to be the ultimate all rounder, with an excellent rear shock for supreme descending... yet the best climbing performance of the lot. It's tough, versatile and a worthy winner.

Spectral AL 9.0 SL


I really rated the new Spectral and it’s definitely my favourite Canyon of the ones I’ve ridden so far.

Lux CF 9.9 Excellent value and great fun.


WE LOVE: Super-fast and light ride with huge potential for speed over all terrain. <br> WE HATE: You won’t be able to blame the bike for marathon racing hurting so much.

Nerve AL 7.9 4.5 out of 5 stars

Bike Radar

The sub-13kg weight is very impressive for a big-wheeler at this price too, and the whole thing keeps the Nerve encouragingly responsive whether you're spinning upwards or launching yourself out of corners on a singletrack play session.

Nerve AL 8.0 Test winner – 116.25 points

BIKE 08/13

VERDICT: "Well balanced sport tourer with a great suspension. You won't get more performance for just 1999 Euro than with the Canyon Nerve AL 8.0."

Grand Canyon AL 7.9 Magnificent, light, performing and cheaper, Canyon stands out.

Bike N°125

"On pictures, the two bikes are at the same level, but the trough is that the Canyon has an important advantage. Very compact and stiff, the Grand Canyon is now and still, made for speed."

Nerve AL 9.9 Very good – 122 points – BIKE-Tip

BIKE 06/2013

VERDICT: Two of the three testers gave the Nerve AL 9.9 the best marks in the test. The Nerve AL 9.9 is ideally suited to touring and offers the best value-for-money overall in the test. Clear BIKE tip!