Nerve CF

Bike 10/12

The search for the best Transalp bike is on. The casting for the 8-day extreme test was passed by only 8 of the 25 pimped up models - among the successful models was the Canyon Nerve CF, which scooped overall victory!

"A simple calculation that pays off. Canyon compensates for the missing 2 inches on the wheels with suspension travel. 120mm of crisp and firm travel are available for critical situations. That's sufficient for the technical demands of a Transalp, even on the 8th day.

The rider's position on the bike is competitive and the Ritchey handle bar is nice and wide. The two XLoc-levers make blocking the suspension worthwhile even when starting off, and the twist shifters dart through the gears with lightening speed. The DT carbon wheels guarantee swift acceleration with just a few hard kicks on the pedals. And if you do blow up on the Idjoch or Mortirolo mountains, you can always fall back on the smallest chain ring on your triple crankset."

VERDICT: Cleverly tuned and optimised. Light, lightening fast and with sufficient reserves for 8 long days of Transalp racing. Our number 1 choice!