Nerve AL+ 7.0

MountainBIKE 06/13

All-mountain bikes climb like touring full suspension bikes and rock the trails like an enduro bike. Mountain Bike magazine tested 9 all-rounders under 2000 Euro. Verdict: The Nerve AL+ 7.0 was the only bike that got the mark "Outstanding". Test victory!

"Fox-CTD-suspension, Rock Shox Reverb Stealth hydraulic seat post, Race Face/X9 drive train and lightweight Mavic Crossride wheels: The Nerve AL+ 7.0 boasts a superb range of equipment.

However, it's also the inner qualities of the bike from the Koblenz based direct seller which really impress. The testers were immediately struck by the competitive and yet comfortable rider position. Thanks to the steep seat angle the rider can pedal efficiently. This, combined with the low overall weight and drive train neutral rear triangle makes the all-rounder a really fast mover.

The Canyon impresses on climbs and twisting trails with its precise, sturdy handling and ride fun. The suspension delivers sensitive and responsive function, softening even the hardest shocks with sheer perfection.

VERDICT: With is top range of equipment, well balanced geometry and responsive suspension the lightweight all-rounder from Canyon scooped the test victory with flying colours.