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Grand Canyon AL 5.9W
MBR June 2014
A fun, versatile,high-quality ride like this is an absolute steal.
As a direct sales brand that doesn't need to worry itself with a dealer network, it is perhaps no surprise that Canyon offers a well-specced hardtail for a few quid less than its competitors, but money isn’t everything. Has it been spent well or is it all glitz and no guts? Well, first impressions were good. The most noticeable advantage over its competitors was clear just from lifting it out of the van, and the scales told the same story. At a featherweight 12.01kg, this bike is around a kilo lighter than any of its three rivals on test. You can read the full test report in this months MBR Magazine, or check out <a style="color:#ec8839" href="http://www.mbr.co.uk/mountain-bike-videos/mbr-hardtail-of-the-year-sneak-preview-video "> this video</a> which highlights all of the winners in the Hardtail of the Year test.
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.