Conventional wisdom might dictate that there is no point in buying anything but a beater-bike for your rides to work, but then conventional wisdom doesn’t have to ride it every day either. The Canyon Urban 8.0 offers the perfect mix of utility and design to be both enjoyable and practical.
With a frame made from 6066 aluminum, the Urban 8.0 will be every bit as durable as any old beater, if not more so. It will also be light and infinitely more maneuverable. The Canyon specially developed headset-stem interface will probably be one of the first things you’ll notice about the bike. It’s been designed to be responsive and nippy to help you weave your way through traffic and around tight corners. It’ll encourage an upright, comfy position on the bike. The shifting duties are taken over by the Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub. Easy to maintain and offering a wide range of gear options, the Alfine 11-speed has been optimized for city commuting, but with the 11-speeds, there’s no reason why you couldn’t take this on a weekend tour as well. The Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with the 160mm rotor guarantee precise and reliable braking in all conditions. In lieu of a conventional chain the Urban 8.0 uses the Continental CDS 1260 belt drive system, which offers a more durable, practically maintenance-free drivetrain. No more oil stains on the trousers when you get into work. Recognizing that there are folks out there intent on nicking nice bits off bikes, the wheels have been secured with Gravity Nuts wheel guards while the seatpost also uses a Safering Gravity saddle clamp to prevent pilfering. And that’s a particularly good thing since the advanced Canyon S25 VCLS 2.0 CF seatpost with its shock absorbing spring leaf design features on this bike, as does the very comfy and retro-looking Selle San Marco Regale Urban Performance Canvas leather saddle.
You’ll enjoy the Urban 8.0 commuting bike so much, you’ll even be looking forward to leaving for work in the morning.
Subject to technical modification without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.
||Saddle Height (mm)||665-765
||Seat tube length||400
||Top tube length||550
||Head tube length||135
||Head tube angle||72°|
||Seat tube angle||73,5°|
|Seat post diameter||30,9|
|Seat post length||400|
|Wheel radius including tyres||27,5"|
BIKE CLASSIFICATION: Category 2 bikes are designated for maintained gravel tracks and dirt roads, where the tyres may come out of contact with the ground. This includes urban and city bikes as well as cyclocross bikes fitted with dropped handlebars and either cantilever or disc brakes.
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