Spectral WMN AL 8.0 EX

Bike Radar, April

Impressive all-round trail handling and value for money is an unbeatable package

After hours of riding and testing, the Canyon Spectral WMN AL 8.0 has been crowned Women's Trail Bike of the Year.

The Spectral WMN offered the best combination of performance and value, with a confident, lively ride and incredible parts for the money.

"It's burly and slack enough to make short work of technical terrain, but not so all-mountain focussed that it sucks the fun out of flatter trails." commented Aoife Glass, Women's Cycling Editor and main product tester.

"The ride is smooth, precise, and above all fun. This is a bike that screams capability and confidence, whether you want to progress your skills, push your racing, or just take on more technical terrain. As a one-bike, all-rounder it's hard to beat, particularly for the weight, price and quality of components it features."

It's a hell of a ride, our test panel loved it, and I do, too