Nerve AL 9.9

BIKE 06/2013

Three readers, eight bikes and just one mission: Which one is the best 29er fully? In the big BIKE readers test the test riders put eight touring full suspension bikes through their paces. The Canyon Nerve AL 9.9 scooped the BIKE tip with flying colours.

Lighter than most of its rivals, a centimetre more travel and well thought out down to the smallest detail. The Canyon product managers took their time with this 29er full suspension bike, but considered all the most critical elements in its development."The bike feels great both up and downhill", was the verdict of the tester Stefan. Bernd said, "Super on the downhill." "The bike's handling is really well balanced", was George's opinion. The BIKE test crew can only support these words of praise. The Nerve AL is a multi-functional tool with outstanding handling downhill. The lightweight wheels also further strengthen the bike's already very positive evaluation. The Canyon's optimum suspension delivers significantly greater reserves than its rivals.

VERDICT: Two of the three testers gave the Nerve AL 9.9 the best marks in the test. The Nerve AL 9.9 is ideally suited to touring and offers the best value-for-money overall in the test. Clear BIKE tip!