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PURE CYCLING FESTIVAL 2018

Come prepared for a jam packed weekend and celebration of all things cycling. Take a look behind the scenes at Canyon.Home and see how we make our bikes at the Canyon.Factory. Learn more about your Canyon at tech talks and workshops. Get out and ride with our pros or hone your skills at the Ladies Camp and Mountain Bike Academy. Be sure to catch the dirt jump show, the famous Kids Race and our Expo where we'll be showing all our newest products, as well as having a big sale on a wide range of our bikes!

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Off road or on road? Pick one, because you can’t have both. Until now. Our search for a bike that’s nimble on the smooth and stable on the rough has lead us to this. The holy Grail between speed and comfort - our most adventurous road development ever to create the ultimate gravel bike. #CanyonGrail

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16/03/2018
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Our all-new range of women's-specific mountain bikes is #MadeForMore. More precision. More control. More agility. More of all the good things that get you out there. Spectral or Grand Canyon, full suspension or hardtail, we have released the full potential of our mountain bikes for female riders. Discover how we make the difference. http://po.st/fb_MadeForMore
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THE NEW TORQUE

An innovative bike has to break the rules. It can’t be bound by convention or exist in your day-to-day “real world.” It should fill your dreams with mountains and make you rethink how and where you ride. Unruly. Unbound. Unreal. Sending huge gaps, bombing double-black trails and even pedalling up to drop in, the only thing holding back the all-new Torque is your imagination.

Put to the test by Canyon’s freeride, enduro and downhill teams, the Torque is not a bike to be boxed in. With 175 mm of rear suspension on offer from its new linkage and the kinematic developed for the Sender CF, the bike provides next-level traction and comes alive on everything from the most challenging backcountry trails to jump lines at the bike park. The combination of 180 mm of travel up front with the same bombproof Category 5 rating as the Sender results in a bike that feels stable and grounded at speed, while also begging to get airborne. Super enduro, park bike, freeride, call it whatever you like, the Torque is back and it’s better than ever.
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FROM LAST TO FIRST

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot's comeback to the international cyclocross circuit was supposed to be a low-key affair. Her plan to enter five races over winter to keep her form in check before 2018 took on a different light as she soloed across the line at the Vlaamse Druivencross against a world-class field.

This was just the second start at an international race after a two-year break away from the cross course for the CANYON//SRAM Racing rider. The first had come 24 hours earlier at Essen, where starting from the back of the grid she fought her way through the pack to finish fourth. A day later, the 2015 World Champion confirmed she had rediscovered the spark of old, once again powering her way to the front and staying away on a course turned treacherous thanks to a heavy cocktail of fresh snow and mud.

“When you are there on the start line and you’ve been world champion, it doesn’t matter if you start last line or first line, you know everybody is expecting something from you. I started last but quickly made it to the front of the field. I felt confident in the technical parts and I was strong on the sections that needed power. I didn’t expect to win. I came here to start the international season and to have fun.”

This victory also marks the first international win for the Inflite CF SLX, a bike engineered to master the challenges of modern cyclocross, ideal for riders who aren’t afraid to commit to get the gap. Welcome back to the front, Pauline.
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20/12/2017
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THE NEW SPECTRAL

It’s a stretch to guarantee that a bike can change how you live, but it can help. The new Spectral was developed by riders, for riders, to have the most fun riding.

When developing the new Spectral we took a step back and asked ourselves: What makes a trail bike fun? Taking cues from the unique riding styles of Joe Barnes and the Dudes of Hazzard, we set out to find the right mixture of traction, control, handling and, above all, playfulness. To create a simple and robust bike that begs to be thrown through corners and fly down trails. A bike that makes you want to leave work early and go ride.

Tradition is important, but it shouldn’t stand in the way of progress. Our new suspension is a big step from the rocker kinematic of the previous Spectral. Not only does it improve the stroke of the shock, it has allowed us to increase standover height and use a larger 150 mm dropper post for significant gains in rider mobility.

Routing cables internally keeps them protected from the elements and provides a clean look, but makes maintenance more difficult and can cause cable rattle. To solve this, all carbon and aluminium models of the Spectral come with a newly developed cable channel.
Seamlessly integrating into the frame, it also serves as a bash guard to protect your bike from big hits and is simple and affordable to replace if required.

To clean up the bike even more and further reduce any parts susceptible to wear and tear, we integrated the seatpost clamp. Moving the clamp to a spot inside the front of the seat tube creates a seamless aesthetic between the dropper post and the frame and contributes to the complete design of the bike.

As a modern trail bike, the Spectral combines a long front center with a shorter rear end to maintain a long wheelbase that is secure at speed, but also easy to navigate through tight singletrack. Low standover and bottom bracket heights improve manoeuvrability, while wide 760 mm handlebars paired with a short stem for optimal control to round out a complete package aimed at improving balance and handling without sacrificing playfulness.

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PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH

At Canyon, we don't get our kicks by simply watching from the sidelines. We get stuck in. The feedback that flows into all our top racing developments doesn't just come from the teams we partner with, it's also the direct result of what our engineers and product managers learn every time they pin a start number on and toe the line themselves.

Johannes Thumm is a Development Engineer, Julian Biefang a Product Manager. For them, the lines between "work" and "riding" get blurry. Away from the day-to-day they compete for Team Embrace The World Cycling, a high-flying squad of talented German road riders and mountain bikers on a mission to improve the world with every pedal stroke.

But this isn't your standard amateur setup. Team ETW's racing calendar reads like an exotic travel guide with Tours of Tobago, Guadeloupe and Martinique appearing alongside races closer to home. Along the way, the team collects donations which are distributed throughout the year to a wide range of humanitarian projects. This year alone they have succeeded in raising thousands of Euros for several good causes.

Johannes and Julian's 2017 seasons reached a high point at Brasil Ride, a gruelling XC marathon stage race covering 600 km across the stunning and mountainous Bahia region. Contested by pros and amateurs from across the world, the event has quickly grown a repuation as one of the most challenging on the planet.

While racing, Johannes and Julian always have an eye on their work, "Just being there means we see new trends early on and get to hear what works well for riders and what doesn't. In stage races like the Brasil Ride, you are in constant contact with other riders at the end of each day, pro and amateur, it's a huge learning opportunity for us."

Testing their own products and ideas also takes on a whole new dimension in a race setting, "The moment you pin a number on, you ride differently. You're always at the limit. Because of the higher stresses you're placing on your equipment, any potential weaknesses become more obvious."Alongside weaknesses, the benefits of other components become clear. Dropper posts, for example, previously never seen anywhere near an XC race are becoming a more common sight with more technical courses on offer, a development which is reflected in our 2018 range.

Despite illness putting an end to Johannes and Julian's hopes of a high finish at the 2017 Brasil Ride, there are always positives to take away. How will those learnings manifest themselves in the future? Well, stay tuned...
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24/11/2017
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FIRST LOVE IS TRUE LOVE

What happens after life in the peloton for the retired professional cyclist? After seven years competing with all the top French teams on the road, Steve Chainel returned to his first love: racing cyclocross.

Steve's reputation as a cobbled Classics specialist was born out of his commitment to cross. While other pros would back off over the off-season before slowly building for the year ahead, Steve would be in full flight competing in World Cups and Superprestige series throughout winter and then hold his form through to the cobbles of spring. The technical and demanding nature of the cobbles with their power on, power off character reflect the skillset required on the cross course, where lung-bursting anaerobic efforts and exceptional bike handling skills are essential.

After retiring from the road, Steve started a new project, Team Chazal-Canyon. The team's aim is to develop young French talent into the stars of the future. But Steve isn't just in the game to watch from behind the barriers, he still competes at the very top level aboard the new Inflite CF SLX, racking up some impressive results in the process.

With the peak of the cross season still ahead, we'll be keeping up with Steve and his progress throughout!

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31/10/2017
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8 HOURS, 1 MINUTE & 40 SECONDS

To win the Ironman World Championship for a first time is one thing, to take two minutes off the course record in only your second start in the race is on another level.

Great performances do not happen by chance. In the end, all we see is the race. What we don’t see are the months of planning and preparation, the countless days of pain and sacrifice.

After shocking the field with third place on his Kona debut last year, Patrick Lange lined up in 2017 as a genuine contender for the crown. What followed was a performance for the ages. Fast out of the water, in control on the bike, unbeatable on the marathon, Lange didn’t just win, he broke the coveted Kona course record in a race that will go down in history.

Lange sheds the rookie title from last season to join a line of legends who have won this, the toughest of races. With his prime years as an endurance athlete still ahead of him, we look forward to what is yet to come. Congratulations, Patrick. Here’s to a bright future.

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18/10/2017
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HOW TO WATCH A BIKE RACE

No stadium. No tickets. No restricted access. Professional cycling uses the ever-changing landscape as its arena with doors open for all to watch. So what is the best way to take it all in? Soaking up the atmosphere at the roadside as the tension builds? From the heart of the convoy where the chaos of professional cycling is at its most raw and real? Or high above it all in the air, looking down on a multi-coloured train of riders, cars and motorbikes as it negotiates the terrain below?

This year, we set out to give one lucky cycling fan the ultimate experience at a bike race. Stage 15 of the 2017 Tour de France was the day, a stage that saw the peloton tackle a gruelling parcours across the stunning and remote Massif Central mountains of southern France. From the roadside, the convoy, and from the skies, the winner, 23-year-old Tommy Vogels of the Netherlands, was able to experience the spectacle of the world’s biggest bike race like never before.

Check out the gallery below to share Tommy’s experience.

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29/09/2017
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