Canyon has expanded its range of gravel/road-plus bikes with the launch of their new Endurance CF frameset, along with updates to its current Endurance AL, which is now fitted with a “stiffer, more precise fork”, as well as an upgraded bottom bracket.
Borrowing from the German brand’s more expensive Ultimate CF SLX and Endurace CF SLX models, the framesets now feature a less aggressive geometry thanks to increased stack height and a shorter reach, as well as 60mm of trail for a more comfortable feel at the handlebar.
“Advantages to this approach are well known – reducing the load placed on the back, shoulders, arms and hands, with more weight transferred via the rider’s bone structure through to the saddle and less stress placed on core muscles. When put into practice, this riding position allows the rider to maximise their performance out on the road by staying fresher for longer, without needing to commit to an intensive off-season stabilization program in the gym to make it work. While we differentiate geometry when it comes to a less aggressive rider position, we look to maintain the key handling attributes that make a Canyon a Canyon – agility to respond and the accuracy to carve precision lines across the road,” explains Canyon.
As mentioned, both framesets are now equipped with Canyon’s new fork, which features a broader 1 ¼” diameter for increased rigidity, improved steering and better front-end stability under heavy braking, along with an upgraded pressfit BB86 bottom bracket for “long-lasting, creak-fee, smooth-spinning performance”.
Regarding clearance and off-road capabilities, both framesets now have enough room to accommodate tires up to 30mm on the front and 32mm on the rear, while eyelets for mounting a bolt-on top tube bag have been included for a clean, strapless and secure storage solution.
In the case of the Endurace CF eTap version however, tire size has been limited to 30mm all-around.
The new Endurance CF and Endurance AL framesets are available in eight sizes ranging from 3XS to 2XL, which are designed to fit riders from 59 inches to 78 inches in height.
While there’s not a women’s specific geometry, Canyon explains that it factored the physiological make-up of female riders into the equation.
To wit, “we’ve also applied learnings from developing our WMN [female-specific] platforms in the past, meaning the 3XS and 2XS bikes roll on 650b wheels so that small riders benefit from kit and handling proportional to their body size.”
The Endurance AL is offered in two models, the AL 6 that’s equipped with a Shimano Tiagra groupset for £1,399 and the AL 7 that comes fitted with a Shimano 105 drivetrain.
For the Endurance CF, the range includes the CF 7 with a 105 groupset for £1,949, along with a SRAM Rival equipped model for £2,949.
Here’s the breakdown of two key models…
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