Canyon has lifted the curtains on its new GRIZL gravel bike, which builds upon the German brand’s successful GRAIL model by offering greater tire clearance up to 50mm, a host of mounting points, a dedicated internal Di2 battery mount and revised geometry to create the “ultimate adventure bike”.
The GRIZL has a very similar geometry to the GRAIL, adopting the same combination of long reach, short stem and wide handlebars, providing excellent control for off-road riding. However, in order to accommodate the increased tire clearance, the wheelbase has been stretched by 8mm in a size medium, as well as slightly shorter stack height compared to Canyon’s Endurance model, making for a slightly lower, more aggressive riding position.
Other notable features include a radically dropped driveside chainstay for the purposes of clearance, an optional front derailleur mount, a hidden seatpost clamp, dropper seatpost compatibility, a threaded bottom bracket, a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch steerer and the ability to accommodate both 650b and 700c wheels.
Canyon has also collaborated with Apidura to produce a dedicated set of lightweight bikepacking bags. Conspicuously absent however, is Canyon’s funky two-tier HOVER handlebar.
The GRIZL is offered in six models, the GRIZL CF SL 6, GRIZL CF SL 7 (for women the GRIZL CF SL 7 WMN), GRIZL CF SL 8, GRIZL CF SL 8 1by, GRIZL CF SLX 8 Di2 and the flagship GRIZL SLX 8 1by, across seven sizes ranging from 2XS to 2XL.
Here’s how the models breakdown in terms of equipment.
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