Canyon

Your complete guide to Canyon’s e-bike range

Along with a healthy range of regular bikes, Canyon has a pretty impressive e-bike offering. Covering gravel, short and long travel mountain bikes, there’s a Canyon e-bike to suit any style of riding and almost every rider. Though its vastness can come with a hint of confusion as to which bike is best for you, you’re in the right place because this is our complete guide to Canyon’s e-bike range.

Understanding Canyon’s naming system

Canyon’s style of naming bike doesn’t change much when it comes to the e-bike range. Although, you’ll have noticed the ‘:ON’ at the end of each bike’s name and that tells you that the bike you’re looking at is an e-bike. You will also find the words ‘dual battery’ at the end of some bike’s names. This means that those bikes come as something of a package deal that includes an extra battery, ideal for those out there looking to do some big miles.

Then, the rest of the naming quirks follow the same style as Canyon’s regular bikes. The higher the number in the title, the better the spec and the higher the price. Then the suffix, ‘CF’ means that the bike is built around a carbon frame and ‘WMN’ means it’s a women’s specific model which gets all of the same kit as the unisex bikes, but with different contact points and suspension tunes.

On a separate note, Canyon bikes come with a little tool kit containing the manual, a torque wrench with a bit set, a shock pump, and an assembly paste.

Of course, Canyon doesn’t only offer e-bikes but there’s also a comprehensive range of mountain and gravel bikes.

Kicking things off with the Torque:ON, it’s Canyon’s heavy-hitting bike park/enduro e-bike with 175mm of squish at the rear delivered using the brand’s Triple Phase Suspension kinematic and then there’s 180mm at the front. There are two bikes in the range, both built around an alloy frame, rolling on 650b wheels, and are driven by Shimano EP8 motors. Both also get a dual battery option, that ups the price but of course, you get an extra battery with your bike.

Moving onto the geometry, the Torque:ON on a large frame gets a 63.5° head tube angle, a 74° seat tube angle, a 485mm reach, and a 430mm chainstay.

 SMLXL
Reach (mm)435460485510
Head tube length (mm)115125135145
Head tube angle63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°
Seat tube length (mm)440440460500
Seat tube angle74°74°74°74°
Chain stay length (mm)430430430430

Torque:ON 9 – £6,000 (Dual Battery £6,300)

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On the top-end Torque:ON 9 you’ll get suspension from Fox in the form of the burly Float 38 Factory GRIP2 paired with a Float X2 Factory shock. Then shifting is provided by a SRAM GX Eagle mech and shifter with a GX Eagle 10-52t cassette. As for brakes, the Torque:ON 9 is stopped by a pair of SRAM Code RSC four-pot brakes with a 220mm rotor at the front and a 203mm rotor out back. Then this bike rolls on a pair of DT Swiss H-1700 Spline wheels that are wrapped with a 2.5″ Maxxis Minion DHF in 3C Maxx Terra and there’s a 2.6″ Maxxis Minion DHR II, also in Maxx Terra but with an EXO+ casing.

Finishing off the bike is Canyon’s Iridium dropper post offering 150mm of drop in all sizes by small, which gets 125mm. Then, there’s a 780mm Canyon:ON riser bar with a 35mm diameter, a 40mm Canyon stem, and Canyon’s e-bike specific SD:ON saddle.

Torque:ON 8 – £4,800 (Dual battery £5,000)

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The Torque:ON 8 sees a switch to RockShox suspension with a ZEB R handling the front and a Super Deluxe Select at the rear. This bike gets its shifting from the Shimano SLX offering with a 10-51t cassette and it’s slowed by a pair of SLX four-pot brakes with 203mm rotors at both ends. This bike then rolls on a set of DT Swiss H-1900 Splines with the very same tyres as the Torque:ON 9. The finishing kit also follows suit with the spendier build.

Next up, the Spectral:ON rocks 150mm of suspension both front and rear but it dons a mullet wheelset, so that’s a 29″ hoop at the front and a 650b wheel at the rear. Fun fact, it’s the first e-bike to ever roll on a mullet setup. It’s the brand’s long-legged trail bike that’s made to be capable but also fun. Each model of the Spectral:ON gets a Shimano EP8 motor and is built around a carbon frame.

The Spectral:ON’s geometry sees in a 465mm reach on a large frame with a 66.5° head angle, 74.5° seat tube angle, and finally, a 435mm chainstay.

 SMLXL
Reach (mm)425445465485
Head tube length (mm)100115125135
Head tube angle 66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
Seat tube length (mm)430440480520
Seat tube angle74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Chainstay length (mm)435435435435

Spectral:ON CF 9 – £7,600

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As the 9 in its name suggests, the Spectral:ON CF 9 is the range-topping bike. It gets its suspension from a Fox 36 Factory GRIP2 fork and a Fox Float DPX2 Factory shock. This bike is driven by a Shimano XTR 12-speed drivetrain with a 10-51t cassette and HYPERGLIDE+ tech. Then stopping the bike is a pair of Shimano XTR four-pot brakes with 203mm rotors at both ends. As for wheels, this bike rolls on a Reynolds TR 309 E at the front and a Reynolds TR 367 E at the rear. Those are wrapped with a 2.5″ Maxxis Minion DHF at the front with an EXO casing and a 2.6″ Maxxis Minion DHR II at the rear with an EXO+ casing and 3C MaxxTerra compound.

Moving onto the cockpit, there’s Canyon’s Canyon:ON CP12 all-in-one carbon bar and a Fox Transfer Factory dropper post. As with the Torque:ON, this bike gets Canyon’s e-bike specific SD:ON saddle.

Spectral:ON CF 8 – £6,000

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The next bike in the line-up sees a slight downgrade to Fox Performance suspension with the 36 fork and the DPX2 shock. Then, there’s a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain with a 10-51t cassette and HYPERGLIDE+ shifting tech. Slowing things down are a pair of Shimano XT four-pot brakes with 203mm rotors at either end and those are bolted to a pair of DT Swiss H-1700 Spline wheels. Then the rest of the bike is the very same as the CF 9 build, apart from the Canyon Iridium dropper.

Spectral:ON CF 7 – £5,200

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Then, there’s the Spectral:ON CF 7 which sees a switch to RockShox suspension with the Lyrik Select and the Deluxe Select shock. Much like the CF 8, this bike gets a Shimano XT mech but sees a shift to Shimano’s SLX range for the shifter and cassette (10-15t) but it still gets that HYPERGLIDE+ tech. Following the shift to SLX, there’s a pair of SLX four-pot brakes at both ends with 203mm rotors. Then this bike rolls on a pair of DT Swiss H-1900 Splines with the same finishing kit as the CF 8 but this bike makes a move to a more conventional cockpit with a Canyon bar and stem. The CF 7 is also available in a women’s specific model.

Spectral:ON CF 6 – £4,700

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Rounding up the Spectral:ON range is the CF 6. This one sees in a RockShox Yari RC with a RockShox Deluxe Select shock. As for the drivetrain, it’s a bit of a mish-mash of Shimano here with a Deore cassette, an XT mech, and an SLX lever in a bid to get the best shifting at a friendly price. All of this features HYPERGLIDE+ tech. The brakes here are also provided by Shimano in the form of the Deore brakes with four-pot calipers and 203mm rotors. This bike then rolls on a pair on a RaceFace AR30 rim on a Shimano MT400 hub at the front and a RaceFace AR35 rim laced to a Shimano MT510 hub. Finally, this bike gets the same finishing kit as the CF 7. The Spectral:ON CF 6 is also available in a women’s specific model.

The Neuron:ON takes the spot as the short travel full susser in Canyon’s e-bike range, promising big mile exploration efficiency. The Neuron:ON gets 130mm of travel at both ends with Canyon’s Triple Phase Suspension kinematic and a Shimano EP8 motor with 630Wh of battery. Unlike the bikes we’ve already talked about here, this one’s wheel size changes with the frame size. The small frame gets 650b hoops while each of the others get 29″ wheels. Moving onto the geometry, we see a 455mm reach on a large frame with a 67.5° head tube angle, a 74.5° seat tube angle, and a 435mm chainstay on the small with the rest getting 440mm measurements. Also, there are no carbon frames in this range.

 SMLXL
Reach (mm)425435455475
Head tube length (mm)100120130140
Head tube angle66.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°
Seat tube length (mm)420440480520
Seat tube angle75°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Chainstay length435440440440

Neuron:ON 9 – £4,400

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The Neuron 9 gets its suspension from RockShox with the Pike Select+ fork and the Deluxe Select R shock. Then its shifting comes from a Shimano XT groupset which includes a four-pot brake at the front and a two-pot brake at the rear. The bike gets a 10-51t cassette, along with 203mm brake rotors. Then all of that runs on a Rodi TRYP 30 rim up front laced to a Shimano MT400 hub, then there’s a Canyon Iridium 30 rim on a Shimano MT510 hub at the rear. Those are wrapped with a 2.6″ Schwalbe Nobby Nic with the SuperTrail casing and Speedgrip compound at the front with a 2.6″ Hans Dampf from the same brand with a Supertrail Casing. Then, the bike is finished with a 60mm stem, a 760mm bar, and a Canyon Iridium dropper with an SD:ON saddle.

Neuron:ON 8 – £4,000

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Second in the range, the Neuron:ON 8 comes with a RockShox 35 Silver fork, paired with a Deluxe Select R from the same brand. Then its 12-speed shifting comes from a Shimano XT mech with a 10-51t Deore cassette and shifter. This bike gets Shimano Deore brakes with a four-pot caliper at the front with a two-pot at the rear with 203mm rotors. Then the rest of the bike is the same as the Neuron:ON 9. There’s also a women’s specific model of this bike available.

Neuron:ON 7 – £3,700

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Finishing off the range, the Neuron:ON runs a RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Deluxe Select R shock. Then it gets 10-speed shifting from Shimano’s Deore range with a Shimano MT420 four-pot brake at the front and an MT410 two-pot brake at the rear. Then the rest of the bike is mighty similar to the rest of the range, though the rear rim sees a change to a TRYP 30.

Wrapping up the mountain bike range is the Grand Canyon:ON and it’s the only hardtail that benefits from that e-goodness. With its 120mm of suspension, Canyon says that this bike is prime for big day exploration with a comfortable but capable geometry. It comes with a Shimano EP8 motor with a 630Wh battery and much like the Neuron:ON, it’s a 29er, apart from the small frame which gets 650b wheels. As for the geometry, a large frame gets a 455mm reach then each bike gets a 68° head tube angle, a 74° seat tube angle, and a 435mm chainstay apart from the small which sees its chainstay shrink to 422mm.

 SMLXL
Reach (mm)405420455475
Head tube length (mm)100120135145
Head tube angle67°68°68°68°
Seat tube length (mm)400440480540
Seat tube angle74°74°74°74°
Chainstay length (mm)422430430430

Grand Canyon:ON 9 – £3,400

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The Grand Canyon:ON is the priciest bike in the range featuring a Fox 34 Rhythm with a GRIP damper. Then, there’s a Shimano 12-speed drivetrain with an XT mech, with a Deore shifter and 10-51t cassette. This bike is stopped with brakes from Shimano and the Deore line-up, and there’s a four-pot brake up front, with a two-pot caliper at the rear along with 203mm rotors. As for wheels, the front is a Rodi TRYP 30 rim laced to a Shimano MT400 hub, then there’s an Iridium rim laced to an MT510 hub at the rear. Both of those are shod with a pair of Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.6″ tyres. Finally, the cockpit comes from Canyon with a 60mm stem and 760mm bar, with Canyon’s Iridium dropper post.

Grand Canyon:ON 8 – £3,100

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Next up, the Grand Canyon:ON 8 drops £300 against the range-topping bike and gets it’s 120mm of suspension delivered by a RockShox Judy Silver. Then, there’s a full Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain with a Shimano MT420 four-pot brake up front, paired with an MT410 two-piston brake a the rear with 203mm rotors. Then the rest of the bike matches its spendier sibling, although you may have noticed that this bike doesn’t come with a dropper seat post. There’s a women’s specific model of this bike available.

Grand Canyon:ON 7 – £2,900

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Then finishing up the whole of Canyon’s :ON range is the Grand Canyon:ON 7. This one comes with a Suntour XCM34 fork with a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain and the rest of the kit matches the Grand Canyon:ON 8.

Then the last bike in Canyon’s e-bike range is the Grail:ON and it fills the duties as the e-gravel bike. It comes with that very distinctive double-decker bar (and I’m not talking the chocolate kind), and it’s powered by a Bosche Performance Line CX (Gen4) motor with a big 500Wh battery. Each bike in the range is built around a carbon frame and fork too.

There are a whopping seven sizes available from 2XS right up to 2XL and as an example for the bike’s geometry a large Grail:ON sees a 413mm reach, a 71.75° head tube angle, a 73.5° seat tube angle, and a 440mm chainstay while small, XS and 2XS frames get a shorter 425mm chainstay.

 2XSXSSMLXL2XL
Reach (mm)392406409411413431434
Head tube length (mm)110119137122143166189
Head tube angle70°70.75°70.75°71.5°71.75°72°72.25°
Seat tube length (mm)432462492522552582612
Seat tube angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Chainstay length (mm)425425425440440440440

Grail:ON CF 8 eTap – £6,200

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Starting off with the most expensive bike in the range, this bike gets its shifting from SRAM’s Force eTap AXS set-up with a 12-speed 10-36t cassette. Then the brakes also come from SRAM with the Force eTap AXS HRD 2s and 12s levers. It rolls on a pair of DT Swiss HGC1400 Splines and they’re wrapped with a pair of Schwalbe G-One Bite TLE 50mm tyres. Finally, there’s a Canyon S15 VCLS 2.0 CF seat post and a Fizik Tempo Argo R3 saddle.

Grail:ON CF 8 – £5,300

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Then the non-eTap CF 8 gets a lot of the goodness that we saw on the eTap version but it makes a change to Shimano GRX RX810 11-speed shifting with an 11-42t cassette and matching brakes. Then it ditches the spendy DT Swiss hoops in favour of a pair of DT Swiss HG 1800 Splines. Everything else is the same as the eTap equipped model.

Grail:ON CF 7 – £5,000

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Then finishing off the whole range, and this range overview the Grail:ON CF 7 comes with a Shimano GRX RX812 GS derailleur with an SLX M7000 cassette offering 11 gears with an 11-42t range. This bike then gets Shimano GRX RX600 brakes and DT Swiss HG 1800 Spline wheels. Everything else matches the Grail:ON CF 8. There’s a women’s specific model of this bike available.

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