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Old 08-16-2017, 11:15 AM
Mark McM Mark McM is offline
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Earlier in the year Canyon announced that when they launched in the US (late in 2017), they would only be selling 2018 model bikes. As not all 2018 models are available yet, the US web offerings will be a bit sparse at first, and increasing as the new year approaches.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:22 AM
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I've been riding Canyon bikes for the past 6 years. They are well thought out, nice performing bikes. You get the feeling that every feature is there for a reason. I wouldn't call them extravagant, like many boutique brands, but solid tools for cycling.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:24 AM
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I look forward to their full MTB lineup making its way stateside.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:20 PM
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I'll be interested to see how long it takes people to actually receive their bikes.

The website is showing that these models are in stock, but I wonder how accurate that is? The long wait times fulfilling orders in Europe for the past couple years have been well-documented. Are they waiting for sales before they obtain inventory?
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:26 PM
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I saw one of their TT bikes in the flesh a few weeks ago. It's very slick. The bento box add-on's are weird looking. Seems like more tt bikes are getting that.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:16 PM
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all I can think of when I think canyon now, is how UGLY their new cross bike is.

also, what a soft launch, there are barely any bikes in there, no framesets. lame
yeah what's up with that weirdo kink in the cx bike TT? I get that they want the TT to be high up for better shouldering, but why the little triangle at the seat tube junction with fastback style seat stays? does that improve ride compliance? were they just ripping off the Colnago design? weird.

for the fat bikes, the Dude looks like a decent price for a full CF fatty. (based on my limited knowledge of such.)

but I agree, it'd be cool to see more configuration options, from framesets on up.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:22 PM
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Canyon needs a longer stem for their one piece bit.

Until then, I'm out.
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:08 PM
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yeah what's up with that weirdo kink in the cx bike TT? I get that they want the TT to be high up for better shouldering, but why the little triangle at the seat tube junction with fastback style seat stays? does that improve ride compliance? were they just ripping off the Colnago design? weird.
According to this article on BikeRader, Canyon claims the top tube kink improves ride compliance by increasing the length of the seatpost.

And the reality is, there is more compliance in the seatpost than in the frame.
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:38 PM
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Canyon needs a longer stem for their one piece bit.

Until then, I'm out.
Yeah I wonder how easy it is to switch them out for the correct size. Can you customize it upon order? I'm guessing not. So, you'd have to order the correct length after you buy the bike? That would kind stink since I'm sure they aren't cheap.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:02 PM
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Short stems are the new black.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:33 PM
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I'll be interested to see how long it takes people to actually receive their bikes.
What I heard was they weren't going live until they were ready to really be live and actually deliver. If that's not how things really are, we will definitely hear about it. The website does indicate what's in stock. They are supposed to have a showroom at their US office, so I'll report when I check it out.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:38 PM
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The prices are nothing special until you get into the über bike categories... also that cx bike is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Canyon was supposed to be the lbs world killer, but this is a solid meh.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:47 PM
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Keep in mind that those who were anticipating Canyon's entry into the US market are not in the $1500 bike demographic. So, it's possible the company is looking to satisfy pent up demand first and then pursue the mainstream segment.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:58 PM
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Short stems are the new black.
Black is cool.

In this regard, Canyon is not.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:54 AM
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The prices are nothing special until you get into the über bike categories... also that cx bike is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Canyon was supposed to be the lbs world killer, but this is a solid meh.
Also keep in mind that Canyon was supposed to be the LBS killer like 5 years ago when rumors started that they'd start shipping here. My guess is the moment has passed. Agreed on the solid meh.
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