one family, any trail – canyon release NEW, EXPANDED spectral range
CARLSBAD, 26 OCTOBER 2021 — Last year, Canyon launched the all-new Spectral 29 CF: one of the most versatile trail bikes to ever touch dirt. Stellar suspension, spot-on geometry, and immense capability. The bike lived up to its One bike. Any trail motto.
But as versatile as the Spectral 29 CF is, some people want to rock a different wheelsize or simply want the ability to choose between carbon and aluminum frames. That’s why we’re unveiling a complete line of Spectral trail bikes—now available in both carbon and aluminum, and in every wheelsize (29er, 27.5, as well as one Mullet option). Spectral is now One Family, Any Trail.
Let’s start with wheel size bit. The Spectral family now includes full 29ers and 27.5 bikes—in both alloy and carbon—as well as one carbon “Mullet” mixed-wheelsize model. Looking for max speed and stability? The Spectral 29 is still our most versatile ride-anything-anywhere bike. And it’s no clumsy meat plow of a wagon wheeler—we’ve intentionally kept the rear end short and the geo nicely balanced so that the bike retains a killer degree of pop and playfulness. The Spectral 27.5 is a great choice for riders looking for a nimble trail bike that doubles as a jump machine. Finally, if you want both the rollover of a 29er and that shorter 27.5 rear end, there is the Mullet option.
In the name of making true trail performance available to every rider, regardless of budget, Spectral AL models are now built around a brand-new alloy frame engineered to feel as close to the CF chassis as possible on the trail. To get it done, the AL uses advanced alloy-specific manufacturing processes and design innovations. At just over 3 kg, the frame weighs virtually the same as the previous Spectral AL, all while improving stiffness, handling and performance across the board. In the end, our AL and CF bikes have never looked so different, yet been so close in ride quality.
For riders who demand the very best, we are also introducing a CFR flagship model. The Spectral CFR takes a no-holds-barred approach to design, engineering, and equipment, cleaving a huge 300 grams from the already-lightweight Spectral CF with no drop-off in stiffness or strength. Add in world-class components like carbon DT Swiss wheels, Shimano XTR shifting, and FOX Float X Factory suspension, and the CFR surges up the climbs and feels even more agile, more precise and more playful than anything out there on the way back down. A truly top-shelf trail bike in every sense of the word.
The new Spectral family also has something to offer for younger riders too, with the Spectral Young Hero ($2,299). This is the mountain bike we all wished we could have had as kids. It’s suitable for riders from 4’9” to 5’3”, and with a rock-solid spec that pulls no punches. With slightly less travel than the adult bike (150 mm front, 140 mm rear) the Spectral Young Hero also has a trick up its sleeve – kinematics designed specifically for lighter riders, letting them get the most from their suspension travel.
There are eight core models in the Spectral family, beginning with the $2,299 Young Hero model and topping out with the flagship Spectral CFR ($7,499).
Spectral Young Hero $2,299
Spectral 5 $2,899
Spectral 6 $3,499
Spectral CF 7 $4,299
Spectral Mullet CF LTD $4,899
Spectral CF 8 $5,199
Spectral CF 9 $6,299
Spectral CFR $7,499
The complete Spectral family will debut on canyon.com on Tuesday 26 October 2021, with some Spectral 29 CF models immediately available and many more models arriving later this year.