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Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022

2/17/2022 : sicklines

KOBLENZ, FEBRUARY 14, 2022 | FEBRUARY 17, 2022, 11 AM (CET) Swiss Army bike, quiver killer, one bike for any trail last year Canyon set the bar for all-around trail weapons by updating the Spectral platform to include options. Now, the German brand is doubling down on its commitment to create the ultimate trail bike family with the all-new Spectral 125 five models of which launch today.

, Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022

A slack and aggressive short-travel 29er, the Spectral 125 is, above all else, a rowdy trail bike. It puts its 125 mm of rear travel to good use, making quick work of gnarly terrain while offering riders a closer connection to the trail. A bike that begs to be pumped through compressions and popped off every trail feature in sight.

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, Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022


Progressive frame geometry, suspension quality, chassis strength and stiffness all combine to determine whether a bike truly shines on technical singletrack or rides like a dud, and the Spectral doesn’t just shine. It rips.

Using its longer-travel sibling as a -rounder radness and ups the playfulness with more supportive suspension. The Spectral 125 also gets an added dose of eagerness and efficiency when it comes time to stamp on the pedals all thanks to more anti-squat and a streamlined frame. Balancing an uber confident 64-degree head tube angle with a stout, yet nimble-feeling frame, the Spectral 125 sits on the bleeding edge of short-travel trail geometry. This is a bike that can get wild with the best of them yet has enough agility to turn even the mellowest trails into its playground.

, Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022

At just 2,500 grams, the Spectral 125 full-carbon chassis is impressively light. By optimising the carbon fibre layup, the engineers at Canyon were able to reduce frame weight while giving the short-travel Spectral the same Category 4 strength rating as the Enduro race-winning Strive. The high durability and stiffness may make it less forgiving on big hits, but those same traits also allow rowdy riders to push the Spectral 125 to its limits. Just like the longer-travel Spectral, all CF models use double-sealed bearings, replaceable thread inserts, full internal cable routing, and a flip chip geometry adjuster that lets riders tweak their headtube and seattube angles by a half degree and raise or lower their bottom bracket by 8 millimetres.

, Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022
Spectral 125 AL

The AL version of the Spectral 125 is equally impressive. Weighing in at 3,000 grams, the alloy bike was designed to ride as similarly to the carbon model as possible while maintaining the same bombproof Category 4 rating. Keeping things simple, the bike loses the geometry-adjusting flip chip, but keeps the slack head angle and low bottom bracket used in the Spectral 125 CF’s LO setting as well as the steeper seat tube angle provided by the HI flip chip setting. Toss in a dialled spec, smart cable routing and bomber steel pivot threads and you get a seriously capable
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*Prices may vary depending on country.

, Canyon Spectral 125 – 2022

Canyon USA will only offer the CF 9 in the Big Bamboo (green) colorway.

Canyon is offering five different Spectral 125 models at launch two alloy models and three carbon versions with global component specs shared in all markets around the world. The Spectral 125 range starts out with the Spectral 5 and its shred-ready alloy frame, Shimano Deore groupset, reliable RockShox 35 Gold fork, and tubeless-compatible tyres and rims. The flagship Spectral 125 CF 9 is kitted with wireless GX AXS transmission, Fox Factory suspension, and light but tough DT Swiss XMC 1501 carbon wheels. Riders looking for something in between will have plenty to choose from.

The complete Spectral 125 family will be available to order on Thursday February 17 2022 at canyon.com


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