Canyon has been a powerhouse in the mountain bike world, sponsoring pro teams and producing a complete range of direct to consumer bikes. Canyon has been noticeably absent from the US market though. That is all changing this fall. Canyon has begun to roll out its line of mountain bikes for US sales through a new Canyon USA operation based in Carlsbad, California.
Unfortunately, the entire line is not available yet. When I spoke with a representative from Canyon they said they were starting with their most popular bikes and will be phasing more in over time. This means that there are currently no women’s specific or kids bike in the line up and even the men’s lineup is severely limited compared to what other countries have available.
If you are interested in a Canyon bike one of the best values in their current lineup appears to be the Spectral AL 6.0 AL. This is an aluminium framed, full suspension trail bike that has a very nice component spec for the $2,600 asking price. The Spectral AL feature DT SWISS M 1700 SPLINE TWO wheels, SRAM GX drive train, RockShox Reverb dropper post and RockShox Pike RC fork with 150mm spring travel and the RockShox Monarch RT shock in back. That’s quite an impressive package. I’m excited to see the full Canyon lineup come to the US to offer a reputable consumer direction option to US customers.