Despite its confusing name the Canyon, Grand Canyon 7 looks like it could be a great option for those looking for a budget XC rig that is still a very capable bike. We’ll take a first look at what the 2021 Grand Canyon 7 offers.
The Grand Canyon 7 is a hardtail designed around a 120mm fork. Equipped with slightly more travel up front than older XC designs the Grand Canyon features modern but not earth-shattering geometry. The head tube angle comes in at 67.5 degrees on my size medium and the reach is a modest 435mm.
The bike comes equipped with a fully trail-ready set of components. Sram SX eagle for the drivetrain, Shimano M400 Brakes, and an Irridium Dropper. While not high-end specs, all these components should serve a rider well. The RockShox Judy is one area of concern as it only has 30mm stanchion at 120mm of travel. We’ll report back in the full review on that front.
Check out the video for more details on the bike, its assembly and packing.