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First Look At the Canyon, Grand Canyon 7

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 SRAM SX drivetrain, while a budget offering, still provides reliable shifting and great range.

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.

A cornucopia of levers as the bike comes equipped with a remote fork lockout and a dropper post.

Check out the video for more details on the bike, its assembly and packing.

Matt Stenson

I'm a mountain biker currently residing in Montrose, Colorado. I love riding bikes with my family and friends, race casually and am plain crazy about bikes.

One thought on “First Look At the Canyon, Grand Canyon 7

  1. Hi Matt, I am considering to buy this GC7 bike, but still not sure which size to order. I am 174cm tall and based on calculator on the Canyon web I should choose the S size, but most of friends are recommending me the M size to choose. Thanks a lot.

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