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FIRST LOOK: CANYON GRIZL



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Press Release

(Look for our First Ride report coming later today)

“Canyon debuts the Grizl, an all-new Gravel bike line that complements and builds on the success of the brand’s Grail models. Grizl brings even more versatility to Canyon’s Gravel range. Bigger tires, more pack/bag mounting
options, new gravel-specific components, and more…make Grizl the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere, all-you-might-ever-need Gravel bike.

The Grizl will be offered in two platform levels: The rough-and-ready Grizl CF SL and the premium CF SLX,
which features a superlight (950g) carbon frame (painted, size M, including small parts). Canyon USA will
offer six Grizl models, ranging in price from $2,199 to $4,899. A limited selection of Grizl models will be
available beginning May 11, exclusively at canyon.com.

In 2018, Canyon released the Grail. The bike’s iconic aesthetic and revolutionary Double Decker Bar design
immediately made a splash. But there was a whole lot of substance to go with the hype – light, compliant,
efficient, and straight-up fast, the Grail set a new performance benchmark on mixed dirt and asphalt terrain.
So, why another Gravel platform? Because no single gravel bike can rule them all. There is no silver bullet. The
sheer variety of riders, riding styles, and terrain make that impossible. As with mountain bikes, it’s a matter
of choosing the right horse for the right course.

The US spec GR CF SL 7 1x model features a Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain and a dropper post.

We created the Grizl to answer a simple question: How could we expand our own Gravel spectrum to cover
more bases for more riders? Modularity was one answer. We want to give people the ability to customize
their setup to how they want to ride, whether that means bike packing, racing, or everyday fooling around.
We also identified the progression in Gravel towards ‘under-biking’ – drop-bar riders adding ever more
technical terrain to their gravel routines.

The end result is Grizl. The Grizl is equipped with everything you need for unforgettable rides, from big days
out to week-long trips, the Grizl brings tough Swiss Army Knife functionality to our proven performance
DNA. At home on the rough stuff, equipped for real adventure.

All Grizl models feature the precise, composed Gravel Pro geometry we originally developed for the Grail –
and to create consistent riding dynamics for everyone, we offer seven frame sizes (2XS – 2XL) for one of the
broadest ranges on the scene. Furthermore, to optimize fit and handling for smaller riders, 2XS and XS bikes
use smaller 650B wheels, with bigger sizes rolling on 700C.

For more demanding off-road terrain, we fit wider tires so you can get away with more when it’s trail time –
all Grizl models come with 45mm rubber as standard mounted on tubeless-ready rims, with clearance for 50
mm for those wanting to go even wider and wilder. Ensuring that riders can carry all the tools, spares,
clothes and hydration they need, the Grizl features two fork mounts, a top tube mount, and a third bottle cage
mount beneath the down tube (CF SL models only).

In the name of maximum versatility and all-round capability, the Grizl is also packed with a range of
progressive components and features unprecedented on a Canyon gravel bike. For more confidence down
technical trails there’s internal routing for full dropper post compatibility. The Grizl is also both 1x and 2x compatible, debuting in America with Shimano GRX builds available on release.

Finally, we teamed up with Apidura, the best in the business, to create a set of packs tailored to the Grizl. The
Apidura x Canyon Packs are as ready for adventure and as performance oriented as the Grizl. Drawing
inspiration from Apidura’s Race and Backcountry Series, the packs are lightweight, waterproof and rugged
enough to tackle anything from an hour-long spin before work to a 200-mile gravel race. The collection is
exclusively available from Canyon and Apidura.com and will be available  later this year.

PRICES:
GR CF SL 6: $ 2,199.00
GR CF SL 7: $ 2,499.00
GR CF SL 7 1x: $ 2,599.00
GR CF SL 8: $ 2,999.00 (tested)
GR CF SLX 8 Di2: $ 4,899.00
GR CF SL WMN 6: $ 2,199.00

For more: Canyon Bicycles

 

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