Canyon unleash all-new gravel bike, The Grizl: Regular handlebars & more!

canyon grizl gravel bike review
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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.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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 bikepacking, racing, or everyday fooling around. We also identified the progression in Gravel towards ‘underbiking’ – drop-bar riders adding ever more technical terrain to their gravel routines.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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 optimise fit and handling for smaller riders, 2XS and XS bikes use smaller 650B wheels, with bigger sizes rolling on 700C.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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 50mm 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).

canyon grizl gravel bike review

canyon grizl gravel bike review

In the name of maximum versatility and all-around 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 1-by and 2-by compatible, debuting in America with Shimano GRX builds available on release.

canyon grizl gravel bike review

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 on Canyon.com later this year.

3 comments on “Canyon unleash all-new gravel bike, The Grizl: Regular handlebars & more!

  1. I like everything except the BB86 bottom bracket. I wish they had gone T47 or at least BSA. Also, I think they may have benefited from using Boost standard drivetrain components, but that is perhaps less of a big deal.

  2. BB86 is fundamentally superior to T47 or BSA. They just add drag and weight.

  3. Not a fan of Canyon bikes but this better than their first attempt. Good to see that the ditched that hideous double decker bar.

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