News Roundup - Week of April 5th
The New Canyon Spectral:ON CF(R) Has Landed
FUN:ON – More range, less weight, more stoke – the all-new Canyon Spectral:ON is the ultimate E-MTB allrounder for all those who can’t possibly have enough fun. Featuring a massive 15% or even 42% increase in range thanks to brand new Canyon-engineered 720Wh and 900Wh batteries, a total weight of just 21.8kg / 48lb (Spectral:ON CFR, 720Wh battery, size Medium), 155mm of travel in the rear and 150mm of travel up front as well as a mullet-setup, the Canyon Spectral:ON is one of the lightest, most dynamic “full-size” E-MTBs on the planet – even with the massive increase in range.
Getting the balance between great range and playful ride quality right is not easy. Some even think it’s impossible. Strapping the biggest possible battery onto a bike doesn’t equal instant awesome. In fact, adding more cells to a battery generally adds more weight to the frame. The end result can be a top-heavy, unbalanced bike that handles with all the grace and precision of a high-speed train wreck. As that doesn’t sound much fun, Canyon went an entirely different route with the new Spectral:ON and designed a completely new frame as well as developing a novel battery cell architecture that boosts both your range and ride quality. The result is an e-mountain bike that gives riders the two things they want most—outstanding ride quality and the power to ride all day long.
Lighter. Stiffer. Stronger.
Starting from scratch, Canyon completely redesigned the Spectral:ON’s frame and cleaved massive weight from its chassis. The new frames are now fully carbon, gaining a carbon rear triangle for the first time. All-new carbon layup schedules and an even more efficient frame architecture enabled Canyon to gain strength while shearing grams. Next to the CF frame that now only weighs 3,180g/7lb, the Spectral:ON platform also received the CFR treatment for the first time which resulted in a frame as light as 2,880g/6.3lb. However, stiffness, durability, and core frame features remain the same across both the CFR and CF frame platforms. The weight savings on the CFR frame were achieved purely through material and layup differences. Furthermore, as befits a bike that’s designed to be rallied hard on the roughest trails, both the CF and CFR frames now meet even higher and more rigorous “Category 4E” strength and impact resistance testing standards.
For availability and pricing in your region, head over to the Canyon website here
Carson Storch Signs with PROPAIN Bicycles
We are excited to announce the latest addition to the PROPAIN family, Red Bull athlete and Freeride legend, Carson Storch.
Known for his effortless unique style and friendly character, Carson Storch has quickly become one of the big names in Big Mountain Freeride which has earnt him the honour of becoming a proud Red Bull athlete. Career highlights include a podium and Best Trick award at Red Bull Rampage, top 10’s in Swatch Prime Line, Red Bull Joyride and Red Bull District Ride what proves, he really is one of the most accomplished and outstanding freeriders worldwide.
His mind-blowing video projects help inspire mountain bikers all over the world. We are overjoyed to have Carson by our side at PROPAIN and to create even more unique projects with him in years to come.
New Reynolds Trail Wheel Lineup Offers a Smorgasbord of Options
Taking the rider further off trail, the new Reynolds Trail wheels redefine the category, being light, strong, and compliant. The new low profile, wide channel rim increases cornering speed, trail feel, and improves compliance, featuring an asymmetric rim profile for better power transfer and overall wheel durability.
Bridging the gap between XC speed and Enduro tough, Reynolds trail wheels will leave you with confidence-inspiring precision and control. Blacklabel Mountain wheels combine Reynolds’ asymmetric, hookless rim profile featuring our proprietary Impact Dispersing Matrix (IDM) technology and MR5 lay up process. The rim design offers a perfect balance of width, depth, and layup for wheels that provide ultimate durability, riding comfort, and trail-hugging traction like you’ve never experienced before.
Manufactured and designed by Industry Nine and Ringlé, the precision hubs set the bar in mountain bike wheel performance. All Reynolds Trail wheels are available with the most current Shimano and SRAM freehhub bodies
Reynolds is confident that we build the best carbon rim and wheel systems in the cycling industry. All of our wheels are produced in our own facility, by our own staff, to our strict engineering specifications. Therefore, we confidently offer a lifetime warranty to the original owner of Reynolds rims.
View the full lineup here
Five Ten Launches New Trailcross Clip-In Shoes
Ride. Hike. Explore. The adidas Five Ten Trailcross mountain bike shoes put adventure first with a mix of clip-in pedal efficiency and hike-a-bike utility. A Stealth® Marathon rubber tread adds high-friction grip on rocky trails. Less stiff than the pro edition, their lightweight, breathable upper and cushioned midsole maintain comfortable flexibility for off-bike exploration. An impact-resistant toe box and abrasion-resistant overlays add durability.
Made in part with recycled content generated from production waste, e.g. cutting scraps and post-consumer household waste, to avoid the larger environmental impact of producing virgin content.
- Regular fit
- Lace closure with hook-and-loop top strap
- Textile upper with abrasion-resistant overlays and reflective details
- Light and breathable feel
- Impact-resistant toe box
- Lightweight EVA midsole
- Weight 15.3 ounces (size 9)
- Stealth® Marathon rubber outsole
- 25% of the components used to make the upper are made with a minimum of 50% recycled content