Win a Special Edition Dude CF9 + More

Date Dec 16, 2021

What a launch, what a welcome, what a year. This March, Canyon Bicycles arrived at long last in Canada – and since day one, the vibes have just been right. To say thanks for the incredible enthusiasm and warmth, the German direct-sales brand is raffling off a Canyon fat bike ready for the Canadian snow. And they’re even throwing in a little gift that’s tailor-made for trail maintenance and outdoor adventure, even in the long winter months.

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The bike? Well, when you talk Canyon fat bikes, you’re talking the Canyon Dude. A true all-surface MTB with huge tyres and burly suspension fork that’s ready for snowy landscapes and any kind of winter riding – from pedaling out to maintain your backyard trails throughout the cold season, to bugging out and getting into some wild deep-winter adventures. But this isn’t just any typical Dude – first, this is a top-end model, the Dude CF 9. Second, it’s dressed to the nines with a special winter-themed one-off ‘Snowflake Explorer’ artwork adorned with metallic flakes that glitter in the light, twinkling like frozen crystals and snow. A beautiful, special bike.

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The gift? An indispensable tool for adventure, exploration, and trail maintenance all winter long. Something that lets you clear up fallen trees, care for your garden, and keep your local trails in shape. A special-edition, electric-powered mini Stihl chainsaw – the ultimate tool for trail maintenance and self-sufficient adventure in the wilderness. And if that wasn’t enough, it even features the very same one-off artwork as the Dude CF 9. There’s also some limited-edition extra gear items up for grabs – including bottle cages, beanie, and a hoodie. You don’t want to miss out on this.

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Entries open on 16 December 2021, and close 31 January 2022. For your chance to win, simply sign up in two minutes at Participants must be Canadian residents and 18 years or older to enter.

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+1 Pete Roggeman
Gage Wright  - Dec. 16, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

I'm more excited about the chainsaw than the bike.  For my money, it's either a Chromag or maybe that new Knolly HT.  I am also really confused about the backwards fork lowers.  

Can someone explain why some lowers are put on backwards or why I ride with my lowers with the arch in front?  I am willing to admit the paradigm of fork arch in front may be incorrect but has anyone done the math?


+1 Sandy James Oates
Onawalk  - Dec. 16, 2021, 8:50 p.m.

Manitou forks use what they refer to as Reverse Arch technology, they’ve been doing it for quite some time.  Sets them apart from the crowd, and they state that they can make the lowers lighter, stiffer, with more clearance having the arch at the back.  It’s not that the lowers are put on backwards, they’re designed with the arch behind the wheel.  Most others have stuck with the arch in front, likely stating the same benefits, but prolly has more to do with looks….


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