Canyon's radical Grail CF SL 8.0 arrives for testing - with Di2 shifting, no less

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David Arthur

David has been a tech editor on since July 2012. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.


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4 years 6 months ago

Also I didn't think u have looked at the website, there are 4 Grail 1X options, not from Shimano but from Sram!

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4 years 6 months ago

"This bike pairs an 11-34t cassette with a 48/31t chainset. It’s a shame not to see any 1x options in the range though".
I don't really agree, Canyon also made this bike their bikepacking bike and for that purpose a 2x is still better in my opinion. And with this gear setup u have lower AND higher gears than most 1x that usually feature a 42 chainring with a 10-42 cassette and it isn't even a small difference!
Also with this setup