New super-enduro bike from Canyon, meet the Torque
We'll be quick on this one, as you might be all Canyon biked out after the release of their new Spectral last week. This week, the news from the big German brand is of a new 175mm enduro bike, the Torque, an aluminium Sender and also of a new range of componentry called G5.
The Canyon Torque
The Torque is a new 27.5" wheeled, 175mm of travel enduro bike, aiming to catch up with other brands and their long travel bikes that are designed to take on the most technical terrain that you can on a single crown fork, think of it like a German Santa Cruz Nomad.
With a design influenced by the brands DH bike the Sender, the Torque is a big hitter, one to take on the bike park as well as uber tough trails elsewhere. It also makes the most of a new feature seen on the new Spectral such as the cable channel to deal with cable routing. The Torque has a 65.3 degree head angle, a 74 degree seat angle and reach figures that look on par with bikes in the rest of the family - 440mm on a medium frame. The wheelbase is long'ish at 1195mm (medium) but not super long.
"Unruly. Unbound. Unreal. Put to the test by Canyon’s freeride, enduro and downhill teams, the new Torque is not a bike to be boxed in. With 175 mm of rear suspension on offer from its new linkage and the three-phase kinematic developed for the Sender CF, the bike provides next-level traction and comes alive on everything from the most challenging backcountry trails to jump lines at the bike park.
The combination of 180 mm of travel up front with the same bombproof Category 5 rating as the Sender for both aluminium and carbon frame options results in a bike that feels stable and grounded at speed, while also begging to get airborne. Super enduro, park bike, freeride, call it whatever you like, the Torque is renowned as the do-it-all gravity bike. Now it’s back and it’s better than ever."
There will be two frame options either a carbon front triangle and alloy rear or a full alloy bike in sizes XS to XL, with prices ranging between £1,999 - £4,500. The range also includes a women's version (same geometry though) which will just be available as an aluminium frame in sized XS to M.
The Sender AL
'AL' denoting that the Sender will now be available with an aluminium frame. There will be two build options with prices coming in at £2,299 for the 6.0 and £2.699 for the 7.0, a lot cheaper than the Sender in its full carbon format. It looks just as good too.....
G5 is the name given to Canyon's new range of finishing kit. This comprises of stems, grips and handlebars at the moment with a distinct gravity theme. They will be specced on new bikes and also available from Canyon's online shop.
Check out the Canyon website for all details on the new bikes and kit.
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