Canyon today launched the latest product in its product line, and the new Grizl doubled the scope of its gravel product portfolio.
Keeping pace with the existing Grail, Grizl’s target audience is more people who like to handle rough things and drive further into the wilderness, thanks to wide tires, sufficient mounting points, dropper compatibility and more off-road accessories. Combine.
What’s more noteworthy is that during the pandemic, Canyon also claimed to have stored the bike, which means it can be ordered immediately-it is currently not possible to say this on all newly launched bikes.
The press release stated: “We have always believed that if you build a bike that can run both 700C tires and a wider 650B setting, then you may have taken a detour in terms of geometry.”
Instead, Grizzl insists on using Canyon’s tried-and-tested method to provide 7 different frame sizes. With the exception of 2XS and XS, 700c wheels of all sizes get 650b wheels to “fit in proportion to the body size. And manipulation”.
The geometry itself is borrowed from Grail, but in order to enhance its off-road capabilities, each model in the Grizl series is equipped with shorter rods and wider handlebars.It also gives up that The double-deck cockpit solution uses a more traditional pole and pole setup.
Apart from the cockpit, one of the biggest differences is the space between the two supports. When leaving the factory, all models will be equipped with 45mm tires, but the maximum gap is a tire with a width of 50mm. Canyon admits that this will lose some road efficiency, but believes that Grizl has off-road capabilities to make up for this.
To further consolidate the off-road focus, the frame also has dropper rear frame compatibility, it can accommodate 1X or 2X sprocket sets, and can install a disc rotor up to 180mm.
However, although Grizl’s focus is clearly to maximize cross-country qualifications, in the gravel bike field, the weight of the bike is still competitive. According to Canyon, the weight of the top CF SLX frame is only 950g, and the weight of the entire vehicle is only “8.5kg or more”.For reference, in our Canyon Holy Grail CF SLX review, We found that this large size weighs 8.68kg.
This will make it an attractive proposition for finding the best beginner’s gravel bike, as off-road capabilities and extremely competitive weight make it a versatile, multi-purpose, full-featured machine.
To further complicate the versatility, Grizl has many mounting points throughout the installation process, including three mounting points on each fork leg, a mounting seat for the top test tube bag and two traditional bottle cage mounting points . The Grizl CF SL model can also be fitted with an additional bottle on the bottom side of the down tube.
There are also mounts for fenders on the front fork and rear support, and Canyon can even ensure the clearance of the fenders even when using tires up to 45 mm wide.
For those who want to take advantage of these fixtures, Canyon even collaborated with Apidura to develop a series of bicycle packaging bags, including saddle bags, upper tube bags and double frame bags.
Overall, at least on paper, Canyon Grizl looks like a strong contender in our guide to the best gravel bikes, but our esteemed Scotsman Graham has been riding for a few weeks, you can read his article. His early impressions in the Canyon Grizl CF SL8 review.
Canyon Grizl: models and prices
- Canyon Grizl CF SL 6: £2,199
- Canyon Grizl CF SL 7: £2,499
- Canyon Grizl CF SL 7 WMN: £2,499
- Canyon Grizl CF SL 8: £2,999
- Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 1x: £2,949
- Canyon Grizl CF SLX 8 DI2: £4,999
- Canyon Grizl CF SLX 1x: £4,899