KOBLENZ, 5 MAY 2021 | EMBARGO UNTIL TUESDAY MAY 11, 2021, 2:00 A.M. (PST) – Today Canyon debuts the Grizl, an all-new Gravel bike line that complements and builds on the success of the brand’s Grail models. Grizl brings even more versatility to Canyon’s Gravel range. Bigger tires, more pack/bag mounting options, new gravel-specific components, and more…make Grizl the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere, all you-might-ever-need Gravel bike.
The Grizl will be offered in two platform levels: The rough-and-ready Grizl CF SL and the premium CF SLX, which features a superlight (950g) carbon frame (painted, size M, including small parts). Canyon USA will offer six Grizl models, ranging in price from $2,199 to $4,899. A limited selection of Grizl models will be available beginning May 11, exclusively at canyon.com.
In 2018, Canyon released the Grail. The bike’s iconic aesthetic and revolutionary Double Decker Bar design immediately made a splash. But there was a whole lot of substance to go with the hype – light, compliant, efficient, and straight-up fast, the Grail set a new performance benchmark on mixed dirt and asphalt terrain.
So, why another Gravel platform? Because no single gravel bike can rule them all. There is no silver bullet. The sheer variety of riders, riding styles, and terrain make that impossible. As with mountain bikes, it’s a matter of choosing the right horse for the right course.
We created the Grizl to answer a simple question: How could we expand our own Gravel spectrum to cover more bases for more riders? Modularity was one answer. We want to give people the ability to customize their setup to how they want to ride, whether that means bikepacking, racing, or everyday fooling around. We also identified the progression in Gravel towards ‘underbiking’ – drop-bar riders adding ever more technical terrain to their gravel routines.
The end result is Grizl. The Grizl is equipped with everything you need for unforgettable rides, from big days out to week-long trips, the Grizl brings tough Swiss Army Knife functionality to our proven performance DNA. At home on the rough stuff, equipped for real adventure.
All Grizl models feature the precise, composed Gravel Pro geometry we originally developed for the Grail – and to create consistent riding dynamics for everyone, we offer seven frame sizes (2XS – 2XL) for one of the broadest ranges on the scene. Furthermore, to optimise fit and handling for smaller riders, 2XS and XS bikes use smaller 650B wheels, with bigger sizes rolling on 700C.
For more demanding off-road terrain, we fit wider tires so you can get away with more when it’s trail time – all Grizl models come with 45mm rubber as standard mounted on tubeless-ready rims, with clearance for 50 mm for those wanting to go even wider and wilder. Ensuring that riders can carry all the tools, spares, clothes and hydration they need, the Grizl features two fork mounts, a top tube mount, and a third bottle cage mount beneath the down tube (CF SL models only).
In the name of maximum versatility and all-round capability, the Grizl is also packed with a range of progressive components and features unprecedented on a Canyon gravel bike. For more confidence down technical trails there’s internal routing for full dropper post compatibility. The Grizl is also both 1-by and 2- by compatible, debuting in America with Shimano GRX builds available on release.
Finally, we teamed up with Apidura, the best in the business, to create a set of packs tailored to the Grizl. The Apidura x Canyon Packs are as ready for adventure and as performance oriented as the Grizl. Drawing inspiration from Apidura’s Race and Backcountry Series, the packs are lightweight, waterproof and rugged enough to tackle anything from an hour-long spin before work to a 200-mile gravel race. The collection is exclusively available from Canyon and Apidura.com and will be available on Canyon.com later this year.
What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, fitness, urban and kids’ bikes as well as modern e-bikes. Officially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet to produce an array of award-winning bikes that embody a pure passion for riding. With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com
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