All-New Specs, Fresh Look For 2020 Canyon Grail Range

New paint jobs and upgraded groupsets for Canyon's 2020 gravel range

Bicycling Staff |

Canyon has revamped the most innovative gravel bike on the scene for 2020 with fresh new colours and the latest gravel-specific componentry. Standout paint jobs are now available to complement an already head-turning design, meaning the latest Grail CF SLX and SL models don’t blend in when you’re out in the wilds.

The 2020 Grail line-up features more off-road-friendly gearing than previous generations so it’s more capable than ever, with Shimano’s new gravel-specific GRX groupsets and SRAM Eagle technology across the entire portfolio. Steep pitches and fast descents require a broad range, which is exactly what you get from the new 48/31 and 46/30 GRX chainsets, married to 11-34 rear cassettes on all Shimano-equipped Grail models. For one-by purists, SRAM’s mountain bike-conquering X01 Eagle technology now combines with their wireless Force eTap AXS electronic groupset for a 500% range from the 10-50 cassette and a 42-tooth front chainring.     

One of the lightest gravel portfolios on the scene…

Beyond new drivetrains, the Grail family maintains its class-leading geometry, while the award-winning Grail Cockpit continues to offer an innovative approach to ergonomics and control. Schwalbe’s confidence-inspiring 40 mm G-One Bite tyres partner with gravel-specific wide rims from DT Swiss and Reynolds, all delivered tubeless-ready.   

On top of components designed to tackle the rigours of gravel riding head-on, the Grail continues to deliver benchmark-setting performance. One of the lightest gravel portfolios on the scene is achieved thanks to incredibly lightweight, yet robust carbon frames; just 830 g in SLX form and 1040 g for SL models (both size M). The range-topping Grail CF SLX 8.0 eTap and Di2 models both tip the scales at 8.3 kg, putting even some high-end road bikes to shame.

Nine models make up the 2020 carbon Grail range, starting at R37 000 (excl. duties and taxes) for the mechanical Shimano GRX 600-equipped Grail CF SL 7.0 and women’s-specific Grail WMN CF SL 7.0. Sitting at the top of the tree is the thoroughbred Grail CF SLX 8.0 ETAP, featuring SRAM’s wireless AXS shifting and new full-carbon DT Swiss GRC1400 wheels for R82 000 (excl. duties and VAT)

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