FIRST LOOK: Canyon Lux CF SLX 9.0
Price: $5 499 (excl customs duties/shipping)
Weight: 10.01kg (M)
Get It Now: www.canyon.com
Only available on US import, the new Lux is for riders who want to go hard, go fast, and win cross-country races. It’s a carbon fibre 29er with 100mm of travel, and a frame and shock that weigh less than 2 000 grams.
You get a dropper post, front and rear lockout, and room for two water bottles in the frame. Racers will appreciate the steep 70-degree head-tube angle and long and low riding position. Canyon offers a lot for the price, including SRAM’s XX1 drivetrain (with Grip Shift), Reynolds carbon wheels, and RockShox SID with carbon crown and steerer.