Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track -

Back in 2013 we spied the Canyon Lux be­ing used by To­peak-Er­gon rider Al­ban Lakata, ahead of the Cape Epic in South Africa. That bike was re­leased later that year and rid­den to many race vic­to­ries and podi­ums by Canyon team rid­ers and Canyon own­ers around the world.

Time’s change, and Canyon have re­leased a new Lux, some­thing that you might have spied un­der rid­ers like Pauline Fer­rand-Prevot, Mathieu van der Poel, or Lakata and his Canyon To­peak Fac­tory Team team mates rid­ing and rac­ing since the start of the year.

With 100mm of travel, room for two full sized bot­tles, rout­ing for a stealth drop­per and slacker ge­om­e­try – the Canyon Lux ticks some of the key boxes for a cross­coun­try full-sus­pen­sion bike. An in­crease in reach and re­worked sus­pen­sion to make use of a met­ric 210x55 shock de­liv­ers a low lever­age ra­tio and low op­er­at­ing pres­sure. The sus­pen­sions iver very ef­fi­cient and on some first rides it climbs and de­scends with aplomb!

The SLX car­bon frame is said to come in at 1662g in a medium (with­out shock), and the SL mod­els come specced with 110mm forks, while the SLX mod­els come with 100mm to keep it racy. With a 70 de­gree head an­gle this should keep the han­dling tight on the race spec mod­els, while open­ing up op­tions with the longer travel fork on the SL mod­els to kick the an­gles back.

We’ve just had a Lux CF SLX 9.0 Pro Race land for test­ing, so head to AMB­ to see our first thoughts.

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