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Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike

Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike

Last week Canyon announced their new Grizl Gravel Bike and here is a closer look at the new carbon gravel bike. The Grizl is Canyon’s answer to those looking for more adventure, more singletrack and more bikepacking and less of a race design. Featuring a standard drop bar handlebar, lots of mounts and some bright colors.

The Grizl will be offered in two platform levels: The Grizl CF SL and the premium CF SLX, which features a lighter carbon frame (950g 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 are available now.

Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike
The Grizl is built to cover big distances on big adventures – off road, and at high speed. 

The frame features a removable front derailleur mount, and it is dropper-post compatible with internal routing. The dropped chainstays, often seen on other brands’ bikes to keep chainstays relatively short, are designed here to keep the Q factor at a road width, instead of a wider stance. That said, Shimano’s GRX cranks have a slightly wider (5mm) Q factor than its road cranks.

Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike
The top two bikes feature Canyon’s VCLS seatpost that offers a bit of comfortable flex while maintaining a level saddle.
Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike
The Grizl has all the necessary bits and pieces and features everything you expect from a premium modern gravel bike.

To help keep steering nimble in spite of the longer wheelbase, the Grizl uses a shorter stem (80mm on a size medium).

Like many international companies, Canyon does do a few region-specific models. The six U.S. bikes are all Shimano GRX, and all feature Maxxis Rambler 45mm tires and WTB saddles. The one model (Grizl CF SL 7 1by) with a dropper post is also a U.S.-specific configuration.

The lightest bike is 8.6kg/19lb in a size medium. Check out the U.S. models at canyon.com.

Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike
Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike
Canyon Grizl Gravel Bike

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