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.
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.
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.