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Canyon Lux World Cup CFR reimagines a lighter, more capable XC racing mountain bike

Canyon’s top XC race bike gets a subtle but substantial overhaul as the new Lux World Cup CFR, hiding a lot of upgrades inside a…

Tuesday, Jun 14

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Canyon’s top XC race bike gets a subtle but substantial overhaul as the new Lux World Cup CFR, hiding a lot of upgrades inside a familiar-looking carbon cross-country mountain bike. At first glance, the new bike cuts almost exactly the same profile as its predecessor, but the details make all the difference – more capable modern geometry that’s more aggressive going both up & downhill, upgraded suspension curves, neatly integrated cable routing, tweaked tube shaping that yields a stronger & stiffer bike, and on top of that… a 7.5% lighter frameset thanks to upgraded CFR carbon layup… Canyon Lux World Cup carbon XC bike

Canyon’s big message here is that the new Lux World Cup is an uncompromising lightweight XC race bike, that’s already been proven on the World Cup… and also at the Cape Epic, as well. In fact, we caught several glimpses of the new bike already – with Canyon CLLCTV, Canyon Northwave & Alpecin Fenix riders… But there was so little different, it was hard to tell if it was really an all-new bike.

Notice, the new routing through the headset and symmetrical shape of both left & right chainstays as the true differentiating features in the new Lux World Cup CFR vs. the older Lux CF SLX.

The new bike is lighter though. At a claimed 1535g for the top CFR frameset (size M) that’s 127g less than its predecessor, enough for Canyon to say it is “quite possibly the lightest full-suspension mountain bike frame on the […]

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