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Canyon narrows the Strive’s focus to a full-bore enduro race bike

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The Strive has long been Canyon’s enduro bike .

Yet, until now, it’s needed an extra layer of versatility to satisfy the 29in wheel, long-travel crowd, who prefer trail riding or big mountain lines to racing because it was the only bike Canyon offered with big wheels and big travel.

Following the release of its new 2022 Spectral and 2022 Torque models to fill the trail and freeride gaps, Canyon decided to take the Strive back to its roots and make it a thoroughbred race bike.

The bike’s geometry gets an extensive overhaul. There’s more suspension travel , a stiffer frame and improved kinematics. Canyon has retained the Strive’s Shapeshifter geometry adjustment system, yet the changes to the bike make it more trail-oriented rather than just a climb switch.

With input from the Canyon CLLCTV Enduro race team and Canyon’s gravity department, the brand says its engineers set out to build a bike that could shave time off every trail, from hotly contested KOMs to EWS stages. Canyon Strive CFR frame and suspension details

Purely from a speed perspective, Canyon has stuck to 29in wheels for the Strive CFR, thanks to their ability to maintain momentum and help improve grip.The brand thinks the overall benefits of 29in wheels outweigh a mixed-wheel mullet bike design for enduro due to […]

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