Canyon looks set to release what could be a new version of the Grail, with Carolin Schiff and Tiffany Cromwell, winners of this weekend’s Unbound 200 and 100 races respectively, spotted on a revamped gravel bike.
Key changes include a D-shaped seatpost, down-tube storage compartment, integrated cable routing, compatibility with SRAM’s Universal Derailleur Hanger and increased mounting points.
The new Grail also has a one-piece cockpit, with Canyon appearing, from the bikes we’ve seen so far, to have dropped the existing model’s unique double-decker handlebar.
We haven’t had any official news from Canyon yet, but we suspect this is a new Grail, the brand’s race-focused gravel bike. The Grail was originally launched in 2018 , so is due for an overhaul, and was joined in 2021 by the Grizl , Canyon’s burlier, adventure-focussed bike with 50mm of tyre clearance.
While it may be unreleased at this stage, Canyon is making no secret of the new Grail, with Schiff, Cromwell, Peter Stetina (seventh in the men’s Unbound 200) and Jasper Ockeloen (tenth in the men’s Unbound 200) all on the bike.
Here’s what we know so far.
Carolin Schiff, Tiffany Cromwell, Peter Stetina and Jasper Ockeloen all rode a new Canyon gravel bike at Unbound. Ben Delaney / Our Media One-piece cockpit and integrated cable routing Canyon appears to have dispensed with its signature ‘double-decker’ handlebar on the new Grail.In its place, Cromwell’s bike has an integrated cockpit, not dissimilar to the Canyon Ultimate CFR and Aeroad CF SLX road bikes.The bars have broad, aero tops, […]