First Look: Canyon Lux Trail

Canyon adds versatility and capability to its cross country line

Canyon expands is Lux cross country line for 2022 with the addition of the Lux Trail models. The new Trail version is based on the speedy version raced by Mathieu van der Poel and the bike that was part of our cross country race bike shootout last year. It is designed to bridge the gap between XC race and trail bikes with longer, slacker geometry, slightly longer travel suspension, and a more robust parts spec. And Canyon did it with an all new front triangle making this more than a race model with burly build. Check out the details below and look for a future review in the pages of Mountain Bike Action and here on our website.

Emily Batty

Canyon Press Release:

Light, fast, and capable. Those three adjectives say it all. The new Lux Trail takes everything that is great about the Lux—the ultralight carbon chassis, the unreal speed and unrivalled pedaling efficiency—and adds a serious dose of capability courtesy of its downhill-friendly geometry, longer travel (120mm) fork, dropper post, wider bars, and meatier tires.

Why a new, additional flavor of Lux? Because XC racing and riding have evolved. There’s still plenty of demand for World Cup short-travel bikes that shave every gram possible, but many riders want to blaze KOMs or just ride fast as hell while out in the backcountry, far away from conventional race courses. For those riders, Lux Trail perfectly fits the bill—bringing XC speed and trail bike capability into one entirely bad ass package.

The Lux Trail boasts a new front triangle and geometry that sees (among other things) the head angle slackens to 67.5 degrees (2.5 degrees slacker than the Lux) and the reach grow to, roughly, 20mm per frame size. So, yes, this new variety of Lux is longer and slacker, yet it manages to stay remarkably light (1,905 grams for a Medium frame). The Lux Trail also features stouter Fox 34 Stepcast or RockShox SID35 forks, a bit more suspension travel (120 front and 110mm rear), 150mm dropper posts on most models, 760mm riser bars and short (60mm) stems.

Canyon USA is bringing four models to market, ranging in price from $3,999 to $6,999. All models feature the same full-carbon frame and class-leading component spec.  Pandemic-related component shortages will delay delivery to the USA, though consumers can visit the website and sign up to be notified as soon as these new models hit the states.



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