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Canyon Bikes 'Breakaway' Sale now on : Pathlite 4.0 £539.00 / Roadlite CF 8.0 £1,529.00  / Grand Canyon AL 4.0 £579.00 + More
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Canyon Bikes 'Breakaway' Sale now on : Pathlite 4.0 £539.00 / Roadlite CF 8.0 £1,529.00 / Grand Canyon AL 4.0 £579.00 + More

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Posted 4th Jul
Timed to fit in with Le Tour, Canyon's first sale of the year is on. Not massive reductions but as the bikes are direct sale from the manufacturer the margins aren't as big to begin with.

Road & MTB covered with most discounts around the 10% mark. Sale season starting with other manufacturers too via resellers (BMC at Evans, Willier at Wiggle).

Remember, you can buy any Canyon bike on a C2W scheme now the upper limit has been lifted. Oh and I'm fully aware you can buy a car for this much money!

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ML604/07/2019 22:28

And there I was thinking I didn’t need another bike.... must resist


N+1
bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it …Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it hideous but many proprietary parts which means expensive replacement parts when you need them. £1600 too.Pricing to me looks in-between peak season and end of season pricing. Looks to me like you can get better deals end of season from your local bike shop if your local bike shop does 30% or more discounting. Some Canyon customer service has been atrocious according to postings on forums and some rare cases of carbon fibre frames breaking on first rides. Last I heard aluminium frames were still being made by Giant and the carbon fibre frames were being made by Quest Composites but don't know if that has changed now. Such brands are always changing factories in the far east depending on who is cheaper at the time. No one makes mass produced frames better than Giant but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion.I assume they are still manufacturing Canyon carbon fibre frames as they feature on the site. Both Trek and Canyon are featured on the main page. There is absolutely no way a Canyon carbon fibre frame compares to Giant carbon fibre frames in quality, as you can see from the image from their web site. People are stuck sitting on little tables rather than proper stools and hair nets aren't properly worn to prevent hairs getting into the carbon fibres. These are low end carbon fibre frames hence the quality issues and frame failures. Apologies if Canyon carbon fibre frames are no longer made by Quest Composites but last I heard they were still being made by this mediocre factory.http://www.questcomposite.com/index.html[Image] [Image]


Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's champions rode them to victory...

Giant do make good frames but so do many other factories. I don't think you need to own a factory to be sure of good quality. You can't use online forums as an evidence base for frame quality, the more popular the manufacturer the great the chances of someone having a pop. Anyway, 6 year frame guarantee...
Edited by: "SpamJavelin" 5th Jul
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And there I was thinking I didn’t need another bike.... must resist
ML604/07/2019 22:28

And there I was thinking I didn’t need another bike.... must resist


N+1
ML604/07/2019 22:28

And there I was thinking I didn’t need another bike.... must resist


N+1!
My current bike is getting dirty, so tempted.
Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it hideous but many proprietary parts which means expensive replacement parts when you need them. £1600 too.

Pricing to me looks in-between peak season and end of season pricing. Looks to me like you can get better deals end of season from your local bike shop if your local bike shop does 30% or more discounting.

Some Canyon customer service has been atrocious according to postings on forums and some rare cases of carbon fibre frames breaking on first rides. Last I heard aluminium frames were still being made by Giant and the carbon fibre frames were being made by Quest Composites but don't know if that has changed now. Such brands are always changing factories in the far east depending on who is cheaper at the time. No one makes mass produced frames better than Giant but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion.

I assume they are still manufacturing Canyon carbon fibre frames as they feature on the site. Both Trek and Canyon are featured on the main page. There is absolutely no way a Canyon carbon fibre frame compares to Giant carbon fibre frames in quality, as you can see from the image from their web site. People are stuck sitting on little tables rather than proper stools and hair nets aren't properly worn to prevent hairs getting into the carbon fibres. These are low end carbon fibre frames hence the quality issues and frame failures. Apologies if Canyon carbon fibre frames are no longer made by Quest Composites but last I heard they were still being made by this mediocre factory.

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Cheers(excited)
Well if I get that bike on the picture for £539 it’s hot if not it’s cold from me.
How much is the bike in the picture you used? I like it
bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it …Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it hideous but many proprietary parts which means expensive replacement parts when you need them. £1600 too.Pricing to me looks in-between peak season and end of season pricing. Looks to me like you can get better deals end of season from your local bike shop if your local bike shop does 30% or more discounting. Some Canyon customer service has been atrocious according to postings on forums and some rare cases of carbon fibre frames breaking on first rides. Last I heard aluminium frames were still being made by Giant and the carbon fibre frames were being made by Quest Composites but don't know if that has changed now. Such brands are always changing factories in the far east depending on who is cheaper at the time. No one makes mass produced frames better than Giant but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion.I assume they are still manufacturing Canyon carbon fibre frames as they feature on the site. Both Trek and Canyon are featured on the main page. There is absolutely no way a Canyon carbon fibre frame compares to Giant carbon fibre frames in quality, as you can see from the image from their web site. People are stuck sitting on little tables rather than proper stools and hair nets aren't properly worn to prevent hairs getting into the carbon fibres. These are low end carbon fibre frames hence the quality issues and frame failures. Apologies if Canyon carbon fibre frames are no longer made by Quest Composites but last I heard they were still being made by this mediocre factory.http://www.questcomposite.com/index.html[Image] [Image]


Just to provide a bit of balance, I used Canyon’s customer service and I was really impressed.
bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it …Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it hideous but many proprietary parts which means expensive replacement parts when you need them. £1600 too.Pricing to me looks in-between peak season and end of season pricing. Looks to me like you can get better deals end of season from your local bike shop if your local bike shop does 30% or more discounting. Some Canyon customer service has been atrocious according to postings on forums and some rare cases of carbon fibre frames breaking on first rides. Last I heard aluminium frames were still being made by Giant and the carbon fibre frames were being made by Quest Composites but don't know if that has changed now. Such brands are always changing factories in the far east depending on who is cheaper at the time. No one makes mass produced frames better than Giant but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion.I assume they are still manufacturing Canyon carbon fibre frames as they feature on the site. Both Trek and Canyon are featured on the main page. There is absolutely no way a Canyon carbon fibre frame compares to Giant carbon fibre frames in quality, as you can see from the image from their web site. People are stuck sitting on little tables rather than proper stools and hair nets aren't properly worn to prevent hairs getting into the carbon fibres. These are low end carbon fibre frames hence the quality issues and frame failures. Apologies if Canyon carbon fibre frames are no longer made by Quest Composites but last I heard they were still being made by this mediocre factory.http://www.questcomposite.com/index.html[Image] [Image]


Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's champions rode them to victory...

Giant do make good frames but so do many other factories. I don't think you need to own a factory to be sure of good quality. You can't use online forums as an evidence base for frame quality, the more popular the manufacturer the great the chances of someone having a pop. Anyway, 6 year frame guarantee...
Edited by: "SpamJavelin" 5th Jul
yoyo5905/07/2019 05:18

How much is the bike in the picture you used? I like it


This one? canyon.com/en-…=XL

It's not cheap, but it is very pretty. Contrary to the above commenter I think the parts are mostly replaceable but you'd lose the style. That stem for instance that looks custom, I don't think it is but the frame has been built up behind the stem to hide it.
ML604/07/2019 22:28

And there I was thinking I didn’t need another bike.... must resist


That is exactly what I always think about when I see after season deals. :-D The Aero line is so hot!
SpamJavelin05/07/2019 07:02

Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's …Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's champions rode them to victory...Giant do make good frames but so do many other factories. I don't think you need to own a factory to be sure of good quality. You can't use online forums as an evidence base for frame quality, the more popular the manufacturer the great the chances of someone having a pop. Anyway, 6 year frame guarantee...


I actually ride an AL frame from Canyon and it is stiff. But I weight around 70 kgs so I don't know how the frame behaves under heavier riders. However, one of the best-added values of Canyon is the price thanks to a direct sale from Canyon to the buyer.
i really "need" a new TT bike for next year's Tri season. i'm sorely tempted but i'll wait to get one of the cycle to work scheme
bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it …Some nice looking bikes until I came to this thing below. Not only is it hideous but many proprietary parts which means expensive replacement parts when you need them. £1600 too.Pricing to me looks in-between peak season and end of season pricing. Looks to me like you can get better deals end of season from your local bike shop if your local bike shop does 30% or more discounting. Some Canyon customer service has been atrocious according to postings on forums and some rare cases of carbon fibre frames breaking on first rides. Last I heard aluminium frames were still being made by Giant and the carbon fibre frames were being made by Quest Composites but don't know if that has changed now. Such brands are always changing factories in the far east depending on who is cheaper at the time. No one makes mass produced frames better than Giant but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion.I assume they are still manufacturing Canyon carbon fibre frames as they feature on the site. Both Trek and Canyon are featured on the main page. There is absolutely no way a Canyon carbon fibre frame compares to Giant carbon fibre frames in quality, as you can see from the image from their web site. People are stuck sitting on little tables rather than proper stools and hair nets aren't properly worn to prevent hairs getting into the carbon fibres. These are low end carbon fibre frames hence the quality issues and frame failures. Apologies if Canyon carbon fibre frames are no longer made by Quest Composites but last I heard they were still being made by this mediocre factory.http://www.questcomposite.com/index.html[Image] [Image]


I thought you were probably being a bit overly anally retentive with the hairnet comments...but having seen the pic... not only are you right, bug dome if not all of them actually look like they could have been fitted in post picture production lol...

Some pretty stuff fo' sure...
I've had an Aeroad SLX 8.0 for the past 3 years and it's been absolutely superb. For a fast, aero bike, it's surprisingly comfortable. I've done 200 mile rides on it and days in the big mountains without any discomfort. Build quality is excellent, and it still looks pretty much like new. With the weaker pound, they're not quite the bargains they once were, but still represent excellent value for the quality of the bikes, especially at these sale prices.
Love my canyons! Had an aeroad for 2 years and an inflite for 6 months. Needed some spare parts and Canyon customer service was great!
bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

Not only is it hideous


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

bonzobanana04/07/2019 23:17

but Quest composites are more a value frame manufacturer in my opinion


To call you out here Bonzo Quest composites are quoted as one of the cream of bike frame manufacturers and how much so, off the top of my head, I can quote Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador finished 1-2 in the Ruta Del Sol in 2017 on frames produced by them (Trek and Canyon). Pretty good going on value frames don't you think?
Edited by: "vileda_the_best" 5th Jul
SpamJavelin05/07/2019 07:02

Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's …Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's champions rode them to victory...Giant do make good frames but so do many other factories. I don't think you need to own a factory to be sure of good quality. You can't use online forums as an evidence base for frame quality, the more popular the manufacturer the great the chances of someone having a pop. Anyway, 6 year frame guarantee...


Do you think the pro teams use stock frames? I am not convinced.
The worst thing about Canyon bikes, is the bike you want is never available to buy.
It always says coming soon on the website.
(Grail 7).
afroylnt05/07/2019 11:38

Do you think the pro teams use stock frames? I am not convinced.


SpamJavelin was responding to someone that has stated Quest composite produce more value frames.

I am not convinced Quest Composite, that have the proven capabilities in building world class frames and are highly rated would compare to say a Muddyfox Race 200 with claris pre sti that the person he was responding to has as their chosen road bike.

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Anyone with success with the new C2W? When I enquired few years ago on the old scheme, they wasn't even prepared to pay upto 1k, which others do.
afroylnt05/07/2019 11:38

Do you think the pro teams use stock frames? I am not convinced.


I'm pretty convinced they do. I'm willing to listen to evidence they don't though.
SpamJavelin05/07/2019 13:02

I'm pretty convinced they do. I'm willing to listen to evidence they don't …I'm pretty convinced they do. I'm willing to listen to evidence they don't though.


Would be interesting to hear from someone in the know.
afroylnt05/07/2019 13:11

Would be interesting to hear from someone in the know.


The whole idea of canyon sponsoring a team is that its advertisement of the capability of their bikes. For them to not be the ones available to the public would undermine the whole structure or pro cycling sponsorship. There are exceptions... continental supply pro only tyres for example, but they are labelled as pro only. My take on this would be that its r&d for future public tyres. If it turned out they were riding pro only bikes painted to look like the ones available to the public would result in me being most upset
Edited by: "F2K" 5th Jul
F2K05/07/2019 14:00

The whole idea of canyon sponsoring a team is that its advertisement of …The whole idea of canyon sponsoring a team is that its advertisement of the capability of their bikes. For them to not be the ones available to the public would undermine the whole structure or pro cycling sponsorship. There are exceptions... continental supply pro only tyres for example, but they are labelled as pro only. My take on this would be that its r&d for future public tyres. If it turned out they were riding pro only bikes painted to look like the ones available to the public would result in me being most upset


Hmmm...I think its best to buy a bike on its merits/value. In tennis there were allegedly cases of pros using one make of tennis racquet painted to look like another one.

Small teams probably do use stock frames. For larger teams not so sure. Its a sizable business so no point taking chances.
afroylnt05/07/2019 14:35

In tennis there were allegedly cases of pros using one make of tennis …In tennis there were allegedly cases of pros using one make of tennis racquet painted to look like another one.


This used to happen in the pre-carbon days of cycling, where if a rider had enough say in the team, they would have their own preference of frame rebranded to whichever sponsor's bike he should really have been riding. Nowadays, bike shapes are so distinctive that, were they to do this, it would be noticed in an instant and would be a massive negative for the sponsor's brand. In fact, it's not unknown for pros to actively dislike the bike they race on and, given the chance, would switch to a different brand instead!

Castelli's Gabba jacket is a good example of where this is still going on, with riders using subtly de-branded versions in inclement conditions. Same goes with saddles, which are much more personal and far harder to spot!
SpamJavelin05/07/2019 13:02

I'm pretty convinced they do. I'm willing to listen to evidence they don't …I'm pretty convinced they do. I'm willing to listen to evidence they don't though.


I was reading an article about bike sizing for the professional road racers which claimed that in the pre-carbon days bike manufacturers would make custom sized frames for their top rides but with carbon it's not viable to make up custom carbon moulds. Instead the pro's tend to have slightly smaller frames and then have to use longer stems to get the right fit.
Not sure if you're aware that you can buy a car for this much money, SpamJavelin.

I plumped for a Canyonero.

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SpamJavelin05/07/2019 07:02

Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's …Canyon frames can't be that bad quality if the current Giro and World's champions rode them to victory...Giant do make good frames but so do many other factories. I don't think you need to own a factory to be sure of good quality. You can't use online forums as an evidence base for frame quality, the more popular the manufacturer the great the chances of someone having a pop. Anyway, 6 year frame guarantee...


I don't know about Canyon but I've read in the past where italian frames have been hand made in Italy or a more advanced factory but the replica's for commercial sale were made in the far east. When Tern had all their frame failures it appeared they were using about 4 or 5 different factories for the same models with only 1 being the cause of the recalls. I think where a brand doesn't have a factory themselves making frames they have to source competitively. Giant has been abandoned by so many brands for their carbon fibre frames as they simply can't match the price of lower end suppliers nowadays. Maybe 4 years ago a huge number of brands used Giant for their CF frames but nowadays that number has reduced massively or is limited to their high end models only. Even CF frames from Bangladesh aren't terrible, I'm sure the majority are fine it's just the failure rate is higher. My point is where a manufacturer doesn't actually manufacture frames themselves and needs to be very competitive in the marketplace in price they are always looking to lower the price they pay for frames. Canyon couldn't afford to keep buying Giant CF frames when its competitors had gone to cheaper factories. Cube are now making high end CF frames in Bangladesh with I'm sure huge cost savings over their competitors, how long before other brands move there too. Maybe Canyon are already buying from manufacturers there.

I know I'm quite negative about brands that buy from other factories rather than manufacture themselves and that is because the quality level is unknown, it is not static but constantly varying depending on factory used. It seems something completely acceptable at entry level prices but the more you pay the more it seems you are buying a brand rather than a product of a set quality level.
Thinking of getting a Endurace AL 8.0 disk to upgrade from my Planet X pro carbon. Anyone one gone from CF to AL
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