Inspired by the Dudes of Hazzard’s Top Chief Joe Barnes, Canyon have launched their completely redesigned Spectral.
With three different frame setups, and sticking with 27.5″ wheels, Canyon have launched their all-new Spectral based on the 150mm front, 140mm rear platform.
After five or so years of the current Spectral platform we’ve come to know, Canyon have released a brand new bike into the world, their take on the modern trail bike, inspired by none other than Mr. Joe Barnes.
Designing trail bikes around a version of a brand’s downhill bike linkage is nothing new, and Canyon have taken the Sender’s inner workings and scaled it down to a 140mm platform.
The all-new Spectral will be available in full carbon, carbon front and aluminium rear and full aluminium, with each version featuring a new integrated cable channel. A fully integrated plastic protector makes sure any trail debris shouldn’t damage your pride and joy.
Normally with this lateral layout of the suspension system, bottle cages are either non-existent or on the downtube, far too far away for the short of arm to reach. New for the Spectral comes a side-loading bottle cage, the Eject system for XSmall and Small sizes, plus the new Frame Case.
Prices start at £1,999.99 for the Spectral AL 5.0 that sports a full Deore/SLX/XT mix drivetrain, Pike RC and Deluxe RT fork and shock and a DT Swiss M1900 Spline wheelset.
Top of the range is the Spectral CF 9.0 LTD coming in at £6,349.99 with all the XX1 Eagle, Fox Factory and Enve M60 bells and whistles.
We expect the Spectral AL 7.0 at a mere £2,449.99 to be the one you’ll see out on the trails most. Full XT groupset, Pike RC and Deluxe RT fork and shock, plus DT Swiss M1700 Splines, this is an awful lot of bike for not a lot of money.