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Re: Canyon Bikes

Haha, thats exactly what I was thinking of doing

Buy a FRX LTD, and get a good deal on a SC frame and re-built it..

I tried the FRX LTD in Tignes 2 weeks ago, and it rode really really well.. better than my Giant Glory.

And the 2012 models come with an insane spec.. including a cane creek double barrel.

Definitely seriously it for the next bike.
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Old 25.08.2011, 14:50
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Haha, thats exactly what I was thinking of doing

Buy a FRX LTD, and get a good deal on a SC frame and re-built it..

I tried the FRX LTD in Tignes 2 weeks ago, and it rode really really well.. better than my Giant Glory.

And the 2012 models come with an insane spec.. including a cane creek double barrel.

Definitely seriously it for the next bike.

I am torn between the FRX and the Torque. I think I will get the Torque in hopes that it slows me down a bit (safer) plus I will have some coins left over to buy a lighter AM wheelset for those pedally days..........but I LOVE bombing down gnarly rock and root gardens. Maybe the FRX then............crap, I cant decide.
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well, for such great value bikes, why not both ?

haha, the devils advocate!
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well, for such great value bikes, why not both ?

haha, the devils advocate!

The General errrr, ummmm wife says only one new bike
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The General errrr, ummmm wife says only one new bike
time for a new wife
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Re: Canyon Bikes

haha, new wife and 2 new bikes ... or two 2 wifes and one bike? hrmm...

the problem with the canyon is the brand to be honest... id be kind of embarrassed to bring one into my local bike store, or rip my local trails..
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It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.....when it comes to buying a bike.
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Old 25.08.2011, 17:34
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haha, new wife and 2 new bikes ... or two 2 wifes and one bike? hrmm...

the problem with the canyon is the brand to be honest... id be kind of embarrassed to bring one into my local bike store, or rip my local trails..
I think it's decent brand!
It's a "frame" with branded components (fox, etc...).

what's wrong with it?


Unless people like the more expensive "label" but with same components...

Anyway, new range very soon now. I had a few more pictures about the new range but they're not exceptional.

I saw a "grey/black" version of the Nerve XC,
Otherwise it's like "bicolors" and colorful parts.
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Old 25.08.2011, 17:38
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It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.....when it comes to buying a bike.
Actually the wife helps you to be reasonable with the bike. it's easy to want the best méga top of the range ultra Titanium cool silver Black super machine. (costing 4XXX chufs!).

But it's only a bike and what matters is how you use it, where it takes you, etc... Which you can achieve very decently with a less pricey beast...

Oh and 2 bikes? come on.... Or buy a 2hand for the one you are less likely to use. For example if you plan o use it on the road 2 weeks a year, then buy a 2nd hand road bike... you'll survive!

And if you're loaded and you want to spend, then gimmie your money I'll invest it wisely (I neeeeeed that 4xxxchufs bike )
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Old 25.08.2011, 17:48
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what matters is how you use it
That's what she said.
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Old 25.08.2011, 19:20
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the problem with the canyon is the brand to be honest... id be kind of embarrassed to bring one into my local bike store, or rip my local trails..
Actually you're correct. A collegue of mine bought a Simpel bike (simpel.ch), his local bike shop refused to work on it when he had to bring it for some minor problems. Reason being that Simpel works like Canyon, you buy it online so no bike shop was involved. Ended up having to do the work himself.
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Old 25.08.2011, 21:46
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Actually you're correct. A collegue of mine bought a Simpel bike (simpel.ch), his local bike shop refused to work on it when he had to bring it for some minor problems. Reason being that Simpel works like Canyon, you buy it online so no bike shop was involved. Ended up having to do the work himself.
A bike shop is a business like any other. I've had Canyon bikes for several years now and never had any problems with various bike shops. Actually they tend to view you as a potential new customer since you are not already "affiliated" with any other shop. You certainly won't get free service as you might do if you had bought a bike there, but you should pay the market rate. I'm yet to see a bikeshop in CH that can afford to turn away business.

Anyway, I rode my Torque up from Walensee (400m) to the peak of Schwarzstock (2380m) today and then down to Glarus. That's about as "all-mountain" as biking gets...
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Re: Canyon Bikes

There is a Nerve AM with my name on it next year...
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Old 26.08.2011, 09:04
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Re: Canyon Bikes

I'm in the market for a hardtail 29-er with a 22" or 23" frame. Waiting for the 2012 models from Trek or maybe the one from Canyon, will have to see which frame sizes will be offered first. I hope they hurry up as I'm currently on a 19" frame
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Old 26.08.2011, 11:33
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what matters is how you use it.....
That's what she said.
................... Did I missed the secret meaning of the wife's speech about "bikes"?
... Ok I don't care i'm going to be a BIG canyon bike.
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Old 26.08.2011, 11:35
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I'm in the market for a hardtail 29-er with a 22" or 23" frame. Waiting for the 2012 models from Trek or maybe the one from Canyon, will have to see which frame sizes will be offered first. I hope they hurry up as I'm currently on a 19" frame
Why you want a 29-er? Apparently it's not so "different"... Looks more a marketing novelty thing...
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Why you want a 29-er? Apparently it's not so "different"... Looks more a marketing novelty thing...
See here http://mountainbike.about.com/od/buy...entyniners.htm
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Re: Canyon Bikes

There's also:
http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/ar...nd-29ers-28684
I read both articles, still yes it "depends".
But until you try and experience the bike it's more a marketing thing...
And it would be difficult to try the canyon before purchase because it's only online selling...
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Why you want a 29-er? Apparently it's not so "different"... Looks more a marketing novelty thing...
Main reason: because a MTB with a 23"/24" frame and 26" wheels looks totally out of proportion. I'm 192 cm tall...
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Main reason: because a MTB with a 23"/24" frame and 26" wheels looks totally out of proportion. I'm 192 cm tall...
Bas,

I'm 192cm tall as well and typically ride 20" frames. Are you sure you need a 23/24" frame? MTBs are typically fitted smaller than road bikes.

At our height, 29ers are a good option however don't discount a well fitted 26er.
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