<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hi guy, just curious to know has anyone ridden or owned a current canyon torque carbon or aluminum. Could this bike suit as an all round trail bike even with the jacked up suspension. I’ve seen YouTube reviews and it looks impressive.</p>
I briefly considered the Canyon Torque last year. Not sure I would refer to it as a all round “trail” bike. It’s a great freeride bike. As I recall, Canyon defined the Torque’s intended use something like freeride/park/down hill. Canyon’s “all round trail bike” is their Spectral. Could the Torque serve as a all round trail bike? Depends on how hard you want to work at it. Climbs (both shallow/long and steep/technical), and tight twisty trail stuff aren’t it’s strengths. I don’t think I’d enjoy long rides on it.
Hi Sydney Rider, I got some time on the Torque last September and have a short review here –> https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-reviews/test-ride-review-canyon-torque/
I’d say it’s a little much for an all around trail bike, and something like the Canyon Strive or Spectral is probably better for all around rides. The Torque is great if you’re shuttling a lot or riding a lot of bike park. It’s definitely a lot of fun on the descents.
I spent a day riding the Torque in Whistler recently, and it’s easily among my favorite descenders because the suspension is so supple, almost couch-like. Unfortunately that doesn’t translate very well to climbing.