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  • #257588

    <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>
    Thx heaps

  • #257640

    Canyon Torque looks really cool. I would love to borrow one for a week and hit the features that scare me on my local trails (wearing full body armor).

    From a completely uninformed position, I would guess it is too much bike for 99% of trails.

  • #257769

    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.

  • #257772

    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.

  • #268657

    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.

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