Canyon is giving its race-bred Lux XC bike a little more punch with a Lux Trail edition, adding more travel and slacker geometry with a bigger fork and a new front triangle. Why are they going bigger?
“Because XC racing and riding have evolved. There’s still plenty of demand for World Cup short-travel bikes that shave every gram possible, but many riders want to blaze KOMs or just ride fast as hell while out in the backcountry, far away from conventional race courses,” says Canyon. The Lux Trail will have 110mm of rear travel with a 120mm fork.
On the Lux Trail, the head tube angle has been slackened by 2.5°, bringing it to 67.5°, and the reach is 20mm longer, though Canyon says they’ve been able to keep it lightweight, at 1,905g for a medium frame. The Lux Trail also gets a Fox 34 Step-Cast or a RockShox SID fork.
There will be four builds total, starting at $3,999 and topping out at $6,999. They all hold the same full-carbon frame.
Canyon is doing an Emily Batty edition frame that sports the Fox 34 Step-Cast, a set of 760mm-wide RaceFace Next 35 handlebars, a Shimano XTR group set, and DT Swiss XRC1200 wheels.
The bikes are unavailable as of today. Canyon has launched the Lux Trail but component shortages are delaying delivery to the US. Interested buyers can sign up for availability notifications via the Canyon website.