A 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components.
|Travel||140mm rear, 150mm front|
|Fork||RockShox Pike Select|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
|Groupset||NX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant|
For This Bike
1 × 12 — 12 speed
Spectral CF 7 WMN
The Spectral CF 7 WMN is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Spectral CF 7 WMN won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.
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5'4" – 5'10"
The Spectral 125 is Canyon’s newest offering in the busy, short-travel category. It’s a trail bike with 125mm of rear wheel travel matched to a 140mm travel fork, with geometry matching the newly updated Spectral 150 long-travel line.
Alan MuldoonNov 2021
As a two time winner of our Trail Bike of the Year award the Canyon Spectral CF 7 has always been the bike to beat.
Top quality carbon frame
Marco TonioloNov 2021
Last week Canyon presented the new Spectral lineup. We have been riding the CFR 29er model in the Swiss Alps, check out the video below for the full review. Remeber to click on CC for the English subtitles. Canyon
Travis EngelOct 2021
When just releasing an aluminum version simply won't do.
Joining the 2022 Canyon Spectral lineup is this brand new mixed wheelsize option. Featuring a 29in front end that's paired to a 27.5in rear, the Spectral mullet promises the perfect balance between the two. But is it really the best of both worlds? Read on for our Canyon Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV review.
An absolute dream to rip corners with
Playful, jump-loving attitude
Supple and well-controlled suspension
Aggressive, high-traction tyres
Appealing spec for the money
Pragmatic and serviceable frame design
Not the best technical climber
Harder work on really rough & raw singletrack
Slow hub engagement
The rider most likely to fall in love with the Spectral is one who wants it all at a price you can’t beat
Blake NielsenJul 2021
At 150mm of travel front and rear, coupled with relatively modest geometry numbers, the Spectral:ON slots itself into the all-rounder/playful trail bike category. Reviewer // Blake Nielsen Photos // Matt Staggs Given the Spectral:ON’s geometry package and its amount of travel which category does the bike slot into and what type of rider is it aimed at? While the suspension package is very capable, it’s not put together to be a self shuttle’able downhill bike. It’s very nimble in the […]
Spencer AstraJun 2021
A one bike quiver is an attractive strategy for the budget-conscious mountain biker. Besides the obvious savings, owning a single bike means you’ll have less to keep track of when it comes to maintenance. Keeping up with suspension service intervals, brake pads and chain wear is easy with just one bike in the garage. Deciding which bike, among the hundreds of available options, to make your one-and-only is a more difficult equation. Canyon’s Spectral 29 CF 9 is described by the German company as a “true all-rounder for all off-road conditions.” For a rider like me who loves the simplicity of a bike that can handle just about anything, Canyon’s vision statement is one I can get behind. So, eager to see how the Spectral would fare on Bellingham’s diverse terrain, I put it through its paces—riding everything from ultra-fast low-angle trails that are common close to town, to steeper lines farther afield. Our test model arrived with 150 millimeters of progressive rear travel and a 150-millimeter RockShox Pike Ultimate fork. Before we go on, one important note regarding spec: Riders who purchase the Spectral 29 CF 9 in North America will receive a slightly different build kit with a Fox DPX2 shock and a slightly longer 160-millimeter Fox 36 Factory fork instead of the RockShox setup included on the bike I received for the purpose of this review. In my experience, bikes with around 150 millimeters of travel and more usually come with trade-offs, mainly in that they don’t pump or have the agility and efficiency of shorter travel models.
Canyon Spectral WMN CF
Color: Soft Coral
Rock Shox Pike Select+
Deluxe Select+ RT
SRAM Pressfit DUB
Race Face Aeffect R
Race Face Aeffect Riserbar, Material: Aluminium, Rise: 20 mm
Ergon SM10 Sport Women
Iridium Dropper Post, Iridium dropper posts provide seat-height adjustability, varying depending on frame size. Internally routed, cable actuated, 30.9mm diameter.
Canyon G5 Grips, Canyon G5 lock-on grips for huge grip and control.
SRAM NX Eagle, The NX Eagle rear derailleur delivers consistent shifts thanks, in part, to its robust steel/aluminum chassis.
Truvativ Descendant 6K AL DUB 32T
SRAM NX Eagle Trigger 12s, SRAM's NX Eagle shifter helps deliver the simplicity and precision a wide-range, single-ring drivetrain.
SRAM PG-1210 Eagle 11-50 12s, SRAM's SX Eagle 11-50 cassette packs a wide, 454% gear range into a surprisingly affordable package.
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed
SRAM G2 R | SRAM G2 R, SRAM's 4-piston G2 R disc brakes boast a consistent combination of stopping power and control.
DT Swiss M 1900, Rim Material: Aluminium, Inner Width: 30 mm, Weight: 900 g | DT Swiss M 1900 XD, Rim Material: Aluminium, Inner Width: 30 mm, Freewheel: 3 Pawl, Weight: 1021 g
MAXXIS Minion DHR II 2.4'', Casing: Exo, Compound: 3C Maxx Terra, Technology: Tubeless ready | MAXXIS Dissector 2.4"
SRAM Centerline Rounded Edges, SRAM's 200mm Centerline front rotor ensures you always have stopping power to spare. | SRAM Centerline, 180mm