2021 Canyon

Torque:ON 8

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro e-bike with upper mid-range components.
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MSRP$5,699
Weight52.3 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 175 / 180mm
ForkRockShox ZEB
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSLX, Shimano
MotorShimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive
BatteryShimano 504Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Ride Feel

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Terrain
easyextreme
Handling
nimblestable
Torque:ON 8
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

28 mph

Torque:ON 8

26 mph

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Highest gear

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Spec Level

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Sizing
SM

< 5'10"

MD

5'8" – 6'1"

LG

5'11" – 6'4"

XL

6'3" +

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Reviews
EMTB Forums
Canyon Torque:On 8 review

Oct 2021

We pointed the bike into a really rocky descent and we were a bit surprised. We’re so used to long travel 29er emtbs being super stable bikes that will straightline “anything”. The Canyon Torque:On 8 was different though. In hindsight, that really was to be expected. The smaller 27.5″ front wheel has less rollover abilities compared a 29″ wheel. And the short rear end favours playfullness and a faster steering. Check out the video for the whole story.

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MTB Mag
[Tested] Canyon Torque:On 8

Aug 2021 · Ian Collins

Over the last few months, I’ve been spending some time on the 27.5″ wheeled long travel Canyon Torque:On 8. The particular model that I’ve been testing varies substantially compared to the US version that’s available to the public, due to different specs. However, it shares the same of the aluminum frame, motor, battery and in house bits such as the cockpit. For the bulk of this test I’ll be primarily focused on ride characteristics such as handling and duty as well as battery/power delivery. There isn’t much sense getting too far into the weeds over the details of components since

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Torque:ON 9 – Season ticket included?

Jul 2021 · Peter Walker

No shuttle, no problem! The Canyon Torque:ON 9 feels like an MX bike in the air and beams you straight to the trailhead. But the added weight doesn't just come with bring advantages. Read our full review on to find out how the Torque:ON eMTB fared against its analogue opponents in our bike park group test.

Highs
  • Shuttle included in the price (only as long as the battery lasts)

  • Very stable in the air

  • Excellent traction in open corners and on technical terrain

Lows
  • Background noise of the EP8 motor and chain rubbing against the tire

  • High weight makes the bike stick to the trail

  • Limited support from the rear suspension

  • Brake rotor with the wrong pads

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Loam Wolf
2021 eMTB Shootout: Canyon Torque:ON

Mar 2021

When it comes to evaluating the Canyon Torque On, it's impossible to not discuss the polarizing duality of how it performs.

Highs
  • One of the best descenders

  • Killer suspension feel

  • Snappy, fun, spritely

  • Price

  • Looks good

Lows
  • BB is WAY too low

  • Constant crank/pedal strikes while pedaling

  • 504Wh Battery

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MBR
Canyon Torque:ON 9 first ride review - MBR

Mar 2021 · Jamie Darlow

Canyon Torque:ON 9 is Canyon's newest electric mountain bike boasts both catlike agility and big travel… can it really balance both?

Highs
  • Big travel enduro e-bike, but with genuinely playful ride characteristics. Great geometry. The spec is excellent, and the price is great too.

Lows
  • The EP8 feels underpowered next to Bosch, and the 504Wh battery isn’t big enough.

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
Premiere: New Canyon Torque:ON 2021 first ride review – Fun downhill, relaxed uphill!

Feb 2021 · Jonas Müssig

We tested the new and capable Canyon Torque:ON 2021 with its Shimano EP8 motor, 180/175 mm travel, a small 500 Wh battery and tell you what it’s capable of.

Highs
  • Capable downhill

  • Plush and defined suspension

  • Bold battery concept

Lows
  • Puncture prone tires

  • Struggles on technical uphills

  • Short-stroke dropper post in size L

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Flow Mountain Bike
Canyon Torque:ON | Brand New Long Travel e-MTB Launched

Feb 2021

In case you hadn’t heard already, Canyon Bicycles has just announced that its full electric mountain bike range is now available in Australia. As part of that announcement, Canyon is also launching a brand new platform called the Torque:ON. As the German brand’s biggest travel e-MTB to date, the Canyon Torque:ON follows in the footsteps …

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Pinkbike
Canyon Releases New Torque:On & Upgrades Spectral:On With EP8 Motor

Feb 2021 · Mike Kazimer

Canyon have electrified their Torque freeride bike for 2021, and also upgraded the motor on several models to Shimano's new EP8 system.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Torque:ON, Aluminium frame, 175mm of rear suspension, award-winning Triple Phase Suspension design, internal battery, Boost 148 rear spacing, post-style brake mount (203)

BB StandardSTEPS, Press Fit

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorsShades of Stealth; Shades of the Forest

Fork

Rockshox ZEB R, 180mm, 180mm of front suspension, 27.5 fork, Boost 110 spacing, 38mm stanchions, DebonAir air spring, Charger R compression damping, rebound damping adjuster

Travel180mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select, 250x70, 175mm of rear suspension. The Super Deluxe Select delivers true long-travel performance, highly tunable DebonAir™ spring, adjustable rebound damping

Travel175mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

STEPS, press-fit

Stem

Canyon:ON Stem, 35mm clamp diameter, 40mm length

Handlebar

Canyon:ON HB0056 Riser bar, Aluminum, 780mm width, 35mm clamp diameter, 20mm rise

Saddle

Canyon SD:ON, Perfect for long rides in a seated position or on steep climbs, extra padding around sit bones, additional rear support prevents you from sliding backwards on steep climbs, chromoly rails, durable nylon composite shell, 290 g

Seatpost

Iridium Dropper Post, Iridium dropper posts provide seat-height adjustability, varying depending on frame size. Internally routed, cable actuated, 30.9mm diameter.

TypeDropper

Grips

Canyon Lock-On Grips

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, 12-speed

Crank

Shimano STEPS e-MTB crank arms, Designed for the rigors of E-MTB riding, 24mm spindle, 160mm crank arms

Shifters

Shimano SLX, 12-speed

Cassette

Shimano SLX, 12-speed (10-51), Cassette size: 10-51T. Gear range: 510%.

Chain

Shimano M6100 12-speed, SIL-TEC treatment for extended offroad durability, HYPERGLIDE+ shift technology, quick link for easy connect and tool-free assembly

Brakes

Shimano SLX 4-piston front brake, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 444 g | Shimano SLX 4-piston rear brake, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 444 g

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss H-1900 Spline, 27.5", Rear wheel made for the demands of E-MTBs. DT Swiss Hybrid/370 3-pawl hub with steel freehub, Boost 148 spacing, reinforced DT Hybrid 1 spokes, aluminum tubeless-ready DT Swiss 27.5" rim, 35mm inner width | DT Swiss H-1900 Spline, 27.5", Front wheel made for the demands of E-MTBs. DT Swiss Hybrid/370 front hub with Boost 110 spacing, aluminum tubeless-ready DT Swiss 27,5" rim, 30mm inner width

Tires

Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5x2.5", 3C MaxxTerra compound | Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.6", EXO+ casing, Tubeless Ready design, 3C MaxxTerra tread compound

Disc Rotors

Shimano EM600 STEPS rear rotor, 203mm, Specifically designed to work with E-MTB speed sensors. ICE TECH design reduces heat build-up and brake fade, center-lock mounting for quick installation/removal | Shimano SLX rotor, 203mm, High-power 4-piston Deore brake, quick pad retraction, compatible with ICE TECH brake pads

Electric Components
Motor

Shimano Steps EP8 Motor

Battery

Shimano Steps BT-E8035

Display

Shimano Steps SC-E7000 Display

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