2022 Canyon

Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension

A carbon frame gravel bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes.

MSRP$5,299
Weight20.8 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionHardtail, 30mm
ForkRockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetForce XPLR eTap, Force eTap
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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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

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35 mph

Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension

36 mph

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Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

Sizing
SM

< 5'11"

MD

5'9" – 6'1"

LG

6'0" – 6'3"

XL

6'2" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" +

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Reviews
Cyclist
Canyon Grizl 7 review

Nov 2022 · Joseph Delves

A versatile aluminium gravel bike that’s on-trend without slavishly following fashion

Highs
  • Cheap

  • Versatile

  • Well thought-out

  • Fun

Lows
  • Not the lightest

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Canyon Grizl 7 Suspension

Sep 2022 · Jeremy Benson

The Canyon Grizl 7 Suspension is a reasonably priced, top-rated gravel bike with an aluminum-frame. It shines on the descents and over rough surfaces...

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NSMB
2022 Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 Suspension (Gravel)

Jun 2022

What the hell is the difference between mountain and gravel bikes anyway?

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Gran Fondo Magazine
Canyon Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension gravel bike in review

May 2022 · By

We already know that the Canyon Grizl is a solid and versatile gravel bike. That means the main question is how adding a suspension fork affects performance. That's why the Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension with its Rudy suspension fork and SRAM Force electronic groupset had to prove itself in direct comparison to 18 of the best gravel bikes of the year.

Highs
  • Best comfort in test

  • Widest range of applications

  • Intuitive, very fun handling

  • Incredible price-performance ratio

Lows
  • Too little flare in the drops

  • Not as clean visually as its unsuspended relatives

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The Gear Loop
Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 review

Mar 2022 · Paddy Maddison

Canyon is famous for delivering well-specified machines at competitive prices and its latest gravel/bike-packing rig is no different

Highs
  • More mounting points than you can shake a tent pole at

  • Confidence-inspiring handling

  • A lot of bike for the buck

Lows
  • Colour options won’t be for everyone

  • Weight

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Road Bike Action
CANYON GRIZL CF SL 8 REVIEW - Road Bike Action

Oct 2021 · Zap Espinoza

ECONO-MONSTER GRAVEL HAS ARRIVED

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Bikerumor
Canyon Grizl among first to go XPLRing, gets new RockShox 30mm gravel suspension

Aug 2021

Canyon Grizl to be one of the first gravel bikes transformed for off-road adventure with SRAM's complete XPLR gravel group & suspension fork!

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Bike Perfect
Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 1BY gravel bike review

Jul 2021 · Guy Kesteven

Grizl is the new adventure bike in Canyon’s gravel range, but how does it compare to the racier Grail and drop-bar all-rounders from other brands?

Highs
  • Excellent all-round balance

  • Impressively rapid and power happy

  • Rough smoothing ride

  • Stable without being dull

  • Super durable spec

  • Great direct delivery bike value

Lows
  • Potentially troublesome ThreadFit PF86 BB

  • Comes in a box, not from a shop

  • Luggage prices are higher due to Brexit

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Grizl CF SLX, Superlight frame that combines outstanding utility, versatility, and performance. Tyre clearance: 50 mm. Gravel Pro geometry for off-road stability & agility. Dropper post and suspension fork compatibility. 12 x 142 mm through axle. Weight: 955 g (size M).

Tire Clearance50c

ColorKale Smash

Fork

Rock Shox Rudy Ultimate, High-end suspension fork purpose-built for gravel riding., Air spring: RockShox Solo, Damper: RockShox Charger Race Day, Tyre clearance: 50 mm, Travel: 30 mm

Travel30mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

SRAM Pressfit RED DUB

Stem

Canyon V13, High-quality aluminium stem with square cross-sectional profile. A new handlebar clamp design increases torsional stiffness by up to 40%. Handlebar clamp diameter: 31.8 mm. Head tube diameter: 1 1/4".

Handlebar

Canyon HB0063

Saddle

Fizik Argo Terra X5, Short-nose, pressure-relieving saddle., Shell material: carbon fibre-reinforced nylon., Rail material: S-alloy.

Seatpost

Canyon S15 VCLS 2.0 CF, Material: Carbon, Setback: 13 mm / 25 mm, Technology: VCLS 2.0 | Fliphead, Weight: 220 g

TypeRigid

Pedals

None included

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Force XPLR eTap AXS, 12-speed, Wireless derailleur with proven eTap shift logic, AXS connectivity, and advanced chain management. 1-by-specific design.

Crank

SRAM Force 1 40T, 12-speed, High-performance single-chainring crankset. Crank arm length: 172.5 mm (size M). Chainring size: 40T.

Shifters

SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 2s, Left-hand shifter. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust. | SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12s, Right-hand shifter. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.

Cassette

SRAM Force XPLR XG-1271, 12-speed, 10-44, Gravel-specific cassette, optimised for electronic shifting., Size: 10-44T, Gearing range: 440%, Tech: X-Range gearing, MINI CLUSTER technology for light weight and durability.

Chain

SRAM FORCE D1 12-speed

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 2s, Left-hand shifter. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust. | SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12s, Right-hand shifter. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.

Wheels
Rims

Reynolds ATR, Rim Material: Carbon, Rim Height: 40 mm, Inner Width: 23 mm | Reynolds ATR XDR, All-road tubeless-ready carbon wheels with wider rims for higher-volume tyres., Internal rim width: 23 mm, Rim depth: 40 mm

Tires

Schwalbe G-One Bite 45mm, Specialist gravel tyres. Open tread design and strong outer blocks provide traction on loose surfaces and stability when cornering. Technology: Tubeless Easy for simple tubeless setup.

Disc Rotors

SRAM Centerline, 160mm, Disc Mount: Centerlock

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