2022 Canyon Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension

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

2022 Canyon Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension
MSRP$6,499
Spec Level
Weight20.8 lbs
SuspensionHardtail
Travel30mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetForce XPLR eTap, Force eTap
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension

35 mph

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The Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Grizl CF SLX 8 eTap Suspension won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Canyon Grizl 7 review

Joseph DelvesNov 2022

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

Pros
  • Cheap

  • Versatile

  • Well thought-out

  • Fun

Cons
  • Not the lightest

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Canyon Grizl 7 Suspension

Jeremy BensonSep 2022

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...

Pros
  • Reasonable price

  • Suspension fork

  • Great on the descents and rough surfaces

  • Nice component spec

  • Comes in both carbon and aluminum frames and multiple builds

Cons
  • Fairly heavy

  • Longer reach

  • Fewer accessory mounts than rigid fork version

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

Tobias HörschMay 2022

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.

Pros
  • Best comfort in test

  • Widest range of applications

  • Intuitive, very fun handling

  • Incredible price-performance ratio

Cons
  • 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

Paddy MaddisonMar 2022

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

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

  • Confidence-inspiring handling

  • A lot of bike for the buck

Cons
  • Colour options won’t be for everyone

  • Weight

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

Zap EspinozaOct 2021

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

Guy KestevenJul 2021

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?

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Canyon Grizl Review: Gravel Super Bike

Miles ArbourMay 2021

Released today, the Canyon Grizl is a new drop-bar gravel bike with clearance for 700 x 50mm tires, lots of mounting points, and features that cater to long days in the saddle. We’ve been testing out the Grizl CF SL 8 build prior to today’s release, equipped with a set of co-branded Apidura bags, to discover what it does best. Find our review here...

Pros
  • Impressively smooth thanks to high-quality carbon and VCLS seatpost

  • Lightweight and fast

  • Fork mounts, downtube mounts, and lots of frame bag space

  • Apidura collab bags are a nice touch

  • Huge size range from XXS to XXL

Cons
  • Low stack and long reach won’t be for everyone

  • Gearing optimized for speed, not great for loaded climbs

  • 1 ¼” steerer

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Geometry

Sizing
SM

< 5'11"

MD

5'9" – 6'1"

LG

6'0" – 6'3"

XL

6'2" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" +


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

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

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

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.

Disk Rotors

SRAM Centerline, 160mm, Disc Mount: Centerlock

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