2022 · CanyonSpectral 125 AL 6

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2022 Canyon Spectral 125 AL 6
MSRP$3,499
Weight34.0 lbs
SuspensionFull
Travel125mm rear, 140mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkFox Rhythm Float 36
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSLX
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Spectral 125 AL 6

28 mph

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26 mph

The Spectral 125 AL 6 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Spectral 125 AL 6 while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Reviews
The Gear Loop
Canyon Spectral 125 CF 9 review

Leon PoultneyJan 2023

With shorter travel and a lighter frame, the Canyon Spectral 125 CF 9 is designed to rip on a multitude of terrains.

Pros
  • Great handling

  • Plenty of adjustment

  • Sweet components

Cons
  • Not much weight saving over 150mm version

  • Carbon frame prone to chipping

  • Fair amount of initial set up

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Spectral 125 CF 9 – In our 2022 trail bike group test

Simon KohlerJul 2022

The Canyon Spectral 125 CF 9 combines little travel and a progressive geometry. How did it fare in our 2022 trail bike group test?

Pros
  • Feels as if it had more travel and thus inspires confidence

  • Direct handling and firm suspension

  • Pedal-neutral rear suspension uphill

Cons
  • Tires don’t do justice to the potential of the bike

  • Requires an experienced rider

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Bike Perfect
Canyon Spectral 125 CF8 review – less travel, more fun?

Guy KestevenJul 2022

Canyon’s shorter travel Spectral is a sawn-off shotgun blast bike, but does a trail bike need heavyweight enduro spec?

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Loam Wolf
Review: Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8

Nic HallJun 2022

In our Canyon Spectral 125 CF8 review, we found its confidence inspiring and can ride terrain we usually don’t think about taking a 125mm bike in. Learn more!

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BikeRadar
Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7 review

Tom MarvinJun 2022

The Spectral 125 is a hooligan of a bike that encourages you to try things you might otherwise not dare

Pros
  • Aggressive shape

  • Super-fun personality

  • Frame easy to live with

Cons
  • Sluggish at low speed on mellow terrain

  • Not a sofa-like ride

  • Thin tyres

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NSMB
2022 Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8 Review

Jun 2022

I had a blast riding the Spectral 125. With its familiar geometry I felt comfortable on it right away but it took a good few rides to recalibrate myself to the shorter travel and sharpen up my riding. Once I figured out how to ride it, the small Canyon returned the favour by giving me a feeling of being more in tune with the trails I rode and being more rewarded for the effort I put in.

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off.road.cc
2022 Canyon Spectral 125 CF8 review

May 2022

As its name suggests, the Canyon Spectral 125 is the shorter travel counterpart to the much loved Spectral. Although its meager travel figures suggest otherwise, the Spectral 125 is every bit as aggressive as its longer travel sibling but it benefits from a much more supportive rear end and a dynamic ride that’ll unleash the inner hooligan of anyone who swings a leg over.

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Pinkbike
Field Test: Canyon Spectral 125 AL 6 - When Trail Meets Enduro

Ryan PalmerApr 2022

As the most expensive bike at the value bike Field Test, it wasn’t surprising that the Canyon Spectral AL 6 was spec’d better than the rest.

Pros
  • Excellent parts spec and value

  • Feels more stable at speed than most short-travel bikes

  • Unique mix of pop and brawl

Cons
  • Long, slack geometry can be cumbersome on technical climbs

  • Lacks small bump sensitivity

  • Not the most space for water

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Geometry

Sizing
SM

< 5'10"

MD

5'7" – 6'1"

LG

5'10" – 6'5"

XL

6'2" +


Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Spectral 125

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsReal Raw; Flat Earth

Fork

FOX 36 Rhythm

Rear Shock

FOX Float X Performance

Bottom Bracket

Token BSA

Stem

Canyon G5 Stem

Handlebar

Canyon G5 Riser Bar

Saddle

Ergon SM10 Enduro, Developed on the Enduro World Series, the SM10 gives you max freedom of movement in technical terrain., On certain models, this saddle may be substituted for an alternate, equivalent Selle San Marco model., Potentially affected models include:, Spectral 6 27 (Model #3184), Spectral 6 29 (Model #3185)

Seatpost

Iridium Dropper, The Iridium dropper post offers 150-200mm of on-the-fly seat height adjustability.

Pedals

None included

Grips

Ergon GE1 Evo

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, 12-speed

Crank

Shimano SLX FC-M7120-1

Shifters

Shimano SLX, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

Shimano M6100 12-speed

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

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss AM LN 370

Tires

Maxxis Dissector 2.4", The Dissector tire offers outstanding traction and control. | Maxxis Minion DHRII 3C MaxxTerra EXO 2,4x29“

Disk Rotors

Hayes D-Series 180 mm | Rotor Hayes, 203 mm

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