2023 Canyon

Grail CF SL 8 Di2

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

Manufacturer Price

$3,899
Weight19.2 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels650b / 700c Carbon
Drivetrain2 × 11 Electronic
GroupsetGRX Di2, GRX 800
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

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relaxedaggressive
Terrain
smoothrugged
Grail CF SL 8 Di2
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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)

38 mph

Grail CF SL 8 Di2

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
XXS

< 5'6"

XS

5'4" – 5'9"

SM

5'7" – 5'11"

MD

5'9" – 6'1"

LG

6'0" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'6"

XXL

6'4" +

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Reviews
Flow Mountain Bike
On Test | The new Canyon Grail ditches the Hoverbar & retains its racey attitude

Jan 2024

The second generation Canyon Grail gets ride of the proprietary front end, but doubles down on it's aggressive character.

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Escape Collective
Review: The 2024 Canyon Grail CF moves further into the racing realm - Escape Collective

Oct 2023 · James Huang

Canyon’s new Grail CF carbon fiber gravel bike family, redesigned with gravel racing in mind.

Highs
  • Better aerodynamic efficiency

  • More stable handling

  • Lots of well-done integration

  • Looks good

  • Excellent value.

Lows
  • Limited cockpit and seatpost sizes

  • Firm ride quality.

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Bikerumor
All-new Canyon Grail Reshapes Carbon Gravel Bike for Racing around More Normal Cockpit

Oct 2023

Canyon's all-new Grail is reshaped as an aero gravel race bike with integrated storage, a more conventional cockpit, and more refined handling…

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road.cc
Canyon Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 2024

Oct 2023 · Suvi Loponen

Offers a fast and reactive ride with a focus on aero gains, without compromising on comfort or versatility

Highs
  • Very comfortable

  • Efficient power transfer

  • Innovative and functional frame storage

  • Great spec

  • Looks sleek – even better with the Quickloader frame bag

Lows
  • Smallest sizes have slightly different geometry that might affect ride feel

  • Stock handlebar is wide

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Bike Perfect
Canyon Grail CF SL 7 eTap review – gravel bike with a need for speed

Apr 2023 · Richard Owen

We put one of Canyon's fast and light gravel bikes to the test and see how it rides outside its comfort zone

Highs
  • Rapid ride

  • Good value

  • Lightweight

  • Damped bar and seatpost

  • Seven frame sizes

Lows
  • Not the best on tougher trails

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off.road.cc
Canyon Grail AL 7 eTap gravel bike review

Mar 2023

For someone looking to get into gravel cycling and wanting a bike that will serve them for a long time, the Canyon Grail AL 7 eTap is an excellent option. It's easily one of the best gravel bikes I've ridden, in terms of comfort, components and value.

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Velo
Pro bike gallery: Tiffany Cromwell’s Canyon Grail CF SLX

Sep 2022 · William Tracy

Cromwell races for Canyon-SRAM on the WorldTour, but is no stranger to gravel events.

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Cycling News
Canyon Grail CF SL 7 eTap review

Jun 2022 · Aaron Borrill

Fast, balanced and versatile on almost any terrain, is the Canyon Grail the most complete gravel bike on the market?

Highs
  • Super fast on all terrain

  • Exceptional ride quality

  • Well-balanced handling manners

  • Unique handlebar assembly works

  • Relatively lightweight

  • Well priced thanks to the direct-sell model

Lows
  • Colourway not the most inspiring

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Grail CF SL Disc, Axle dimension: 12x142 mm, Tyre Clearance: 42 mm, Material: Carbon (CF)

BB StandardBB86/BB92, 86mm, Press Fit

Tire Clearance42c

ColorForest

Fork

Canyon FK0070 CF Disc, A robust carbon fibre fork offering the optimal mix of robustness, stiffness, and lightness., Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/4", Material: Carbon (CF)

Bottom Bracket

Token Ninja Lite BB4124, Bottom bracket standard: PF 86,5

Saddle

Fizik Argo Terra X5

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

Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 GS, Cage length: long

Front Derailleur

Shimano GRX Di2 RX815

Crank

Shimano RX810, Number of chainrings: 2

Shifters

Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 2s | Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 11s

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra HG800 11-34 11s, Number of sprockets: 11

Chain

Shimano CN-HG701 11s

Brakes

Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 2s | Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 11s

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 2s | Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 11s

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss GRC 1600 Spline, Rotor mount: Center Lock, Rim height: 42 mm, Wheelsize: 28" | DT Swiss GRC1600 Spline SH11, Rotor mount: Center Lock, Rim height: 42 mm, Wheelsize: 28"

Tires

Schwalbe G-One R, 40mm, Width: 40mm

Disc Rotors

Shimano Deore XT MT800, Size: 160 mm

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