2023 Canyon

Neuron CF 9 SL

A 27.5″ / 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components.
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MSRP$5,699  
Weight28.7 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 130 / 140mm
ForkFox Factory Float 34
ShockFox Float DPS Factory
Wheels27.5″ / 29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle AXS, X1
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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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)

26 mph

Neuron CF 9 SL

26 mph

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Sizing
XS

< 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'10"

MD

5'8" – 6'1"

LG

5'11" – 6'4"

XL

6'3" +

Rider Fit Notes
  • 5'7", size SM, Just right
Price History
Reviews
Singletrack World
Canyon Neuron AL 6 review

Oct 2023 · Aran Francis

If you just want a no-nonsense mountain bike at an attractive priuce point, the Canyon Neuron AL 6 is a very good answer.

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Canyon Neuron 5

Aug 2023 · Pat Donahue

The Canyon Neuron 5 is a fast and efficient trail bike with conservative geometry. This bike has a bit of an old-school attitude and that is exactly what...

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Pinkbike
Review: 2023 Canyon Neuron CF 9

May 2023 · Henry Quinney

The 66-degree head angle is slack enough, and will give the right feeling for people who probably have a more classic version of trail biking in mind, rather than riding more extreme trails on a lighter bike.

Highs
  • Fast, efficient climber with sharp handling

  • Good value, with plenty of spec options in Europe

  • Has a lot of balance for true trail riding

  • Some great frame features

  • Like a very, very capable XC bike

Lows
  • Suspension choices don't match up to the geometry

  • Not as capable as other trail bikes of the same travel

  • Developed creaks early on in the test period

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Bikerumor
All-New Canyon Neuron updates modern, more capable do-it-all trail mountain bike

Mar 2023

The new 2023 Canyon Neuron trail bike gets every update you could wish for in a modernized mountain bike - lighter, stiffer & more capable than ever

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BikeRadar
Canyon Neuron CF 9 SL review

Mar 2023 · Luke Marshall

Canyon hits the nail on the head with this true all-rounder that will tackle a wide variety of trails and give you a wonderful time doing so

Highs
  • Neat frame integration

  • Covers ground fast, yet can still get loose

  • Reasonable price considering the spec

  • Powerful brakes

Lows
  • Frame has limitations

  • Stiff handlebars

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MBR
Canyon Neuron 6 (2023) review - MBR

Mar 2023 · Danny Milner

The affordably-priced Canyon Neuron is a versatile, back-to-basics mountain bike, designed to be as adept as clocking up the miles as delivering the smiles on fun singletrack. So does it deliver against those promises? Best mountain bikes: XC, hardtail, trail and enduro for all budgets Best budget full-suspension bikes Need to know Entry-level trail bike with 130mm travel 11 bike range, offering both carbon and alloy-framed options starts at £1,849 Small frame sizes come with 27.5in wheels, larger sizes get 29in wheels Updates include more progressive geometry, integrated protection and a focus on low maintenance  The Canyon Neuron was only launched in 2017, but its roots can be traced right back to the brand’s very inception. It was the replacement for the full-suspension Nerve; a bike that was born all the way back in 2002. And it happened to be the first Canyon model we ever tested here at MBR. That bike was the 2011 Nerve XC 5.0, and it featured an alloy frame with 120mm of travel and 26in wheels. It also weighed 12.9kg and cost £1,188 excluding the box and shipping.  This new Canyon Neuron might have radically different geometry to its forebear, wheels that are 3in bigger in diameter, and a price and weight that have succumbed a little to middle-aged spread, but it’s still intended to be an affordable, versatile, friendly trail bike that is as approachable for beginners as it is thrilling to experienced riders. Unfortunately the first generation Neuron (at least in my opinion) fell wide of its intended mark.  Canyon chose to take a very cautious approach at a time when geometry and sizing was settling down after a period of rapid evolution. Which meant that the head angle was too steep, the seat angle was too slack, the wheelbase was dinky, and the seat tube too long. As a result, the bike was twitchy and unstable on descents, and the steering too light when climbing. Ultimately, the 2017 Canyon Neuron was out of date from the moment it hit the market. Which was a huge shame, because the suspension was excellent, with a smooth, supple response to small bumps while never being overwhelmed by rougher terrain.  Canyon Neuron frame So does this updated version correct the mistakes of its predecessor? It’s obvious that the latest bike is an entirely different proposition just by comparing the old and new side-profiles. The seat angle is visibly steeper, the head angle obviously slacker and the reach appreciably longer. To put numbers on these changes, the seat angle is 1.5º steeper, the head angle a similar amount slacker, the seat tubes are around 20mm lower, and the reach has grown by between 10mm and 40mm depending on the frame size. And TLDR; these changes to the geometry transform the Neuron for the better.  But before I get to the ride, let’s run through the basics of the range. Available in either carbon or alloy, the Neuron frame delivers 130mm of travel matched with a 140mm travel …Continue reading »

Highs
  • Hyper-fast. Friendly yet rewarding geometry. Excellent value.

Lows
  • Seat tube could be a bit shorter. Saddle is a bit too racy.

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NSMB
Canyon Neuron CF9 SL

Mar 2023

More trail-friendly than a Lux, not as burly as a Spectral, the Neuron is Canyon’s bread and butter mountain bike. How does it respond to getting hit with the Longer/Slacker/More stick?

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The Gear Loop
Canyon takes the wraps off its all-new Neuron: the ultimate adventure mountain bike

Mar 2023

The Neuron is now lighter, tougher and more capable than ever

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Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Neuron, Superlight carbon full-suspension MTB frame featuring a balanced geometry which combines trail capability with all-day comfort., Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Material: Carbon (CF), Weight: 5.38 lbs

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorMoss Green

Fork

FOX 34 Float Factory FIT4, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Stanchion Diameter: 34 mm, Travel: 140 mm, Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" - 1,5", Offset: 44 mm

Travel140mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

FOX Float DPS Factory

Travel130mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA, Bottom bracket standard: BSA 73, Weight: 0.19 lbs

Stem

Race Face Turbine R, Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8", Clamping diameter: 35,0 mm

Handlebar

Race Face Next 35, Clamping diameter: 35,0 mm, Width: 760 mm, Rise: 20 mm

Saddle

Ergon SM10 Sport Men, Gender: Male, Weight: 0.88 lbs

Seatpost

Canyon G5, Clamp diameter: 30,9 mm, Material: Aluminium (AL)

TypeDropper

Pedals

None included

Grips

Ergon GA20

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, Weight: 0.75 lbs

Crank

SRAM X1 C Eagle 30T, Number of chainrings: 1

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, Weight: 1.15 lbs

Cassette

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed (10-52), Number of sprockets: 12

Chain

SRAM X01 Eagle Chain 12s

Chain Guide

Canyon EP1538-01 Chain Guide

Brakes

SRAM Matchmaker Clamp | SRAM Code RSC | SRAM Code RSC

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss XMC 1501, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Rim height: 25 mm, Inner width: 30 mm, Weight: 1.91 lbs | DT Swiss XMC 1501, Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Rim height: 25 mm, Inner width: 30 mm, Weight: 2.07 lbs

Tires

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.4" bronze skin, Width: 2.4" | Schwalbe Wicked Will 29x2.4" bronze skin, Width: 2.4"

Disc Rotors

SRAM HS2, Size: 180 mm, Weight: 0.38 lbs

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