2023 · CanyonSpectral CF 8 K.I.S.

2023 Canyon Spectral CF 8 K.I.S.

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components.

MSRP€4,999 (about $5,415)
Weight31.6 lbs
Travel150mm rear, 160mm front
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 36
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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1 × 12 — 12 speed

Spectral CF 8 K.I.S.

28 mph

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The Spectral CF 8 K.I.S. is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Spectral CF 8 K.I.S. while riding downhill or sprinting.

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CANYON Spectral CF, Full-carbon frame with optimised stiffness-to-weight ratio and integrated K.I.S. technology. Our famous triple phase suspension design with the Flip Chip system for simple geometry adjustment., Travel: 150mm, Boost rear axle: 12 x 148mm

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorReflecting Grey


FOX 36 Performance Elite Grip2, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Stanchion Diameter: 36 mm, Travel: 160 mm, Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" - 1,5", Offset: 44 mm

Rear Shock

FOX Float X Performance Elite, Designed to meet the demands of aggressive trail riders, this shock combines advanced damping with light weight for outstanding performance and durability.

Bottom Bracket

Shimano MT800, Threaded, Hassle-free Shimano Hollowtech II threaded bottom bracket, Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68/73


Canyon G5 Stem, Modern design, extreme durability: Canyon G5 components were developed by our pros on the world's toughest trails., Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8", Clamping diameter: 31,8 mm


Canyon G5 Riser Bar, G5 stands for gravity riding, and category 5. This aluminium bar has superb ergonomics and durability., Clamping diameter: 31,8 mm, Width: 780 mm, Rise: 30 mm


Ergon SM10 Enduro Comp


G5 Adjustable Dropper Post, Clamp diameter: 30,9 mm, Material: Aluminium (AL)


None included


Canyon G5 Grips, Get huge grip, with or without gloves. The clamp guarantees a tight lock on the bar.

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT M8100 12speed, Precise 1x12 drivetrain.


Shimano XT M8120 32T, Number of chainrings: 1


Shimano Deore XT, 12-speed, Rear derailleur shifter, 12-speed, Textured rubber lever pad, Multi-Release, 2-way release, I-Spec EV clamp allows 14mm lateral adjustment and 20-degrees rotation adjustment, 130 g


Shimano XT, 12-speed (10-51), Cassette size: 10-51T, Gear range: 510% | Shimano XT CS-M8100 12-speed Cassette


Shimano CN-M6100 12s | Shimano CN-M6100 Deore 12-speed Chain 138 Links

Chain Guide

Canyon GP0293-02


Shimano XT M8120, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 410 g | Shimano Deore XT M8120, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 410 g


DT Swiss XM1700 29", DT Swiss' XM1700 wheelset is plenty strong. Features include wide (30mm) aluminum rims and DT's Ratchet-drive, Boost hubs., Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Wheelsize: 29"


Maxxis Minion DHRII 3C MaxxTerra EXO 2,4x29“, Wheelsize: 29" | Maxxis Minion DHRII 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 2,4x29, Width: 2,4" | Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO+ 3C MaxxTerra WT 29" x 2.4" MTB Tyre

Disk Rotors

Shimano RT86, 203mm, A big (203mm) Shimano RT86 brake rotor delivers equally big stopping power. | Shimano SM-RT86 Brake Rotor 180mm | Shimano SM-RT86 Brake Rotor 203mm

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