2023 Canyon

Spectral CF 8 K.I.S.

A 29″ / 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components.

MSRP$4,699
Weight31.9 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 150 / 160mm
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select+
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+
Wheels29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle AXS
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

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26 mph

Spectral CF 8 K.I.S.

26 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
SM

< 5'10"

MD

5'7" – 6'1"

LG

5'10" – 6'5"

XL

6'2" +

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Reviews
MTB Mag
[Review] New Canyon Spectral CF

Feb 2024 · Marco Toniolo

Canyon introduces the new Spectral, which is one of the most multi-purpose bikes on the market. Since the previous model was unveiled in 2021, I have used it assiduously: long alpine rides, bike park days, weekends in Finale Ligure with shuttle service, and a lot of day rides on the hote trails. The Canyon Spectral 2024 hasn’t been overhauled, partly because it didn’t need to be, but it has undergone some interesting changes and is slightly heavier, but let’s go in order. The model being presented today is the CF, that is, the carbon one. So it is not quite

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BIKE Magazine
Tested: Canyon Spectral Mullet CF 8 K.I.S.

Sep 2023

Everything except the K.I.S.

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Bikerumor
Canyon Release Spectral Mullet K.I.S. with Steering Stabilizer

Jul 2023

The $4,699 USD Canyon Spectral Mullet K.I.S. benefits from the Syntace-developed steerer self-centering device said to Keep It Stable

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Flow Mountain Bike
Canyon Spectral CF 8 KIS Review | Is this the future of mountain bike steering?

May 2023

We put the Canyon Spectral CF 8 KIS to the test to see how the new steering stabiliser works, and how it impacts your riding.

Highs
  • Improved cornering performance on loose terrain

  • Significantly reduces wheel flop on the climbs

  • Simple & lightweight

  • Adjustable slider is useful for different terrain

Lows
  • KIS system adds cost & complexity

  • There are notable quirks on the trail

  • Price of entry is relatively high

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The Gear Loop
Canyon Spectral 125 CF 9 review

Jan 2023 · Leon Poultney

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

Highs
  • Great handling

  • Plenty of adjustment

  • Sweet components

Lows
  • Not much weight saving over 150mm version

  • Carbon frame prone to chipping

  • Fair amount of initial set up

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NSMB
2 Mullets: Canyon Spectral CF 8 (CLLCTV) and Torque CF8 Reviewed

Aug 2022

The 2022 versions of the big brawlin' Torque and the "go anywhere" Spectral - which one brings mo business without spoiling the party in the back?

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Loam Wolf
Review: Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8

Jun 2022 · Nic Hall

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!

Highs
  • Poppy, playful geometry

  • Progressive leverage curve

  • Just a fun all around bike

  • Quality, headache free components

Lows
  • Unsettled in big terrain at speed, which it will lure you into!

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Bicycling
The New Canyon Spectral:ON Has More Power and More Range, and Comes in 4 Models

Apr 2022

Shimano's new EP8 motor and larger 630Wh battery give this 150mm mixed-wheel-size trail bike a big boost.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

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., Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Material: Carbon (CF)

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorReflecting Grey

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Select+ RC, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Stanchion Diameter: 35 mm, Travel: 160 mm, Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" - 1,5", Offset: 44 mm, Weight: 2.34 kg

Travel160mm

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ RT

Travel150mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA, Bottom bracket standard: BSA 73, Weight: 87 g

Stem

Canyon G5, 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

Handlebar

Canyon G5, 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

Saddle

Ergon SM10 Enduro Comp, Gender: Unisex, Weight: 265 g

Seatpost

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

TypeDropper

Pedals

None included

Grips

Canyon G5

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS

Crank

SRAM GX Eagle, Number of chainrings: 1

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle AXS

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle

Chain Guide

Canyon GP0293-02 | Canyon EP1266-01 ISCG05 Plate

Brakes

SRAM Code R | SRAM Matchmaker Clamp

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss EX511 370LN, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Weight: 988 g | DT Swiss EX511, Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Weight: 1.04 kg

Tires

Maxxis Assegai, Width: 2.5", Weight: 1.02 kg | Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 2,4x27,5", Wheelsize: 27.5", Weight: 1.07 kg

Disc Rotors

SRAM Centerline Rounded, Size: 200 mm, Weight: 190 g

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