2023 Canyon

Stoic 3

A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame hardtail trail bike with upper mid-range components.
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Weight34.5 lbs  
SuspensionHardtail, 140mm
ForkRockShox 35 Silver
Wheels27.5″ / 29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSX Eagle, NX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Canyon Stoic 2 review - MBR

Aug 2023 · Alan Muldoon

If you’ve been following our Hardtail of the Year test, you’re probably wondering why the Canyon Stoic 2 wasn’t in the mix. And the answer is simple. It didn’t arrive on time to make the cut. Now that it’s here though, and with the Hardtail of the Year test still front of mind, I wanted to see how the Canyon would have stacked up in the sub £1k category of that test. Frame At first glance, the alloy frame on this 29er hardtail has a more modern profile than either the Voodoo Bizango Pro or the Vitus Sentier 29. Digging into the numbers confirms that; the low slung top tube combined with a slack 64.1º head angle and generous 475mm reach on the size L make the Stoic longer, slacker and lower than both of those bikes.  Best hardtail mountain bikes: reviewed and rated by experts Best of all, the Stoic comes in six unique frame sizes to guarantee a perfect fit. Canyon even mixes wheel sizes across the size range: XXS, XS and S get 27.5in wheels, M, L and XL roll on full 29in. I feel that Canyon has missed a trick by not offering a MX option though. Still, with all of the standover clearance it’s really easy to up size if you want a longer, more stable bike. Not that you’ll need to do so, because the Stoic is roughly one full size longer in the cockpit than the Voodoo, Vitus and On-One, so if anything, you’re more likely to go the other way.   On the scale the Stoic 2 is comparable in weight with the Calibre Line T3-27 and the On-One Scandal SX. But it’s worth noting that both of those bike sport dropper posts. It has a similar tyre spec to the Vitus, which does not have a dropper post, and weighed in at 13.9kg, so the Stoic 2 is marginally heavier at 14.68kg.  Suspension Some of that additional weight is in the steel upper tubes of the 140mm travel Suntour XCR 34 29 Air fork. The suspension fork has a smooth composed action, and feels less erratic than some of the entry-level RockShox forks we’ve tested. Which means you can ride harder and with more confidence as it helps limit the bigger swings in dynamic geometry you get on most hardtails with longer travel forks.  How long the fork will stay that way is anyone’s guess and getting it serviced, or sourcing spare parts, isn’t going to be as straightforward as with a RockShox unit, as most shops won’t be interested in cracking it open just in case they open up a can of worms. Especially when the bike was bought directly from Canyon.  Drivetrain In terms of drivetrain, Canyon has gone with the light action Shimano Deore 10 speed, with a recent switch to the new 10-speed Shimano Cues U600 on the latest model. It’s been smart with the gearing too. The smaller 30t chainring ensures that you can still keep the …Continue reading »

  • Great geometry and comprehensive size range. Excellent tyres and brakes. Dropper post ready

  • No quick release seat collar or dropper post. No lock on grips. No pedals

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Vital MTB
2021 Canyon Stoic 4 Bike

Oct 2021 · Sspomer

A can't-go-wrong hardtail for both experienced and new MTB riders

  • Price

  • Looks great

  • Fork spec

  • External rear brake line routing - no bleeding

  • Decent hub engagement

  • 170mm dropper on our medium

  • Solid trail geometry

  • Versatility

  • Wheel / tire / rotational weight

  • Tires too aggressive for many conditions

  • Cable and hose lengths out of box were long

  • Stem is unnecessarily complicated

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2021 Canyon Stoic 4

Aug 2021

"The Stoic is built with geometry meant for aggressive riding, spec’d to take a beating, go back to do it all again tomorrow..."

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Canyon Stoic 4 2021 on review - A hardtail for MTB beginners?

Jun 2021 · Peter Walker

Do you even need a full suspension mountain bike to have fun on the trail? With their progressive Stoic hardtail, Canyon want to offer an accessible gateway to the trail riding dimension. Retailing at € 1,699, the Stoic 4 features an alloy frame, rolls on 29” wheels and offers 140 mm travel at the front. After putting the Canyon through the wringer, we can tell you whether it's a sensible and affordable alternative to a full suspension bike or even just an exciting trail rocket!

  • Comfortable pedalling position

  • Good climber on easy trails

  • Precise and direct handling

  • Poor build quality

  • Critical spec, especially the wheels and brakes

  • Poor value for money, even in light of the low price

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Loam Wolf
Review: Canyon Stoic 4 Hardtail

Apr 2021 · Ryan Ackerman

A true jack of all trades, the Stoic begs to play and ride terrain you might feel like your current hardtail might not be able to handle.

  • Comfort and Stability

  • Price Tag

  • Cable Routing

  • 170mm Dropper

  • Tire Combo

  • Grips and Seat

  • Brake Modulation

  • On the Heavier Side

  • Only 1 Color Option

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Canyon Stoic 4 review

Mar 2021 · Ed Thomsett

Fast geometry and a solid build kit have allowed Canyon to maximise the descending capability of a rigid-framed bike

  • Modern geometry

  • Well-considered componentry

  • Versatile, gravity loving all-rounder

  • Aluminium frame can be harsh

  • Long, low shape has trade-offs with snappy handling

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Flow Mountain Bike
Canyon Stoic Review | More yahoos for less dollarydoos!

Feb 2021

Equipped with a 140mm fork, chunky tyres and slack geometry, Canyon's new hardcore hardtail aims to bring Spectral-like capability into a simpler and cheaper package. To see just how capable it is for the money, we put the new Stoic 4 to the test on both the trail and the street. Read on for our Canyon Stoic review!

  • Tough, no-nonsense alloy frame

  • Spot-on geometry

  • RockShox Pike is such a good performer

  • Sticky, durable and well-damped tyres

  • Heavy duty wheelset

  • Terrific overall value for money

  • Frame protection is severely lacking

  • We'd love a saddle with more cushioning

  • The auto-ejecting bottle cage

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All-new Canyon Stoic trail hardtail proves you don't need MTB full-suspension to have fun

Dec 2020

Canyon's all-new progressive Stoic trail hardtails take affordable mountain bikes to new level, beyond XC's reach to a all-rounder sweet spot!

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Canyon Stoic, Hugely capable hardtail trail bike with progressive geometry., Material: Aluminium (AL)

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorTermite Red


ROCKSHOX 35 Silver TurnKey, Travel: 140 mm, Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" - 1,5", Weight: 2.28 kg


Bottom Bracket

SRAM PowerSpline, Bottom bracket standard: BSA 73, Weight: 400 g




JD MTB, The Stoic's cockpit is dialed for aggressive trail riding thanks to its combination of short stem and wide (780mm) riser bars., Width: 780 mm


VELO VL-5120


Iridium Dropper, Clamp diameter: 30,9 mm, Material: Aluminium (AL)



None included


Canyon G5

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle, Cage length: long, Weight: 345 g


SRAM SX EAGLE, Number of chainrings: 1


SRAM NX Eagle Trigger 12s


SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, Number of sprockets: 12




SRAM Guide T | SRAM DB8 | SRAM DB8, Number of pistons: 4

TypeHydraulic Disc


Alexrims DP30 Shimano TC500-B, Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Rotor mount: Center Lock, Rim material: Aluminium, Weight: 1.35 kg | Alexrims DP30 Shimano TC500-B, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Rotor mount: Center Lock, Rim material: Aluminium, Weight: 1.05 kg


Schwalbe Hans Dampf, Wheelsize: 29", Weight: 1.05 kg | Schwalbe Magic Mary, Width: 2.4", Weight: 1.15 kg

Disc Rotors

SRAM Centerline Rounded, Size: 200 mm, Weight: 228 g | SRAM Centerline Rounded, Size: 180 mm, Weight: 193 g

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