2023 · CanyonStrive:ON CFR

2023 Canyon Strive:ON CFR

A 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension enduro e-bike with high-end components. Compare the full range

MSRP€6,999 (about $7,582)
Weight53.6 lbs
Travel160mm rear, 170mm front
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 38
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetXT, e*thirteen
MotorBosch 250W 85Nm mid-drive
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Canyon Strive:ON CFR review

Nick ClarkMay 2023

Canyon’s new Strive:ON CFR electric enduro bike has its eyes set firmly on the UCI E-Enduro World Cup Series – but how does it ride?

  • Responsive motor

  • Great climbing geometry

  • Mullet setup aids on tight turns

  • Occasional pedal strikes

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All-New Canyon Strive:ON CFR Races Enduro eBike to World Cup eMTB EDR Series

May 2023

The all-new Canyon Strive:ON CFR drops in a true race-ready carbon enduro ebike powered by leading Bosch powertrain and Fabien Barel proven geometry…

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
2023 Canyon Strive:ON CFR first ride review - Thoroughbred racer or eMTB all-rounder?

Simon KohlerMay 2023

The Canyon Strive:ON CFR was developed as an e-enduro racer. But how does it fare as an all-rounderwhat about its all round qualities?

  • Excellent performance at a fair price

  • Trail machine for beginners and experienced riders alike

  • Great all round potential

  • Short riders struggle to find a suitable size

  • Dropper post is slightly too short

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EMTB Forums
3 new Canyon emtbs are out – and a Strive:ON video

Knut NesMay 2023

Canyon take emtb releases to a new level. They’re launching three new 2024 emtbs in one go. There’ll be just a short segment about the Grand Canyon:ON at the end of the article. We’re here for the full suspension bikes, the properly updated...

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The Canyon Strive:ON e-bike is a winner before it's even entered a race - MBR

Danny MilnerMay 2023

For a brand so focused on racing (and so proficient at building one of the best e-bikes on the market in the shape of the Spectral:ON), it was only a matter of time before Canyon designed a competition enduro e-bike. What’s more of a surprise is how accomplished the new Strive:ON is without a number zip-tied to the bars. Looking for the lowdown on the updates and what the full range looks like? Check out our essential guide to the new Canyon Strive:ON. Need to know Race-ready enduro e-bike with 170mm front/160mm rear travel Bosch motor with 85Nm and 600W peak power – top model gets the lighter Race motor with 2m overrun feature Either 625Wh or 750Wh battery enclosed by carbon chassis – choose your battery to suit the race Four frame sizes, all with a mixed wheel set-up Three models with prices starting from £5,699 What are the ingredients needed to make a bespoke enduro race e-bike? A Bosch motor for that fast, predictable response and powerful overrun to slingshot you out of tight corners and boost you through technical chess moves on the timed climb stage. An accessible battery compartment for those mandatory power pack changes. A tight, manoeuvrable, compliant chassis that carries speed and conserves energy with the suspension kinematics tuned to provide ample grip rather than ultimate progression when landing big drops and moto jumps. Maybe a little more ground clearance for those mid-stage sprints.  Not just a race bike If those are the pieces of the puzzle then the finished jigsaw might well end up looking like the new Canyon Strive:ON – a purpose-built competition bike that happens to be rather good when the clock isn’t ticking. Which is a good thing, seeing as the proportion of people who race e-enduro at a top level is minuscule compared to the hordes of riders hacking around their local trails at the weekend just looking to have a blast with their mates. More on how the Strive:ON rides a little further on, but for now let’s take a look at the bike itself, and how it differs from the excellent Canyon Spectral:ON.  Why the Strive:ON doesn’t get the Shapeshifter Firstly, the Strive:ON looks more like the Spectral:ON than the unassisted Strive. The shock runs inline with the seatstays, anchored to the down tube at the forward eyelet, rather than sitting parallel to the seat tube as it does on the analogue Strive. With far less room to work with between the top of the motor and the underside of the top tube, Canyon couldn’t have replicated the layout of the analogue Strive if it had wanted to. Also missing from the e-bike version is the Shapeshifter travel and geo switch with its on-the-fly adjustment. With 600W and 85Nm of torque on tap from the Bosch motor, pedalling efficiency just isn’t that important on an e-bike, so Canyon could do away with the extra weight and complexity, freeing up space inside the front triangle for a water …Continue reading »

  • A blistering race bike that’s just as capable outside the tape. Great value. Well considered spec.

  • We’re bored of green paint – can’t we have some bright colours?

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The 2024 Canyon Strive:ON (Brand new) + Torque:ON eMTB (Redesigned)

May 2023

Big days in the e-saddle at the site of the first ever EWS race in Massa Marittima, Italy riding an e-enduro race platform and a self-shuttling park eMTB.

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First Ride: Canyon's New Strive:On

Dario DiGiulioMay 2023

Fabien Barel helped develop the new Strive:On, which has aggressive geometry and a focus on speed.

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The Gear Loop
Canyon Strive:ON CFR review: thoroughbred racer gets electrified

May 2023

This speedy descender receives a Bosch Performance Line motor for a scintillating ride, uphill or down

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Canyon Strive:ON, Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Material: Carbon (CF)

BB StandardBosch, Press Fit

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorLiquid Forest


Fox 38 Performance Elite Grip2, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Stanchion Diameter: 38 mm, Travel: 170 mm, Offset: 44 mm

Rear Shock

FOX X2 Performance

Bottom Bracket

Bosch, press-fit


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




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


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.


e*thirteen E-Spec Plus BOSCH


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 SLX, 12-speed (10-51), Cassette size: 10-51T. Gear range: 510%. | Shimano CS-M7100 MTB 12-speed Cassette


Shimano CN-M6100 12s, 12-speed chain with extended inner plate for improved chain engagement and retention. | Shimano CN-M6100 Deore 12-speed Chain 138 Links | Shimano SM-CN910 12-speed Quick-Link Chain Connector

Chain Guide

Canyon GP0437-01 Chain guide


Shimano Deore XT M8120 | Shimano Disc Brake XT


DT Swiss HX1700, Axle dimension: 15x110 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Rim height: 21 mm, Hub Technology: Spline, Inner width: 30 mm, Wheelsize: 29", Rim material: Aluminium | DT Swiss HX1700 12x148, Axle dimension: 12x148 mm, Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt, Rim height: 21 mm, Free hub: Shimano, Hub Technology: Spline, Inner width: 30 mm, Wheelsize: 27.5", Rim material: Aluminium


Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxTerra, Width: 2.4" | Maxxis Assegai 3C MaxxGrip, Width: 2,5" | Maxxis Assegai EXO+ TR MaxxTerra WT 29" x 2.5" MTB Tyre

Disk Rotors

Shimano SM-RT66, Size: 220 mm | Shimano RT66, Size: 203 mm | Shimano SM-RT66 Brake Rotor 220mm | Shimano SM-RT66 Brake Rotor 203mm

Electric Components

Bosch Performance Line CX, Powerful, high-torque motor with the power to surge up the steepest off-road climbs.


Depending on your selected configuration.

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