2023 Canyon

Torque 27.5 AL 5

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with upper mid-range components.

MSRP$2,999
Weight35.6 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 175 / 180mm
ForkRockShox ZEB Select
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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26 mph

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26 mph

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Reviews
MBR
Canyon Torque 29 AL 6 first ride review - MBR

Feb 2023 · Jamie Darlow

There are subtle differences between the best enduro mountain bikes, and the best bike park shredders. So where does the Canyon Torque 29 fit in, exactly? Look at it one way and it’s clearly a park bike, with 170mm travel front and rear, MaxxGrip Maxxis tyres and big-hit DT Swiss FR2070 wheels. Take another look though and you’ll see the super-steep and pedal-friendly seat tube angle, 29in wheels front and rear, and you might be tempted to buy it as an enduro race bike. (You’d have to change those tyres for most UK trails though.) Need to know Alloy version of the new carbon Torque launched early in 2022 170mm travel front and rear, delivered through Fox Float Performance suspension Big sizing and three sizes, with the reach on the size XL 29 stretching beyond 500mm Burly downhill build, with solid rims tough tyres, but still reasonable weight at 16.9kg (37.3lb) Options galore: Torque comes in carbon, alloy, mullet, 29in and 27.5in versions The fact is, Canyon has built the new aluminium version of the Torque to wear many hats, from shuttling in the Alps to heavy trail bike duty, and everything in between. It already has a dedicated enduro bike in the Canyon Strive, and a downhill bike called the Sender, and the Torque is really there to be every bike to every rider. That’s the marketing spiel anyway, but we’re here to get to the truth of it and figure out the Torque’s real force. The new bike launched in carbon-only in 2022, and the recent addition of the alloy version here shares much of its geometry and features. The Torque 29 AL 6 is claimed to be stiffer than the old 27.5in bike it replaces, and also 200g lighter with updated tubing profiles, although 200g more would have made zero difference to its overall weight. We’ll get to all that in a minute. Canyon has made the geometry more aggressive, building in a slacker head angle, steeper seat tube, generous reach and longer wheelbase too. All standard upgrades for any bike in 2022. There’s no flip chip to tune it all with though, unlike on the carbon bike, instead you potentially get the best of both worlds because Canyon has fixed the head angle at the low setting, and the seat tube angle at the steep orientation. I measured it up at 63.4º on the head angle, and 79.8º for the effective seat angle with the saddle at 750mm from the centre of the BB. Very slack and very steep then, in that order. It’s a big bike too. In size XL, Canyon has been munificent with the bike’s geometry and sizing and it stands up well compared with the competition. The reach on my size XL measured up north of 500mm which is spot on for the size, and the wheelbase crept over 1,300mm, which puts it about on par with the biggest S5 Enduro from Specialized. It’s a four bar linkage bike, just like the …Continue reading »

Highs
  • Great level of component where Fox X2 shock and 38 fork really shine. Calm and composed ride, ready for anything pointing downhill. Good value for money.

Lows
  • Not one for lugging round climbs, it rolls slowly and is tardy to accelerate on mellow trails due to the sticky compound tyres.

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Revolution Mountain Bike Magazine
[R]eviewed // Canyon Torque 29 CF9

Jan 2023

Canyon have built a reputation on their bikes looking amazing but also delivering in performance. So, when the crew from the [R]evo test team were given the opportunity to throw a leg over Canyons brand new Torque for review, it’s no secret the team were pretty damn excited! Words // Scotty Prendergast  Photos // Matt Staggs  First impressions, what did you guys think when you first got this sucker out of the box? Well, this is something we don’t really […]

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Loam Wolf
2022 Enduro Shootout: Canyon Torque 29

Nov 2022

From the value to the impressive performance on a wide variety of trails, the Canyon Torque 29 is a very capable and fun bike that we absolutely enjoyed riding the hell out of. Visit the site for the full written and video review.

Highs
  • Value

  • Performance to Price is unmatched

  • Super Fun

  • Fast

  • Playful

Lows
  • Low BB on natural trails

  • Stiffening suspension through repeated hits

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BikeRadar
Canyon Torque 29 AL 6 review

Sep 2022 · Mick Kirkman

Ready to rip out of the box, the dialled Canyon Torque AL 6 is excellent value, with well-specified and reliable components

Highs
  • Sorted package with good geometry and parts

  • Strong wheels

  • Chunky Fox 38 fork and X2 shock

  • Shimano drivetrain

Lows
  • Doesn’t offer anything outstanding in terms of handling or ride character in a crowded marketplace

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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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Singletrack World
Canyon Torque 29 CF 9 review: big travel agility, big grins

Jun 2022 · Hannah Dobson

The Canyon Torque 29 CF 9 is a big travel bike that won't sterilise the trails. Heaps of fun from the trail to the race tape, in one package.

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Vital MTB
2022 Canyon Torque Mullet CF 8 Bike

May 2022 · Iceman2058

A single-minded beast of a bike that is made for those who like to go big.

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Bikerumor
Canyon Torque, Sender AL mountain bikes get fresh colors, new component packages

Oct 2020

For 2021, Canyon will offer alloy models of its popular downhill gravity machines; the Torque and Sender. The Torque, built to the same “Category 5” standards as all Canyon DH bikes, and taking suspension cues from the Sender, the Torque is a gravity machine with a playful side. Built around a 27.5″ wheels, and spec’d […]

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Canyon Torque AL

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorReal Raw

Fork

ROCKSHOX ZEB SELECT

Travel180mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Travel175mm

Spring TypeAir

Stem

Canyon G5 Stem

Handlebar

Canyon G5 Riser Bar

Saddle

Fizik Gravita Alpaca X5

Seatpost

Iridium Dropper Post

TypeDropper

Pedals

None included

Grips

Canyon G5 Grips

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore, 12-speed, 1x12 drivetrain for simpler, intuitive shifting. Long-cage design is compatible with wide-range cassettes.

Crank

Shimano Deore FC-M6120-1

Shifters

Shimano Deore M6100 12speed, 133 g

Cassette

Shimano Deore M6100 12speed, Gear range: 10-51

Chain

Shimano CN-M6100 12s

Chain Guide

Canyon Chainguide

Brakes

Shimano Deore M6120 | Shimano Deore, High-power 4-piston Deore brake, quick pad retraction, compatible with ICE TECH brake pads

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

RaceFace AR30 | RaceFace AR30 | Shimano MT510 SH12

Tires

MAXXIS MINION DHR 2 3C MaxxTerra | MAXXIS ASSEGAI 3C MaxxGrip

Disc Rotors

Rotor Hayes, 203 mm

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