A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro e-bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range
|Travel||175mm rear, 180mm front|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
|Motor||Shimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive|
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5'8" – 6'1"
5'11" – 6'4"
Patrick BradyMay 2023
What has a 250W motor, the ability to go for five hours (or more) and can handle drops that would make elevators cower? That would be the new Torque:ON, a new model from the German company Canyon that bridges the gap between e-bikes and full downhill bikes. With 170mm of travel in the rear and
Canyon drops in with all-new Strive:ON CF enduro ebike, Torque:ON CF carbon freeride eMTB & entry-level Grand Canyon e-hardtails...
Danny MilnerMay 2023
If you’ve ever braaped an imaginary throttle as you’ve powered out of a tight switchback, or stuck an inside foot out as you’ve landed a jump into a berm, then Canyon’s new Torque:ON freeride bike will elevate your supercross fantasies to new heights. Hey, there’s even a Ken Roczen special edition colourway to satisfy the frustrated MX superfan. The Canyon Torque:ON not the e-bike for you? Then check out our buyer’s guide to the best electric mountain bikes. Need to know Built for blasting self-shuttled bike park runs 175mm of rear wheel travel paired with a 180mm fork Mullet wheels and four frame sizes across a three model range Shimano EP8 motor with 85Nm and 600W peak power Choose to run either 720Wh or 900Wh battery Split top tube accommodates custom gas tank-inspired drinks bottle Three models with prices starting from £5,749 No more lift tickets The idea of a burly, self-shuttled bike park bruiser is not a new concept at Canyon – it has had a Torque:ON in the range since 2021 – but with 27.5in wheels front and rear and a measly 504Wh battery on board, it never really caught on. This new version stuffs its predecessor into the hay bales with a far more attractive (and moto-inspired) mullet wheel set-up, and enough battery power to let you smash out laps until your arms fall off. Taking the clever modular battery idea from the Spectral:ON, this new Torque:ON will accommodate either a 720Wh or 900Wh power pack to run its Shimano EP8 motor. The battery slides out the bottom of the fully enclosed down tube, so it’s easy to remove for charging, or you can swap between the options depending on whether you want long range or less weight. There’s a £350 price difference between the two batteries at the checkout, as well as a 910g weight penalty with the bigger unit. More strength, less weight Canyon’s engineers have gone to town on the new frame design, with a layout that puts the shock low and inline with the down tube, driven by a huge, solid-carbon seatstay extension. Everything is pumped up and overbuilt, but the new frame is claimed to be 1.5kg lighter than the old model, while bringing stiffness improvements of 7% to the front triangle and a whopping 25% at the stays. Testament to the abuse it’ll take is the fact that it exceeds cat 5 certification. Onboard water feature The signature feature of the new frame is the split top tube, where a custom drinks bottle nestles between two carbon struts. It’s undeniably moto-inspired, and while this gas tank only fuels the human engine, you’ve got to hand it to Canyon for going to such lengths to accommodate a bottle. Run the Torque:ON with the 900Wh battery combined with a full ‘Hydration Station’ and you’re looking at adding over 1.5kg to the weight of the front end, which will not only have an effect on fork pressures, but it will almost certainly make the …Continue reading »
Rock-solid. Doesn’t even break sweat below 25mph. Choice of battery size.
90% of riders will be better off on a Strive:ON or Spectral:ON.
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.
Dario DiGiulioMay 2023
Ease of battery removal was a big focus for Canyon, so a simple hatch has been designed into the underside of the bike, held in place by just two bolts.
Canyon's latest eMTB packs a huge battery and motor for all-day shredding
We pointed the bike into a really rocky descent and we were a bit surprised. We’re so used to long travel 29er emtbs being super stable bikes that will straightline “anything”. The Canyon Torque:On 8 was different though. In hindsight, that really was to be expected. The smaller 27.5″ front wheel has less rollover abilities compared a 29″ wheel. And the short rear end favours playfullness and a faster steering. Check out the video for the whole story.
Peter WalkerJul 2021
No shuttle, no problem! The Canyon Torque:ON 9 feels like an MX bike in the air and beams you straight to the trailhead. But the added weight doesn't just come with bring advantages. Read our full review on to find out how the Torque:ON eMTB fared against its analogue opponents in our bike park group test.
Shuttle included in the price (only as long as the battery lasts)
Very stable in the air
Excellent traction in open corners and on technical terrain
Background noise of the EP8 motor and chain rubbing against the tire
High weight makes the bike stick to the trail
Limited support from the rear suspension
Brake rotor with the wrong pads
Canyon Torque:ON, Aluminium frame, 175mm of rear suspension, award-winning Triple Phase Suspension design, internal battery, Boost 148 rear spacing, post-style brake mount (203)
BB Standard: STEPS, Press Fit
Hanger Standard: UDH
Rockshox ZEB R, 180mm, 180mm of front suspension, 27.5 fork, Boost 110 spacing, 38mm stanchions, DebonAir air spring, Charger R compression damping, rebound damping adjuster
RockShox Super Deluxe Select, 250x70, 175mm of rear suspension. The Super Deluxe Select delivers true long-travel performance, highly tunable DebonAir™ spring, adjustable rebound damping
Canyon:ON Stem, 35mm clamp diameter, 40mm length
Canyon:ON HB0057 Riser bar
Fizik Gravita Alpaca X5
Iridium Dropper Post
Shimano Deore, 12-speed, 1x12 drivetrain for simpler, intuitive shifting. Long-cage design is compatible with wide-range cassettes.
Shimano STEPS, Designed for the rigors of E-MTB riding, 24mm spindle, 165mm crank arms
Shimano Deore M6100 12speed, 133 g
Shimano Deore M6100 12speed, Gear range: 10-51
Shimano CN-M6100 12s
Shimano Deore M6120
RaceFace AR30 | RaceFace AR30 | Shimano MT510 SH12
MAXXIS ASSEGAI 3C MaxxGrip | "Maxxis Minion DHR II 27,5"" x 2.60WT"
Shimano Center Lock Bremsscheibe 220mm SM-RT64 | Shimano EM600 STEPS rear rotor, 203mm, Specifically designed to work with E-MTB speed sensors. ICE TECH design reduces heat build-up and brake fade, center-lock mounting for quick installation/removal
Shimano Steps EP8 Motor
Shimano BT-E8035-L Battery, Lithium-Ion battery, IPX5 water resistant, 2.9 Kg, Adapter for external charging not included