2023 · CanyonTorque:ON 8

2023 Canyon Torque:ON 8

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

MSRP€4,799 (about $5,199)
Weight52.3 lbs
Travel175mm rear, 180mm front
ForkRockShox ZEB
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSLX, Shimano
MotorShimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive
BatteryShimano 504Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Electric Bike Report
Canyon Torque:ON Review – First Look at a Downhill Beast

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

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All-new Strive:ON enduro, Torque:ON & Grand Canyon fill out Canyon eMTB line

May 2023

Canyon drops in with all-new Strive:ON CF enduro ebike, Torque:ON CF carbon freeride eMTB & entry-level Grand Canyon e-hardtails...

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Canyon’s Torque:ON e-bike is so full moto it even comes with a gas tank - MBR

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.

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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 Torque:On

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.

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Canyon launches new Torque:ON CF: the ultimate freeride machine?

May 2023

Canyon's latest eMTB packs a huge battery and motor for all-day shredding

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Canyon Torque:On 8 review

Oct 2021

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.

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[Tested] Canyon Torque:On 8

Ian CollinsAug 2021

Over the last few months, I’ve been spending some time on the 27.5″ wheeled long travel Canyon Torque:On 8. The particular model that I’ve been testing varies substantially compared to the US version that’s available to the public, due to different specs. However, it shares the same of the aluminum frame, motor, battery and in house bits such as the cockpit. For the bulk of this test I’ll be primarily focused on ride characteristics such as handling and duty as well as battery/power delivery. There isn’t much sense getting too far into the weeds over the details of components since

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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 StandardSTEPS, Press Fit

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorsShades of Stealth; Shades of the Forest


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

Rear Shock

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

Bottom Bracket

STEPS, press-fit


Canyon:ON Stem, 35mm clamp diameter, 40mm length


Canyon:ON HB0056 Riser bar, Aluminum, 780mm width, 35mm clamp diameter, 20mm rise


Canyon SD:ON, Perfect for long rides in a seated position or on steep climbs, extra padding around sit bones, additional rear support prevents you from sliding backwards on steep climbs, chromoly rails, durable nylon composite shell, 290 g


Iridium Dropper Post, Move more freely on steep descents, by dropping down saddle with the press of a handlebar-mounted button. With internal cabling., Clamp diameter: 30,9 mm, Material: Aluminium (AL)


Canyon Lock-On, Get the ideal mix of incredible direct feedback and comfort. The grips always stay firmly in place, thanks to the screw-tight clamp.

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX, 12-speed, Fast, shockless shifting with HYPERGLIDE+ to deliver your power in all the right places., Cage length: long


Shimano STEPS e-MTB crank arms, Designed for the rigors of E-MTB riding, 24mm spindle, 160mm crank arms


Shimano SLX, 12-speed, 12 speed, tunable RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifting to make sure you never miss a beat.


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


Shimano M6100 12-speed, SIL-TEC treatment for extended offroad durability, HYPERGLIDE+ shift technology, quick link for easy connect and tool-free assembly | Shimano CN-M6100 Deore 12-speed Chain 138 Links


Shimano SLX 4-piston front brake, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 444 g | Shimano SLX 4-piston rear brake, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 444 g


DT Swiss H-1900 Spline, 27.5", Rear wheel made for the demands of E-MTBs. DT Swiss Hybrid/370 3-pawl hub with steel freehub, Boost 148 spacing, reinforced DT Hybrid 1 spokes, aluminum tubeless-ready DT Swiss 27.5" rim, 35mm inner width | DT Swiss H-1900 Spline, 27.5", Front wheel made for the demands of E-MTBs. DT Swiss Hybrid/370 front hub with Boost 110 spacing, aluminum tubeless-ready DT Swiss 27,5" rim, 30mm inner width


Maxxis Minion DHF, 27.5x2.5", 3C MaxxTerra compound | Maxxis Minion DHR II, 2.6", EXO+ casing, Tubeless Ready design, 3C MaxxTerra tread compound | Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO+ 3C MaxxTerra WT 27.5" x 2.6" MTB Tyre

Disk Rotors

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 SLX rotor, 203mm, High-power 4-piston Deore brake, quick pad retraction, compatible with ICE TECH brake pads | Shimano RT-EM600 Brake Rotor 203mm | Shimano SM-RT70 Brake Rotor

Electric Components

Shimano Steps EP8 Motor, High-torque motor. Maximum torque: 85 Nm. 3 app-tunable support modes: Eco, Trail, Boost.


Shimano BT-E8035, Lithium-Ion battery, IPX5 water resistant, 3.1 Kg, adaptor for external charging not included.


Shimano Steps SC-E7000 Display

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