2023 Canyon

Torque:ON 8

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

€4,799($5,273)
Weight52.3 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionFull, 175 / 180mm
ForkRockShox ZEB
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSLX, Shimano
MotorShimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive
BatteryShimano 504Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

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Lowest gear

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28 mph

Torque:ON 8

26 mph

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Sizing
SM

< 5'10"

MD

5'8" – 6'1"

LG

5'11" – 6'4"

XL

6'3" +

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Reviews
99 Spokes
2023 Canyon Torque:ON

Dec 2023

The Canyon Torque:ON CF8 is an unapologetically big, brash, full-powered e-bike that is meant to be ridden hard!

Highs
  • Carbon frame and mid-upper tier components are a great value at this price point

  • 720 or 900 Wh battery options

  • Impressive suspension kinematics and geometry keep the bike extremely capable on big features, but is still fun on less aggressive terrain

Lows
  • Very low bottom bracket makes for frequent pedal/frame strikes

  • Lacks finesse while climbing and descending technical terrain

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Bike Perfect
Canyon Torque:ON CF 9 review – long-travel electric monster truck that corners like a hot hatch

Feb 2024 · Mick Kirkman

The Torque:ON is the Canyon’s longest travel, hardest charging, biggest battery-ed, most DH-orientated e-bike, but is it simply too much for most UK trails?

Highs
  • All the range and all the capability

  • Rides way lighter and more reactive than you’d imagine

  • Super stiff and solid, without being too sharp and edgy

  • Fantastic handling and low-slung center of gravity

  • Near flawless parts package

Lows
  • The flat, hard and uncomfy Fizik saddle

  • Occasional pedal strikes due to low BB

  • Obviously, you need more than trail center terrain to let this thing rev up

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Flow Mountain Bike
2023 Canyon Torque:ON CF Review | Could this beast of an e-MTB be too much bike?

Aug 2023

With masses of travel, a mullet setup and the option of a 900Wh battery, the Canyon Torque:ON CF looks like a gravity rider's dream e-MTB.

Highs
  • Absolutely unstoppable on the descents

  • Incredibly plush & supportive suspension

  • Mullet setup is a winner

  • Adjustable long-stroke dropper post

  • Two battery options

Lows
  • Not the most adept technical climber

  • Needs steep terrain to get the most out of it

  • This bike deserves tougher tyre casings

  • Shimano motor is noisy on the descents

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Electric Bike Report
Canyon Torque:ON Review – First Look at a Downhill Beast

May 2023 · Patrick Brady

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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Bikerumor
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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E-Mountainbike Magazine
2023 Canyon Torque:ON CF 9 first ride review - Rowdy e-mountainbike with MX styling

May 2023 · Simon Kohler

The 2023 Canyon Torque:ON CF 9 comes equipped with a Shimano EP8 motor, huge 900 Wh battery and generous amounts of travel.

Highs
  • Massive range for long days in the saddle

  • Inspires huge amounts of confidence

  • Combines excellent composure with a relatively agile handling

Lows
  • Not a great climber in techy sections

  • Underwhelmed on moderate trails

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MBR
Canyon Torque:ON electric mountain bike review - MBR

May 2023 · Danny Milner

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 »

Highs
  • Rock-solid. Doesn’t even break sweat below 25mph. Choice of battery size.

Lows
  • 90% of riders will be better off on a Strive:ON or Spectral:ON.

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NSMB
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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Specs
Build
Frame

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

Fork

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

Travel180mm

Spring TypeAir

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

Travel175mm

Spring TypeAir

Bottom Bracket

STEPS, press-fit

Stem

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

Handlebar

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

Saddle

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

Seatpost

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)

TypeDropper

Grips

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.

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

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

Crank

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

Shifters

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

Cassette

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

Chain

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

Brakes

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

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

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

Tires

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

Disc 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
Motor

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

Battery

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

Display

Shimano Steps SC-E7000 Display

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