A 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension enduro e-bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range
|Travel||175mm rear, 180mm front|
|Fork||Fox Performance Float 38|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12|
|Motor||Shimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive|
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5'7" – 6'1"
5'10" – 6'5"
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.
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
Canyon Torque[ON] CF
BB Standard: STEPS, Press Fit
Hanger Standard: UDH
Fox 38 Performance Grip
Fox X2 Performance
Fizik Gravita Alpaca X5
Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Shimano STEPS, Designed for the rigors of E-MTB riding, 24mm spindle, 165mm crank arms
Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Shimano Deore M6100 12speed, Gear range: 10-51
Shimano CN-M6100 12s
Canyon GP0397-01 Chainguide | Canyon EP1189-01 Chain Guide Nut | CAYN EP1539-01 CHAIN GUIDE BRACKET
Shimano SLX BR-M7120 | Shimano SLX M7120
DT Swiss HFR1700
Maxxis Assegai 3C MaxxGrip | "Maxxis Minion DHR II 27,5"" x 2.60WT"
Rotor Hayes, 203 mm
Shimano Steps EP8 Motor