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The Canyon Neuron CF 8 and Spectral 29 CF 7 are both carbon frame full suspension mountain bikes with high-end components. The Neuron CF 8 has carbon 27.5″ / 29″ wheels and a better fork, while the Spectral 29 CF 7 has aluminum 29″ wheels and more travel. Explore the differences below.

2021 Canyon Neuron CF 8
2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF 7
MSRP$5,199$4,299
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CategoryTrailEnduro
Weight31.0 lbs31.2 lbs
FrameCarbonCarbon
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 34
RockShox Lyrik Select
Wheel Size27.5″ / 29″29″
Wheel MaterialCarbonAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetXT
NX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
Drivetrain1 × 121 × 12
Gear Range

Canyon Neuron CF 8

28 mph

Canyon Spectral 29 CF 7

25 mph
SuspensionFullFull
Front Travel130mm160mm
Rear Travel130mm150mm
SeatpostDropperDropper
Brand Sitecanyon.comcanyon.com
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Neuron CF 8
Spectral 29 CF 7

Geometry

Specs
Frame

Canyon Neuron CF

Canyon Spectral CF 29

Fork

FOX 34 Performance Elite

Rockshox Lyrik Select RC

Rear Shock

FOX Float DPS Performance

Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+

Bottom Bracket

Shimano MT800, Threaded, Hassle-free Shimano Hollowtech II threaded bottom bracket

SRAM BSA DUB, Hassle-free SRAM DUB threaded bottom bracket.

Stem

Race Face Ride

Canyon G5 Stem 40mm, The Canyon G5 stem (40mm extension) is both incredibly strong and beautifully designed.

Handlebar

Race Face Ride Riserbar, Material: Aluminium, Rise: 10 mm

Canyon G5 Riser Bar, Our aluminum G5 Riser bar offers the perfect combination of width (780mm) and rise (30mm).

Saddle

Ergon SM10 Sport

Ergon SM10 Enduro Comp, Developed on the Enduro World Series, the SM10 gives you max freedom of movement in technical terrain.

Seatpost

Iridium Dropper Post, Iridium dropper posts provide seat-height adjustability, varying depending on frame size. Internally routed, cable actuated, 30.9mm diameter.

Iridium Dropper Post, Iridium dropper posts provide seat-height adjustability, varying depending on frame size. Internally routed, cable actuated, 30.9mm diameter.

Grips

Ergon GA20

Canyon G5 Grips, Canyon's G5 Lock-On grips are comfortable and secure.

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT, 12-speed, 1x12 drivetrain for simpler, intuitive shifting. Proven Shimano XT performance.

SRAM NX Eagle, The NX Eagle rear derailleur delivers consistent shifts thanks, in part, to its robust steel/aluminum chassis.

Crank

Shimano Deore XT M8100 32T

Descendant 6K DUB 170 mm, 32T

Shifters

Shimano Deore XT, 12-speed, Rear derailleur shifter, 12-speed, Textured rubber lever pad, Multi-Release, 2-way release, I-Spec EV clamp allows 14mm lateral adjustment and 20-degrees rotation adjustment, 130 g

SRAM NX Eagle Trigger 12s, SRAM's NX Eagle shifter helps deliver the simplicity and precision a wide-range, single-ring drivetrain.

Cassette

Shimano XT, 12-speed (10-51), Primarily-steel cogs with aluminium 45 and 51T cogs, Microspline interface, Gear range: 10-51T, weight: 477 g, Hyperglide+ technology provides better chain engagement.

SRAM SX Eagle 12s, 11-50t

Chain

Shimano CN-M7100 12s

SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed

Brakes

Shimano XT 4-piston brake, High-power 4-piston brake, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 410 g | Shimano Deore XT M8100

SRAM G2 R, SRAM's 4-piston G2 R disc brakes boast a consistent combination of stopping power and control. | SRAM G2 R

Wheels
Rims

DT Swiss XMC 1501 | DT Swiss XMC 1501 S12

RaceFace AR30 | Shimano MT400, Shimano MT400 front hub with Boost 110 spacing, RaceFace AR30 aluminum rim, 30mm inner rim width | RaceFace AR30 | Shimano MT400 SH11

Tires

MAXXIS Dissector 2.4", The Dissector rear tire offers outstanding traction and braking control. | MAXXIS Rekon 2.4"

Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.5", EXO casing, Tubeless Ready design | MAXXIS Dissector 2.4", The Dissector rear tire offers outstanding traction and braking control.

Disk Rotors

Shimano RT70

SRAM Centerline, 180mm, 180mm SRAM Centerline rotor offers excellent braking control. | SRAM Centerline, 200mm, SRAM's 200mm Centerline front rotor ensures you always have stopping power to spare.