Drifts and Riffs with Canyon Bikes

NOT SO HEAVY METAL

DRIFTS AND RIFFS WITH CANYON BIKES

To many mountain bikers out there, aluminum frames just aren’t on the radar. Carbon gets the attention, the lust, and the fancy marketing campaigns. Canyon Bikes is looking to smash that notion like Richie Blackmore smashed guitars. Being the metal heads that they are, the folks over at Canyon North America have decided to blend their passion for heavy metal with heavy shredding.

If you are a metal head and want a chance to win a Canyon/Metal Lives t-shirt, pick a song and post it in Canyon’s 100 Best Metal Songs Spotify Playlist. If your song makes the cut and gets on the top 100 playlist, you’re a winner! Bang your head!

Link to Spotify playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5A2Kv9f298o97nhcMlZhjl

The Loam Wolf Selections Nominations Are:
Metallica – Ride the Lightning
Motley Crue – Live Wire
Iron Maiden – Be Quick or Be Dead

THE PRESS RELEASE

MAKING METAL BADASS AGAIN

Carbon gets all the glory. It’s understandable—when properly employed, you can leverage composites to create some fairly amazing blends of strength and compliance. But carbon isn’t the only game in town. For starters, carbon bikes don’t fit everyone’s budgets. Nor is the magic material the only game in town. Truth is, you can achieve some damn impressive blends of strength, durability, and ride quality from aluminum as well.

Case in point—the Spectral and Neuron AL lines. These aren’t mere “bargain” bikes.

Sure, the aluminum-framed Neurons and Spectrals are easier on the wallet than their carbon siblings, but these alloy models are proof that Canyon’s obsession with getting the details right extends to any material the brand is working with.

Evidence that this isn’t some kind of marketing BS?

THEY’RE IMPRESSIVELY LIGHTWEIGHT
These are not crude, boat-anchor alloy bikes. Point of fact, Canyon’s aluminum Neuron AL and Spectral AL frames weigh just 6.1 and 6.3 pounds, respectively (without rear shocks). To put that into sharper perspective, that’s lighter than some carbon frames. Canyon achieves that kind of impressive weight through advanced tube shaping and precise wall thicknesses. There’s a hell of a lot of engineering beneath the paint.

THEY’RE BUILT TO LAST
What good is a high-performance bike if the performance has the lifespan of a fruit fly? We build bikes that last and that’s true regardless of the frame material. Extra seals, top-grade bearings, and over-the-top details like Canyon’s integrated bearing covers keep the Neuron and Spectral AL cycling smoothly through their suspension stroke for years.

THEY FEATURE PROVEN SUSPENSION
Let’s be blunt, when you’re buying a full-suspension bike, much of what you are investing in is the actual frame design. Canyon’s Neuron and Spectral AL’s are configured around our time and competition-proven, Triple Phase Suspension design. It’s supple on small bumps, supportive in the mid stroke for maximum stability, and bottomless on huge hits.

We don’t believe in downgrading suspension performance in order to shave some bucks off the price tag. You get the same core suspension design on these aluminums bikes that you’d get if you opted to go with one of their carbon counterparts.

THE PARTS ARE OUTSTANDING
A bike isn’t a “bargain” if it’s hamstrung by a cheap fork, spongy disc brakes, or weak wheelset. You might get one season out of entry-level parts, but when they prematurely go belly up, you’re suddenly left paying a lot more than you bargained for.

We geek-out hard on the parts packages that adorn these bikes. The Neuron and Spectral AL’s sport the best suspension, brakes, wheels, and drivetrain you’ll find at these prices. We are committed to democratizing performance.

Or to put a finer point on it, we don’t spec crappy parts just to meet a price point.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CANYONS ALUMINUM SHRED SLEDS, CLICK HERE
Drifts and Riffs with Canyon Bikes