WHAT WAS THE ULTIMATE GOAL WITH THE REDESIGN OF THE SPECTRAL:ON?
We aimed to streamline the frame design, improve the bike’s already-impressive descending performance, and give riders even more control on steep, technical climbs.
HOW DID CANYON ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS?
For starters, we made the front triangle on all new Spectral:ON models out of carbon fibre. By doing so we reduced frame weight yet maintained strength, stiffness, and improved the bike’s overall ride quality.
Next, we moved from an external-battery design to a sleeker in-tube design. While external batteries have the benefit of being quick and easy to remove, placing the Shimano battery inside the downtube lowers the Spectral:ON’s centre of gravity and makes it an even more confident descender.
We also improved the interface between rider and bike. For instance, we placed a new integrated on/off switch and weatherproofed USB-C charging socket on the top tube. This feature ensures you always have power to run key devices you might bring along on the ride, such as lights, smartphones, or GPS units.
Finally, we adjusted the bike’s geometry and suspension to increase rider control. Adding a bit of length to the chainstays improves the Spectral:ON’s performance on steep climbs. Fine-tuning the Spectral:ON’s suspension kinematics gives riders more useable travel and greater tuning options.
HOW MANY SPECTRAL:ON MODELS WILL THERE BE IN THE LINE-UP NOW AND WHAT WILL THEY COST?
There will be four Spectral:ON models:
Spectral:ON CF 9.0 | €6,999
Spectral:ON CF 8.0 | €5,599
Spectral:ON CF 7.0 | €4,599
Spectral:ON CF WMN 7.0 | €4,599
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