Canyon’s Torque CF bikes did not disappoint; both of our test bikes have handled over 100,000 feet of vert spanned over 20-plus days at some of the roughest bike parks and lived to tell the tale. In fact we brought them home and started pedaling them around for more. Sure, there were times when the 27.5” wheels felt like they were holding the bike back in rough, bombed out sections of trail, but those compromises were made up for on the fast, flowy trails that were littered with jumps and berms. The Torque loves popping off jumps and racking up frequent flier miles. Even though the Torques have bike parks and steep descents in mind, they are still very capable all-mountain machines, as long as you’re not racing the clock on the way up.
Canyon’s Torque line of bikes are some of the best bang for the buck, long-travel bike park slayers. The 2021 CF 9 has a killer spec and comes in at $5,399, a slight increase over the 2020 CF9.0 version at $4,999, and the replacement for the CF7.0, the CF 8 has a just as dialed spec and retails for $3,699. We may try to mullet this torque and will report back depending on if it works, and if there are any positive changes, but if you are looking for a bike that can shred the bike park regularly and still be pedaled for long, fun weekend rides with your buddies, this could be a bike worth checking out.
Price: $3,999 – CF7.0 | $4,999 – CF9.0
Weight: 32.8 lbs (CF7.0) | 32lbs – (CF9.0)