TRIPLE PHASE SUSPENSION
Triple Phase Suspension originally debuted on our World Cup-winning Sender downhill bike and, in short, it’s more of a suspension characteristic rather than a single suspension design. The stroke is smooth in the early stages of rear suspension travel, so that the bike is supple on small hits and reduces trail chatter. It has ample mid-stroke support which lets you ride high in the travel, pump the bike for speed and get proper lift-off on jumps. Finally, Triple Phase gives you that oh-so-important end-of-stroke progression that keeps the bike from blowing through its travel on big hits and kickers.
Triple Phase isn’t a single design element like a chainstay pivot or a counter-rotating link. Instead, Triple Phase is the actual shape of the suspension curve, the total progression, and the corresponding suspension traits that help our bikes deliver outstanding performance in all conditions.
On every Canyon full suspension platform, we employ this Triple Phase leverage characteristic, but optimize it for the intended use of each bike. Alongside this, we are always searching for ways to improve and refine suspension feel. So, what we see on the new Torque is additional progression towards the end of the stroke when compared to the previous generation. The new Torque is just a faster bike that we expect to be ridden harder than its predecessor, so we wanted to decrease the chances of rowdier riders bottoming out the suspension.
Influenced by what we learned developing the EWS-winning Shapeshifter technology of the Strive, we took the topic of pedaling efficiency over to the long travel Torque. While, at first glance, the overall anti-squat figures have not changed hugely, one major difference is the increase of anti-squat around the SAG point (30 %). This increase improves overall pedaling performance, and thanks to the rapid decrease in anti-squat after the SAG point, our engineers were able to successfully mitigate the negative effects of pedal kickback out on the trail.
LESS MAINTENANCE. MORE RIDING.
From the double-sealed bearings to the replaceable thread inserts and proprietary grease fills, our engineers put in a lot of work to make the new Torque a more durable bike that is easier to service. All Torque CF models feature plastic internal cable guides. Not only does this give the bike a clean look and keep your cables safe from the elements, but the plastic guides also keep frame chatter shockingly quiet through technical terrain and makes swapping out cables a breeze. Just run a cable or brake line in at the chain stay and it’ll pop out right at the head tube. All Torque AL models, use internal cable routing in the front triangle before leading out of the frame at the back end. But don’t worry about cable clatter, the AL models use foam sleeves to keep them silent and make running the internal routing easier.
The Torque range also uses SRAM’s UDH to make it simple to swap out when your shifting takes a hit. Additionally, the shared spare parts across the Torque and Spectral families reduce production waste, decrease the amount of stock we must carry and improve availability of extra parts should anything go wrong with your bike
ALL THE SMALL THINGS
Some riders don’t mind loading up a backpack with a bladder and tools pre-ride, but for others there’s nothing finer than taking off as just rider and bike. And when it comes to on-bike storage, the Torque shines. Our engineers went above and beyond to find a way to fit a bottle cage within the Torque’s front triangle. We’re proud to say that with a Canyon side-loader bottle cage, the Torque frame can fit a Canyon FUEL600 600 ml bottle and you can stay hydrated out on those all-day rides with no sweaty backpack to weigh you down.
To guarantee riders have room for a spare tube and tire levers, our engineers built in some nifty rivets under the top tube. These provide a mounting point for a tube strap or bag bracket, meaning you can carry the kit you want without a standard enduro strap buffing the paintwork. Or just leave it be and run it clean.
Last but not least, we used feedback from our famous EWS Mechanic, Lars Hartwich, to develop a series of frame protectors. An integrated rubber downtube protector shields the frame from errant rocks and crashes and a molded seatstay protector does the same. A proprietary chainstay protector with special ridges protects the rest of the rear triangle while also dampening any chain slap.
DT SWISS DURABILITY
A mountain bike is only as good as its wheels. The best engineered frame in the world won’t do much good if there’s nothing to make it roll, so we teamed up with the legendary wheelmakers at DT Swiss to design some hoops worthy of the Torque. Each model except for the entry-level Torque 5 comes kitted with a pair of bombproof DT Swiss wheels that were specifically built to our downhill-ready Category 5 testing standard.
G5 IN THE HOUSE
The G5 components equipped on the Torque range aren’t your regular ‘house brand’ components. They are specifically designed by Canyon to deliver the ultimate combination of on-trail performance and reliability. Some badass looking industrial design doesn’t hurt either.
Named after our highest testing protocol, Category 5, all G5 components are tested and approved for the most brutal gravity disciplines. Rampage? Check. DH World Cups? Also check.
Designing these parts ourselves gives us absolute control over quality and helps us better integrate each component into the Torque platform. Contrary to popular belief, these in-house developed components are not just a cost saving strategy (in fact, sometimes the opposite is true). Simply put G5 parts help us build the best bike possible
About Canyon Bicycles
What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, fitness, urban and kids’ bikes as well as modern e-bikes. Officially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet toproduce an array of award-winning bikes that embody a pure passion for riding. With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com