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You’re Going to Be Riding a German Bike in 2017 — Here’s Why

The news is official.

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After years of and ogling the smooth carbon fiber and sleek branding and design of German bike brand, Canyon, cyclists in the US will finally be able to take to the road on the forbidden fruit. Just as motoring enthusiasts covet the performance edition cars and wagons of Europe, cyclists have long awaited the stateside arrival of Canyon bikes — and for good reason. The company operates on a direct-to-consumer model, which allows them to bring high quality parts and frames to market at competitive prices. Previously, the only way to ride a Canyon in the US was to bring one back through customs after a trip abroad, or to borrow one for a ride from one of the Rapha Cycle Clubs. In spring 2017, though, anyone interested will be able to order a bike directly from Canyon’s website.

Rumblings of Canyon’s US arrival have been ongoing for the past few years, but the news is now official. Canyon partnered with a parent company called TSG Consumer, which will hold a minority stake in the brand and help to successfully roll out Canyon’s business model in the US. To start, the bikes will still be built in Germany and shipped to the US. Later, Canyon plans to set up a US headquarters to cut down shipping times. Here are a few of the bikes that we’re most excited about getting our hands on in 2017.

The Lineup


Bikes We Want to Ride


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Clockwise from top left.
Spectral CF 9.0 EX ~$4,700
Aeroad CF SLX 7.0 Di2 ~$4,475
Strive CF 9.0 Team ~$5,595
Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero ~$7,497

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