Canyon Neuron 29er Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

 

  Available Models:

  • Neuron AL 9.0 LTD
  • Neuron AL 9.0 SL
  • Neuron AL 9.0
  • Neuron AL 8.0
  • Neuron AL 7.0
  • Neuron AL 6.0
  • Neuron AL 5.0

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 25, 2020]
tailwaters


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

2021 Neuron CF7. Perfect bike for those searching for something that lands in the middle between a XC and Trail bike. The 2021 CF7 comes with 140mm fork and 130mm travel in the rear. As I recall the rest of the Neuron fleet comes with 130/130. Head angle comes in at 67.5 on my model which I love as it makes for a pretty snappy steering yet by no means twitchy. Coming from a true XC bike with 100/80 mm travel the Neuron offers just enough travel to make rough downhills a bit more comfortable. I'm 5'9" with a 31" inseam and opted for a medium, which was spot on. Canyons website placed me between a small and a medium. I believe this is due to the fact they have a rather tall seat post. This limits how far down you can install the dropper post. As for suspension plushness I certainly would not describe it as being plush , but than again I don't think that was ever the intent. Bike seems to be well balanced and efficient. I will say after finally getting the bike dialed in , it climbs nearly as well as my XC bike. I did opt to change out the tires for a set of Maxxis Recons on both front and back. For my area these tires are perfect offering great traction and decent rolling resistance. All in all very happy with the bike and build quality and at 28lbs with a few upgrades , not to bad weight wise. I buy a new bike normally every 3 years and certainly will be looking at Canyon again down the road.

Weakness:

For me setup took a little longer than expected. The CF7 came with a Rockshox deluxe select plus rear shock. I started at the recommended psi at 180 and landed on 225 to firm things up a bit more for climbing. Wish the shock had the 3rd pedal position. Dropper post is more of a house brand. Trigger is not the greatest but it gets the job done. This build comes with a GX build for the most part aside from the shifter which is an NX. Would be nice to at least had a GX which I did install. Only real complaint would by the low bottom bracket. If you try running anything more than 25% sag you certainly need to watch pedal position. I would not say its terrible but certainly more of an issue than my last bike. Would it stop me from purchasing the bike again, no I was aware of that when I made the purchase. But certainly something to keep in mind based on your local trail.

Price Paid:
3300
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2021
[Nov 19, 2020]
CoYooper


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

This review is for a 2021 Neuron CF 8 Sweet looking rig with XT all around and the carbon rims. I was easy to dial in as they send it with a neutral setup. It’s weight is 14.4 KG or 39 lbs. Swapping out the tires can save a kilo or two making a better XC rig. I am 6’2” and 235 and it allows me to get down a mountain without too much chatter. Going up hill, which I love is easier that any of my other bikes with 1x.

Weakness:

The Iridium seat post is sloppy, as well as the tigger is over engineered. It would not loosen so I could install the seat so I swapped out the tigger for an inexpensive one from Amazon and it was a breeze to install and use. I get that the current view is that we are increasing the volume of the tires, but I think they are too wide at 2.5. I am going to swap out the handle bars as the are neutral and I need a wider bar with a little more sweep. The 1x XT is a clunky with the wide gear range when under a little pressure.

Price Paid:
4300
Model Year:
2021
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