electrical mountain bike Canyon Commuter:On & Precede:On electrical bikes launched
Canyon has launched two electric bikes designed for metropolis driving. The Commuter:On is an aluminium e-hybrid, whereas Canyon is pitching the carbon fibre Precede:On as an city choice for car-free residing.
The £3,099 / €3,299 Commuter:On 7 (just one spec choice is obtainable) has a Fazua Evation motor, Shimano Deore drivetrain and built-in mudguards (fenders), lights and a rack. There are additionally commonplace and step-through body choices, whereas claimed weight is 17.2kg for a measurement medium.
The carbon fibre Precede:On, in the meantime, is described as “the top of ebike efficiency”, with a extra highly effective Bosch motor, brighter lights and a sturdier rack (and elective entrance rack). Oh, and it has a kickstand.
The Precede:On shall be obtainable in two specs: the Precede:On CF 8 (£3,999 / €4,299) has a Shimano Deore drivetrain, whereas the Precede:On CF 9 (£4,699 / €4,999) has a Gates belt drive with enviolo Computerized shifting. Once more, there are commonplace and step-through body choices.
Town is altering
Canyon is often generally known as a efficiency model, sponsoring two WorldTour road teams and that includes usually on the mountain bike World Cup circuit.
That performance-focused philosophy has prolonged to the corporate’s metropolis bikes – bikes comparable to the present (non-motorised) Commuter and Roadlite (obtainable in electrical and non-motorised variations) nonetheless have a sporty edge.
Canyon says that modifications with the arrival of the Commuter:On and Precede:On. Each put a far larger concentrate on city performance, practicality and usefulness for a wider vary of cyclists, whereas retaining a number of the sensible design options and well-thought-out spec selections synonymous with Canyon.
Why now? Properly, “the town is altering”, in keeping with Canyon.
“Many years of car-centric city planning is being turned on its head and a less complicated, extra elegant type of mobility is returning to the forefront: the bicycle,” says Canyon’s press materials. “Dodging visitors and eliminating the dreaded seek for parking, ebikes have made getting round city simpler than ever and they’re solely enhancing.
“What makes a very succesful e-city bike? It ought to empower you to pedal to work within the morning, run errands within the afternoon and seize drinks with pals within the night, all with out stopping to fret about whether or not your battery goes to die, in case you forgot to deliver your lights or if in case you have sufficient area to choose up your groceries. It must be a motorbike that will get the job executed and appears good doing it.”
Canyon says the Commuter:On was designed to strike a steadiness between energy, options, weight and worth.
The underside bracket-mounted Fazua Evation motor gives 55Nm of torque, has the newest Black Pepper software update and is powered by a 252Wh battery. The down tube-mounted battery might be eliminated and changed by an elective cowl that doubles as cupboard space, in keeping with Canyon.
Canyon says the Commuter:On has a variety of as much as 75km on the Fazua motor’s medium setting, so it ought to cowl a day’s city driving with out requiring recharging.
- Fazua Evation motor with 55Nm of torque
- 252Wh battery with claimed vary of as much as 75km on medium setting
- Constructed-in lights, mudguards and rear rack
- 1x Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain
- Semi-integrated cockpit
- Commonplace and step-through body choices
Weight was key right here and Canyon says the Commuter:On 7’s 17.2kg weight (claimed for a measurement medium) is mild sufficient to make sure it may be “simply taken on public transport or carried upstairs to an house”. Whether or not you may “throw it over your shoulder”, as Canyon claims, will depend upon who’s doing the throwing.
When it comes to options, the Commuter:On has built-in lights (a LIGHTSkin Extremely Mini on the entrance and Supernova E3 Tail Mild 2 on the rear) that run off the bike’s battery.
As for the remainder of the bike, the aluminium rear rack can carry as much as a claimed 15kg and makes use of Ortlieb’s QL3.1 quick-lock system for the corporate’s appropriate panniers. The mudguards – a should for on a regular basis practicality – are additionally constituted of aluminium.
The semi-integrated cockpit is a very neat function. It makes use of a spacer that may be added or eliminated for 10mm of adjustment; as soon as the spacer is eliminated all the cockpit might be slid down and re-secured.
Canyon says this maintains the clear aesthetic of the cockpit by eliminating the necessity to place spacers above the stem, whereas nonetheless permitting for match changes. A gap beneath the stem permits all cables to be fed into the top tube after which by the body.
When it comes to gearing, the Commuter:On 7 has a 1x drivetrain with a Shimano Deore M6100 chainset (with a 48t FSA chainring) on the entrance and 12-speed 10-51t cassette, activated by a Shimano XT M8100 SGS shifter.
Hydraulic disc brakes (Shimano MT200 entrance, Shimano BR300 rear, each with 160mm flat-mount rotors) care for stopping. The Alexrims rims are mounted on Shimano hubs, with 40mm Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres. Ending equipment comes from Canyon.
The Canyon Commuter:On shall be obtainable from spring 2021.
All the things steps up a notch with the Precede:On.
Canyon says it selected to make the Precede:On’s body from carbon fibre not simply due to its “low weight and sturdiness”, however as a result of it might be formed to supply elevated integration, together with a battery and brakes which are constructed into the bike.
- Bosch Efficiency Line CX motor with 85Nm of torque
- 500Wh battery with claimed vary of as much as 65km
- Constructed-in lights, mudguards, kickstand and rear rack
- Non-compulsory lock and entrance rack
- Carbon cockpit with built-in levers, lights and show
- Commonplace and step-through frames
- Two spec choices: Precede:On CF 8 (£3,999 / €4,299), Precede:On CF 9 (£4,699 / €4,999)
The Precede:On comes with Bosch’s Efficiency Line CX motor – a drive system we’re extra used to seeing on electrical mountain bikes, supplying as much as 85Nm of torque to the pedals.
That’s powered by a 500Wh battery built-in into the down tube, with as much as 65km of vary, in keeping with Canyon. The Precede has Bosch’s newest Kiox show.
The battery is faraway from the highest of the downtube – Canyon says this makes the method simpler, but in addition permits room for the bike’s huge tires and fenders with out altering the geometry of the body.
The Precede:On is obtainable in two spec choices. Most notably, the upscale Precede:On CF 9 has a low-maintenance Gates belt drivetrain with Enviolo Computerized shifting. Set your most well-liked cadence utilizing the Precede’s show and the system will feed within the required energy to take care of that cadence, whatever the terrain.
In the event you favor to do the shifting your self, the extra reasonably priced Precede:On 8 makes use of a 1x Shimano XT drivetrain, with a 44t chainring and 10-51t cassette. Braking is taken care of by TRP hydraulic stoppers. Just like the Commuter:On, the Precede:On has Alexrims/Shimano wheels and 40mm Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres.
Different options embody a carbon cockpit with the brake levers, lights and show all built-in into the handlebar. On the usual body choice, the stem flows neatly into the highest tube.
The Supernova Mini 2 Professional entrance mild places out 235 lumens as commonplace but in addition has a high-beam mode with 550 lumens. Canyon says the bike’s battery all the time reserves sufficient energy for the lights even when it’s almost out of cost. The rear mild is a Supernova E3 Tail Mild.
Lastly, the rear rack is rated as much as 25kg and once more makes use of Ortlieb’s QL3.1 quick-lock system, whereas there’s the choice for a entrance rack able to carrying 5kg and mounting factors for a trailer. You too can add an Abus Bordo Granit X folding lock to the Precede, mounted to the rear of the seat tube.
The Canyon Precede:On shall be obtainable from September.