electrical mountain bike Canyon Endurace:ON 7.0 assessment – Biking Weekly
- Fazua’s Evation system
- Calm dealing with
- Shimano GRX brakes
- Saddle and different spec selections
Worth as reviewed:
In checks passed by I’ve named the Canyon Endurace aluminium fashions fun-maxmisers and efficiency pushers in their very own rights. For bikes which have sometimes been thought of “entry degree” or “fanatic” they’ve confirmed themselves vastly versatile.
Now Canyon appears to be like to take that versatility additional by endowing the bike with a Fazua battery and motor.
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Canyon Endurace:ON 7.0 Body and geometry
In my thoughts, it makes complete discover sense that Canyon would select this vary of bikes to be its first drop bar electric road bikes. Whereas different manufacturers focussed on prime finish carbon fibre fashions, Canyon has chosen its widespread all rounder, a motorbike whose remit firmly states its extra about enjoyable and leisure than busting KOMs.
Whereas the bike shares the identical ‘sport’ geometry as the present Endurace vary there are just a few tweaks that make the brand new Endurace:ON7.0 extra relaxed nonetheless. It includes a reasonably larger stack to ease the rider right into a extra upright place and though the attain is longer it’s partnered to a shorter stem.
Very like the analog model of the Endurace, the electrical mannequin gives calm and picked up dealing with. On descents the bike’s additional heft picks up pace rapidly however it felt very steady on the straights. The upper stack places you in a extra commanding place, and takes the pressure off your shoulders and again.
Black Pepper efficiency replace
Canyon has opted for a Fazua Evation system within the Canyon Endurace:ON over the extra highly effective Shimano Steps system utilized in its mountain biking vary.
The Fazua system gives a most of 250w of extra help in Rocket mode and its 250Wh battery is a smaller in capability than the bigger Shimano Steps fashions. It’s an altogether neater bundle than both the Bosch or Shimano choices, and whereas it’s nonetheless a mid-mounted resolution the Evation drive system homes each the motor and the battery within the bike’s down tube, eradicating the necessity for a cumbersome backside bracket.
In fact, a motorbike’s appears to be like are solely half the story and much more vital is how effectively built-in the battery and motor are into the bike in addition to its experience really feel. Because the drop bar e-road bike market grows, the affect of the motor and battery on the standard of motorcycle’s experience comes below ever higher scrutiny. Fazua’s ‘Black Pepper’ efficiency replace has sought to deal with this, delivering its energy at cadences between 50 and 120rpm, permitting it to really feel extra pure.
As with all Fazua programs, there are three completely different help modes: Breeze, River and Rocket, delivering 100, 210 or 250 watts of help respectively. There’s additionally “off” mode, the place no help is delivered in any respect. Switching between the modes requires a faucet on the Fazua pad on the bike’s downtube. It’d be handy to have a bar mounted distant (which is obtainable through Fazua) or have the contact pad on the highest tube, as used on the Specialized Creo.
In keeping with Canyon, a full cost will permit 90kms of vary from the battery in the event you solely experience in Breeze mode. In my checks I sometimes managed to make use of 2/5 of the battery over 60kms or so, often using in breeze mode with solely occasional stints within the extra spirited Rocket mode.
The battery is detachable and is secured within the downtube by lock and key. It makes for simpler charging as you possibly can simply take away the battery quite than lug the entire bike indoors.
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Canyon Endurace: ON Specification
Though an e-road bike, the Endurace makes use of Shimano’s gravel GRX groupset, which companions an additional huge 11-42 cassette with a single 48t entrance chain ring. It’s a suitably huge unfold of gears anyway and when partnered with the help of the motor I didn’t discover myself eager for a second chain ring on the entrance.
The Shimano GRX brakes are merely excellent. The huge levers offer you lots to carry on to and the pivot level of the lever permits you managed braking even from the tops. It’s good to see Canyon speccing 160mm rotors, too.
Sadly, I can’t prolong the compliments to the Iridium Health saddle. Its lengthy, curved profile had me shifting round over the period of my rides, by no means fairly capable of finding the right resting place.
A little bit of zip may actually be added to the bike’s experience above 25km/h by upgrading the lacklustre Alex Rims wheelset. Fortuitously, on the downhills the bike’s added weight permits it to choose up and maintain momentum. The huge Schwalbe E-One tyre provided an honest compromise between sturdiness, grip and luxury – particularly when run at decrease pressures. There’s clearance for wider tyres, too and it has been tempting over my testing to take the bike off highway. It’s appropriate to fast darts down a gravel path, however for extra severe off highway using there’s all the time the Canyon Grail: ON.
Canyon Endurace: ON 7.0 Journey
In my testing I discovered I principally caught to Breeze mode, not as a result of I used to be attempting to preserve battery however as a result of it felt way more pure.
I discovered a passion for using the Endurace on my restoration rides, sometimes on the Sunday after a tough 100+kms the day earlier than. Breeze mode’s mild help was sufficient to make getting out the door bearable but additionally spin my legs and work out the aches and pains of yesterday’s rides. Dipping into Rocket mode noticed the bike speed up, though the Fazua system has much less torque than programs like Bosch, which is why it feels extra pure.
When not recovering, although, the Endurace got here up in opposition to the identical challenge as all different highway e-bikes I’ve examined: I experience above the 25km/h restrict. Though there’s solely restricted resistance from the cranks if you do cross this threshold you discover the bike’s additional heft. It’s tiring sufficient that I needed to take a seat just under the 25km/h restrict, even on the flat. When you’re prone to experience beneath this tempo regardless, it gained’t be a difficulty.
Canyon Endurace:ON 7.0 Worth
At £2999, Canyon’s Endurace: ON sits on the worth finish of the e-bike market, which says so much in regards to the electrical bike market and the price of the know-how proper now. That being stated, it’s potential to choose up a carbon fibre electrical highway bike from Ribble which makes use of an eBikemotion system for across the similar value level.
A cushty and versatile electrical bike that may swimsuit these on the lookout for a bit of additional help when stretching their legs.
Dimension examined: Massive
Body: Canyon Endurace:ON 7.0
Fork: CANYON FK0074 CF DISC
Motor: Fazua Evation 1.0
Battery: Fazua Evation 1.0 250 Wh
Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX RX812 GS
Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 11s
Cranks : Samox EC38 48T
Chain : KMC X11-93
Shifters/brakes: Shimano RX600
Wheels: Alexrims RXD5C
Tyres: Schwalbe E-One Evolution
Handlebar: Canyon H17 Ergobar AL
Stem: Canyon V15