2012 Canyon Bicycles – New 29ers, Ltd Edition Alloy Road Bike, Proto TT Bike & Suspension Road Seatpost

2012 Canyon prototype TT time trial bike

Canyon showed their first ever 29er mountain bikes, a new limited edition top-end aluminum road bike, a unique dual-beam suspension seatpost and this prototype time trial bike called Concept Speedmax.

Surprisingly, Canyon’s reps said this is designed specifically as a TT bike for their pro riders and not really for triathlon. It’s pretty striking with the matte white finish and sharp lines. Although a bit reminiscent of a Giant, it has its own unique lines like at the back of the seatclamp area, cable exit near the rear dropouts and sharp lines on the downtube. Notice the seatpost’s rails, too, designed for the MonoLink saddles with the clamp set pretty far forward. At the moment, it’s designed

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2012 Canyon Ultimate AL alloy road bike

The Ultimate AL is their top of the line alloy road bike. For 2012, it gets revised geometry to make it a little more comfortable for long rides but still has raceable performance. The new hydroformed frame is also said to be stiffer where needed and comes in at a claimed 1220g. This Limited Edition 9.0 SL with a brushed finish will have only 100 available next year with Ultegra Di2. Specs are:

2012 Canyon Ultimate AL 9.0 SL alloy road bike with Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting

That translates to 16.64lbs.

2012 Canyon Flip Head carbon fiber suspension seatpost for road bikes

Canyon's VCLS Flat Springs seatpost. Photo: Adam Aisen - Feltet.de

Shown as a prototype that will be in production in 2012, the VCLS Flat Springs seatpost uses two half-circle tubes in place of a standard round seatpost. The design provides a maximum of 20mm of travel simply by flexing. The seat rail clamp section loosens like normal to slide the saddle fore/aft. To adjust angle, you loosen the seatpost collar and slide one of the tubes up or down then retighten the collar. Brilliant in its simplicity, and it weighs in at just 190g…lighter than many alloy posts despite the features.

2012 Canyon Grand Canyon carbon 29er mountain bike

Canyon has introduced their first ever 29er mountain bikes. Dubbed Grand Canyon, the carbon fiber 29er above is still in the works and won’t be available until late next year as a 2013 model…but it shows Canyon is paying attention with the inclusion of a dropper seatpost on top of a full XX build, lightweight DT Swiss wheels and Continental tires. Oh, and a thru-axle rear…

2012 Canyon Grand Canyon AL 99 SL 29er mountain bike

The Grand Canyon AL 29 will be available this year, though.

2012 Canyon Grand Canyon AL 99 SL 29er mountain bike

The tapered headtube is really short but massive, providing a low cockpit but (likely) burly stiffness. The hydroformed, curved downtube is very wide, ending at an even wider BB. The 142×12 rear axle is a nice touch. The seatstays are pretty thin, which should provide a decent ride quality, and shift cables are run internally to make it look good.

2012 Canyon Grand Canyon AL 99 SL 29er mountain bike

The front derailleur cable pops out and runs through a little pivot to keep it running smooth as the mech moves through the gears. Weight for the complete bike as shown is claimed at 24lbs even.

2012 Canyon Torque FRX Track Flip adjustable suspension height downhill freeride mountain bike

The Torque FRX downhill bike gets an all-new Track Flip four-position suspension adjustment to change the ride height, travel and angles.

2012 Canyon Torque FRX Track Flip adjustable suspension height downhill freeride mountain bike

Change the lower shock mount position within the four options to move travel between 185mm and 203mm, head angle from 64º to 65º and small changes to the BB height.

2012 Canyon Torque FRX Track Flip adjustable suspension height downhill freeride mountain bike

The model above gets the spec list here. The frame has internal cable routing for the drop seatpost, too.

2012 Canyon Torque FRX Track Flip adjustable suspension height downhill freeride mountain bike

Same bike, different paint and spec.

Comments

Joshua Murdock - 09/05/11 - 9:59pm

Love the look of that TT bike… Like you guys said, the plain graphics and sharp lines look killer!

mkrs - 09/06/11 - 12:38am

About Ultimate AL: “For 2012, it gets revised geometry to make it a little more comfortable for long rides”

If this means an EVEN longer head tube in proportion to the top tube then I’ll officially call them crazy. A very long head tube was the reason for me not buying the previous iteration of Ultimate AL and if now they make it longer, then it will be even less raceable :/ What a pity, it’s such a sweet bike…

moz - 09/06/11 - 11:04am

I dare to say that the white TT looks great, so neat & minimal design. It makes the prototype cannondale look like a chunk of carbon.

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