Written by Mirko

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W are the first to test the new Canyon spectral CF 8.0 2020, that’s what we loved!  Discover all the Spectral HERE and read more about Spectral CF 8.0 2020 HERE

The spectral CF 8.0 2020 immediately amazed us with its modern colours that perfectly emphasize the lines of its frame and give it a strong character. Canyon chooses opaque paint and pastel colors while remaining in line with the current trend, while with a unique style by choosing metallic ones.
The Spectral fit totally Fox with the new FOX 36 Performance Elite 160 mm, The FOX FLOAT DPX2 Performance Elite and the FOX Transfer Performance Elite and Shimano XT Groupset with DT Swiss wheels make it a bike ready to eats all trails.
Under the frame we find a hard plastic shell with double function: it hides the cables maintaining order and cleanliness on the frame and protects the frame from any bumps and stones.
Also this spectral has the Canyon Quixle, after a lot of questions on Instagram I took pictures to make you understand its use.
Many people stopped on the trails and a lot of you wrote us to know the price… 3499€ !


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I immediately appreciated how the spectral canyon is very light and pedalable. It leads easily and is comfortable even during long climbs.
The SDG Radar saddle is approved, after a four-hour ride I had no discomfort whatsoever and when you have to advance during the steep climbs l’generous padding keeps you comfortable.
Canyon’s choice of having the lock on both the fork and mono work very well and are easy to handle without having to stop.


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"It’s not the bike that brings you, but you drive the bike."
The spectral was very manageable, stable in the technical points, snappy in the raises and easy in the jumps. For beginners it is the perfect bike to start, while for others it definitely helps to raise the driving level.
Many of you have asked us if the spectral canyon has limits for the 160 front and 150 rear excursion, but so far I’ve found only one merit in so many situations.
As soon as you get on the bike Fox 36 gives you a sense of a strong and strong bike, together with its adventure companion the DPX2 work very well and are easy to set up.


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By now 99% of the bikes are 29”, Canyon chooses to keep the standard 27’5 and I find it the right choice for their idea of biking for everyone. Using my personal bike mounted 29” I immediately appreciated how this spectral 27.5” it is much more manageable and easy than mine. The sensation of great agility is immediate, it is intuitive and easy to ride. I love it a lot on narrow and natural trails where handling and agility have the best.
I recommend to those who want a bike for fun, without quality and for beginners who wants to improve.
Spectral is promoted with flying colors!


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Spectral CF 8.0 - A highly capable trail bike with a carbon main frame and aluminium swingarm. The Triple Phase Kinematics, modern geometry and top equipment choices make it a real contender on tricky, demanding descents.
With the Spectral CF 8.0, there are no limits – this bike can do it all. This multi award-winning trail bike gives you the confidence to tackle the most technically demanding trails, uphill and downhill.
The highlights of this component set
A first-class trail bike – the Spectral CF 8.0 is fitted with Fox suspension and matching dropper post, a Shimano XT groupset, powerful Shimano brakes, and DT Swiss wheels.
With 36 mm wide stanchions and outstanding sensitivity and traction, this is one of the best forks on the market. Featuring precisely adjustable rebound - and low and high-speed compression damping - it can be set up to suit all riding styles.
The DPX2 air damper works perfectly with our Canyon Triple Phase Kinematics. Efficient,sensitive pedaling and supportive on fast and rough descents.
With a Shimano XT rear derailleur and 10-51 cassette, you’ll always find the right gear on any trail. Shadow Plus provides optimum chain retention, four-piston brakes ensure complete control, and Hollowtech cranks set the benchmark in terms of durability.
This 27.5” wheel set features durable, light hubs and DT Swiss’ Ratchet System freewheel tech. We’ve combined them with 2.4” Maxxis DHR ii types, developed for optimal performance with with rims.
MaxxGrip rubber compound on the front provides extra traction in the corners.

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Telaio: Canyon Spectral CF Carbonio

Ammortizzatore: FOX FLOAT DPX2 Performance Elite 230 x 65 mm

Forcella ammortizzata: FOX 36 Performance Elite 160 mm
Deragliatore posteriore: Shimano Deore XT M8100 SGS

Leva cambio: Shimano Deore XT M8100 12
Morsetto: I-Spec EV

Pacco pignoni: Shimano SLX M710012 10-51 12s

Pedivelle: Shimano Deore XT M8100 32T

Movimento centrale: Shimano Pressfit BB71

Freno a disco:mShimano Deore XT M8120

Freno a disco: Shimano Deore XT M8120

Rotore: Shimano RT8
Montaggio del disco: 6-Hole

Rotore: Shimano RT86

Montaggio del disco: 6-Hole

Ruota: DT Swiss M 1700

Ruota: DT Swiss M 1700 SH12

Pneumatico:MAXXIS Minion DHR II 2.4’’
nvolucro: Exo

Pneumatico: “MAXXIS Aggressor 2.5"
Sella: SDG Radar
Reggisella: FOX Transfer Performance Elite

Perno passante: Canyon Quixle

Materiale: Alluminio
Attacco manubrio: Canyon G5

Manubrio: Canyon G5 Riserbar

Materiale: Alluminio
Rise: 20 mm

Manopole: Canyon G5
Sella: SDG Radar

Reggisella: FOX Transfer Performance Elite

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