Written by Giulia
Above is a picture of the smile I wore while I rode the fantastic Pathlite! The bike proved to be very versatile, and ready for most any adventure. While it does come with some limitations, the bike allowed me to improve my skills and try more difficult tracks.
The version I rode was quite attractive in all black (there are other color options), with Canyon’s VCLS leaf-design seatpost and a Dt Swiss X1850 wheelset. The cockpit took me a few days to get comfortable with, as the carbon bar and stem length are significantly different from my typical setup. I found the wide platform of the Ergon grips to be a nice benefit on climbs, and they offered excellent grip for trail riding.
I found the Suntour NRX-S fork rather impressive for a component in its price range. I tested the bike on dirt, asphalt, steps, and stones, and the 75mm of travel was so impressive I really didn’t want to return it to Canyon. The lockout worked flawlessly, and all of the features of the fork performed precisely as advertised.
This is the second bike I have reviewed, and I rather liked how the bike’s versatility allowed me to train myself without going on a long trek to the mountains. I greatly enjoyed this bike, and look forward to seeing what Canyon has coming next.
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If you are looking to buy a bike that you can take deep into the woods exploring with your friends, the Pathlite AL SL 8.0 will offer the comfort and performance to answer all your off-road fitness adventure needs.
The lightweight aluminium hydroformed frame combines with the Shimano XT groupset to ensure reliable, responsive performance. This is a bike that will work equally well for you whether you are hammering backwoods fire roads preparing for your next crossfit competition, or taking some quiet self-reflection time exploring the dusty gravel paths on your Alpine holiday tour.
FRAME: CANYON PATHLITE AL SL
FORK: SUNTOUR NRX-S
HEADSET: ACROS AZX-226
REAR DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO DEORE XT SHADOW PLUS, 11S
DERAILLEUR HANGER: DERAILLEUR HANGER NO. 39
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
SHIFTERS: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
BRAKES: SHIMANO DEORE XT
CASSETTE: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
WHEELSET: DT SWISS X 1850 SPLINE DB
TYRES: MAXXIS RAMBLER
CRANKS: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
CHAINRINGS: 28 | 38
CHAIN: SHIMANO CN-HG701-11, 11S
BOTTOM BRACKET: SHIMANO PRESSFIT
COCKPIT: CANYON CP04 COCKPIT CF
GRIPS: ERGON GA3 WING
SADDLE: ERGON SMC4
SEAT POST: CANYON S14 VCLS 2.0 CF (2 / -10 MM SETBACK)
SADDLE: CLAMP CANYON CLAMP SL
PEDALS: VP COMPONENTS VP-538 PREMIUM
FRAME SIZES: XS (27,5"), S, M, L, XL, 2XL
COLOUR: STEALTH | TRUE BLUE
WEIGHT: 10,7 KG (SIZE M)