Canyon itself describes the new model series as an “all-round carefree package for the city”, which may well be true: The Bosch Performance Line CX drive is used as the drive, which should offer plenty of power with 85 Nm torque — but the motto here is probably too much power rather than too little. In addition, this is also the latest and most compact motor generation from Bosch, which was certainly one of the reasons for using this drive.
The Bosch drive is combined in the top model Precede:ON CF 9 with a modern Gates belt drive and the continuously variable Enviolo CA automatic transmission. The Precede:ON CF 8, on the other hand, is equipped with a Shimano Deore XT derailleur system and 12 gears, logically in combination with a classic bicycle chain. The battery used is always the InTube model from Bosch with 500 Wh, which is integrated in the frame — but can be removed at any time for recharging.
The visual highlight is certainly the integrated handlebar stem unit, which makes the wheel look like a single piece. The new Bosch Kiox display, which provides information about the ride data, is positioned centrally. By the way, you will search in vain for open cables or trains: In cooperation with TRP, Canyon has developed its own brake levers which hide the brake lines internally — this not only looks good, but also ensures that the lines are protected in the best possible way.
Matching the carbon frame with its wide down tube, Schwalbe’s G-One Allround tires are also very wide at 57 mm. This allows them to be ridden with little air pressure, which should allow the tire alone to compensate for many bumps. It is only logical that you do without a suspension fork. The top model Precede:ON CF 9 uses Canyon’s seat post VCLS 2.0 CF, which is flexible due to its movable carbon structure on the saddle and thus brings out even more riding comfort.
The equipment suitable for everyday use is completed by the well-known sturdy mudguards from Wingee with rear rack, the lighting comes from Supernova with the Supernova Mini2 headlight. Optionally there is also a front luggage rack available and the Precede:ON is also equipped for the use of bicycle trailers. Special baskets and the possibility to attach a folding lock in front of the rear wheel underline that here, besides good design, the practical utility value was also the focus of the developers.
Despite the carbon frame, the weight of the Precede:ON should not be underestimated, if only because of the drive. And also the price shows that you are dealing with the top models from Canyons Urban series. The Precede:ON CF 9 with belt drive and automatic transmission, for example, weighs an impressive 22.15 kg and costs 4,869 Euros. The Precede:ON CF 8 is slightly lighter at 21.06 kg and costs 4,189 Euro. The colors available for both models are Champagne and Anchor Grey. The wheels can be ordered immediately, depending on the model, shipping will be in late September.
All further information about the new Precede:ON bikes can be found on the Canyon website.