Canyon to launch Endurace AL for 2015
Aluminium endurance bike range will start at £899 with a Shimano 105 groupset
A little while ago Canyon launched the Endurace, their first endurance/sportive offering with a more relaxed geometry than their race bikes, and they'll reveal an aluminium version, the Endurace AL, at Eurobike next week.
The new Endurace AL will be based on the same ‘sport’ geometry used for the carbon model, but the aluminium frame will be slightly heavier. On the other hand, it'll be more affordable.
“We’ve applied the innovative Endurace concept to our aluminium road range," says Canyon.
"Armed with the same technical and design features as our current generation of Ultimate models, including the patented Maximus Seat Tube, lightweight One One Eight SL fork and VCLS technology, the Endurace AL has the final word in rider comfort and outstanding ergonomics for those who love to go long,”
There will three models priced from £899 to £1,199, while a frameset will cost £489. For comparison, the carbon Endurace CF starts at £1,399.
Those are some seriously impressive prices, and with the £899 model Canyon are offering one of the cheapest ways to get a bike with a full Shimano 105 11-speed groupset.
The entry-level £899 Endurace AL 6.0 will be built with a full Shimano 105 11-speed groupset and an upgrade Ultegra bottom bracket with a 52/36 chainset. Mavic Aksium wheels with Continental Grand Prix 4000 II 25mm tyres and Canyon branded aluminium bars, stem, seatpost and Selle Italia saddle finish the build.
The range topping £1,199 Endurace AL gets a full Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical groupset with the same 52/36 chainset and Mavic Aksium One wheels wrapped in Continental 25mm Grand Prix rubber. Claimed weight for this bike is 8kg (17.6lb).
Canyon will offer seven frame sizes across the range. The ‘sport’ geometry on this bike means that a size Large (58) has 598mm stack and 377mm reach, 554mm top tube, 190mm head tube, 989mm wheelbase and 415mm chainstays.
We’ll have more details about the new bike when we see at in Germany at Eurobike next week, so make sure to tune in daily for the latest updates. You can see the bikes on Canyon’s website.