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Bike at Bedtime: New 2021 Canyon Endurace models

Canyon has introduced new colourways throughout its Endurace range, and added tan wall tyres and power meters on some models. The frameset is unchanged though...

Ok, so it's not a whole new Endurace that Canyon has announced today... but a fresh range of colourways and some nice new component choices such as tan wall tyres and integrated power meters for 2021 means that it's a good time to revisit the German brand's enduring Endurace endurance road bike. What a strange arrangement of words there... 

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As our alliterative opening paragraph alludes to, the Endurace frameset has been unchanged for a number of years now, with the new 2021 changes announced today limited to new colours and component options. Some of the new colours include Tinted Burgundy, Aquamarin, Stealth Grey and Frozen Yellow, and the higher end options, starting from £4,899 with the Endurace CF SL 8 Disc Aero, come with power meters. 

Continental GP 5000 and Schwalbe Pro One tan wall tyres feature on the top-end CF SLX bikes and a number of CF SL models. There's still room for rim brakes too, such as the Endurace CF 8 (£2,199) coming with Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, DT Swiss rims and 28mm Conti GP 5000s, and the alloy Endurace 6 and Endurace 7 models. 

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Canyon describes the Endurace as "the modern cyclist's bike", with features such as a comfort-boosting seat clamp integrated into the frame and 'comfort kink' curved back seatpost included to increase rider comfort. Aerodynamics are considered too, with Canyon claiming that the Endurace's reinforced broad, flat top tube increases the stiffness to allow them to "focus more on aero when designing areas most exposed to the wind, such as the down tube."

The Endurace has always reviewed well on in its various guises, with Stu Kerton describing the CF SLX Disc 8.0 eTap last year as "the ideal bike for riding fast and long."  

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Some might be disappointed that the Endurace hasn't been fully overhauled, and that junction box is still exposed on the Shimano Di2-equipped models. Is a new Endurace around the corner?

"Currently, our Endurace models are only available like this. If we will also offer models with integrated cables in the future, we will of course communicate this", said Canyon on its Instagram page. 

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Like pretty much every other bike manufacturer, brand and shop in the world right now, Canyon is having to deal with huge supply issues and consequently, many of the bikes available on its site have very long lead times; however, a number of the new Endurace models are showing as 'in stock', including the CF SLX 8 Disc eTap shown in the main image on this article. Many of the models with Shimano components are expected to ship in late June: 

"We’re doing everything we can to improve our delivery performance again", Canyon says. 

"To this end, we are in close contact with our suppliers in order to be able to react quickly to changes in component availability. In line with the current situation, we’re regularly adjusting our production and production planning flexibly so that we can manufacture your dream bike as quickly as possible." 

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Do you fancy a 2021 Endurace, or are you waiting on a completely fresh frameset overhaul and some of these supply issues to blow over? Your comments are appreciated as always.

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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joeegg | 2 years ago
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When I bought my Endurace I wish that there would have been something more colourful than the choice between grey or black. The women's bikes looked better.

Hubbarro | 2 years ago

Neutra-sweet review and lame old line-up especially if you're after a cf sl 7 in stealth colours like me. 

The new models are exactly the same as the old versions, worse colours. What the article fails to point out (and really should) is that for an entry carbon road bike Canyon has added a whopping £200 to the price tag. I spoke to "Tom" at Canyon who told me it was "simply a price increase that typically happens yearly" but it's within the same calendar year as the original model's release! I understand inflation and market forces but that is a truly extortionate mark up. On Canyon's reckoning even of a yearly price increase (which this isn't), an entry-level Canyon will cost £4,500 in 10 years people - so start telling your kids to save now. 

I'd have more respect for Canyon if they simply advised staff to be honest, "We know there is more demand than supply so we are going to profit as much as possible from each bike sale because we know that someone is going to buy it at that price even if it isn't you". 

And the paint!! They've basically run out of sexy colours, found some leftovers in a cellar and mixed it with almond milk from lunch. "How about the baby poo brown, sir? Suits you sir, especially when you are riding down a muddy road". 

Surreyrider | 2 years ago
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This is really rather disappointing. That frame is as old as the hills and apart from the burgundy one there are some really dull frame colours - can't see many opting for that sickly yellow!

brad4972 | 2 years ago
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There appears to be a Rival eTap model missing from this lineup

Judge dreadful | 2 years ago

I've never used mudguards, and it's never hindered my ability to ride 'endurance' distances, even in the U.K. in the middle of winter. Put an ass saver in if you're that precious about getting wet.

KoenM replied to Judge dreadful | 2 years ago

First of all don't be that guy!
It's not about getting wet per se, it's about getting cold because of being wet, protecting the people you ride with (but I guess you wont have a problem with that) and to keep the bike cleaner. And an Ass saver is NOT the same as a mudguard, if you think it is try a real mudguard. 

Sriracha replied to Judge dreadful | 2 years ago

I can think of nothing worse for my bike than a constant stream of abrasive grit slurry being hosed over my chain rings whilst I cycle.

Prosper0 | 2 years ago
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Definitely worth waiting for actual new models. Customers will be waiting 6 months for most sizes and configurations. May as well wait a little longer for a genuinely new integrated 2022 model. Exposed junction boxes look really old fashioned now. 

And no mention of the massive, massive, price rises?

Secret_squirrel replied to Prosper0 | 2 years ago
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Would it have killed them to switch to the bar end junction?

Jack Sexty replied to Prosper0 | 2 years ago

The Bike at Bedtime series is more a 'look at this nice bike' type of thing, so I didn't delve into pricing specifically. For transparancy though, the Endurace CF SLX Disc 8.0 eTap 2020 was £5,099.00 when we reviewed it last summer, and the 2021 edition is £5,949.00. 

Hubbarro replied to Jack Sexty | 2 years ago
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I enjoy the book at bedtime series Jack, just a bit of fun from me and no offense intended. I do think some manufacturers are "taking us all for a bit of a ride". On the other hand, it might be time to launch an ethical bike company  1

ktache | 2 years ago
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The tinted burgundy is a lovely colour and finish.

open_roads | 2 years ago
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No mudguard mounts - so ideal for riding "fast and long" apart from the U.K. 

KoenM replied to open_roads | 2 years ago
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And Belgium!

Prosper0 replied to KoenM | 2 years ago
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And Germany. Ironically. 

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