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Das Canyon Spectral:ON ist ein reinrassiges E-Trailbike mit 150 mm Federweg
Das Canyon Spectral:ON ist ein reinrassiges E-Trailbike mit 150 mm Federweg - Preis ab 3.799 Euro
Die Leitungen verschwinden direkt hinter dem Steuerrohr im Unterrohr und sorgen trotz offen liegender Batterie für eine aufgeräumte Optik
Die Leitungen verschwinden direkt hinter dem Steuerrohr im Unterrohr und sorgen trotz offen liegender Batterie für eine aufgeräumte Optik
Im Hauptrahmen geht es eher eng zu
Im Hauptrahmen geht es eher eng zu - auf einen Dämpfer mit Ausgleichsbehälter muss man leider verzichten. Am Heck verfügt das Canyon über 150 mm Federweg.
An der Front stehen ebenfalls 150 mm Federweg zur Verfügung
An der Front stehen ebenfalls 150 mm Federweg zur Verfügung - außerdem findet man ein 29" Laufrad, während am Heck ein 27,5" Plusreifen für den benötigten Grip sorgt.
Der Motor wird von einer Kunststoffplatte mit Belüftungsöffnungen vor Beschädigungen geschützt.
Der Motor wird von einer Kunststoffplatte mit Belüftungsöffnungen vor Beschädigungen geschützt.
Ab Werk verfügt das Spectral:ON über einen Kettenstrebenschutz, der die Geräuschkulisse minimiert.
Ab Werk verfügt das Spectral:ON über einen Kettenstrebenschutz, der die Geräuschkulisse minimiert.
Dank des eigens entwickelten Flaschenhalters muss man auf dem Trail nicht verdursten …
Dank des eigens entwickelten Flaschenhalters muss man auf dem Trail nicht verdursten …
… dazu gibt  es zudem die passende Canyon-Trinkflasche
… dazu gibt es zudem die passende Canyon-Trinkflasche
Canyon Spectral:ON – E-Bike Geometrie
Canyon Spectral:ON – E-Bike Geometrie
Am Canyon Spectral:ON arbeitet ein Fox-Fahrwerk
Am Canyon Spectral:ON arbeitet ein Fox-Fahrwerk
Ein leistungsstarker Shimano Steps E8000-Motor sorgt für den nötigen Vortrieb
Ein leistungsstarker Shimano Steps E8000-Motor sorgt für den nötigen Vortrieb
Der Flaschenhalter ist eine Eigenentwicklung von Canyon
Der Flaschenhalter ist eine Eigenentwicklung von Canyon
Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: Preis 5.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: Preis 5.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: Preis 5.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: Preis 5.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 8: Preis 4.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 8: Preis 4.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 8: Preis 4.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 8: Preis 4.999 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: Preis 3.799 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: Preis 3.799 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: Preis 3.799 EUR
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: Preis 3.799 EUR
Die Shimano-Batterie lässt sich leicht austauschen hat 500 Wh Kapazität.
Die Shimano-Batterie lässt sich leicht austauschen hat 500 Wh Kapazität.
Der Austausch …
Der Austausch …
… ist kein Problem
… ist kein Problem
Steile Kurven bergab?
Steile Kurven bergab? - Kein Problem, das Spectral:ON vermittelt Sicherheit
Extrem steile Uphills sind nicht die Spezialität des Canyon E-Bikes
Extrem steile Uphills sind nicht die Spezialität des Canyon E-Bikes - aufgrund der kurzen Kettenstreben muss man aktiv Druck auf die Front bringen, um Bodenkontakt zu halten
Dank der sehr guten Traktion des breiten 27,5" Plusreifens am Heck sind solche steilen Abfahrten kein Problem.
Dank der sehr guten Traktion des breiten 27,5" Plusreifens am Heck sind solche steilen Abfahrten kein Problem.
Auf naturbelassenen Trails und in Kurven verhält sich das Canyon äußerst agil.
Auf naturbelassenen Trails und in Kurven verhält sich das Canyon äußerst agil.

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We’ve finally managed to swing a leg over Canyon’s first E-Bike – the Canyon Spectral:ON. The brand’s first foray has produced an E-Trailbike with 150 mm travel and a Shimano motor unit. Along with its playful geometry and handling, the Canyon Spectral:ON impressed us with a few well thought out details. Here’s what we thought!

Canyon Spectral:ON – Summary

The Canyon Spectral:ON is a purebred E-Trailbike with 150 mm of travel.

The Canyon Spectral:ON is the first E-Bike that the brand have produced and was developed by the company over a period of three years. Emphasis was put on designing an eMTB that would retain its playful trail handling with short chainstays and 150 mm travel. The chassis is based on the recently updated Canyon Spectral, albeit powered by the compact Shimano Steps E8000 Motor unit. Canyon are focussed on competition, so it was essential to maintain that performance pedigree with the Spectral:ON. The design of this E-Bike involved 10 industrial designers – there’s absolutely no playing around here.

The Canyon Spectral:ON is a purebred E-Trailbike with 150 mm travel
# The Canyon Spectral:ON is a purebred E-Trailbike with 150 mm travel - Price from € 3799
Diashow: On test - Canyon Spectral:ON: Good things come to those who wait.
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: Preis 3.799 EUR
Extrem steile Uphills sind nicht die Spezialität des Canyon E-Bikes
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
Ein leistungsstarker Shimano Steps E8000-Motor sorgt für den nötigen Vortrieb
… ist kein Problem
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In Detail

The chosen wheel sizes follow the current trend of the “wheel mullet” with a 29” wheel at the front and 27.5” + at the back. This, paired with excellent suspension kinematics creates a very agile E-Trailbike. Sit astride it and you’ll be perched on the new in-house E-Bike saddle from Canyon. The extended rails let you slide it far forwards and the additional volume at the back gives you a little extra grip when things get steep. The nose is wide and dropped, allowing you to move your weight forward without too much discomfort on steep climbs. The saddle is available in both a men’s and women’s version with different levels of padding.

The cable runs disappear into the downtube cleaning up the look of the bike.
# The cable runs disappear into the downtube cleaning up the look of the bike.
The front triangle is quite packed
# The front triangle is quite packed - unfortunately a piggy-back shock doesn't fit in here, but the Canyon does have 150 mm travel at the back.
There's a 150 mm of travel at the front
# There's a 150 mm of travel at the front - along with a 29" wheel, whilst a 27.5" plus tyre provides all the grip you need at the back.

The base of the motor is protected with a sturdy plate. An integrated chainguard protects not only your chainring, but also ensures that the frame doesn’t get caught on steep steps and can slide over them instead. The plate is strategically vented to ensure the motor doesn’t overheat.

The chainguard actually uses two different strengths of plastic to provide protection to your chainring. Handily, it also minimises the motor noise experienced whilst riding the Canyon Spectral:ON.

Price: from € 3799 | Bikemarkt: Canyon Spectral ON kaufen

The motor is protected by a plastic bash guard with ventilation holes.
# The motor is protected by a plastic bash guard with ventilation holes.
A factory fitted chainguard also helps minimise noise.
# A factory fitted chainguard also helps minimise noise.
The in-house bottle cage means you can carry something to drink…
# The in-house bottle cage means you can carry something to drink…
… there's a matching bottle too.
# … there's a matching bottle too.

Geometry

It’s clear that the focus was on creating an agile and playful E-Trailbike the Canyon Spectral:ON – it’s definitely not a full-on racer. The geometry also reflects this. 430 mm chainstays ensure manoeuvrable and fun handling. A relatively long reach maintains stability and composure at high speeds. Adjustable geometry means you can change the bottom bracket height (+/-11mm) as well the head and seat angle (+/- 0.8). The bike is available in 5 sizes from XS to XL and all (except the XS, which uses 27.5” wheels at the front) maintain the wheel mullet configuration. The 740 mm bars and lowered standover height of the XS should pique the interest of smaller riders out there.

You can find the geometry here

Canyon Spectral:ON - Geometry
# Canyon Spectral:ON - Geometry
 GrößeXSSMLXL
ASitzrohr420 mm430 mm440 mm480 mm520 mm
BOberrohr (horizontal)430 mm597mm616 mm638 mm660 mm
CSteuerrohr100 mm95 mm100 mm112,5 mm125 mm
DLenkwinkel66°/66,8°66,8°/ 67,6°66,8°/ 67,6°66,8°/ 67,6°66,8°/ 67,6°
ESitzwinkel (effektiv)73,3°/74,1°73,8°/74,6°73,8°/74,6°73,8°/74,6°73,8°/74,6°
Sitzwinkel (tatsächlich)67,8°/68,6°68,7°/69,5°69,1°/69,9°69,5°/70,3°70°/70,8°
FKettenstrebenlänge430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm430 mm
GRadstand1151/1149 mm1161/1159 mm1183/1181 mm1208/1206 mm1233/1231 mm
HReach405 mm425 mm445 mm465 mm485 mm
IStack605 mm618 mm622 mm634 mm644 mm
JTretlagerabsenkung20/9 mm33/24 mm & 22/13 mm33/24 mm & 22/13 mm33/24 mm & 22/13 mm33/24 mm & 22/13 mm
Federweg vorne150 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm
Federweg hinten150 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm
Dämpferlänge230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm230 mm
Sitzrohr Innendurchmesser30.9 mm30.9 mm30.9 mm30.9 mm30.9 mm
Sattelstützenlänge350 mm400 mm450 mm450 mm mm450
Sattelstützenhub100 mm125 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm
Kurbellänge165 mm165 mm165 mm165 mm165 mm
Vorbaulänge40 mm50 mm50 mm60 mm60 mm

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Components

Fox suspension fitted.
# Fox suspension fitted.
A powerful Shimano Steps E8000 motor provides propulsion.
# A powerful Shimano Steps E8000 motor provides propulsion.
An in-house designed bottle cage from Canyon.
# An in-house designed bottle cage from Canyon.

Canyon hold fast to the maxim “Built for the task” when equipping their bikes. All versions of the bike are fitted with 4-piston brakes and 200 mm rotors front and rear and stiffened, E-Bike specific forks. Equally, the DT Swiss rims are also E-Bike specific. The second most expensive model, 8.0, has 160 mm travel forks, all the other models have 150 mm. Happily, dropper posts are fitted across the board – above a size M you’ll get a whole 150 mm of travel to play with. Things are finished off with 780 mm bars. The Canyon Spectral:ON comes in four different specs, with an additional two Spectral:ON WMN female specific versions available too.

Canyon Spectral:ON – Please expand for components

ModelSPECTRAL:ON 6.0SPECTRAL:ON 7.0SPECTRAL:ON 8.0SPECTRAL:ON 9.0
RahmenCanyon M 0 64 Spectral:ONCanyon M 0 64 Spectral:ONCanyon M 0 64 Spectral:ONCanyon M 0 64 Spectral:ON
FedergabelRock Shox Yari RC, 150 mmRock Shox Lyrik RC, 150 mmFox 36 Performance Elite, 160 mmFox 36 Factory, 150 mm
DämpferRockShox Deluxe RRockShox Deluxe RFox DPS Performance EliteFox DPS Factory
SchaltwerkShimano XT, 11sShimano XT, 11sSRAM EX1, 8sShimano XT Di2, 11s
SchalthebelShimano SLX, 11sShimano XT, 11sSRAM EX1, 8sShimano XT Di2, 11s
BremsenMagura MT Trail Sport 203/203 mmShimano Zee 203/203 mmSRAM Code R 203/203 mmShimano Saint 203/203 mm
LaufräderDT Swiss H1900 SplineDT Swiss H1700 SplineDT Swiss H1501 SplineDT Swiss H1200 Spline
VorderreifenSchwalbe Magic MaryMaxxis Minion DHFMaxxis Minion DHFSchwalbe Nobby Nic
HinterreifenSchwalbe Nobby NicMaxxis Minion DHR2Maxxis Minion DHR2Schwalbe Nobby Nic
KassetteShimano SLX CS-M7000 , 11sShimano SLX CS-M7000, 11sSram XG-899, 8sShimano SLX CS-M8000, 11s
KurbelnShimano FC-E8000Shimano FC-E8000Shimano FC-E8050Shimano FC-E8050
VorbauRace Face Aeffect RRace Face Aeffect RRace Face Aeffect RCanyon V12
LenkerRace Face Aeffect RiserRace Face Aeffect RiserRace Face Aeffect RiserCanyon CF Riser
SattelCanyon SD:ONCanyon SD:ONCanyon SD:ONCanyon SD:ON
SattelstützeKind Shock Lev integra SIKind Shock Lev integra SIKind Shock Lev integra SIKind Shock Lev integra SI
MotorShimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000
BatterieShimano BT-E8010, 504 WhShimano BT-E8010, 504 WhShimano BT-E8010, 504 WhShimano BT-E8010, 504 Wh
FernbedienungShimano SW-E8000Shimano SW-E8000Shimano SW-E8000Shimano SW-E8000
DisplayShimano SC-E8000Shimano SC-E8000Shimano SC-E8000Shimano SC-E8000
Farbenstealth / green glowstealth / green glowstealth / green glowstealth / green glow
Größe27.5: XS | 29 & 27.5: S, M, L, XL27.5: XS | 29 & 27.5: S, M, L, XL27.5: XS | 29 & 27.5: S, M, L, XL27.5: XS | 29 & 27.5: S, M, L, XL
Preis3.799 €4.299 €4.999 €5.999 €

Canyon Spectral:ON – Please expand for model overview

Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: € 5.999
# Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: € 5.999
Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: € 5.999
# Canyon Spectral:ON 9 Di2: € 5.999

Canyon Spectral:ON 8: € 4.999
# Canyon Spectral:ON 8: € 4.999
Canyon Spectral:ON 8: € 4.999
# Canyon Spectral:ON 8: € 4.999

Canyon Spectral:ON 7: € 4.299
# Canyon Spectral:ON 7: € 4.299
Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR
# Canyon Spectral:ON 7: Preis 4.299 EUR

Canyon Spectral:ON 6: € 3.799
# Canyon Spectral:ON 6: € 3.799
Canyon Spectral:ON 6: € 3.799
# Canyon Spectral:ON 6: € 3.799

Motor & Battery

Canyon have used a Shimano Steps E8000 motor for the Spectral:ON. The low overall package volume means it’s possible to design a “pure” E-Mountainbike. The motor provides power at a low cadence and is always very responsive.

The battery is “semi-integrated” – the stock Shimano battery is decidedly large and bulky. With ease of use and user friendliness high on the list of priorities, having a removable battery means it’s possible to take a spare with you in your rucksack, extending your range and your adventure potential.

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  • Motor: Shimano Steps E8000
  • Battery: 500 Wh
  • Power: max. 250 Watt
  • Display: Shimano Steps 8000

The Shimano battery can be swapped on the trail and has a capacity of 500 Wh
# The Shimano battery can be swapped on the trail and has a capacity of 500 Wh
Swapping it out...
# Swapping it out...
... is easy
# ... is easy

On the trail

Steep corners?
# Steep corners? - No problem on the stable Spectral:ON platform.
Extreme uphills are not the Canyon's forte
# Extreme uphills are not the Canyon's forte - the short chainstays mean you really need to weight the front to avoid it lifting.
The traction provided by the 27.5" Plus tyre is excellent
# The traction provided by the 27.5" Plus tyre is excellent
On these kind of trails the Canyon is incredibly manoeuvrable and playful.
# On these kind of trails the Canyon is incredibly manoeuvrable and playful.

On the way up, the E-Bike specific saddle developed by Canyon was very comfortable. We especially liked the wide and dropped, supportive nose that let us move our weight forward easily. Good thing too, as the short chainstays on the Canyon Spectral:ON mean the front has a tendency to lift – more so than we’ve been used to with similar bikes. Despite that, the 2.8” Maxxis Minion rear tyre works well, and we never experienced any lack of traction.

As soon as you start heading down the Canyon Spectral:ON becomes an absolute riot. The 150 mm travel rear suspension keeps the rear wheel stuck to the ground, yet manages to avoid bottoming out. The centre of gravity of the E-Bike is low, resulting in a good mix of stability and manoeuvrability. On tight sections the Spectral:ON showed itself to be agile and more than willing to drift around bends. The precise 2.5” Maxxis WT front tyre and grippy, wide rear one make all this easy and predictable. Unfortunately, the RockShox Yari on our test bike couldn’t quite keep up with the performance of the rear, running a little soft for our taste. However, the E-Bike will be supplied with Tokens so that you are able to tune the spring rate of the fork. The combination of Shimano motor and the jumps on the SRAM EX1 cassette also left us feeling like some gears were missing at times.

Sumary – Canyon Spectral:ON

Canyon have put together a bike that is wonderfully agile on the way down. Despite this it manages to maintain a feeling of security and thanks to the 29 x 2.5” front tyre has very precise steering. The eMTB lets you feel comfortable even on the hardest and steepest trails. However, the short chainstays mean the Spectral:ON requires a little more finesse when climbing, despite the huge traction offered by the 2.8” wide rear tyre. Overall, Canyon have put together a thoughtful, coherent and well-designed package, with the usual value for money that we associate with Canyon.

Pro
  • E-Bike specific components
  • Very good suspension
  • Playful handling
  • Value for money
Contra
  • Front wheel has a tendency to lift on steep uphills

Video: Canyon Spectral:ON


About the test

Please expand for details

We tested the Canyon Spectral:ON for a day on the challenging trails around Nice. The terrain varies from sandy ground, flowing wooded trails to rocky, technical descents and climbs. Canyon covered the costs for our visit to the press launch.

We tested the Canyon Spectral:ON here

  • Nice/Provence: rough, rocky descent and uphills. Steep pedalling sections and downhills, tight switchbacks.

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Tester-Profil: Sebastian Beilmann
56 cm70 kg83 cm63 cm174 cm
Sebastian fährt gerne Fahrräder jeglicher Kategorie, von Mountainbike bis Rennrad. Am liebsten ist er jedoch auf Enduros und Trailbikes unterwegs – gerne auch unter Zeitdruck im Renneinsatz. Für die schnelle Runde auf den Hometrails greift er natürlich gerne auch zum eBike.

Sebastian loves riding bicycles from all categories, from mountain bikes to road bikes. But most of all he likes riding his enduro or trail bike – with pleasure also under pressure of time during races. For a quick spin on the hometrails he of course also loves riding an eBike.

Fahrstil / Riding style
verspielt / playful
Ich fahre hauptsächlich / I mainly ride
Trail, Enduro, Park / Trail, Enduro, Park
Vorlieben beim Fahrwerk / Preferred suspension setup
recht straff mit Progression / pretty firm with progression
Vorlieben bei der Geometrie / Preferred geometry
relativ flacher Lenkwinkel, kurze Kettenstreben, langes Oberrohr mit kurzem Vorbau / slack headangle, short chainstays, long toptube with short stem
Hersteller:
Sebastian Beilmann
Preis:
3799

Autor:
Wertung:
5
Datum: 28. February 2018
Aktualisiert: 9. November 2018

Fazit:

Canyon have put together a bike that is wonderfully agile on the way down. Despite this it manages to maintain a feeling of security and thanks to the 29 x 2.5” front tyre has very precise steering. The eMTB lets you feel comfortable even on the hardest and steepest trails. However, the short chainstays mean the Spectral:ON requires a little more finesse when climbing, despite the huge traction offered by the 2.8” wide rear tyre. Overall, Canyon have put together a thoughtful, coherent and well-designed package, with the usual value for money that we associate with Canyon.

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Canyon Spectral:ON

range of use
XC: 4/10 – Trail: 8/10 – All-Mountain: 10/10 – Enduro: 9/10 – Downhill: 6/10
Motor + Battery
Shimano
Battery Capacity
500 Wh
Uphill
7/10
bad
excellent
Downhill
10/10
bad
excellent
Motor
8/10
weak
extreme
Value for Money
9/10
too expensive
perfect
Sitting Position
8/10
upright
stretched
character
3/10
playful
stable
Explanation of “Range of Use”
XC:
0 to 120 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
Trail:
100 to 150 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
All-Mountain:
120 to 150 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Enduro:
150 to 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Downhill:
more than 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Erklärung zum Systemgewicht
Das hier angegebene Gewicht ist die Summe aus den Einzelgewichten (E-Bike, Fahrer, Rucksack usw.), welches bei unserem Reichweitentest zum Einsatz kam.
Hersteller:
Sebastian Beilmann
Preis:
3799

Autor:
Wertung:
5
Datum: 28. February 2018
Aktualisiert: 9. November 2018

Fazit:

Canyon have put together a bike that is wonderfully agile on the way down. Despite this it manages to maintain a feeling of security and thanks to the 29 x 2.5” front tyre has very precise steering. The eMTB lets you feel comfortable even on the hardest and steepest trails. However, the short chainstays mean the Spectral:ON requires a little more finesse when climbing, despite the huge traction offered by the 2.8” wide rear tyre. Overall, Canyon have put together a thoughtful, coherent and well-designed package, with the usual value for money that we associate with Canyon.

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