Canyon Lux World Cup

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MarkoP
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by MarkoP

Just got this one a couple of weeks ago. Managed to get in one ride (on far too technical a course for a road cyclist lol). I find the value hard to beat (especially with the BF discount) and for my needs it checks all the boxes. I'm in the process of getting a one-up dropper post but other than that no big plans...can only upgrade so many toys and my road bikes are where I continue needlessly spend haha.
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js
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by js

I feel like the world needs more red bikes - that's a beauty.

Are you going with a non-thumb-lever for the dropper, or ditching the remote lock-outs? I'm always curious to see what people do there - ditching the remote lockouts was always my preference, but a lot depends on terain and riding style.

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MarkoP
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by MarkoP

Thanks js - honestly, I'm not sure. I'm so new to mountain biking but I know my riding style is going to more endurance longer easier trails rather than single track technical stuff. I'm just too old and have too much fear in me to really progress on the technical stuff I think. I need to some more research to figure how best to set it up but my gut tells me I'm not going to need a dropper post too much and it's more a nice to have than a need for me.

Edit - ended up purchasing the Wolf Tooth 360 ReMote
Current: 2021 Bianchi Specialissima I 2021 Tarmac SL6 S-Works (Sagan Edition) l 2023 Aethos S-Works

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PinaRene
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by PinaRene

Love your bike, I bought myself a Canyon Lux WC 7 in the Xobalt color ( also with the BF discount ). Did some upgrades before riding the thing ( hoping to ride next year from February ). Reason for this one is the color and I wanted a Shimano bike, despite the lower spec fork and rear shock.

* XT derailleur and shifts to XTR Shimano
* XT crankset to XTR crankset
* Race Face handlebar and stem to Procraft Carbon handlebar and lightweight stem
* Tires from Maxxis Ikon to Wolfpack Cross and Race
* Race Face seatpost / saddle to DT Swiss 232 Carbon dropper post 60mm / Berk Lupina saddle.

Complete weight now with Tima Atac 8 pedals is : 10.5 Kg race ready with a pair of DT Swiss XRC1501 wheels with Wolfpack Race and Speed tires and XTR cassette. Bike came with Reynolds XC309 wheels.

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hannawald
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by hannawald

How does it ride? I was thinking about it as I was looking for a more comfortable HT - I also don't ride technical stuff but sometimes I just enjoy a change from roads and cars. Unfortunatelly with my 183-4cm I was between M and L and really didn't know what to choose. So I ended with Trek Supercaliber. I didn't have a chance to ride it yet. I was waiting for the delivery and now the the roads in forests are terribly muddy.
Anyway happy somebody is sharing mtb stuff here because unfortunatelly weightweenies is almost entirely road.

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by zscs

hannawald wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2023 3:12 pm
How does it ride? I was thinking about it as I was looking for a more comfortable HT - I also don't ride technical stuff but sometimes I just enjoy a change from roads and cars. Unfortunatelly with my 183-4cm I was between M and L and really didn't know what to choose. So I ended with Trek Supercaliber. I didn't have a chance to ride it yet. I was waiting for the delivery and now the the roads in forests are terribly muddy.
Anyway happy somebody is sharing mtb stuff here because unfortunatelly weightweenies is almost entirely road.
I have this version, bought in late 2022. It's 10.2 kgs now with more or less factory stuff and I'm very satisfied with it (installed a dropper post + power meter spider and some small other things). The rear suspension is relatively stiff compared to a full-suspension trail bike but it excels when we are talking about racing or KOM hunting, especially on technical climbs.
On the downhills also goes quite well: I have a trail hardtail with 130mm fork and 66° head angle and with the Lux CFR I'm simply faster - on XC tires (Racing Ray 2.25 - Thunder Burt 2.25). :D

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by hannawald

It is really a nice racing bike, great specs for the money, light frame, clean cable routing, simple 2 position lockout, efficient, 2 water bottles, standard shock, handlebar impact protection...
From the latest trends it only miss a dropper seatpost and beefier fork with better tire clearance. If they are chasing grams with rigid seatpost and Sid SL, they could have chosen a lighter wheelset (I know DT Swiss is their supplier, just looking at it from the perspective of a customer and nitpicking).

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by eins4eins

best bike i ever bought. I use it for everything between trails and gravel. Fun on technical stuff, mtb marathons, but also a super fast monster gravel bike.
I changed the fork to a 34 SC.The higher stiffness, increased the steering precision tremendously. Also switched the XTR for transmission.

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by zscs

eins4eins wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2023 2:22 pm
best bike i ever bought. I use it for everything between trails and gravel. Fun on technical stuff, mtb marathons, but also a super fast monster gravel bike.
I changed the fork to a 34 SC.The higher stiffness, increased the steering precision tremendously. Also switched the XTR for transmission.
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Very nice build! ;)

Have you serviced the fork / headset already?
Just went through this headset service nightmare today - actually, expected more headache, wasn't that bad after all. An another good news is, there's no sign of wear on the rear brake cable. (I've seen a few strange pics regarding e.g. Orbea Oiz headset.)
Here's a picture (that small, ligher thing on the cable was only dirt):
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(yes, I taped the handlebar onto the frame temporarily) :)

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by eins4eins

Yes, replaced the headset already. The Ceramicspeed SLT bearings literally fell apart after only 4000km. Took off the fork and one half of the bearing remained in the frame, lower bearing race stuck to the fork. CS offers lifetime warranty, but i just put in a standard bearing, enough grease to protect it and no problems since then.

My Lux has now done 20.000km in all conditions. Lots of salty winter rides, mud, sand, everything. Linkage bearings are still fine. The DT Swiss wheels impressed me also. No sign of wear, wheel and freehub bearings running silky smooth.

Only thing annoying is the DUB crank in the 41mm shell. I'm on the sixth set of bottom bracket bearings. CS replaced the SLT once, but they don't last. I put in a C-Bear ceramic bearing. They don't last much longer, but i can put in fresh bearings without removing the bearing shell from the frame.

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zscs
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by zscs

eins4eins wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:01 am
Yes, replaced the headset already. The Ceramicspeed SLT bearings literally fell apart after only 4000km. Took off the fork and one half of the bearing remained in the frame, lower bearing race stuck to the fork. CS offers lifetime warranty, but i just put in a standard bearing, enough grease to protect it and no problems since then.

My Lux has now done 20.000km in all conditions. Lots of salty winter rides, mud, sand, everything. Linkage bearings are still fine. The DT Swiss wheels impressed me also. No sign of wear, wheel and freehub bearings running silky smooth.

Only thing annoying is the DUB crank in the 41mm shell. I'm on the sixth set of bottom bracket bearings. CS replaced the SLT once, but they don't last. I put in a C-Bear ceramic bearing. They don't last much longer, but i can put in fresh bearings without removing the bearing shell from the frame.
Thanks a lot for sharing all these information, really useful! :thumbup:
20k km is hell of a lot, especially in ~1.5 years with an MTB! (According to Strava, with my Lux CFR I rode only 2279 km so far, in 1.5 years.)

It seems that CS bearings maybe not worth that extra price, hm... For comparison, in my old Grand Canyon CF SL MTB, a 25-EUR SRAM GXP bearing lasted 30k km. Maybe the 41mm shell + 28.99mm axle is a too big compromise to create a long lasting ceramic bearing. I almost ordered a C-Bear to my new hardtail project, it seems I did a better choice with the 30-EUR priced SRAM DUB bearings. :)

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