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Canyon Drops an Affordable Alloy Gravel Bike

Canyon’s successful all-road platform just got a little more affordable. Their Grail bike is now available in an aluminum model for men and women, with a few build kits to choose from, and without those goofy looking double-decker drop bars.

The top-level Grail AL 7.0 SL retails for $1700 and is the only version to come with a 1x setup – opting for a SRAM Rival 1 group with a wide-ranging 10-42 11 speed cassette. Canyon’s own alloy cockpit components round out the complete build, together with a set of DT Swiss C 1850 cross series alloy tubeless wheels and tubeless G-One Bite tan wall tires, for a claimed complete weight of 20.5lb (size medium).

All of the other Grail AL bikes builds still stick with traditional 2x road compact drivetrains.  A mechanical shift/hydraulic disc brake Shimano 105 level Grail AL 7.0 is available both in a standard version in brushed alloy or outback olive green, or a WMN version that swaps the green for copper red. Both share the same specs, with a 20.7lb claimed weight, and $1600 price tag. They feature road compact 50/34 cranksets with 11-34 cassettes for 1:1 low gearing.

The most affordable of the bunch are  the Grail AL 6.0 & Grail WMN AL 6.0 which sell for just $1400 with a Tiagra 2×10 build featuring the same 1:1 road compact gearing range, and a claimed weight of 21.6lb.

All of the new Grail AL bikes can be ordered in Europe from Canyon now. US customers will have to wait for now.

See more at  Canyon.

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