Photos: Boris Beyer
The first of a great selection of new look Canyon bikes, the Spectral is the 140mm stable-mate of the Strive and Sender. With a totally revised design to the previous bike, this really is not just a lick of paint, a tweak of geo and an excuse to pack a load of journalists off to Madeira for some glowing reviews.
The engineers at Canyon have brought the (now World Cup winning) Sender’s influence into the entire range. The clean lines and solid feel of this bike mean business.
With the liked of Joe Barnes spending extensive time aboard this bike in his local stomping ground (sloppy Scotland) it’s been through its paces and will have no bother holding up to the very worst the British weather can throw at it – I wish I’d had it this weekend!
I was sent to Madeira for a press camp first ride and in monsoon conditions, here are my thoughts.