2012 Dirt 100: Canyon Torque FRX 9.0
Some of you probably think that we use the terms ‘bargain’ and ‘value for money’ a bit loosely here at Dirt, but this Canyon truly deserves those descriptions. We’ve even had to recheck the prices just to make sure that we hadn’t got it wrong.
Of course many people have proven that you can make a cheap bike, but to make one of this quality for such a low price is unheard of. Regardless of price it is hard to find any faults with it whatsoever.The only slight thing is that the back end is towards the shorter end of the scale, but to be honest that really only becomes noticeable on the largest size and no doubt some riders will prefer it like that anyway.
For a bike that sells for less than half the price of some bikes here it’s insane that it actually comes with easily one of the most expensive spec’s here. You’d struggle to throw any more money at it if you tried. Even the bargain frame comes complete with a Cane Creek Double Barrel and headset. Bonkers I tell you.
Price: Frame £1309.00, Complete £3219.00
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