Canyon has added the ‘super-light’ Neuron CF SLX to its 130mm full suspension portfolio.
“The Neuron is extremely versatile and is one of the most popular full suspension bikes in Canyon’s MTB portfolio,” said a statement. “With the new top model Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd, the carbon version Neuron CF presented for model year 2019 now receives a remarkable addition.
“From the year 2020, the Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd marks the new spearhead of the Neuron family. Outstanding feature: the SLX frame weighs only 2,280g (size, M without axle and shock), another 250g less than the SL. If the Neuron CF SL is already a very light and sportive 130 mm bike, the CF SLX almost mutates into a race rocket.”
Thanks to its top-level spec with Shimano XTR 1×12 drivetrain and brakes, FOX Float DPS Factory shock and FOX 34 Factory fork as well as DT Swiss XMC1200 carbon wheels, the Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd achieves a total weight of 11.7kg (size M).
The 250g weight saving on the frame is due to the use of special 40T UD carbon fibres, which at the same time further increase the tensile strength of the mainframe and rear triangle.
With the newcomer, the Neuron CF family now consists of five models, including a WMN variant specifically for women. The Neuron CF 8.0 marks the entry into the carbon world of the 130mm bike for £2,449, and the new Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd is available from 19th November for £5,599 via www.canyon.com.