2022 CANYON LUX TRAIL CF
LIGHT. FAST. CAPABLE.
Those three words say it all. The new Lux Trail takes everything that is great about the Lux the lightweight chassis, the unreal speed and unrivalled pedalling efficiency and adds a serious dose of capability courtesy of its downhill-friendly geometry, longer travel (120 mm) fork, drop-per post, wider bars, and meatier tires.
NEW FLAVOUR OF FAST
Why a new, additional flavor of Lux? Because there is more than one way to ride cross-country. Once upon a time, cross-country meant just one thing going as fast as possible, between the tape. All XC bikes were fast, ultralight, short-track rockets. But cross country has evolved. Yes, riders still want a fast, light, race-tuned bike that covers ground as quickly as possible…but they might never toe the starting line at a traditional race. They’re looking, instead, for the perfect whip to help them cover as much trail as fast as possible. Or perhaps these same riders are still racing, but now they are competing in longer, more technically challenging events such as the BC Bike Race. These riders still need a race weapon, but these kinds of competitions call for a less twitchy, more confident, and forgiving speed machine better suited to long days in the saddle.
THE UNSTOPPABLE CLIMBER
The Lux Trail inherits the same core kinematics and anti-squat values that have made the Lux a World Cup dominating, climb devouring, rocket launcher of a race bike. The Lux Trail possesses the perfect balance of traction-enhancing suspension and pogo-cancelling anti-squat. Riders are looking to ride as far and fast as possible. The incredibly efficient Lux Trail fits the bill perfectly.
THAT DESCENDS LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL.
What goes up, must come down. The Lux Trail not only gets you to the top of the climb first, it also gets you to the bottom of the mountain before everybody else. The bike’s geometry plays a big role here, increasing your control on steep and fast descents. A slack 67.5-degree head angle lends the bike a calm feel at the controls when you are barreling down steep trails and the combination of long reach (480 mm on a size Large), short stem, and wide bars help you feel centered and stable on the Lux Trail.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DEPENDABLE.
It’s one thing to create a light-weight bike. It’s a much harder thing to create a lightweight bike that’s reliable. But that’s precisely what we’ve done with the Lux Trail. Why does that matter? Because no one is fast when they are sitting on the side of the trail with a broken bike.
Let’s cut to the chase on the question of weight. At 1,905 grams (size Medium), the Lux Trail frame boasts one of the lightest frames on the market which is remarkable when you consider that the bike meets the same Category 3 testing standards as trail bikes, such as our popular Neuron.
We shaved every unnecessary gram. Utilising the same rear triangle as our current Lux, the Lux Trail eschews chainstay pivots for a carbon flex pivot. Taking the rear pivot assembly and bearings out of the equation reduces the weight of the overall system without making any sacrifices to the suspension’s performance. The
Lux Trail’s kinematics are de-signed to exert minimal stress on the bearings and pivots, allowing us to equip the Lux Trail with an ultralight rocker assembly without sacrificing durability. The Lux Trail’s linkage requires very little hardware, reducing weight yet again. The injection moulded, carbon reinforced shock extension itself is incredibly lightweight.
Finally, the Lux Trail’s low lever-age curve allows riders to run lower shock pressures that, in turn, enhance reliability by reducing stress on the shock seals.
BUILT FOR SPEED.
Every component on the Lux Trail has also been picked to enhance your descending control ensuring you’re at our fastest, both up and down the mountain.
• Wide (760 mm) riser bars pro-vide the rider with a wide stable stance on the bike.
• Dropper seat posts let you get the saddle low and out of the way, improving your control you on descents.
• Meaty 2.35 and 2.4-inch tires give you the traction you need to push your limits at speed.
• Wide (30mm internal width) rims provide excellent sidewall support on larger volume tires and improve cornering performance.
• Burlier FOX 34 Step Cast and RockShox SID 35 fork chasses and 120mm of front-suspension travel help you let loose on technical terrain with full confidence.
EVERY DETAILS MATTERS.
Every Lux Trail is loaded with smart details that tangibly improve performance.
CLEVER FRAME PROTECTION Our Impact Protection Unit (IPU) protects the Lux Trail’s carbon frame by preventing the handle-bars from over-rotating into the top tube.
CLEAN, NO-HASSLE CABLE ROUTING Internal cable routing looks great, but can be a royal pain in the arse for home mechanics. Not so with the Lux Trail. Internal tubes with-in the frame guide the cable and brake housing, from start to finish. Insert a new cable and housing in one end of the bike and it will pop right out at the other end no fishing blindly about for cable housing or cursing required. The tubes also reduce annoying cable rattling and reduce the risk of contamination, ensuring riders get full seasons of crisp, precise shifting in all conditions.
STIFF, PRECISE, AND SIMPLE Our Quixle through-axle design boosts stiffness yet tucks neatly into the axle, providing easy, tool-free wheel removal.
LONG-HAUL HYDRATION Big rides require big quantities of water. And yet so many XC bikes barely have room for even one water bottle within the main frame. The Lux Trail gives you all the real estate you need within the frame to bring two large water bottles on every ride.
MINIMALIST CHAIN GUIDE Dropped chains suck. Which is why we’ve equipped the Lux Trail with what might be the lightest (just 3.7 grams), sleekest chain guide ever created.