[First ride] The new Canyon Torque:ON


Today Canyon is introducing new models of the Torque:ON and Spectral:ON e-bikes. The torque remains a hard charging long travel aluminum 27.5″ bike while the Spectral:ON keeps its mid travel and uses mullet wheel sizing and a carbon fiber frame. The new bikes see the improved Shimano EP8 system with a 630Wh motor. Read on for the full details below and click on CC for the english captions in the video.

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 [Press Release] – CARLSBAD, JANUARY 27 2020 – Canyon is introducing an all-new, e-park bike—the Torque:ON—that combines the capability of the brand’s heralded Torque model with the power and range of Shimano’s new EP8 pedal-assist system. The brand’s Spectral:ON model also receive the EP8 motor and battery update.

The Torque:ON is an absolute downhill-ripping, berm-slashing, air-boosting beast of a bike. It sports 175mm of ground-hugging rear suspension, a bombproof aluminum frame, and the kind of playful ride quality that’s rare from a bike with so much suspension travel. The Torque:ON is, in short, the perfect rig for anyone on a quest to ride the steepest, fastest tracks—without the aid of a shuttle van or chairlift.

Canyon USA will offer American riders the $5,399 Torque:ON 8 for 2021. This model is also available in Europe, alongside the top-tier Torque:ON 9 model. The Torque:ON will be sold in the USA with a single 504-Wh battery. Riders in international markets can order an additional Torque:ON battery at time of purchase.

The Spectral:ON returns for 2021. You might be asking yourself, “Didn’t you guys launch that bike last year?” We did. Now it’s back with Shimano’s new EP8 motor and bigger 630-Wh battery. More boost, more miles…same trademark nimble-yet-capable ride quality.

The Spectral:ON sports a mullet (29/27.5) wheel set-up, 150mm of front and rear suspension, and a sleek carbon front triangle. This is that one bike that can handle anything—from all day pedals to truly punishing descents.

Canyon USA will offer four Spectral:ON models in 2021.

Geometry – SpectralON

Geometry – TorqueON

Pricing – Spectral:ON

  • Spectral:ON CF 7 $5,499*
  • Spectral:ON CF 7 WMN $5,499*
  • Spectral:ON CF 8 $6,699
  • Spectral:ON CF 9 $8,500

Pricing – Torque:ON

  • Torque:ON 9 / Extra Battery 6.299 €
  • Torque:ON 9 5.799 €
  • Torque:ON 8 / Extra Battery 4.999 €
  • Torque:ON 8 4.499€


  1. Ma su una bici del genere ha davvero senso ridurre la batteria per risparmiare peso? :nunsacci:
    A me pare un po' un controsenso e mi sarei aspettato l'esatto opposto visto che il pubblico a cui è destinata non penso proprio sia di grandi pedalatori...
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