Anyone here know anything about "Canyon" Bikes?

LemondFan4Ever
LemondFan4Ever Posts: 5
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Hello, Im Jeff, from the states. I'm a tall rider (6 ft 6"), and have recently found info online about a German bike maker called "Canyon", who make bikes for taller riders.

Are they any good? Do they make good/quality/durable bikes? Anyone here own one?

Do they have any sort of warranty, hows the craftsmanship?

I was referred to you all by bike forums, so i can get a better understanding/more info on these bikes. Im particularly interested in the Roadlite 6.0. Any info on this bike?


http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=2138

Thanks alot for listening, and any help/advice/.02 cents would be appreciated.

Comments

  • Hi Jeff,

    I've got no experience of them directly, but I'm pretty sure Omega Pharma-Lotto ride Canyon bikes, or at least they did last season. If a ProTour team is using them, they must be at least half decent...

    Hope this helps,

    Paul
  • nax-ian
    nax-ian Posts: 209
    Jeff,
    got myself a canyon (ultimate CF) last year. Cant speak about Craftmanship but IMO I'd say they're good value for your hard-earned, I think there is a 2 year warranty deal.
    An they were a good company to deal with, as I had a little seatpost issue which they resolved pretty quickly without any further expense.
    Dont forget to check out the "outlet" bikes.
    .
    Finished
  • kfinlay
    kfinlay Posts: 763
    One thing to bare in mind is that they tend to offer better support to Europe rather than the US. The bikes get very very good reviews for being fast, comfortable, well built and excellent value.
    Kev

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  • riggsy81
    riggsy81 Posts: 281
    I just wish I could get one on the cycle to work :(
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  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,819
    Have a search on this very forum plus look at the weightweenies forum too - that's where I think I first heard them discussed.
  • Competitve Cyclist has been hinting on their blog that they have secured a deal to act as the distribution agent for Canyon in the US. It's in here somewhere...

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/whats-new.html
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  • andyrr wrote:
    Have a search on this very forum plus look at the weightweenies forum too - that's where I think I first heard them discussed.

    Thanks for the info gang....really appreciate it. What is a "weightweenie" and where do i find this thread @?
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