canyon Nerve XC 7.0
My new bouncer. Not another flaming Canyon there everywhere at the moment.
Awesome spec and very well made frame with lovely even welding. The bike came out of the box all properly built just needing the wheels sticking in and the bars bolted on. The valves on the wheels are even lined up with the logos on the tyres. The gears didnt need tweaking and the only changes I have made have been grips and saddle.
The ride is so plush its like a magic carpet bumps what bumps it just hoovers them up without slowing down. Suspension is surprisingly active with a lot of pedal bob but you dont notice the suspension is working unless you look down and watch the rockers bobbing up and down. Its a bit easy to get facinated with watching the rockers bobbing up and down below you till you nearly hit a tree :oops:
Only thing I am not keen on is the DT SWiss X1700 wheels the rims are surprisingly narrow and the freehub is very crude you need to turn the cranks quite a bit before it hooks up.
Havent had a chance to give it a proper beasting yet and the sag on the shock needs a bit of tweaking I had it too soft at first then went too hard just a few psi seems to make a big difference.
Cant wait for next weekend.
Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap