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2020 Canyon Grail AL launched

Canyon have launched the 2020 Grail AL model line up.
colours are broadly the same as 2019 (silver and green) but the green is now a matt flat green -
the 7.0 models come in SL with Rival 1x11 at £1700 (up £200 from last year) and a new 2x11 GRX R810/R600 mixed groupset at £1500

I think the GRX equipped 2x11 7.0 model is the pick of the crop


  • Hi. Just ordered the Grail 7.0 al. Only siver in the 2020 model, gutted.
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  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    It looks like Silver is the only colour option for the AL 7.0 SL, but silver or green is available in the AL 7..
    I went for the green AL 7.0 with GRX 2x11 :)
  • What do you think of them ?
    Stick up some pics lads , I’m thinking of buying one myself .
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021

    I'm very disappointed Canyon have removed the rack mounts from the 2020 AL models :'(
    Ive replaced the GRX 46/30 chainset with my P2M rotor 3D 50/34 compact chains - but I needed to replace the GRX front mech with a Ultegra 11sp front mech as the GRX FD sits 2.5mm further outboard than the road front mechs, and was rubbing the Road Rotor crank in the outer ring
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021

  • The green and tan walls look great together . What size is that ?
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    edited January 2020
    That is a Small. 720mm from centre BB to top of mid saddle
    I'm 5'7 / 172cm with a 30cm inside leg and I normally ride a 53/54cm Road bike. ( My Cervelo c3 is a 54cm frame
  • Yeah that’s my size too - canyon run big. I presume you meant 30inch leg - Are you correct about your saddle height - 720 mm from bb to top of saddle along seatpost angle there. Seems a bit high for 30inch leg
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    Yes, 30" leg"!! :p
    I've been bike fitted a lot of times and I'm comfortable at 720mm, with 170mm cranks
  • How does it ride ? Lively enough ? How is the steering ? Quick like a cx bike Or more stable like a gravel bike ?
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    it rides very well. :smile:
    stable enough on the road, ok on trails - I've never ridden a CX, so can't compare, but I think it does what it says on the tin and is a good compromise between road and trail.
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    for those interested, as Canyon removed the rack mounts from the the 2020 Grail AL i have mounted my Tubus fly rack on my 2020 Grail AL using 13mm rubber coated p-clips that fit perfectly on the lower seat stay (i tried 14mm and 15mm p-clips and they were too large) and i changed the seat clamp for one that has a threaded rack mount on it.
    seems solid as a rock.
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