Since its launch in 2018, the Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9 has been one of the top sellers in Canyon’s portfolio. With the affordable alloy models, the German direct-sale brand wants to offer a fair and affordable gateway to mountain biking. In this year’s group test, the top-end Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9 model had to prove itself against the greatest mountain bikes of 2021. Consequently, Canyon entered the race with their lightest Neuron SLX-grade carbon frame built. Thanks to the relatively low weight (12.58 kg in size L), Canyon expect the Neuron to get a head start over the latest mountain bikes – at least uphill. Despite its discreet looking matte-black finish and subtle yet eye-catching colour accents, the Neuron can no longer hide its age: the cables run through an integrated and removable cable channel on the downtube, which prevents them from ripping and ensures a discreet look and quiet ride. However, around the cockpit, bottom bracket and shock, the cables create an unsightly loop, which causes them to rub against each other and on the frame. The Impact Protection Unit prevents the bars from rotating and damaging the frame but also spoils the elegant look of the Neuron. Other manufacturers, like Trek, offer more elegant solutions here. Nevertheless, the Neuron is also packed with smart details such as the fully-sealed pivot bearings, which Canyon employs to ensure longer service life, and the rear thru-axle, which cleverly tucks the lever away inside, protecting it from impacts when not in use.
Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9
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