The new Lux CF combines the best of the successful Grand Canyon CF SLX 29 marathon racer with the Nerve CF full carbon model to create a perfect, full suspension 29-inch marathon race bike. The focus of the frame is the revolutionary Flex Pivot carbon rear triangle which has been specially adapted to the 100 mm spring travel and the required climbing properties of a 29-inch full suspension race bike. In contrast to the Nerve CF, however, the damper does not have a floating mount but is securely anchored in the frame. This saves even more weight and underlines the clear, fluid design.
Strengths: An amazing bike straight out of the box.
Weaknesses: It has less options for after-market spec changes. In particular, I am not a huge fan of Avid brakes, but the brake servo is integrated with the shock/fork remote lock out from Rockshox (which, by the way, is amazing). I would love to get Shimano brakes on there, but can't without compromising the suspension lockout.
A fantastic bike. This followed 3 years of happy riding on a carbon Tallboy. Apart from the restriction on the ability to change out the brakes, IMO this is a better bike than the Tallboy, something I never thought I'd say.