Canyon Nerve AM 8.0 All Mountain Full Suspension

3/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: FOX 32 TALAS FIT RLC, 15mm Steckachse
  • Headset: Acros AiX-03
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore XT RapidFire
  • Brake levers: Avid Elixir CR
  • Rims: DT Swiss M 1800 SL

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rrate a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2012

Strengths:    -Build quality
-Quality components
-Weight 12.9kg

Weaknesses:    -Avid brake discs warped after 3months use. Fixed by buying Hope full floating discs.
-That "nut cracker" on the top tube makes you think twice before pushing your riding to the limit :D

Bottom Line:   
I have had this bike for ~2years now in semi active use(1-3 times a week riding trails and allmost every day to work)
Bike works still like it was new.
I ride this bike in winter time too. When the temperature is above -30celsius your all good but when temperature falls below -30celsius the front derailleur freezes and it makes climbing those hills bit more difficult :)

Only complain i have is those solidbody brake discs that warp way too easy. That was easy to fix by changing to fullfloat brake discs.

Its a great bike for a great price!
Gretings from Finland!

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Purchased At:   Canyon

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by YnotGorilla a Cross Country Rider from Bergen, Norway

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2010

Strengths:    Build quality, Horst-link, cheap, black-matte "german" look

Weaknesses:    Crappy Fox RP23 HV Compr 3 Reb 1 shock
Cable routing for rear derailleur exposes the casing outside the rear suspension pivot, have crushed two sets of wire casing against trailside rocks.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike with trusted design, can`t go wrong with a Horst-link.
Rear shock has, although factory "tuned" to suit the ride, a total lack of mid-strok support. When set to 25-30% sag it blows through the travel and bottoms out on everything taller than a 1 footer, which is not suitable for a "AM" ride. After fitting a Manitou ISX-6 the bike rides much better.

Why suit a shock that has to be sent of to a third party for modification to this otherwise magnificent package?

Bottom bracket height is perhaps a tad on the low side for the type of trail/AM riding the frame is supposed to be used for.

Without the shock, a great package at a bargain price.
-*** for having to buy another shock

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Favorite Trail:   Toro

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   canyon

Similar Products Used:   15 years of mountain biking

Bike Setup:   Fox talas 36, Hope ProII/supercomp/mavic 719, SLX/XT, Stinger, juicy 7´s, Syncros, thomson, superstar

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