Canyon Torque Alpinist 8.0 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Headset: Acros AiX-30 Orange
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore XT RapidFire
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir CR 203/185
  • Rims: Mavic Crossmax SX
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Fat Albert 2,4" / Nobby Nic 2,4"

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marjo a Weekend Warrior from slovenia

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

Strengths:    Great looks, verry light for a 170/180mm bike, great stability downhill, no bobbing, great frame

Weaknesses:    It gets scratched during intensive use? I don't know...
Maybe the cable ruting of the front derowler is a bit exposed.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best bike I have ever ridden. It is great on tecnical downhills. Verry stiff rear triangle and frame in general. Simple and effective design with low maintenece so far. It weighs apr. 14,5 kg wich is inpressive for a 170/180 mm travel bike. Climbs also very well with minimal bobbing (no need for pro-pedal).

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Favorite Trail:   all tecnical stuf

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4200.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   votec SX, Turner 4 spot, specialized enduro

Bike Setup:   FOX talas 170/130, DHX Air 4, Mavic crossmax SX, Race Face SICS, XT shifters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TheTrailSailor a Downhiller from Germany

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2010

Strengths:    good uphill, good weight, DOWNHILL!, v good on technical trails, switchbacks, etc., v nice brakes and wheels, looks cool in orange

Weaknesses:    very degressive rear suspension, 36 talas is not the most sensitive fork -> Van on Torque Trailflow is better (for going downhill)

Bottom Line:   
Very good looking, light, stiff bike that can go up anything and down anything. Have taken it to bikeparks and multi-day tours --> very versatile!! The rear is very soft and quite degressive, but if you set the DHX shock up properly it works a treat. The Talas fork is great for most riding, but on fast, bumpy downhills i would prefer a more sensitive fork like the 36 Van or Lyrik Coil. The carbon handlebars scared me at first, but they are tough! Have survived many crashes so far!

Have had some play in the rear suspension bearings. Called them and they promised it would not be a problem until the end of my vacation, after that I can send it to them for free to mend the problem --> great service! (the play got more over time, but never caused problems even on v bumpy DHs or drops).

At the end I can only recommend this bike for people who go uphill and rip downhill. If you shuttle sometimes and are more focused on trails and DH then the Trailflow might be an even better bike.

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Favorite Trail:   technical alpine trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

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Similar Products Used:   Scott Gambler, Transalpes AM, Canyon AM, etc...

Bike Setup:   Torque 8.0 Alpinist as on the website

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