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do you have any idea about canyon bikes ? It looks like a very descent and value for money brand . i am mainly intersted for Nerve xc 3.0 or 4.0 series ...
any previous experience with this brand ?
 

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It seems to be a decent brand and value for money is great.

(It is a German mail-order brand and, as far as I know, mainly marketed in Europe.)

The main complaint that I have heard is that delivery times can be long, depending on which bike you want and when.
 

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yes indeed delivery might be a problem but only for specific sizes and bikes . Nerve xc series is not delaying more than 1-2 weeks . It is a German brand selling only through internet ... which help them to avoid retail costs and charges ( that is why prices are rather good ) .
But the main problem is that i have only once seen such a bike in action ...
 

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The bikes are OK but obviously it may be hard to know if the bike will fit, without a test ride. There is a representative in my town so test rides are possible. Some like them and others pick another bike that they could test ride. The sizing calculator may help:
http://www.canyon.com/_en/tools/pps.html

German magazines have tested many Canyon bikes and the Canyon bikes has quotes from Nerve tests too: http://www.canyon.com/_en/service/testreports.html
 

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I'm on a 06 Nerve ES9 which is more AM oriented (130mm front and back). Suspension quality is top. I came from a Blur which I ditched in favour of more travel and I never regretted it.
Before the Blur, I had the Specialized Stumpjumper Expert (05) which was great as long as you didn't intend to climb the thing. Bob was absolutely horrible and no matter what setting I've choosen, I couldn't get one decent ride out of that bike.
Being a 4bar design, too, I wasn't sure about the Canyon at the first time. I had the chance to test ride a used one and it felt great so I bought it.
I had a problem with the RS Pearl at the beginning and had to send in the shock. They refounded me for the shipping and returned the Pearl within a week. They also made it clear, that they would grant me a two year warranty period on everything even if I'm not the original owner.

Greetings,
Braumeister
 

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Braumeister said:
I'm on a 06 Nerve ES9 which is more AM oriented (130mm front and back). Suspension quality is top. I came from a Blur which I ditched in favour of more travel and I never regretted it.
Before the Blur, I had the Specialized Stumpjumper Expert (05) which was great as long as you didn't intend to climb the thing. Bob was absolutely horrible and no matter what setting I've choosen, I couldn't get one decent ride out of that bike.
Being a 4bar design, too, I wasn't sure about the Canyon at the first time. I had the chance to test ride a used one and it felt great so I bought it.
I had a problem with the RS Pearl at the beginning and had to send in the shock. They refounded me for the shipping and returned the Pearl within a week. They also made it clear, that they would grant me a two year warranty period on everything even if I'm not the original owner.

Greetings,
Braumeister
did you have any unpleasant surpise with the size or the fitting guide they use is accurate ?
 

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Their online fitting guide seems to be perfect. Why don't you just call them if your in doubt? Their phone service is very good.

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Braumeister
 

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Does anybody own a Canyon Nerve CF or AL 29 (2013 models) in size small or medium? I'm trying to find out how the standover height compares to other bikes as obviously it's impossible to sit on one before actually buying it and all the manufacturer geometry charts seem to be inconsistent!

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Does anybody own a Canyon Nerve CF or AL 29 (2013 models) in size small or medium? I'm trying to find out how the standover height compares to other bikes as obviously it's impossible to sit on one before actually buying it and all the manufacturer geometry charts seem to be inconsistent!

thanks
Since they are direct, their customer service group would be a good resource for help in getting the right fit. They respond quickly to emails.
 
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