Bikes of the Epic: Erik Kleinhans' Canyon Lux CF

Canyon is a name many of us are well aware of, mostly of the fact that they're not yet available to our market. Having joined the Topeak Ergon squad in 2016, Erik Kleinhans' new steed is the XC and marathon focused Canyon Lux CF.

Erik and partner Jeremiah Bishop (USA) make up Topeak Ergon Racing 2, intended as a backup team for overall hopefuls Alban Lakata and Kristian Hynek. Unfortunately their chances ended when Hynek was forced to withdraw on Stage 4 as he succumbed to injuries from an earlier crash.

 

The Canyon Lux CF is equipped with a Rockshox RS-1 and Rockshox Monarch XX providing 100mm of travel front and rear. One of the interesting features on the frame is the rear 'Flex Pivot' which eliminates the rear pivot point providing up to 3.5 degrees of flex in the rear triangle. This is said to reduce weight and complexity while improving lateral stiffness.

 

Naturally, as a sponsor of the team, Erik's bike is fitted with a number of Topeak and Ergon accessories, including the Ergon GS1 grips and Ergon SMR3 Pro Carbon saddle.

 

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Specification List:

  • FrameCanyon Lux CF
  • ForkRockshox RS-1 100mm
  • ShockRockshox Monarch XX
  • RimsSRAM Rise 60
  • Front HubSRAM
  • Rear HubSRAM
  • Front TyreContinental Race King 2.2
  • Rear TyreContinental Race King 2.2
  • HandlebarsCanyon H23 CF
  • StemCanyon V14
  • HeadsetCane Creek
  • BrakesSRAM Guide Ultimate
  • ShiftersSRAM XX1 Gripshift
  • DerailleursSRAM XX1
  • CassetteSRAM XX1
  • CranksetSRAM XX1
  • ChainringSRAM / SRM Powermeter
  • ChainSRAM XX1
  • PedalsCrankbrothers Candy 11
  • SeatpostTune Carbon
  • SaddleErgon SMR3 Pro Carbon

 

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11 Comments

Comments

Jaco-fiets, Mar 21 2016 04:35

Sweet ride

nathrix ® ©™, Mar 21 2016 05:13

People still ride with eggbeaters?

Rick Sanchez, Mar 21 2016 08:42

People still ride with eggbeaters?

Those are Candy's, not Eggbeaters :)

Snow, Mar 21 2016 08:52

?: how many people ride either?

the nerd, Mar 21 2016 08:57

Those are Candy's, not Eggbeaters :)

 

Same S**t.

 

They totally fine if someone is giving you new ones after every ride. 

Rick Sanchez, Mar 21 2016 08:59

Same S**t.

 

They totally fine if someone is giving you new ones after every ride. 

Hahah Never had any issues with mine ^_^

the nerd, Mar 21 2016 09:00

Hahah Never had any issues with mine ^_^

 

Killed many many sets, still have some SL's in my bike box... 

 

Great pedals when they aren't bent. 

 

*Disclaimer

 

I have bent spd's too, but only one set  :ph34r:

Rick Sanchez, Mar 21 2016 09:03

Killed many many sets, still have some SL's in my bike box... 

 

Great pedals when they aren't bent. 

 

*Disclaimer

 

I have bent spd's too, but only one set  :ph34r:

You must be too fat then :whistling:

Alban Lakata won the Marathon world champs on Candy's :clap:

Huge CB pedals fan, not too fond of their components though

the nerd, Mar 21 2016 09:05

You must be too fat then :whistling:

Alban Lakata won the Marathon world champs on Candy's :clap:

Huge CB pedals fan, not too fond of their components though

 

I totally agree ha ha ha!

 

I had no issues other than them only lasting a season, otherwise great pedals and great feel! 

Koei, Mar 21 2016 10:36

Riser bars? Don't see many of these on XC races nowadays.

Rick Sanchez, Mar 22 2016 02:41

Riser bars? Don't see many of these on XC races nowadays.

I know Lakata rides with his flipped around