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KOBLENZ, 7 APRIL 2022 | EMBARGO UNITL THURSDAY, 14 APRIL 2022 (11 AM CEST) — Redefine what’s possible. Change the game. Those were the goals when we sat down with Fabio Wibmer at the start of 2020 to discuss creating a next-generation trials machine. The Austrian was already a viral sensation who had already put some of the most mind-blowing edits online. But he wanted a bike that could keep up with his vision. The Canyon Stitched CFR Trial is the result – a collaboration that has left Fabio with a street trials bike unlike anything ever seen before, and the wider community with a new addition to the Stitched stable. Oh, and did we mention that it was carbon fibre?

Things started with an aluminium test mule – the star of Fabio’s lockdown-inspired Home Office edit – but that was always a tool to learn from. Our R&D team’s expertise in carbon engineering meant that the end goal was always to look beyond metal for the final frame and fork. But it would need to be unlike any carbon fibre we had used before – light and stiff, yet bombproof enough to take the impacts, crashes and bails common to street trials. Enter a top-secret material, usually reserved for the aerospace industry, which was engineered into the layup to create Canyon’s HIT (High Impact Technology) Composite. Extensively tested and proven to be over 30% more durable than its aluminium competitors, there should be no question that the Stitched CFR Trial can take the hits.


As well as making it super strong, HIT Composite has enabled us to increase the stiffness-to-weight ratio, improving the bike’s responsiveness. This leaves riders with a machine that they can jump higher, session for longer and nail those tricks more easily on. The feel is still familiar though. The Stitched CFR Trial sticks to a tried-and-tested geometry, so riders will be at home from their first bunny hop.

The Stitched CFR Trial is only available in one size and one spec – Fabio’s. That means Continental Air King tyres, Magura MT7 brakes and a full SQ Lab cockpit and finishing kit from Fabio’s signature series. The artwork, too, has his influence, and is finished in the Fabio edition ‘Shockwaves’ artwork which has already broken cover on his Torque Mullet CF model.


As part of our flagship CFR line up, we didn’t do things by half measures. For our first street trials bike, we wanted to truly raise the bar and produce something never seen before. The Stitched CFR Trial is that creation. Looking like something out of a concept showcase but designed to be thrashed, we are confident that it will leave Fabio and the rest of street trials community with a bike that can take their riding to the next level. This is a new era.

The Stitched CFR Trial is available from 14 April, exclusively at canyon.com.


Photo 2A full HIT Composite construction doesn’t just save weight. The frame is 30% more resistant to impact than benchmark bikes on the market. Copyright: Canyon Bicycles
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Photo 4A true collaboration. Canyon’s R&D team got to work developing this bike with Fabio as soon as he signed with the brand in 2020. Copyright: Canyon Bicycles
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Photo 3Signature SQ Lab cockpit, new DT Swiss TR1700 wheels and legendary Magura MT7 brakes. The Stitched CFR Trial comes ready to rip, straight from the box. Copyright: Canyon Bicycles
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About Canyon

Canyon is one of the most innovative bike brands in the world. The concept began in founder Roman Arnold’s garage and grew to be the world’s largest direct-to-customer manufacturer of road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, gravel bikes, hybrid bikes, and electric bikes.

Canyon have earned their glowing reputation for innovation through consistently using advanced materials, thinking, and technology. The iconic Canyon design is easy to identify. Alongside being boldly competitive and ever-expanding, they are committed to making the global cycling community accessible for every rider.

While Canyon partners with some of the finest athletes on the planet, their mission, ‘Inspire to Ride’, highlights how they work to promote the power of cycling to everyone.

Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com.

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