EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 9, 2023, 11 AM (CEST) — Hitting lap after lap in zones where no shuttle would dare drive or saving time skipping the lift line, the Torque:ON CF is an uncompromising freeride machine.
Canyon-designed, industry-leading 720 and 900Wh batteries integrate seamlessly into a new carbon chassis that sets the standard for what a long travel e-MTB can do. With its dream bike handling and powerful motor, the Torque:ON CF is here to boost jumps, plough bumps, and bring riders back to the top for however many runs their poor forearms can handle.
The original Torque:ON AL was an exceptional gravity bike, but to achieve its signature ultra-playful handling Canyon built it around a 504Wh battery. With the Torque:ON CF, the gravity team went back to the drawing board to design a long travel freeride e-MTB with the battery range for all day riding. Using the same Canyon engineered 720 and 900Wh batteries originally seen on the Spectral:ON CFR, the Torque relies on the compact and powerful Shimano EP8 motor and its best-of-the-best 400% pedal assist to power riders uphill.
By switching to full carbon Canyon’s engineers were able to shave 1.5kg of weight from the previous frame while still improving stiffness and strength. The new frame is rated at Category 5E, Canyon’s highest testing level reserved for downhill racing and freeriding. Beyond durability, using carbon was also integral to creating the unique, moto-inspired form of the Torque:ON. A new low-slung shock position, low bottom bracket and lower motor location put the centre of gravity deep in the frame to seriously improve handling and traction through gnarly bits of trail. It even allowed Canyon to implement a split top tube design that makes room for a custom 650 ml water bottle so riders can leave the hydration pack at home.
One of Canyon’s main goals in designing the Torque:ON CF was to make a quick-climbing e-MTB that rides like a thoroughbred freeride rig. That’s why the Torque:ON CF come kitted with a 180mm fork up front and a dialled 175mm rear shock. Every bike in the range also comes outfitted with mullet wheel sizing. The 29” front wheel and 27.5” rear wheel combo is ideal for e-MTB riding. The added weight and lower centre of gravity increase stability at speed, so the smaller rear wheel keeps the bike agile and whippable. What good is a freeride e-MTB if riders can’t style it out with a sideways shape?
The flagship Torque:ON CF Roczen, tops the range and is born from a collaboration with legendary motocross racer Ken Roczen. The bike features a head-turning Roczen 94 colourway and comes fully equipped with a RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork, the plush Superdeluxe C Ultimate coil shock, SRAM’s wireless XO1 AXS Transmission and RockShox’ AXS Reverb dropper seatpost.
Joining the Torque:ON CF Roczen are two more models in the new line up. The Torque:ON CF 8 includes a Shimano SLX groupset paired with Fox Performance suspension and the Torque:ON CF 9 is built up with a Shimano XT groupset and Fox Factory suspension. All bikes in the new line up feature the same carbon frame and reliable Shimano EP8 motor.
The complete Torque:ON CF range will be available to order on Tuesday May 9, 2023 at canyon.com
1. Press kit: You can find the Torque:ON press kit with geometry charts, specifications and FAQs here.