Born from an unrelenting need to push our limits, the completely redesigned Lux Trail redefines what can be done on an XC bike. Speed is at the heart of the Lux Trail and now riders can make that speed last all day long and get the confidence to push their limits on rough and demanding endurance trails. This is maximum speed over maximum distances.
The Lux Trail is a completely new bike that’s been entirely redesigned from the bottom up. It shares DNA with the race proven Lux World Cup, but while that bike is all about chasing wins between the tape, the Lux Trail is made for chasing records beyond the tape.
On paper, the Lux Trail is a 120 mm 29er with 115 mm of rear suspension, but when clipped in, those numbers feel completely different. Teaming up these stats with the bike’s new kinematics and rear suspension design, there’s instant responsiveness on the climbs and levels of control and manoeuvrability on the descents that makes riders choose the faster line.
The Lux Trail’s geometry is central to the bike's efficiency and capabilities as it pushes for the most comfortable and fatigue-reducing ride possible. A steep seat tube holds the rider in a powerful position to attack climbs, while the slack head angle puts them in full control for tackling technical descents.
Making the seat tube angle steeper by 1.5° to 76° puts the rider in a more upright position that helps make long rides more comfortable. This steep seat tube also puts the rider in a more efficient position above the bottom bracket which helps improve the power transfer from the pedals to the trail. Having the rider’s weight in the right place keeps the front wheel planted on climbs. Slackening the head angle by 0.5° to 67° is all about control at high speeds and on steep downhill descents.
There are so many highlights on the new Lux Trail but the new frame is surely one of the best. The Lux Trail is an ultralight XC bike with a CFR frame in size Medium tipping the scales at 1,996 g and with a CF frame weighing in at 2,164g.
At the core of these impressive numbers is our approach to creating carbon frames. CFR frame construction sees thin layers of expertly crafted carbon strategically layered to give robust support where you need it and to make impressive weight savings elsewhere. These are the frames that our elite riders race at the pinnacle of the sport. CF models are geared towards privateer and weekend racers as they deliver the essence of CFR frames in a more accessible package.
The further you race beyond the tape, the more reliant you become on your bike. Mechanicals and punctures can ruin months of training for FKTs in seconds. The Lux Trail comes with an integrated two-stage repair plan to get riders going again. For quick fixes and fixing flats, there is a mini-tool stored in the underside of the top tube, a CO2 canister attached to the inside of the downtube storage cover, and tyre plugs in the bar ends. For bigger jobs, the downtube can hold a Canyon LOAD Pouch, which can be bought as an optional extra. Quickly whip the pouch out and grab tubes, CO2 canister, tyre levers, and just about anything else you'd need to get going again.
Size specific shock tunings, dropper post travel, and cockpit dimensions make the Lux Trail ready to race right out of the box. Lux Trail CFR models come with an integrated carbon Trail Cockpit, with XS frames getting a size specific size.
Riders also need to maintain themselves for top performance on epic rides. Unlike others in this category, every Lux Trail holds two water bottles inside the frame, so riders can leave their hydration packs at home on long XC rides.
The rider has complete control over the suspension on the fly. A handlebar mounted control quickly flicks between three suspension modes: Open, Pedal, and Locked. Open Mode lets riders take advantage of the full amount of travel in the front and rear suspension for maximum traction. Pedal Mode holds the bike higher in its travel — perfect for powering up climbs with less pedal bob. Locked Mode fully locks out the suspension for incredible efficiency, letting you put all your power down during sprints and paved climbs.
To be in total control, you need incredible traction. The completely redesigned single-pivot suspension is now similar to the Lux World Cup but we’ve added a hanging rocker that improves small bump sensitivity. This is the key to the Lux Trail’s kinematics and makes it feel like a bike with much more rear travel. With a size-specific shock tuning for sizes XS to M and for L and XL, the Lux Trail delivers performance for everyone.
The Lux Trail is available in six models. Two CFR models: Lux Trail CFR LTD and Lux Trail CFR. And four CF models: Lux Trail CF 9, 8, 7, and 6. All come with carbon frames, remote suspension lockout, and dropper posts. The new Lux Trail is available now on canyon.com but please note that the CFR models and the CF 6 model are not available in the US.
Canyon Lux Trail CFR LTD: This is the top of the line, once in a lifetime build that uses nothing but the best of the best RockShox and SRAM parts. A RockShox SID Ultimate fork and RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate 3-Pos RMT shock give traction and support wherever you ride it. The CFR LTD is decked out with SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth brakes and SRAM XX AXS Eagle Transmission drivetrain for lightweight performance, while a DT Swiss XRC1200 wheelset completes this build. Finished in a Lightning Mauve colourway, this bike looks as good as it rides. The Lux Trail CFR LTD in size Medium weighs 11,66 kg and costs €8,499.
Canyon Lux Trail CFR: XC riders who want an elite tier build with FOX and Shimano parts will opt for the Lux Trail CFR. A supple and responsive riding experience is driven by a FOX 34 SC Factory fork and a FOX Float SL Factory 3-Pos RMT shock, while a FOX Transfer SL Factory dropper post rounds off a full FOX setup. Shimano XTR brakes and drivetrain make this a spec that’s ready to race. The Lux Trail CFR costs €6,999, weighs 11,25 kg in size Medium and comes with tan sidewall Schwalbe Wicked Will and Racing Ralph tyres to match the Burnt Orange colourway.
Canyon Lux Trail CF 9: At the top of the CF lineup, the CF 9 opts for a RockShox suspension setup, with a RockShox SID Select+ fork with 120 mm of travel and a RockShox SIDLuxe Select+ 3-Pos RMT shock. SRAM takes care of the brakes, dropper post and drivetrain on this model, with SRAM Level Silver Stealth, RockShox Reverb AXS, and SRAM GX AXS Eagle Transmission being used, while a DT Swiss XRC1501 wheelset keeps things rolling. Weighing 12,45 kg in a size Medium, the CF 9 costs €5,699 or $5,799 and is available in Chrome Leve 1 and Mirage Blue colourways.
Canyon Lux Trail CF 8: The suspension on the Lux Trail CF 8 is taken care of by a 120 mm FOX 34 SC Performance Elite fork in the front and 115 mm FOX Float SL Performance Elite 3-Pos RMT in the rear. A FOX Transfer SL Performance Elite dropper post, a Shimano XT drivetrain, and Shimano XT brakes are all controlled from a RaceFace cockpit. Available in either Chome Level 1, Late Sunset or Mirage Blue colourways, the Lux Trail CF 8 in size Medium tips the scales at 12,48 kg and costs €4,699 or $4,799.
Canyon Lux Trail CF 7: Sticking with FOX and Shimano for the Lux Trail CF 7, the suspension on this model is taken care of by a FOX 34 SC Performance fork and FOX Float SL Performance Elite 3-Pos RMT shock, with the CF 7 running Shimano SLX brakes and drivetrain. A Schwalbe Wicked Will 2.40 Addix SpdGrp up front and Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.35 Addix Spd in the rear find the right balance between rolling speed and grip. Ready to buy in either Chrome Level 1 or Late Sunset colourways, the Lux Trail CF 7 weighs 12,9 kg in size Medium and costs €3,699 or $3,799.
Canyon Lux Trail CF 6: Rounding off the Lux trail lineup is the CF 6. Again spec’d with FOX and Shimano parts throughout, the CF 6 has a FOX 34 SC Performance fork up front and FOX Float SL Performance Elite 3-Pos RMT shock. Shimano Deore brakes and drivetrain make this our most accessible model for XC riders. Coming in either Chrome Level 1 or Mirage Blue colourways, a size Medium CF 6 weighs 13,1 kg and costs €3,299.
- Studio images can be found here.
- Additional action images of the Lux Trail in the UK can be found here.
- Additional action images of the Lux Trail in the US can be found here.
- Lux Trail CFR: €8,499
- Lux Trail CFR: €6,999
- Lux Trail CF 9: €5,699 or $5,799
- Lux Trail CF 8: €4,699 or $4,799
- Lux Trail CF 7: €3,699 or $3,799
- Lux Trail CF 6: €3,299
- Canyon FIX 6-1 Minitool: €16,95
- Canyon Holder Minitool 6+1: €19,95
- Canyon Sahmurai Plug Set: €29,95
- Canyon LOAD Tool Pouch: €19,95
- Canyon FIX Tyre Levers: €4,95
- Canyon Co2 Cartridges: €13,95*
- Canyon Co2 Inflator: €9,95
- Maxxis Ultralight 29": €8,95
- ROW Lux Trail Tool Bundle inc. all above items: 112,14 (10% discount)