In 2013, Canyon took on triple DH world champion, Fabien Barel, and together they revolutionised the Strive into a race-winning Enduro bike. Now, they’ve applied the Barel treatment to a brand new downhill bike. Enter the Sender.
After riding five different DH tracks totalling 14 runs, these five aspects really stuck out.
1. Fab Geometry
The Sender is available in a huge size-range, so should fit most riders really well. Fabien’s input has yielded a long, low and slack machine; in fact, it’s the longest mainstream DH bike on the market.
The head angle is adjustable from 62-64 degrees and chainstay length can be altered too for different riders or terrain: pick either 430mm or 446mm. The wheelbase of the XL bike set with the longer chainstay and slacker head angle will push beyond the 1300mm milestone – that’s over 50mm longer than the XL Specialized Demo, and over 20mm longer than an XXL Santacruz V10.
2. Air-tuned suspension
3. The details
4. The ride
5. The price
- SENDER CF 7.0 – €3,599
- SENDER CF 8.0 – €4,299
- SENDER CF 9.0 – €4,799
The things that could be improved
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