Beyond the Canyon Endurace AL 7.0’s rather dull looks lies another sterling effort from the German firm At times Canyon bikes can be a headache for reviewers, because the builds it offers seem to be almost unreasonably affordable.
Still, more kit for less money is always a good thing, right? To a point yes, and if strict value for money is your primary concern, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with a Canyon. But then, if everyone took that approach we’d all be riding the same bikes, and that would make life terribly dull, wouldn’t it? Trickle-down geometry
The Endurace AL takes the entry-level mantle from Canyon’s outgoing Roadlite model, but borrows its geometry from the carbon Endurace CF. As the name suggests, this is not a bike aimed at racers (unlike the Ultimate series) but rather, it’s a straightforward sportive /fondo-style thing built around a simple alloy frame.
Said frame is refreshingly devoid of the ‘acronymn-Tourette’s’ that blights many modern machines, and in design terms it’s gloriously conventional. Granted, the gear cables run inside the down tube, but the bottom bracket is a threaded unit, the head-tube and the steerer are un-tapered and of standard dimensions, and overall there isn’t a […]