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Canyon’s gravel range is expanding. The new Grizl AL brings the adventure-focused features of the Grizl CF gravel bike released earlier this year to a more affordable aluminum version.
Like the carbon version of the Grizl, the AL model offers tire clearance of up to a whopping 700 x 50mm, more than plenty to take on anything you would want to tackle with a gravel bike. It’s nice to have that ample clearance as an option for rugged adventures, but it might be overkill for a lot of gravel riding. Luckily Canyon ships the bike with 45mm tires.
And speaking of rough riding, the Grizl AL features an option for the RockShox Rudy XPLR gravel suspension fork with its 30mm of travel tuned specifically for the high frequency bumps of gravel riding. For muddier days, there are also optional full coverage mudguards designed specifically for the Grizl.
Another defining feature of the Grizl family is cargo storage options, and the AL version has plenty of attachment points, including toptube and fork mounts, for all your bikepacking adventures. Additionally, the AL version has an extra feature not found on any other Canyon drop-bar bike: pannier compatibility. Attach a rack to the rear of the bike to add on panniers and this bike holds a truly impressive amount of gear.
The Grizl AL features expanded sizing for the Canyon gravel line, with a 3XS size on the low end.
Builds and Pricing
The entry level Grizl AL 6 built with Shimano GRX 400 components, alloy DT Swiss Gravel LN wheels and a Canyon seatpost costs $1,899. The high end build, the Grizl AL 7 Suspension, costs $2,499 and features Shimano GRX 600 and 810 components and a RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork.
Canyon says bikes will be available soon.