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The Canyon Grail offers one of the most unique designs in gravel bikes thanks to its double-decker handlebar which absorbs road vibrations on gravel terrain. For 2021, Canyon is keeping the Grail frame and its unique handlebar the same, but is updating the range with new components.
At the high-end of the Gravel range, Canyon is doing away with the SRAM Force ETap AXS 1x “mullet” build, opting instead for Shimano GRX Di2 2x. The Grail CF SL 8 Di2 costs $3,999 and the Grail CF SLX 8 Di2 costs $5,299.
There will be two lower tier carbon fiber versions as well: the Grail CF SL 7 built with a mix of GRX 600 and 800 mechanical for $2,699, and the Grail CF SL 8 with full GRX 800 mechanical for $3,199.
The aluminum Grail 7 gets a GRX 1x build with a 40T chainring and a 11-42T cassette and retails for $1,999. Additionally, there is a 2x version (46/30T chainrings, 11-34T cassette) available for the same price. There is also a lower-priced build, the Grail 6, which uses the same alloy frame but uses entry-level 2×10 GRX 400 components.
In addition to the Grail 6, there is now also a Grail WMN 6 designed for female riders. It uses the same frame, but uses a more compact cockpit— 70mm stem on all sizes, with 40cm bars on 2XS-XS and 42cm bars on S-M. The WMN version is only available in 2XS-M and retails for $1,699. It also comes with different frame artwork.
The Fizik Argo, a short-nose saddle, also finds its way onto the Grail across the entire lineup.
More info: canyon.com