Canyon’s do-it-all Torque gravity bike has been mostly unchanged for the past two seasons, and for 2020 the frame itself remains the same outside of some flashier new paint. But a new shakeup in spec brings prices down across the board, at the same time stepping up the quality of drivetrains on many bikes. Whether looking for an affordable alloy bike to thrash in the bikepark or a light, long-travel carbon bike for some super-enduro racing, the 2020 Canyon Torque might be the bike for you…
2020 Canyon Torque long travel enduro & freeride bike
Canyon drops the Torque into both their Enduro & Downhill categories. With 27.5″ wheels and 175mm rear/180mm front travel it can certainly handle the toughest enduro courses.
But with a DH-inspired linkage driven
Horst-link four-bar suspension design (with alloy rear triangles for both carbon or alloy bikes) straight from Canyon’s Sender downhill race bike, it’s just as up to anything you’ll find shuttling bikeparks.
2020 bike spec updates – What’s new?
For 2020, Canyon has reshuffled the Torque spec offerings, dialing the carbon frame CF models from 9.0 Pro, 9.0 & 8.0 back to 9.0, 8.0 & 7.0 while either significantly dropping prices or boosting spec. Notably, the carbon Torque CF frameset is unchanged at 2500€.
Complete carbon bikes
First up, the new 2020 Canyon Torque CF 9.0 still gets the same Fox Factory suspension, XO1 Eagle drivetrain & Code RSC brakes of the old Pro, adds a Fox Transfer dropper. But sticking with 9.0 level DT wheels lets them drop the top bike’s price two hundred bucks to 4800€, also adding the new Team Infrared paint job to a stealth black option.
The 2020 Canyon Torque CF 8.0 gets the same Fox Performance suspension of the old 9.0, but for the same 4000€ pricetag you now get a Shimano XT 1×12 & XT brakes, instead of the old GX/Code combo. Oh and it comes in “Purple Trasher” (not sure if that was supposed to be ‘thrasher’, or not?)
The 2020 Canyon Torque CF 7.0 sticks with a Lyrik Select+ fork & Super Deluxe Select+ shock with GX Eagle, again dropping two hundred bucks over last year’s similar spec 8.0, now down to 3300€ in Infrared or Stealth.
Complete alloy bikes
For 2020, just two all-aluminum Torques are offered, splitting the difference between last year’s three models. At 2800€ the new 2020 Canyon Torque AL 6.0 is cheaper than the old 7, but higher spec than the old 6. Now in ‘Mellow Neon’ or Stealth black, the bike gets a Lyrik Select fork & Super Deluxe Select+ shock, plus a GX Eagle drivetrain, Code R brakes & DT E 1900 wheels.
Again the 2020 Canyon Torque AL 5.0 gets a lower price than last year’s 6, but higher spec than that 5. The 2300€ bike gets the same Yari RC fork & Super Deluxe R shock, but upgrades to a 12-speed SX Eagle drivetrain, again in yellow or black.
The new 2020 model Torques are available now direct from Canyon.