Cross-country racing may have been seriously stunted this season like most things, but as rescheduled World Cups & World Champs creep back up Canyon’s XC race-winning Lux gets spec updates with the latest and greatest tech. Whether you are looking at the latest lightweight DT droppers, SRAM Eagle AXS drivetrain & SID Ultimate SL suspension, the Lux forms a prefect platform to move from cross-country to marathon to all-day singletrack riding, delivery killer build kits at impressive price levels.
2021 Canyon Lux 100mm carbon XC race mountain bikes
The 2021 Canyon Lux isn’t a new platform – it’s the same bike we reviewed when it was last overhauled two summers ago. But with two different 100mm travel carbon frame material options with two different personalities, it’s a high-performance bike to suit a lot of mountain bikers. Pick the top-spec 1662g CF SLX frames for more of a race-oriented outlook paired to 100mm travel forks. Or go for the more affordable CF carbon frame that adds less than two hundred grams, but pairs with 110mm forks to slacken the bike out by 1/2° to boost high-speed stability & create a more versatile all-day setup.
2021 Canyon Lux XC bike – Pricing & availability
Seven different carbon Lux models are being offered (available now of through mid-September for the most part), starting from 3000€ for the 100mm/110mm NX Eagle Lux CF 6, 3500€ for the XT equipped Lux CF 7 & CF 7 WMN, or 4000€ for the X01 Eagle Lux CF 8. All of the Lux CF bikes get the latest light, short 60mm travel DT Swiss D232 alloy dropper seatpost.
Lux CF SLX
The pure XC race 100mm front & rear Lux CF SLX 9 starts at 5000€ with mechanical XX1 Eagle, the alloy DT dropper & carbon DT Swiss XRC 1501 wheels.
Then, if you want the fully top-tier, you can pick the 7000€ Lux CF SLX LTD with SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle wireless shifting, the carbon DT dropper, Reynolds 309 XC carbon wheels, and the latest RockShox SID Ultimate SL XC race suspension.
The top-spec CF SLX frameset is also available on its own with a Fox Float DPS Factory remote shock for 3500€ so you can build the custom XC or marathon bike of your dreams.
The new 2021 Lux bikes will be making their way to the US later as well, with pricing ranging from $4000-$7500, but no official word has been issued yet when they are expected either later this year or at the start of 2021 proper.