Canyon just launched their newest bike, the Lux Trail ‘downcountry’ rig. With four different models to choose from, it’s the top end model that really stands out—though not just for the usual reasons. In an interesting twist, Canyon has devoted their top model as the EB-Edition. That EB of course stands for women’s MTB star, Emily Batty.

Why is this a big deal? I’m struggling to think of a recent mountain bike launch where the top end model was the signature edition from a female racer. This isn’t just some pink-it-and-shrink it “women’s” bike. This is a true, top-level build kit with an eye catching paint job that will likely appeal to everyone—not just women.

In terms of geometry, this is exactly the same as the other Lux Trail models in the lineup.

Ergon grips EB-Edition Canyon Lux Trail details

What sets the EB-Edition apart other than the paint? The bike is built with a Shimano XTR 1×12 drivetrain and a Race Face NExt SL G5 Carbon crank. This build gets a Fox 34 StepCast fork with a DPS Factory rear shock, both remote lockout equipped. DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline wheels are wrapped in Schwalbe tires with a 29 x 2.4″ Wicked Will up front and a 2.35″ Racing Ralph out back.

Canyon Lux Trail Emily Batty color

 

And thanks to the consumer direct nature of Canyon’s business, you get this incredible build for a pretty reasonable $6,999—if you can find on in stock, of course.

canyon.com

4 comments

  1. alloycowboy on

    Canyon has put together a pretty nice bike inspired by Emily Batty gear choices. So much so, that I think the next version of Emily Batty’s spec should be painted candy apple red with metallic silver seat stays and chainstays to give it more universal appeal. Richard Cunningham used this paint scheme to great effect on his Mantis Pro Floater, Mantis Flying V and the Nishiki Alien series of bikes.

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  2. None Given on

    Sure wish I had that suspension on my bike….oh, wait, I do…sure wish it worked properly (but Fox can not seem to figure out how to lock their own systems and what direction they should go in!)

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  3. VeloFreak on

    I really like that Fox lock out lever for the suspensions, now integrated to the I-Spec shimano universal mount… Finally!!! can I buy that thing spare and where, thanks!!

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