New 2022 Canyon Neuron AL trail bikes bring all of the same upgrades from the recently overhauled 130mm carbon bike, now at much more affordable alloy bike price levels. That means longer 140mm fork travel and tweaked trail geometry at pricing that’s more than 1/3 less than the cheapest entry-level carbon bike. Versatile singletrack, technical trail, and backcountry adventure riding on a new full-suspension Canyon mountain bike just got much more affordable…
2022 Canyon Neuron AL 130/140mm alloy mountain bike
Yeah, the new Neuron is just a mountain bike – no all-mountain or enduro here. But that’s probably what makes it such a solid trail bike option, and now a full 1100€ cheaper. Canyon says the versatile Neuron is perfect for ” The Great Escape” those type of unbounded mountain bike rides that many of us seek out – whether a kid new to trail riding on the all-new Young Hero edition or a long-time mountain biker leaving everyday life behind and out communing with nature.
Six new aluminum models are said to get the same geometry and the same suspension travel as the recently-overhauled carbon bikes, boosting their technical trail capability while retaining pedaling efficiency. The adult bikes do more to 140mm forks (29er on all sizes, even those with 27.5″ front wheels), but the headtube angles do NOT apparently get the 0.5° slacker front end of the carbon models. They do get incrementally lower stack heights, though.
And the new aluminum-framed Canyon Neuron AL brings an even-wider range of six sizes to fit almost any MTB rider, each with size-specific wheels. The smaller frames from XXS up to S get 27.5″ wheels, while the larger M-XL get 29″ wheels.
Otherwise, tech details of the Neuron AL remain pretty much the same as its most recent update.
More Young Hero edition options
Specifically opening up the versatile Neuron mountain bike platform to more riders, the Neuron AL Young Hero edition now offers smaller riders more options with the same geometry and handling as the adult Neurons, at a lower cost of entry and with scaled-down components.
Now available in two sizes (XXS & XS) with 27.5″ wheels and in-stock now, the Neuron Young Hero are the only new bikes that stick with 130mm travel forks to match the 130mm rear wheel travel, but keep the same modern geometry 67° headtube / 74.5° seattube angles, just with shorter reaches (standover and stack are actually the same as the adult XS with longer fork travel.)
For 1600€ the Neuron Young Hero gets spec’d with a SRAM SX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain with 3oT chainrings, shorter 165mm cranks, and lighter kid-tune Manitou Machete fork & Mara shock, plus a shorter 700mm flatbar & 50mm stem, but no dropper post.
Canyon Neuron AL – Options & Availability
The adult Neurons come in three build levels, with WMN women-specific specs for the top two. The WMN builds come in the four smaller sizes (2XS-M) with generally narrower bars, shorter stems, and women’s saddles – but with the same geometry and component spec. The standard unisex alloy Neurons come in the same five sizes as the carbon bike (XS-XL) across 27.5 & 29er wheeled setups, but no Mullet combinations. All include dropper seatposts.
The 1900€ Neuron 5 features a Shimano Deore 12-speed groupset, RockShox Recon Silver RL forks, Deluxe Select+ shocks, and 30mm internal alloy wheels that are not specifically labeled as tubeless.
The 2200€ Neuron 6 & 6 WMN get SLX 12-speed, Fox 34 Rhythm forks, Float DPS Performance shocks, and tubeless-ready alloy DT Swiss wheels with Ratchet LN 370 hubs.
The 2700€ Neuron 7 & 7 WMN get built up with Shimano XT 1×12, Fox 34 & Float DPS Performance suspension, and 30mm internal DT Swiss M1900 alloy Ratchet LN wheels.
Real availability depends a bit depending on spec, but most models are actually in stock now. And there are bikes available now in every size. US availability of the updated aluminum Neurons remains up in the air, as we haven’t seen any $USD pricing or spec updates with the longer travel forks…