The Canyon Stitched line of alloy hardtail & full suspension slopestyle / pump track bikes returns in 2020 after racking up Freeride World Tour wins and sticking countless sick tricks. Often hard to get ahold of, the new Stitched bikes offer more choices and a few design tweaks since we last caught up with them. “Equally at home on a backyard pump track as it is on the world’s biggest slopestyle courses“.
Canyon Stitched 720° full suspension 100mm slopestyle bike
Canyon admits that the latest Stitched 720 isn’t a revolution in bike design, and that they didn’t try to “re-invent the entire dirt-jump genre”. Instead they call this the refinement of an almost indestructible bike line that has launched riders to Crankworx podiums and a Freeride World Tour championship title.
Canyon says the full suspension Stitched 720 was built for modern slopestyle racing “where higher speeds and increasingly bonkers features are the norm”. Its progressive 100mm of suspension is developed to give the bike “plenty of pop and the kind of suspension ramp necessary to tackle huge jumps and heavy landings.”
So the new 2020 Stitched models build on that same light-yet-burly mixed 7005 & 6061 aluminum frame platform, keeping the same “progressive” Medium size only geometry (69° head angle, 397mm chainstays, 430mm reach & 556mm stack) and “bash-worthy” component builds. Plus, all that does come with shiny new paint jobs for a new season of competition.
Stitched 720 – Tech details, aka What’s New?
There are also a few functional tweaks to the 26″ wheel, 100mm travel full suspension Stitched 720° since we first caught sight of it almost five years ago. The latest version keeps the overbuilt alloy frame with the same eccentric faux-bar rear suspension design, horizontal track-end dropouts with built-in chain tensioner (10x135mm axle spacing), BSA threaded bottom bracket, low standover, and gusseted tapered headtube.
But the latest version uses a more smoothly forged split seat tube design to tuck the air shock in neatly, and adds ISCG tabs to mount a chain guide or bashguard. Tire clearance is now said to be 26 x 2.3″, with Maxxis DTH 2.3″ tires spec’d in the rear & Ikon 2.35″ tires up front.
Canyon Stitched 360° hardtail slopestyle & pump track bike
The Stitched 360 hardtails see mostly build & color updates for the new season. Ready for dirt jumps, pump tracks, slopestyle racing, or neighborhood street sessions, the 26″ wheeled 360 is built just as tough at the 720. It gets similar geometry with a 68.5° headtube, shorter wheelbase with 383mm chainstays, and comes in two sizes (S or L, 400 or 417mm of reach) to better suit a wide range of riders.
Stitched 720° / 360° – pricing & availability
Canyon calls both the Stitched 720° & 360° “smartly designed, nearly bullet proof, and ridiculously fun“. Plus, now they should be a bit easier to get ahold of.
The full suspension Stitched 720 is now offered in both 1800€ complete builds with a RockShox Pike DJ fork & Truvativ Descendant DUB cranks, or as a standalone 1300€ frameset with just the RockShox Monarch RT rear shock.
As for the hardtail, the 850€ Stitched 360 gets a standard complete build with a 100mm Manitou Circus Sport fork or the new 1250€ Stitched 360 Pro upgrades to the RockShox Pike DJ fork which shave 700g off to come in at 11.5kg complete. No hardtail frame-only option is available.
Both Stitched 720 & 360 are available now in Europe, but not the United States. The US market will get the Stitched 360 sooner or later, but likely not until the 2021 model year.
“Brawny and lightweight? Stitched nails that elusive combo with lightweight alloy frames that take to the air easily yet shrug off the same ‘Category 5’ abuse as our DH models… so your bike never comes up short, even if you go big… and come up short.”