Canyon’s popular, XC race-winning Lux CF SLX mountain bike gets a new MvdP signature limited edition frameset, so you too can race on the same bike as Mathieu van der Poel. Painted in the same team blue as van der Poel’s own race bike and with the same top-tier Fox Factory suspension, it’s the perfect platform to build up your own elite-level cross-country race bike…
Canyon Lux CF SLX MvdP limited edition XC MTB frameset
It had apparently been almost two years since he’d last raced the mountain bike World Cup, but MvdP kicked it off in style aboard this latest iteration of his Lux. But with a delayed Tokyo Olympics set for this summer, he’s looking to rack up some more points for a starting position in the hunt for gold.
In the first two rounds of the 2021 UCI MTB World Cup, van der Poel has ridden this Lux to two consecutive XCC short track wins. And in the full-distance XCO cross-country races, he’s added one second step on the podium so far at the start of this season.
Signature edition Tech details
The signature edition Canyon Lux CF SLX MVDP frameset gets the same subtle mixed matte & gloss sky blue paint job as van der Poel races on, down to the graphic of him x-ing up on his CX bike and a reminder under the toptube to “Let the legs do the talking.” It even gets a unique bas relief MvdP headbadge under the paint.
The 1662g (in MvdP’s medium) SLX carbon frame gets the same 100mm of travel front & rear as van der Poel’s race bikes, outfitted with a Fox Factory 32 Step Cast fork and Float EVOL rear shock with combined remote lockout. Completing the setup is Canyon’s light & stiff one-piece CP08 carbon cockpit so you get the max of stiffness and control.
Check out the full details on the Lux CF SLX which debuted as a 2019 model year bike here. Or check out our first riding impressions from when we tested the bike in Spain with World Champ Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and then marathon World Champ Alban Lakata.
Canyon Lux CF SLX MvdP edition – Pricing & availability
The signature Canyon Lux CF SLX MvdP edition sells for 3500€ as a frameset only, in sizes S, M & L. Only 50 framesets have been made and will be offered worldwide, so jump on this if you want to ride the same XC race weapon as Mathieu van der Poel. Oddly, that seems to be the same price we were quoted for the same frameset without a fork or bar last autumn!
To buy the signature frameset direct from Canyon, you’ll need to sign up to become a member. But then you’ll be ready to race the next time you line up on the start line… just like MvdP!