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Pro XC Bike You Can Buy: Ltd. Ed. Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed for the Cape Epic

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic
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Another custom Cape Epic cross-country bike for the week is this limited Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition being raced by the Canyon-Sidi team duos. Plus, it’s a pro XC bike that you can actually buy now. Canyon made a limited number of Untamed team replica race bikes available in their online shop today. With the same top-level XTR & DT Swiss spec they are racing at the moment in South Africa – and at a surprisingly reasonable pricetag, all things considered.

They even feature early access to one unique bit of as-yet-unreleased carbon tech that you can’t get anywhere else…

Limited edition Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed XC MTB

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, pre-race rollers
(Photos by Markus Greber/ Canyon 2024)

As the Absa Cape Epic nears its end, Canyon just dropped a custom team replica bike, i.e. this limited edition Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed.

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic,

Inspired by the national animal of South Africa – the springbok antelope – Canyon then, painted the bikes of their two Canyon-Sidi team duos in a golden, brown & white that could blend in with the herd.

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, springbok detail

Agile in harsh surroundings, lighting fast and fleet footed, while remarkably durable given its light weight, the springbok has evolved to thrive on the trails.” So, I thought they were talking about the bike for a second, there.

Tech Details

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, Andreas Seewald racing

“The Lux World Cup Untamed works perfectly for me at the Cape Epic because it’s such a transformer. I can grind it out in a super stable aero position but also send it on the unpredictable downhills with almost the feeling of an enduro bike. It always feels like the perfect choice.”

Andreas Seewald, Canyon-Sidi former XCM marathon World Champion
LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, duo prep

The special Untamed edition bike is the same Canyon Lux World Cup CFR introduced 2 summers ago. But here the 1575g CFR frame is built up with an extra centimeter of fork suspension to slightly slacken it out and take on more aggressive terrain. Built with top-level DT Swiss 232 One suspension, the 29er Lux WC CFR Untamed features 100mm of rear wheel travel mated to a 110mm fork for its XC marathon build.

Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition, with unreleased 2025 DT Swiss XRC 1200 carbon XC MTB wheels, poolside

“It’s not only the length that makes the Cape Epic so hard but also the rough terrain, countless kilometres of singletrails and lots of climbing. For these conditions Lux World Cup CFR Untamed works perfectly. It’s comfortable but also stiff and fast. To me is great to ride a bike I can rely on during all race week and still have some fun on the trails.”

– Martin Stošek, Canyon-Sidi

Pro Race Build Kit vs. Stock

  • Frame: Canyon Lux World Cup CFR in custom Untamed paint
  • Fork: 110mm DT Swiss F 232 One
  • Headset: CeramicSpeed SLT bearings
  • Rear Shock: 100mm DT Swiss R 232 One
  • Remote: DT L2 remote lockout on BikeYoke matchmaker, plus L1 dropper remote (stock is combined L3 with conventional band clamp)
  • Handlebar: Canyon CP0008 1-piece cockpit, 90mm x 740mm (stock is CP0036 cockpit, 70mm x 740mm
  • Seatpost: DT Swiss D 232 One upside-down mechanical dropper, 30.9 x 60mm travel
  • Saddle: Ergon SR10 Pro Carbon
  • Grip: Ergon GXR
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR Race (none on stock bikes)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR mechanical 12-speed
  • Shifter: Shimano XT (stock is XTR)
  • Crank Set: Shimano XTR M9125 with Stages powermeter (stock is 34T, without power)
  • Chain: Shimano M9100 12speed
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR M9101 12sp, 10-51T
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9110 2-piston, 180mm front & 160mm rear MT900 rotors
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC 1200 Spline, unreleased
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph & Racing Ralph 2.35″ combo (stock is all Ralph)

Canyon Lux WC CFR Untamed – Pricing & availability

Limited edition Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed XC MTB, with unreleased carbon DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels
2024 Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed limited edition

But, Canyon made just 100 of these special XC race weapons for the 20th-anniversary edition of the premier South African MTB stage-race. They offer them in the full five-size range (XS-XL), but numbers seem limited in certain sizes. My size Large says it would be delivered in 3-10 working days, though.

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, frameset detail

The Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition sells for 8000€ with this pro-replica XTR build. You get 110/100mm DT Swiss 232 One suspension, and unreleased all-new DT Swiss XRC 1200 carbon wheels – at a claimed 10.44kg complete. That’s certainly not cheap. But in a world of 10,000€+ superbikes with all-electronic automatic everything, there’s something to be said for classic light mechanical setups.

LTD Canyon Lux World Cup CFR Untamed edition carbon XC marathon mountain bike for Cape Epic, racing

Act fast if you want a bike that can at once blend in with the pack AND stand out from the field.

Canyon.com

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Guy
Guy
1 month ago

Droolworthy! My 2022 Lux now seems soooooo old!

Mike
Mike
30 days ago
Reply to  Guy

Be happy that You got the older one. At least You don’t get all that “through-headset-routing” BS…

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