While the carbon Canyon Grizl CF I reviewed earlier this year was impressive on all fronts, it wasn’t particularly budget-friendly, with complete builds ranging from $2,199 to $4,899 USD. That’s where the new Grizl AL comes in, taking everything we liked about the Grizl CF and building it around a more affordable aluminum frame.
The frame is based around the same Gravel Pro geometry as the Grail and Grizl lineup, and it has clearance for 50mm tires with room to spare, with all complete builds rolling out on 45mm tubeless-ready tires. The Grizl AL is the first drop-bar gravel bike from Canyon with rear rack mounts, and it’s also equipped with top tube mounts, multiple bottle mounts, anything cage mounts on the fork legs (non-suspension models), and mounts under the downtube. There are four complete build options to choose from, with the top-end Grizl 7 Suspension set up with the RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork, which has 30mm of travel. We put together details on the US models below, but a reminder that the colour options and builds are region-specific, so what you’ll see on the Canadian or European website may look a bit different.
Canyon Grizl 6
The Grizl 6 comes equipped with a Shimano GRX RX400 2×10 speed drivetrain, DT Swiss Gravel LN wheels, 45mm Maxxis Rambler tires, and a selection of Canyon touchpoints. It retails for $1,899 USD and comes in a “Matcha” paint job.
Canyon Grizl 7
The Grizl 7 comes with a 2×11 Shimano GRX RX600 drivetrain, DT Swiss Gravel LN wheels, 45mm Maxxis Rambler tires, and the same aluminum touchpoints as the Grizl 6. It retails for $2,199 USD and comes in an “Earl Grey” paint job.
Canyon Grizl 7 1by
As the name suggests, the Grizl 7 1by is the only complete offering based around a clean 1×11 Shimano GRX drivetrain. It’s built up around a gravel-specific DT Swiss G1800 wheelset, Maxxis Rambler tires, and what appears to be a dropper post (although the build kit online suggests otherwise). It retails for $2,199 USD and comes in a “Grape” paint job.
Canyon Grizl 7 Suspension
The Grizl 7 Suspension is ready for the roughest of gravel and is equipped with the RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork with 30mm travel, a 2×11 Shimano GRX drivetrain, DT Swiss Gravel LN wheels, and Schwalbe G-One Bite 45mm tires. It retails for $2,499 USD and comes in a “Matcha” paint job.
Head over to Canyon.com to see the entire range.
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