None of us here are too nostalgic for the easter egg colors of the 90s, but the Canyon Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback nonetheless caught our attention this morning. We reviewed the original Grizl when it was released in 2021 (find that linked below), and this latest rendition of the Koblenz, Germany-based brand’s popular gravel bike harkens back to the heyday of 90s-era drop-bar mountain bikes with its loud pink and blue splatter paint, polished bars with pink anodized stem, and tanwall tires. In Canyon’s words, the Grizl Throwback is a tribute to early mountain bikers who were “sending sketchy tech armed only with questionable canti brakes and some purple anodizing for style points.”
Despite its retro styling, the Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback is very much a modern bike with its carbon frame and fork, 12-speed SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS drivetrain, DT Swiss GR 1600 LTD wheels, 45mm Schwalbe G-One Bite tires, carbon seatpost, and short-nozed Fizik Argo Terra X3 saddle. It features internal cable routing, three-pack mounts on both fork blades, a pair of mounts for a bolt-on top tube bag, clearance for 50mm tires, fender mounts, and front and rear thru axles.
Unfortunately, the Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback is limited to just 250 pieces across seven sizes, and it doesn’t seem to be available on Canyon’s US site. It’s priced at €3,799 ($4,079), and it’s looking like this run will only be available to buyers in the European market.
You can find more photos, a complete build kit, geometry charts, and more at Canyon.com.
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