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    Canyon Bikes-What you guys think

    http://www.canyon.com/mountainbikes/...rque-frx.html- Their Freeride/Downhill Series
    http://www.canyon.com/mountainbikes/...orque-fr.html- Their all mountain/Freeride Series

    Its a well known brand in Germany and central europe but not really in the UK or the US. The Reviews for the bikes are always fantasic and the prices for Germany are INSANELY cheap, and even with the currecnt exchange rate, theyre cheap in the US when you consider the spec.

    What you guys think?

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    Last time I was over there the guy we were staying with had one of their road bikes. (Ultimate F10) Quality looked very good and he said it was the stiffest and most agile bike he'd been on. He also said canyon is a well regarded brand over there. You know the germans, they aren't really known for making crap.

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    they only seem unable to make guns (the Germans that is) but the bikes look good
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    This problem could quite simply be solved if people would stop buying Konas.

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    great build kits on mediocre cut out frames. Theres been some threads discussing them, try a search.
    Wait until Spring Bandini

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    They arent bad bang for the buck, my buddy Bobby (Root) is their pro for the torquer rfx. We swapped bikes at idylwild (socal) for a run and it handled really well as well as it holds a line tight in the switch backs. Suspension is like alot out there but definently proven and solid. I want comfortable enough on it after 1 ride to huck it but B rides it pretty insanely and it handles his onslaught!
    Pricewise its got some good stuff!
    Heres Jonkranked, Bobby (and the torquer) and me at idylwild!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bxxer rider
    they only seem unable to make guns (the Germans that is) but the bikes look good
    HK anyone? I grew up shooting 1911's but my USP is the best pistol I've ever owned. I doubt anyone is going to say the MP5 sucks either. Wait, wasn't this about bikes?

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    Isn't that the very same catalog frame as the Azonic B-52/KHS Lucky?

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    close but no, the canyon looks like a much more quality frame and has unsymmetrical chainstays which is great for stiffness.
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Isn't that the very same catalog frame as the Azonic B-52/KHS Lucky?
    It's close but the seat tube/top tube brace is different and so is the rear triangle. I think they just look similar but aren't the same. Not to mention that's a 200mm travel frame, not 180mm.
    Bike good, work bad.

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    that looks sick, well spec'd too.
    HARDTAIL PRIDE- 09 Kona Five-0

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