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    2019 Neuron

    Does anyone know if these are being refreshed this year? I would love one, but only if they have a carbon frame. If they made a carbon frame using the new Lux as a template, with 29er wheels, 120mm suspension and 2 bottle cages it would = $take my money$

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    New 6.0 and 7.0 Neurons in Europe atleast: https://www.canyon.com/en/mtb/neuron/

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    looked nice until i noticed the 480mm seat post listed for a medium. oddly its the same as listed for a large and makes it a definite no from me

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    ...and the Neuron CF is launched in Europe!


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    Quote Originally Posted by howard78 View Post
    ...and the Neuron CF is launched in Europe!


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    It was launched in the US. It’s just not available until the spring.

    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-ri...on-neuron.html

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    440mm chainstay so you can run a 2x drivetrain and mid 26 lbs for $7,000. I'm out. I really wanted to like this bike tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    440mm chainstay so you can run a 2x drivetrain and mid 26 lbs for $7,000. I'm out. I really wanted to like this bike tho.
    Which part don't you like? The geo is conservative, but would still work great in most areas. Weight is fairly low for what's been coming out at 130/130ish and you can always by the cheaper model.

    I wish the reach was longer. I wish CS was <430...but 10mm won't make or break a bike.

    I'm interested to see some more ride reports...but definitely interested.

    EDIT: STA should be a bit steeper too; I'm pretty tall, so not sure it would work for me; bummer b/c it looks good and is priced very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Which part don't you like? The geo is conservative, but would still work great in most areas. Weight is fairly low for what's been coming out at 130/130ish and you can always by the cheaper model.

    I wish the reach was longer. I wish CS was <430...but 10mm won't make or break a bike.

    I'm interested to see some more ride reports...but definitely interested.

    EDIT: STA should be a bit steeper too; I'm pretty tall, so not sure it would work for me; bummer b/c it looks good and is priced very good.
    Look, I do agree with you. I believe it's hard to buy a bad bike. There are a lot of good bikes. I put this bike in the same category as the Fezzari Signal Peak. I think you'd like the STA too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    440mm chainstay so you can run a 2x drivetrain and mid 26 lbs for $7,000. I'm out. I really wanted to like this bike tho.
    Agreed. That chainstay of 440.... thought it was a typo.

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    anybody know the BB height on the 29er? fork offset? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starre View Post
    anybody know the BB height on the 29er? fork offset? thanks!
    I called Canyon US a few days ago re: BB height. The rep went down and measured from a showroom bike, and he said BB is right at 13" - Pretty low for my tastes. Bummed me out a bit, because the Neuron carbon looks like a fantastic bike for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beckman4 View Post
    I called Canyon US a few days ago re: BB height. The rep went down and measured from a showroom bike, and he said BB is right at 13" - Pretty low for my tastes. Bummed me out a bit, because the Neuron carbon looks like a fantastic bike for the price.
    thanks! that kills it for me too. i need/want 13.5". still wondering if they went to a shorter fork offset.

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    80cm standover for a medium. Why?

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    Just picked up the neuron AL 7.0, first time canyon owner. I shopped around and found that the price was coming in almost $1k cheaper than similarly specced trek fuel or Cannondale habit for example.

    I'm moving from a full on xc rocket (Cannondale scalpel) for something hopefully more suited to my riding style and weight (215lbs). I switched out the mt400 brakes quite quickly for XTs off another bike and changed the grips to ESI chunkys both made a huge difference already to comfort and control. I've also mounted the tires as tubeless.

    Anyway here's some pics of the stock bike.

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    Do you know what the dropper post travel is? 125mm, 150mm? That looks like an XL?

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    It's a Large, The dropper appears to be 150mm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coxinio View Post
    It's a Large, The dropper appears to be 150mm.
    Can you verify the low BB = 13" or was it a typo? thanks!

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    I'm out of town at the moment but will measure when I get back.

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    I took out a neuron and had mixed results. The bike climbs like a champ. I rode up a particularly steep section and was afraid the front wheel was going to wander all over the place. Or that the suspension bob would prove to be too much.

    Instead, I had a big smile on my face as I was able to negotiate this steep section with relative ease and with much better pace than I had anticipated. Yeah, it's relatively easy to lift the front wheel on such a steep climb, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I had feared. Not to mention I have very little experience riding full suspension, so there was that as well.

    On descents, I wasn't as impressed. Again, I am very inexperienced with full suspension, and have very few off road miles recently, so that's a factor as well. But obviously, more travel instills greater confidence, and this bike is a 130 mil travel bike (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysharona View Post
    I took out a neuron and had mixed results. The bike climbs like a champ. I rode up a particularly steep section and was afraid the front wheel was going to wander all over the place. Or that the suspension bob would prove to be too much.

    Instead, I had a big smile on my face as I was able to negotiate this steep section with relative ease and with much better pace than I had anticipated. Yeah, it's relatively easy to lift the front wheel on such a steep climb, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I had feared. Not to mention I have very little experience riding full suspension, so there was that as well.

    On descents, I wasn't as impressed. Again, I am very inexperienced with full suspension, and have very few off road miles recently, so that's a factor as well. But obviously, more travel instills greater confidence, and this bike is a 130 mil travel bike (I think).
    I've found it a blast downhill so far, but I'm coming from a steep 100mm XC bike. Which version of the neuron did you try? I'm still working on getting my suspension dialled but after getting the sag pretty near for my second ride out I found it much better climbing and descending. Need to work on perfecting the rebound setting next.

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    I didn't even check which model. I was just so happy to be finally demoing a canyon. I had asked for a spectral but they were out, so I took a neuron. I wanted to ride both anyway but wanted to try out the longer travel spectral first.

    I was riding on unfamiliar trails plus I rarely ride anyway so I'm not an experienced reviewer. The singletrack at sea otter was very sandy, loose and heavily eroded from non stop winter rain. I've seen plenty of people ride on smooth, easy fire roads at sea otter but I definitely didn't find those trails.

    I would've pushed the bike more on easier trails but the trail was just too sketchy for me. I didn't feel confident. My sense was that the tires weren't hooking up very well.

    The bike feels light and maneuverable and climbs well, but definitely wasn't the right bike for me. A good bike but not my bike. A bit of an odd experience for an inexperienced on much tougher than expected trails.

    Interestingly, bike magazine's reviewers have exactly the same take I have on the neuron: climbs really well, but the tires don't hook up that well for descending.


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    Quote Originally Posted by starre View Post
    Can you verify the low BB = 13" or was it a typo? thanks!
    Floor to center of shell appears to be 13"

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    Neuron CF 9.0 SL vs LTD

    After a long search for an all-arounder short-travel bike, I have decided on the Canyon Neuron, and now I am trying to decide between the SL and LTD builds:

    1. Canyon CF 9.0 SL
    2. Canyon CF 9.0 LTD

    Here's a link to the full comparison of the two bikes.

    The only differences I notice are:
    - Factory (kashima) vs Performance Elite shocks and seat-post
    - Guide RSC vs Guide R brakes
    - DT Swiss XMC 1200 vs Reynolds TR 309
    - Carbon vs Aluminium handlebar

    From the ride reports, the shock performance between the two seems very close.

    I don't know much about the brake performance difference. Some clearly prefer RSC, and others are equally happy with properly bled R brakes.

    I have no idea about the difference between the two wheel sets. The front wheels weigh the same, back wheels are 835g vs 1053g. I am sure there are more subtle technical differences.

    Can the brake + wheel set difference justify the upgrade? Or is there any other feature that I may be missing?

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    Wow, both beautiful bikes. I don't know that given how close the specs are that I'd be able to justify the price jump to the ltd.

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    Yeah, for the minor differences in component spec, I wouldn't pay for the LTD version. I've got the Strive with the Reynolds carbon wheels, and they're very good... I don't think an "upgrade" is necessary. You won't be able to tell a damn bit of difference with the suspension.

    The two places I would swap things out are the brakes- sell the Guide R's and buy what you personally like. And then I'd ditch the aluminum handlebar and put a good 780mm carbon bar on instead. That's a lot less money than the 1300 pound retail difference.

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    coxinio, how is the ride so far? Also very curious about your height. I ordered this exact bike in L today based on geo numbers, but concerned about seat height with that 150mm travel.

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    I'm 6'2 and it feels perfect for me. There's a couple of inches leeway with the post but not much more.

    Ride wise, it took a couple of outings to get the shocks set up how I like them, but I'm really enjoying it. I'm coming from a 2013 Cannondale Scalpel and this almost feels like I'm riding an armchair in comparison. The let down for me were the brakes though and I very quickly switched them out for some Shimano XTs, which improved the feel no end.



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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'm actually riding an old cannondale rize and may move my 25th anniversary XT brakes over as well since they still work like new. At 5'11" I'm right on the M/L line, but the canyon guys wouldn't commit to calling the L too big. Guess I'll find out next week!

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    I am looking at a Neuron AL 7.0 in size Large to replace my Salsa Horsethief that developed a crack in the chain stay for the second time. My Salsa had 120 rear and I have a 130 pike up front. I am thinking of swapping over the fork, wheel set, and brakes to the Neuron. I am 6' with a 32" inseam. On the Salsa I rode a Large, The reach, and stack are really close to the Neuron. The standover height is a bit higher than my salsa, about 10mm, but The Salsa was a snug fit. I am a bit concerned with standover height. The size suggester on Canyon's website tells me the medium would fit, but the seat post would have to be over extended.. Any suggestions? Anybody be able to measure the standover height on theirs? Maybe about an inch or so in front of the nose of the saddle? Is the Iridium dropper post just a rebadged BrandX/ TransX?

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    Took delivery of a Neuron AL 7.0 in medium. I was concerned about the size the website was telling me to go with a small. For reference, I'm 5' 8" with an 32" inseam. The standover height is about 28.5 to 29" measured about an inch or so in front of the saddle. Canyon must measure further out as they list it as 31.5". While definitely tall for a medium and there isn't a ton of room, it hasn't been problematic for me.

    The seat post is almost slammed all the way to the collar. Given that we have similar inseams, I can't imagine that you'd need to have the seat post over extended. I only have only about a 3/8" gap of seat post showing. If I had to guess based on pictures of the BrandX, I'd say it's the same. It seems to work well so far, but this would definitely be a component to upgrade at some point in the future.

    The reach to the handlebars is very comfortable for me. If anything I could go for a bit more reach. At some point, I may try a 60mm stem just to see how it feels. But for now, I'll stay with the current configuration until I get in a few more rides in on different trails so I can get a solid feel for the bike's handling.

    Hope that helps.

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    It helps a bunch! Thanks!

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    After a couple of rides, I'm feeling more comfortable with the bike.

    The following are some observations, starting with the negatives which always seem to stick out more than the positives.

    When I took delivery, I noticed the fork had a couple of small scuffs in two places. Nothing that would impact performance and that wouldn't happen after a few rides but annoying none the less.

    Also, it didn't come with a shock pump as indicated in the literature. However, when I called Canyon they said it was a mistake in the literature and that none of the bikes come with one. However, if I wanted to purchased one they would reimburse me for the cost. I did and sent them the receipt.

    The 175mm cranks are long which leads to lots of pedal strikes when riding around rocks. I've added a bit more air into the rear shock to see if helps a bit on my next ride. I wouldn't change them however as I prefer the longer cranks.

    The 30 tooth sprocket on the other hand feels a bit too small for a bike that leans towards XC. On regular roads and on faster trails I feel that I could use another gear. I might end up switching to a 32 or even as 34. I'll give it a bit more time before deciding.

    The shifting isn't as smooth and reliable as I expected. Certainly not as smooth as the XT level derailers on my other bikes. I've never owned SRAM so I'm hoping that it just wasn't perfectly adjusted by Canyon and that once it's properly adjusted it will shift at least as well as my XT based bikes.

    The seat is terrible. Its very flat and offers no support. I'm replacing it with a WTB.

    On the positive side.

    The bike weights roughly 31 pounds with pedals and basic alloy water cage. Changing the seat and converting to tubeless should get me down close to 30# with pedals which isn't bad for an AL full suspension bike. It feels much lighter and nimble when riding it.

    It came with Maxxis tires instead of the Schwalbes that are often shown in the photos. I was very happy to see that as I think they are great tires and fit the bike really well.

    The suspension seems perfect for how I ride and my weight. The bike felt very under control on descents. I rode the toughest trails my ability allows and I never felt that I needed more bike or was being limited by the bike. This was good as shortly after I ordered the bike the Spectral 6.0 in medium came in stock and had me wondering if I should have gone with that instead.

    But, I think I made the right decision. And for $2300, I feel like it's a steal.

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    Had this for about a month now. Really like it.


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    My wife bought me my first FS MTB for my birthday, a 19 Neuron AL. I am really enjoying it coming from a 26er HT (although quite well spec'd and setup). The Neuron is not as sharp or quick as the HT but man is it LOADS more comfortable. Took it for its first ride yesterday and was nowhere near as tired and beat up in my shoulders and back. Looking forward to putting some miles on her.

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    My wife also bought me my first FS for our 10th anniversary, a '19 Neuron CF. I have to admit, at first I was very concerned as I was looking at more aggressive bikes.

    After putting over 200 mi on it in the past month, I'm pretty happy with how it feels on my local trails (western PA; tight, twisty, punchy climbs followed by shortish downs). It is miles more comfortable in our rocky terrain than my 27.5+ HT. If I rode more downhill, I would have traded for something else (and probably broke my wife's heart).

    My list of cons (i.e. upgrades which will be made)
    1. 30t front is too small. Will be upgrading to 32t and adding a bash guard.
    2. HA is a bit steep for me coming from 66 deg on my HT. I will likely be adding a 1 deg headset and extending the fork to 140mm to bring the HA closer to 66 deg. Still on the fence on this one.
    3. SRAM brakes will be upgraded in the off season. I'm not too happy with the power they provide. Have had too many close calls and am ready to go back to something with more initial bite.
    4. Pedal strikes are serious. I upgraded the hubs on the Reynolds TR wheels to provide a bit easier ratcheting in rocks but am also looking at going to 165mm cranks. Not too sure yet.

    Other things which will be added in the offseason are tire inserts, wider tires, frame protection, and general tidying of cables up front. Normal things I would do to just about any bike.

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    The Neuron seems like a good value for the money, but I wish the AL models had threaded BB. Not sure why they went with PF BBs on AL frames and threaded BBs on carbon... So I'm looking at either CF 8.0 or CF 9.0 SL, but I'm torn on the size. I'm 6.2-6.3 (188cm), with about 34.5" inseam (89cm). Their website puts me on L, but the geo chart makes me think I should go with XL based on reach and ETT numbers, except the insanely tall stack of XL (651mm) and very long wheelbase (1222). Also, I'm worried about fairly high reports of pedal strikes with this bike, even though the BB height doesn't seem to be much lower (on paper) than other similar bikes. For comparison, Specialized SJ ST has the exact same claimed BB height (333mm) as Neuron, and Orbea Oiz TR is only 1mm higher at 334mm. Yet, I don't see many reports of pedal strikes on those bikes. Does the suspension design of Neuron contribute to this problem in some way?

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    ^^ I agree with this. I didn't read far enough into the spec to realize the AL bikes (which I bought) don't have a threaded BB. I have changed quite a few regular threaded BBs but never a pressfit.

    Does Canyon ship their bikes tubeless ready with tape installed? I haven't pulled the tire and tube to look yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&L 1911 View Post
    Also, I'm worried about fairly high reports of pedal strikes with this bike, even though the BB height doesn't seem to be much lower (on paper) than other similar bikes. For comparison, Specialized SJ ST has the exact same claimed BB height (333mm) as Neuron, and Orbea Oiz TR is only 1mm higher at 334mm. Yet, I don't see many reports of pedal strikes on those bikes. Does the suspension design of Neuron contribute to this problem in some way?
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    How would a Neuron do on a xc marathon type day? It's a little longer travel but most people are saying it rides like a long travel XC bike.. Sounds pretty ideal to me..

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    Looking at Neuron and am concerned about sizing. "axe84" I'm your size,but 31" inseam. The size small's top tube I feel would be too short. What size dropper comes on medium ? And can you tell me what the lowest seat height is with medium ?
    I think I may have to get a medium and switch out to a shorter dropper.

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    Had a pretty big crash on my 2019 Neuron. Bent the bars pretty good but otherwise bike seems ok. Bought some Box carbon bars to replace the bent Iridium bars and they cracked in the stem when tightened. They were installed correctly with carbon paste and using torque wrench. 5 Nm is all that was applied (Box said max is 7 Nm). Is the Iridium stem from Canyon not compatible with carbon bars or something?

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    Is there any 2019 or 2020 Neuron cf 29 xl. I'd like to see some pictures.


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    Can you tell what seat height is from center of BB to top of seat?
    I'm about your height and curious if medium will work or do I need a small.
    I believe my current seat height is 670mm and think Canyon says their lowest seat height is 668mm,so very close.

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    ‘19/‘20 Neuron AL 7.0 is on the way. NBD coming soon! Debated and stressed in this purchase for a while. Narrowed it down to Intense primer
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    I feel good about my decision.

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    NBD flop!
    New Bike arrived on Monday morning (ordered previous Thursday)

    Started assembly immediately!
    Everything looked great. Color, components, frame, everything! Last thing I needed to do was attach dropper lever to the handlebars when out of the corner of my eye I saw a little sticker that said Frame L.

    I ordered a medium. The box said medium, my invoice said medium, the confirmation online said medium.

    Not. A. Medium.

    Oh well take it apart, repack, drive 45 minutes to the nearest Fedex drop off location and wait patiently for the refund.

    Maybe it’s the bike gods sending me a message.

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    Does anyone happen to know what type and size the headset is on the Neuron CF8.0

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    Any Neuron large owners out there at 5'10" - 5'11" with a 32" or 33" inseam? The reach on the mediums seem kinda short and just by the numbers, I would buy a large but my concern is the high STL. Even slammed all the way down may be too tall for my inseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EngRWW33 View Post
    My wife also bought me my first FS for our 10th anniversary, a '19 Neuron CF. I have to admit, at first I was very concerned as I was looking at more aggressive bikes.

    After putting over 200 mi on it in the past month, I'm pretty happy with how it feels on my local trails (western PA; tight, twisty, punchy climbs followed by shortish downs). It is miles more comfortable in our rocky terrain than my 27.5+ HT. If I rode more downhill, I would have traded for something else (and probably broke my wife's heart).

    My list of cons (i.e. upgrades which will be made)
    1. 30t front is too small. Will be upgrading to 32t and adding a bash guard.
    2. HA is a bit steep for me coming from 66 deg on my HT. I will likely be adding a 1 deg headset and extending the fork to 140mm to bring the HA closer to 66 deg. Still on the fence on this one.
    3. SRAM brakes will be upgraded in the off season. I'm not too happy with the power they provide. Have had too many close calls and am ready to go back to something with more initial bite.
    4. Pedal strikes are serious. I upgraded the hubs on the Reynolds TR wheels to provide a bit easier ratcheting in rocks but am also looking at going to 165mm cranks. Not too sure yet.

    Other things which will be added in the offseason are tire inserts, wider tires, frame protection, and general tidying of cables up front. Normal things I would do to just about any bike.
    Mind if I ask what HT you were riding? I'm torn right now between an trail/AM HT with a 130/140mm fork or a short/mid-travel FS bike like the neuron. Needs to be fast and a good climber though. The trails by me are like the ones in eastern PA. Not sure how different that is from you if at all. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsvwx View Post
    Any Neuron large owners out there at 5'10" - 5'11" with a 32" or 33" inseam? The reach on the mediums seem kinda short and just by the numbers, I would buy a large but my concern is the high STL. Even slammed all the way down may be too tall for my inseam.
    I'm 6'2 and ride large but I think I'm right on the top edge of the range. there's not a ton of movement in the seat tube adjustment if you are on the lower end of the range. Pretty sure you could buy say a comparable 125mm dropper and sell the one that come stock without being too much out of pocket.

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    Well, I am the new owner of a neuron 9.0 CF. It is a beauty! Unfortunately, still have managed to do about 50 km with the bike due to this situation.

    I am 172 cm height, so I've ordered size S. It is fantastic! Coming from a scott spark 2011 size L (oversized), this feels like a glove, and also the improves.. without comparison!

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    Well, thanks to going stir crazy from the Covid 19 lockdown, I impulse bought a Neuron 7.0. It currently being on sale for $2300 pushed me over the edge. The spec on this thing couldn't be beat for the price. I haven't got it yet but I'm super stoked. From everything I read, it just seems like the perfect bike for me since it's sort of a hybrid between an XC and shorter travel trail bike. I am concerned that maybe I should have got something more burly in the 140-160 travel range but I'm really not that aggressive of a rider so I should be good to go. I tend to like miles more than gnar.

    There was one thing I was concerned about. It seems like the 7.0 I bought is a 2019 model as it still has the vertical rear shock and the newer ones have shifted to a horizontal shock design. I don't know how much difference this will make. This will be my first "real" MTB and my first FS that wasn't a department store bike. I rode a 100 mm hardtail XC bike the first few years of being in Colorado. I actually haven't ridden in about 18 months. This thing will probably ride like a spaceship compared to my last bike. Hoping for the best.
    Get out and go ride.

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    Bike looks great!
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    Been riding a Neuron AL 6.0 for a month now and the bike is awesome!

    Just installed a 140mm Rockshox Pike ón it. And upgraded wheels to light bicycle hoops with Rotor hubs. Answer SL carbón handlebar.

    Loving it!



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    Does anybody know if Canyon USA will be bringing the Lux / Neuron XT build to the USA? I am hoping that it was just some deal they made with SRAM that prevented them from doing it this year. I can't quite justify buying the XTR for 6.5k, but would buy an XT build in a heartbeat if they can just bring it for <4k (and in Mexico it is only 3k!). Anybody have any ideas / predictions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FueLEX8 View Post
    Been riding a Neuron AL 6.0 for a month now and the bike is awesome!

    Just installed a 140mm Rockshox Pike ón it. And upgraded wheels to light bicycle hoops with Rotor hubs. Answer SL carbón handlebar.

    Loving it!



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    How noticeable was the upgrade to the Pike? It is on my list of potential upgrades. I have the same bike (color and all but 2x setup) upgraded with Spank 345 wheelset, Box 46T cassette, XT rotors, and Nukeproof Carbon bars.

    Was trying to figure out if the Pike was worth the cash to upgrade.

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    Nice! Those blue rims and black tires look great with that frame. What size tires? And ride report?

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    The front is a 2.4 DeKaiser and the rear a 2.3 X King. The 345s are 30mm internal width so they plump up the tire a little bit. I had a 2.5WT DHF on the front with a 2.35 Forekaster on the rear before. The Conti setup is a little better on the rear and a little worse on the front compared to the Maxxis. That DHF is a magical tire lol.

    The new wheels roll really well and feel sure footed and the hubs are little crisper and more responsive. I am very pleased with the upgrade. The new cassette is an improvement as well but mostly just because I am too lazy alot of the time to switch back and forth on the 2x. With a 36/42 stock setup I found myself huffing it a bit to climb some of the stuff my buddies were hitting with their 30/50 1Xs. The range on the Box cassette just feels better to me in general too with the way they spaced the bigger cogs.

    I really enjoy this bike. It isn't perfect but it hits the point for me where I can XC it and mild Enduro it and never feel like I am on the horribly wrong tool for the job. I will be removing the front spacer and going to 140mm on the Recon next service - my brother who has the same fork on his bike did the mod and it really seemed worth it for some of the places we ride.

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    I just got my Neuron this weekend, and got my first ride on it. I still have some suspension tuning to do, but it was a nice ride. My only issue is pedal strikes, I have never had so many pedal strikes in rock gardens before. I guess I will have to change up my pedaling technique through rock gardens. I am 5' 10" and I got a Large, even though Canyon says I should be on a Medium. The Large fits perfect, but the seatpost is completely inserted in the frame, if my inseam was any shorter I'd need a shorter seatpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I just got my Neuron this weekend, and got my first ride on it. I still have some suspension tuning to do, but it was a nice ride. My only issue is pedal strikes, I have never had so many pedal strikes in rock gardens before. I guess I will have to change up my pedaling technique through rock gardens. I am 5' 10" and I got a Large, even though Canyon says I should be on a Medium. The Large fits perfect, but the seatpost is completely inserted in the frame, if my inseam was any shorter I'd need a shorter seatpost.

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    Congrats on the new bike.

    I ordered the same model in XL and I get it Thursday
    I went XL even though Canyon said L, hopefully fit will be OK. I am sure it will.

    Did you change the tires or is that what it came with?
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    2019 Neuron

    I just got a Specialized Fuse a couple of months ago. “The only bike I’ll ever need,” I said to my wife.

    I’ve already picked out my next “only bike I’ll ever need”—Neuron AL, either 6 or 7. Size M.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerCan View Post
    Congrats on the new bike.

    I ordered the same model in XL and I get it Thursday
    I went XL even though Canyon said L, hopefully fit will be OK. I am sure it will.

    Did you change the tires or is that what it came with?
    It comes with Maxxis Forecaster tires. I bought the Neuron because I basically wanted a longer travel XC bike so I prefer Schwalbe tires because they roll faster. I also added the red Fox decals to the fork and shock, I think it looks a lot better than the stock gray decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I just got my Neuron this weekend, and got my first ride on it. I still have some suspension tuning to do, but it was a nice ride. My only issue is pedal strikes, I have never had so many pedal strikes in rock gardens before. I guess I will have to change up my pedaling technique through rock gardens. I am 5' 10" and I got a Large, even though Canyon says I should be on a Medium. The Large fits perfect, but the seatpost is completely inserted in the frame, if my inseam was any shorter I'd need a shorter seatpost.

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    Nice!!! Congrats. Yeah pedal strikes are one of the few complaints I have with the bike as well. I get a couple every ride even though I am trying to minimize them with foot position and crank position.

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    I was interested in the Neuron but they lost me at the 445mm seat tube length on a medium frame... They could have easily lopped off 30mm off that sail mast of a seat tube. Let shorties like me run 150mm droppers.

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    Right? Or allow people to size up on a frame without having to buy a different post?

    Quote Originally Posted by stom_m3 View Post
    I was interested in the Neuron but they lost me at the 445mm seat tube length on a medium frame... They could have easily lopped off 30mm off that sail mast of a seat tube. Let shorties like me run 150mm droppers.

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    I am considering turning my 9.0 into more of a down country set up...changing rear travel to 120mm to go with a 120mm SID up front (among other things)

    Doesn’t the Neuron have a 210x50mm shock? Anyone know what stroke I’d need to go with to reduce travel to 120mm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    I am considering turning my 9.0 into more of a down country set up...changing rear travel to 120mm to go with a 120mm SID up front (among other things)

    Doesn’t the Neuron have a 210x50mm shock? Anyone know what stroke I’d need to go with to reduce travel to 120mm?


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    I wouldn't do that. Because of the kinematics of the suspension, I guess you would end with a messy rear shock.

    But, if you plan to go ahead with that, the maths are easy: 130mm to 50mm stroke, 120mm to 46 mm and something. So, probably with 45 mm you'll end up with 117 mm of travel (round to 115 mm).

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