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    Just got my new exceed today and put together, it was a good experience. I had recently got a tour of the Santa Cruz bicycle factory and fell in love with the brand and with their bikes, however, with 3 kids and single income I could not justify spending the money I would have to spend for the bike I wanted. Went to two local shops and neither would discount the bike (wanted 10percent off to cover sales tax), day later Canyon went public in the US. I placed an order this Monday and it was here today Wednesday. Got it put together with no issues and just took off on a ride. Love it, spent half the price for I think better components. Bike was packed great and assembly really was a breeze. Good start for Canyon in my book, but feel like I betrayed my LBS a little. just over 3k for sram eagle, carbon cranks, SID fork, DT wheels, a dream to ride. canyon exceed-canyon.jpg

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    Looks good. Have you had it on the trail yet?

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    Nice bike! You didn't betray the LBS. Most LBS's need to get with the times, solid business's need repeat customers. If they are not offering competitive pricing that meets your needs, that is their problem.
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    Let us know how it rides. Congrats. Beautiful bike.

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    You will love it, it is a fantastic bike to ride! I'm also have a Santa Cruz but so far I'm plenty satisfied with my Canyon bikes.

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    Its not letting me post a file, but so far so good. Rides great. I rode a trek with the iso speed on the pro caliber and I have to say I felt that like was not as stiff as this bike, but this bike is for sure a super light, go fast HARD tail. I did a quick loop today and it handle well. All really good components.

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    Does anyone know when the Exceed frameset is due for an redesign? I'd be very interested if it had Boost spacing (148) in the rear.

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    Got mine Wednesday and have 70 miles on it so far. The bike is amazing!! The ride quality is fantastic. The best description I can come up with, is that the bike feels really planted! The geo is exactly what I wanted. The fork is amazing and the frame is really stiff and compliant. I'm really liking the GripShift and I'm partial to Shimano drivetrains, mostly the shifter ergos. Rest assured, I am not a fan boy. If something doesn't work and I paid for it, I will not tell people I like it. I just sold a Trek Stache 9.6 that I had for 1 month. Everyone loves these things, and to me, it was a pig. I have been rotating between a Niner BSB, Surly Ice Cream Truck, Santa Cruz 5010, Stache 9.6, Giant XTC, and Specialized Carbon FatBoy...and a road bike, CDale EVO. I really like this Canyon. I did swap bars, seat post and seat for carbon stuff I already had. I also swapped the tires for Schwalbe Thunder Burts set up tubeless. I think Canyon should have included a blank cover for the frame port where the dropper cable goes in the frame...nit pick, for sure. The bike is 21.4# w/XT pedals. I dealt with customer service 2x - to order the bike and also to get a blank cover for dropper. Both reps were very friendly and I never felt rushed. The only negative , for me, was that I was charged $90 for shipping with no option to pick up. These ship from Covina, which is only 1 hour from me. I was told that pick up option and a showroom will be available in a couple months in Carlsbad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrash3 View Post
    Just got my new exceed today and put together, it was a good experience. I had recently got a tour of the Santa Cruz bicycle factory and fell in love with the brand and with their bikes, however, with 3 kids and single income I could not justify spending the money I would have to spend for the bike I wanted. Went to two local shops and neither would discount the bike (wanted 10percent off to cover sales tax), day later Canyon went public in the US. I placed an order this Monday and it was here today Wednesday. Got it put together with no issues and just took off on a ride. Love it, spent half the price for I think better components. Bike was packed great and assembly really was a breeze. Good start for Canyon in my book, but feel like I betrayed my LBS a little. just over 3k for sram eagle, carbon cranks, SID fork, DT wheels, a dream to ride. Click image for larger version. 

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    Seat post have internal cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meserie View Post
    Seat post have internal cable?
    Yes

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    pulled the trigger on an exceed 6.0. just can't beat the deal. Its hard to tell from the site but does anyone know if it is boost front and non boost rear? on the specs it looks like the sid is boost but the frame is 12x142. Is that correct? I will be replacing the fork with a fox 32sc and looking to swap my enve m50 from another bike. The enves are non boost and I would get a non boost fox fork was just wandering if i could immediately put the enves on until i get the fox fork. thanks in advance
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    The frame is 12x142.

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    I don't know for certain but I would imagine that the boost spacing would would put the rotor in a different spot for the caliper, or vice - versa. Also it seems like it would stress the fork bushings by squeezing the fork legs together to fit the wheel in

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    Quote Originally Posted by aminkman View Post
    Got mine Wednesday and have 70 miles on it so far. The bike is amazing!! The ride quality is fantastic. The best description I can come up with, is that the bike feels really planted! The geo is exactly what I wanted. The fork is amazing and the frame is really stiff and compliant. I'm really liking the GripShift and I'm partial to Shimano drivetrains, mostly the shifter ergos. Rest assured, I am not a fan boy. If something doesn't work and I paid for it, I will not tell people I like it. I just sold a Trek Stache 9.6 that I had for 1 month. Everyone loves these things, and to me, it was a pig. I have been rotating between a Niner BSB, Surly Ice Cream Truck, Santa Cruz 5010, Stache 9.6, Giant XTC, and Specialized Carbon FatBoy...and a road bike, CDale EVO. I really like this Canyon. I did swap bars, seat post and seat for carbon stuff I already had. I also swapped the tires for Schwalbe Thunder Burts set up tubeless. I think Canyon should have included a blank cover for the frame port where the dropper cable goes in the frame...nit pick, for sure. The bike is 21.4# w/XT pedals. I dealt with customer service 2x - to order the bike and also to get a blank cover for dropper. Both reps were very friendly and I never felt rushed. The only negative , for me, was that I was charged $90 for shipping with no option to pick up. These ship from Covina, which is only 1 hour from me. I was told that pick up option and a showroom will be available in a couple months in Carlsbad.
    i just got an exceed and want to put a dropper on it. talked to them and asked for the blank plate on the otherside of the headtube with the hole for cable and after waiting a week and paying $11 all I got was a rubber grommet. You don't happen to have the part # for the blank with the hole in it? Thanks
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    What's the tire clearance on the current Exceed? Will 2.35s fit comfortably?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp20002 View Post
    What's the tire clearance on the current Exceed? Will 2.35s fit comfortably?
    I have in mine continental X King protection 2.4 and not problem at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony110672 View Post
    i just got an exceed and want to put a dropper on it. talked to them and asked for the blank plate on the otherside of the headtube with the hole for cable and after waiting a week and paying $11 all I got was a rubber grommet. You don't happen to have the part # for the blank with the hole in it? Thanks
    There are exploded views on the Canyon website with part numbers:

    https://www.canyon.com/downloads/sup...-01_BOM_ts.pdf
    https://www.canyon.com/downloads/supportcenter/M39-17_BOM_ts.pdf




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    Thanks for posting!

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    finally got mine done. goal was to build an under 20 pound hardtail with dropper and real tires. wanted it to have more trail geometry too. Was ready to build up a specialized epic s-works hardtail but the 27.2 seat tube was a no go for me because I have never had any luck with the 27.2 droppers on the market. so since the exceed is not available in the states frame only i bought a cf sl 6.0 complete and sold most everything but the frame and headset for about $1000. put on a fox 32sc, ks 125mm ci carbon dropper, carbon bars, 50mm stem, light pedals and saddle and a custom Light bicycle dt swiss hub carbon wheel set with nobby nic front and racing ralph rear and came in at 19lb 13oz with pedals and all in under $5000. As light as there slx 9.0 for $1500 less and set up the way I want it. No ride reviews as it is wet and muddy in eastern PA. canyon exceed-thumbnail.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-1-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-6-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-5-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-4-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-3-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-2-.jpgcanyon exceed-thumbnail-8-.jpg
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    You used photobucket, so nothing showed up. Curious to see it though.

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    Funny, there were pictures this morning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal_len1 View Post
    You used photobucket, so nothing showed up. Curious to see it though.
    sorry guess i haven't posted pics or used photobucket in a longtime.
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    What size Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph did you put on...2.25?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonerider View Post
    What size Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph did you put on...2.25?
    yes 2.25 front and rear. good amount of clearance so something wider may fit but i ride 2.25-2.3 on all my bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony110672 View Post
    yes 2.25 front and rear. good amount of clearance so something wider may fit but i ride 2.25-2.3 on all my bikes.
    I would like a hardtail that would fit a 2.35 Ikon or 2.35 Racing Ralph in the rear to take the edge off. On my 2014 Scott Scale 910 frame, I'm pretty much maxed out with a 2.25 sized tire.

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    I saw where Canyon is updating the woman's specific Grand Canyon to Boost spacing. I hope the Men's Exceed isn't far behind. I'm due for a new carbon hardtail but Boost spacing is a must since that is the new standard for XC bikes.

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    Good catch!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stonerider View Post
    I saw where Canyon is updating the woman's specific Grand Canyon to Boost spacing. I hope the Men's Exceed isn't far behind. I'm due for a new carbon hardtail but Boost spacing is a must since that is the new standard for XC bikes.
    I didn't realize that it wasn't boost. Hmmm. Maybe I should wait? I'd hate to have it released just after purchase. But I really want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPeper View Post
    I didn't realize that it wasn't boost. Hmmm. Maybe I should wait? I'd hate to have it released just after purchase. But I really want one.
    I wonder how faster you can get with boost ? compared without it...

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    I don't sell my bikes each year and keep them longer. Since boost is already the excepted standard in XC 29ers... Why would I buy behind the curve. I see myself out and over to the Orbea ALMA forum. I'll never be truely fast but I do love to ride and with a properly tensioned wheelset I probably not going to notice. It's ok. Best of luck with yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPeper View Post
    I don't sell my bikes each year and keep them longer. Since boost is already the excepted standard in XC 29ers... Why would I buy behind the curve. I see myself out and over to the Orbea ALMA forum. I'll never be truely fast but I do love to ride and with a properly tensioned wheelset I probably not going to notice. It's ok. Best of luck with yours.
    Great point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivagoc View Post
    I wonder how faster you can get with boost ? compared without it...

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    there are things that have made a bigger difference on bikes over the years then boost especially on a hardtail. this bike rips. the biggest selling point over an epic hardtail, new santacruz highball and most racing hardtails is it doesn't have a 27.2 seattube so you can put a good dropper on it. i am sure it will be boost on the next redesign but what will it really change in terms of it being a better riding bike. I have a 1200 gram wheelset on it with no flexing issues. really great bike especially when considering the value. That being said I am sure it will be sold in a few months but thats just me. I have never had any bike more then a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony110672 View Post
    there are things that have made a bigger difference on bikes over the years then boost especially on a hardtail. this bike rips. the biggest selling point over an epic hardtail, new santacruz highball and most racing hardtails is it doesn't have a 27.2 seattube so you can put a good dropper on it. i am sure it will be boost on the next redesign but what will it really change in terms of it being a better riding bike. I have a 1200 gram wheelset on it with no flexing issues. really great bike especially when considering the value. That being said I am sure it will be sold in a few months but thats just me. I have never had any bike more then a year.
    I understand your point but I tend to keep my framesets for a lot longer than 1 year. My current frame is a 2014 Scott Scale. I see no reason to upgrade to a new bike unless the new hardtail is Boost rear than will comfortably fit a 2.35 Maxxis Ikon. My current 142 frame is limited to a 2.25 rear...although I do have a 2.3 Fast Trak on the rear now but it is not much wider than most 2.25 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonerider View Post
    I understand your point but I tend to keep my framesets for a lot longer than 1 year. My current frame is a 2014 Scott Scale. I see no reason to upgrade to a new bike unless the new hardtail is Boost rear than will comfortably fit a 2.35 Maxxis Ikon. My current 142 frame is limited to a 2.25 rear...although I do have a 2.3 Fast Trak on the rear now but it is not much wider than most 2.25 tires.
    there are plenty of boost crosscountry frames with no tire clearance. boost isn't going to change that. chainstay and seatstay design effects the tire clearance. There are plenty of non-boost trail, enduro and downhill frames available that can fit 2.5" and wider tires because they have wide stays. the current exceed actually has alot of tire clearance at the seatstay just not a ton at the chainstay. If canyon makes the next generation boost but doesn't widen the stays that will have little effect on tire clearance.
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    It's more than tire clearance; for me it's futureproofing. The transitions are always tough when new standards come out because you have to consider what you have vs what you anticipate you will have (components, future frames, forks, etc). If I was to buy a complete bike now, I'd get boost so that I'd more likely be able to use those wheels and components on a future frame. If I'm carrying over parts from an existing bike to a new frame (which I am likely to do soon) I think I'd still get a boost frame because my wheels aren't ones that I'm likely to keep long term. If I had expensive wheels that I was carrying over, well, then maybe I wouldn't, but I'd also consider selling them and still going with boost.

    In any of this do I care about the performance difference? Nope. Most standards are incremental improvements. Does that make them not worthwhile? No, because ultimately they all add up to improvements. Think of a mid-90s mt bike vs a modern bike. The evolution happened bit-by-bit. If you sit out a generation or two, then you can probably justify adoption (which i've done), but then sometimes you are stuck riding some pretty old stuff for a while. Nothing wrong with that, but there's no denying that new stuff is fun and invigorates your joy of riding (most of the time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizango View Post
    It's more than tire clearance; for me it's futureproofing. The transitions are always tough when new standards come out because you have to consider what you have vs what you anticipate you will have (components, future frames, forks, etc). If I was to buy a complete bike now, I'd get boost so that I'd more likely be able to use those wheels and components on a future frame. If I'm carrying over parts from an existing bike to a new frame (which I am likely to do soon) I think I'd still get a boost frame because my wheels aren't ones that I'm likely to keep long term. If I had expensive wheels that I was carrying over, well, then maybe I wouldn't, but I'd also consider selling them and still going with boost.

    In any of this do I care about the performance difference? Nope. Most standards are incremental improvements. Does that make them not worthwhile? No, because ultimately they all add up to improvements. Think of a mid-90s mt bike vs a modern bike. The evolution happened bit-by-bit. If you sit out a generation or two, then you can probably justify adoption (which i've done), but then sometimes you are stuck riding some pretty old stuff for a while. Nothing wrong with that, but there's no denying that new stuff is fun and invigorates your joy of riding (most of the time).
    yeah I agree on the wheel swap. All my bikes are non boost right now and I like thatI can swap wheels between them. I may even try the wheels I have on the canyon on my cross bike.
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    Yeah, that's the part that blows with boost...not being able to use those same wheels on 'cross, gravel, adventure bikes. Granted, those applications tend to want higher pressures and narrower tires, but still, nice to have the option.

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    Any have info on the 2019 bike?

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    2019 is boost on the rear, according to canton german website and spanish canyon forum... Nice!

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    Yep it's boost according to the German website.

    Also saying it's boost in the following articles, you'll have to translate.

    https://www.mtbpro.es/actualidad/ya-...on-exceed-2019
    https://www.brujulabike.com/canyon-exceed-cf-slx-2019/

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    I wonder if the Boost frame will fit a 2.35 Ikon in the rear with plenty of clearance to avoid chainstay rub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonerider View Post
    I wonder if the Boost frame will fit a 2.35 Ikon in the rear with plenty of clearance to avoid chainstay rub?
    I ordered it so I will check when it arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by row View Post
    I ordered it so I will check when it arrives.

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    Hello there, I own an exceed and I got some issues with cable routing and eagle. Eagle needs super smooth cables while exceed routing isn't. So far I found that the problem is in the small plastic under the bb that holds the last cable. It s bent and it adds some friction there. What cable caps are you using there?

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