Canyon (Germany) - The Design & Innovation Award showcases the best and most innovative products from the bike industry in a given year. This year we are honoured that three different Canyon bikes were selected by the jury as winners.
The Design & Innovation Award 2016 is a unique event with the clear mission to bring the international bicycle industry to the next level. It seeks to make the bicycle world better for all bikers, the industry and media landscape. The event joins forces with the most experienced journalists and opinion leaders in order to award the world’s best products for the next season and to make pioneering decisions.
As a company that prides itself on its industry-leading designs and commitment to innovation, it is an honour to be recognized by the awards in the road, mountain and urban categories.
Endurace CF SLX 9.0 – Road
"Ushering in the newest generation of road cyclists, the Endurace CF SLX 9.0 more than meets the demands of the modern rider: it’s quick, versatile, and extremely comfortable. Canyon’s “No two roads are the same” mentality has created a bike that champions performance, and more importantly, flexibility. From the distinctive frame design to the well chosen component choice, the test team could not find fault. There’s clearance for tires up to 33 mm, and even with the comfort-enhancing flex of the seatpost and the ease of hydraulic disc brakes, the Endurace is a rocket when accelerating and rolls predictably and smartly over even the most unforgiving forgotten lanes. In its price category, the Endurace CF SLX 9.0 Di2 is second to none."
Sender CF 9.0 – Mountain
"From the first glance of the Sender CF 9.0 from Canyon, you can tell they’ve built a pure-blooded downhill bike with higher aspirations than just a damn good performance: in true Canyon style the frame design sports sharp contours and edgy-looking angles that stir up some real trail-envy. Visually brimming with self-confidence, the bike delivers a superb performance as it smashes down the trail with absolute authority and smoothness. The suspension proves capable of soaking up the burliest hits with ease, and even on the roughest trails it hits crazy speeds in near silence. Inclusive to all, the Sender comes with a variable geometry concept to allow riders to tweak the bike to suit their wants as well as a tracks specific conditions. The Canyon Sender is a downhill bike for dominating podiums, having a blast and falling in love: quick, efficient, ideally kitted-out and damn sexy!"
Urban 8.0 – Urban
"Today’s crop of urban bikes are more than just tools to move; they are status symbols, design statements, and expressions of a green energy lifestyle. The days of bikes purely as a mode of getting you from A to B are finally over, which we feel is fortunate – as it’s unlikely that the Canyon Urban 8.0 would have seen the light of day without this change in mentality. Leaving its rivals trailing in its wake, this bike delivers an outstanding performance and the ultimate good time by combining a clean and concise design with impeccably integrated components. The bike’s intention of being ridden in the urban jungle is revealed through its easy-to-service belt drive, comfortable seatpost, and the security-minded anti-theft devices on the seatpost clamp and axles. Stylish, carefree, quick, and comfy, the Canyon Urban AL 8.0 ticks all of the boxes for a modern urban bike."