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If you are an old cyclist lamenting the loss of rigid 90s drop-bar mountain biking options, Canyon’s new limited edition Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback gravel bike might be just up your alley. I feel seen!
Everyone should want this splatter paint carbon Grizl. It’s got silver rims, a chromed-out handlebar, tan wall tires, a flashy bright pink & aqua paint job. Plus, a modern wireless 1x drivetrain. I mean, come on, it’s even got a pink anodized stem faceplate. This is the most self-actualized gravel bike I’ve seen since we were calling these things cross bikes…
Limited edition Canyon Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback gravel bike
Let me just start off with the fact that there are only 250 of these bikes available globally. If you really want one, and already know what a Grizl is, just scroll down, hit that Canyon.com link and snap one up before they’re gone!
OK, for those still reading, modern gravel bikes are awesome.
This Grizl Throwback is a full carbon frame & fork that’s lighter than anything you rode in 1995. It has more capable, more progressive geometry that is technically more capable than those early mountain bikes. And its 29er wheels with wide tubeless rims, even with just 1.77″ tires (700x45mm) will roll over rough stuff better than your old 26×1.95″ XC tires. Plus, now you get a bump-eating carbon seatpost, a simpler wide-range 1x drivetrain with a wireless Rival AXS derailleur with a clutch to keep your chain from dropping.
It’s kinda crazy how much better of a mountain bike this new gravel bike is than an old mountain bike was.
But that’s no excise to not love the look of the 1990s, those early days of real mountain biking.
Canyon Grizl CF SL 7 Throwback – pricing options & availability
OK so a reminder, only 250 of these beautifully gaudy Grizl Throwback bikes are being made available. They come in just one SL 7 spec with these uniquely finished components – carbon DT wheels, VCLS carbon seatpost, SRAM Rival AXS 1x , etc. – for 3799€. Get yours now direct fromt Canyon while they last.