Canyon Strive CFR

Canyon Strive CFR

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The Strive CFR bike model from the brand Canyon is ideal for Enduro racing and is built to win at the highest level. Its unique feature is Shapeshifter technology. The CFR chassis of the bike is versatile, light, and robust, making it perfect for various terrains. This bike's premium components include a lightweight carbon frame, FOX 38 Factory forks, Shimano XTR brakes, and a 12-speed Shimano XTR derailleur system. The bike's travel front is 170 mm, and the rear is 160 mm. The bike is also equipped with 29" DT Swiss EX511 wheels, Maxxis Minion DHRII front tire, and Maxxis Assegai rear tire for increased performance.


  • Premium Carbon Frame
  • EWS (Enduro World Series) tested!
  • Premium Groupset components
  • Best brakes in class
  • Best suspension components
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines

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SRP5649 €
Travel Front170 mm
Travel Rear160 mm
Weight15.8 kg
Wheels29 Aluminum
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetShimano XTR
ForkFox 38 Factory
BrakesShimano XTR



Luke Marshall

The Strive CFR has a high ceiling for speed, but you need to ride aggressively to bring it to life

  1. Potential performance is wild
  2. low bottom bracket and stable chassis provide plenty of grip
  3. comes alive at high speeds
  1. Suspension and frame can feel harsh at low speeds and when cruising

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Peter Walker

Canyon’s new 2022 Strive claims to go straight from the box to the race track – and boy, it delivers! While changing to more robust tires is pretty much mandatory, the spec to price ratio is so damn good that the upgrade doesn’t hurt at all. On the...

  1. Excellent price for almost perfect spec
  2. Inspires huge amounts of confidence downhill
  3. Suspension offers great reserves support
  1. puncture-prone EXO+ casing doesn't do justice to the bike's character and intended use
  2. Shapeshifter needs some getting used to


Danny Milner

Generous sizing, progressive angles and Canyon's effective Shapeshifter tech make the new Strive an enduro force to be reckoned with.

  1. Two bikes in one. Energy saving tech that doesn’t compromise DH ability. Solid chassis. Adjustable fit. BB is super low.
  1. You need to put the effort in to make it work. Short chainstays could make it difficult to find a balance on largest frame sizes. XTR brake pads rattle. BB is super low.


Seb Stott

While the Shapeshifter brings tangible benefits which aren't offered by other systems, it also adds complexity and scope for things to go wrong, which is a shame because the Strive doesn't climb nearly so well without it. But purely in terms of how the Strive...

  1. Even in the pedal mode, the seat tube could be steeper
  2. Shapeshifter is a potential reliability concern in the long term

Vital MTB


Fast and Focused: All-New Canyon Strive 2022 Ridden Longer, slacker, and unapologetically focused on going fast, Canyon's all-new Strive makes its intentions clear from the start.

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Canyon Strive CFR The Strive CFR chassis has carried the Canyon Enduro World Series team to two fastest-team titles. Light (just 2,400 grams), burly, and remarkably versatile, the Strive CFR is one bike that does it all. Axle dimension: 12x148 mm Material: Carbon (CF)
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Ag 47Chainsaw Orange


FOX 38 Factory Axle dimension: 15x110 mm Stanchion Diameter: 38 mm Travel: 170 mm Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" - 1,5" Offset: 44 mm
Rear Shock
FOX X2 Factory Kashima


Canyon G5 Stem Modern design, extreme durability: Canyon G5 components were developed by our pros on the world's toughest trails. Fork steer tube diameter: 1 1/8" Clamping diameter: 31,8 mm
Canyon G5 Riser Bar G5 stands for gravity riding, and category 5. This aluminium bar has superb ergonomics and durability. Clamping diameter: 31,8 mm Width: 780 mm Rise: 30 mm
Canyon G5 Grips Get huge grip, with or without gloves. The clamp guarantees a tight lock on the bar.
Ergon SM10 Enduro Comp


Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR, 12-speed High-end 12-speed shifting system.
Shift Levers
Shimano XTR, 12-speed Rear derailleur shifter, 12-speed, Textured rubber lever pad, Multi-Release, 2-way release, I-Spec EV clamp allows 14mm lateral adjustment and 60-degrees rotation adjustment, 127 g
Shimano XT, 12-speed (10-51) Cassette size: 10-51T Gear range: 510%
Shimano M7100 12-speed
Race Face Next R Number of chainrings: 1
e*thirteen Ultra Compact Upper Slider
Bottom Bracket
Race Face BSA Cinch Hassle-free RaceFace Cinch threaded bottom bracket.


Front Brake
Shimano XTR 4-piston rear brake Shimano's premier 4-piston brake, 1-piece caliper for maximize rigidity, ceramic pistons, reach adjust, quick pad retraction, banjo-type connection, ICE TECH brake pads, 385 g
Shift Levers
Shimano XTR M9120
Front Brake Rotor
Shimano RT86, 203mm A big (203mm) Shimano RT86 brake rotor delivers equally big stopping power.


Front Rim
DT Swiss EX511 350 Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt Wheelsize: 29"
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
DT Swiss EX511 350 Rotor mount: IS 6-bolt Wheelsize: 29"
Thru Axle
Canyon Quixle Thru Axle The Canyon Quixle combines the stiffness of a through axle with the ease-of-use of a quick-release. You can quickly remove the rear wheel without tools. The handle discreetly slides into the axle after usage. The Quixle is only combined with the rear wheel. Axle dimension: 12x148 mm

Geometry Canyon Strive CFR

Body Height< 177172 - 185180 - 194> 189
Seat Height (mm)640 - 775680 - 805695 - 820750 - 875
Seat Tube Length (mm)400420435460
Seat Tube Angle76,5-78°76,5-78°76,5-78°76,5-78°
Head Tube Length (mm)105110120140
Head Tube Angle63-64,5°63-64,5°63-64,5°63-64,5°
Top Tube Length (mm)601627654684
Chainstay Length (mm)435435435435
Wheelbase (mm)1234126212911325
Standover (mm)773769771778
Stack (mm)629634642660
Reach (mm)450 - 460475 - 485500 - 510525 - 535
BB Offset (mm)36363636
Handelbar Width (mm)780780800800
Stem Length (mm)40404040
Crank Length (mm)170.0170.0170.0170.0
Chainring Size32323232
Disk Size203 / 203203 / 203203 / 203203 / 203
Dropper Post Travel150170170200
Travel Rear160160160160
Travel Front170170170170
Wheel Size Front29"29"29"29"

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Canyon Strive CFR

Where to buy a Canyon Strive CFR

The Strive CFR may be purchased directly from Canyon

How heavy is the Bike?

The Strive CFR weights 15,80 kg. Thats roughly 34,8 pounds

What material is the frame of the Canyon Strive CFR?

The Canyon Strive CFR ist crafted with Carbon

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Canyon?

The SRP Price is our information at 5649 EUR