Canyon launches Spectral CF8 CLLCTV with mullet wheels and Ok.I.S. steering stabiliser tech

Ok.I.S: The tech and background

The Preserve It Secure  (Ok.I.S) system’s design temporary was to enhance management and cut back fatigue by lowering the hassle it is advisable to maintain a line. Initially invented by Jo Klieber at German element model Syntace, it takes a recent take a look at bicycle steering dynamics.

Utilizing custom-made springs, ultra-strong polymer fibre bands inside the highest tube and a exactly formed cam ring on the steerer tube, this delicate however vital Preserve It Secure innovation delivers a path expertise not like any steering damper or stabiliser seen earlier than.


The Ok.I.S tech that sits inside the Canyon Try’s body


The speculation is that Ok.I.S actively reduces wheel flop in slow-speed turns and on steep climbs, serving to riders maintain their line by means of free, uneven sections of the path. Including solely 110g of weight to the bike, it’s absolutely built-in contained in the body, maintenance-free and protected against over rotation and harm. It additionally permits for adjustment of the centering drive to match completely different using types and terrains.

This modern and nicely built-in steering stabiliser solely provides 110g to the body’s weight.

Since its launch, Canyon hasn’t shied away from testing its Ok.I.S system. A top-ten end by Canyon CLLCTV Manufacturing unit Workforce racer Troy Brosnan at Spherical 1 of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Lenzerheide, proves that this tech interprets to all ranges of using.

We rode the 29in wheel Canyon Spectral CF 8 Ok.I.S final autumn, with a deep dive into the considering behind the system, so test it out should you’re eager to study extra. On our first experience of the Ok.I.S system we discovered it allow us to chill out the reins by means of fixed turns and the steering was noticeably much less fidgety on climbs too. It did nonetheless really feel unusual in some using conditions and there’s additionally the extra value for a Canyon with this tech fitted.

Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV Ok.I.S.

This newest Ok.I.S-equipped Spectral with mullet wheels is constructed across the similar enduro-proof, Class 4 carbon chassis as the remainder of the mannequin line-up, with a spec sheet that features the brand new SRAM GX AXS Eagle Transmission.
Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV K.I.S.

The Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV sports activities a mullet wheel arrange, coil rear shock and SRAM GX AXS Transmission

Must know

  • Carbon body constructed to Class 4 customary
  • Built-in Ok.I.S steering tech
  • 29in entrance, 27.5in rear blended wheel arrange
  • RockShox Lyrik Choose+ fork, 160mm journey
  • RockShox Tremendous Deluxe coil Choose+ rear shock, 150mm journey
  • SRAM GX AXS Eagle Transmission
  • SRAM Code R 4 piston brakes
  • DT Swiss EX511 rims
  • Maxxis Assegai and Minion DHR II tyres
  • Accessible July 2023 (Europe)
  • Worth: £4799

Canyon USA can be providing Ok.I.S for the primary time to clients, with a Ok.I.S. outfitted Spectral mullet now part of its line-up as nicely.

Canyon Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV KIS

The Spectral CF 8 CLLCTV KIS runs the brand new SRAM GX AXS Eagle Transmission

A coil sprung RockShox Tremendous Deluxe coil Choose+ takes care of rear shock duties