CANYON SPECTRAL WMN AL 6.0 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 3, 2020

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2020

CANYON SPECTRAL WMN AL 6.0 2020

The canyon spectral is a bike built for trail riders. This upgrade comes with coated featherweight aluminum frames and improved suspension, tuned for riders which provides sure mastery and firm agility for tackling steep inclines and long descents.

With a FOX36 rhythm Fork and shock featuring an SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, this bike was built with fantastic features to match higher-priced bikes. 

UPGRADED FOX36 SUSPENSION FORK

The Spectral WNM with its magnificent upgrade gives the cyclist optimum charge over the wheels no matter where you’re riding. The upgraded FOX36 suspension ensures that the bike rides smoothly over different tracks.

The Triple Phase Suspension is sensitive at the start of the stroke, down the middle, and through the finish with a progressive incline. The upgraded GRIP dampner offers cool durability and they are various compression level to fit in your riding style.

IMPROVED DERAILUERRS (SHIMANO SLX M1700)

Canyon has changed gears up in the specs of the 2020 Spectral, and more noticeably a few key updates including the addition of Shimano 12-speed 10-51 cassette on several different models. With this, steep descents and climbs won’t be a thing to worry about.

Also equipped with robust chain set THE SHIMANO M619 30T with its 30-tooth chainrings also adds to the uniqueness of the model and gives it an outstanding design.

SUPER MAXXIS MINION DHR TYRES

 Made with great intentions this tire, it comes super grippy, rigid, and thick skin. But with its super Front and Ardent 2.4in Rear its superb on any terrain. Along with the latest Fox forks and shocks maneuvering trail bends and jumps would be a definite walkover.

In keeping with the extra travel and more capable geometry, the Spectral AL 6.0 includes a handlebar of 20mm and a two-piece 50mm stem. The AL 6.0 lock-on grips extend the bar width to 790mm.

With 30mm extensive rims in line with the Maxxis tires, this DT SWISS M1900 wheels are simply versatile in any terrain. Whether you are ascending or descending trails the canyon spectral will take them all on with confidence. 

EXTRAORDINARY SHIMANO SLX M7100 32T CRANKSET

The improved SLX crankset is lighter in weight and stronger in capability. With its 1×12 speed group set, motion is fluid and faster. Although the SLX lever doesn’t feature a free stroke adjuster, that isn’t a weakness for this bike because the supporting nub on both brakes is efficient 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Riding Type      Trail, Enduro / All-Mountain

Rider                  Women

Sizes and Geometry       2XS, XS, SM, MD View Geometry

Wheel Size       27.5″ (650b)

Frame Material; Aluminum

Rear Travel       140mm

Fork                     FOX 34 Rhythm, GRIP damper

Handlebar        Race Face Ride Riserbar, aluminum, 20mm rise, 740mm width (2XS/XS/SM), 760mm

Brakes                  Shimano MT420, Shimano RT54 CENTER LOCK 180mm rotors

Brake Levers       Shimano MT420

Shifter              Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed

Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed, SGS cage

Cranks                Shimano SLX M7100 32T

Chainrings        Shimano M610, 30 tooth

Chain                   Shimano M7100, 12-speed

Cassette           Shimano SLX M7100-12, 10-51 tooth, 12-speed 

Tires Front:         Maxxis Minion DHR II, EXO, 3C MaxxGrip, tubeless-ready, 27.5″ x 2.4″

Rear:                     Maxxis Aggressor, 27.5″ x 2.5″

Saddle                   SGD Allure

Seatpost                Canyon Iridium dropper

Weight                    32 lb 11.1 oz (14,830 g)

Pros
  • Great spec at a very reduced price
  • Tough frame with tougher crankset to take on rocky trails
  • Impressively outstanding shock absorbers
Cons
  • The handlebars are a bit slender and harsh

Conclusion

The spectral 6.0 is built for the rocks. This mountain bike comes with impressive FOX36 rhythm shocks to soak up bumps and skids while taking a ride on the hill/mountains. Fully reinforced with the best in Shimano brakes, shifters, cranks, and chains, the Canyon Spectral 6.0 is the perfect mountain bike for riders on a budget.

Latest Price: CANYON SPECTRAL WMN AL 6.0