CANYON SPECTRAL WMN AL 6.0 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 3, 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
Riding Type Trail, Enduro / All-Mountain
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)
- Great spec at a very reduced price
- Tough frame with tougher crankset to take on rocky trails
- Impressively outstanding shock absorbers
- The handlebars are a bit slender and harsh
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.