Canyon Grail AL 7.0

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The Canyon Grail (great name!) AL is a reasonably-priced machine with great looks. This bike is fitted with the latest Shimano 105 groupset, with more standard gear ratios than some of the bikes on this list. The 105 crankset is a standard compact set up with 50-34 chainrings. The rear 11-speed cassette is 11-34. The bike comes with DT Swiss C1850 wheels as standard, with Schwalbe G-One Bite tyres, which are 40mm wide. This machine has clearly been designed with bike-packing in mind, as the photo shows. The Shimano 105 disc brakes are trail-ready.

The Grail AL is available in three sizes for men and two for women, and the smaller bikes are fitted with smaller 650b wheels, to retain manoeuvrability. The price? €1,499. This is pretty damned reasonable, but do bear in mind that Canyon is an internet shop and you will be required to assemble the bike to a certain extent.

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