Canyon releases a limited edition 125mm Spectral loaded with killer spec

Canyon Spectral 125 CF LTD
(Image credit: Boris Beyer)

Canyon has launched a new kitted-out version of its Spectral 125 trail bike. The platform stays the same, 140mm of suspension upfront and 125mm in the rear paired with aggressive geometry. However, with the LTD version, you get a whole host of clever componentry, namely RockShox Flight Attendant.

If you are unaware of what Flight Attendant is, it's essentially an electronic controller which adjusts the fork and shock as you ride with no rider input. Hit a climb and the suspension automatically stiffens for better-pedaling efficiency and when you drop into a descent the suspension opens back up.

The wizardry doesn't stop there either, to compliment the Flight Attendant equipped Pike Ultimate fork and Super Delux Ultimate shock the Spectral CF LTD is kitted out with SRAM's finest components. You get a SRAM XO1 groupset and a RockShox Reverb dropper post as well, which all use SRAM's wireless AXS system. That means the only two cables are the brake hoses, which are SRAM's Code RSC brakes.

The rest of the kit is suitably high-end including DT Swiss XMC 1501 wheels and tires from Maxxis Minion DHR II on the front and a Dissector on the rear, both in 2.4in.

Canyon Spectral 125 CF LTD

(Image credit: Boris Beyer)

Being the top of the range model, Canyon has given the Spectral CF LTD a special paint job. It features a flashy black and gold paint job, which Canyon calls 4Seasons, to let everyone know that you're on the top-of-the-range model.

All these gucci components mean this is the lightest Spectral 125 available, sitting at a claimed 13.40kg. The Spectral 125 CF LTD will be available in sizes S, M, L, and XL. The two smaller sizes should be available around the end of August while the two larger sizes will come by mid-September. The Spectral 125 CF LTD is only available from and priced at £7,099, there are currently no details as to whether this spec will be available in the US.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

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