More downcountry but still just as fast – Canyon release an all-new 2024 Lux Trail

Canyon Lux Trail
Brand new Canyon Lux Trail (Image credit: Roo Fowler)

Canyon has announced they are releasing a brand new Canyon Lux Trail. The Lux Trail still shares some DNA with the Lux World Cup but has been completely redesigned into what Canyon describes as an Ultra-capable XC bike.

Canyon's range has always had room for a marathon / downcountry bike to nestle between their World Cup-winning cross-country bikes and longer travel trail bikes. A couple of years ago the first Canyon Lux Trail was released, which took a slacker longer front end and bolted it to a Lux rear end. The bike couldn't shake its classic XC roots though and as a result, it couldn't compete with the fun but fast downcountry bikes.

Canyon appears to continue to lean into the performance side of downcountry, aiming the Lux Trail at the marathon/FKT (Fastest Known Time) market. The good news is it looks as though they took Guy Kesteven's criticisms (from his Canyon Lux Trail review) on board, as the new version addresses many of the sticking points that he found held it back from being a proper rowdy downcountry bike. 

Canyon Lux Trail being ridden by Neil Phillips

The Lux Trail is designed to handle the wide variety of terrain found on long distance MTB routes (Image credit: Roo Fowler)

Starting with the numbers, the geometry has received an overhaul. The seat tube has been steepened to 76 degrees and the head tube has been slackened a touch to 67 degrees. Travel has also been tweaked, keeping the 120mm up front but adding an extra 5mm to the rear to give it 115mm of travel. 

The suspension system itself has been updated as well, it still has the rough layout of the Lux World Cup but Canyon has added a hanging rocker to give the bike better small bump sensitivity. The shock has three modes, that are actuated by a grip shift, giving the riders the option of Open, Pedal, or Locked mode. The shocks are also tuned based on the frame size (XS to M and for L and XL) which should give a more consistent feel for all riders.

Canyon Lux Trail shock detail

Shock linkage has been updated for better small bump compliance (Image credit: Roo Fowler)

The Lux Trail will only be available in carbon frames and come in either CF or the premium CFR levels. Canyon quotes the CF frame weight at 2,164g while the CFR is 1,996g.

Canyon has sweated over the details too. Every frame size has space for two water bottles and all bikes come with size-specific dropper post travel and cockpit dimensions.

Canyon Lux Trail being ridden on a trail

Canyon has added loads of size specific details to cater for riders of all heights (Image credit: Roo Fowler)

Canyon has added plenty of neat storage for accessories. For quick access, there is a mini-tool under the top tube, a CO2 canister attached to the inside of the downtube storage cover, and tire plugs in the bar ends. For bigger repairs, there's downtube space for the Canyon Load Pouch (€19.95) where you can keep tubes, levers, more CO2, and any other spares that you might need along the way.

The tools are sold separately so you can build your own repair kit, or you can buy a complete Lux Trail Tool Bundle for €112.14.

Canyon Lux Trail being ridden on a trail

Canyon will only offer the Lux Trail in carbon, coming in CF or CFR versions (Image credit: Roo Fowler)

Availability, pricing and specification

The Lux Trail is available in six models. Two CFR models: Lux Trail CFR LTD and Lux Trail CFR. And four CF models: Lux Trail CF 9, 8, 7, and 6. The new Lux Trail is available now on Canyon.com. Some bad news if you're in the US and fancy the premium CFR frame, as the CFR models and the CF 6 model are not available in the US.

Keep reading to see the full Canyon Lux range.

Canyon Lux Trail CFR LTD

Canyon Lux Trail CFR LTD

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CFR Trail
  • Shock: Rock Shox SIDLuxe Ultimate Remote, 115mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Ultimate 3-Position Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX Eagle AXS Transmission, 12sp
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate
  • Bar / Stem: Canyon CP0037 integrated bar and stem
  • Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb AXS 
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Pro
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, four-pot with 180mm (f) / two-pot with 160mm (r)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC1200
  • Tires: Maxxis Rekon 3C Exo 2.4 / Maxxis Rekon Race Dual Exo 2.35
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 11.66 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $N/A / £8,099 / €8,499

Canyon Lux Trail CFR

Canyon Lux Trail CFR

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CFR Trail
  • Shock: FOX Float SL Factory Remote, 115mm
  • Fork: FOX 34 Stepcast Factory Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR, 12-speed, 12sp
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR
  • Bar / Stem: Canyon CP0037 integrated bar and stem
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer SL Factor
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Pro
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR two-pot,180mm /160mm rotors
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC1200
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph SR TLE EVO 2.35 / Schwalbe Wicked Will SR TLE EVO 2.4
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 11.25 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $N/A / £6,699 / €6,999

Canyon Lux Trail CF 9

Canyon Lux Trail CF 9

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CF Trail
  • Shock: Rock Shox SIDLuxe Select+ Remote, 115mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Select+ Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission, 12sp
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate
  • Bar / Stem: Race Face Ride bar and stem
  • Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb AXS 
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Pro
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Silver Stealth, four-pot with 180mm (f) / two-pot with 160mm (r)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC 1501 Spline S12
  • Tires: Maxxis Rekon 3C Exo 2.4 / Maxxis Rekon Race Dual Exo 2.35
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 12.45 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $5,799 / £5,449 / €5,699 or $5,799

Canyon Lux Trail CF 8

Canyon Lux Trail CF 8

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CF Trail
  • Shock: FOX 34 SC Performance Elite, 115mm
  • Fork: FOX Float SL Performance Elite Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano DEORE XT M8100, 12sp
  • Shifters: Shimano DEORE XT M8100
  • Bar / Stem: Race Face Ride bar and stem
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer SL Performance Elite
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Sport
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR two-pot,180mm /160mm rotors
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC 1700 Spline
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph SG TLE EVO 2.35 / Schwalbe Wicked Will SR TLE EVO 2.4
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 12.48 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $4,799 / £4,499 / €4,699 or $4,799

Canyon Lux Trail CF 7

Canyon Lux Trail CF 7

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CF Trail
  • Shock: FOX 34 SC Performance Elite, 115mm
  • Fork: FOX Float SL Performance Elite Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, 12sp
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX M7100
  • Bar / Stem: Race Face Ride bar and stem
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer SL Performance Elite
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Sport
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7100,180mm /160mm rotors
  • Wheels: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph SG TLE EVO 2.35 / Schwalbe Wicked Will SR TLE EVO 2.4
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 12.48 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $3,799 / £4,499 /  €3,699 or $3,799

Canyon Lux Trail CF 6

Canyon Lux Trail CF 6

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  • Frame: Canyon Lux CF Trail
  • Shock: FOX 34 SC Performance Elite, 115mm
  • Fork: FOX Float SL Performance Elite Remote, 120mm
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano DEORE M6100, 12sp
  • Shifters: Shimano DEORE M6100
  • Bar / Stem: Race Face Ride bar and stem
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer SL Performance Elite
  • Saddle: Ergon SM10 Sport
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7100,180mm /160mm rotors
  • Wheels: DT Swiss AM LN 370
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph SG TLE EVO 2.35 / Schwalbe Wicked Will SR TLE EVO 2.4
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Weight: 13.10 kg (claimed)
  • Price: $N/A / £3,199 / €3,299
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.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg