The new Canyon Neuron:ON e-MTB gets more travel, more power and all new carbon frames

Canyon Neuron:ON CF
The Canyon Neuron:ON CF is adventure ready (Image credit: Canyon)

Fresh from the recent boost of its ON e-MTB range with the new and updated Strive, Torque and Grand Canyon e-MTB models. Canyon now continues its assault on the best electric mountain bike market with the all-new Neuron:ON CF. That they say is its most adventure-ready e-MTB to date.

Canyon has redesigned the entire bike from the ground up to make the Neuron:ON CF a true adventure electric mountain bike. The German brand says the Neuron:ON is more than capable of handling any terrain, will efficiently deal with any climb, and deliver power to deal with any obstacle. The Neuron:ON also has improved range to allow riders to go beyond the map and back again, whilst being comfortable and light enough not to weigh its rider down. We had a look at the new range to find out what's new on the Canyon Neuron:ON CF.

Rider climbing on the Canyon Neuron:ON CF

Canyon says the Neuron:ON will efficiently deal with any climb (Image credit: Canyon)

Frame, geometry and power

Aluminum was the only option on the previous models of the Neuron:ON and aluminum options remain, but Canyon says the highlight of the latest generation is the new full-carbon frames. Increased strength and a substantial weight reduction have been achieved using intricate, all-new carbon layup schedules and delivers an efficient frame architecture, with a claimed weight saving of two kilograms compared to the previous aluminum model.

As mentioned the Canyon Neuron:ON has been completely reworked from the ground up, with the aim of making it more capable and fun on the downs and more efficient on the ups. Canyon therefore has increased the suspension travel to 140mm up front which they say will increase the Neuron:ON CF’s off-road capability, and comes from either Fox or RockShox depending on model chosen.

Close up on the Bosch Performance Line CX High-Torque Drive Unit on the Canyon Neuron:ON CF

Bosch Performance Line CX High-Torque Drive Unit delivers the power (Image credit: Canyon)

Geometry changes are all aimed to deliver extra rider confidence and depending on the frame size means the reach has grown by between 10 and 45mm and the head angle has slackened by 1 to 2 degrees. Standover height is reduced, again depending on frame size, by 15 to 19mm, which now means that the bike can handle even longer dropper posts, boosting the descending capabilities of the Neuron:ON CF.

Additional geometry tweaks have been added to boost climbing ability with the chainstays growing between 10 to 15mm, and the seat tube angle steepened by 1.5 to 2 degrees, again depending on frame size, but aimed Canyon adds to increase balance and move rider weight forward for a better, more efficient climbing position. 

Canyon Neuron:ON CF has geometry changes

The Canyon Neuron:ON CF has had a major redesign (Image credit: Canyon)

Finally, the Canyon Neuron:ON CF is now exclusively rolling on 29-inch wheels and is powered by the fourth and latest generation of the Bosch Performance Line CX High-Torque Drive Unit. It's powered by Bosch PowerTube batteries with a capacity of up to 750Wh, which Canyon says delivers plenty power with 85Nm of torque. The Neuron:ON CF 7 has the option of a 625Wh or 750Wh battery, the larger option adding £200 / €200 to the price tag, with all other models in the range having a 750Wh battery as standard.

Canyon Neuron:ON CF being ridden downhill

The ability to accommodate longer dropper posts boosts the descending capabilities of the Neuron:ON CF (Image credit: Canyon)

Connectivity and security

Phone screen showing the Bosch eBike Flow app on the Canyon Neuron:ON CF

The eBike Alarm automatically activates and tracks the Canyon Neuron:ON CF (Image credit: Canyon)

The Neuron:ON CF connects to the digital world via the Bosch eBike Flow app and will connect riders to their bike, which enables riders to configure motor settings, navigate and plan routes via Komoot and even keep the bike safe. The bike also offers comprehensive anti-theft and bike tracking functions via the built-in Bosch ConnectModule and eBike Flow app. 

The ConnectModule and app work together to turn the rider’s smartphone into a digital key to their e-bike. The eBike Alarm automatically activates as soon as the bike is turned off and will emit alarm signals if movement is detected. Should the bike be moved significantly, the system will instantly notify its owner via their smartphone, with prolonged movement automatically starting the tracking function.

The Bosch ConnectModule is pre-installed in all Neuron:ON CF models and includes a free 12-month subscription to the eBike Alarm function following activation. The subscription automatically ends after the free 12-month period unless it’s renewed for €4.99 per month or €39.99 per year.

Canyon Neuron:ON CF availability, pricing and spec

The Neuron:ON CF range is available now priced at $TBC / £5,349 / €5,599 for the Neuron:ON CF 8 and the Neuron:ON CF 7 at either $TBC / £4,599 / €4,799 with a 625Wh battery option or $TBC / £4,799 / €4,999 with the 750Wh battery. Further information can be found at canyon.com.

Canyon Neuron:ON CF 8

Neuron:ON CF 8 side on

The Canyon Neuron:ON CF 8  (Image credit: Canyon)
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron:ON CF
  • Fork: Fox 34 Performance GRIP, 140mm
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, 140mm
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore XT 12-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano M8100, M8120
  • Wheels: DT Swiss HLN350
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic
  • Price: $TBC / £5,349 / €5,599

Canyon Neuron:ON CF 7

Neuron:ON CF 7 e-MTB

The Canyon Neuron:ON CF 7 (Image credit: Canyon)
  • Frame: Canyon Neuron:ON CF
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Base, 140mm
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select R Shock, 140mm
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 625Wh or 750Wh
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 12-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano M6100, M6120
  • Wheels: Iridium 30
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic
  • Price: $TBC / £4,599 / €4,799 (625Wh battery), $TBC / £4,799 / €4,999 (750Wh battery)
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm