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The 'hoverbar' is here to stay, as Canyon unveil their 2020 Grail CF SL and SLX range...

Canyon have refreshed their Grail gravel bike line-up for 2020, with the carbon CF SL and SLX models getting fresh paint jobs and new specs... and don't worry, your favourite double-decking 'hoverbar' still features throughout the whole range. 

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Canyon have recognised the demand for more off-road-friendly gearing on gravel bikes, and have incorporated SRAM Eagle cassettes and wider ranging components from Shimano's new GRX groupset on the new models. The GRX chainset size options will be 48/31 and 46/30 coupled with 11/34 cassettes, while if you prefer SRAM's 1x drivetrains you can opt for a 10-50t Eagle cassette with a 42 tooth chainring. 

The frame and its geometry remain the same albeit with the fresh colours, and Canyon's unique Grail carbon handlebars (now just called the not-quite-so-alarming 'CP07 Gravelcockpit CF') feature on all nine models for 2020. Canyon have specced Schwalbe's 40 mm G-One Bite tyres, with various gravel-specific, tubeless-ready wide rims from DT Swiss and Reynolds. 

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The Grail CF SLX 8.0 with SRAM Force eTap is priced at £4,549, and with Shimano's new GRX gravel-specific groupset with Di2 shifting it's £4,299. The CF models start at £2,049 with mechanical GRX in both the CF SL 7.0 and women-specific CF SL 7.0 WMN versions, going up to £3,249 with SRAM Force eTap. If you want the non-holey version of the Grail with a standard drop bar, Canyon offer their Grail AL 6.0 and AL 7.0 with 1x or 2x gearing options, starting at £1,099. 

Head over to Canyon's website to browse all their Grail options... 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017 having previously being Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine, and reports on all things tech as well as editing road.cc's live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.