The Grail AL is, as the name suggests, an aluminium version of the brand's flagship gravel bike. It's designed with both adventure riding and gravel racing in mind, and we found the geometry perfectly suited to this and a lot of fun to ride.
The Grail comes with carbon forks, mudguard mounts and enough mounts to suit the majority of gravel riders; however, if you're looking for more mounts then Canyon's Grizl AL might be a better bet.
Canyon's Grail AL range starts at a modest £1,499 and goes all the way up to £2,199 for a bike specced with Sram Rival eTap AXS. We reckon this 7.0 model is the pick of the bunch though with a price tag of £1,799, an excellent Shimano GRX 810 double groupset (a new addition since our review), solid Dt Swiss gravel LN wheels, 40 mm Continental Terra Trail tyres and Canyon's own brand seatpost and cockpit. This brings the Grail AL 7.0 in at under 10kg, which is competitive for the price.