For the challenge or the camaraderie, to disengage or simply get out and have fun on bikes, more women are taking to the trails. Across all disciplines, we’re committed to offering every rider the right tool for the job. Applying an in-depth knowledge of female and male anatomical differences attained from developing successful women’s-specific Road and Fitness lines, the target was set to release the full potential of Canyon mountain bikes for female riders, starting with the launch of the all-new Spectral WMN.
A 140 mm full suspension trail bike, the Spectral WMN is made for more. More precision, more control, and more agility thanks to dialled geometries, tuned suspension and perfect fit. Most importantly though, they’re made for more of the good stuff that makes any rider want to get out there.
The cornerstone to developing the Spectral WMN lay in the ability to analyze the anatomical data of over 68,000 female riders worldwide thanks to Canyon’s online sizing tool, the Perfect Positioning System. This data enables Canyon’s engineers to take the guesswork out of determining the key differences between male and female riders when it comes to body size and proportions, findings that were then used to shape the geometry and fit for each bike. Offering riders one of the broadest size ranges on the scene is key. With the addition of a new 2XS frame size, female riders between 148 cm and 179 cm now have four distinct frame sizes available to them.
When it comes to riding dynamics, the Spectral WMN excels where it matters most: on the trail. Thorough research pointed to three key areas that could enhance control for female riders. Adapting reach by making the frames slightly shorter creates a less outstretched, more balanced position on the bike. Low top tubes reduce standover height for extra room to maneuver. Finally, lower bottom bracket heights for smaller frame sizes mean every rider experiences a more planted feel on the trail from a lower center of gravity.
Beyond geometry and fit, we went the extra mile to bring the rider closer to the bike. The suspension on the Spectral WMN features a new leverage curve engineered with extra responsiveness at the start of the stroke to reflect the lower weights of female riders.
Three different models of the Spectral WMN are available in the USA: one full carbon CF 9.0 SL $5999, one with carbon front and aluminum rear triangle CF 8.0 $4999, and one with full aluminum frame AL 6.0 $2499. All models are available to order from canyon.com.