man in spandex shorts and gray shirt riding canyon Grizl gravel bike down a trail

Canyon Unveils Grizl ‘Do-Anything’ Gravel Bike

Like to ride gravel? Like to ride more than gravel? There’s a new steed in town you should see.

Canyon’s 2018 Grail model gravel bike has been a staple for the brand for a while. But there’s a whole lotta riders out there, and the Grail might not fit them all. Today, the German bike manufacturer offers a new model and build options for any gravel the Grail won’t tackle.

Meet the Grizl.

neon pink and crisp new Canyon Grizl gravel bike on dirt and gravel trail

Canyon’s Grizl features bigger tires, a new drop bar design, more mounting options for bags, and a few new spiffy gravel-specific components. Canyon calls it the “ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere, all-you-might-ever-need gravel bike.”

Basically, the rougher the gravel, the better.

Canyon Grizl Features

  • Canyon Gravel Pro geometry
  • Suspension fork compatible
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Tubeless ready w/45mm rubber tires standard / clearance for 50 mm
  • Two fork mounts, a top tube mount, and a third bottle cage mount beneath the down tube
  • Shimano GRX groupset (1x and 2x options)
  • Bigger variety of build options than Grail

“In the name of maximum versatility and all-round capability,” says Canyon, the Grizl is also packed with a range of progressive components and features unprecedented on a Canyon gravel bike. There’s internal routing for full dropper post compatibility, and the Grizl is also both 1x and 2x compatible.

Lastly, another customization tailored to harder-core gravel riders is Canyon’s new bike packs, tailored to the Grizl. The Apidura x Canyon Packs are lightweight, waterproof, tailored for gravel, and available now.

The Grizl frame comes in six models — 5 SL models and 1 ultralight SLX model (950g frame). Grizl frames range from 2XS to 2XL, starting at $2,199 up to $4,899 for the race-designed SLX. Learn more here.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.