Canyon adds new Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD to 130mm line up

Cutting frame weight and adding strength, thanks to a new carbon layup

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Canyon adds super-light Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD to 130mm line up

It’s no secret that the designers over at Canyon like lightweight bikes. This time they took to the Neuron series and put this berm carver on a diet. This new ultra low-weight top model Neuron frame comes in at 250 grams less than the already light Neuron SF SL. This weight saving in the frame is due to the use of special 40T UD Carbon fibers, which also is also said to increase tensile strength. The full spec boasts a host of high-end parts, including the Shimano XTR 1X12 drivetrain and brakes.

With its 130 millimeters of suspension travel, the Neuron is exceptionally versatile and one of the most popular full suspension bikes in Canyon’s MTB portfolio. Capable of tackling everything from after-work trail sessions to multi-day stage races, this bike is nimble uphill yet not afraid to let it rip on descents. Now the family welcomes a new, ultra low-weight top model Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD at $6500.

The Neuron CF SLX frame weighs a mere 2,280 grams, this is 250 grams less than the already light Neuron CF SL. Thanks to its top-level spec with Shimano XTR 1×12 drivetrain and brakes, FOX Float DPS Factory shock, and FOX 34 Factory fork as well as DT Swiss XMC1200 carbon wheels, the Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD achieves a total weight of 25.7lbs (size M).

Canyon credits the 250-gram weight saving on the frame to the use of special 40T UD carbon fibers. Which at the same time further increases the tensile strength of the mainframe and rear triangle giving the frame an exceptional ride.

To pay tribute to this engineering achievement, the Canyon designers have given the CF SLX frame a unique finish. A minimally colored “Tinted Black” clear lacquer allows the rider a clear view of the carbon fiber structures on the top tube at all times.

With the newcomer, the Neuron family includes six models ranging from the aluminum Neuron AL 6.0 SL at $1999 through the carbon Neuron CF 9.0 SL at $4499 and up to this new Neuron CF SLX LTD at $6499.

For more information on the Neuron line and the new Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD check out

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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  • MrK says:

    Wow! That is an aggressive price. Full XTR, factory shocks, carbon rims, wow. I had my eyes on the LUX for the weight, but this bike could offer so much more.

  • Shawndh says:

    This is a really well spec’d bike for the price. It’s on par with prices from a decade ago. Great job Canyon!

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