It is only two years since Canyon first introduced the Lux Trail, but the longer travel version of its XC race bike is already in for a full overhaul. And this is no minor revision. There is a new suspension layout, and so a new frame. There is also an interesting new take on the internal storage compartment.
With the changes, Canyon equips the new Lux Trail for endurance racing or big self-supported adventures well outside the confines of race tape.
2024 Canyon Lux Trail: What’s new?
The biggest changes come to the Lux Trail’s frame. Its rear linkage moves from the seat tube to a top-tube-mounted design. Canyon claims this change helps reduce stress on the pivots and shock hardware making the Lux Trail more durable in the long run. Rear-wheel travel stays at 115mm, with most models using a three-position damper adjustment on the shock to tune that travel for smoother or rougher terrain. The bike still ships with 120mm forks and comes in matching 29″ wheels only.
Canyon makes the Lux Trail one of the first cross country bikes to feature an internal storage compartment in the frame. This sets the trail version apart from the more weight-conscious Lux World Cup models which do not have this same compartment. The Lux Trail still straddles a line between endurance/adventure racing and just everyday speed and Canyon developed a frame storage system to match that purpose.
Canyon’s two stage system divides the storage into quick fixes and more involved repairs. The storage lid holds a CO2 cartridge which, in combination with a top-tube mounted multitool and tire plugs hidden in the bar ends, makes fixing flats quick. For larger problems, a tool pouch that slides into the downtube holds tire levers, tubes, more C02 cartridges or whatever else you think you need to keep rolling.
The Lux Trail also gets slightly revised geometry. Much like the latest version of the Lux World Cup, this means slacker head angle (relaxing by 0.5-degrees to 67) and a steeper seat tube angle (raising by 1.5-degrees to 76). All of this puts the rider in a more comfortable position for long days on the bike while adding more control at higher speeds and in unfamiliar or more challenging terrain.
Despite the added storage compartment, Canyon keeps the frame weight at 2,005 g for the CFR models and 2,164 for the CF models (both size medium)….