There’s really not much to dislike about the Canyon Precede ON CF 8. However, for some people, the build process might feel a bit overwhelming due to the bike’s large packaging and the need for extra care when working with its carbon fiber frame. Tightening bolts, applying the correct torque, and using carbon fiber paste require some caution. But don’t worry, if Velofix Direct is available in your area, you can opt to have the bike delivered and professionally assembled, thanks to Canyon’s partnership with Velofix.
The stem and bars are integrated together as a single unit, which means you can’t upgrade them separately. However, the integrated system works well and its comfortable, and we don’t really see a reason to tinker with it. One thing to be mindful of is the kickstand’s placement. When rolling the bike backward, the spinning pedals tend to get caught on the stand. This isn’t much of a deal breaker for the bike, just something we noted when moving the bike around.
The Canyon Precede ON CF 8 does come with a more premium price tag of $4,299, which may exceed some budgets. But, for that price, you’re getting a truly exceptional bike at that price. Its remarkable quality and impressive features make it a worthy investment for those looking for a top-notch riding experience.