Pro Bike Check: Fabien Barel's Canyon Strive AL 9.0 Race
We recently caught up with Fabien Barel at a Mavic press camp in France and checked out his new Canyon Strive AL 9.0 Race enduro bike.
The bike features 160mm of rear travel via their 270-degree box suspension platform.
Built-in sag meter!
So will all of you start stacking spacers after listening to Fabien?
Fox CTD adjusters on the bars.
SRAM's gorgeous XX1 rear cassette and derailleur.
Running a Fox 36 because you're out of shape is only something Fabien could get away with.
Fab is also running a 36 tooth front chainring on his SRAM XX1 setup for a quiet, efficient enduro gear range.
From concept to production, Fabien helped bring the Dfender to market.
A little coverage goes a long way, especially in often-wet conditions of Europe.
Aggressive knobs for Fabien on this trip.
SRAM X0 Trail brakes, front and rear.
We're excited to see Fabien tackle the Enduro World Series like he did the World Cup downhill circuit.
If anyone will be ready for all the challenges of the Enduro World Series, it will be Fabien. Merci, Fab!
Fabien for life. Though not available in the USA, you can visit the Canyon Bikes website for more info on this bike.
Photos by Brandon Turman and Jérémie Reuiller