Chasing Trail Bike Perfection: The Evolution of the Canyon Spectral
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Today I’m joined by Leo Malmeryd, the lead engineer behind the latest evolution of the Canyon Spectral. Leo will be sharing insights into the meticulous development process that brought forth this new iteration of the Spectral, as they take an evolutionary approach in search of trail bike perfection. But that's not all – I’m hitting the trails with Jonny Matthews, to put the new Canyon Spectral through its paces. Together, we'll compare its performance against its predecessor, which we both loved, unraveling the subtle yet impactful changes that Leo and his team have crafted. Get ready for a thrilling ride as we explore the intersection of engineering prowess and real-world trail experience. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Leo and then at around 50mins you can hear mine and Jonny's experience on the trail. You can watch this episode on the Downtime YouTube channel here. You can check out the new Canyon Spectral on Canyon's website here. Podcast Stuff Supporting Partners Shimano Shimano have launched an awesome new range of gravity focussed footwear that you can find at I've been using the highly acclaimed GF8 GTX which is a perfect flat pedal shoe for wet/cold conditions. We Are One Composites We Are One make incredible wheels, it's that simple. If you want some We Are One in your life, then for the month of February, Downtime listeners can get 20% off site wide (excluding bikes and frames) using the code 'DowntimeFebruary2024' at Canyon Check out Canyon's version of the perfect trail bike, the brand new Spectral, by heading to the Canyon website Patreon I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here. Merch If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at Newsletter If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at Follow Us
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