Canyon Torque 2019 AL vs. CF

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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ReactiveE
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by ReactiveE

Hi,
I´m considering new Torque and cannot decide. Which one to order?

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/mountain-b ... groesse=XL aluminium 15,7kg

or

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/mountain-b ... groesse=XL carbon 14,8kg

Is the CF version worth the £470 price difference? Weight difference should be 900g which I don´t know could be real because components are pretty much the same weight.

Thanks a lot.

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

Only you can decide if it is worth it.

In effect you are carrying almost an entire bag of sugar or a litre of Pepsi up every hill. In UK sugar is sold in 1kg bags.

If you can afford it then buy the carbon frame.

I don't think many has ever said I wish I had downgraded.

mattr
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by mattr

Can you save that kilo elsewhere with the 470 you save and selling the bits you swap?

My Scale 20 was lighter than the RC by the time I'd finished updating, cost me around 1200 euros less from what I can remember and had all the parts I wanted on it. Not the ones Scott wanted on it.

ReactiveE
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by ReactiveE

I have XX1 Eagle groupset, Fox 36 Grip2 and DT M1700 wheels ready to be installed so there´s room to shave some weight.
But if it´s true that CF frame is 900g less, I´d say it may be worth it considering the CF version is now discounted while AL isn´t...
My other theory is the CF may be stiffer too.

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