The Canyon specifications are excellent and the reviews are always impeccable.
However at £1500+ they are bit much for most persons looking to buy a decent full sus, that is who isn't an aspiring professional DH MTB racer.
The frame I'm sure works very well, but the finish of it doesn't look as nice as a GHOST or CUBE.
In fact the Canyon reminds me of: AL CARTER
which were unequivocally great bikes that didn't have cheap ancillaries (Headsets, b/b, rims, seatposts, tyres, etc) and were an absoloute bargain price.
But you can't exactly say Canyon bikes are a bargain price can you.
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008