Canyon Grail:ON CF 7 review: a superb value and innovative e-powered gravel machine

Now the cycling world is turned on to electrification of the mountain, trail and downhill bike, it seems manufacturers are keen to push the technology further. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Grail:ON CF 7 uses largely the same carbon frame, geometry and design as the CF SL 7, but uses a large 500Wh battery and a Bosch CX motor. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The chunky carbon frame and "double-decker" handlebars instantly attract attention wherever the Grail:ON goes. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The innovative cockpit isn't just for show, as its carbon bar packs plenty of flex to soak up lumps in the road and technical terrain. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Bosch motor can easily be programmed to offer as little or as much of its 85NM torque as you want. This is all done via a small screen mounted to the bars. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Even the seat post is clever, using a leaf spring set up to reduce weight but increasing the amount of flex, thus making it more comfortable. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Slip it into Sport or Turbo and it really flies, accelerating rapidly from a standstill and offering power up to the standard e-bike 15.5mph mark. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Shimano's GRX mechanical powertrain takes care of the gears and the Japanese brand also provides powerful stopping power with hydraulic disc brakes. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Grail:ON CF 7 represents excellent value for money and when you tot up the components used and the cost of rivals, it becomes one very tempting proposition. (image credit: The Gear Loop)