The Canyon Lux CF bike with which Van der Poel has won the European XCO Championship 2019

Mountain bike 31/07/19 12:00 Migue A.

The Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel has become European XCO Champion in Brno, Czech Republic. A new title that adds this season on mountain bike after winning the Nove Mesto World Cup and several Short Track events. This was the Canyon Lux CF bike with which Van der Poel competed in Brno.

Van der Poel's Canyon Lux CF bike for the European XCO Championship in detail

Just a year ago we saw for the first time this Canyon Lux CF model. This full suspension Canyon is one of the most versatile mountain bikes on the market for its good performance in both XCO and XCM races. In addition, its geometry supports carrying 2 bottle cages. 

Van der Poel competed with the number 4 in Brno


But focusing on the model that Van der Poel rided in the European Championship, it should be noted that the colors of the Netherlands flag were no longer visible in his painting, it was white with black details. This happens because Van der Poel is not the national champion of his country this year. He did not participated at the national event to be 100% in this European Championship.

The new tie rod of the Canyon Lux CF has allowed changing the geometry of this mountain bike to adapt to new trends
Few mountain bikes with full suspension allow to mount 2 bottle cages. Normally Van der Poel only rides with one because of the type of races in which he competes. Both the shock absorber and the fork are maded by Fox
The Brno circuit combined technical areas with track sections where you could go fast, that's why Van der Poel chose these mixed Maxxis tires
New Shimano XTR bushings

Shimano XTR brakes and white Supacaz grips to match the color of the bike
Van der Poel has been faithful to the comfort of Selle Italia saddles for some years now
Van der Poel is a Shimano cyclist and in MTB he rides the new Shimano XTR M9100 group

We recently heard Mathieu Van der Poel say that Canyon bicycles are the best. But seeing him win as he does for sure that more than one will think that in his case "the suit does not make the man".



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La Canyon Lux CF con la que Van der Poel ha ganado el Campeonato de Europa 2019