This article compares the Canyon Endurace and Trek Domane.
I’ll help you understand the bike model lineups, specifications, and suggested retail prices in USD. I’ll explain the carbon fiber technology (Canyon Carbon Fiber and Trek OCLV) and innovative frameset technologies on each bike.
The objective is to provide you with a clearer understanding of Canyon Endurace and Trek Domane.
|Canyon Endurace||Trek Domane|
|Type of bike||Endurance||Endurance|
|Frame material||CF SLX carbon|
CF SL carbon
|OCLV 800 carbon|
OCLV 500 carbon
|Frame sizes||XS, S, M, L, XL||44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64|
|Groupset||Shimano, SRAM (12-speed)||Shimano, SRAM (12-speed)|
|Brakes||Hydraulic disc||Hydraulic disc|
|Price (USD)||$2,699 to $7,899||$4,699 to $13,199|
The Canyon Endurace is an endurance bike. It’s designed for comfort over stiffness and performance. The frame geometry is more relaxed and puts the rider in a more upright position than the Canyon Aeroad.
Although designed for the tarmac, its 33mm wide tires have no problems tackling hardpacked gravel or dirt roads. Just make sure it’s not a single track.
Sits atop the Canyon Endurace lineup is the CFR, followed by CF SLX and CF at the bottom end.
|Model||Frame material||Groupset||Wheelset||Retail price (USD)|
|Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 eTap||CF SLX carbon||SRAM Red eTap AXS||DT Swiss ERC 1100||$7,899|
|Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2||CF SLX carbon||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2||DT Swiss ERC 1100||$7,899|
|Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 eTap||CF SL carbon||SRAM Force eTap AXS||DT Swiss ERC 1400||$4,999|
|Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Di2||CF SL carbon||Shimano Ultegra Di2||DT Swiss ERC 1400||$4,999|
|Canyon Endurace CF SL 7 eTap||CF SL carbon||SRAM Rival eTap AXS||DT Swiss Endurance||$2,999|
|Canyon Endurace CF 7 eTap||CF SL carbon||SRAM Rival eTap AXS||DT Swiss Endurance||$2,999|
|Canyon Endurace CF 7 Di2||CF SL carbon||Shimano 105 Di2||Fulcrum Racing 900||$2,699|
Canyon Endurace vs others
The Trek Domane is designed as an all-day endurance bike.
It can also be referred to as all-road as its wider tire clearance of up to 38c can tackle hard-packed gravel and cobblestones like those in the Paris-Roubaix race. Trek built the Isospeed dampening system in the front and rear to achieve this.
There are carbon and aluminum versions of the Domane. The SLR uses the higher grade, OCLV 800 carbon compared to the SL on the standard, OCLV 500 carbon.
The Trek Domane SL and SLR frames are also available separately for those after a custom-built bike.
|Model||Frame material||Groupset||Wheelset||Retail price (USD)|
|Trek Domane SLR 9 AXS||OCLV 800 carbon||SRAM Red eTap AXS||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37||$13,199|
|Trek Domane SLR 9||OCLV 800 carbon||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37||$12,749|
|Trek Domane SLR 7 AXS||OCLV 800 carbon||SRAM Force eTap AXS||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$9,699|
|Trek Domane SLR 7||OCLV 800 carbon||Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$8,549|
|Trek Domane SLR 6 AXS||OCLV 800 carbon||SRAM Rival eTap AXS||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$8,399|
|Trek Domane SLR 6||OCLV 800 carbon||Shimano 105 Di2 (R7100)||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$7,999|
|Trek Domane SL 7 AXS||OCLV 500 carbon||SRAM Force eTap AXS||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$7,499|
|Trek Domane SL 7||OCLV 500 carbon||Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37||$6,829|
|Trek Domane SL 6 AXS||OCLV 500 carbon||SRAM Rival eTap AXS||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25||$5,299|
|Trek Domane SL 6||OCLV 500 carbon||Shimano 105 Di2 (R7100)||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25||$4,699|
Canyon vs Trek carbon fiber
Canyon Carbon Fiber (CF)
Canyon’s innovative approach to bike design includes the utilization of advanced carbon fiber technology, resulting in performance-oriented bicycles that offer remarkable strength, reduced weight, and improved ride quality.
Canyon employs three main types of carbon fiber in their range of bikes; CFR, CF SLX, and CF SL, each offering unique benefits to cater to your needs and budgets.
- Canyon CFR (Canyon Factory Racing) Carbon is the top-tier carbon fiber used by Canyon, designed for maximum performance. Bikes built with CFR carbon are the lightest and stiffest in the Canyon line-up, favored by professional racers and serious enthusiasts alike. The CFR series represents the pinnacle of Canyon’s engineering prowess and innovation, employing state-of-the-art materials and advanced manufacturing techniques.
- Canyon CF SLX Carbon is a step below CFR, but it still offers exceptional performance characteristics. It used to be the highest-grade carbon in Canyon’s arsenal until the introduction of the CFR series. Bikes with CF SLX carbon frames provide a perfect balance of weight, stiffness, and comfort, making them highly versatile for a range of riding conditions.
- Canyon CF SL Carbon is the entry-level carbon fiber in Canyon’s range, but it still offers excellent performance. While it doesn’t quite match the extreme weight savings and stiffness of the CFR and CF SLX grades, CF SL frames are still impressively light and stiff, providing excellent performance for the value. Ideal for cyclists who desire a high-quality, performance-oriented bike without breaking the bank, the CF SL series is a testament to Canyon’s commitment to delivering value and performance.
Trek OCLV carbon
The OCLV (Optimum Compaction, Low Void) carbon is a proprietary carbon fiber manufacturing technology developed by Trek.
- Optimum Compaction refers to the heat and pressure applied during the curing process to squeeze out excess resin and ensure that the carbon layers are compacted to the optimal density.
- Low Void refers to the goal of reducing microscopic air pockets or voids that can occur in the carbon fiber and create weaknesses.
One of the key advantages of OCLV carbon is its ability to achieve an optimal balance between stiffness, strength, and weight. Trek engineers carefully tune the carbon layup and utilize varying modulus carbon fibers to create stiff frames in certain areas to maximize power transfer while maintaining compliance in other areas to enhance comfort and ride quality.
The OCLV carbon is available in 800 and 500 series.
- OCLV 800 is the highest-grade carbon fiber used by Trek. The carbon modulus is higher in OCLV 800, making it stiffer and lighter. The manufacturing process is more refined, using more advanced carbon and resins, leading to a bike frame that provides top performance levels for stiffness, weight, and strength. OCLV 800 is used in all models with SLR.
- OCLV 500 is a lower-grade carbon but still offers a high level of performance. It has a slightly lower carbon modulus, meaning it’s a bit less stiff and heavier than OCLV 800. OCLV 800 is used in all models with SL.
It’s worth noting that the different OCLV grades don’t only refer to the material itself, but also to the manufacturing techniques used to form the carbon fiber into bike frames. Higher-grade carbon requires more precise manufacturing techniques to take full advantage of its superior material properties.
Frameset technologies and innovations
Canyon Endurace and Trek Domane framesets incorporate advanced technologies to enhance their bikes’ performance and ride characteristics.
Here’s an overview of the technologies used in each bike model.
|CF SLX Carbon||Canyon’s CF SLX Carbon is an optimized carbon fiber that strikes the perfect balance between weight, stiffness, and compliance. It’s used to construct the high-performance models in the Endurace range, offering excellent ride quality and power transfer.|
|Sport Geometry||Unlike Pro Geometry, Sport Geometry caters more towards long-distance comfort rather than aggressive race position. It’s designed for the riders who are seeking both performance and comfort for longer rides.|
|Endurace System Complete||Following a similar design principle to the Ultimate, the Endurace is also developed as a complete system, incorporating all elements, from frame to fork, seat post, stem, handlebars, and spacers, during the design process. This integrated approach enhances performance and rider comfort, making the Endurace an ideal companion for endurance riders.|
|Aero Testing||Canyon uses sophisticated tools and technologies like wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to optimize the aerodynamics of the Endurace. By simulating air flow over the bike and fine-tuning the design based on these insights, Canyon ensures that the Endurace combines speed with long-distance comfort.|
|OCLV Carbon||Optimum Compaction, Low Void (OCLV). A carbon fiber technology used in Trek frames. Employs advanced layup techniques and precise carbon compaction to create lightweight, strong frames with a balanced blend of stiffness and compliance.|
Available in two grades; OCLV 800 and 500. A higher number indicates a higher grade carbon.
|H1.5 geometry||Trek’s geometry design that strikes a balance between aggressive racing positioning (H1) and rider comfort (H2). |
H1.5 geometry provides a slightly more relaxed riding position than the racier H1 geometry, making it suitable for a wider range of riders.
|IsoSpeed Technology||An innovative solution for improving rider comfort on rough surfaces. The IsoSpeed decoupler allows the seat tube to flex independently from the rest of the frame, increasing vertical compliance and smoothing road vibrations.|
|Project One||Trek’s customization program that allows riders to create personalized and unique bikes. |
With Project One, riders can customize various aspects of their bikes, including frame color, paint scheme, components, drivetrain, wheels, and other details.