Canyon Precede:ON CF 9 ST review

A stylish high-end e-bike with automatic transmission, and all the comforts for an enjoyable ride through the city

Canyon Precede:ON CF 9 ST
(Image credit: Canyon)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Canyon Precede:ON CF 9 ST has been built for a rider with disposable income, who is looking for something uber stylish for when they arrive at their lunch meet in a socially responsible way. The Precede:ON is an efficient automatic transmission city bike that performs well in multi-terrain settings whether for utility or for leisure purposes thanks to a powerful motor and control panel. With built-in accessories such as lights, mudguards, rack and kick-stand all the trappings are there to make for a comfortable ride with style, though they do limit the range and add to the weight so this is an e-bike for shorter journeys.

Reasons to buy
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    Stylish finish

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    Efficient motor

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    Automatic gear changes

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    Built-in lights

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited range

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Canyon's Precede:ON arrived amid great expectations. After all, it won the German Design Award for 2021 and offers what the brand says is the first automatic and continually-variable shifting system, as well as a completly cable free outward aesthetic.

The Precede:ON CF 9 ST is available in two guises: either step-over or step-through. Measuring in at 165cm, I tested size Small step-through model.

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