Canyon Commuter 4.0 review

Canyon's fully loaded commuter covers all bases

Canyon Commuter 4.0
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you are in the market for a reliable commuting bike then the Canyon Commuter 4.0 is a really good option. Out of the box there really is nothing to change and the full complement of accessories mean everything is thought about and covered for you. The ride is comfortable and relatively easy although the drag on the dynamo hub is something to be aware of at least for the first few months. It also represents great value for money when looking at the spec, however it might still be a little expensive if all you actually want it to do is take you to the station and spend most of its time locked up against railings.

Reasons to buy
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    Fully loaded spec

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    Comfortable ride

Reasons to avoid
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    Drag from dynamo hub

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    Is £999 too much for a commuter?

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When a brand uses the name 'Commuter' for a range of bikes you can be pretty assured as to whom it is aimed at. Comprising of six models split over two very different frame designs, Canyon's Commuter range has high spec and high reliability at its core to ensure the regular rider won't be let down. The Canyon Commuter 4.0 on test sits near the middle of the range and represents probably the best value for money of the lot.

The frame

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.