Canyon Urban 7.0 review

Looking for a stylish and functional commuter bike for urban areas? The Canyon Urban could well be worth a look.

Canyon Urban 7.0 2016 hybrid bike-1
(Image credit: mike prior)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Best suited to short rides and flatter urban areas, the Canyon Urban 7.0 is good value and had superb, intelligent design. Ideal for those wanting a low maintenance form of urban transport that simply works

Reasons to buy
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    Ideal for shorter commutes and zipping around town

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    Great value

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    Well made and finished

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    Looks superb

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    Very low maintenance and functional

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    Intelligent spec

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not best suited to hilly areas

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    Twitchy handling when out of the saddle

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    Arguably too nice to lock up in most cities

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Canyon is best known for making performance bikes, used by athletes the world over. Not content with just making road and mountain bikes, the German brand has launched a range of bikes designed for commuting and travelling around urban areas.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.