Getting the handling right on a rougher gravel road requires the proper emphasis being placed on the touch points, which is one reason why our new innovative cockpit is a core design feature for this bike. This handlebar is made to give you enough comfort when you are on dirt roads, to absorb all the micro bumps, to allow you the best, most comfortable riding position, and to give you additional support in the drops. Its optimised ergonomics make it super comfortable and it’s stiff as well. Similarly, the Canyon S15 VCLS 2.0 seat post with its spring leaf vertical flex will protect your backside from unwanted rough road vibrations. Though we have kept it simple by using no mechanical dampening elements, you will feel much less beaten up at the end of a long ride. Nevertheless, the handling will be sharp, enhanced by the responsive Canyon One One Four SLX Disc carbon fork combined with the DT Swiss C 1800 Disc wheelset. They are wrapped in the gravel gold standard Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Gravel tires for the perfect mix of traction and low rolling resistance. To ensure equally nimble handling across all sizes, the 2XS and XS come with 650b wheels so no compromises needed to be made in terms of geometry for the small riders. Since reliability necessarily plays a big role in successful gravel rides, equipping this Grail CF SL with Shimano Ultegra Di2 will give you access to the smoothest shifting and powerful disc braking so that you can always count on a top performance over the roughest roads miles from anywhere. And on a practical side, eyelets for fender mounts will help you stay dry in the foulest conditions. Buying the Grail CF SL 8.0 Di2 will help inspire you to explore those roads less travelled.