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    Canfield Nimble 9?

    I've been anxiously waiting for this bike to be released. Does anyone know the status?

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    Original Nimble thread...
    Nimble 9 - any news?

    Mention of it in this thread by cSquared...
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    It is True-
    The Nimble 9 is now in production-
    colors- black, blue, and green.
    should be coming out early 2011.
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    Should be here after the first of the year. SS only version sounds like next summer.
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    I want one too!


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    I couldn't wait, got a Yelli, I'm getting the SS when it's available ! Can't wait.

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    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
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    Why did you have to say that!

    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.
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    cant afford a custom short CS bike so I am eagerly awaiting the presale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.

    You should see how cool it is in real life. It comes to a point at the top- Not a wrap around poo blob. It is for looks- But why would we do anything like the rest of the industry. Canfield Brothers is all about innovation and unique sh$t.

    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    This needs to be settled with more Nimble 9 porn (More PICS). Especially since the change in the downtube mentioned in the Yelli thread!

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    Yep - more pics needed!!

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    I actually like the poo blob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin
    I actually like the poo blob.
    There's a word for that...

    Can't wait to see one. More specifically I can't wait to see one in my basement hanging next my Karate Monkey. A dedicated SS version is coming? With track dropouts?
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    I would like the poo blob on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    Got pics of that proto?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    ............................nm
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    nmnmn....
    Last edited by Enel; 01-13-2011 at 12:48 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Very appealing bike.....now, they only need an XL with a 25"+ ETT. Maybe the second run............
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    Any updated pics? Or more pics?
    How's the tire clearance, Clarence?

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    Tire clearance is good and like Chris said, that seat stay meets at a point so it looks fine. And I am one of those retarded people that care about the looks on the bike builds so it will work for most.

    2.4 RR on Flows fits with space to spare. I wish I had this clearance on my Pdox.

    Can't wait to see the final finals now. If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
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    If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
    Yeah - more info on weight would be good. How much for a medium?

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    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo.
    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?
    I would be careful with that...I heard that it was possible the Nimble 9 may spontaneously catch on fire if used with a rigid fork.

    I also read that the Nimble 9 rejected Jesus.
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    Chris and Lance build great bikes and if weight is a concern then you may want to look at something else. They want a bike that will last and thats what they have built. So the frame weight may be a pound more then the Yelli.
    Me and my Brother have been riding one of the proto's they built and it is still rock solid. No flex no sliping on the sliding drop outs.
    It will be well worth the wait.
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    Any news on the release date? I am patentially waiting to make the Nimble 9 my next bike.

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    i was waiting as well

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    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.
    Bummer, sorry to hear that this project has been so difficult.
    I'll keep checking in to see when they'll be in!

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    bummer...
    i might just get the yelli

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    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.
    I am excited for this bike. I am glad, though, I didn't wait to get a custom with nearly the same geometry though
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

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    Sea Otter Classic 2011 release?

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    maybe before mid april?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyc
    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

    The proto TT standover is not bad, but not great. That is with a 120mm fork and for someone on a large with a 32" inseam (6' tall). I am sure there have been tweaks though. You will probably need to wait until production if you are concerned about it and find one built up to try before you buy it anyway. Sick bike though.
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    *nudge*
    Anything?

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    i would like to see a photo of the frame alone.

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    Me too!

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    I read somewhere that the Nimble will have a design change or two from the original proto. The Canfields may not have a pic of the redesign that they want to make public yet.

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    According to a comment on their site, looks like late June on these.

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    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
    Not yet. I've heard there were going to be some changes from the prototypes, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a 44mm head tube here.

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    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17
    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    website says 1 1/8th nothing fancy...

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    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
    agreed. it doesn't take a crystal ball to realize that any 29er frame sporting even vaguely all-mtn geo and 120 mm or longer fork compatibility will either have compatibility w/ tapered steerer, or will get redesigned in the next year or so to have that compatibility.

    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
    It would depend on what forks I had laying around, but currently, they are pretty much all tapered, so agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
    I agree, unless your planning on running it full time with a steel rigid fork.
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    I'm so stoked for this frame! Anyone heard any new news on availability dates? I have the build ready to go! Hope the smalls don't sell out super fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer
    I'm so stoked for this frame! Anyone heard any new news on availability dates?

    They are super busy riding their wheels. Love the unbiased quote.

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    I'm in for one of these.

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    I got the following reply from the German seller a few days ago:

    "The Nimble 9 is actual in preproduction.
    We do not have a valid date yet, but hope in the next few weeks.
    So if you like, I can let you know, when the NIMBLE 9 is available.
    Just to inform you: We do have A LOT OF reservations on the upcoming NIMBLE 9 yet!
    So don't wait too long and reserve you a frame to be sure to get it!"

    So I preordered on after I read the email...

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    What's the latest on colors for this frame? I've heard black, gray, or brown and black, blue or green.

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    For anyone who is way smarter than me about geometry- how would the slack ht angle handle with a G2 fork set to 100mm? As far as I can figure, it'll "quicken" the steering, but I don't think by much. Am I far off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    For anyone who is way smarter than me about geometry- how would the slack ht angle handle with a G2 fork set to 100mm? As far as I can figure, it'll "quicken" the steering, but I don't think by much. Am I far off?

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    I have a G2 on my Yelli Sceamy....also tried a regular Fox.
    It is slightly different......very slightly.
    I've said it before...and I'll say it again: you will notice a bigger difference with a different sag than the G2 thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    I've said it before...and I'll say it again: you will notice a bigger difference with a different sag than the G2 thing
    Say it again! Say it again! Kidding...
    Thanks, this G2 fork is my first suspension fork in 8 years, so I don't really remember what the other offset (38mm) felt like.
    I kinda figured, by looking at the real difference in trail, that it might be inconsequential. Like I said, I just thought I'd run it up the flagpole for the smart fellers to ponder.

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    "Thanks, this G2 fork is my first suspension fork in 8 years, so I don't really remember what the other offset (38mm) felt like."

    I believe the 38mm offset would be quite a bit different from the G2, but I can't think of any newer forks that are made with it. Most new forks are around 46mm. I'm guessing that's the range themayor refers to.

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    my G2 fox fork is 52 offset i believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner
    my G2 fox fork is 52 offset i believe
    Yes, the G2 is quoted at 51mm or 52mm on the boards here, but a quick search would clarify for sure. Doesn't really matter for this discussion though. Close enough. From memory, most new Fox and Rockshox 29er forks are around 46mm. Older 29er forks were being made with a 38mm offset. I rode a Rockhopper with the 38mm offset. My Yelli has a newer Reba. I notice the difference between 38 and 46. I'm guessing the jump between 38 and 52 would be very noticable. Some riders might like, others not.

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    G2 offset is 51mm, although it's not like 1mm would matter. In fact, I'm leaning towards the school of thought that 8mm doesn't make a huge difference.
    Guitar Ted did a fork offset comparison on his site a couple of years ago.
    This question was asked out of curiosity, and, um, 'cause I'm excited about the Nimble 9, and wanted to talk about it.
    So there.

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    In an email from Sean at Canfield, he assured me that the G2 offset will not negatively affect the handling of the N9, in case anyone else was wondering.

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    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
    Bummer about the shipping and tax, but it makes sense for them to ship most of them directly from wherever they land. Perhaps email them about picking one up? They might be able to work with you on that. Unfortunately, since you're both in the same state, nothing can be done about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
    Do the frames exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Do the frames exist?
    Ahhhh... does anything truly exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    Bummer about the shipping and tax, but it makes sense for them to ship most of them directly from wherever they land. Perhaps email them about picking one up? They might be able to work with you on that. Unfortunately, since you're both in the same state, nothing can be done about that.

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    seems like they make more money shipping them than picking one up locally. they would not go for that.

    i was on the fence about this frame because of the really heavy weight and the high cost for a steel frame. the tax and shipping put it into the custom frame ballpark which is where i would rather go than pay that much for a frame i am only halfway excited about.
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    I'm only guessing here, but one of the brothers chimed in on mtbr sometime back expressing his frustration with finding a way to get the bike built...whether that means finding a builder or finding the materials at a cost that could be lived with I don't remember the Canfield's specifying. I know nothing about the frame building industry, other than what I read on here, but I think the silence on the matter means don't expect anything soon. I also seem to remember the number of frames being produced is 150. To me, that doesn't seem like much (Edit: so don't wait around to get one). Oilcanracer, what did the Canfield's say about frame due date to you? Why were they discussing shipping rates and whatnot when there's been no announcement concerning the bike's arrival? Please inform us.
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    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
    Thanks for clarifying.

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    The long, long wait is just about over, Nimble fans. If the Nimble 9 is anywhere near as good as my Yelli, then your collective patience is about to get seriously rewarded. I can't wait to see one in person...or better yet ride one.
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    OK, seriously, share where you can get a custom steel frame for around $650. Yes, price sounds abit higher compared to some and damned reasonable compard to others - SIR9 retails for $800 AFAIR. Lowest custom steel frame I know of will cost you about $950-$1k. Wish we had somewhat of a MTB scene down here, or the population to warrant a decent shop that might carry something like this.

    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    .................I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
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    seems like they make more money shipping them than picking one up locally. they would not go for that.

    i was on the fence about this frame because of the really heavy weight and the high cost for a steel frame. the tax and shipping put it into the custom frame ballpark which is where i would rather go than pay that much for a frame i am only halfway excited about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
    Dang, not 'til July, huh? Well, I guess it is what it is. Unless... Any chance of shipping them over on a jet boat?

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    We built up a medium Yelli then other day. Nothing crazy as far as parts. Good reliable parts. Weighed in a hair over 26 lbs. with DH style spd platforms. Everyone drooled over that bike for a while. Awesome geo. They are worth the wait.

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    Seat clamp size?

    On the US site it looks like a 29.8 mm clamp will fit (which is fine with me since I already have one on my other bike...) but on the German site it says 27.2 x 28.6 mm...?

    So can anyone please clarify...thanks!

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    Seat tube has 0.6mm thick walls, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    Seat tube has 0.6mm thick walls, perhaps?
    Sounds thin...?

    I guess that 29.8 is the correct number but hopefully someone can clarify. I already payed a deposit for the frame and would like to have everything ready for the build.

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    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
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    Very nice! Any news on getting these to uk via Progressive? I have not heard anything yet and would hate you to sell out....

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    SWEEEEET!!!

    Can't wait to get my hands on one!

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    And any more info on running it with rigid fork? Seen the photo of proto with Niner carbon - how did you get on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.

    i was quoted a higher price, plus tax, plus shipping. thats why i am going somewhere custom for 1,000.
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    Wow that's a big tire! I just broke my frame today so just waiting for them to get in and looking for more info about running it rigid

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
    Wow dissents fit, now you really have my attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
    I thought the production frame wasn't going to have the dropouts for singlespeed setup???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I thought the production frame wasn't going to have the dropouts for singlespeed setup???
    Well, it looks like it's just not a single speed specific set up for now.
    Derailleur hanger, ft. der. mount...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Well, it looks like it's just not a single speed specific set up for now.
    Derailleur hanger, ft. der. mount...

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    If this is the case I may revisit the preorder, I could be mistaken but i thought they said the sliders were no go on the production units

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    Do they really have all the colors listed for preorder? I only ask because they have an XL size listed as well, which I don't think really is available.

    Any examples of the colors?
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    Anybody going rigid on the Nimble9? What fork are you going to use?
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    Wow. It's like the Yelli Screamy and the Karate Monkey got together and had the most beautiful baby evar.
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    no more dog poo on the seat stay/ seat tube junction?
    disappointing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
    Thanks for the info. And a few more questions:

    - will the frame come with a SS specific dropout?
    - any idea about frame weight?

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    For everyones own info........The seat tube/top tube "dog doo" junction as its become known on the web is still there. (just goes to show you how little it is, & how clean it is in person). The NIMBLE in the pic is set up with a derail hanger and chain tensioner. There is plans to offer a SS drop out only if you want to loose the derail hanger. I believe it will cost a tiny bit extra. The adjustable sliders work really well. There is room to spare with those HUGE 2.5 wtb's. The colors for the frames with be GREEN, BLUE, and BLACK. I will try to see if there are pics of the color examples for all you guys ! I believe frame weight is around 5-5.5 lbs. Best way to get the color and size you want is to shoot the Bros. over an email and get on the pre-order list. No deposit required. What does everyone think?

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    Super excited, but a bit bummer (for purely selfish, impatient reasons...) that the shipping date has been bumped back to mid July. I know it'll be well worth it, but I gots a hundie on Labor Day weekend to train for.
    Sean, thanks to you and the Canfields for communticating with the unwashed masses. You do your company proud.
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    I might, but it'll be a fat front with an Enabler.
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    Yes. Yes it is.
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    no more dog poo on the seat stay/ seat tube junction?
    disappointing...
    Don't be disappointed. I know someone who can provide some that you can apply to the frame yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    *snip* The NIMBLE in the pic is set up with a derail hanger and chain tensioner. There is plans to offer a SS drop out only if you want to loose the derail hanger. I believe it will cost a tiny bit extra. The adjustable sliders work really well. There is room to spare with those HUGE 2.5 wtb's. *snip* What does everyone think?

    http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/frames/nimble-9

    some more info for you kids !
    Do the frames have a hidden tension screw? I couldn't see anything in the close-up, although I'm not sure how helpful they are unless they thread into the slider...

    What do I think? What do I think?!?

    I think I need one ASAFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
    Looks like we'll have to wait for Chromag or Cotic to deliver a long travel, steel 29er with a ZS 44mm head tube.

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