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    Mmm Timewarp

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    And scene.......





    Canfield Nimble9 small/electric lime, chainstays at longest to start
    Full 2x10 XT w/175mm cranks and two drive-side washers(have gold King coming)
    Formula The One brakes 180/160
    Reba RLT ti 120mm push'd
    King/Arch/Champ wheelset built with single butts for stiffness
    Maxxis Beaver 29x2.0 gotta try and see if they will work in re: cushioning, they just have so much grip I have to give them a shot, there is almost enough room in the chainstays for TWO of them sidexside
    Chromag Ranger 80mm stem
    Chromag Fubar OS
    ODI Ruffian(have gold clamps coming)
    Eriksen sweetpost with a little lay-back becuase I had it laying around and it fit
    Salsa flip-lock gold
    Green jagwire full housings with gold jagwire bits
    Fizik Gobi

    No idea how much weighs, it is a steel hard-tail so, I don't really care too much, I would guess around 25lbs with the 500gr Beaver's on it, I would pick up a pound plus if I go to the my 2.4 Ardent instead. I was going to do gold King hubs but, I pussed out and a riding buddy has gold already so, I went with basic black, once the gold King BB and gold lock-on clamps come it will be done 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat View Post


    Maxxis Beaver 29x2.0 ... there is almost enough room in the chainstays for TWO of them sidexside

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    Sure looks like you could squeeze two of them in there.

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    What are the chances of this frame getting made in an extra large?

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    There is rumor of an XL frame, but all I have seen is on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat View Post
    Jay, I will do my best to take care of this for you in the next day or, two. I am going to ride it with the Reba at 120 and see how it does. If It handles alright climbing some of the goat-hills around here, I will gladly leave it at that for the downs.

    Hey -any chance to get WB measures yet? How are you liking the size? thanks!

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    Size seems about right, I have an 80mm stem on it to test. I typically ride a small-size Niner and this feels pretty darn similar, I feel like I am sitting directly over the BB on the Nimble9 and I really like that feeling. I will probably be slamming the stem also. Like all 29ers at 120mm of travel it feels tall in the front so, the stem might be the solution. I will get the WB measured up for you tonight

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    Looks like 43.25" with the Reba set at 120mm. That is with the drops in their longest position, center-center on the axles.

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    I'm demoing a Nimble 9 I might buy. Ripping around the 'hood has been fun, but tomorrow night I'll hit the trails for real and see how she handles.

    I moved the sliders to about 50% adjustment for the test ride.
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    Looks sweet, except that Brooks looks out of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Looks sweet, except that Brooks looks out of place.
    It's comfortable and you can't see it when my fat ass is on the bike...
    Safe riding,

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    I've got a B17 on my fixed roadie. Just looks a bit off on a MTB is all. But you are right-- they are comfy.

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    Granted, I'm biased (3 Brooks saddles,) but I don't think that B17 is too outta place. I prefer the Swifts and Professional (cut to the Swift profile) I have both for fit and aesthetics, but that's not too bad.
    Hope you're ready to buy that bike, vikb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Granted, I'm biased (3 Brooks saddles,) but I don't think that B17 is too outta place. I prefer the Swifts and Professional (cut to the Swift profile) I have both for fit and aesthetics, but that's not too bad.
    Hope you're ready to buy that bike, vikb!

    Los
    Thanks. I read up all the Nimble 9 reviews I could find last night and they are good. Bike fits well and I like my neighbourhood test ride. If the riding on our local trails tonight goes well I'll probably buy the frame - I've got a load of parts I can use to build it up.

    If you don't count my Surly Pugsley this will be my first 29er...
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    get the checkbook out now. You will want to buy it after getting it in the dirt.

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    heres mine.
    med frame
    fox RLC 32
    C2 wheelset/tubless ra ra's
    xt 2x10 drivetrain
    elixer 5 brakes
    thomson stem and post
    king headset
    25.4 lbs
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    bye bye nimble

    I posted on here a bit ago about some fit issues on my nimble. I decided yesterday on my ride that I was not happy and am getting rid of it. I am either building up my khs again or trying that new steel kona. So if you all know of anyone interested in a small nimble black, I am letting mine go CHEAP!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottendan View Post
    heres mine.
    med frame
    fox RLC 32
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    xt 2x10 drivetrain
    elixer 5 brakes
    thomson stem and post
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    25.4 lbs
    That looks SWEET. I like the black and white combo. Are the wheels Carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez View Post
    So I got my nimble 9 friday and had it built up that night it went together with no set backs. First thing I thought was I'm glad I went with the large because this is a small frame compared to my SIR 9. Actuall top tube length is only 23" and set tube length is 18.5".
    Based on those measurements I'd say you got a medium frame not a large...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasfast View Post
    That looks SWEET. I like the black and white combo. Are the wheels Carbon?
    thanks! the wheelset is canfeilds C2 and they are not carbon. only got about 20 mi on them so the jury is still out. nice smooth action on the freehub though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Based on those measurements I'd say you got a medium frame not a large...
    I'm assuming he has a Large, but measured actual TT and just the seat tube (not BB to top of ST).

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    My bro lemme borrow an old Reba. Definitely a little more forgiving. Bike works awesome for bikepacking too.
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    Very nice, but I'm a little disappointed that someone else bikepacked with theirs first!
    Good to know it worked well- looks like you're using a similar setup to what I have planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Very nice, but I'm a little disappointed that someone else bikepacked with theirs first!
    Good to know it worked well- looks like you're using a similar setup to what I have planned.

    Los
    +1 - when I was demoing the Nimble 9 Scott from Porcelain Rocket Bags was with me. I told him that if I bought the Nimble first I'd need was a frame bag so it would be ready for some winter bikepacking action...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    +1 - when I was demoing the Nimble 9 Scott from Porcelain Rocket Bags was with me. I told him that if I bought the Nimble first I'd need was a frame bag so it would be ready for some winter bikepacking action...
    yo vikb, part/long time follower of your blog here, great stuff. the porcelain rocket bags look great, i'd love to have a custom frame bag eventually for the ogre i'm gonna get for my dedicated tourer/commuter. i actually own a custom hunter cross bike too. so what was your decision on the nimble 9?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
    yo vikb, part/long time follower of your blog here, great stuff. the porcelain rocket bags look great, i'd love to have a custom frame bag eventually for the ogre i'm gonna get for my dedicated tourer/commuter. i actually own a custom cross bike hunter too. so what was your decision on the nimble 9?
    Yo back at ya...

    The Surly Ogre was on my short list for a 29er. If my priorities had been bikepacking first and MTBing second I would have gotten one. Given that I'll go trail riding 100 days a year and bikepack for 10-15 days I figured I should get something else. Enjoy the Ogre and send me some photos and a review for the blog if you feel like it...

    The Nimble 9 had a lot of potential, but I decided a XC 29er made more sense to me than a AM oriented one since I have a Santa Cruz Nomad 6" FS rig. I also think I needed the next size up in Nimble frames. Used frames/bikes can be a great deal, but I'm careful not to talk myself into saving $$$ if it's not the right bike for me.

    Admittedly I'm just figuring out things in the 29er world so I wouldn't be shocked if I found my way back to a Canfield bike at a later date once I understand what I want better.

    BTW - Scott's bags rock. I had 3 already and just ordered another 3 for my Pugs. When I get a 29er MTB setup I'll get a custom frame bag for it and use the seat/bar bags from the Pugs. I was joking with him that I'd be paying him enough $$$ to put some kids through university... The bags are well worth it and once you get used to using bags custom made for your bike and your needs - there is no going back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat View Post
    Is that weight with or without the sliders (dropouts)?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat View Post
    That weight was without sliders. Due to a new hobby I decided to part out the N9. Just don't have enough cash to cover all my toys, too bad because these bikes are REALLY great. These are paid ads, for the nazis that care...
    Thanks for that
    Sorry to hear that you've had to sell it.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    That is a soooper price on edgerat's frame. Good luck with the sale.

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    Single Speed AM

    Awesome rottendan. Black & white combo works very well. My rigid 32x18 (Vassago ODIS) and hardtail (Fox F120 Talas) setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnachos View Post
    Awesome rottendan. Black & white combo works very well. My rigid 32x18 (Vassago ODIS) and hardtail (Fox F120 Talas) setups.
    thanx mtbnachos, I dig the black n' blue as well! looks clean as a rigid ss

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    fat front update

    Finally setup the Larry tubeless. It's awesome, I wish I had done it sooner. I'm running 8-9 psi. It rolls better and the tire flexes easier. Saved some weight too. I did the split bmx tube method. It pumped up easy with a floor pump and sealed up no problem.

    I like the Enabler fork, I've been switching back and forth between the fattie and a 29 x 2.4 Racing Ralph on the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobway View Post
    Finally setup the Larry tubeless. It's awesome, I wish I had done it sooner. I'm running 8-9 psi. It rolls better and the tire flexes easier. Saved some weight too. I did the split bmx tube method. It pumped up easy with a floor pump and sealed up no problem.

    I like the Enabler fork, I've been switching back and forth between the fattie and a 29 x 2.4 Racing Ralph on the front.
    How can a bike look so simple and elegant, and badass at the same time!?
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    What's the word on availability of the next batch? ****. I knew I should have grabbed that slime green medium when I had the chance.

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    Ain't even gonna say "told you so."

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Ain't even gonna say "told you so."
    Cough it up. You're busy with that new fixed gear anyhow.

    ****ing hipsters.

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    How would you compare the fat front to the 29er front? Is it still nimble with the big one?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobway View Post
    Finally setup the Larry tubeless. It's awesome, I wish I had done it sooner. I'm running 8-9 psi. It rolls better and the tire flexes easier. Saved some weight too. I did the split bmx tube method. It pumped up easy with a floor pump and sealed up no problem.

    I like the Enabler fork, I've been switching back and forth between the fattie and a 29 x 2.4 Racing Ralph on the front.

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    Oh, man. That's pretty awesome, bobway!
    What rim are you using? I couldn't get the Enabler to hold tubeless on a Large Marge below about 15psi using a split tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum View Post
    Cough it up. You're busy with that new fixed gear anyhow.

    ****ing hipsters.
    To quote Heston, "from my cold, dead hands..."

    Nimble's coming with me to Vegas next month for some Bootleg Canyon action.

    Canfield said 2 months for the next batch, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Canfield said 2 months for the next batch, btw.
    Stoked. I scored a ****ing sweet Foxy fork that needs a home.

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    That must be some badass hobby for you stop mtn biking! Hmmm must be starting a porn career???

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    tubeless fat front

    I'm using a Trialtech SL rim, it's a 47mm single wall rim. It has a deep center channel I filled with gray Home Depot weatherstrip foam, then I put the 20" tube over that.

    The fat front rides very different than the same fork with a 29er wheel. The Larry tire is a little less than 29" diameter, and the 2.4 29" tires are a bit more than 29", so the head angle changes some. The fat front tire is much cushier and has more traction, almost like a suspension fork, but it weighs much more and rolls slower. Its a fun bike either way. With the fatty in front I find myself aiming for the roughest lines on purpose, just to let the big tire soak it up like a monster truck. On a normal rigid bike I aim for the smooth lines...

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    Anybody running 1x9 or 1x10 with a bashguard and inner chain keeper? What chain guard/keeper are you using?

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    A nice riding steel frame.
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    Alright guys and girls, I am debating between getting a Nimble 9 and powder coating my Karate Monkey. I like the Monkey frame a lot but it certainly isn't perfect. The ride quality and short chainstays make it a very fun bike although the rear tire clearance, sliding dropouts, toptube cablestops, and low headtube have me wishing for something else. I picked up the bike used a little more than a year ago. The paint is in pretty sad shape. I can have the cablestops removed and replaced with cable guides under the toptube and have it coated for about $150. My question, is it worth it? The Nimble 9 already comes in the color I want (blue), has shorter chainstays than the Monkey with better tire clearance, a taller front end, cable guides under the top tube, and badazz paragon sliders. The only issues I have heard about with the Nimble are the wider than normal chainstays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1 View Post
    Alright guys and girls, I am debating between getting a Nimble 9 and powder coating my Karate Monkey. I like the Monkey frame a lot but it certainly isn't perfect. The ride quality and short chainstays make it a very fun bike although the rear tire clearance, sliding dropouts, toptube cablestops, and low headtube have me wishing for something else. I picked up the bike used a little more than a year ago. The paint is in pretty sad shape. I can have the cablestops removed and replaced with cable guides under the toptube and have it coated for about $150. My question, is it worth it? The Nimble 9 already comes in the color I want (blue), has shorter chainstays than the Monkey with better tire clearance, a taller front end, cable guides under the top tube, and badazz paragon sliders. The only issues I have heard about with the Nimble are the wider than normal chainstays.
    I love my Nimble9, but I would suggest, that if you already love your KM that you put a little $$ in to it and keep riding it, unless you absolutely HAVE to run a fat rear tire and the short headtube is making it uncomfortable to ride.

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    2012 Nimble 9 frames will be here next month ! Get your orders in because these new colors won't last !

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    What other colors are there besides the purple?

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    That purple looks sick!
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