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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Canfield provides a sheet of various stickers with each frame.
    Not with mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    i have a green medium for sale, cheap
    Thanks Dan. PM'ed you. Still would like to hear from others that may have a small or non green available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Not with mine
    None with mine as well

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    I got one with mine. Hmmm shoot the bros a email if you must have more stickers. Maybe they can help you out.

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    I've plastered my frame with the extra stickers. Before I first built it up, I placed the smaller script stickers in places where the cables would rub. The rest of them get added as needed to cover up bare metal when it shows up. Believe me, you'll wear the paint off the chain stays pretty quick.
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    ^^ that's a good use for those ugly stickers I use duct tape so I'm covered, don't need any more stickers for my bike.
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    Does anyone have, or know of, a large for sale? I would like to use the cane creek headset and Thomson seat post and it doesn't look like they will fit in the 2013 models. Thanks!

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    I love my yelli screamy. I think the nimble 9 looks better. Really enjoyed this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needajob View Post
    Does anyone have, or know of, a large for sale? I would like to use the cane creek headset and Thomson seat post and it doesn't look like they will fit in the 2013 models. Thanks!
    Canfield has a few XL in stock. The Nimble 9 run a tad small. I normally ride I large, but I am sure I would be OK on a XL. Go with the XL and shorter stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    The Nimble 9 run a tad small.
    What does run a tad small mean? The dimensions are the dimensions aren't they?
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    Another!

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    Looks sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    What does run a tad small mean? The dimensions are the dimensions aren't they?
    I found it runs a tad large actually. I run a small Nimble but could ride a medium Yelli.
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    The top tube is the same size as my large Air 9 so I will stick with a large. Canfield guys also recommended a large. So, if anyone is ready to sell their large to get ready for a 2013 let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needajob View Post
    The top tube is the same size as my large Air 9 so I will stick with a large.
    go with what you can measure, not what someone else "feels"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    What does run a tad small mean? The dimensions are the dimensions aren't they?
    I mean their large is a bit smaller than most other larges.

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    white large N9 for sale?

    Anyone with a white large frame planning to upgrade to 2013 when they come out? I'm interested in your old frame. Thanks.

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    The Nimbler9

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    You gotta love these bikes. Great for XC twisty singletrack. I love riding mine.
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    Finished the build this week and did a 10 mile race for my first ride. Finished 3rd.

    Truly a nimble ride!

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    i want a med size frame if anyone is looking to shed one! pm me have cash and im waiting

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    Sweet! Really like that Purple with the white fork!

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    This is hopefully the final version of my Nimble 9. I just added a Marzocchi tst fork set at 140mm, which may be overkill but I like to tinker. It seemed fine today on the trails and allowed me to really take some rougher lines with comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfreak View Post
    Sweet! Really like that Purple with the white fork!
    The fork was from a prior bike and I had it rebuilt by PUSH last winter so I decided to hang onto it. Worked out well with the purple frame.

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    Got me used N9 and I want to run my White Industries square taper crankset. The 114mm spindle I have on there now is too small. Has anyone ran the WI 121 spindle or do I need to move to something longer? Previous post on page 2 says I need the 122mm. If that is the case then I would have to get a heavy shimano BB or a Phil Wood, unless someone can recommend another brand I am missing.

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    Snow? Nimble don't care.
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    Nice, dfiler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pslide View Post
    I moved back to Ohio 2 years ago and finally succumbed to building a hardtail that would suit the (lack of) terrain around here. Did a lot of research and the Nimble 9 ticked the most boxes. What a good choice - I love the short stays, not-too-harsh-ride, and quick handling of this thing.

    This is my first ever hardtail, so it's taking a little while to adjust my technique to smooth out the rough stuff...I'm used to a rear damper handling that job while my legs are just powering up the technical climbs.

    Wanted to make it a little special so I did the custom graphics...Aspen trunks for fork legs and Aspen leaves around the headtube. Hey, you can always dream your out West...


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    Since I took these pictures I've added a Bling Ring and some chunkier tires for the winter months...Vredestein Black Panther Extremes. With a name like that, you know they kick @ss.
    Not usually an orange fan but I love this orange and this bike! Great choice for brown for the accents. Sweet ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pslide View Post
    I moved back to Ohio 2 years ago and finally succumbed to building a hardtail that would suit the (lack of) terrain around here. Did a lot of research and the Nimble 9 ticked the most boxes. What a good choice - I love the short stays, not-too-harsh-ride, and quick handling of this thing.

    This is my first ever hardtail, so it's taking a little while to adjust my technique to smooth out the rough stuff...I'm used to a rear damper handling that job while my legs are just powering up the technical climbs.

    Wanted to make it a little special so I did the custom graphics...Aspen trunks for fork legs and Aspen leaves around the headtube. Hey, you can always dream your out West...


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    Nimble_9_0006 by a.r.neumann, on Flickr

    Since I took these pictures I've added a Bling Ring and some chunkier tires for the winter months...Vredestein Black Panther Extremes. With a name like that, you know they kick @ss.
    Nice.

    Good for Ohio? Then It would be great fun in Onterrible.
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    From personal experience I wouldn't touch a used N9 frame because they WILL break, well eventually anyway. The standard 1 1/8 headtube is no match for a 120mm fork and cracks will appear at the juncture of the downtube and headtube. Canfield does offer a 'lifetime crash replacement' but it will still cost $450 to get new frame. Be patient and wait for the re-designed version, it's more comforting to know that they've worked out the bugs while keeping that magical geometry that keeps me wanting for more.

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    My last four downhill bikes, with 8" forks, have all had the same 1-1/8" head tube as the nimble9.

    Any bike may or may not be weak, but it has absolutely nothing to do with having a 1-1/8" head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakine m3 View Post
    From personal experience I wouldn't touch a used N9 frame because they WILL break, well eventually anyway. The standard 1 1/8 headtube is no match for a 120mm fork and cracks will appear at the juncture of the downtube and headtube. Canfield does offer a 'lifetime crash replacement' but it will still cost $450 to get new frame. Be patient and wait for the re-designed version, it's more comforting to know that they've worked out the bugs while keeping that magical geometry that keeps me wanting for more.
    This is simply not true. I'm not trying to protect Canfield here, but all manufacturers. A tapered (or straight 1.5") head tube will provide more front end stiffness, but it does not prevent faulty frame design. Some frames from some builders will crack, and others will not. It has way more to do with proper welding, gusset design and placement, and tubing strength and juncture than it does with head tube diameter.
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    To clarify, larger head tubes were not introduced to make frames stronger. Motorcycles weigh hundreds of pounds but are fine with small diameter head/steer tubes. Also note that downhill forks are pretty much all 1-1/8" and are plenty strong. The same is true for dirt jumpers, they experience far greater forces but are just fine with 1-1/8".

    The increased area of the weld joint supplied by a larger head tube can just as easily be accomplished with a tiny gusset. Also, if worried about tube diameter, note that the top and down tubes are small diameter as well.

    As dubthang pointed out, strength will be determined by proper welding, gusseting, and tube specifications.

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    I stand corrected on that, moreover, it's the inherent frame design that led to the failure. With that said, I will be repairing the frame and perhaps adding a gusset, let's see...besides a replacement frame is 'only' $450 with their lifetime crash warranty replacement. I figure I've got nothing to lose because I will end up riding this frame no matter what. Keep you guys posted with pics.

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    Do you know what caused the failure?

    There a number of possible reasons: bad welding, too thin of tubing, material defect, too small of joint between frame components, damage while in use, and any combination of these. If it were much older, material deterioration could be added to the list. Any other possibilities?

    Is there something that leads you to believe it was bad design and not any of the other possibilities?

    Note that most other bikes in this category are of the same design. The Honzo and TransAM also have no side gusseting at the headtube. Just like the nimble9, they too only have a small gusset under the top tube. This is pretty typical of steel frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Do you know what caused the failure?

    There a number of possible reasons: bad welding, too thin of tubing, material defect, too small of joint between frame components, damage while in use, and any combination of these. If it were much older, material deterioration could be added to the list. Any other possibilities?

    Is there something that leads you to believe it was bad design and not any of the other possibilities?

    Note that most other bikes in this category are of the same design. The Honzo and TransAM also have no side gusseting at the headtube. Just like the nimble9, they too only have a small gusset under the top tube. This is pretty typical of steel frames.
    But both come with a 44mm headtube.
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    The frame failure was a result of a flawed design compounded with sub par construction methods. Had they overbuilt this area with say a 44 mm headtube then I'd be certain there would be less broken Nimble 9s. I personally know another local guy who suffered the same disaster so I'm sure there are several more out there besides the ones who have posted on this forum.
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    Would you be willing to share the details of the failure?

    I can understand the where you're coming from after having the frame buckle underneath you. Yet I don't think the diagnosis and solution is simply headtube diameter.

    Take heart though, rumor has it that the new nimble will be sporting a larger headtube. I'm going to love the fork options that provides.

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    A picture is worth a thousand words. Anybody have pics of any broken Nimble frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    A picture is worth a thousand words. Anybody have pics of any broken Nimble frames?
    This guy broke 2 Nimbles. And he's no clyde either.

    Not having much lucks on mountain bike frames...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    This guy broke 2 Nimbles. And he's no clyde either.

    Not having much lucks on mountain bike frames...
    Also note that he has broken 4 frames in the past 3 years.

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    Breakages aside, Can I join....

    .....The Heard? Tribe? Pack?
    After lurking here for a while I finally pulled the trigger on one of the few remaining 2012ís, XL bone white. Debated with Sean from Canfield a bit on one of these or waiting for the 2013ís. Besides the larger diameter head tube it sounds like the 2013ís will be burlier, stiffer, and a bit heavier, more Honzo-like. For my needs, XC/trail 100 mm fork I think the current model will be perfect, besides, most all of my Vassago Bandersnatch parts will transfer over nicely.
    Canít wait to try something really different from the Vassago, and with running all the same parts the comparison between the frame geoís alone should be pretty unbiased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Also note that he has broken 4 frames in the past 3 years.
    Scott forty G. rides far more and far harder than most. Check his latest post and you will see why he breaks frames, that happens for monster riders, fact of life, part of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Scott forty G. rides far more and far harder than most. Check his latest post and you will see why he breaks frames, that happens for monster riders, fact of life, part of the game.
    I would not want to be any piece of his gear.
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    here is my black knight

    Had a first "true" ride on it.
    The last time i rode a h.t was 2003.
    Took it through some technical single tracks.
    I can fairly say it's o.k, but i don't think it's because of the bike.
    I guess i'll need to get use to the h.t idea again?!
    It's a 2nd hand frame with a new reba fork and all kind of components i had in store.
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    Crankset help

    Am I SOL with this crank? It is an Origin 8 double nine speed. I need to add an extra 1.5 ml (4 mm total now) spacer to the drive side to get the 40t chainring to clear the chainstay. When I do this the crank starts to bind when I torque down the crankbolt. Arg!!!!
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    I'm running a 22/36 on a Shimano slx triple crank and with 1 spacer the 36t barley clears. A buddy of mine tried to set up his Yelli with a sram x9 26/39 and with 2 spacer it still wouldn't clear. I'm not sure if both bikes are the same with chainring clearance but I suspect they're close. I've searched the net and found a few people who claim to be running 26/39 on the nimble successfully. If you find a combo that works for you let us know.

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    Darn

    I thought these were fine for a 2X10. So is everybody running them as single speeds or 1X10's?

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    Single speed and 1x9 depending on how long the ride is. I have been fighting off the urge to go 1x11 to check it out good thing I lock up my credit cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    I thought these were fine for a 2X10. So is everybody running them as single speeds or 1X10's?
    I am running 1x10 now, but my nimble was originally set up as a 2x10 with sram XO. I don't recall any issues with this setup. If you search this thread you can probably find pics of my original build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    I am running 1x10 now, but my nimble was originally set up as a 2x10 with sram XO. I don't recall any issues with this setup. If you search this thread you can probably find pics of my original build.
    I looked up your later posts. It seems like you must of had a 2011 Nimble. What size was your bigger ring on the XO crank. I read some other posts which claimed they were running 39/26 combos. The biggest I've heard for sure was a 36 t which barely cleared. Was it a year issue? Wonder if there were changes to the chainstay area between 2011 and 2012?

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    I dont think their was any change in the chainstays between 2011 and 2012. I have no idea how anyone was running a 26/39 combo. I had a 22/33 combo on XO cranks and thats about all the clearance their was period. Really, I dont think you need more top end. I have now gone to a 1x10 to get more of a workout. Either way the frame is great. Post up any more questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    I looked up your later posts. It seems like you must of had a 2011 Nimble. What size was your bigger ring on the XO crank. I read some other posts which claimed they were running 39/26 combos. The biggest I've heard for sure was a 36 t which barely cleared. Was it a year issue? Wonder if there were changes to the chainstay area between 2011 and 2012?
    I have a 2011 Nimble and I was running a 39/26 combo on it when it was 2x10.

    I don't think there was any difference between the 2011 and 2012 models other than colors.

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    Perhaps that is possible with a 3x spider with granny gear removed. Can anyone confirm if this moves the chainrings outward compared to a normal 2x setup?

    Another solution would be to user a smaller geared cassette. Canfield offers those cassettes so that the same ratio can be achieved but with less teeth front and back. Then it wouldn't be necessary to run as large of chain rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    Perhaps that is possible with a 3x spider with granny gear removed. Can anyone confirm if this moves the chainrings outward compared to a normal 2x setup?

    Another solution would be to user a smaller geared cassette. Canfield offers those cassettes so that the same ratio can be achieved but with less teeth front and back. Then it wouldn't be necessary to run as large of chain rings.
    I have a yelling screamy with triple slx. These bikes are supposed to be pretty identical right? Clearances are super tight but works flawlessly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    I have a yelling screamy with triple slx. These bikes are supposed to be pretty identical right? Clearances are super tight but works flawlessly

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    They have similar geometry but this doesn't translate into the clearance being the same.

    Note that the tubing is a different diameter due to being steel or aluminum. With bicycles, typically aluminum uses more material and a larger diameter. Also, the forged (non-tubular) bit that connects the bottom bracket to the drive side chainstay is different between the two bikes. This piece isn't a tube because it needs to be thinner to allow for both chainring and tire clearance. Then the chainstays differ somewhat to account for extra width needed for the nimble's sliding dropouts.

    At first they look identical. But on further inspection you can see that while the same type of frame components are used, they are slightly different.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I had a nice 2X9 set-up (40tX24t rings with a 12-36 cassette) that I was hoping to transfer over from my bandersnatch. It covered a wide range of conditions from step climbs to wide open single track. Oh well, if I can get a 36tX22 I'll be happy. A 34t ring definitely clears, and I have a 36t on order. Probably go back to a standard 11-34 cassette for a little more high end gearing.

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    Dammit...

    I just got over a bout of upgrade-itis, and the Brothers Canfield have to start showing this.
    Is my 1 1/2 year old Nimble 9 any less functional? Would this nifty new shaped top tube and 44 mm head tube make my rides any more fun or make me race any faster?
    No, no, and of course not you idiot.
    But I still really want one.

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    I know right? Damn you Chris and Lance. Now I need a new nimble.

    The stand-over height looks better and the larger headtube provides more fork options.

    I'm curious if heel strike on the rear triangle has been addressed.

    The non-round top tube is fascinating. That seems pretty rare for a steel frame.

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    Ummm. Thats hot. I like the stiffness and lighter weight of my yelli but I may just get one to see for myself if "steel is real".

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    I've been thinking I would like the XL more than the L. It didn't exist when I got my frame. This might just be the excuse I need... better standover and (maybe?) stiffer front triangle would be icing on top. And I will be thrilled if version 2 gets the blizzard blue color back.

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    Any more pics of the new frame??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post

    I'm curious if heel strike on the rear triangle has been addressed.
    Could just be the camera angle, but the seat stay yoke looks a lot wider than the v1 Nimble in that pic. Maybe they have some serious s-bendage going in the stays to prevent heel strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Could just be the camera angle, but the seat stay yoke looks a lot wider than the v1 Nimble in that pic. Maybe they have some serious s-bendage going in the stays to prevent heel strike.
    I think it's the camera angle. v1 has good clearance, so the only reason I could see going wider would be...29+? While that would be cool, I'm not sure if Canfield had Knard specs before designing this frame.

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    Sliders Question

    This is my first frame with the sliding dropouts. How slippage resistant are they? I'm setting them up about 1/3 of the way back to get enough clearance for my front derailleur, do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?
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    No Slippage here

    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    This is my first frame with the sliding dropouts. How slippage resistant are they? I'm setting them up about 1/3 of the way back to get enough clearance for my front derailleur, do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?
    thanks
    Been Running mine as a single speed for over a year and have not had any slippage issues.

    I hammer pretty hard on climbs and it does not move. I think you should not have a problem.

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    Sorry I missed your second question.
    "do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?"

    I leave the tensioners in. I think that's how they're meant to be used.

    Hope this helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by unezridr View Post
    Sorry I missed your second question.
    "do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?"

    I leave the tensioners in. I think that's how they're meant to be used.

    Hope this helps,
    Perfect, thanks. They thread in very smooth/easily. Do they ever loosen up, maybe a drop of loctite on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    Perfect, thanks. They thread in very smooth/easily. Do they ever loosen up, maybe a drop of loctite on there?
    it should have a jam nut on there that you can snug up to prevent movement. i'd opt for that over locktite, especially with the tiny allen head in the adjuster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    This is my first frame with the sliding dropouts. How slippage resistant are they? I'm setting them up about 1/3 of the way back to get enough clearance for my front derailleur, do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?
    thanks
    Like unezridr, I run one speed. The grip washers on the sliders hold pretty well, but I'd keep the tensioners in there.
    And as meltingfeather said, there's a nylok nut that you'll want to keep on there.

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    Heads-up from Canfield- look for more info about the 2013 Nimble 9 and Yelli Screamy next week!

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    Question for the size (s) frame riders. I'm contemplating the switch from SS & rigid over to 1x10 with either 100/120mm fork.

    - How tall are you?
    - Do you think the 120mm fork will raise the frontend too much?
    - Which 120mm fork are you running?

    Most current photo of current seat/bar height. Shitty cell pic, sorry. Stem is sitting on a 5mm spacer.

    I'm looking at picking up the Fox 32 Float CTD 15QR @ 120mm (2013).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    This is my first frame with the sliding dropouts. How slippage resistant are they? I'm setting them up about 1/3 of the way back to get enough clearance for my front derailleur, do I need to keep the tensioners in while riding, or are these just for initial alignment?
    thanks

    Mine never slipped, but I did upgrade the bolts and washers.

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    Canfield Nimble 9 build thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    Question for the size (s) frame riders. I'm contemplating the switch from SS & rigid over to 1x10 with either 100/120mm fork.

    - How tall are you?
    - Do you think the 120mm fork will raise the frontend too much?
    - Which 120mm fork are you running?

    Most current photo of current seat/bar height. Shitty cell pic, sorry. Stem is sitting on a 5mm spacer.

    I'm looking at picking up the Fox 32 Float CTD 15QR @ 120mm (2013).]
    Sorry, riding a medium, not a small. But I really don't feel going to a Manitou 120mm adversely affected my handling or fit in the bike. Granted, I had transitioned from an El Mariachi fork to a 485mm a-c Soul Cycles fork already, so it wasn't too big of a change in sagged geometry.
    I'm 5'10" ish, and might be going to a large 2013 frame. I race endurance events (100 milers mostly,) and want to get a bit longer top tube.
    Hope this helps,

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    How do you like the Manitou fork?
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    Re: Canfield Nimble 9 build thread!

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    How do you like the Manitou fork?
    Tower pro is awesome as long as you havr the right spring in it for your weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    How do you like the Manitou fork?
    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    Tower pro is awesome as long as you havr the right spring in it for your weight

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    Yup. Very happy with my Tower. Stiff (15mm QR) and smooth, more than adjustable for XC, IMO. The Hex-Lock works really well, and I feel like this fork has better quality suspension travel than my '10 Fox did.
    For the money, I don't think it can be beat.

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    Its half the cost of the Fox that's for sure. I'll have to give this some more thought. I'm a lightweight at 148lbs.
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    Re: Canfield Nimble 9 build thread!

    Yep most that ride it love it. Its highly tuneable if you start tinkering with the shim stacks in the damper. There is a thread on that somewhere

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    Found this on EBay, not my size sadly. But figured someone could give it a good home.

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    Well fork is ordered and will hopefully be here tomorrow, along with my 1x10 drive train!

    Ugh, I just realized I'm going to need a new brake line for the front end. Oops will have to retail that...
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    You guys were spot on with the Tower Pro. I gave it a shake down ride in the street clipping curbs and what not, absolutely buttah!

    I've still got some trimming of the derailer cable/housing to finish up but here it is..
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    Looks good man! Still pretty impressed with this fork, price notwithstanding.

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    I've been following this thread for awhile.....sadly I'm not a N9 owner, yet....

    So, with all this excitement over the new redesign, if anyone wants to dump their size small frame so they can order a new one, PM me. I'd love to potentially take it off your hands.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Current setup after many different changes. I really REALLY like it how its set up. I have a Fox 110mm squishy fork, but I doubt that will get much use. I'll have a weight at some point, but its durable and fun, so whatever.





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    Nice looking build Rob1035.

    I was looking for a longer AtoC steel unicrown fork and tried contacting Quiring several times but never heard back from them. I ended up going with the 490mm White Brothers Rock Solid. I do like what the longer AtoC rigid fork does for the bike.
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    Yup, I have a Niner carbon on there, and absolutely loved the fork, but it was simply too short for the N9. I actually found the Quiring here on MTBR, its built similar to the early Niner steel forks (490mm). Not as ultralight as the Niner CF or your CF, but the handling is superb...

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    I have the carbon Niner fork as well, but if I was to switch it up for a longer fork, I'd hit up Walt. His forks look amazing.
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    Canfield Nimble 9 build thread!

    I'm curious, what's the point of running all these regular short rigid forks on a bike made for longer travel suspension forks? Doesn't it decrease the BB height?

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    That's exactly why I switched from the Niner CF fork to something longer, I preferred the handling to be as close as possible to my 110mm suspension fork. The bike was still great with the Niner, but I like it better now, just personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I'm curious, what's the point of running all these regular short rigid forks on a bike made for longer travel suspension forks? Doesn't it decrease the BB height?
    The frame has a lot to offer even with a shorter fork. That said, a carbon fork with an a-c of 470 is similar to a weighted 80mm travel fork. I may try a longer fork in the future, but the bike rips as it is (even with its low bb height.)
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    Canfield Nimble 9 build thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    The frame has a lot to offer even with a shorter fork. That said, a carbon fork with an a-c of 470 is similar to a weighted 80mm travel fork. I may try a longer fork in the future, but the bike rips as it is (even with its low bb height.)
    Wouldn't a Monkey offer the same with higher BB? I'm just curious.

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    So when is everyone going to start unloading their gen 1 bikes to pick up the new model? I'm keeping my eye out for an XL if you're ready to upgrade

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    Looking for a 1st gen Large in blue or white, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Looking for a 1st gen Large in blue or white, as well.
    I find it interesting how many people keep posting, looking for the 1st generation Nimble 9. Maybe they should not have changed the design. I will never let mine go! It is just an unbelievable frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdqmach26 View Post
    I find it interesting how many people keep posting, looking for the 1st generation Nimble 9. Maybe they should not have changed the design. I will never let mine go! It is just an unbelievable frame.
    Honestly, I think the used pricing is what's appealing or at least is the hope. $750+ship isn't necessarily on the low end of pricing for steel frames but a $350-$500 used first gen is more palatable.

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    Canfield Brothers Closeout Frames and Demos

    They are selling a white XL demo right on their website. $449.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Wouldn't a Monkey offer the same with higher BB? I'm just curious.

    Not to answer for dubthang, but the N9 has fairly different geo (shorter stays, slacker angles), and much better dropouts (IMHO).

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