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    I gave up on waiting for a color matched fork. My quick shake down around the neighborhood, this bike feels awesome! I still need to clean up the brake cables, but will have to wait until i get a bleeding kit. That and I cannot dial-in the cockpit until I've got some runs on it.

    Can't wait for the weekend to hit the trails!


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    That came out awesome. Lovin' the blue details.

    I'm loving mine more and more with each ride. I'm sure you'll have the same results.
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    OK, that looks really nice but have to ask....How tall are you and do you have a really long torso and short legs? Also what size frame is that? From just looking at how you have it setup now it looks like if you wanted the bars level or below the saddle that it'd be a royal PITA and you'd need to run a flipped 10 dgeree stem, maybe even needing to flip some rise bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I gave up on waiting for a color matched fork. My quick shake down around the neighborhood, this bike feels awesome! I still need to clean up the brake cables, but will have to wait until i get a bleeding kit. That and I cannot dial-in the cockpit until I've got some runs on it.

    Can't wait for the weekend to hit the trails!

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    hardcore running flats on a single speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    OK, that looks really nice but have to ask....How tall are you and do you have a really long torso and short legs? Also what size frame is that? From just looking at how you have it setup now it looks like if you wanted the bars level or below the saddle that it'd be a royal PITA and you'd need to run a flipped 10 dgeree stem, maybe even needing to flip some rise bars.
    I'm 5'6", size S frame. I do realize that the bars are above the seat, I haven't trimmed in the cockpit yet. It will probably end up with the stem slammed down onto headset dust cap. For my riding style, the bars at or above the seat is fine.

    I also think I'll need to go with a offset post, I need just a smidge of offset. For now It'll be fine.
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    Hey MILK ! Loving that black niner fork on your N9 ...Flats are where its at SS !

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    Here is another N9. I will post again when it is done.

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    Sweet looking cross bike. I was hoping somebody would try this since the front end is so high.
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    That would explain it then, had a feeling. Hope someone posts up an XL to see how they sized it up as compared to the SM.
    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I'm 5'6", size S frame. I do realize that the bars are above the seat, I haven't trimmed in the cockpit yet. It will probably end up with the stem slammed down onto headset dust cap. For my riding style, the bars at or above the seat is fine.

    I also think I'll need to go with a offset post, I need just a smidge of offset. For now It'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    That would explain it then, had a feeling. Hope someone posts up an XL to see how they sized it up as compared to the SM.
    At 5'8.5" with an inseam around 29-30", my medium also has its bars above the seat. It will be interesting to see if this is different on a large, and I don't believe there are any xl's right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    That would explain it then, had a feeling. Hope someone posts up an XL to see how they sized it up as compared to the SM.
    I don't think they make an XL. That said, I am 6'2" and from the geometry figures, I would be perfectly comfortable on a Large. I ride a Large Monkey right now.

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    J.A.M., that is going to be killer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.M. View Post
    Here is another N9. I will post again when it is done.
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    Also 6'2" with long inseam 35.25" and I could probably make a L work, but I'm done riding bikes I have to make work instead of being the size I want running the stem/bars I want. Right now I ride the XL/22" Monkey and I have to make it work as the ETT is similar to the N9. No rush right now, so we'll wait and see if they produce an XL and what happens with the Honzo - heard production was stopped for some reason.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1 View Post
    I don't think they make an XL. That said, I am 6'2" and from the geometry figures, I would be perfectly comfortable on a Large. I ride a Large Monkey right now.
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    Just wanted to post this just in case no one else figured it out - I didn't know myself.

    I'm a Kona shill, so said the person who negged repped me Wow, I mean seriously, ask a few questions about a bike you're interested in and dare to make a comparison to another similar bike, maybe point out some features are better on one than the other and they call you a shill Guess they didn't read the Honzo thread then
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    as much as i want the nimble.... its looking like the kona is going to be the winner for me... we will see though... keep the pictures coming this thread has some slick builds

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Just wanted to post this just in case no one else figured it out - I didn't know myself.

    I'm a Kona shill, so said the person who negged repped me Wow, I mean seriously, ask a few questions about a bike you're interested in and dare to make a comparison to another similar bike, maybe point out some features are better on one than the other and they call you a shill Guess they didn't read the Honzo thread then
    I googled shill and this is the first one i got. WTF is a shill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    WTF is a shill?
    Not sure if you're serious or not...
    But if you are:
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    according to Canfields website:

    Two water bottle bosses for the epic long rides or night riding.

    This means it can hold 2 water bottle cages right? And is this feature available in all frame sizes?

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    I only see one on the photos posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    according to Canfields website:

    Two water bottle bosses for the epic long rides or night riding.

    This means it can hold 2 water bottle cages right? And is this feature available in all frame sizes?
    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17 View Post
    I only see one on the photos posted.

    Paging Canfield brothers!

    I just received my Nimble 9 today and built up and noticed that there is only 1 boss for 1 bottle cage!

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    Only room for one on my medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    according to Canfields website:

    Two water bottle bosses for the epic long rides or night riding.

    This means it can hold 2 water bottle cages right? And is this feature available in all frame sizes?
    Probably a design change along the way and they missed updating the website. No way a second cage could fit on the small...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    according to Canfields website:

    Two water bottle bosses for the epic long rides or night riding.

    This means it can hold 2 water bottle cages right? And is this feature available in all frame sizes?
    Each bottle cage has two bolts that mount into two water bottle bosses (nuts welded into the frame, if you will). You need four bosses to hold two bottle cages.

    I read the website copy as meaning you probably carry a hydro pack and the frame can carry a bottle as well for long rides, or carry a battery in the bottle cage for night riding.
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    If that is the case, then it's all good, though the verbiage used in the website is tad confusing to me.

    Thank you for the clarification.

    cheers

    now i gotta test ride her tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Each bottle cage has two bolts that mount into two water bottle bosses (nuts welded into the frame, if you will). You need four bosses to hold two bottle cages.

    I read the website copy as meaning you probably carry a hydro pack and the frame can carry a bottle as well for long rides, or carry a battery in the bottle cage for night riding.

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    Before I purchased my 9, I asked about the bottle cage bolts and the explanation I got was they wanted to be able to drop the seat all the way down to the rails. On my Yelli with the bolts on the seat tube, the seat post can't go all the way down.
    Not that big a deal! On some ride where I need only 2 bottles, I just carry one in my jersey pocket; one in the cage and swap out when one is empty

    BTW, frame is still dope as hell

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    Not quite done yet. Needs a chain guide for multispeed. May drop the fork more and add a flat bar. Rides like a bike!
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    Anyone know the BB size for a WI crank (square taper)? I know 122 but unsure if 68 or 72?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Anyone know the BB size for a WI crank (square taper)? I know 122 but unsure if 68 or 72?
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    Nimble Nine for all mountain?

    Just wondering if the Nimble Nine is rated for aggressive all mountain style riding? And would I need a deep cup headset if ridden with a 120mm fork? I am light at 150lbs. but I like me some aggro descending. Any info would help. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer View Post
    Just wondering if the Nimble Nine is rated for aggressive all mountain style riding? And would I need a deep cup headset if ridden with a 120mm fork? I am light at 150lbs. but I like me some aggro descending. Any info would help. Thanks.
    You have not seen videos of the Canfield brothers riding, have you?
    This is the Yelli Screamy, but I think the Nimble 9 will be ok, since they designed and rode it.

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    Love my Nimble!
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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Other than that, my Yelli and now Nimble are AWESOME!
    Since you seem to be the one here who owns both bikes, can you make a comparison? Since the geometries are the same, then you should be able to tell if you can feel a difference in the frames based on frame material, steel vs aluminum. What do you notice?
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    Well like someone that commented on my photo of the blue N9, the front end is taller than the Yelli w/ the 120mm fork.
    The steel is by far more comfortable/compliant vertically than the aluminum, but the steel is stiffer lateraly than I thought it would be (which is good for me) but not as stiff as the aluminum.
    So basicaly, the Yelli is a stiffer overall frame, but for very aggressive riding where some hucking 5-5 1/2 feet happens and steep roll in's etc., I feel the Yelli is a better frame. I believe that's due to the lower front end, stiffer frame and lower standover from the dropped TT.
    For everyday trail riding I always grab my SS N9.
    I think I am going to rebuild my Yelli again for the more aggressive trails I ride alot.
    It's pretty simple really, if you want comfort get a steel N9. If you truly ride very aggressive trails etc. grab a Yelli.
    My question is as always; when will the aluminum frame break? LOL!
    If you want a straight out XC racer bike/or if you are the type, I wouldn't get either frame.
    Let me know if I can help anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osty View Post
    Well like someone that commented on my photo of the blue N9, the front end is taller than the Yelli w/ the 120mm fork.
    The steel is by far more comfortable/compliant vertically than the aluminum, but the steel is stiffer lateraly than I thought it would be (which is good for me) but not as stiff as the aluminum.
    So basicaly, the Yelli is a stiffer overall frame, but for very aggressive riding where some hucking 5-5 1/2 feet happens and steep roll in's etc., I feel the Yelli is a better frame. I believe that's due to the lower front end, stiffer frame and lower standover from the dropped TT.
    For everyday trail riding I always grab my SS N9.
    I think I am going to rebuild my Yelli again for the more aggressive trails I ride alot.
    It's pretty simple really, if you want comfort get a steel N9. If you truly ride very aggressive trails etc. grab a Yelli.
    My question is as always; when will the aluminum frame break? LOL!
    If you want a straight out XC racer bike/or if you are the type, I wouldn't get either frame.
    Let me know if I can help anymore.
    Perfect, great info and precisely what I was seeking. Thank you! That was my guess, but it is nice to get feedback from someone with seat and trail time on both.
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    Just in case anyone is in a quandary about whether to go 80 or 100 mm for their fork. I wish I had adjusted my F29 to 100 earlier. This bike loves the extra bit of travel, and handles great with the slightly slacker HT angle!
    I kinda wish I had a 120mm fork to experiment with...

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    Going 120 on my build. Just debating between Fox Float vs Reba vs Tower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Going 120 on my build. Just debating between Fox Float vs Reba vs Tower

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    Weeeell, I like my Fox, but it is my first suspension fork in about 8 years...
    I liked the Towers I checked out at NAHBS this year. I really liked the specs and look of the White Bros. Loop, but I didn't get any chance to even bounce around on it.
    Reba's kind of a safe option, but if you wanna go with big rubber and wide rims, it may have limitations.

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    The geo on the web site is based on the shorter fox. Both the reba and the tower will be longer in axle to crown. My minuet is +10mm on the fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Just wanted to post this just in case no one else figured it out - I didn't know myself.

    I'm a Kona shill, so said the person who negged repped me Wow, I mean seriously, ask a few questions about a bike you're interested in and dare to make a comparison to another similar bike, maybe point out some features are better on one than the other and they call you a shill Guess they didn't read the Honzo thread then
    don't worry, those of us who have been paying attention know better than that!
    we know you are in fact a banshee shill (much to the embarassment of the banshee guys probably)

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    Got my green frame quick and the color sure pops. Welds and everything looks great. Now to build

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    NICE! The green looks less in your face than I thought it would. Now if I only needed another one of their frames
    Post up a pic when it's all built

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    At the start line of the Dark Horse 40 earlier this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    At the start line of the Dark Horse 40 earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
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    It's one of the nicest frame I ever had.
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