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    Does anybody know what the warranty is like for this frame?

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    Just got word my Niner fork isn't going to be available until around the end of Aug.............

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    Canfield Brothers frames are under warranty for 2 years from the original date of purchase. This was bumped up from 1 year in 2011. Canfield Brothers also offer a lifetime crash replacement warranty, which in the event of a frame failure after the 2 year period, you are able to upgrade to a current frame for a to be determined price. This is for the original owner.

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    the warranty was the onlything that had me a little worried because i break stuff... and not by crashing... but i guess i am going to take a risk...

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    I've had the bike out for a few short rides so far. Still working on getting the cockpit dialed in- the Jones bars might not be for me, I'm about to try some regular bars. I have it geared 34/17 right now, that puts the dropouts pretty far forward. 34/17 is a pretty stiff gear for me, I think 33/19 will fit with dropouts almost slammed forward. I tried 34/18, almost fit, would need a broken-in chain.

    I like the bike. It's different than any of my previous bikes handling wise. I thought the short rear end would make it loopy, it takes more effort to wheelie or manual than I expected. May be due to the low b.b. height and heavy front wheel though. I need to try a 29er rear (front) wheel on it. It feels super stable, but still kind of eager I think due to short wheelbase if that makes any sense.

    The fat front set up is fun, reminds me of a monster truck. Tons of traction and cushy, not fast though. I've been pushing it as hard as I can into turns on loose surfaces, the front end has yet to wash out. The rear drifts nice and easy though.
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    NICE looking ride
    I know of a few people that run the "fatty" front tire and they love it on the real rocky trails

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    I'm really liking mine a LOT. Few issues though with the chainstays, like they didn't really fit my XX cranks, and y feet hit them as I pedal. Why so wide where they don't need to be? My shoe got caught on the chainstay and stopped me twice on my ride tonight, really weird, never experienced that on a bike before. I moved my cleats all the way out and that helped some. That and there are no mounts for the shifter cables. It rides really really nice though, and thankfully I think it's the PERFECT size and geometry for me.

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    You must be riding with your toes pointing way out. I don't understand how you're heels are getting locked up in the chain stays??? Seems like if anything you'd clip the skewer...


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    ... and if we just ... Louisiana Thursday night

    I put some riser bars on. Feeling good.

    Might go wider on the bars. It's real close though. I started not noticing the bike anymore, just riding.
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    What did you do w/ the Jones bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobway View Post
    ...The fat front set up is fun, reminds me of a monster truck. Tons of traction and cushy, not fast though. I've been pushing it as hard as I can into turns on loose surfaces, the front end has yet to wash out. The rear drifts nice and easy though.
    They are a ton of fun!
    Great looking bike!

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    Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobway View Post
    ...Feeling good.

    ...I started not noticing the bike anymore, just riding.
    Even if you picked this phrase up elsewhere, I can tell it's exactly what you mean and no other words would describe it as accurately.

    That's one of the great things about building a new bike: you build it and learn and tweak it 'til it disappears beneath you.

    Sweet set-up! Stoke on!

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    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, as I didn't read though all the thread, but if anyone had/has a Karate Monkey and can compare the rides I'd sure be interested. This and the Honzo definitely have me thinking in terms of replacing the Monkey, which I never thought I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, as I didn't read though all the thread, but if anyone had/has a Karate Monkey and can compare the rides I'd sure be interested. This and the Honzo definitely have me thinking in terms of replacing the Monkey, which I never thought I would.
    Lynx, I am in the same boat. I have a KM now but I have been looking for better options. I am having issues with tucking an Ardent 2.4 between the chainstays on the Monkey. My chainstay length is 17.5 with a half link. Anything less and the tire rubs the frame. Running a Ardent with 17" or less stays would be awesome.

    I picked up my Monkey used last September as an add-on bike to my 26" Specialized Stumpjumper. It quickly became my go-to bike for everything. The last time I rode my Stumpy was in March or April and it has collected dust ever since. My Monkey is in good shape but surface rust and signs of internal rust have made me look at other frame options.

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    LyNx & Lumbee1, it's been a really long time since I had a Karate Monkey ( about 7 years,) so take this with a grain of salt. I remember the KM being a bit slow steering, and difficult to get the front wheel up. The N9 has neither of these drawbacks. I don't think the rear is any less compliant, and being able to stick a 2.4 Ardent back there makes it more comfy. In my mind, no comparison.

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    100mm update

    Well, the other day, I changed my F29 to 100mm of travel, and just came back from the first ride.
    The more I ride this bike, the more I love it! It just does everything I ask it to, and it really seems to suit my riding style. I've really gotten the feel of it, and it's changing my riding. Sections that I normally needed momentum to clean, I've been able to clean from a dead-stop trackstand.
    The long travel on the front seems to make this even easier. The taller front makes getting the front wheel on top of obstacles almost effortless, and changing lines is automatic. I can see where geared climbing could potentially suffer from a wandering front, but riding singlespeed it's a nonissue.
    Did I mention that I love this bike?

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    Can't say I've found the Monkey to be slow steering, not with the stock rigid Surly fork nor with a 120mm Minute. I actually had serious issues adjusting to how fast the rigid Monkey steered when I first got it, was super fast for me. It sees mainly road duty now, but when I run it off road I always have a bigger tyre on the front to help slack it out a bit and slow the steering.

    To be frankly honest though, I think Kona did well in keeping the Honzo under wraps and have in my opinion stoeln the title from the N9 in having the 44ID HT able to take tapered forks. For me for sure it's a big plus for sure, as forks will tend to move to tapered steerer for anything over 100mm in the future - my thoughts at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    LyNx & Lumbee1, it's been a really long time since I had a Karate Monkey ( about 7 years,) so take this with a grain of salt. I remember the KM being a bit slow steering, and difficult to get the front wheel up. The N9 has neither of these drawbacks. I don't think the rear is any less compliant, and being able to stick a 2.4 Ardent back there makes it more comfy. In my mind, no comparison.

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    Got mine today

    No build pics yet... still collecting parts.
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    These guys have the right type of sliding dropouts, with the divider in the middle. Less likely to deform.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    can you get a 34th chain ring on this frame?

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    I have run mine w/ a 33th ring as a SS w/ no clearence issues. For a 34th ring, you may need to use a very thin spacer along with the normal spacer for the BB cup on drive side

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    You must be riding with your toes pointing way out. I don't understand how you're heels are getting locked up in the chain stays??? Seems like if anything you'd clip the skewer...

    I'm interested in this frame but I'm curious how wide the the frame is from the outside of one chainstay to the outside of the other as several people have mentioned their heals rubbing or catching their shoe on the chainstays. I have had lots of frames and never had this issue until I picked up a Knolly endorphin. The endorphin is 6 3/4" across at the point where my heals pass the chainstays and I get the occasional heal rub. My Jabbery on the other hand is 6" from chainstay to chainstay and I have tons of room.
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    34t SS blackspire is a bit tight. Running one BB spacer w/ cr on the inside. Photo is at a bit of an angle so it looks a touch closer than it is. Maybe 3-5mm?
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    I get heel rub every once and awhile. It's not a big deal though. My feet aren't slamming into the stays. It's no worse than your forward foot rubbing the crank.

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