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    ... and if we just ... DingDingDing! Canfield comes out Yelling & Screaming w/something stiff, black & shiny

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    And the winner is...

    I just want to say thank you to Canfield and more specific, Sean G. I had the frame within the same week i called it in. Excellent Customer service. Thank you

    Also, send me over the Nimble 9 protype once they are available. i'd be happy to give it some love








    And i was able to keep my gear ratio with no chain tensioner and i was also able to use a no stretch BMX chain.






    I had to get a new seat post and seat post collar








    Gorgeous day to give the bike some beating.

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    Killer looking bike! I've been contemplating one, too. Is your bashguard custom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    Round 1

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    Nice ride

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    You sure love your shiny bike parts.

    Is that the semi-polished or black chrome frame?
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    Solid looking bike and build. Well done Sir!

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    So.....how many days until this one breaks?


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    That is awesome (and not surprising) that they took care of you.
    I love steel, but for really aggressive riding the yelli seems like a much better choice than the N9.

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    It is the black chrome. I like the color, it's very similar to a darker TI frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    You sure love your shiny bike parts.

    Is that the semi-polished or black chrome frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    That is awesome (and not surprising) that they took care of you.
    I love steel, but for really aggressive riding the yelli seems like a much better choice than the N9.
    I think you can build a much stiffer stronger bike than you can with the nimble9 frame.
    The Yelli is built super burly, and can fit the new breed of 140mm forks with tapered steerers. It also can accept most dropper posts. Add a set of wide/strong wheels and serious rubber and you have a super capable mountain bike that can keep up on all day epics with any crosscountry/trail/allmountain/lightgravity setup. It's silly the lines I try to hit with this bike and it somehow comes out on the other end with me still on top of it.

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    Good for you and good on Canfield. So according to this, Canfield is saying the Yelli will take some serious punishment in it's current iteration, but not the Nimble, interesting
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    Scott, that thing looks GREAT! You have one of four Black Chrome Smalls... and your build suits it very well!!!

    Enjoy it!

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    Saw-wheat!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I suppose, it is somewhat custom.



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    Killer looking bike! I've been contemplating one, too. Is your bashguard custom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Good for you and good on Canfield. So according to this, Canfield is saying the Yelli will take some serious punishment in it's current iteration, but not the Nimble, interesting
    Well, one of them has a tapered HT, very fat tubes, a joint between the TT and the DT, and a DT gusset. The other does not. I don't think they were hiding anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Well, one of them has a tapered HT, very fat tubes, a joint between the TT and the DT, and a DT gusset. The other does not. I don't think they were hiding anything.
    Plus the Canfields, just in case anyone was confused, had the little chart on the website that rated the Yelli higher for AM and the Nimble higher for XC use. Just because a bike has AM abilities, doesn't mean it should be ridden off a cliff.

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    I love that black chrome.

    I need to get one of the new Canfield head tube badges for my Yelli. They look awesome.
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    Never looked on their site honestly for the literature on both bikes, just going by what I see them being used and makes total sense if the Nimble is built of lighter weight steel for the subtleties and is aimed more at XC riding. I'm sold on this geo for anything but serious XC racing, so again, makes perfect sense, just don't figure why it's not something that's been brought to light before when people ask about the 2 frames as direct comparisons.

    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Well, one of them has a tapered HT, very fat tubes, a joint between the TT and the DT, and a DT gusset. The other does not. I don't think they were hiding anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Plus the Canfields, just in case anyone was confused, had the little chart on the website that rated the Yelli higher for AM and the Nimble higher for XC use. Just because a bike has AM abilities, doesn't mean it should be ridden off a cliff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Never looked on their site honestly for the literature on both bikes, just going by what I see them being used and makes total sense if the Nimble is built of lighter weight steel for the subtleties and is aimed more at XC riding. I'm sold on this geo for anything but serious XC racing, so again, makes perfect sense, just don't figure why it's not something that's been brought to light before when people ask about the 2 frames as direct comparisons.
    Actually, I have seen a number of posts dealing with this issue, but there is sooo much information about both these bikes in those big threads that information is easy to miss.

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    If you're talking about those pages and pages long threads, then yeah, I gave up on following those a long time ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Actually, I have seen a number of posts dealing with this issue, but there is sooo much information about both these bikes in those big threads that information is easy to miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    I love steel, but for really aggressive riding the yelli seems like a much better choice than the N9.
    Concur.
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    What saddle is that? Like it.

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    To the OP, great looking bike, I have blue one on the way this week, your post got me stoked for it to arrive...What gear ratio are you running? I am going to set mine up SS and I have 1/8" chain I wan to use. I read where people found a magic gear with 32/21, but I was assuming that was 3/32? Anyway, be interested to know what your ratio is as I'd like to use my beefier chain.

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    What does chain width have to do with the gear ratio? 3/32 and 1/8 only describes the width of the chain, not the length of the chain links. So both chains will fit identically on any gear ratio.

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    That's a great looking bike!

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    Ouch!

    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    so.....how many days until this one breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isis07734 View Post
    What saddle is that? Like it.
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    That bike rocks.. If it were mine I'd put a black fork on it and call it Lemmy
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    Updates?

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    Such a clean build! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2:01 View Post
    Updates?
    The bike is really really stiff. I have been throwing whatever abuse i can find on this badboy. it is holding up great.

    take a look for yourself.
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    Whew ! I saw you bumped the thread and expected to see you say you broke it. Ha

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    240+days apparently....

    This one lasted 60+ days longer than the others....


    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    So.....how many days until this one breaks?




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    You should change your screen name to FrameKilla
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    What were you doing when it broke? Or did you not notice until after the ride or later? Interested to hear more. My Yelli frame is still holding out really well, but I'm also not riding the terrain as tough as you are. No where near that many rocks here. I'm on roots and dirt.

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    At least it's not the headtube this time.
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    Ouch man, Ouch! That hurts!

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    Maybe time to try the new "beefed up" N9. Or go to a Chromag Surface, or Custom Steel built for your needs.....

    Sucks though, once again that was yet another sharp build!!!!
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    How heavy are you?

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    The new nimble looks indestructible...
    I do notice a fair amount of compliance in my Yelli frame considering the gussets and big aluminum tubes.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    165 lbs with gear on (backpack, etc.)


    Quote Originally Posted by wobbem View Post
    How heavy are you?

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    Amazing you've managed to break the yelli there at your weight. I'm no metallurgist but presumably its as a result of the rough ground you ride finally resulting in fatigue on the weld. Maybe time for a full sus bike?

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    So is Canfield issuing another warranty replacement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    So is Canfield issuing another warranty replacement?
    Great question man, Great question!

    I bought my firstNimble 9 in August 2011



    then it broke in February 2012 and was replaced (warranty) soon after.

    and in September 2012 i cracked the headtube again. Since they didn't have a Nimble 9 they replaced it with current build which was this Yelli Screamy

    based on their 2 year warranty that they provide this are all in the realm of warranty replacement.

    I got a phone call from Chris Canfield and said that they were going to do an upcharge of $200 + shipping for the replacement.

    So, to answer your question that if they were sending me a warranty replacement, i would say yes with an upcharge of $200 + shipping.

    I hope i explained good enough that it made sense.

    Thanks

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    Not bad at all, so getting the updated N9 this time around? I bet all your broken frames make for great wall art or did Canfield get 'em back?

    Either way, stoked to see the new build, keep us posted!
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    Honestly speaking, i just noticed it on the seat tube after a bike ride in Chunkcrest, CA. The terrain i was riding were considered double black diamnond based on the amount chunks on the trail. Not necessarily DH...

    My local trail is this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    What were you doing when it broke? Or did you not notice until after the ride or later? Interested to hear more. My Yelli frame is still holding out really well, but I'm also not riding the terrain as tough as you are. No where near that many rocks here. I'm on roots and dirt.

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    I think that's a damned good deal considering, since haven't seen any I don't think of these posted busted. Know one thing for sure, if you get a frame and don't bust it the manufacturer knows it'll hold up to pretty much anyone
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    .....So, to answer your question that if they were sending me a warranty replacement, i would say yes with an upcharge of $200 + shipping.

    I hope i explained good enough that it made sense.

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    I agree. The bike looks a lot more stout especially on the headtube area where i have broken them in the past. I also like the tube that reinforces the seat tube to the top tube.

    Also, based on what Chris Canfield had told me over the phone, the new N9 is very stiff much like the Yelli but in time they will start to flex after the initial break-in period.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Doom View Post
    The new nimble looks indestructible...
    I do notice a fair amount of compliance in my Yelli frame considering the gussets and big aluminum tubes.

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    Shoes break in, steel frames don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    Also, based on what Chris Canfield had told me over the phone, the new N9 is very stiff much like the Yelli but in time they will start to flex after the initial break-in period.

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    When I first saw the title I thought Canfield dropped a FS Yelli on us!! BUT NO

    At 165 you must ride HARD.

    I am 275 w/o gear and have taken my bike off of multiple 4-5" drops!! haha

    No issues yet

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    You must really like canfeild.... 200+ shipping!?!?
    A couple hundred more and you can go elsewhere.
    Lots of good agrasive 29er hardtails out there.

    I would turn the page on canfeild and start a new chapter.

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