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    Canfield One - building thread

    Yup...I had a thread about the geo of the Canfield Sauce, but I changed my mind and ordered a One instead.

    Will try to maintain this thread with pictures and updates as things progress...and from what I hear from my local dealer here in Norway, the shipment from Canfield is soon on its way.

    The build will be:

    Canfield One - Large with Mica Blue links
    Fox DHX Air 5
    Rock Shox Lyric U-Turn 2008
    Formula Oro K18 180mm F
    Formula Oro K18 160mm R
    Shimano XT Cassette 9 Speed M760
    Shimano XT Rear Derailleur Shadow M772
    Shimano XT Front Derailleur Conventional M771
    Shimano XT Shifter Pod 9sp M770 F/R
    Truvativ Stylo 3.3 GXP
    Chris King ISO Disc 20mm Front Blue
    Chris King ISO Disc Rear Blue
    Chris King NoThreadset Blue
    Truvativ Team XC-DH Riser Bar
    Thomson Elite X4 MTB Stem 100mm
    Thomson Elite Masterpiece InLine
    Mavic EN521
    ODI Yeti Hardcore

    Will add with blue seat clamp and blue qr's to match the links and Chris King parts.

    Been saving up $$$ for some time now, to be able to build a new bike without pissing my wife off to much - and I think I made a right choice both regarding frame and equipment. Have tried to focus both on quality/strength and weight, with focus on quality/strength.

    So...update comes as soon as the frame arrive!

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    Sounds cool. Also let us know what bike(s) you are coming off of for comparison's sake.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Sounds cool. Also let us know what bike(s) you are coming off of for comparison's sake.
    +1 to that. I'm jealous. that sounds like a pretty nice build to say the least. I'd go coil rear /36 series fork personally. Even with the coil, it would still be light for what it is...

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    The One has 8 inches of travel right? I'd like to know the weight and see a ride report when you're done
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1D3R
    The One has 8 inches of travel right? I'd like to know the weight and see a ride report when you're done

    The frame is supposedly quite light, and with those specs my guess is just north of 30.

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    pls keep us updated, sure sounds like good stuff!!!
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    very nice sounding build, but I'm wondering if K18s with a 180/160 rotor configuration can handle the braking duties of a bike like this? You're sure to be flying along quite quickly, may want to step it up a size IMO

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    My previous bikes (since back in the 90's):

    - GT Zaskar LE
    - Kona Kula
    - Gekko Warbaby (Norwegian brand)

    Went over to downhill in 2000:

    - Foes Tube DHS
    - SC VPFree

    Trailbike:

    - GT Id5

    Been testing bikes for a local magazine, so've had experience with a ton of different trail, am and freeridebikes the last seasons.

    I have good experience with the power in the K18 - so I'll try the 180/160 combo first, and see how it goes. Not the hardest of upgrades if I need one. :-)

    I've already built this bike in excel, added the weight of all the parts.
    It seems to come in around 14,6kg when calculating with 36 spokes, and I'm building with 32.

    The bike is adjustable between 7" and 8".
    Geo here:

    7inches
    8inches

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    And a small review of the bike can be found here:

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/uan/5990

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    Thats gonna be sick!! Congrats, and keep us updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    +1 to that. I'm jealous. that sounds like a pretty nice build to say the least. I'd go coil rear /36 series fork personally. Even with the coil, it would still be light for what it is...
    I was actually going for a Fox fork in the beginning, since that's what I've had on my latest bikes (DH40RC2 on my dh, and the Vanilla fork on my trialbike). It would save weight, and I know how to work with them. But pricing and availability here in Norway changed all that.

    Some of the bikes we tested for the local mag last season had the Lyric forks, and being happy with how they worked out on the trail - I went for one.

    3-4 years ago, I wouldn't have a doubt - but 2007 showed that most highend forks currently on the market are damn good ones. They differ in how much run-in is needed, but they all deliver in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetmotor
    And a small review of the bike can be found here:

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/uan/5990
    Looks very sweeet... Get her on the trail and we'll hear what you say..

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    [double post]
    Last edited by softailteamrider; 03-04-2008 at 07:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softailteamrider
    Looks very sweeet... Get her on the trail and we'll hear what you say..
    As soon as Canfield are able to ship her over
    Got all the other gear here already.

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    I would throw in a vote for the Formula TheOne brakes, 180mm front 160mm rear. I will definitely be watching this build closely. that is one of the bikes I have been drooling over. although I would be very inclined to run a Pushed DHX coil, a CCDB, a Roco coil maybe a Romicor, or if I wanted an air shock, an Evolver ISX6. that, paired up with a '05 Dorado 180 inverted dual crown fork. hey, it's the same weight as most of the 'Zoke 66 series forks are and has the same travel, just triple crown, inverted design, at least $200 cheaper than an '08 66, and imho looks way cooler
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    My butthole would pucker and invert until I was inside-out before I got to the bottom.

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    Sorry, but the dorados are FUGLY!

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    Very nice! I'm amazed w/ that frame, just 7lbs!

    I've been talking with Chris and Lance, and am about to preorder a Can-Diggle (your bike's bigger brother).

    Looks like a solid build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind
    Sorry, but the dorados are FUGLY!
    Guess that's a matter of opinion.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Very nice! I'm amazed w/ that frame, just 7lbs!
    I'm almost positive that's sans shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyp Dawg
    I would throw in a vote for the Formula TheOne brakes, 180mm front 160mm rear. I will definitely be watching this build closely. that is one of the bikes I have been drooling over. although I would be very inclined to run a Pushed DHX coil, a CCDB, a Roco coil maybe a Romicor, or if I wanted an air shock, an Evolver ISX6. that, paired up with a '05 Dorado 180 inverted dual crown fork. hey, it's the same weight as most of the 'Zoke 66 series forks are and has the same travel, just triple crown, inverted design, at least $200 cheaper than an '08 66, and imho looks way cooler

    sounds parts spec for a Can-Diggle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    I'm almost positive that's sans shock.
    Straight from their site:

    "7lbs with Fox 5.0 air"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Straight from their site:

    "7lbs with Fox 5.0 air"
    Daaammnnn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Daaammnnn.
    The Canfield guy told me on another thread, it isn't "as good" as the Candiggle if your going to be doing (repeated) fifteen footers though.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    Guess that's a matter of opinion.

    Come one BA. Someone who cringes at the sight of a left, is going to stand up for the ascetic qualities of a Dorado?

    I'll admit, it's a matter of opinon, but i don't like upside down forks.

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