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    What AM bikes are comparable to Canfields The One

    Beating the dead horse- looking for a DH orientated AM bike

    I know new bikes are coming out all of the time so

    The short story:
    -currently riding a POS old rigid 26" and have a Zerode G1 for DH fun
    -I want to replace them both with a DH capable AM that can climb and won't break
    -I don't race so I would like to stay below $5,000
    -I had my sights set on Canfield Brothers The One but they are not making them anymore and maybe there is something better now
    -I live in southern California which has just about all types of terrain
    -I don't shy away from any climb even if I'm standing on the pedals to keep up with my friends on 29" bikes
    -I really enjoy the downhill part of my rides with jumps and drops
    -I enjoy going to snow summit for downhill fun




    The longer story:
    I am trying to find bikes that would be comparable to Canfield Brothers The One because they aren't making them anymore, I'm not opposed to a 27.5". I was thinking of selling my DH rig (2012 Zerode) and getting a long travel, slack AM that I can still climb with. I bike in San Diego/Temecula on everything from all of the PQ trails, Vail Lake, Santa Rosa Plateau, Noble Canyon, to the downhill/jump trails at Meadowbrook (Ted Williams trails) and go to Snow Summit for my downhill fun. I don't have a real budget in mind but selling the Zerode and putting some extra cash on top should get me a pretty generous budget for the right bike. I am a playful rider that likes to hit jumps, drops, single track, gnar, and I do climb just about anything in my area as well.

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    My brother has an Enduro Evo that he pedals the hell out of. Maybe Nomad. I had a Transition Blindside that pedaled fairly good. Are you looking new or used, why not find a slightly ridden One

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    have a look at the rocky mountain slayer and bashee Rune
    you would be well served by theses.

    Canfield is coming out with the new balance next summer wich would be good too but I would say it is less "dh" than the ONE...
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    Intense Uzzi should be on that list too

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    Sounds like the One would really be perfect for you. There are a few second-hand Ones one sale at Pinkbike (including Lance Canfield's personal bike); if I were you, I'd have a look at those and try and find a good condition o(O)ne.

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    The Nomad alum. Or carbon, mojo hd(r), and 66c or alum.

    Are all excellent choices... I ride a mojo HD myself.

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    Knolly Chicotin

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    i dont own one, and don't know anyone that has one, but the liteville 601 looks amazing. I think you can stick a double crown on it if you want, and apparently they climb pretty well. If I ever want to go the am/dh route thats the bike id be looking at

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    Pivot firebird.

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    I'm open to the used ones. I really do like Canfields The One and I think you may be right DrLee but I also thought maybe someone had come out with something that might be better than the One by now.. carbon or 27.5". I have looked at a few of the bikes mentioned except for the Liteville 601, Mojo HD, and Uzzi so I will check out those suggestions and I appreciate them. I took a look at the Ion 16 too but it is expensive and not sure if it fits the DH bill. Again thank you all for the new bikes to look at there are so many out there that it can be exhausting trying to find the right one.

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    Pivot mach 6--- a 27.5 6incher
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    Pivot Firebird--- 27.5 or 26 7incher

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    Chilcotin - two head angles / bb heights including low and slack. Perfect for downhill orientated terrain / parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmachinist View Post
    I really do like Canfields The One and I think you may be right DrLee but I also thought maybe someone had come out with something that might be better than the One by now...
    Supposedly that's Canfield themselves. They are replacing the One with a 27.5 bike that's supposed to be better. I'm sure it will at least be it's equal.

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    Finding a used "ONE" would be on top of the list ...but what I have been told. The renewed "Balance" from Canfield was designed to run with 27.5 wheels as well as 26" wheels. After seeing some of the chunk the Bros and associates have ridden with the new bike, I wouldn't be worried. Can't go wrong with either!!!
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    That would be great.

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    I went with a used One but most of the other comparables I looked at are listed here:

    From Slash to Uzzi, Liteville 601, Chilcotin, FireBird, Endorphin, Nomad.

    There are a number of very capable, but other slightly less travel bikes that are more trail orientated too:

    Slash (again), Remedy, Intense Tracer/Carabine 275, Balance, Mojo HD, Mach 6/5.7, Bronson, Burner.

    Good luck! Picking it out is fun!

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    That Liteville 601 looks good on paper but I couldn't find any reviews that say how it climbs

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    Think there was review on this board n possibly pink bike or vital

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    Nomad.. XT build
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    Picked up Lance's bike. Thanks

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    Awesome. ....one choice you won't regret!!!! Have fun with the build
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    Congrats. Post up a pic when you get it. Have fun

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    Awesome you were able to get the bike. The other two bikes I would add to that list are the Pivot Mach 6, Firebird, and the Mojo HD or HD-R.
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    Congrats, you'll love the bike!

    I got my the One last summer (crash replacement for my Can-Diggle, see 2013 The One builds - Page 2) and rode it in Whistler for two weeks with Dorado and a CCDB coil. Absolutely loved it. After coming back home, I decided to try it with a single crown and air shock, and liked it so much that I'll probably get rid of my NomadC. The only thing holding me back is the extra weight it has over the Nomad.

    Since it's so good in both a park and all-mountain build, I'm convinced it's the perfect bike for your requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmachinist View Post
    -I don't shy away from any climb even if I'm standing on the pedals to keep up with my friends on 29" bikes
    This is something I'm not understanding. I'm usually flying past people going uphill on my 26'ers and Fyxation Mesa-MP flats; they, usually 29'ers, but not always. There are some people I have met that can take any bike with any pedal and wheel size, and smoke me uphill.
    Frozen Trails... err

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