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    Mine is post #42, but I've since swapped to a Voodoo zombie 500 fork, Answer enduro 20/20 carbon bars, a wtb wierwolf lt 2.55 front, and a RaRa 2.4 rear.

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    Thanks syntheticrealit. Sweet rig. What's the weight now with those modifications?

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    No idea, I'll weigh it again soon and get new pics.

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    Specs:

    Frame: Large PNW Green
    Wheels: Hope Pro2 Evo, WTB Frequency i23 (mikesee built)
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 100, Tapered, 15 TA (prob should have gone 120 but got a screaming deal)
    Tires: WTB Wolverine, tubeless (likely putting a Bronson on the front soon)
    Brakes: Avid BB7, SD7 levers, Jagwire cables
    Cockpit: Protaper 720mm bar, Evolve 70mm stem, Ergon grips, Haven carbon post, SDG saddle
    Drivetrain: XT cranks 32x18, Time Atac Alium pedals

    This bike is exactly what I was looking for. Fast, fun, comfortable, stable. I just spent a long weekend at the FATS trails (near Augusta, GA) and I was literally laughing out loud. I have never been so confident at such high speeds. Weaving through the trees, getting air, even tight rooty switchbacks were so much fun.

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    Mine is in post #21.

    In the 2 months since, I've swapped the stem to a 65mm, stole my Reverb off of my Nickel and swapped out the Ground Controls for Fast Traks. I've put about 400 miles on it and couldn't be happier with it. It's sitting just a bit over 27 lbs now. I could drop a pound easily with a nice light carbon wheel set for it but it's nice not needing to worry about it as is when the trails get chunky and rough... I've been lusting after a fatbike now that snow is in the forecast again though, so the future upgrades may get put on hold for a bit.
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    I finally got my Nimble 9 built up and god is it a fun bike! It corners and wheelies and just plays so well! I didn't know a hardtail could be this much fun. I am just absolutely ecstatic with how this bike performs. Not to mention the looks. I went pretty much all out with this build.

    I have a few issues though.
    I can't seem to get the dropouts to stop creaking. They creak like CRAZY. No matter how tight they seem to creak when I pedal. Has anybody else had this problem, and if so what did you do to fix it?
    Also after the first ride I took the BB out (trying to locate the creaking) and notice lots of little tiny beads in the BB shell. They appear to be the glass beads from when ever the frame was sand blasted that were stuck in the frame tubes. I then took the fork out to check that as well and they were all over in the headtube. They actually had fallen down in and worked there way into my lower headset bearing along with gouging out a bit of the headset cup and steerer tube. I'm hoping they all worked themselves out and wont be anymore of a problem.

    Also, MY BLUE FRAME GLOWS IN THE DARK!!! I have not seen this advertised or anybody else mention it, but it REALLY glows in the dark. (There is a picture below) My bike stays in my room and the first time when I turned off the light to go to sleep I thought I was losing my mind. I do a lot of night rides too, I can't imagine how cool I look rolling through the woods on a glow in the dark bike!

    Anyways here is the build spec:
    Frame: Nimble 9, Blue, L
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 120mm, 15mm thru axle
    Wheels: Industry 9 Torch Trail, Pink
    Brakes: Shimano XT
    Crankset: Shimano Zee
    Chainring: e13 32t
    Rear Cog: Endless Kickass Cog, 20t, Pink
    Chain: KMC SS Stainless
    Stem: Chromag 70mm
    Bars: Chromag Fubar 780mm
    Seatpost: X-Fusion Hilo SL
    Saddle: SDG (don't remember specific model)
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
    Tires: Continental Mountain King 2.2
    Pedals: Shimano M540

    This build comes in right at 28lbs which is a bit heavier than I was hoping but considering everything is gravity oriented stuff but the wheels I'm okay with it. Also the fun factor is so high I could care less about weight.

    Pictures really don't do this bike justice, the blue and pink go together sooo well IMO.


    This is a picture of a picture, had to use a 30sec exposure on my DSLR to get this.
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    Never new that little sob glows in the dark!! Gonna have to check it out tonight.

    Had the same issues with the tiny beads, although mine were metal. They did start to penetrate my headset, and I used a magnet to pull them out. Brought them to the scrap yard and got $0.0000000005 for them. Maybe I will issue a check to Canfield?

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    Finally riding!

    First proper ride since being built months ago...
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    I love the silver and purple. Ride report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal/Paddle View Post
    Specs:

    Frame: Large PNW Green
    Wheels: Hope Pro2 Evo, WTB Frequency i23 (mikesee built)
    Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 100, Tapered, 15 TA (prob should have gone 120 but got a screaming deal)
    Tires: WTB Wolverine, tubeless (likely putting a Bronson on the front soon)
    Brakes: Avid BB7, SD7 levers, Jagwire cables
    Cockpit: Protaper 720mm bar, Evolve 70mm stem, Ergon grips, Haven carbon post, SDG saddle
    Drivetrain: XT cranks 32x18, Time Atac Alium pedals

    This bike is exactly what I was looking for. Fast, fun, comfortable, stable. I just spent a long weekend at the FATS trails (near Augusta, GA) and I was literally laughing out loud. I have never been so confident at such high speeds. Weaving through the trees, getting air, even tight rooty switchbacks were so much fun.

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    nice ride, SPARTY ON!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntheticreality View Post
    Mine is post #42, but I've since swapped to a Voodoo zombie 500 fork, Answer enduro 20/20 carbon bars, a wtb wierwolf lt 2.55 front, and a RaRa 2.4 rear.

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    i just mounted the VD500 & if i recall u were complaining about a twist in the legs? mine do it too, left to right looking down the fork. drives me nuts as i thought i was too drunk when i initially set it up, lol.

    edit: looked at post #42 & you're not it. it's this guy post #340 The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    I do notice some twist myself, as the brake rotor rubs the caliper in turns. I'm not sure if there is a remedy. I would go back to my carbon fork, but it's only 480mm a2c.

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    yeah i'm having probs with brakes also, but its when VD500 is on my XC frame w/ bb7's. whole new ball o wax.

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    I think I just need to add a spacer and the rubbing will cease, but from a handling perspective, the flex could prove problematic.

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    i've had the fork for months but haven't rode it yet as i'm having troubles with the bb7's, front & rear. don't know how it flexes, but would imagine it does as its 500 a/c cheapo steel

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    Found the creaking! Wasn't actually the dropouts, it was the quick release. I had to tighten it much more than I would normally, to the point where I could barely force it closed with all my strength. It stopped the noise though.

    Ride report:
    This bike is amazing! It took me a while to remember how to ride a hardtail but once I did it was incredible. I got a proper Pisgah ride in today and except for when it get really rough I was hardly slower on the Nimble than my 6 inch bike. In some cases I even felt faster, which I'm sure has to do with the bigger wheels. Essentially it rides like my 6 inch bike but more playful. It jumps and corners sooo well.

    In short, I did not know a hardtail could be so capable. If I wasn't racing enduro for a team next year I would probably have no desire to keep a full suspension bike short of a dh bike.

    I could not be happier with this bike. :-)

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    erikrc10, your build spec suggests that you have a 1:1 single speed gear ratio. Is that a typo?

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    Oops, yes that was a typo. Fixed now. Just for the record I'm running 32x20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    Updated with Fox F34 140mm. This thing rocks. So stupid to have a 140mm single speed, but so much fun!!!!!

    This had to be my favorite Nimble 9 V2, looks so right with the 34 and the orange bits. Hotness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    First proper ride since being built months ago...
    i like this ride. couldn't help but notice someone is taking a deuce behind that tree, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i like this ride. couldn't help but notice someone is taking a deuce behind that tree, lol
    Thanks. Good spotting, That's actually my wife sitting on a low tree stump lol!!

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    Ride report

    Quote Originally Posted by syntheticreality View Post
    I love the silver and purple. Ride report?

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    Thanks.
    Quick ride report:
    Rode in a forest bike park with a mostly hard pack sand base and a scattering of deep loose sand patches. Very rooty trails.

    Basically, the bike is awesome! Really really awesome.

    Climbing: I have the fork set at 130mm but the bike still climbs fine. No wandering and no lifting.
    I'm using 1 x 10 drivetrain, 11-36 cassette, 32 front ring. Bike has gone from 28lbs to just under 30lbs after changing some components from the original build.
    I'm a little bit unfit but managed to get up all the hills with the 32t front ring. I'll probably switch to a 30T narrow-wide chain ring and ditch the chain guide soon.

    Descending: Too much fun...
    A clutch type derailleur is a must if running gears. It's silent. Completely silent. Jumps to flat are silent.
    130mm travel on the front feels great. I'm sure it would easily handle 140mm without compromising handling.

    Cornering: freakishly nimble! I'm carving corners like I've never been able to before.
    I have brand new High Roller II's front and rear, they are super grippy and seem to roll along without much drag. (Originally built bike with Nobby Nics but they kept exploding off the rims so took them back to the shop and swapped them).

    Other notes: Chromag trailmaster Ltd is super comfy
    Chromag Fubar OSX is uncut at 785mm. I'm 5'10" and the width felt ok so far.
    I was using canfield Crampon Ultimates and size 10 Fiveten Impact Low. I was getting a lot of heel strike on the drive side chain stay. Could be the chunky shoes, crooked legs or duck footedness but just kinda adjusted to it and eventually wasn't happening much by he end of the ride.

    Summing up, the bike is an absolute blast to ride.

    I won't be using my 6" full sus for a while now.

    Thanks Canfield Brothers!!!

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    That doesn't look so brief now that I've posted it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    This had to be my favorite Nimble 9 V2, looks so right with the 34 and the orange bits. Hotness.
    Thanks!!! Although she has had a makeover since then due to getting some purple I9 single speed wheels. Lol.

    No worries though, orange bits are all going on my new blue Yelli when it arrives.

    Here she is today.


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