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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    2014 Nimble 9 - Shipping early May, including LE Chromes!

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    We've made a few changes to the 2014's:
    • 142x12mm dropouts, Rock Shox Maxle included
    • 27.2 Seatpost
    • LE Chrome, Lime, Canfield Blue and Gloss Black

    (The 27.2 seatpost change alleviated the need for our factory to shim the seatpost as we did on the 2013's.)

    Features:
    • 4130 chromoly steel
    • 68 degree head angle (120mm fork)
    • Adjustable 16.25“ – 16.9” chainstays
    • Low toptube for increased stand over height
    • Custom sliding rear dropouts
    • Hydroformed toptube
    • ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance, (*Painted models only)
    • Removable direct mount front derailleur block
    • Two water bottle bosses

    2013 Nimble 9 owners looking to upgrade their dropouts to 142x12, we will have upgrade kits available for $150, including a Rock Shox Maxle.

    For more information, please see our webstore:
    Nimble 9 mountain bike frame for all mountain riding

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    I thought there were no longer going to be cable guides on the down tube and chain stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    I thought there were no longer going to be cable guides on the down tube and chain stay.
    The image is a 2013 with a dropout mock up. The routing has been changed for the 2014's and as always, I will post actual production images once the frames are in stock.

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Care to elaborate on why the seat tube size has changed this year??

    Every discussion about the new N9 goes straight to this line of questioning.


    I spoke with my bike shop today. They are gonna call and pre order one for me tomorrow.


    Thanks.

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    Hmmm, I would love the new dropouts,!!

    Love the Chrome color, and is the blue Sparkle Blue...same as 2013?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Love the Chrome color, and is the blue Sparkle Blue...same as 2013?
    The 2014 is Canfield Blue. It will be close in shade but will not glow in the dark. (Our factory no longer carries the glow color).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    It will be close in shade but will not glow in the dark. (Our factory no longer carries the glow color).
    It's better that way if the cops are chasing you!!
    Last edited by jonshonda; 04-10-2014 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Did they run out of the nuclear waste that allowed the paint to glow? I am sure China has plenty to go around!!

    Answer to my last question? Hook a obsolete N9 owner up!!
    Our frames are made in Taiwan, NOT CHINA.

    2013 owners looking to upgrade their bike, we have produced a limited amount of 142x12 dropout kits. They are available through our webstore and will start shipping the beginning of next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Our frames are made in Taiwan, NOT CHINA.
    Better quality!!
    Last edited by jonshonda; 04-10-2014 at 02:07 PM.

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Green xl preordered!! I'm so stoked for this frame!!!

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    Where does the rear caliper on the new 2014 drop outs mount, inside the stays or out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wankel View Post
    Where does the rear caliper on the new 2014 drop outs mount, inside the stays or out?
    The brakes will mount via a post mount on the seatstay, the brake hose routing has been updated on the frame as well.
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    Ordered a XL Lime yesterday. Planning on putting a Derby rims on it when they come off back order!
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    Our factory email us this last night:
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    2014 colors are looking SWEET and we will start shipping in about a 4 weeks!

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    Are the old colors still available?

    I had my heart set on a matte black N9...

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post
    Are the old colors still available?

    I had my heart set on a matte black N9...
    Check their web store. It shows pretty accurate stock afaik.

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    So how's the new n9 compare to the yelli? Also why the 27.2 seat post?
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    What has changed from the 2013 to the 2014 frames? If I could, I would rather find a 2013 frame since I have a plethora of 30.9 dropper posts that I would like to use. But also I have a 142 wheelset, so why wouldn't I go with a 2013 frame that has the 30.9 post and then just buy the 142 dropouts?
    Stop this Derailleur Madness!!.... De-Rail-er

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Our factory email us this last night:
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    2014 colors are looking SWEET and we will start shipping in about a 4 weeks!
    And shipping in 4 weeks means from the factory? Or from Bellingham to me??

    And I second the "why 27.2 seatpost" questions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    And shipping in 4 weeks means from the factory? Or from Bellingham to me??

    And I second the "why 27.2 seatpost" questions...
    Our 2014's will be hitting our office the middle of next month. As always, we will have orders shipped out within a few days.

    We moved to a 27.2 post to alleviate the need for the seatpost shim we had to use on the 2013's. When we designed the 2013, there were no droppers available in 27.2. Now the KS LEV, KS Supernatural, Thomson Dropper and X-Fusion Hilo are all available in 27.2.
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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Our 2014's will be hitting our office the middle of next month. As always, we have orders shipped out within a few days.

    We moved to a 27.2 post to alleviate the need for the seatpost shim we have use on the 2013's. When we designed the 2013, there were no droppers available in 27.2. Now the KS LEV, KS Supernatural, Thomson Dropper and X-Fusion Hilo are all available in 27.2.
    Thank god. I'm so ready for horizontal drop outs. I just shredded a titanium cog thanks to my shitty chain tensioner.

    Thanks for the update vin.

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    2014 Nimble's

    Our factory sent over a few images as teasers that I wanted to share. Frames will be hitting the port later this week and I'll update as soon as they are here in the warehouse. As always, I'll shoot and post the new frames as soon as they arrive. (Please note we will be out of the office on Friday 5/16/14 for the opening day at Whistler.)

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    Hmmm green is tempting.
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    2014 frames are in stock and shipping now!

    LE Chrome
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    Our new Sparkle Blue
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    Gloss Black
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    Sparkle Green - We love how vibrant this came out!
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    UK orders out first please!

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Is the sparkle green different than the previous version?


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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    It's arrived!!!


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    yay! hopefully that means mine's mid-Atlantic somewhere en route to Europe, on Concorde, or at the very least, the hold of the QE2.

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Ghetto. I hope you get yours soon. The wife was not amused when I sent her a pic and told her I wanted a divorce and to marry this sexy *****!


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    won't be long I hope, my wife thinks bikes are cool so I'm in the clear on that one.

    pics of your build in progress please

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    Does anyone know the weight of the new 2014 medium frame?

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Xl is 6lbs 7oz without rear thru axle and sliders.


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    About 7lbs with sliders and axle on xl so perhaps 6.5 lbs for the medium?

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    Here's my build so far. Green XL.
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    Cant decide between the new nimble or get another yell..Tough choice
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    If it were me I'd grab the new M9, but only for something different. I'm still having a blast on my Yelli though.

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    On the Canfield site it lists two seat tube angles on the N9 one that says actual at 70.88* the other effective at 75*, which one is the one that most people go by? I'm planning or running a rigid 470mm fork and wouldn't want a steep angle of 76.5*.

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    someone was asking about frame weights, I had already asked Canfield about this in reference to a medium frame, they said: "The N9 is about 6.5 lbs and the Yelli is about 4.5 lbs. The '14 N9 will be lighter than the '13."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    Here's my build so far. Green XL.
    Cool.

    It also looks like you've found a very simple solution for weight and aerodynamics issues associated with a big steel bike. I'll remember this when having a beer with my weight weenie friends.

    I would have marriage problems if I was building my bike by the washer and dryer, and thanks for reminding that I need to buy my wife a new frige today.

    There are no Nimble 9s for me to try but I'd love one. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    On the Canfield site it lists two seat tube angles on the N9 one that says actual at 70.88* the other effective at 75*, which one is the one that most people go by? I'm planning or running a rigid 470mm fork and wouldn't want a steep angle of 76.5*.
    I assume the the upper part of the seat tube is the slack 70.88° number. But it starts from further forward and a plain diamond frame. If you had a "standard" amount of post showing, you'll end up at their listed effective number. If you run a smaller frame and therefore need more post showing, the effective result would be slacker than the published 75°. Conversely, if you ran a larger frame and then needed less post showing, you'd end up with a slacker effective number. If your legs are longer or shorter than the "norm" this would have a similar effect. If you're on the cusp between frame sizes, the smaller frame with more post showing is going to get you the slacker angle that you want.

    Since you'll be running rigid, can I assume that you'll not use a dropper post? Then you can use a setback post to get the effective angle slacker. The fact that you'll be using a rigid fork with an A-C of only 470 means that the front end will be lower than with the 120mm fork they are basing the geo numbers on. This will make both the steering and seat tube angles steeper. I think that there are a few 490mm rigid forks on the market. The geometry should be better with the taller A-C height. I've got a 120mm X-fusion trace on the front of my Nimble 9 and have been thinking about extending it out to 140. These bikes are not afraid of a tall front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitflogger View Post
    Cool.

    It also looks like you've found a very simple solution for weight and aerodynamics issues associated with a big steel bike. I'll remember this when having a beer with my weight weenie friends.

    I would have marriage problems if I was building my bike by the washer and dryer, and thanks for reminding that I need to buy my wife a new frige today.

    There are no Nimble 9s for me to try but I'd love one. Enjoy!
    Hahaha, I find that the 73mm BB gives me a firm place to rest my feet, there for not needing cranks which = instant weight savings. And I guess this is my adult version of a kids balance bike!

    As far as the washer/dryer goes, this is where my basement workshop sits. Having a wife that rides as we'll doesn't hurt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK3 View Post
    I assume the the upper part of the seat tube is the slack 70.88° number. But it starts from further forward and a plain diamond frame. If you had a "standard" amount of post showing, you'll end up at their listed effective number. If you run a smaller frame and therefore need more post showing, the effective result would be slacker than the published 75°. Conversely, if you ran a larger frame and then needed less post showing, you'd end up with a slacker effective number. If your legs are longer or shorter than the "norm" this would have a similar effect. If you're on the cusp between frame sizes, the smaller frame with more post showing is going to get you the slacker angle that you want.

    Since you'll be running rigid, can I assume that you'll not use a dropper post? Then you can use a setback post to get the effective angle slacker. The fact that you'll be using a rigid fork with an A-C of only 470 means that the front end will be lower than with the 120mm fork they are basing the geo numbers on. This will make both the steering and seat tube angles steeper. I think that there are a few 490mm rigid forks on the market. The geometry should be better with the taller A-C height. I've got a 120mm X-fusion trace on the front of my Nimble 9 and have been thinking about extending it out to 140. These bikes are not afraid of a tall front end.
    I emailed Canfield and they assured me that the seat tube angle that most go by is the actual 70.88* and it's actually based on a 100mm Fox fork at 500mm length so my rigid fork would equate to roughly 72.38 seat tube angle.

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    This might sound like a dumb question, but how are those with 2014 frames planning on running their cable housing for front and rear derailleurs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    This might sound like a dumb question, but how are those with 2014 frames planning on running their cable housing for front and rear derailleurs?
    TheProphet - We used single routers on the 2014 N9 to give the cleanest routing possible. Whether you are running your N9 as a SS, 1x or 2x, the single routers are effective by simply using the "cable bundle" method.
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    Awesome! Thanks for the picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the picture!
    No worries! I just updated our site as well with this information under the "Build Specs" tab.

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    My take on the Nimble 9. Test rides around the street feel great. Easy to wheelie, pedals up to speed fast, etc. Waiting on a longer stem and eventually XT brakes. Might get a dropper, but will wait until I get some time on it. Also took off the OneUp gear. Didn't like how it felt through the gears and feeling like I won't need it.
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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Beautiful! That a Thomson stem?


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    Yeah, 50mm. I have a 6" travel bike on the way to replace my 5" trail bike, which has a 70mm on it right now. Will prob swap to that when it shows up.
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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Ahh. I was gonna say if buy it as I'm going all thomson on my N9. What big travel bike??


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