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    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!

    Alright.... The 2015 Balance frames are out there. Lets show off your builds and breakdown the parts...

    I'll start it off--




    Parts Breakdown:
    Frame-2015 Balance (Large)
    Fork-SR Suntour Auron 160mm/27.5
    Bars-Crank Bros Iodine 11 carbon
    Stem- Iodine 3 65mm
    Cranks- 170mm Canfield Bros w/32tooth Canfield Bros Chain wheel
    Wheels- I9 Torch w/Sun Ringle Inferno 27 - 650B
    Tires- Maxxis HR2 2.3" wide
    Seatpost- KS Lev DX 150mm
    Seat- WTB Volt
    Brakes- Sram Guide RS
    Shifter- Zee 10spd
    Rear Deraileur- SLX clutch w/One up Rad cage
    Cassette- Sram 1070 with 42tooth One Up
    Pedals- Canfield Bros- Crampon Ultimates
    Chain- Shimano Ultegra 10spd

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    What is the weight on that bad boy? I miss my ONE that I had and am considering the Balance.
    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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    31# as it sits with dropper post and zee / slx drivetrain. looking at putting LB carbon rims on to lighten up the wheels. ...But on the plus side. ..it rides about 10#'s lighter!!! it is a perfect replacement for the ONE...

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    That's great rsullivan, congarts!!
    My frame (black with green links as well) is on transit right now and i can't wait for it to get here!
    My build will be similar apart from having a Pike but i'll also have 10 speed with an Up One.
    I was on the fence to get a green Up One cog and plate, but opted for the black.
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    the greens match up nicely. .... will probably be putting a green King headset on to bring some color forward. ..
    went for the maiden voyage today. .nothing huge. more XC than heavy AM, bike rode unbelievably nice. a lot of quick ups with roots on the climbs and downhill. some minor tweaking to do with the shocks and final bar height then it's game on...

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    rsullivan how are you liking that Aaron fork? I have heard good things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strunkbro View Post
    rsullivan how are you liking that Aaron fork? I have heard good things.
    The quality seems nice... feels fairly stiff on the short ride I had it on... will see in the future. super quiet - no sucking noise on the climbs. Really like the fact you can adjust the high speed and the low speed compression independently... Sure helps on the repetitive hits in the downhill runs.

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    I have my LE Fire Red frame coming in soon! Super stoked! I'll post pics when it's fully built. But my build will be:
    Fork: MRP Stage
    Bars: Raceface SixC 35mm
    Stem: Raceface Turbine
    Grips: Raceface Sniper
    Brakes: Sram Guides, Avid XO's, or Shimano XT
    Shifter: Sram X9 or Shimano XT
    Saddle: Raceface Aeffect
    Post: Rockshox Stealth Dropper
    Crank/BB: Canfield 165mm 68/73mm
    Pedals: Shimano DX
    Chain: Sram PC-1091 10spd
    Chainguide: MRP
    Chainring: Canfield 30t
    Cassette: Sram PG 1050 or Shimano XT
    Derailleur: Sram X9 or Shimano XT
    Tires: Maxxis Minions DHF & DHRII EXO 3C 2.3"
    Wheelset: Canfield AM

    Can't Wait!
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    tb, i'd advise against xo brakes. i had 2 sets due to warranty and sold the 3rd to buy some zee's. love em

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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback! Just keeping the options open, but I'm a Shimano lover
    "Stay on your bike Danny!"

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    Here's mine

    Frame-2015 Balance (Small)
    Fork-Pike RCT3
    Bars-CroMag
    Stem- RF Atlas 50mm
    Cranks- 165mm Canfield Bros w/Race Face 32
    Wheels- Flow EX laced to DT's
    Tires- Schwalbe HD's
    Seatpost- Reverb
    Seat- CroMag
    Brakes- Avid's (for now)
    Drivetrain- SLX/XT
    Pedals- Canfield Bros- Crampon Ultimates

    Some tweaking still in the works. Brakes def getting swaped out ASAP.
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    Very nice looking build guys.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Sick build Fit!
    "Stay on your bike Danny!"

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    Looks great, can't wait for the trail report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.I.T.nj View Post
    Here's mine

    Frame-2015 Balance (Small)
    Fork-Pike RCT3
    Bars-CroMag
    Stem- RF Atlas 50mm
    Cranks- 165mm Canfield Bros w/Race Face 32
    Wheels- Flow EX laced to DT's
    Tires- Schwalbe HD's
    Seatpost- Reverb
    Seat- CroMag
    Brakes- Avid's (for now)
    Drivetrain- SLX/XT
    Pedals- Canfield Bros- Crampon Ultimates

    Some tweaking still in the works. Brakes def getting swaped out ASAP.
    Nice. Whats the weight on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.I.T.nj View Post
    Here's mine

    Frame-2015 Balance (Small)
    Fork-Pike RCT3
    Bars-CroMag
    Stem- RF Atlas 50mm
    Cranks- 165mm Canfield Bros w/Race Face 32
    Wheels- Flow EX laced to DT's
    Tires- Schwalbe HD's
    Seatpost- Reverb
    Seat- CroMag
    Brakes- Avid's (for now)
    Drivetrain- SLX/XT
    Pedals- Canfield Bros- Crampon Ultimates

    Some tweaking still in the works. Brakes def getting swaped out ASAP.
    Hot!!!

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    I know.... it's not build (yet) and i still haven't had the chance (time) to take it out of the box, but i'm.... STOKED!


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    That's for the build images so far! I'm grabbing them as you post and adding them to our build gallery on our website and on our FB page.
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    Should have some good pictures and build details up tonight! The little bit of pedaling around I did last night got me very excited to put it through its paces this weekend.
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    Since it will take a while before it's fully built...





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    Balance - Cane Creek Settings

    In case you haven't been on our Balance page recently, I added a "Shock Settings" tab to the page to help with setting up your bikes.

    I have included our "All Mountain" base tune settings for your reference. (These are the settings that your Cane Creek DB Air are shipping with). I added an air pressure chart to help you get you in the correct sag range for all mountain use. I included my personal settings for a more aggressive feel, called our "Park" settings. Lastly, to give my Balance an even more DH feel, I'm running close to 40% sag, this softens the beginning stroke slackens the bike out even more.

    Cane Creek DB Air CS – All Mountain Base Tune Setting
    The All Mountain base tune is our stock setting. Optimized to give you the best all around pedaling efficiency, yet keeping the bike smooth over a variety of terrain.

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    Cane Creek DB Air CS – Park Base Tune Setting
    By reducing the low speed compression, (LSC), the bike will sit deeper in it’s travel, feel smoother over chatter and effectively slacken the headangle. This will give the rider a more “in the bike feeling” as it will dip deeper in the turns give an overall more aggressive feel.

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    Hope this helps and get out and enjoy your new bikes!

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    Finally busted out the camera and took some decent photos of the new bike.

    Build specs:


    Pictures (Click HERE for more/full size photos)....









    My nephew is also a huge fan of the new bike



    He liked it so much that he decided to take it for himself

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    My balance should be here wednesday. So far the build is.
    2015 Marz 350 NCR
    Canfield Wheelset
    Kenda Nexcavators
    All Shimano XT Shadow+
    RS Reverb
    Spank stem
    Answer bars
    TLD Grips
    Canfield crampons
    One Up rad cage
    Wolftooth 42t
    Wolftooth 32t chainring

    Think thats it atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    the greens match up nicely. .... will probably be putting a green King headset on to bring some color forward...
    Loving your build, and everyone else's btw... I wish I could build one...

    Digging the fern green bits... But when you said green CK headsets, I hope you ordered the Sour Apple color... It looks just like fern green on paper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn View Post
    Loving your build, and everyone else's btw... I wish I could build one...

    Digging the fern green bits... But when you said green CK headsets, I hope you ordered the Sour Apple color... It looks just like fern green on paper...
    Yea it will be the light green version..
    Its looking like green is popular this year!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalas2 View Post
    Looks great, can't wait for the trail report.
    So far I've only had it on my most local trails which do not begin to challenge a bike like the Balance. They are very XC though, so I can say with confidence this bike pedals amazingly well and doesn't have an issues with wandering in tight sections (which out east is pretty much every section). I plan to take it somewhere much rockier tomorrow and I'm hoping to get to Mountain Creek on Fri to really put her to the test. Will post a thorough review afterwards.

    Swissam- believe it or not I forgot to weigh it at the shop. Whatever it is, it doesn't feel ride heavy at all.

    Thanks Tbooth, Killington, Gticlay. I find myself walking into the garage to just look at it. Such a cool looking bike in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.I.T.nj View Post
    I'm hoping to get to Mountain Creek on Fri to really put her to the test. Will post a thorough review afterwards.
    I'm actually planning on heading to Creek this weekend. Meet up with a few friends and shred some east coast rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    I'm actually planning on heading to Creek this weekend. Meet up with a few friends and shred some east coast rocks!
    Awesome! If there's a chance you can make it on Fri email me. Would love to meet up!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.I.T.nj View Post
    Awesome! If there's a chance you can make it on Fri email me. Would love to meet up!!!!
    Flying in on Friday, planning on being there Sat and Sunday.

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    [QUOTE=Turbocharged;11482096]Finally busted out the camera and took some decent photos of the new bike.

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    1st- That's an AWESOME looking Balance.

    2nd- I'm glad those XO cranks fit, because I'm going to be using the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBY View Post
    1st- That's an AWESOME looking Balance.

    2nd- I'm glad those XO cranks fit, because I'm going to be using the same.
    Thanks man. Yes, I was happy the XO cranks fit as well...it is quite tight however. Have about 1mm gap on the LH side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbocharged View Post
    Thanks man. Yes, I was happy the XO cranks fit as well...it is quite tight however. Have about 1mm gap on the LH side.
    Okay. I might put a spacer on the spindle then. Or I'll just get some of the crank arms that are on the approved list, already have the XO's though. Thanks for the reply!

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    Just picked up Vital MTB's Bike of the Day!

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    got my balance frame today!
    so excited about this frame! looking top notch quality!

    frame is a MED black\orange.
    going to build it up in 26" mode before going to 27.5"

    rear wheel is a temp, a heavy b*tch!
    have some upgrades listed for the next few months

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    here is my weighs in at 28.8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbocharged View Post
    Just picked up Vital MTB's Bike of the Day!

    That's pretty cool!
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpliquid View Post
    here is my weighs in at 28.8

    Only 28.8?
    Thats just a little more than 13kg

    What size is that frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsooba View Post
    got my balance frame today!
    so excited about this frame! looking top notch quality!

    frame is a MED black\orange.
    going to build it up in 26" mode before going to 27.5"

    rear wheel is a temp, a heavy b*tch!
    have some upgrades listed for the next few months
    Nice!
    Let us know how it goes.

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    What fox fork are you using. Will it also work when you upgrade to 27.5, thanks. Bike looks great, can't wait for the ride report.

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    We've received a few emails from customers in regards to their Maxles loosening. If any of you are experiencing this, simply flip your Maxle QR open and using a 2.5mm allen, give the tension adjuster 2 or 3 clockwise clicks. This will allow the Maxle to expand and have a stronger grab on the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTTR View Post
    Only 28.8?
    Thats just a little more than 13kg

    What size is that frame?
    medium frame. yea i wanna get it down below 28. probably remove the dropper

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    No weight goal is worth removing the dropper to achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpliquid View Post
    medium frame. yea i wanna get it down below 28. probably remove the dropper
    I think that's a very, very, good weight already.
    I wouldn't remove the dropper for weight saving .

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    28lbs is crazy good, it's not an xc bike. never lose the dropper

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    tp is running the ibis 741 wheelset and sixc carbon cranks which may be helping. agreed, that is a great weight, and the dropper is worth it's weight in..."weight"

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    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-mybalance2.jpg
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    Started my build this evening. Complete photos to follow Sunday.

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    Where are the raw frame builds? I so want to build one...

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    I hope we get some ride reports with the weekend here. Can't wait to hear how it rides with all the different configurations that you all have built.

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    Lance and I are in Moab-
    We have a large and medium Balance with us-
    Hit us up to check one out.
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    Come back through Boise so I can check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Lance and I are in Moab-
    We have a large and medium Balance with us-
    Hit us up to check one out.
    And stopping in SLC as well right?
    Would love to demo the balance!

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    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-full-build-01.jpg

    Built. Shot. Almost ready to rip. Borrowed tires from work for just this shoot. Got tires on order.

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    What company make that big rear sprocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpliquid View Post
    What company make that big rear sprocket?
    wolf or oneupcomponents makes a 40t and 42t option:

    OneUp Components US - 40/42T Sprocket + 16T

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    I'm running a wolftooth 42t and 32t chainring and one up rad cage

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
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    Built. Shot. Almost ready to rip. Borrowed tires from work for just this shoot. Got tires on order.
    looks awesome! any idea on weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwu_1 View Post
    looks awesome! any idea on weight?
    Not yet. Canfield cranks are on the way as are final tires i'll run for a bit. Once I get those on, I'll weight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
    Not yet. Canfield cranks are on the way as are final tires i'll run for a bit. Once I get those on, I'll weight it.
    The cranks in the pic are the 9 speed XT M770 Cranks right? Are you having clearance issues or you just wanted some canfield cranks?

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    Yeah. No clearance issues. I ended up running these w/o the driveside spacer to help with rear cassette clearance. No issues there on the 1x10.

    I really like the canfield cranks(running them on my jedi) and I also wanted all black.

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    Looks great!!

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    All these Balance builds are awesome.... Keep them coming...
    My thoughts on the bike:
    Smooth, Flows and carries speed. Handles root and rock strewn DH runs like a bigger travel bike, but carries and climbs like a goat. I have noticed I am riding in a bigger/Taller gear ratio on most of the trails I ride. After dropping the PSI on the rear shock to the recommended pressures, the bike just woke up. Really enjoying riding it!!!! Thanks Lance, Chris, Vin and of course Sean for the opportunity to own and ride 5 of the coolest bike designs out there!!

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    For those of you that have both The One and the Balance how do they compare to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalas2 View Post
    For those of you that have both The One and the Balance how do they compare to each other.

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    Comparing my 2011 ONE to the Balance - the One sets a little lower in the travel and eats the bumps a little more efficiently as expected due to the travel. As far as pedaling and climbing goes... The Balance outshines the One in both areas. I am sure due to the HA difference and newer suspension design. Since building the Balance, my One has been moved to the Buddy/Friend borrow status on the DH days. (set up as a single crown DH bike)

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    Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. The size and color of Balance that I wanted is sold out till spring they said. Was thinking of getting a used One instead, I think I'll just wait till spring as the Balance seems to be just what I'm looking for. Thanks again for the reply..

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    [QUOTE=jsalas2;11501368]Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. The size and color of Balance that I wanted is sold out till spring they said. Was thinking of getting a used One instead, I think I'll just wait till spring as the Balance seems to be just what I'm looking for. Thanks again for the reply..


    no problem... what color and size you looking for??

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    [QUOTE=rsullivan;11501401]
    Quote Originally Posted by jsalas2 View Post
    Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. The size and color of Balance that I wanted is sold out till spring they said. Was thinking of getting a used One instead, I think I'll just wait till spring as the Balance seems to be just what I'm looking for. Thanks again for the reply..


    no problem... what color and size you looking for??
    I want a small anodized black with the black link.

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    My Balance Semi Built So Far

    Well, here's my beauty. Fork is on it's way and should be here soon. I'll have a full weight and part list once everything is done, along with better pictures.
    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-10574413_10205143182287607_6363465259232715969_n.jpg
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    Really nice builds in this thread!

    That LE Red looks amazing. Is it a gloss finish?

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    Yea, it's a gloss. Had to wrap the bottom and stays reaaaaal well haha!
    "Stay on your bike Danny!"

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    2015 Balance - Black/Black/Medium

    Just finished my '15 Balance build:

    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-photo-oct-10-5-37-32-pm.jpg

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    More pics here:
    2015 Canfield Brothers Balance - kameraguy's Bike Check - Vital MTB


    Pike RCT3
    Deity D30
    King Inset
    Renthal 40mm
    XT M785 brakes + icetech (180/160)
    e*13 LG1+
    e*13 BB30
    MRP AMg Carbon
    Raceface NW 30T
    KMC 10SL
    Oneup 42T + XT shadow plus w/RAD cage
    Deity Compound pedals
    Cane Creek DBAirCS
    Reverb Stealth 125mm
    SDG Circuit Ti
    Deity seatpost clamp
    Canfield AM wheelset 27.5
    Maxxis HR2 front/rear


    Huge thanks to Vin and Sean! First weekend on her, and so far I love it!
    Last edited by kameraguy; 10-18-2014 at 12:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kameraguy View Post
    Just finished my '15 Balance build:

    Attachment 930542

    More pics and full specs here:
    2015 Canfield Brothers Balance - kameraguy's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Huge thanks to Vin and Sean! First weekend on her, and so far I love it!
    Oh man!!
    Superb pics, has usual...

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    rode with above


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    Trail reports please

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    Quote Originally Posted by kameraguy View Post
    Just finished my '15 Balance build:

    Attachment 930542

    More pics and full specs here:
    2015 Canfield Brothers Balance - kameraguy's Bike Check - Vital MTB

    Huge thanks to Vin and Sean! First weekend on her, and so far I love it!
    That's beautiful! Medium frame? Your height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBY View Post
    That's beautiful! Medium frame? Your height?
    Thank you! I'm 5'7".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTTR View Post
    Oh man!!
    Superb pics, has usual...
    Thanks! These bikes are gorgeous so it's too easy to make them look good

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    26" Balance

    Frame Black Ano. Large
    CB C2 crank Raceface NW 32t
    CB Crampon Ultimate pedals
    Marzocchi 55 RC3 EVO 2 Ti
    Race Face Sixc DH carbon
    Mavic Crossmax XL WTI 26"
    Maxxis High Roller II 2.3
    Hope Tech V4 brakes
    Sram X01 11 speed
    Rock Shox reverb
    Deity Cavity Stem
    Deity Pinner Saddle (Joystick Emulator LT Saddle is on the way )
    Salsa clamp
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Mrp Amg chain guide
    Shimano Icetech rotors
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    nice!!!

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    Large frame weight w/o rear shock is 3.5 kg
    Finished weight is 15 kg
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    hit the scale at just under #32. Which is perfect to me. All my trail bikes have been #29-32

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    You can easly build it up under 30-31 lbs. with lightweight fork , crank set , tires and w/o adjustable seat post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalas2 View Post
    Trail reports please

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    I have 6 rides on mine so far. 2 XC, 1 DH at Mountain Creek and 3 techy/rocky chunky trail rides.

    I'm coming of a 2013 Rocky Altitude that I used to run in the most slack/aggressive setting with the fork set to 160.

    My background is mostly XC until 2 seasons ago when I bought the Rocky and started doing ESC enduro races. I bought the Balance because I wanted a bike to make the the race pace runs a little bit more confident then the Rocky could while still being a good pedaling bike on my local trails.

    I expected this bike to be a way more capable descender and it did not disappoint. At MCBP it held its line through chunk with the rear end just eating whatever came. It was also noticeably more stable at high speed then my Altitude which would start to get twitchy. I used Vin's park tune to start and didn't change much from those settings for the day. Spent most of the tweaking time getting the Pike to feel as great as the rear end. All in all very happy. Hoping to get back for one more DH day before the season ends. Felt like I could've pushed the bike harder each run, seemed like it was begging for more.

    What I'm most impressed with is how incredibly well this Bike pedals. I've read about the "magical" Canfield suspension for quite a long time so I expected it to be good...But I'm pretty amazed. On fireroad and non-tech climbs it gives up little if anything to my Altitude which was a much lighter bike and no where near the descender the Balance is. The suspension has a great platform for my stand and hammer climbing style.

    On tech climbs the Balance is WAY better than my Altitude. I actually started to climb rocky stuff with the the CCDB on open because I love the way the rear end conforms and grips over chunk. It doesn't feel like I'm losing much if any efficiency without the climb switch. Very cool!

    Awesome bike. Can't wait to get more time on it.

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    How did it ride on the xc trails, as I would like to only have one bike and also sell my xc bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalas2 View Post
    How did it ride on the xc trails, as I would like to only have one bike and also sell my xc bike.
    [QUOTE] What I'm most impressed with is how incredibly well this Bike pedals. I've read about the "magical" Canfield suspension for quite a long time so I expected it to be good...But I'm pretty amazed. On fireroad and non-tech climbs it gives up little if anything to my Altitude which was a much lighter bike and no where near the descender the Balance is. The suspension has a great platform for my stand and hammer climbing style. [QUOTE]

    In otherwords it handles XC very well.

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    Thanks, appreciate the great review.

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    More XL's pics please!

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    My LE Balance Build!

    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-1973772_10205226763377082_6646459935362299955_o.jpg

    Finally got my build completed!! So stoked on it and it performs like my Jedi does!!!
    Build List:
    Frame: 2015 Canfield LE Fire Red Balance
    Fork: MRP Stage 170mm
    Shock: Cane Creek DB Air CS
    Bars: Raceface SixC 35mm
    Stem: Raceface Atlas 35mm
    Brakes: Shimano XT 203mm/180mm, black
    Shifter: Shimano XT, black
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth (not pictured)
    Saddle: Raceface Aeffect (not pictured)
    Chain: SRAM 10 spd
    Chainguide: MRP Chainguide
    Crank: Canfield 165mm with Canfield chainring
    Pedals: Canfield Ultimates Gold
    Cassette: Shimano XT 1x10
    Derailleur: Shimano XT, black
    Wheelset: Canfield Brothers AM 27.5"
    Tires: Maxxis High Roller II's 3C EXO 2.4
    Seatclamp: Black Canfield clamp

    I'm racing this bike tomorrow, so we shall see how she performs!!!
    "Stay on your bike Danny!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBooth View Post
    I'm racing this bike tomorrow, so we shall see how she performs!!!
    Love to hear how that goes and if you don't mind, some extra reporting on the fork too!

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    Good luck in the race, also waiting for the review.

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    Rode San Juan Trail. Bluejay to base. 12 or so miles of fast singletrack with technical descents and ascents. Bike was awesome. Felt bottomless, pedaled awesome on/off CS.

    So very happy with this frame. Agreed with the above it felt like me jedi in the rough stuff.

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    I know I still need to cut the brake lines, it's just that I'd rather ride.

    31.12 lbs/14.12 kg

    Frame: Canfield Balance (small) Brushed/Green Links
    Fork: Pike 650b 160mm
    Shock: Cane Creek DB Air CS
    Bars: Easton Haven
    Stem: Truativ 40mm
    Brakes: Shimano XT 180/160
    Shifter: Shimano XT
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb
    Saddle: Selle
    Chain: Shimano 10 spd
    Crank:Sram X1
    Chainring: Spiderless 30T Wolftooth
    Pedals: Wellgo
    Cassette: Shimano XT 1x10 11-42 (wolf tooth 42t and 16t cog)
    Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Wheelset: Syntace W40 26" Hadley Hub rear/ Hope Evo front
    Tires: 2.4 Continental Mountain Kings

    Upcoming minor mods: switch to a medium cage deraileur with a OneUp Rad cage, MRP bashguard, Hans Dampf in the front, cut front brake lines, new saddle.
    Last edited by phuphyter; 10-21-2014 at 08:36 PM.

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    What did the weight come in at?

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    I didn't get the chance to weigh it yet. When I shorten the lines, I'll hang it on my scale and post up the numbers.

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    Enduro Review with Review on MRP Stage

    Hey guys! The racecourse beat me a bit yesterday, but the Balance sure did it's part! Took 12th place. For not being an enduro racer and use to only going DH, I felt good with my results! Didn't know there was so much climbing in the actual stages haha!! Time for some reviewness on the bike! First off, some guys wanted to know how the MRP Stage was.
    I am a huge lover of the DVO Diamond, BOS Deville & "Zocchi 350, but I would definitely put the Stage in this category of forks if you're looking to save some cash! The small bump was out of this world. There were tons of roots on the course and braking bumps, so the fork absorbed all of them with ease and kept my hands comfortable. Very stout fork with 34mm stanchions at 170mm of travel. And that ramp control.....best feature by far! I wasn't using all my travel on my first run, so I backed off the ramp and was able to dial in some extra plush and use every mm of travel possible!
    As for the Balance, well the bike totally slayed the courses (until I messed up corners and such, which was all my fault haha). Glad I have this to train on for the DH season!
    P.S Mine weighs 32.5-33lbs. I like it hefty!
    "Stay on your bike Danny!"

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    Received my large, brushed frame on Monday, currently being built. Canfield wheels, pedals, Pike RCT3, XT 1x10 drivetrain, KS dropper post, Deity cavity stem, Raceface Atlas bars, Butcher tires, can't wait to get this baby out to our local flow trail. Oh yeah, and the really cool kicker to this is, my last name is Canfield and I'm rockin a Canfield Bros. Balance bike.......ooohhh yyeeaahhhh. Thanx Lance, Cris, Sean, Vin, you guys rock.
    Oldest daughter doesn't ride.

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    Canfield Balance large le fire
    x-fusion metric 160mm black
    cc dba
    hope bb + gxp conversion
    cane creek 40 series

    Shimano Saint M820 Disc Brake x 2
    Shimano XT-Saint RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotor 180mm x 2

    SRAM X01 XG1195 11 Speed Cassette
    SRAM X01 11 Speed Rear Mech
    SRAM X01 11 Speed Trigger
    SRAM X1 HollowPin
    SRAM X1 1400 11 Speed Crankset 170mm
    chainring included with crank 32t
    DMR V12 2014 model

    SDG Falcon Ti-Alloy Saddle
    RockShox Reverb Seatpost 380mm
    Thomson Seat CollarR
    Renthal Fatbars 780mm gold
    Lizard Skin lockons
    Renthal Duo 50mm

    Hope Hoops Pro 2 Evo Flow EX Wheelset straight pull - 27.5/650b
    Geax Goma tryes
    33.4lb complete







    More pics on Google photos.
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    Awesome job on that build! Love the choice on the X-Fusion fork.

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    more I see the red, the more I dig it.

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    Balance - Poison Ivy

    2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-img_1356.jpg2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-img_1360.jpg2015 Balance - Build and Show what you got!!!!!-img_1363.jpg
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    2015 Balance - Large - Brushed with Green links
    Rear Shock:CCDB Air CS
    Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 160mm -Black
    Headset: Chris King Inset 3 - LTD Sour Apple
    Handlebar: ENVE Carbon DH - 800mm for now
    Stem: Point One Racing Split-Second 50mm - LTD Nickel Plated
    Grips: Lizard Skins DSP Green
    Brakes: Shimano XT M785
    Rotors: Shimano XT RT-86 - 203mm front / 180mm rear
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1
    Shifters: SRAM XX1 Trigger
    Chain: SRAM PC-XX1 Hollow pin
    Cassette: SRAM XG-1195 X01 10T-42T
    Chainguide: MRP AMG
    Cranks: Race Face SixC Cinch Carbon
    Chainring: Race Face 32T Narrow Wide Green
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face BSA30
    Pedals: Canfield Brothers Crampon Ultimate - Grey
    Rims: Light Bicycle Carbon Hookless 35mm AM 32H
    Hubs: e*thirteen TRS+ 15mm front and XD 142mmX12mm rear
    Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 – Black
    Nipples: Fire Eye alloy 14mm Green
    Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 x 27.5 Evo SUPER GRAVITY TrailStar
    Saddle: SDG Bel-Air 2.0 Ti - Black/Green
    Seatpost: KS LEV 125mmm 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa Black 35mm lip-lock

    I am very pleased with how my build turned out. I'm still waiting for the new XTR 9020 Trails brakes to be released. I am considering a 150mm Stealth dropper post. The MRP AMG guide doesn't fit with the oversized Race Face BSA30 BB and needed modification to fit. I am very happy with the suspension performance, the Climb Switch on the shock works really well. I am a fan of the rear wheel path and it helps the bike from getting hung up on in technical rocks both up and down. I am 5'11" 200 lbs and the Large frame fits me perfect, comfortable but can still throw it around. This bike is really fun to Whip. Can t wait for race season and the bike parks to open back up. VitalMTB bike check

    Does anyone have any recomendations on a 150mm dropper post for this frame? I think I am between the the KS Lev Ti black, KS LEV Integra or a RS Reverb Stealth. It looks like to route the cable for stealth it would need to be zip tied to the other cables on top of the downtube, is that correct? I am wondering if it is even worth it to to go with stealth routing and if it even looks any cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1701gst View Post
    Does anyone have any recomendations on a 150mm dropper post for this frame? I think I am between the the KS Lev Ti black, KS LEV Integra or a RS Reverb Stealth. It looks like to route the cable for stealth it would need to be zip tied to the other cables on top of the downtube, is that correct? I am wondering if it is even worth it to to go with stealth routing and if it even looks any cleaner.
    Dunno about the KS offerings, but the RS stealth is NOT available in the 150mm travel for 30.6 tube. The ONLY 150mm travel they have is for the 31.9 seat tube.

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