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    very nice bikes all, what kind of build weights are you coming up with? dusty how compliant is the ride with those 2.8's and the new smaller seat and chainstays in the rear? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by botero View Post
    very nice bikes all, what kind of build weights are you coming up with? dusty how compliant is the ride with those 2.8's and the new smaller seat and chainstays in the rear? thanks
    It's very comfy to be honest. Not full squish comfy, but a huge improvement over a 2.3 or 2.4 tire

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    thanks, had a yelli for a long time but always loved the ride of my old steel sir 9 ss with 2.4 schwalbe's on it. how did the large frame fit up with you? am also looking at the numbers trying to match up tt and reach with my other longer slacker bikes which puts me in a large which will work as i have a 33+ inseam and want to keep a short stem setup also. not sure why the st are so long on the N9 compared to their other frames

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    The seat tube is just a little short for me with a 125mm dropper. Other than that, the bikes kills it.
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    thanks, have a friend getting a medium so will get a test ride soon!

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    2016 Nimble 9's-n9.jpg

    Just built this up over the weekend and managed to get a ride in. I love it so far and a huge leap from the XC geometry that i am used to. You point it down and it just eats it up and is very confident inspiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenkeep View Post
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    Just built this up over the weekend and managed to get a ride in. I love it so far and a huge leap from the XC geometry that i am used to. You point it down and it just eats it up and is very confident inspiring
    Nice! Glad you like it probably the most fun you can have on a 29er hardtail.

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    2016 Nimble 9 Green

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    Here is my build. Coming from the Yelli, I am very happy. My biggest issue (and really only issue) on my Yelli was the way it climbed the steeps. It seemed to take a lot of finesse to get the front wheel to stay down and also keep the rear wheel from spinning out. The Nimble climbs like a champ for me with the sliders all the way forward.

    Still thinking about trying out some 650b+ tires but as a 29er it's really my dream hard tail.

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    It Starts...

    It's beginning to look a lot like XMas (in June... in AZ...)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    It's beginning to look a lot like XMas (in June... in AZ...)!
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    The dizzy decals will match your red n9 very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    The dizzy decals will match your red n9 very nicely.
    Agreed!

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    Giggity

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    Giggity.

    Got her built up, with the exception of the fact she's a 79-er right now since my rear 142 conversion for my King hub didn't come in yet. So I "borrow" my wife's rear wheel.

    For the time being - this is her look, but I will post an update after I get my rear 29" wheel installed.

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    Test rode it a bit in the yard and my god it feels SO right to be back on a Nimble. NEVER sell a Nimble 9. It only makes you buy another.

    I am happy with the large too. I wanted a longer TT so I could run a 50. Took a risk, wasn't sure the seat tube would work with my 125mm dropper, but I have about an inch to spare, so that's fantastic.

    Wifey doesn't want me ripping it on her carbon wheels (I ride like a bull in a china shop compared to her, and I am horrible about checking tire PSI), so I hope my axle comes in tomorrow or else I may have a big apology to make to Mrs. PD214 after I steal her wheel for a ride.

    Also - MAJOR props to the Bros for reworking these dropouts. A fraction of the weight, still strong as all get out, and they look better too. Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    It's beginning to look a lot like XMas (in June... in AZ...)!
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    Build complete. Hoping to get in a shakedown ride next week.





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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post



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    Nice build...few tips when setting up the fork. I found the dizzy to be very sensitive to air pressure. It won't feel right until you get it just right.

    Ive run bos forks before and always tend to run 10-15 psi more than they recommend. With the dizzy, I found that running exactly what they recommended got me the damping peromance that I prefer.

    Just saying....bring your shock pump on your shakedown ride...I bet you'll need it.

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    Based on my weight (165 w/o gear), I need 150 psi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Based on my weight (165 w/o gear), I need 150 psi?

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    That would be a good starting point....i'm 165 w/ gear and running 145. Running the rebound taut at 8 clicks from full hard, the fastest setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Build:
    • 2016 N9 frame - L
    • Canfield Bros 29er Wheelset (w/Gorilla Tape & Stans sealant)
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 / 2.25
    • BOS Dizzy 120 fork
    • Cane Creek 40 headset
    • Easton Haven stem 0x70
    • RF Atlas FR Stealth bars 785mm
    • ESI Chunky grips
    • XT Ice Tech brakes 180 / 160
    • Canfield Bros clamp
    • WTB Silverado Ti saddle
    • XT cranks 175mm
    • RaceFace NW 32t chainring
    • Surly 20t cog
    • SRAM PC-971 chain
    • Shimano PD-M540 pedals

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    my 'xc' rig

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    my 'xc' rig

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    Nice!!!

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    A nice set of builds here! It's great to see each of the colors represented as well.

    Planning to build up a hardtail to help refine my riding skills, and the N9 is currently at the top of my list. Hopefully I'll be joining the Canfield N9 club soon, and that my build can hang with those in this thread. Even though I can only go up to 2.8's, I plan to go the 27.5+ route to help soften up the rear of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Build:
    • 2016 N9 frame - L
    • Canfield Bros 29er Wheelset (w/Gorilla Tape & Stans sealant)
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 / 2.25
    • BOS Dizzy 120 fork
    • Cane Creek 40 headset
    • Easton Haven stem 0x70
    • RF Atlas FR Stealth bars 785mm
    • ESI Chunky grips
    • XT Ice Tech brakes 180 / 160
    • Canfield Bros clamp
    • WTB Silverado Ti saddle
    • XT cranks 175mm
    • RaceFace NW 32t chainring
    • Surly 20t cog
    • SRAM PC-971 chain
    • Shimano PD-M540 pedals
    Couple of upgrades...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Build:
    • 2016 N9 frame - L
    • Canfield Bros 29er Wheelset (w/Gorilla Tape & Stans sealant)
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 / 2.25
    • BOS Dizzy 120 fork
    • Cane Creek 40 headset
    • Easton Haven stem 0x70
    • RF Atlas FR Stealth bars 785mm
    • ESI Chunky grips
    • XT Ice Tech brakes 180 / 160
    • Canfield Bros clamp
    • WTB Silverado Ti saddle
    • XT cranks 175mm
    • RaceFace NW 32t chainring
    • Surly 20t cog
    • SRAM PC-971 chain
    • Shimano PD-M540 pedals
    Hi Cyclejunkie,

    wondering if you're getting along with the Dizzy?

    I can't seem to get mine to feel nice and plush like the other Bos Deville forks I have owned in the past.

    The Dizzy feels really sticky in the first 20-30 mm of travel. Or is it that I'm not used to how a XC fork is supposed to ride.

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    Mine feels a little sticky initially too.

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    Has anyone ever messed with their N9 on a flowy dowhill trail? Thinking of taking mine to Snowshoe Bike Park in August. I've already taken it down some tame downhill sections and never had an issue. I'm sure the super steep and rooty sections would be a no go, especially since I'd more than likely cook my brakes. For the huge flow trails it would be a blast. Anyone else had success?

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    Joining the Nimble 9 club - frame to arrive next week!

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    Standover for the small frame?

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    Large black on the way.

    I spent a few years on an El Mariachi in all sorts of configurations, including a hybrid roadie. Shredded the hell out of Arizona on a Paradox. Got a little old and soft so started riding full squish, ended up with a Prime and a Phantom. I am sacrificing the Prime to the bike Gods to clear the stable for a return to a little hard tailing.

    I looked at tons and tons of hardtails, wanted steel because of all the positive ride experience from the El Mar, kept coming back to the N9 because of geo and positive Canfield rep and reviews.

    Initial build will be 1x 29er, some 2.3 Minions, because that is what I have. Who knows where then, frame is super versatile, another reason why I went N9.

    Pics of the build when it happens.

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    It looks like Canfield is blowing out the current Nimble9 for the Nimble9 Boost. Is Boost spacing the only change? If so, I'm thinking about jumping on the deal. I would be building this up as a SS, and as far as I can tell, there are not any Boost spaced SS hubs.

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    Late to the 2016 party

    Finished the build this morning by stealing parts off my other bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    It looks like Canfield is blowing out the current Nimble9 for the Nimble9 Boost. Is Boost spacing the only change? If so, I'm thinking about jumping on the deal. I would be building this up as a SS, and as far as I can tell, there are not any Boost spaced SS hubs.
    2017 gets a longer reach and shorter seat tube as well
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    I am pretty sure it would be possible to build up a single speed boost Pro4 hub. Give Hope a call?

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    I'm finally in the club!! Just added this to go with my Epo! Now all I need is a riot and maybe a balance


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    Nice! Their bikes are addictive like crack. Once you ride one, you want all of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    Nice! Their bikes are addictive like crack. Once you ride one, you want all of them!
    Yes you do. I'm trying like hell to talk Ryan Sullivan out of his riot


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    I'm trying to hold out for next years goodies, but damn those Nimble closeout frames are sooooo tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    I'm trying to hold out for next years goodies, but damn those Nimble closeout frames are sooooo tempting.
    I was going to pull the trigger on one and wait till the winter to build it. But got a deal on this one complete so I jumped on it


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    My first Canfield

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    Finally got my first Bros bike built up. Jumped on the clearance deal and built up a SS shredder. Can't wait for the rain to stop so I can hit the trails and get her dialed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorXman View Post
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    Finally got my first Bros bike built up. Jumped on the clearance deal and built up a SS shredder. Can't wait for the rain to stop so I can hit the trails and get her dialed in.
    Nice build man. What's your take on the atomik carbon wheel set and what hubs did you go with. I'm thinking of s set for my riot build.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    Nice build man. What's your take on the atomik carbon wheel set and what hubs did you go with. I'm thinking of s set for my riot build.


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    I haven't had a chance to ride the trails yet, but on the street they seem REALLY stiff. Atomik is a local company for me, so I know that the shop I got them built up will take care of them if anything goes wrong. I got last year's model rims laced up on i9's for the same price as a Chinese wheelset. I know they aren't the lightest or widest rims, but they have some of the thickest walls so should be very durable.

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    FYI
    Selling my 2016 Large Green Nimble 9 Frame
    See under classifieds 29er Hardtail if anyone is interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    Nice build man. What's your take on the atomik carbon wheel set and what hubs did you go with. I'm thinking of s set for my riot build.


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    I have the Atomik rims with Onyx Racing hubs on my Riot. I've beat the crap out of these and highly recommend them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Finished the build this morning by stealing parts off my other bikes.

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    Sweet build, nice MRP Stage.
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Finished the build this morning by stealing parts off my other bikes.

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    Can't wait to get a stage for mine


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    So much fun

    This thing is such a blast with + tires
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    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    This thing is such a blast with + tires
    Looks beautiful. Large or Medium? 2016 or 2017?

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    It's an XL 2016

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