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    2016 Nimble 9's

    Hello,

    I went to buy a N9 this week in the UK, to find out that there were none available till 2016, which is not a problem.
    I was wondering if there were to be any change to the frame in 2016 or updates to available colours before I order one.
    Thank you, looking forward to getting one in the new year.

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    I am also waiting on the N9's to get back in stock. I talked with someone at Canfield today and he said no changes to frame or geometry for the '16 production run.

    Now I just have to wait for time to pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloRyan View Post
    I am also waiting on the N9's to get back in stock. I talked with someone at Canfield today and he said no changes to frame or geometry for the '16 production run.

    Now I just have to wait for time to pass.
    Interesting...their website says changes are on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Interesting...their website says changes are on the way.
    No changes in geo as we absolutely love how the N9 rides, just a few minor tweaks to save weight. That's all I can say for now.

    We will have more info as soon as production wraps, hoping to have the 2016's in stock by the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    No changes in geo as we absolutely love how the N9 rides, just a few minor tweaks to save weight. That's all I can say for now.

    We will have more info as soon as production wraps, hoping to have the 2016's in stock by the end of the year.
    Any more info yet? I've narrowed down my choices to the Nimble 9 or a Kona Honzo ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Any more info yet? I've narrowed down my choices to the Nimble 9 or a Kona Honzo ST.
    yup, what crank1979 said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr711 View Post
    yup, what crank1979 said...
    I'm gonna pile on... What jr and crank said.

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    I'm gonna say it'll have internal dropper previsions, tweaked a little more to suit the fatter tire side of things and it'll be an e-bike for sure.

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    Perfect. I hate pedaling and bikes in general, so I'm hoping this niche steel 29er is the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    No changes in geo as we absolutely love how the N9 rides, just a few minor tweaks to save weight. That's all I can say for now.

    We will have more info as soon as production wraps, hoping to have the 2016's in stock by the end of the year.
    Chrome is gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzfrider View Post
    Chrome is gone?
    Looks like it. Red, dark blue, green, and black. I was hoping for a powder blue... Curious about the green.

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    Anyone know if they respond to emails off their webpage, or is it best to pm Killington on this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzfrider View Post
    Anyone know if they respond to emails off their webpage, or is it best to pm Killington on this site?
    I've asked questions both through e-mail and messaging them on facebook, got next day replies each time.

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    They are taking pre-orders now on their website
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Arriving last week of January.

    I ordered a black one, but would love to see a dark sparkle blue one. Hard to tell what's going on with that little color swatch.

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    That's good to know, website says stealth routing, also good.
    Have gone for a black one as well, been ordered since October.
    Can't wait to get it. Hopefully there will be some shots up soon. Happy Christmas.

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    Yeah colour swatches suck

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    Do they have a sizing chart for the N9? I can't dig one up anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolism View Post
    Do they have a sizing chart for the N9? I can't dig one up anywhere.
    Nimble 9 mountain bike frame for downhill or cross-country riding

    Click on "Geo & Sizing".

    You could always call them for more specific recommendations on cockpit configurations, etc.

    That sparkle blue would go awesome with pink and purple components...

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    I ended up buying (preorder) the 2016 N9 frame in a medium. Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolism View Post
    I ended up buying (preorder) the 2016 N9 frame in a medium. Can't wait!
    Curious...how tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Curious...how tall are you?
    Slight reply hijack.
    I am 6ft and ordered a large, medium felt too short on the top tube for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Curious...how tall are you?
    I'm 5'8". Right on the line of most S & M's. I contacted Canfield Bros and they suggested medium.

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    2016 pics are up! Looks awesome. Can't wait for my blue to come in. Other parts are trickling in by the day. Should be an awesome B+ build. Was a little worried about the WTB scrapers, so I went with the asym i35's with hope pro 4's and boost up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolism View Post
    2016 pics are up! Looks awesome. Can't wait for my blue to come in. Other parts are trickling in by the day. Should be an awesome B+ build. Was a little worried about the WTB scrapers, so I went with the asym i35's with hope pro 4's and boost up front.
    Sounds dope! Make sure to share your build with us!

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    Can't wait until this: "We are currently taking pre-orders for the all new 2016 Nimble 9, shipping in late January 2016." says this: "Now shipping!"

    Got to be some time this week, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Can't wait until this: "We are currently taking pre-orders for the all new 2016 Nimble 9, shipping in late January 2016." says this: "Now shipping!"

    Got to be some time this week, eh?
    Let's hope! I got that blue, looks so awesome in the few pics they posted. The last of the parts for the build should be in around the same time as the frame if they ship this week. We've got 2+ feet of snow on the ground here in DC, but that won't stop me.

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    I was told first week of Feb - For UK though, so may be sooner in US.
    Very exciting, looking forward to seeing peoples builds.
    Mine is black, but be interesting to see how the blue and green come out in the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kragu View Post
    Can't wait until this: "We are currently taking pre-orders for the all new 2016 Nimble 9, shipping in late January 2016." says this: "Now shipping!"

    Got to be some time this week, eh?
    Frames are at the port just waiting for customs clearance, hoping to see them the beginning of next week. I updated the webstore this AM to "first week of Feb". Soon guys, VERY soon!

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    Thanks for the update! Goes a long way.

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    Can. Not. Wait 😀

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    Oh dammit, did they already sell out of the dark blue XL frames?

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    First batch shipping now! Yeeeeew.

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    2016 Nimble 9

    2016's are in stock and our pre orders are all ready out the door!

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-nimble-9-blue-studio.jpg

    The big-wheel revolution continues with the 2016 Nimble 9, featuring a 342g weight savings over its predecessor, new custom sliding dropouts and an even more compliant ride. When the the Bros. built the original N9, Lance and Chris took what they loved about the revolutionary Yelli Screamy, and set about crafting a 4130 chromoly steel bike that looked good and rode better. The Nimble 9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with a slack head angle, short chainstays (adjustable down to 16.25 inches via sliding dropouts) and clearance for 2.5-inch tires. Whether you’re running gears or building the ultimate singlespeed, the Nimble 9 is ready to take it on.

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-nimble-blue.jpg

    2016 Features:
    • 29″ All Mountain
    • 4130 chromoly steel
    • 67.7° head angle with a 120mm fork, 66.7°/140mm fork
    • Adjustable 16.25“ – 16.9” chainstays
    • 342g lighter than our 2015 Nimble 9
    • New, lighter custom sliding 142mm x 12mm rear dropouts with axle included
    • Stealth cable routing
    • ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance
    • Removable direct mount front derailleur block
    • Two water bottle bosses

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-nimble-blue-2.jpg

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    Our 2016 N9 colors:
    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-n9-black.jpg

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-n9-blue.jpg

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-n9-green.jpg

    2016 Nimble 9's-canfield-brothers-2016-n9-red.jpg

    For more information, please see our webstore.

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    Just called off work for my delivery on Monday!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolism View Post
    Just called off work for my delivery on Monday!!!
    That's the spirit! HAHA.

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    I'm really curious about how you guys shed 12 oz off the last gen. If you can tell us the secrets Vin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    I'm really curious about how you guys shed 12 oz off the last gen. If you can tell us the secrets Vin
    We redesigned the dropouts, which was where most of the weight savings came from. We also swapped the hydroformed TT for a traditional round, then bumped the seat and chainstays down one size. The stay change allowed us to tune the frame to have a bit more compliancy and bring the ride quality back towards the original N9, while maintaining the toughness of the 2013-2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post

    Our 2016 N9 colors:
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    Love the colors and the thin curved seatstays!
    Are those images showing two frame sizes?
    Black/blue/green in a large, red in xlarge???

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    Quote Originally Posted by potahal View Post
    Love the colors and the thin curved seatstays!
    Are those images showing two frame sizes?
    Black/blue/green in a large, red in xlarge???
    Good eye! Black/blue/green are show in a medium, the red is a large. (I typically shoot mediums, however I had shot the red when our samples arrived last month.)

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    I have a riot and epo, but that blue nimble is killing me. I've never owned a steel MTB, is there something this could give me over the EPO that I could use for justification, other than lust?

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    This may not help...

    2016 Nimble 9's-imageuploadedbytapatalk1454645726.101602.jpg

    Maiden voyage tomorrow afternoon.

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    G.A.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    G.A.S.
    Get a sharpie? I know, that yellow is killing me a little bit.

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    Could be gear acquisition syndrome

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    Yes, gear acquisition syndrome, a well known affliction.

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    Highly contagious too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    I have a riot and epo, but that blue nimble is killing me. I've never owned a steel MTB, is there something this could give me over the EPO that I could use for justification, other than lust?
    The reasons I'm looking at the N9 (aside from the price difference and the shiny colors) over the EPO are:
    * The seat tube is slightly slacker although not to the degree of the Yelli
    * The bottom bracket is higher which makes it better for shorter-travel forks
    * The dropout length is adjustable which makes single-speed conversions simpler and more natural, as well as being able to run the dropouts full out (to give a longer wheelbase and a ride more like a "normal" 29er) or fully slammed (to provide that distinctive Canfield handling)

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    Got this put this together on Saturday. Was able to ride at Rays indoor moutain bike park on Sunday. Simply amazing! Seriously the most fun I've had on 2 wheels in a while. I was looking to do wheels and a fork but some *******s kicked my back door in and stole and damaged a bunch of things. Sadly, it'll be a bit before those areas get the upgrade treatment... Quick shot of the Blue in XL with the second being the motivation to keep pedaling!
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    Hi´ Neck Romancer

    The sparkle blue looks fantastic. Quick question - I´m 6´2 and thinking about getting a xl and riding it with a 50mm stem. Is that a 35mm stem you got there and what´s your height?

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