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    Canfield Brothers Balance - First Look

    Canfield Brothers Balance - Our version of what a 27.5”, 160mm All Mountain bike SHOULD be. Tough enough for park riding, yet unparallelled pedaling performance. Go any where, do ANYTHING!

    We will have more details with a full release in the upcoming months and ETA is expected to be early summer 2014.

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    Wow, I can't wait to see this in person.. and specs

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    Looking good!
    Got any drive side or linkage close ups?

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    What a nice surprise!

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    Oh man!!!

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    Am i the only one abit disapointed with that bike so far?
    It my first impresssion but...

    to me Canfield has always been coming out with revolutinnary design out of the norm poducts...this one looks like a bunch of other bikes in the market.

    I also wonder why doing another do it all bike like the One....these two bikes have similar purpose so they cover pretty much the same part of the spectrum ... if the balance replace the one in thelong run it makes sens.

    Dont get me wrong it looks like a nice bike, probably rides great also... I'm a big fan of the bros as i have 3 of their bikes(One, jedi, yelli) i just dont see the use of that one in their lineup exept for the 650b wheels.

    I would have liked a similar strong bike with less travel...

    Will see with the geo number.... Might still be my One replacement
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    Straight up HOT. Cant wit for more info & pics.

    It looks like there is an extra hole on that there linkage, geo adjust maybe?

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    650b/6" bike is exactly what Ive been thinking for my next bike (to complement The One). Thank you Canfield for making the decision process so easy! Can't wait to see the specs!
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    So the web site has the Balance listed as "Summer 2014", but the One is no more?
    Say it isn't so!

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    Absolutely Perfect!!!!
    The only thing I want to know is..... Who got to ride it first?
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    any info of the geo?

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    Home run right out of the box!

    Are you guys taking pre orders yet? I will take one in small

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    Am i the only one abit disapointed with that bike so far?
    It my first impresssion but...

    to me Canfield has always been coming out with revolutinnary design out of the norm poducts...this one looks like a bunch of other bikes in the market.

    I also wonder why doing another do it all bike like the One....these two bikes have similar purpose so they cover pretty much the same part of the spectrum ... if the balance replace the one in thelong run it makes sens.

    Dont get me wrong it looks like a nice bike, probably rides great also... I'm a big fan of the bros as i have 3 of their bikes(One, jedi, yelli) i just dont see the use of that one in their lineup exept for the 650b wheels.

    I would have liked a similar strong bike with less travel...

    Will see with the geo number.... Might still be my One replacement
    I'm pretty sure once we find out some real specs about this bike that it will completely come through for you.

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    Pics look good but eager to know geo numbers as well as weight. What cranks are those? Almost look like they are Canfield branded. Also, still planning on making it 26 or 650b capable? Not seeing replaceable dropouts on this proto so curious if that is just because it is a proto or because you are shelving the idea of cross compatibility.

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    Now that looks nice.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    Am i the only one abit disapointed with that bike so far?
    I'm the second one.

    Just the first impression. I'll wait to see some numbers.


    Question now is:
    Is this really going to replace the One?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savo View Post
    I'm the second one.

    Just the first impression. I'll wait to see some numbers.


    Question now is:
    Is this really going to replace the One?
    Not sure what there is to be disappointed with, it looks really tough, and IMO, they nailed it with the looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    What cranks are those? Almost look like they are Canfield branded.
    Crazy talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Not sure what there is to be disappointed with, it looks really tough, and IMO, they nailed it with the looks.
    Yeah, someone clue me in? It looks hot. It's a bike. It will be fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr View Post
    Yeah, someone clue me in? It looks hot. It's a bike. It will be fast.
    it has more to do with the purpose of the bike in their lineup....to me its a 27.5 One!

    but looking at their 2014 linup on the website, the one does not show so the balance looks to be the replacement..wich make more sens.
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    My biggest concern (as with any new bike now) is price point. If it's inline with The Jedi pricing why wouldn't I get a flashy carbon bike with a DW link? I'm asking because I don't know enough about either design actually beyond numbers on paper. I've ridden a few DW bikes and they're great, why is this suspension design better and different? Real questions. That said, the bike looks wonderful and based on those pics it would look really nice hanging next to the Yelli... plume needs a f/s bike in 2014...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    it has more to do with the purpose of the bike in their lineup....to me its a 27.5 One!
    Hope it doesn't weigh as much as The One!

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    Zooming in on this pic's answers some questions, including one I had earlier. No geo/travel adjust from the link. Something looks interesting in the axel area though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by plume View Post
    My biggest concern (as with any new bike now) is price point. If it's inline with The Jedi pricing why wouldn't I get a flashy carbon bike with a DW link? I'm asking because I don't know enough about either design actually beyond numbers on paper. I've ridden a few DW bikes and they're great, why is this suspension design better and different? Real questions. That said, the bike looks wonderful and based on those pics it would look really nice hanging next to the Yelli... plume needs a f/s bike in 2014...
    The suspension design is kick ass! This thing will pedal great going up and be as push as all get out going down. I'm hooked on the suspension. I had the original One and a Sauce and they were outstanding. I cried for days when my One broke, then the search was on for something to replace it. I went through a Banshee Rune (v1), Intense Tracer (v1), Titus El Guapo, and a Nomad. They were all pretty good (the EG was the best of the bunch) but when I found a Canfield Diggle I had to try it out. I built it up and the magic was back!

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    Plus, if you have to pick up the phone with a query you'll highly likely to have that query answered by the brothers themselves, as apposed to have some 18 year old at the LBS that they'll get back to you in two weeks, and when they do they'll have an answer that has nothing to with your original question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plume View Post
    My biggest concern (as with any new bike now) is price point. If it's inline with The Jedi pricing why wouldn't I get a flashy carbon bike with a DW link? I'm asking because I don't know enough about either design actually beyond numbers on paper. I've ridden a few DW bikes and they're great, why is this suspension design better and different? Real questions. That said, the bike looks wonderful and based on those pics it would look really nice hanging next to the Yelli... plume needs a f/s bike in 2014...
    Hi Plume, I'm sure your answers will come in good time. I don't know, but I imagine that this bike is going to kick ass in the suspension department. I own a One and a Jedi and they both have better suspension in my opinion than the two DW link bikes I owned previously. Obviously that isn't enough to judge a brand new bike, but if this bike is an improvement on the One it will absolutely blow your mind. Based on the OP this bike is a ways out though, so it's probably best to not to speculate until we have some concrete information.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr View Post
    Hi Plume, I'm sure your answers will come in good time. I don't know, but I imagine that this bike is going to kick ass in the suspension department. I own a One and a Jedi and they both have better suspension in my opinion than the two DW link bikes I owned previously. Obviously that isn't enough to judge a brand new bike, but if this bike is an improvement on the One it will absolutely blow your mind. Based on the OP this bike is a ways out though, so it's probably best to not to speculate until we have some concrete information.

    Cheers.
    I have the exact same experience than vert, i own a first gen one and a jedi, use to have a few dw bikes, the one linkage system is the best i've tried.
    That said every suspension system has evolved greatly and i've tested a few bikes in the past two years and been very impressed with other designs that i use to hate..

    I too i'm concern about pricing, so many good choices in the market now
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    Canfield Brothers Balance - First Look-1470202_10201941166987493_1851565440_n.jpg

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    Must have run into Lance down in Arizona...

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    It's pretty common consent that the One covers the scale from AM through FR and into DH. I often ride XC on mine (that's all my sissypants friends like to ride lately), but I'll be the first to admit that XC isn't the One's strongest area. Just going off of the pictures, it seems like the Balance would cover everything from hard XC through hard AM, and they said it will work in the park as well? Seriously?! Holy crap, if they did make a super light bike that can cover the area of the One while also pushing into the lighter-duty side of the spectrum, I think I might get a little weak in the knees.

    Now I have to try and convince the wife that I need a new bike, which sadly I doubt I'll be able to do for at least a few more years unless some miracle were to happen.
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    This bike is a totally different animal than anything they currently have. It's their answer to the Spec Enduro and Yeti SB series. A true enduro racer IF it's buildable in the mid to high twenties. That will be key.
    The One, while an awesome bike, has somewhat of an identity problem. It overlaps with the Jedi while being too beefy to compete with these newer enduro bikes that can descend AND climb like goats.
    That HD FR category, where The One rules, seems to be going away.
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    Metric and HA that can go from 66.5º to 65º is something nobody has right now..
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    Thank you guys for all the responses over the last week. It's been fun seeing all of your first impressions. Our goal with the Balance is to offer the "Enduro" riders a stout 160mm bike that not only has amazing pedaling characteristics, but will also have our Canfield confidence inspiring capabilities for descents. We designed the Balance around the RS 160mm Pike and configured geo to work both 27.5” and 26”. (26” for customers looking to make the Balance more park oriented.) We did not incorporate adjustable geo/travel features in this bike as we did not feel they were necessary for a bike in this genre. Of course, by running internal/external headsets or a longer fork you will have the option of dialing in the HA to your personal preference and riding style. (I will be running mine with 26's and a Marz 170mm 55 Evo Ti to make the perfect Bellingham trail slayer).

    The Balance will be replacing The One in our line up, however I will say the 160mm Balance feels really deep for its travel and feels similar in depth to The One in 7” mode. The shorter rear, (16.75” stays), allows the bike to feel nimble and corner like its on rails. This bike is simply put - REALLY FUN to ride and we are very excited to bring this bike to the market! Here's a rad shot of Lance testing it's capabilities:
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    We'll have the full details and answers to the rest of your questions when we do our full release as we get closer to having bikes available.

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    and what will be that date?
    May you give a more detail prevision than just early summer of 2014?

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    Quote Originally Posted by komondor View Post
    and what will be that date?
    May you give a more detail prevision than just early summer of 2014?
    That is as close of estimate as have we have at this time. Trust me, I wish they were in stock NOW and ready to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    16.75” stays
    That's short!
    Have you got any other number to give us? HA, SA, ett...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Thank you guys for all the responses over the last week. It's been fun seeing all of your first impressions. Our goal with the Balance is to offer the "Enduro" riders a stout 160mm bike that not only has amazing pedaling characteristics, but will also have our Canfield confidence inspiring capabilities for descents. We designed the Balance around the RS 160mm Pike and configured geo to work both 27.5” and 26”. (26” for customers looking to make the Balance more park oriented.) We did not incorporate adjustable geo/travel features in this bike as we did not feel they were necessary for a bike in this genre. Of, course by running internal/external headsets or a longer fork you will have the option of dialing in the HA to your personal preference and riding style. (I will be running mine with 26's and a Marz 170mm 55 Evo Ti to make the perfect Bellingham trail slayer).

    The Balance will be replacing The One in our line up, however I will say the 160mm Balance feels really deep for its travel and feels similar in depth to The One in 7” mode. The shorter rear, (16.75” stays), allows the bike to feel nimble and corner like its on rails. This bike is simply put - REALLY FUN to ride and we are very excited to bring this bike to the market! Here's a rad shot of Lance testing it's capabilities:
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    We'll have the full details and answers to the rest of your questions when we do our full release as we get closer to having bikes available.

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    It's looking more and more promising.
    I only wish there was a carbon version

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    Looks good!Love the short stays!Vertical axle path or a little back movement like the jedi?I really want a 29'er for the riding i do but this is tempting.Any chance the fs 29'er will have the short stays?How about rearward axle path?

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    I have to admit, that the short stays are sounding nice. Temptation even before I get my One built....

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    Canfield Brothers Balance - First Look

    How long was the stays on the original One/Diggle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris9702l View Post
    How long was the stays on the original One/Diggle?
    Everything based off of The One platform was 17.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Everything based off of The One platform was 17.5"
    I have money ready to throw at you guys. Tell me there will be an orange frame with black links!

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    Have white also plz!

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    Nice line through/around that trail section. It is definitely the badass line.

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    I've never been one to follow the line.
    FYI- Installing the 26" wheel set and 170 fork today. Should be fun!
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    if i could make a request, then i would ask that you get your anodized links to match your pedals a little more closely. it seems that the blues match up pretty well, but the greens and reds do not. i have two bikes up for sale to buy this one and would love a raw frame with green pedals and links that are close in color. hunter green preferably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guswalls View Post
    if i could make a request, then i would ask that you get your anodized links to match your pedals a little more closely. it seems that the blues match up pretty well, but the greens and reds do not. i have two bikes up for sale to buy this one and would love a raw frame with green pedals and links that are close in color. hunter green preferably.
    With aluminum anodizing, the grade of aluminum will have a big effect on the color. 6061 will come out a different tint than say, 7000 series. I would guess the pedals are a different grade alum than the links.
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    We'll I guess my dream bike is changing from The One to the Balance. Now I just need to get my 16 year old a** to actually save some money.

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    Aluminum 160mm rear travel and 26/650b convertible sounds like a killer frame. Love to hear how that 170mm feels too

    This happen to have a gloss black finish by chance??
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    I've never been one to follow the line.
    FYI- Installing the 26" wheel set and 170 fork today. Should be fun!
    How'd she fly with the 26" setup? Pic's will speak a thousand words...

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