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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 66.5Ί to 65Ί 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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    Canfield Brothers Balance - First Look

    How about making the FD mount removable like the N9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwu_1 View Post
    How about making the FD mount removable like the N9?
    I like pwu_1's idea. That FD block probably weighs 100g's or more

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    Is the shock size available?

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    Looks pretty good....

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    Well, I'm super stoked on this bike design. Seems like a great "Galbraith daily rider".
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    The Balance will be great on Galby. That type of riding is just what we intended for it. I've been riding the proto on South Mountain near Phx and Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City. Everywhere we ride, this bike will most likely be the first out of the van. Very capable bike, up, down and everything in between.
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    Planning on making it a 26" bike,
    will that affect anything in the bike? cornering, pedaling? anything? or just make it livelier

    also, what are estimated weights on the builds?
    can it get to 28lbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsooba View Post
    Planning on making it a 26" bike,
    will that affect anything in the bike? cornering, pedaling? anything? or just make it livelier

    also, what are estimated weights on the builds?
    can it get to 28lbs?
    I'm building with my personal Balance with 26's and a 170mm Lyrik DH to give it more of a "park" feel. Lance has been testing with both set ups and settled in on 27.5's and the Pike 160mm for his do EVERYTHING bike. It's all a preference.

    We are waiting for actual production to post weights, but I'd expect most builds to be right around 30lbs, +/- depending on parts selection.

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    More pics of it in the air please!
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    any info about frame only weight?

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    feb bump for more info

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    Yep, its time for more Balance info and pic's.

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    Why am I not surprised? Here is my top four: Balance, Warden, M6 or Range?

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    I go Warden, Range carbon and simply interested in what the Balance would be like as I will most likely have my new bike by the time its released!

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    So can anyone at Canfield speak on the BB spacing? Is it similar to the Yelli? I went to swap my HBC ring for a new Wolftooth components N/W spiderless chainring this weekend and I added a 2.5mm spacer on the driveside and it was still right on top of my chainstay.

    Thanks

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    Any new details/pics/vids??? How's the testing going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INCONEL View Post
    Any new details/pics/vids??? How's the testing going?
    Good luck getting any new info from the bro's. They great at building bike's, components and customer service but they are even better at being tight lipped. Getting info on the Balance is like getting blood from a stone.

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    Canfield Brothers Balance - First Look

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Good luck getting any new info from the bro's. They great at building bike's, components and customer service but they are even better at being tight lipped. Getting info on the Balance is like getting blood from a stone.
    Just gotta know how to ask. I bet we know something big this week or the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    I bet we know something big this week or the next.
    I agree with you on that, especially now that the '14 Jedi and new cranks are released and off their plate.

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    Canfield Balance Details!

    Thank you guys SO much for all your patience. We are stoked to announce our Balance's are in production and we are on target to be shipping by mid June.

    $2100 US including a Cane Creek DB Air CS!

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    Features:
    • 6061 aluminum
    • Patent pending Canfield Balance Formula Suspension
    • 27.5”/26” compatible
    • 160mm travel
    • 200mm x 57mm Cane Creek Double Barrel Air included
    • 142 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
    • Tapered headtube
    • 15mm pivot max bearings
    • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    • Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large


    Build Specs:
    • Cane Creek Double Barrel DB Air CS included
    • Shock Specs – 200mm x 57mm, (22mm x 8mm hardware)
    • Recommend fork length – 160mm- 170mm
    • Headset – Tapered 44mm upper/49.6mm lower
    • Front derailleur – Shimano direct mount – top pull/single bolt, or Sram HO series
    • Bottom bracket – 73mm
    • Seatpost – 30.9mm
    • Seatpost clamp – 35mm
    • Rear dropout – 142mm x 12mm Maxle
    • ISCG tabs
    • Post brake mount


    Available in two finishes, Ano Black or Brushed with six link color options. Shipping mid June 2014.

    One of our friends doing a little "product testing" for us:
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    Please see our website for more details - Canfield Brothers Balance

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    thank you for posting the numbers so soon. i wasn't expecting the stats for another month or so. after looking at the geo page, i noticed a few errors. the drawing letters doesn't line up with the chart. for instance bb drop is listed as 139.7 mm. is that supposed to be 13mm. and j is listed as seat angle but it is clearly chain stay length. i think j,k,l and m are off on the chart.

    i like the price and colors, but am waiting to see what color fern green is in the links and if the travel is adjustable shorter.

    are you going to make fern green pedals and seat collars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guswalls View Post
    thank you for posting the numbers so soon. i wasn't expecting the stats for another month or so. after looking at the geo page, i noticed a few errors. the drawing letters doesn't line up with the chart. for instance bb drop is listed as 139.7 mm. is that supposed to be 13mm. and j is listed as seat angle but it is clearly chain stay length. i think j,k,l and m are off on the chart.

    i like the price and colors, but am waiting to see what color fern green is in the links and if the travel is adjustable shorter.

    are you going to make fern green pedals and seat collars?
    Thanks for the heads up... Geo charts are updated.

    Fern green is similar to DVO green. Crampon Classics are currently available in Fern, Ultimates will be available by summer. Clamps, we will continue to have Black, Silver, Blue and Red.

    Cheers!
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    and what would be the price in Europe?

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    Is there a frame with shock weight? I wish I could see pics of the frames colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Is there a frame with shock weight? I wish I could see pics of the frames colors.
    The Ano Black option will have laser etched logos. The brushed will look similar to our proto and will have black stickers, then a clear coat to protect the finish. We are waiting on finished samples. As soon as they arrive I will shoot and add them to the site.

    As production has not finished, I can't post actual production weights yet, but we should be in the 7.5lb range without shock.

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    6'2" and I can't decide on an XL with a 35mm stem or a Large with a 50mm stem. Currently on an XL Bronson and the Large and XL Balance straddle the reach measurement I'm used to.

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    what size do you recon would fit a 6" rider?
    im looking at the M size with 50mm stem?
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    Oh man!!! Looking forward to see some photos of the black anno frame.
    I may go with an M size

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    It looks like a sick bike! I have a question on the Geo #s:

    So is the bike slacker with an internal headset? It shows a 65.5* HA with an internal set, and a 66* with an external. It also shows the Small size as a 66.5* w/ internal, and 66* with external. Is the small sizing correct? Or am I just completely off base.

    Anyways, I might have to see what this bike can do. Maybe a replacement for my process is in order
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    Quote Originally Posted by formu1fan View Post
    It looks like a sick bike! I have a question on the Geo #s:

    So is the bike slacker with an internal headset? It shows a 65.5* HA with an internal set, and a 66* with an external. It also shows the Small size as a 66.5* w/ internal, and 66* with external. Is the small sizing correct? Or am I just completely off base.

    Anyways, I might have to see what this bike can do. Maybe a replacement for my process is in order

    Should be 66.5Ί internal, 66Ί external (actual HA's will depend on fork, tires and headset).

    Cheers.

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    Looks great fella's! Numbers and the price are spot on.

    Actually talking about numbers, how will the geo be effected when 27.5er's are installed?

    And it looks like that there aren't any fancy dropouts or the likes for installing the 27.5er's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Looks great fella's! Numbers and the price are spot on.

    Actually talking about numbers, how will the geo be effected when 27.5er's are installed?

    And it looks like that there aren't any fancy dropouts or the likes for installing the 27.5er's?
    If I am not mistaken, the geo numbers are wheel size agnostic, with the exception of the standover height. Install 650b wheels and get a BB height of about 13.8". Install 26" and the BB drops by about 1/2".

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    If I am not mistaken, the geo numbers are wheel size agnostic, with the exception of the standover height. Install 650b wheels and get a BB height of about 13.8". Install 26" and the BB drops by about 1/2".
    Yeah I sorta figured the most, just wanted hear what Canfield's had to say. It's certainly the type of info that should be added to the geo and sizing page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Yeah I sorta figured the most, just wanted hear what Canfield's had to say. It's certainly the type of info that should be added to the geo and sizing page. And it looks like that there aren't any fancy dropouts or the likes for installing the 27.5er's?
    Thanks for the feedback. I added that standover is based on 27.5" to help clarify. Please remember, these #'s will be greatly affected by component selection. Running 26's will drop the BB by about 1/2".

    While we designed the Balance around 27.5", we knew we would have customers that would enjoy the low slung feeling of this bike with 26's. (I am in this boat living in Bellingham, where the trails are super smooth compared to other areas). Due to this we did not feel the need to incorporate "moving parts" into our stout dropouts.

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    What would be the price for Europe?
    You have not answer that killingtonvt

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    Quote Originally Posted by komondor View Post
    What would be the price for Europe?
    You have not answer that killingtonvt
    komondor - Sorry, I haven't seen you ask this question before. We only set US pricing as our distributors handle pricing in their specific countries, canfieldbrothers.de will set European pricing. If you have more questions on this, feel free to email us directly.

    Cheers!

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    Where can I order one from Singapore? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycad View Post
    Where can I order one from Singapore? Thanks.
    Hi cycad. We have a world distributor map at the footer of every page on our website, (infosite, not webstore). If there is no distributor listed for your country, as in your case, we can ship directly to you. Please email us directly with any questions.

    Cheers!

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    What is the longest fork recommended in 25.7 mode? Will a 180 like the XF Metric work?
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    How about a Talas 180/140? would the 140 be to short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    How about a Talas 180/140? would the 140 be to short?
    Depends on what you are doing while in 140. Climbing??? Great.

    Going downhill?? Might be pedal strike-tactic.

    If I can get some positive feedback on the xfusion sweep I might try the 130-160 adjustable fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Hi cycad. We have a world distributor map at the footer of every page on our website, (infosite, not webstore). If there is no distributor listed for your country, as in your case, we can ship directly to you. Please email us directly with any questions.

    Cheers!
    Ok thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The Ano Black option will have laser etched logos. The brushed will look similar to our proto and will have black stickers, then a clear coat to protect the finish. We are waiting on finished samples. As soon as they arrive I will shoot and add them to the site.

    As production has not finished, I can't post actual production weights yet, but we should be in the 7.5lb range without shock.
    Glad it's not under 7 lbs, can't wait to see a black next to the brushed finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Glad it's not under 7 lbs
    Dafuq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Dafuq?
    Prefer to keep fs frames a few years.. Plenty of featherweight options out there but I like durable bikes, threaded BB, replaceable bearings etc.
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    Some questions for the Bros and Vince:
    What size would you recommend for someone who's 6'1"? Is the BB threaded or press fit? What length crank arm would you recommend someone of my size if I got the frame and crank package? I'm on 175mm now. I'm hoping to demo this bike this summer. Are you guys planning any trips back down to Utah this season to promote/demo the Balance?

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    Think their cranks use threaded GXP..

    frame manual mentions the bb is reamed, doesn't say chased though..
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    I would assume its a threaded BB since there cranks are. And afaik every frame they have ever made has been a threaded bb. What is the advantage to a pressfit BB??

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