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    The Canfield Rumor Mill

    There's been lots of rumors going around the last four months or so. I thought I'd keep track of them and then confirm or debunk them if Canfield actually releases any official info or products.

    So far we've got:

    1. Yelli Squishy - 29er full suspension bike
    2. 650B / Enduro Racer - need I say more?
    3. Carbon Yelli
    4. Old Nimble re-release
    5. The One updates
    6. Carbon Jedi


    Anything I'm missing? What's your most anticipated rumor?
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    For some unknown reason I'm really interested with what they'll bring out with a 29er fully. I haven't ridden a 29er before, though with the way the newer generation of 29ers are heading I can start to see how it could fit in my type of riding, so I'm really keen to see what the Bros have up their sleeve's.

    I'd like to see a 160mm 650b race machine, it's for sure on my want list. I'm a huge fan of The One, love mine, an updated The One is and will always be top of my wish list. (just fix the rear tire/triangle clearance first )

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    Old Nimble re-release!!! FTW.

    I'd love the classically shaped diamond frame back. In a lighter weight package (853 maybe.) Get rid of the little point at the seat stays (pointless extra material and weight.) Delete the front dr mount (plenty of 1x options now.) Somehow design a bit more compliance in the rear (smaller diameter chain/seat stays maybe.) More leaning towards a trail bike vs a downhill bike.

    I know a lot of folks would want ISBG tabs and a 44mm head tube, I say keep it for the new gen nimble or the Yelli.

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    I was asking for a carbon Jedi...not starting rumors, just asking

    Std issue w/ green links and a DVO fork and call it Yoda?

    Murdered out full black w/ a Dorado and call it Vader
    - Same, but w/ red links and call it Sith

    White w/ black link and a white Marz 380 WC and call it Obi Juan

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    Enduro racer.
    160mm travel that can be built in the mid twenty lb range.
    Has to go up like a goat on steroids and down like a fat girl on prom night.
    Preferably in 650.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    I was asking for a carbon Jedi...not starting rumors, just asking

    Std issue w/ green links and a DVO fork and call it Yoda?

    Murdered out full black w/ a Dorado and call it Vader
    - Same, but w/ red links and call it Sith

    White w/ black link and a white Marz 380 WC and call it Obi Juan
    I think the jedi is pretty damn perfect as is. No need for carbon.

    DVO? There sure is a lot of hype over a product that isn't even in production yet.

    Murdered out with a Dorado, now we're talking...wait, that's what's in my garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    I was asking for a carbon Jedi...not starting rumors, just asking
    Hah, I had to add a little spice to the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr View Post
    Hah, I had to add a little spice to the thread!
    Well, I've got the Sith...would love me a plastic-fantastic dark-sider

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    OK, but seriously... I've love to see The One get the same 2.5" of rearward travel as the Jedi, or as much rear travel as can be accommodated using only a lower idler pulley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nws View Post
    ok, but seriously... I've love to see the one get the same 2.5" of rearward travel as the jedi, or as much rear travel as can be accommodated using only a lower idler pulley.
    this!!

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    Rumor Mill

    If my memory serves me correctly, I remember a particular Canfield rep saying on a couple of occasions that this summer sometime we should/would see a proto of a trail/AM 26/650b'er.

    Mr KVT, could you either confirm or deny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    If my memory serves me correctly, I remember a particular Canfield rep saying on a couple of occasions that this summer sometime we should/would see a proto of a trail/AM 26/650b'er.

    Mr KVT, could you either confirm or deny?
    I'm pretty sure that's a planned 2014 release
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    I love my the One for DH. Would be great to see an all mountain 650b/29 with some travel. Looking forward to building a 1by11 like that. Next season or early following season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    If my memory serves me correctly, I remember a particular Canfield rep saying on a couple of occasions that this summer sometime we should/would see a proto of a trail/AM 26/650b'er.

    Mr KVT, could you either confirm or deny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    OK, but seriously... I've love to see The One get the same 2.5" of rearward travel as the Jedi, or as much rear travel as can be accommodated using only a lower idler pulley.
    Another vote on this. Unless there is some efficiency issue with too much rearward arc for a trail bike, it would be sweet to see the One's suspension evolve into something like the Jedi. Often times I want to ride my Jedi as a trail bike because it feel so good, honestly never tried to climb with it much, but seems to be good for a DH bike. Can only image how an optimized design for trail riding could perform...

    Oh, and I know it is difficult for a small company, but if the One (or whatever is planned to supercede it) could become carbon at some point, that would really raise it to perfection. Perhaps a limited run of killer carbon trail rigs. We can dream right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kameraguy View Post
    Another vote on this. Unless there is some efficiency issue with too much rearward arc for a trail bike, it would be sweet to see the One's suspension evolve into something like the Jedi. Often times I want to ride my Jedi as a trail bike because it feel so good, honestly never tried to climb with it much, but seems to be good for a DH bike. Can only image how an optimized design for trail riding could perform...
    I pretty much stopped riding my AM bike after I got my Jedi. It climbs well enough. The biggest drawbacks are the weight and the head-tube angle (63 degrees because AngleSet). I'd really enjoy a long-travel AM bike with an air shock, single-crown, slightly less beefy frame, 67ish head-tube angle, and Jedi-like rearward travel.

    Santa Cruz Bullit seems to be the closest thing I can find. It's a simple single-pivot trailing arm, but the pivot point is a bit higher than most... I'd be surprised if the wheel moved more than an inch back, though.

    Plan B is to just buy a 2nd Jedi and run an AngleSet in the other direction.

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    I disagree.
    What makes the One so special is it's ability to pedal/climb as efficiently as it does. It's so head-n-shoulders above anything else in it's class in this regard.
    I'm all for improvements (like a carbon version) but don't mess with the suspension.
    A far better plan would be to just have a lighter (again, carbon) Jedi.
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    The Canfield Rumor Mill

    If Canfield brings back the gen 1 Nimble 9 (which I hope they do) they should slap a 44mm head tube on it. And include the rust coating like the G2s have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    I disagree.
    What makes the One so special is it's ability to pedal/climb as efficiently as it does. It's so head-n-shoulders above anything else in it's class in this regard.
    I'm all for improvements (like a carbon version) but don't mess with the suspension.
    A far better plan would be to just have a lighter (again, carbon) Jedi.
    Very true, I also have no complaints on the One's suspension. But since this is an idea thread, I'd be interested to hear the Bro's thoughts on if they had considered a little bit of rearward (doesn't have to be as dramatic as the Jedi) could bring to the table for a trail bike. The intent is not to destroy the already excellent climbing capability, but to enhance/evolve it. The Jedi pedals amazing for how much rearward it has.

    Suspension musings aside, I think a lot of us would be excited to see a lighter version of the One to help get weights down to the mid to high 20's. Carbon seems to be the norm to achieve this now, however I know the Bros prefer aluminum. So to me, it doesn't matter what material, but to have a version of the One that can "easily" hit below 30lbs would be killer. I bet this would open up Canfield to an even larger market.

    "IF" they made a carbon frame, I think it would make the most sense to focus on a carbon The One as that really is a jack of all trades. XC/AM/Enduro peeps could get on with it as well as those who want to build up a carbon freeride/DH rig. The Jedi in carbon would be sweet of course, but being as small a company as Canfield is, they'd probably sell way more carbon One's if they could only do one frame in carbon.

    side note: as the market seems to be migrating to larger wheel sizes, I hope they keep the 26" platform always as an option for those that prefer it.

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    I retract the no 44mm ht on the re launch of the N9 I forgot possible use of zero stack headsets. Ok dream N9 below (I currently have a gen 1 but would buy this version without hesitation if it included the below items.) Oh and it can be done at the current price point there are other examples out there like the Cotic Solaris.

    -shoot for 4.5lbs...
    -853 main tubes
    -44mm ht
    -delete pointy nubby thing
    -curved seat stays meh can't imagine they really help at the current thickness plus pure triangles are pretty
    -non sliding drop out option I like running 1 x on this
    -no fd option (or at least removable)
    -more forgiving rear end (smaller, thinner whatever makes it work I'm no bike engineer)
    -nicer art work (consider options to go with both white and black forks)

    I love the gen 1 N9 I have, best bike of its type I have ridden still super competitive, every time I look at other options they seem to fail at something the N9 does fine, whether its chain stay/wheelbase length or the ability to run super fat rear tires. I have an excel spreadsheet going with similar frames and nothing seems to match the gen 1 N9 yet... If Cotic had produced a tighter wheelbase shorter chainstay Solaris it may have bumped the N9 out of contention but alas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldooka View Post
    I retract the no 44mm ht on the re launch of the N9 I forgot possible use of zero stack headsets. Ok dream N9 below (I currently have a gen 1 but would buy this version without hesitation if it included the below items.) Oh and it can be done at the current price point there are other examples out there like the Cotic Solaris.


    -shoot for 4.5lbs...
    -853 main tubes
    -44mm ht
    -delete pointy nubby thing
    -curved seat stays meh can't imagine they really help at the current thickness plus pure triangles are pretty
    -non sliding drop out option I like running 1 x on this
    -no fd option (or at least removable)
    -more forgiving rear end (smaller, thinner whatever makes it work I'm no bike engineer)
    -nicer art work (consider options to go with both white and black forks)

    I love the gen 1 N9 I have, best bike of its type I have ridden still super competitive, every time I look at other options they seem to fail at something the N9 does fine, whether its chain stay/wheelbase length or the ability to run super fat rear tires. I have an excel spreadsheet going with similar frames and nothing seems to match the gen 1 N9 yet... If Cotic had produced a tighter wheelbase shorter chainstay Solaris it may have bumped the N9 out of contention but alas...
    Sounds almost perfect. I would throw in a a 31.6mm seatpost size for more dropper seatpost compatibility..

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    31.6 I suppose your right... though the 27.2 hasn't been an issue as the GD seat post I use fits and still remains one of, if not the lightest dropper post on the market...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    Sounds almost perfect. I would throw in a a 31.6mm seatpost size for more dropper seatpost compatibility..
    Canfield uses 30.9 for almost everything else, so I would bet on that if anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldooka View Post

    -shoot for 4.5lbs...
    -853 main tubes
    -44mm ht
    -delete pointy nubby thing
    -curved seat stays meh can't imagine they really help at the current thickness plus pure triangles are pretty
    -non sliding drop out option I like running 1 x on this
    -no fd option (or at least removable)
    -more forgiving rear end (smaller, thinner whatever makes it work I'm no bike engineer)
    -nicer art work (consider options to go with both white and black forks)
    The outward curve in those seatstays is perplexing, they just don't make any sense. The curve doesn't allow for more tire clearance, only seams to increase heal strikes. I rubbed the paint off on the first ride. I've had plenty bikes where I would get some heal rub on the chainstays, but not the seatstays. A frame building friend of mine could make no sense of it either, best guess is that they found a bunch of formed chainstays for cheap which happened to be "almost" the right length for seatstays. Almost being that the had to wrap around the seattube to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertr View Post
    Canfield uses 30.9 for almost everything else, so I would bet on that if anything.
    30.9 would be just fine as well.

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    @tbmd9er - sounds a bit conspiracy theory to me... but they do look like chainstays... hmmmm. Looking at that point those chunky tubes would have required quite a severe curve at the seatpost maybe that's why they ran them long... As to the outward curve I don't know... I was referring to the curve to apparently add compliance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    best guess is that they found a bunch of formed chainstays for cheap which happened to be "almost" the right length for seatstays. Almost being that the had to wrap around the seattube to fit.
    The theory breaks down when you consider different sizes would have to be cut to different lengths. So there would be no benefit to the idea that they had to wrap the seat tube to fit if it was done to avoid cutting the stay to length.

    Me, I like the stays just because they're unique. I figure there's as much practical benefit to their shape as there is to the hydroformed top tube on the Gen 2. Which FWIW I don't care for at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post

    Me, I like the stays just because they're unique. I figure there's as much practical benefit to their shape as there is to the hydroformed top tube on the Gen 2. Which FWIW I don't care for at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by geraldooka View Post

    -shoot for 4.5lbs...
    -853 main tubes
    -44mm ht
    -delete pointy nubby thing
    -curved seat stays meh can't imagine they really help at the current thickness plus pure triangles are pretty
    -non sliding drop out option I like running 1 x on this
    -no fd option (or at least removable)
    -more forgiving rear end (smaller, thinner whatever makes it work I'm no bike engineer)
    -nicer art work (consider options to go with both white and black forks)


    Don't get me wrong, I love my gen 1, but these would all be really nice updates. I wonder how much of the rear less-compliance is due to the beefy chain, er I mean seatstays vs just having the rear wheel tucked so far under your arse. Anyway, we can dream on, I just don't see a smaller company like Canfield carrying two steel 29er hardtails. With just about everyone starting to jump on the short and slack bandwagon, there will probably other options soon enough.

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    hydroformed top tube on the Gen 2. Which FWIW I don't care for at all.
    Here, here.

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    shoot for 4.5lbs...
    -853 main tubes
    -44mm ht
    -delete pointy nubby thing
    -curved seat stays meh can't imagine they really help at the current thickness plus pure triangles are pretty
    -non sliding drop out option I like running 1 x on this
    -no fd option (or at least removable)
    -more forgiving rear end (smaller, thinner whatever makes it work I'm no bike engineer)
    -nicer art work (consider options to go with both white and black forks)
    As above but scrap point 5 - needs to be ss!

    I agree with comments on Solaris further up. Combine geo of v1 N9 with tubing of Solaris - lose the wide seatstays definitely. A tad longer tt for size and my perfect bike.

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    As above but scrap point 5 - needs to be ss!

    I agree with comments on Solaris further up. Combine geo of v1 N9 with tubing of Solaris - lose the wide seatstays definitely. A tad longer tt for size and my perfect bike.
    Well it can still be the sliding drops. I just figured offer frames with both sliding and vertical drops rather than the having to use the hefty slider parts when geared users are unlikely to use them to advantage. The lovely vertical drops on frames like Cotic or Chromag are I believe, where a lot of that steel "zing" comes from.

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    I'd really like a 100-120mm "slack" non carbon 29er trail bike. With the exception of a trail bike (in 26", 27.5" or 29" flavor), Canfield seems to have most of the bases covered with their current line-up.

    I couldn't imagine Canfield bringing out anything in carbon or bringing back the old N9. The one thing I don't get about the bike industry is the redundancy in most manufacturers line-up.
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    130-150MM short stay 29'er fully with rearward axle path.Take my money please!

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    130-150MM short stay 29'er fully with rearward axle path.Take my money please!
    This but on the 150mm side


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    This but on the 150mm side


    I tapped that
    I will go with the 150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    I'd really like a 100-120mm "slack" non carbon 29er trail bike. With the exception of a trail bike (in 26", 27.5" or 29" flavor), Canfield seems to have most of the bases covered with their current line-up.

    I couldn't imagine Canfield bringing out anything in carbon or bringing back the old N9. The one thing I don't get about the bike industry is the redundancy in most manufacturers line-up.
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    When does Canfield typically release news on the next year's models? Is there even a "typical" time or is it random?

    I'm sitting on the fence for a One, having finally at least thrown a leg over one recently and gotten a better idea on sizing. Now I'm wondering when we find out what happens for 2014.

    (Hint if anyone from Canfied is listening- if only it were a little longer in the top tube, and IMO it doesn't really need to be built out of tubing that would withstand a nuclear attack )

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    But doesn't it give you the warm and fuzzies that, if there were to be a nuclear attack, that your bike would still be around? I love the fact that, no matter how hard I ride it, it will not wimp out on me.

    Anyway, to me it seems that Canfield is a bit like Santa Cruz when they release bikes. They don't put something out until they are happy with it. And if that means skipping a year model or being late to release every once in a while, they do that. But they do seem to try to release their new bikes in the spring sometime. This year's One was a bit later than the 2012 was, but I started seeing information released here in the forum around Feb-March. They would periodically release updates on the progress of the frames being built in Taiwan as well.
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    bump 27.5 N7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster View Post
    bump 27.5 N7?
    Yep, I like. Build it now I say.

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    I want to start off by thanking everyone for being so patient with us releasing info on next years line. We are waiting on our production PR samples to arrive to introduce the world to our new products. At that time we will have more accurate release dates as well as finalized pricing. We have new bikes and a few other surprises up our sleeves. (Needless to say, we are VERY EXCITED for 2014)

    That being said, we are hoping to everything ready to release next month. Thanks again for waiting... I KNOW you are going to be stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    I want to start off by thanking everyone for being so patient with us releasing info on next years line. We are waiting on our production PR samples to arrive to introduce the world to our new products. At that time we will have more accurate release dates as well as finalized pricing. We have new bikes and a few other surprises up our sleeves. (Needless to say, we are VERY EXCITED for 2014)

    That being said, we are hoping to everything ready to release next month. Thanks again for waiting... I KNOW you are going to be stoked!
    Good news, thanks for letting us in on that. I love the fact that there is more than one bike that is coming out, it'll will make next month a damn good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Good news, thanks for letting us in on that. I love the fact that there is more than one bike that is coming out, it'll will make next month a damn good one!
    Better than Christmas even!

    Can't wait to see what you guys have put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    I want to start off by thanking everyone for being so patient with us releasing info on next years line.
    Thank you for the update.

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    We have new bikes and a few other surprises up our sleeves. (Needless to say, we are VERY EXCITED for 2014). That being said, we are hoping to everything ready to release next month. Thanks again for waiting... I KNOW you are going to be stoked!
    Looking forward to the 2014s, hope to build a new One next year! Not doing as much DH locally so looking forward to an AM bike again.

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    For me I would most wish to see this one:
    "650B / Enduro Racer - need I say more?"

    I think a 27.5" ~150mm full squish Canfield suspension, not too heavy bike sounds like the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    Unbalanced, you will find your Balance soon.
    LOVE the innuendo.... Thanks for the hint/tease......
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    That being said, we are hoping to everything ready to release next month. Thanks again for waiting... I KNOW you are going to be stoked!
    Hey Mr KVT, I don't want to sound impatient but it's next month already. Got any exciting news for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Hey Mr KVT, I don't want to sound impatient but it's next month already. Got any exciting news for us?
    HAHAHA! My post was only a week ago! We are waiting on on production PR samples. As we all know, this is the intraweb and nobody likes words without pictures.

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    Yeah I know, thought I would just give you a nudge.....

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    Yeah but you already posted some words.

    Hurry up with the pictures already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    ...I'd really enjoy a long-travel AM bike with an air shock, single-crown, slightly less beefy frame, 67ish head-tube angle, and Jedi-like rearward travel.

    Santa Cruz Bullit seems to be the closest thing I can find...
    Can't wait to see what the Bros have up their sleeves for 2014.

    Not trying to hijack thread, but if Canfield doesn't make a mid-travel bike w/ rear suspension similar to the Jedi's, Swarf Cycles [UK] has a prototype frame called the Curve [link here] that does: rearward axle path w idler pulley, 130-150 rear travel (shock stroke dependent), 66 deg HA (+/- 0.5 deg), built for 140-160mm forks, and can run either 26" or 27.5" wheels.

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    In for the news.... tick... tock...

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    Hoping for a short stay fs 29er!I will take more words with no pics for now.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by unbalanced View Post
    For me I would most wish to see this one:
    "650B / Enduro Racer - need I say more?"

    I think a 27.5" ~150mm full squish Canfield suspension, not too heavy bike sounds like the win!
    I'm also looking forward to something like this.
    C'mon C. Bros!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxer View Post
    Hoping for a short stay fs 29er!I will take more words with no pics for now.LOL

    I'm looking forward to this as well, as long as it doesn't have DH-like travel (and the generally associated weight). Sub 7#, 120mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    HAHAHA! My post was only a week ago! We are waiting on on production PR samples. As we all know, this is the intraweb and nobody likes words without pictures.
    Are we there yet?

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    Just give us at least one cat out of that bag of yours K_VT

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    Yes, hurry up about the new enduro bike.
    I'm seriously considering it (depending on what comes out, obviously) as soon as i sell my Blur LTc

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    650b rear triangle for the Jedi?
    Light-bicycle and Derby now has solid DH grade 650b rims, and tires are a coming this spring. While at it, how's about a DM rear mech mount/dropout?

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    Still waiting for my 650B ONE rear, tic toc, tic toc...

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    I'm rather curious as to what they come up with... 27.5 or 29er for FS.... Maybe I'll go with The One, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We are waiting on on production PR samples. As we all know, this is the intraweb and nobody likes words without pictures.
    How's them samples coming along?

    At this stage I'm keen for pretty much any type of info, some geo number's and spec's maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    At this stage I'm keen for pretty much any type of info, some geo number's and spec's maybe.
    +1 - I'm dreaming about a Canfield 27.5 160mm bike with some weight savings over The One. Please let me know if my dreams will come true.

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    It's the 21st.No news yet?

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    I'm in a pickle...I want some news badly but don't want the frame (27,5/150mm trail) available until Feb-March 2014. That way I'll have time to get some cash ruling in for bike stuff

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Canfield Rumor Mill-keep-calm-sit-wait.png  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy22 View Post
    Waiting on my FS Yelli!
    Me too but if not the new Lenz LB and behemoth have 16.7 stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageOne View Post
    I'm in a pickle...I want some news badly but don't want the frame (27,5/150mm trail) available until Feb-March 2014. That way I'll have time to get some cash ruling in for bike stuff
    How exactly is that a pickle? You can save your pennies regardless of whether you know it is going to be this bike or that bike, either way saving towards a bike is still a necessary process.

    The only way it becomes a bind is if you need to buy it by a certain date and when the date comes into the forefront you don't know if it is going to be available.

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    Due to production delays, we do not have our samples that we hoped for yet and we'll do a full release after those are in our hands. In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design. Our 29” FS is also in the works with the hopes of a fall/winter 2014 release.

    Thank you all for your patience... I know you're as anxious as we are!

    Cheers,

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    Such is life with production in the bike biz. Sure it frustrates you Vin, even more than it does us.
    Would still love to see some N7 or YelliSixFiddy action in hardtails though....
    Thanks for the update man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster View Post
    Such is life with production in the bike biz. Sure it frustrates you Vin, even more than it does us.
    Would still love to see some N7 or YelliSixFiddy action in hardtails though....
    Thanks for the update man!
    You can do that will a yelli/n9.... It's been done. Just saying.

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    Thanks for the update Vin!Can you give us some projected specs on the fs 29er?Geometry,suspension design,travel,weight etc.?Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Due to production delays, we do not have our samples that we hoped for yet and we'll do a full release after those are in our hands. In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design. Our 29” FS is also in the works with the hopes of a fall/winter 2014 release.

    Thank you all for your patience... I know you're as anxious as we are!

    Cheers,

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    YES! Sounds awesome. Any idea of travel on the 29?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Due to production delays, we do not have our samples that we hoped for yet and we'll do a full release after those are in our hands. In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design. Our 29” FS is also in the works with the hopes of a fall/winter 2014 release.

    Thank you all for your patience... I know you're as anxious as we are!

    Cheers,

    Vin

    F&$k'n great news! Just the conformation in itself is enough for me at this stage, the timing on the 27.5/26 couldn't be better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    You can do that will a yelli/n9.... It's been done. Just saying.
    I know... I know.... Just like it's been done with the SC Nickel that I currently own. Just don't dig trying to make a bike into something that it's not.
    But, thanks for the suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design.
    THIS.
    I was hoping for an earlier (winter) launch, but maybe I'll wait.
    Or maybe I'll find an used The One in the meanwhile...




    (any 2011 XL The One for sale?? or Large??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster View Post
    I know... I know.... Just like it's been done with the SC Nickel that I currently own. Just don't dig trying to make a bike into something that it's not.
    But, thanks for the suggestion.
    Totally understand. There is a guy around here that converted to 650b. He loves his. It's more for "gravity-oriented " am riding. It's impressive to see how much faster he can rail a corner with the 650b wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Due to production delays, we do not have our samples that we hoped for yet and we'll do a full release after those are in our hands. In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design. Our 29” FS is also in the works with the hopes of a fall/winter 2014 release.

    Thank you all for your patience... I know you're as anxious as we are!

    Cheers,

    Vin
    Vin - Thanks for the update. That is exactly what I'm looking for, but I was hoping to get my new ride built up this winter. Can you give any additional details to entice me to wait, i.e. estimated frame weight, head/seat angles, bb height?

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    Does the new 160mm Enduro bike have a name yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    ...I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design. Our 29” FS is also in the works with the hopes of a fall/winter 2014 release.

    Thank you all for your patience...
    thanks for the update Vin!

    since the YS/N9 HTs can be built to handle a wide range of riding, and there's a handful of new 29 FS bikes designed for enduro use, can you compare/contrast the focus for these 2 new bikes?

    i.e., is the 26/27.5 160 enduro designed for burlier terrain compared to the 29 FS? or is the 29 FS more or less equivalent to the new 160 enduro except designed around the 29er platform?

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    Ok Canfield, don't make me purchase this.

    Something similar to the bike I linked to above would be the perfect bike for me and the trails that I ride.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    In the meantime, I will confirm that our long awaited ,160mm Enduro bike is slated for a spring/early summer launch. 27.5”/26” compatible and will feature our new, updated, The One suspension design.
    Awesome!!
    Can't wait for this.

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    Awesome to hear!!!! At that point I can take my 650 wheels from my 2011 ONE and put them on a PERFECT machine!!! Might as well start buying the parts for the build so when the frame gets released... IT's BUILD TIME!!!!!

    By the way Sean.... my wife is loving the Nimble9... She keeps ribbing me that her Canfield is cooler than mine cuz hers....GLOWS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    HAHAHA! My post was only a week ago! We are waiting on on production PR samples. As we all know, this is the intraweb and nobody likes words without pictures.
    I got the email about then new Jedi and that frame looks sick!

    Any other info? I am looking to get the 2014 One next year I will use that more than a Jedi and I can only afford one bike right now. I have been parting out my 2013 Jedi to get ready for the 2014 line up!

    Thanks in advance, L8

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    Hey Canfield - let's skip this whole 650 business in favor of a fatty! That's my vote.

    KillingtonVT - if that's your real name...why no fatty?! There's lots of snow at Killington. I love the trails out there. We need a Nimble Fat. If not for snow, then for general awesomeness - that's more along the lines of what I was thinking. Suspension forks are popping out of the wood work now. Everyone's coming out with fat bikes with super wide tires and longish wheelbases, which is great (don't get me wrong) but what we need is bike designed for killing it on regular trails that can ALSO be ridden in the snow.

    For Christmas, I would like the following:
    4" tire clearance (5 is cool and all, but I don't need that size for trail riding)
    Short as can be chainstays
    Slack head tube, Designed with a short stem and wide handlebars in mind, suspension corrected for up to 130mm travel


    You guys are awesome, have been a longtime fan of your bikes for a while now. If I hadn't caught this fat bike bug, I would be buying a Nimble 9 for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattgVT View Post
    KillingtonVT - if that's your real name
    No, not my REAL name... but I lived in Killington VT from '97 -2012, before I moved here to Bellingham, WA.

    Fat bikes have grown immensely in popularity, however it's not a project we have on our radar at the moment. Maybe at some point in time.

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    Hows the the 160mm 26er/650b frame coming along?

    It's time to throw the dogs a bone, give us something to gnaw on. If you don't, we might jump the fence and get away!

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    Yes Vin,
    feed us with some info about the new enduro frame.
    if you don't have a production sample to show just post some numbers, some drawings, something!

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    SOON young Jedi's......Soon!!

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    Wow!

    Canfield Brothers! Thank you! Just saw the new Balance and it is sexy as all hell. I saw so many nice lines on the new frame and some other new items as well.

    I have been parting out my 2013 Jedi to get ready for this one.

    Thanks again for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acfsportsfan View Post
    Does the new 160mm Enduro bike have a name yet?
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