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    Interview with the one and only Chris Canfield

    Chris was nice enough to spend some time with me on the phone for the podcast I host over on Fat-Bike.com. We talk bikes, the history of Canfield and go over many of the questions mountain bikers have related to geo and suspension.

    SPOILER ALERT!

    He discusses the the new carbon 29er, so if you have been waiting for some details, you'll want to tune in.

    Sorry for the audio at first. I didn't realize my microphone wasn't working very well the first 20 minutes or so.

    Enjoy!

    https://fat-bike.com/2017/06/wide-wo...eld-interview/

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    Can't listen now, but I'm excited!

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    If they need a XC guy to test a short travel XC 29er w/ the CBF suspension i'm free to help!

    Great interview.. thanks for sharing!

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    Interview with the one and only Chris Canfield

    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Chris was nice enough to spend some time with me on the phone for the podcast I host over on Far-Bike.com. We talk bikes, the history of Canfield and go over many of the questions mountain bikers have related to geo and suspension.

    SPOILER ALERT!

    He discusses the the new carbon 29er, so if you have been waiting for some details, you'll want to tune in.

    Sorry for the audio at first. I didn't realize my microphone wasn't working very well the first 20 minutes or so.

    Enjoy!

    https://fat-bike.com/2017/06/wide-wo...eld-interview/

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    Bravo
    Very informative, intriguing , most excellent interview. Chris Canfield's real knowledge of the bike world is so exciting to hear.


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    Thanks guys! Chris is an awesome guy and it's killer how much he knows about bikes!

    Makes me super stoked for the new Plastic Fantastic Ducks' Nutz!

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    That was pretty cool!
    Good job, man
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    So Carbon Balance in two years? Currently building up the aluminum frame, and I'll probably be ready to upgrade by then.

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    I don't think I'd be able to own a carbon "Toir", I'd have a constant boner that wouldn't allow me to ride. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    So Carbon Balance in two years? Currently building up the aluminum frame, and I'll probably be ready to upgrade by then.
    I didn't hear that part - Only heard about a Carbon 29er in Feb-Mar 2018

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    Kind of a bummer on the AL rear triangle, but it'll be a killer bike. I'm curious if the rear ends are affordable, maybe you could have one for mellow xc, long days, one for ripping trails.

    Honestly though, I'm in the Midwest...not 'no' terrain at it's most extreme, but I'm a die hard canfield geo guy because of how I ride... A bike that wants to shred helps you shred and find the gnar in the otherwise mellow trails. Pop off everything, roost every corner. I don't want a long rear end to midwesternize my Riot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenngineer View Post
    Kind of a bummer on the AL rear triangle, but it'll be a killer bike. I'm curious if the rear ends are affordable, maybe you could have one for mellow xc, long days, one for ripping trails.

    Honestly though, I'm in the Midwest...not 'no' terrain at it's most extreme, but I'm a die hard canfield geo guy because of how I ride... A bike that wants to shred helps you shred and find the gnar in the otherwise mellow trails. Pop off everything, roost every corner. I don't want a long rear end to midwesternize my Riot.
    Where at in the Midwest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenngineer View Post
    Kind of a bummer on the AL rear triangle, but it'll be a killer bike. I'm curious if the rear ends are affordable, maybe you could have one for mellow xc, long days, one for ripping trails.

    Honestly though, I'm in the Midwest...not 'no' terrain at it's most extreme, but I'm a die hard canfield geo guy because of how I ride... A bike that wants to shred helps you shred and find the gnar in the otherwise mellow trails. Pop off everything, roost every corner. I don't want a long rear end to midwesternize my Riot.
    A little bummer but I think they made the right choice on the rear triangle. I'll take clearance for bigger tires any day over smaller tires and carbon rear triangle. I ride in too much mud in the western Pennsylvania area so I appreciate more clearance. I agree with you about length of the chainstays. I want them short as possible for endless fun on the trails. Anxiously awaiting the carbon TOIR


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    I just can't get over that backwards name (hate it), can we just refer to it as a Riot?
    I know, get over it!

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    "I don't want a long rear end to midwesternize my Riot."

    Cheers to That!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acfsportsfan View Post
    I just can't get over that backwards name (hate it), can we just refer to it as a Riot?
    I know, get over it!
    Good for you, and everyone else that does not like the name, it will not be called the Carbon Toir! It is going to have its own name all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Good for you, and everyone else that does not like the name, it will not be called the Carbon Toir! It is going to have its own name all together.
    Yo Dusty - when Chris mentioned they are sticking with 140mm, do you think he just meant for the rear? Perhaps allowing 150/160 up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpolism View Post
    Yo Dusty - when Chris mentioned they are sticking with 140mm, do you think he just meant for the rear? Perhaps allowing 150/160 up front?
    Yes-
    It's geo adjusted for the 150 fork- .5 degree steeper- and will be tested thru the 160. fork.

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    Will there be a new Aluminum version as well? My wife is in the market and this could be the ticket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chowdapilot View Post
    Will there be a new Aluminum version as well? My wife is in the market and this could be the ticket.


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    Nope-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Nope-
    Will the current aluminum one continue to be offered? Or is the existing stock going to be the end? I would rather hold off on a new bike until next year, but aluminum/cheaper/non-boost is more my style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamfunk View Post
    I didn't hear that part - Only heard about a Carbon 29er in Feb-Mar 2018
    Yeah, just speculating. Wondering what other people think the timeline will be since other people probably have a better sense than me as to how long it will take to make a second full suspension carbon frame.

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    Will the geo on the medium remain the same? Aside from -.5 head angle. I ride a small but could make a medium work if it doesn't get longer in the ETT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    Will the current aluminum one continue to be offered? Or is the existing stock going to be the end? I would rather hold off on a new bike until next year, but aluminum/cheaper/non-boost is more my style.
    On the podcast interview, sounded like they're just going to sell off existing stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWnSWCO View Post
    On the podcast interview, sounded like they're just going to sell off existing stock.
    Hmmmm. That's quite the dilemma for me. I can pick up a brand new frame in the color I want with a warranty and Topaz for about $200 more than the typical used frame with the Cane Creek. Really don't want to buy a new frame now though. Really don't want to wish I had a year from now.

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    Can't wait to see what the bros offer up. I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a Yeti SB5.5, but I'd prefer a Canfield. So a spring 2018 release works perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Yes-
    It's geo adjusted for the 150 fork- .5 degree steeper- and will be tested thru the 160. fork.
    YES.
    YES.
    YES.

    Bombing a carbon 160 Riot in '18!

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    He mentioned in the interview that it will be Boost. Do you think they'll stick with 148 or go for Super Boost? Do Boost bikes use a 73mm bottom bracket or is it typically wider? 83mm?

    I am beyond excited. I am going to start assembling my kit so it's all ready for this bike when it comes out... so far I've got a Magic Mary! Only a bunch of money to go!

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