• 02-19-2013
    KillingtonVT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by savo View Post
    This frame looks really beautiful and I'm thinking I could change my Yelli for a new N9.
    Which size is the blue frame pictured here and in the Canfield's webpage?
    How much is the clearance for rear tire with dropouts slided all the way forward?

    The production sample we received is a large. I'll slide our dropouts all the way in and try to grab a pic or two later this week.
  • 02-19-2013
    slapmackie
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    My new nimble trike!!
    Saweeet!
  • 02-19-2013
    going29AZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    I can see where geared, AM type riders might want 142x12.
    Personally, my 1speed Chris King with Fun Bolts offers a super stiff rear axle on my N9.

    Los


    Agreed fun bolts with SS or geared (1x9) was pretty stiff rear axle for me...142x12 IMHO is a non-issue.
  • 02-21-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    A Little Teaser
    Here's a quick teaser... I'll get her in the studio tomorrow night and get some good images to post up. With the narrow Kenda 2.2 Small Blocks, there is plenty of tire clearance with the stays pushed all the way forward... 16.25"!
    Attachment 774228
  • 02-21-2013
    goldenaustin
    Wow, very nice! What size frame and fork is that?
  • 02-21-2013
    KillingtonVT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    Wow, very nice! What size frame and fork is that?

    That is our Large Sample with an X Fusion Slide 120.
  • 02-21-2013
    bigcrs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Here's a quick teaser... I'll get her in the studio tomorrow night and get some good images to post up. With the narrow Kenda 2.2 Small Blocks, there is plenty of tire clearance with the stays pushed all the way forward... 16.25"!
    Attachment 774228

    Wow for sure! For a 29er it looks like a sharp handling 26er. Hot!

    You guys gotta get some dirt demos going on in Bellingham!
  • 02-22-2013
    KillingtonVT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    You guys gotta get some dirt demos going on in Bellingham!

    It's in the plans for this year for sure!
  • 02-24-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    A few more images of the NEW Nimble 9 Built. I included a chainstay image to show clearance in the shortest position. We have a set of Maxxis Ardent 2.4's on order and will post a comparison image as soon as we have them. We have also had a ton of questions as if a Gnard would fit... however, we pushed the limits as far as we could when designing the chainstays on this bike to be a short as possible, have as much tire clearance as possible AND still have it front derailleur compatible. Widening the stays to fit a Gnard 3.0 would have compromised our original design aspirations.
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  • 02-25-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    One more from Sean's first ride out yesterday:
    Attachment 775406
    We will post a full ride report once we have a little more time on the bike. Sean did say how stoked he was and said, "The new frame corners even harder with 16.25" chain stays. This bike changes direction instantly!" Sean always thought that the old Nimble wheelied well before, the even shorter stays were very noticeable and made the new frame that much more fun to ride.
  • 02-25-2013
    randyjackson
    nice
  • 02-26-2013
    Pedal/Paddle
    Looks great. If possible could we have the stack measurement? First frame up build and I'm agonizing over every detail while I wait for May. :thumbsup: Thanks.
  • 02-26-2013
    rob1035
    New frame is great!

    any idea how long you will keep selling the post mount and SS-only dropouts for the OG N9? Its on my "to-do" list, but haven't gotten down to it
  • 02-26-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post
    New frame is great!

    any idea how long you will keep selling the post mount and SS-only dropouts for the OG N9? Its on my "to-do" list, but haven't gotten down to it

    We still have a few in stock. I was just looking at them over the weekend when we were shooting all the service parts for the new site. Just let us know when you are ready!
    Attachment 775762
  • 02-27-2013
    RobInfo
    I love my 2012 Nimble 9, set up as a singlespeed it's great for tearing up east coast singletrack. The 2012 frames a little porky for a hardtail, but you usually don't notice it in the woods. The new Nimble 9 has some cool features, I'm not entirely a weight weenie, but at 6.5 lbs the frame seems too heavy for XC use.
  • 02-28-2013
    rideeatrepeat
    Finally we're seeing some standover love given to the XL frames! I'm in the process of choosing my 1st 29er HT and I'm always amazed and the high standover for the XL's.
    Until now. Thanks !
    Oh, and when someone gets an XL built up PLEEEASE post it here !
  • 03-03-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    2.4 Maxxis Ardent with the dropouts all the way forward.
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  • 03-04-2013
    dfiler
    I can't wait! Time to start figuring out how to unload my current nimble.

    As a single speeder, I like the look of the new frame. Besides having a removeable front derailer mount, the rear caliper position will make the bike even cleaner.
  • 03-10-2013
    bubba13
    Any full pictures of the new Nimble with the 2.4 Ardents? The pictures with those little tires are just wrong...
  • 03-14-2013
    rob1035
    I'm wondering who will be the first to [try to?] cram a Knard in the back of a N9...:p

    My gen 1 N9 has beaucoup room in the back, sliders slammed, Ardent 2.4 on narrow rims. Gen 2 seemingly has more...
  • 03-14-2013
    sslos
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    Any full pictures of the new Nimble with the 2.4 Ardents? The pictures with those little tires are just wrong...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    2.4 Maxxis Ardent with the dropouts all the way forward.
    Attachment 777122

    Attachment 777531

    Ummm...

    Los
  • 03-14-2013
    bubba13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Ummm...

    Los

    FULL pictures...as in entire bike.

    Any more updates on rear rotor fitment for the new 9? Would like to run a 180 rotor with new XT calipers.

    Thanks!
  • 04-07-2013
    Trailmosher
    I have a couple of questions on the N9.2; sorry if any of those has already been answered in the thread:

    1) Does it support 8" rear rotors?
    2) Why is the fork length on the geo chart 480mm for a 100mm Fox F29, which as far as I know has 500mm (are measurments incl 20% sag)?
    3) What is actually the complete frame weigth on an M size (including bolts and drop outs)? The estimate of 6.5 lbs was on an L, I guess.

    I'd appreciate anyone's help.
    ...and please do the 142x12!
  • 04-08-2013
    KillingtonVT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trailmosher View Post
    I have a couple of questions on the N9.2; sorry if any of those has already been answered in the thread:

    1) Does it support 8" rear rotors?
    2) Why is the fork length on the geo chart 480mm for a 100mm Fox F29, which as far as I know has 500mm (are measurments incl 20% sag)?
    3) What is actually the complete frame weigth on an M size (including bolts and drop outs)? The estimate of 6.5 lbs was on an L, I guess.

    I'd appreciate anyone's help.
    ...and please do the 142x12!

    Trailmosher - We designed the post mount with enough clearance to run a 180mm. Lance thinks a 200mm will fit, I'll have to test fit one for you.

    The A to C of a Fox F29 100, is 500.8mm which is what we are basing our geo of off. (Our Geo chart is updated.)

    The frames are back from their ED black treatment and are going to paint this week. I will have actual weights shortly as soon as they are back. We are expecting them to come in slightly over our estimates from the tweaks we have made from our sample. I will have a little more on this as soon as possible.

    Cheers
  • 04-08-2013
    AOK
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The A to C of a Fox F29 120, is 500.8mm which is what we are basing our geo of off.

    Is that a sagged a-c?

    Because I also thought that a unsagged f29 at 100mm was around 500mm.
  • 04-09-2013
    flymybike
    Trailmosher -The new N9 will fit any size brake rotor. The sliding dropouts allow allot of clearance.

    The A to C on a 100mm Fox is a 500.8. That's what the new bikes geo is based on. 120 travel forks and up will be fine on this bike. Vin's updating the geo chart. Thanks for the heads up.
  • 04-15-2013
    ElwoodT
    is the sparkle green expected to be the same the same as the older frames?
  • 04-16-2013
    KillingtonVT
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    is the sparkle green expected to be the same the same as the older frames?

    ***Edited, we decided to do our PNW Green instead, (Pacific Northwest) and they came out beautiful!
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  • 04-19-2013
    AOK
    1 Attachment(s)
    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9
    New chrome... From Canfield's Facebook page.
  • 04-19-2013
    Coach417
    WOW!!!! At this point, that's all I can say.
  • 04-20-2013
    dfiler
    And here I was pretending I wasn't going to buy the new version.
  • 04-20-2013
    Coach417
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    And here I was pretending I wasn't going to buy the new version.

    You and me both!

    ....damn it
  • 04-20-2013
    DBY
    That's a great looking frame!
  • 04-21-2013
    fishwrinkle
    AHHHHH!!!!! i hope chrome xl's are still available in 2 wks when i finally will have enough dough for one of these very fine looking frames
  • 04-30-2013
    Widget
    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9
    Just placed my order for a chrome XL! It's going to be FLY!
  • 04-30-2013
    fishwrinkle
    ^^^ yeah i'm going to place my chrome xl order on friday, which cant get here soon enough.
  • 05-07-2013
    ast
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    It's Here!!!! (NZ)
    So exciting!
  • 05-07-2013
    ast
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    New Nimble 9
    Chrome...
  • 05-08-2013
    Widget
    Did they give any heads up on a tracking number etc?
  • 05-08-2013
    Coach417
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ast View Post
    Chrome...


    Tease! Take off her top!
  • 05-08-2013
    dfiler
    Those photos sent me over the edge. Large chrome - order placed.

    It looks like the single speed dropouts aren't available yet though. Or at least they aren't listed on the website. I'll inquire and report back.
  • 05-08-2013
    KillingtonVT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Widget View Post
    Did they give any heads up on a tracking number etc?

    Ast's was air shipped in as part of our New Zealand distributor's order, the US shipment is currently in transit, on the boat. These will be arriving in just a couple of weeks and we will be pushing SUPER hard to get all of our preorders as quickly as possible. And yes, Sean will email out tracking numbers as they are available...
  • 05-08-2013
    dfiler
    A rep from Canfield has confirmed that there is no single speed dropout for the G2 yet.

    The frames are due the 31st and they'll be staying up all night until they're shipped out. So let's cross our fingers that the shipping container(s) get to Canfield on time. If so, we should start seeing these in people's hands by the middle of June.

    Or perhaps earlier but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. I'm confident that they're doing everything possible to get us the new nimbles as soon as possible, but there is always the possibility of shipping or customs delays.
  • 05-08-2013
    ast
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    Chrome Nimble 9
    Chrome in all it's glory!
  • 05-08-2013
    wv_bob
    That's purty. Size small?
  • 05-08-2013
    flymybike
    That's a medium. That's hot!
  • 05-08-2013
    Pedal/Paddle
    Sweet!
  • 05-08-2013
    dfiler
    I think my keyboard just shorted out from drool.
  • 05-08-2013
    Coach417
    Ohhhh my! That is gorgeous. No offense to the brothers Canfield, but I would have to de-sticker that thing. It is is way too nice for wallpaper.
  • 05-08-2013
    fishwrinkle
    eww wee! looks like i just got that pre-order in on time this past friday. i cant wait, cuz that chrome is titties. AST why dont you have some built up pics of her yet? lol