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    Quote Originally Posted by wuzilla View Post
    Not cool at all.

    You do realize that all of our frames are stuck in customs, right?

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    looking sweet so far. thats a sexy girl for sure. i love the zee drivetrain, functional, durable, & best yet, affordable. i agree with wuzilla, i hate you now at the moment.
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    Actually not really...

    I should be riding it this weekend. Yay.

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    On thinking about it I think I'd sooner run a tensioner than extend the virtual chainstay to any meaningful degree, just for the sake of chain tensioning. Short CS is half the key to the Yelli's handling for me.

    Bikes do look better without tensioners though, certainly.

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    Any word yet on the frames?

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    ^^^lol. Someone's more giddy than I.

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    Any new steel appear in Bellingham?

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    Out for pick up. We should be ready to ship by monday!!!
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    Edit: the real source beat me to it. Thanks for the update!

    I can't wait! But having broke my hand on Sunday, maybe a shipping delay wouldn't be so bad. These things can be ridden with one hand right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    Out for pick up. We should be ready to ship by monday!!!
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    After a long day on Friday, the frames are sitting in the warehouse!!! Seeing as how Sean has been spending his weekend printing out UPS labels, I figured I do a quick shoot to post up the color shots that everyone has been asking for! ENJOY!

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    Awwwww, so nice. I want to pull the trigger but...

    Got any demo's out of Bellingham to help me pull that trigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Awwwww, so nice. I want to pull the trigger but...

    Got any demo's out of Bellingham to help me pull that trigger?
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    I just got my tracking number via email. Thanks for putting in some weekend hours guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
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    Alrighty then, I have to cross the line to pick some "paraphernalia" from Ship Happens in the next week or two. I'd love to spend a couple of hour's putting it through it's pace's if possible. Is that a 50mm stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Alrighty then, I have to cross the line to pick some "paraphernalia" from Ship Happens in the next week or two. I'd love to spend a couple of hour's putting it through it's pace's if possible. Is that a 50mm stem?
    Yup!

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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    That really looks sick.
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    oh yeah baby! i got the magical digits! i'll be having a great fathers day for sure. thx guys for the hard work

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    Folks I'm a happy Yelli Screamy rider, what benefits would switching to an N9 bring? (They do look nice, can't deny I'm tempted).

    I know I can SS it, but I run my Yelli SS with a Singulator and it works fine, in fact I wouldn't want to extend the virtual chainstays of an N9 via the sliding dropouts if it chips away at that lovely handling at all.

    What else does the N9 bring? Steel ping? (Or is that built out by it being made strong?).

    I'm in UK, getting a demo isn't viable, and they come out pretty expensive after shipping and import taxes. Try-before-you-buy isn't viable really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghetto View Post
    Folks I'm a happy Yelli Screamy rider, what benefits would switching to an N9 bring? (They do look nice, can't deny I'm tempted).

    I know I can SS it, but I run my Yelli SS with a Singulator and it works fine, in fact I wouldn't want to extend the virtual chainstays of an N9 via the sliding dropouts if it chips away at that lovely handling at all.

    What else does the N9 bring? Steel ping? (Or is that built out by it being made strong?).

    I'm in UK, getting a demo isn't viable, and they come out pretty expensive after shipping and import taxes. Try-before-you-buy isn't viable really.
    Other than being great for singlespeed, it also allows adjustable chainstay length if you really want to tweak the geometry. Some people don't want the shortest CS possible or might need to change the CS length for various size tires when running as slammed as possible.

    The first N9 version was also quite flexy as compared to the yeli. Some people prefer the stiffest frame possible while others like the flex of steel. The new N9 is heavier so I suspect the difference will be less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghetto View Post
    What else does the N9 bring? Steel ping? (Or is that built out by it being made strong?).
    No ping on the Gen 1, it's generic tubing AFAIK. I tend to check that too, my WTB rings like a bell but a lot of bikes really don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    The first N9 version was also quite flexy as compared to the yeli. Some people prefer the stiffest frame possible while others like the flex of steel. The new N9 is heavier so I suspect the difference will be less.
    I've never been on a Yelli so I can't directly compare, but IMO the Gen 1 does flex some but in a good way. Also, the Gen 2 frame has hydroformed tubes, which makes it <strike>uglier</strike> stiffer.
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    The Yelli is 16.7" chainstay while this newer version N9 has a short setting of 16.25 out to 17.1". So you can tweek the geo longer and quite a bit shorter than the Yelli. With large tires and a front derailleur you'll need to be back in the 16.7" range but with no front derailleur it can be slammed short.
    Your not going to feel the normal flex you get from a steel frame (Original N9), this frame is quite a bit stiffer. My first ride on the frame felt very stiff yet damped like steel. The top tube shaping really stiffens up the front end twist you get from tugging on wide bars. Hoping to get another ride on it tonight.
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    pfft...uglier, bob? did you not wear a helmet last time you fell off your bike n bumped your head? thats a sexy b!tch right there. off topic, did you get that xx spring yet?

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    Well at least they kept the decals, everybody likes those.

    No progress on the spring. Learning to like it as is actually.
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    Finished Build

    Looks great.
    Thanks to the team at Canfield Brothers for creating such as awesome bike.

    Build specs:
    Frame- Medium Nimble 9
    Fork- 2012 Revelation RCT3 (20mm axle) 120-140mm travel (I think it's at 130 at the moment)
    Rims- Stans ARCH EX
    Hubs- XTR
    Tyres - Schwalbe Nobby Nics (never ridden these before)
    Crankset - old XTR
    Chainring- 32T E-thirteen guide ring
    Chainguide- MRP 1x
    Rear Der- Shimano Zee shadow plus
    Cassette- XT 11-36
    Pedals- Canfield Crampon Ultimates -AWESOME!!!
    Stem- Chromag Ranger 50mm
    Bar- Chromag Acute (730mm)
    Brakes- 2008 XT
    Seatpost- reverb
    Saddle- Spesh phenom (looking for a new saddle for this bike)
    Weight 28lbs 10oz (a little heavier than I had anticipated)
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    very nice ast. what's it ride like?

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    Nicely done ast! Since I have a tracking number, I guess you can post as many pics as you want now

    sub-29 lbs - Not bad at all. Especially since that is hardly a weight weenie build. My non-weight-weenie single speed build should easily get below 25, which is perfectly respectable to me.
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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    That looks so nice!
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    I suppose it could be worse....

    (Jealous? Who?)

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    That's a sharp sled!
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    Any word on the next wave of frames being shipped out? Or are they just going out as ordered now? Just wondering, I ordered on Sunday and I'm super excited.

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    It's funny how waiting the last several months wasn't too bad. But now that I have a tracking number I can barely stand to wait a week. I keep refreshing the UPS tracking site even knowing that nothing will change in just a few hours.

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    I ordered but don't have a tracking number yet. That's almost worse...lol...but once it posts, I'll be doing the same and cursing UPS for not getting it here soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS State Of Mind View Post
    Any word on the next wave of frames being shipped out? Or are they just going out as ordered now? Just wondering, I ordered on Sunday and I'm super excited.
    Going out as ordered. All the pre-orders went out first and we will have the rest of the of them going on tomorrow! This was a HUGE shipment for us. Sean and I worked through the weekend to get things prepped and we are just about caught up now. STOKED!

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    AST, that looks good.

    Canfield needs a trade in program. I'd gladly trade in my old N9 for the new N9.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    sorry to be so impatient, but have the international pre-orders been shipped out? haven't received a tracking # yet..

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    Re: The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    AST, that looks good.

    Canfield needs a trade in program. I'd gladly trade in my old N9 for the new N9.
    Why? If u put your 1st gen frame in the classifieds it would sell in 1day for 350 bucks and that would be almost half the cost of a new one


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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    Why? If u put your 1st gen frame in the classifieds it would sell in 1day for 350 bucks and that would be almost half the cost of a new one


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    It was mostly a joke, I couldn't be happier with my 1st gen N9. I just think the new N9 is super sexy.
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    Holbrook, AZ, United States 06/13/2013 6:59 A.M. Out For Delivery
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    06/10/2013 11:45 A.M. The shipment has been dropped off and is now at The UPS Store®.
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    HOT DAMN!!!! Got my tracking number. Frame should be here on the 19th!!!! Seat post, seat post clamp, and headset arrived today. Now all I need is the frame. Soon as I get the headset pressed in, I'll be up and running lickety split!

    Quick question, do the frames need faced?

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    What the hell? Ups still has mine at Bellingham store scanned 6/10. That's all the info available.

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    Nimble indeed

    Stayed late after work to build her up. I'll post some more picts tomorrow. The ride home was really fun, you can really pop the front wheel up which I'm not used to from other 29er bikes I've been on. Nimble is quite fitting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    What the hell? Ups still has mine at Bellingham store scanned 6/10. That's all the info available.
    This happens sometimes when the UPS driver forgets to scan a package. Which is more likely when shipping from a UPS store and there are so many identical boxes going out! My alter-ego runs a big mailorder store, so I've seen this a few times - wouldn't worry too much just yet. How far are you from WA? You could be getting a present soon!

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    wuzilla, yeah i finally just received an expected arrival of monday. 1st time outta many shipments that i've had that happen. i'm in detroit, so 5 days out from WA. im stoked, now if i get my bits ill be all set. thanks for the heads up

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    More Nimble pics

    Can't ride.
    Sad.
    Nothing to do but take more photos...
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    Cant ride either, waiting on a brake adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHelix View Post
    Cant ride either, waiting on a brake adapter.

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    I just assembled mine and I've been having problems with the rear brake calipers. I'm using 160mm Hayes v cut rotors with Shimano Deaore brakes and couldn't put the wheel in unless I put the calipers on afterwards and after I installed the brakes I couldn't remove the rear wheel unless I unscrewed the brakes first.

    I used to have sliders before and never had this problem. I'm running it single speed by the way. Is anyone else having similar issues? It could have something to do with the drop outs facing or angled forward causing this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHelix View Post
    Cant ride either, waiting on a brake adapter.

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    Nice!
    Is that matte black?

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    I've had that caliper problem on a few other frames and solved it with a some washers.

    My assumption was that it had to do with the switch to metric. Previously the industry was standardized on 6, 7 and 8 inch rotors. This was usually stated as 165, 185 and 203 mm. But those numbers weren't even enough so a few years ago everyone switched to 160, 180 and 200 mm.

    But you said 160mm rotor so maybe that isn't the reason here. It would be the problem with an older 165mm rotor and a newer 160mm dropout. Either way, washers usually solve the problem. Does that work for you?

    Edit: oh yeah, my new n9 is scheduled for delivery on Monday in pittsburgh. I'd experiment when it arrives but have a busted right hand so one handed wrenching might prevent that. Strange coincidence, I had a broken wrist when my Jedi was delivered a couple years ago. Maybe I'll pay a friend in beer for assistance again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    I just assembled mine and I've been having problems with the rear brake calipers. I'm using 160mm Hayes v cut rotors with Shimano Deaore brakes and couldn't put the wheel in unless I put the calipers on afterwards and after I installed the brakes I couldn't remove the rear wheel unless I unscrewed the brakes first.

    I used to have sliders before and never had this problem. I'm running it single speed by the way. Is anyone else having similar issues? It could have something to do with the drop outs facing or angled forward causing this problem.
    Since I dont actually have my rear brake attached I dont have much input. On my Karate Monkey I had to remove the brake to remove the wheel so it's not completely unheard of.

    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    Nice!
    Is that matte black?
    Yeah matte black with matte carbon fork. I really love all their paint colors. My first mountain bike was the same color as their orange. The chrome is killer too.

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    What's the fork? Chinese or name brand? I'd love a niner fork but $500 is a bit daunting. I lean towards it though because of the no weight limit claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    Can't ride.
    Sad.
    Nothing to do but take more photos...
    Nice! The chrome looks badass!

    Mine in sparkle blue is on the big brown truck and should arrive Wednesday... can't wait.

    Does anyone know what size bolts the sliders use? I'm putting together an order for some Ti bolts and thought I'd swap them out while I'm at it.

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