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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    The Canfield Brothers 29er revolution continues with the ALL NEW Nimble 9. From the start of the redesign of the current Nimble 9, we wanted to give the bike a distinctive look different from what is currently available in chromo hardtails. We wanted to incorporate a hydro formed toptube and a 44mm head tube. New innovations include a removable front derailleur block that allows the frame to look super clean when setting it up as single speed. We also designed new sliding dropouts that are reminiscent of something seen on a custom motorcycle. Lastly, we gave the new Nimble 9 the innovative Canfield Brothers 29er geometry.

    We will be releasing the new Nimble 9 in nine colors, Canfield Glow in the Dark Sparkle Blue, Sparkle Orange, Sparkle Green, Matte Black, Gloss Black, Deep Red, Midnight, Forest Green and Limited Edition Chrome.

    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-nimble-colors.jpg

    The Nimble 9 is currently in production with an estimated ship date of May 2013.

    Features:
    • 4130 chromoly steel
    • 68 head angle with a 120mm fork
    • Adjustable 16.25 - 16.9 chainstays
    • Lower toptube for increased stand over height
    • Custom sliding 135mm x 10mm rear dropouts for geared or single speed options
    • ED Black treated for corrosion resistance
    • NEW hydroformed toptube
    • Removable direct mount front derailleur block
    • Improved chainstay heel clearance
    • Two water bottle bosses
    • 6.5 lbs (estimated)
    • $750 US retail, ($800 Limited Edition Chrome)



    Build Specs:
    • Recommend fork lengths 100mm 120mm
    • Headset 44mm upper and lower cups
    • Front derailleur Shimano direct mount top pull, single bolt, or Sram HO series
    • Bottom bracket 73mm
    • Seat post 30.9mm
    • Seat clamp 35mm
    • Rear dropout spacing 135mm
    • Post brake mount



    Please call 801-548-2556 or email us at sales@canfieldbrothers.com for more details and pre-orders.
    Last edited by KillingtonVT; 02-08-2013 at 09:41 AM.

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    That looks fantastic. I can't wait to see photos of some of those colors. Well done, Canfield Brothers!
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    Sshawingggg!

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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Beast!

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    OH YES! Love all the curves. Removable FD block is very nice. Fantastic.

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    Wow. Psyched you went with 30.9 seat post. Dropouts look so much cleaner than the old style.

    KVT - sent you a pm about the head tube length.

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    68* HT angle with 120mm? Same as Yelli?
    What is the weight compared to Yelli?
    2 x 10 readily compliant?
    I can swap all my parts straight across from my Yelli with the exception of headset parts?
    Send a blood red please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoka Hey View Post
    68* HT angle with 120mm? Same as Yelli? I think so
    What is the weight compared to Yelli? around 2 pounds heavier
    2 x 10 readily compliant? good question - probably depends on ring sizes just like the first version
    I can swap all my parts straight across from my Yelli with the exception of headset parts? Seems that way. Which is what I'm planning... as long as the headtube lengths are close.
    Send a blood red please...
    Gonna be green for me !
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    The NEW Nimble 9 Geo

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    Last edited by KillingtonVT; 02-11-2013 at 10:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Is the
    chrome real chrome or is it powder chrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    is the
    chrome real chrome or is it powder chrome?
    real!

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    And why not a 140mm fork? 67* is working great for me on the Yelli.........

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    Geo chart correction

    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Just wondering if the stand over for the L and XL is really that low.

    The frame looks great guys.

    I also have two questions.
    1. Is there a limit to rear rotor size for the new Nimble?
    2. Is the seat brace a tube or a formed sheet of steel? (looks like a tube in the side shot but still not sure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbem View Post
    And why not a 140mm fork? 67* is working great for me on the Yelli.........
    wobbem - The 100, 120 is just a recommendation. We know we'll have customers rocking an 80mm and 140mm on the new bike.

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    Just noticed that the new frame is $750 as opposed to the $650 older ones. Suddenly the Honzo looks appealing to me now...

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    Vin,

    When can you post up a picture of the Chrome color? And are you guys taking preorders? As soon as i see the Chrome i would like to put my pre-order in!

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    Really good looking frame.

    Looks like you guys it a home run with this one.
    Old enough to know better, too old to give a F$cK

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    Preorder submitted! So excited about this frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VertKurt View Post
    Just noticed that the new frame is $750 as opposed to the $650 older ones. Suddenly the Honzo looks appealing to me now...
    But then you wouldn't be supporting some pretty cool dudes.

    The new N9 looks pretty good!!!
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    Vin,

    When can you post up a picture of the Chrome color? And are you guys taking preorders? As soon as i see the Chrome i would like to put my pre-order in!
    We won't see the other colors until production is complete... Judging from the responses in the last 24 hours, the Limited Edition Chrome's will be gone by the time the boat arrives with the shipment. It will be FULL, super shiny chrome!

    I updated our site today with the NEW Nimble 9 and set up the pre-order fields.

    Bubba13 - The chart is correct, SUPER low standover and the seat tube support is a tube. Max disc size will depend on what brakes you are running. I'll report more on this once with build it up with a couple of different brake options.

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    Whoa

    That rear disc mount/dropout design is way cool
    And glow-in-the-dark? Seriously??? Fantastic!
    Last edited by r1Gel; 02-08-2013 at 08:58 PM.
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    That is sheer shexy'ness. Love the new look. The family jewels will love that standover height!

    My concern is with the increased beefiness and added weight . . . will it still be compliant and forgiving like an xc steel hardtail (ie. Sir 9) or is it going to be stiff and solid like a Cromag or Honzo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Bubba13 - The chart is correct, SUPER low standover and the seat tube support is a tube. Max disc size will depend on what brakes you are running. I'll report more on this once with build it up with a couple of different brake options.
    So, the L and XL will have nearly twice as much standover as the Small and Med? Does this mean only the L/XL will have the seat tube support like in the pics, and the S/M will not have the support tube like the previous model? Any pics of all S/M next to a L/XL, or even just the S/M by itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    So, the L and XL will have nearly twice as much standover as the Small and Med?
    Good catch, no way that's right. The L and XL have 16" standover heights per the chart.

    After sleeping on it, maybe the bike was designed for MTBR, where everyone recommends the biggest frame you can ride and people ask if 29ers are appropriate for little people. A size Large with 16" standover would be perfect in that case.
    Last edited by wv_bob; 02-10-2013 at 05:17 AM.
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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Any idea I'd the frame will take a surly Knard on the rear?

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