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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.
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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...
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    The NEW Nimble 9 Geo

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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
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    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.

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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!
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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    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?
    Great catch guys, the standover numbers I posted are all WAY off! The standovers will be pretty close on all the sizes and I just uploaded the chart with the correct standovers.

    Here's a drawing of all the sizes for comparision:
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    This is a pound heavier and 100 bucks more than the previous edition? Please explain the drastic design change.
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    I am curious as to how many limited edition chrome are being made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needajob View Post
    I am curious as to how many limited edition chrome are being made?
    About 10% of our production run.

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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...
    cheapskate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnachos View Post
    This is a pound heavier and 100 bucks more than the previous edition? Please explain the drastic design change.
    WHo the hell died and made you boss? lol

    At least you said please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    cheapskate
    It is what it is times and are rough nowadays, but the Honzo shares near identical geometry to the nimble 9 and is $200 cheaper. I don't see what the big deal is.

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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    So when do we get to see pics of the new frame built up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VertKurt View Post
    It is what it is times and are rough nowadays, but the Honzo shares near identical geometry to the nimble 9 and is $200 cheaper. I don't see what the big deal is.
    I was just breaking your balls! Personally I agree with you, the specs on the 2 bikes seem the same and it seems like the Canfields were playing a bit of catchup with the tapered headtube. BUt gotta give them credit for the style points that go with a hydroformed STEEL top tube. I'm sure it exists elsewhere but I haven't seen it. I'm a bit of a newb to MTB but I know back in college my roommate had a Kona and it was a great bike but I get the feeling that Kona is a bit larger of a company with greater buying power and bigger marketing budget than the canfield bros. It's natural that the smaller company needs to charge a bit more. Besides, a lot more frame color options with the Bros!

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    We are planning a photo shoot next week with Sean on a few of our local trails. Hoping to get a few static full build shots as well as a few riding shots that we'll be using for the new website.

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    Are the frames powdercoated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    are the frames powdercoated?
    yes-

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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Any possibility of a 12x142 dropout option?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    yes-
    What were the 2011-2012 frames? Paint? They chipped and wore easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron1017 View Post
    What were the 2011-2012 frames? Paint?
    yes

    I'm surprised at people complaining about $750 for a frame in this day and age. But if it helps you, we have a forum member here who a lot of people buy parts from. He happens to be a canfield dealer and might be able to help you out a little. PM me if you want to know. Out of respect for canfield I'm not going to post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-wal View Post
    Any possibility of a 12x142 dropout option?
    Thanks!
    The 142x12 option is certainly something that we have spoke about in great lengths. However, the custom dropouts we are using on our new Nimble are SUPER expensive. For us to do an aftermarket 142 option, between the 2 dropouts and axle, we would have to sell them for over $100. This could be something we entertain down the road, but at this time it just didn't seem to be cost effective.
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    Can't wait for them to show up! I think I my finally retire my purple yelli for a chrome n9. I'll have to check if my boss preordered our three frames for the guys at the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The 142x12 option is certainly something that we have spoke about in great lengths. However, the custom dropouts we are using on our new Nimble are SUPER expensive. For us to do an aftermarket 142 option, between the 2 dropouts and axle, we would have to sell them for over $100. This could be something we entertain down the road, but at this time it just didn't seem to be cost effective.
    I'd pay $100 for 142.

    Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The 142x12 option is certainly something that we have spoke about in great lengths. However, the custom dropouts we are using on our new Nimble are SUPER expensive. For us to do an aftermarket 142 option, between the 2 dropouts and axle, we would have to sell them for over $100. This could be something we entertain down the road, but at this time it just didn't seem to be cost effective.
    And...if you can give me some semblance of confidence that 142s will be available down the road, the Nimble 9 just moved to the top of my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimithng23 View Post
    And...if you can give me some semblance of confidence that 142s will be available down the road, the Nimble 9 just moved to the top of my list.
    I was thinking the same exact thing except I would order my N9 today if I knew 142x12 would be possible. $100.00 sounds good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets-Ride View Post
    I was thinking the same exact thing except I would order my N9 today if I knew 142x12 would be possible. $100.00 sounds good to me.
    We COMPLETELY understand... HOWEVER, we have to meet order mins before we can pull this off.

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    The NEW Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    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.

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    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
    I've always had great luck with running Fun Bolts, they are super solid!

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    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?

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