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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

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    We don't believe full suspension bikes should get to have all the fun, that's why we crafted a 4130 chromoly 29er hardtail that's ready to get rowdy. The N9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with our signature slack and low Canfield 29er all-mountain geo. Fresh for 2017, the N9 receives Boost 148 rear hub spacing, reach is stretched by more than an inch on all sizes for a roomier cockpit and seat tubes are shortened for increased maneuverability when you drop the saddle. Whether you’re a masochist building a singlespeed or you just want keep it real with an aggressive all-mountain steel hardtail, the N9 is ready to roll.

    Nimble 9 Boost Features:
    ● 29″ All Mountain
    ● 650b+ compatibile – Up to 35i rim/2.8 tire
    ● 4130 chromoly steel
    ● New - Increased reach and shorter seat tube
    ● 66.5° head angle with a 140mm fork
    ● Custom sliding 148mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
    ● Adjustable 16.25“ – 16.9” chainstays
    ● Singlespeed-able
    ● Stealth cable routing
    ● Sparkle metallic painted finish
    ● ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance
    ● Removable direct mount front derailleur block
    ● Two water bottle bosses


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    Any chance a 29 x 3 tire on a 36mm internal width rim will fit in the frame?

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    Tire clearance? Verified!

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    Curious as to how it rides with a slightly longer wheelbase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Curious as to how it rides with a slightly longer wheelbase?
    It will ride very similar to the EPO in terms of geo. Snappy rear with a slightly longer front center that will allow you to stretch out more on the climbs. The geo is now very close between these bikes.

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    THANK YOU for the longer front and shorter seat tube!! Those 2 things have kept me from buying a new N9 a couple times in the past.

    How wide of a 29" rim and tire will fit in the rear now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    THANK YOU for the longer front and shorter seat tube!! Those 2 things have kept me from buying a new N9 a couple times in the past.

    How wide of a 29" rim and tire will fit in the rear now?
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".

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    did you get your 155 cranks delivered with boost the nimble 9s?

    me needs my shorties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    did you get your 155 cranks delivered with boost the nimble 9s?

    me needs my shorties!
    Cranks are back in stock as well. Check them out on the webstore.

    It's been a pretty fun month around here with the release of CBF, Crampon Mountain's, N9 Boost and finally getting cranks back in stock!

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    Geo look great, both the new green and copper colours look great.

    Any idea of frame weight guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    Geo look great, both the new green and copper colours look great.

    Any idea of frame weight guys?
    6 pounds. Someone asked this question on their FB page so I saw it there.


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    Awesome, cheers 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    Awesome, cheers
    Makes me want to get one and set it up single speed. That bronze color is pimp


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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".
    How wide of a rim can you go with, combined with say a 2.5 DHF, 2.4 Ardent, or 2.35 Ikon? Would an i35 clear?
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    Thanks -- is the stack measurement of 666mm for the L N9Boost correct, is it realy 66mm taller than L EPO? BB drop, fork length seem to be the same; head angle is 0.3 deg diff and HT length 2mm. Thanks, Pat

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    I hope thats a typo. I too would like clarification.

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    I've been hoping you guys would update the geometry for a while. Most important item now is, can you get it with 142x12 dropouts?
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    I've been hoping you guys would update the geometry for a while. Most important item now is, can you get it with 142x12 dropouts?
    They stated on their FB page that there would be some 142x12 dropouts......
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".
    So has anyone tried a 40mm rim such as the scraper with a 2.8 tyre

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    They stated on their FB page that there would be some 142x12 dropouts......
    Cool. Thanks
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    Just ordered a black XL! I hope the paint is also sparkly its hard to tell from the pics on the website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Just ordered a black XL! I hope the paint is also sparkly its hard to tell from the pics on the website!
    Metallic sparkle finish on all the new N9 Boost frames. The black is super rad in person, you are going to LOVE it!

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    Woot! Build pics soon to come.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Metallic sparkle finish on all the new N9 Boost frames. The black is super rad in person, you are going to LOVE it!
    Hi I see the same question I answered before has been asked a couple more times but not answered. It's to so with the rim width and plus sized tyres. Most plus sized 2.8" tyres are made to be at their optimum when fitted to a 40 or 45 mm rim. I am guessing they don't fit as above says 35mm rim. Would be nice to have some clarification, or to know if it has been tried. Thanks.

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    QUESTION:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying fish NZ View Post
    Hi I see the same question I answered before has been asked a couple more times but not answered. It's to so with the rim width and plus sized tyres. Most plus sized 2.8" tyres are made to be at their optimum when fitted to a 40 or 45 mm rim. I am guessing they don't fit as above says 35mm rim. Would be nice to have some clarification, or to know if it has been tried. Thanks.
    We want to confirm that we are recommending 35i rims, (35mm internal, not external). We feel 35i rims compliment 2.8's very well and our experience when testing the wider Scraper rim was that 2.8's were feeling very square.

    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.
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    The Riot is 75mm, N9 is 73mm and the EPO is 78mm.
    Assuming clearance is the same as the previous N9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We want to confirm that we are recommending 35i rims, (35mm internal, not external). We feel 35i rims compliment 2.8's very well and our experience when testing the wider Scraper rim was that 2.8's were feeling very square.

    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying fish NZ View Post
    Thanks
    I have a Med/black on the way, going with Light Bicycles 38mm external 27.5+ set-up with Bontrager Chupacabra TLR 27.5x2.80 tires. Tires are very light at 755 grams each, wheels will also be light with Sapim cx ray spokes and White Industries CLD boost hubs. I may set-up single speed 1st, steel modern day frame with light wide wheel package perfect for coming into winter!!
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    Anyone know what size headset for the boost frame, top and bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Anyone know what size headset for the boost frame, top and bottom?

    You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers!

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    Question for either of the Canfield Bros.....Can you take a pic of the chinline with the chain in the middle of the cassette with a Boost crankset and then with a normal 51mm chainline crankset?
    Curious what your thoughts are on the new Boost chainline/cranks being pushed? Personally I'm running an old school XT crank withn51mm chainline on a 73mm BB, 2x10 with a 150x12 rear on my current bike and have found chainline about optimal, was runnning an SS/Trials hub with 6 cogs before this to get the same chainline and stronger wheel.
    Also curious what your thoughts are on running a 150x12 rear on the Boost spacing frame? I assume the 148x12 drop outs follow the current spec which puts 3mm to go into a slot for fitment, so this probably would not be able to work.
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    Anyone have any pics of the bronze/copper color?

    Would love to see some other pics for more perspective of what the color looks like In natural lighting.
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    Today is the greatest............

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I have a Med/black on the way, going with Light Bicycles 38mm external 27.5+ set-up with Bontrager Chupacabra TLR 27.5x2.80 tires. Tires are very light at 755 grams each, wheels will also be light with Sapim cx ray spokes and White Industries CLD boost hubs. I may set-up single speed 1st, steel modern day frame with light wide wheel package perfect for coming into winter!!
    Shiba Inu helping inspect the tires?

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    If in the green or bronze color please post up some pics

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    Black sorry.
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    ... so... will you guys boost yelli?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers!
    Thanks! I new it was 44mm, what I really should have asked the Chris King #. I figured it out Inset 7 from CK.
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    [QUOTE=KillingtonVT;12804811]You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers![/QUO

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Shiba Inu helping inspect the tires?
    Frame came in, I tried to show the flake in the paint. My Shiba really likes it!! Med. frame at 6.19 lbs with all the hardware. I love the way it looks in person.
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    Looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing it built up.


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    Anyone try to fit a 29+ tire in this model?

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    Can the new Nimble 9 Boost frame be ordered with dropouts that'll fit a 142x12 wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Can the new Nimble 9 Boost frame be ordered with dropouts that'll fit a 142x12 wheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Frame came in, I tried to show the flake in the paint. My Shiba really likes it!! Med. frame at 6.19 lbs with all the hardware. I love the way it looks in person.
    27.5+ wheels came in, 1694g for the set 38mm wide ex. LB 28hole with Project 321 boost hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes with alloy nips. That's with tape and valves installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    27.5+ wheels came in, 1694g for the set 38mm wide ex. LB 28hole with Project 321 boost hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes with alloy nips. That's with tape and valves installed.
    Wow! Great looking wheelset! Those chupas won't add too much weight to them either! Can't wait to see the full build.


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    Build pics, people!?!?!

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    Coming soon!!

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    Haven't seen sizing discussions for the new frame with extended reach. Anyone decide to not upsize now that the reach is an extra inch longer? I'm 5'10 and ride a large Nomad (437mm reach). Thinking a Medium Nimble would work?

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    I'm thinking the same for myself, I'd likely go Medium over Large too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    I'm thinking the same for myself, I'd likely go Medium over Large too.
    I went with med. I'm 5"9.5, I was going with a large but glad I went with med. I have 55mm stem on now, but need some time in the saddle. I will also cut the fork down when I find the right height, stem seems a bit too high now. I also just built a new med Transation TransAM, so one may be for sale!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    . I also just built a new med Transation TransAM, so one may be for sale!!
    I know which one I'd choose...sweet Jesus, sweet N9!!


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    Congrats that is a sharp and very capable looking rig!! Can you take some tire clearance pics for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Congrats that is a sharp and very capable looking rig!! Can you take some tire clearance pics for us?
    Clearance is no problem at all, this is a pict I tried to upload but would not let me. I will take some other picts also. The chain stay has 1/4 inch on left side and 5/16 on right side. Tire's from Bontager are the best in my book, the whole line of XR2, XR3 and XR4 team issue. Super durable, last fairly long and predictable grip through out the line. I always go back to Bontager tires, no more Schwalbe for me!! Chupacabra are only 755g each, will see how they do!!

    Total weight of bike with pedals 24.68lbs/single speed. May add a dropper post, so will gain anther pound!!
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    May be selling med. frame!! Will list on ebay!!

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    Is the 38mm rim width inside or outside width?


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    38mm outside, 32mm inside.

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    Green N9

    Haven't tasted any dirt yet. Should be fun though!

    Previously built up a 2016 Red N9 (non boost) and simply x-fered my parts over to the new frame. Frame is a Large. On the BB, had to add a spacer (2 total) to the drive side so my chain ring wouldn't touch the chainstay.
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    Sharp, I like that shade of green!
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    Does anybody know if the dropouts from my 2nd gen. N9 will fit this frame? My current wheelset is a bolt on 135mm ss hub. I fear I may have to grab a 12x142 axle and drop outs if I want to upgrade, but keep my fancy wheels.

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    I believe the '17 is available with 12X142 dropouts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Does anybody know if the dropouts from my 2nd gen. N9 will fit this frame? My current wheelset is a bolt on 135mm ss hub. I fear I may have to grab a 12x142 axle and drop outs if I want to upgrade, but keep my fancy wheels.
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.
    Thanks for the info. My rear hub is an ss pre-Torch i9 so I have room to play with the chainline.

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    Does the '17 require a Boost crank?


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Does the '17 require a Boost crank?


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    The current state of the industry is confusing isn't it? I know Sean receives multiple email a day on chainring offsets and what Boost actually means, so let me try to help out a little here:

    Changes between a 142x12 and 148x12mm Boost frame:
    1. Rear hub spacing. This one is pretty obvious, the dropouts change from the 142x12mm standard to the new 148x12mm Boost standard.
    2. Chainline. The chainline is pushed out from 49mm to 52mm. This helps gives more tire clearance on most frames and gives optimal shifting with the new, wider rear hub. On our N9 Boost, the chainline was pushed out to 52mm AND for those running 2x drivetrains, the F.D. block is now 3mm thicker to allow the Front Derailleur to sit in the correct position.


    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The current state of the industry is confusing isn't it? I know Sean receives multiple email a day on chainring offsets and what Boost actually means, so let me try to help out a little here:

    Changes between a 142x12 and 148x12mm Boost frame:
    1. Rear hub spacing. This one is pretty obvious, the dropouts change from the 142x12mm standard to the new 148x12mm Boost standard.
    2. Chainline. The chainline is pushed out from 49mm to 52mm. This helps gives more tire clearance on most frames and gives optimal shifting with the new, wider rear hub. On our N9 Boost, the chainline was pushed out to 52mm AND for those running 2x drivetrains, the F.D. block is now 3mm thicker to allow the Front Derailleur to sit in the correct position.


    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

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    wait a minute....what's boost again?

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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

    Thanks for response. I'm wondering if my X9 cranks on my Gen 2 would clear the stays on the '17 with a single ring. I know the clearance can be real tight in these frames depending on brand/offset etc.

    So it sounds like my X9's probably have 6mm offset with an MRP bling ring and I MAY need to go with a 3mm (or less than 6) to have optimal clearance when mounting to a '17?

    I'll check my offset tonight.


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    Kinda playing around with my 2017 N9 build... just until my Atomik Carbon Chubbies show up next week....

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    Another banger build by the Bike Doc LLC ... 2017 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost.. with killer components from Canfield Brothers, Atomik Carbon, MRP Bikes, Hope and Raceface. Built up as a single speed to satisfy me SS MTB buddies... All that's really missing from the build is my Atomik Carbon Chubbies 27.5+ wheels with orange decals. For the meantime I installed a set of 29+ WTB Scrapers with Surly Knards 3" tires. A bit of a tight fit down by the chainstay but very rideable. The MRP Stage 140mm fork is perfect for this beast....
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    Fit is pretty snug on the chainstay side but if you were to build with a 35-38mm rim and a 2.8 tire.... I would imagine that ther would be plenty of clearance... Oh and dropouts are in the middle position!!
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    Wow it fits 29+\3.0?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Wow it fits 29+\3.0?!


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    It does but at mid position of dropout it is very snug up on the chainstay near the bb... a 35-38 mm rim with 2.8 tires would probably be ideal

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    I remember people saying B+ Scrapers didn't even fit. I'm assuming the 29+ fits because of Boost spacing?


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    Oh man, that's great info to see! Thanks for posting these.
    Any chance of pics of chainstay clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Oh man, that's great info to see! Thanks for posting these.
    Any chance of pics of chainstay clearance?
    Sure can.... will do when I get a chance

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    anyone running a 120mm fork that can comment on whether it makes the BB too low causing an excessive amount of pedal strikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csm024 View Post
    anyone running a 120mm fork that can comment on whether it makes the BB too low causing an excessive amount of pedal strikes?
    I'm running a 120mm fork and ride in AZ (lots of rocks, etc.). No issues with pedal strikes for me.

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    None of your pics are showing up. It sounds cool though.
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    None of your pics are showing up. It sounds cool though.
    Photobucket is down right now for mtce... should show up again when links are active

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    Ordered up a new '17 tonight to replace my '13. Can't wait for the 12x142 dropouts to be available so that I can build it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Haven't tasted any dirt yet. Should be fun though!

    Previously built up a 2016 Red N9 (non boost) and simply x-fered my parts over to the new frame. Frame is a Large. On the BB, had to add a spacer (2 total) to the drive side so my chain ring wouldn't touch the chainstay.
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    are you still using the 142x12 rear hub or change it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    are you still using the 142x12 rear hub or change it out?
    Yep, 142 x 12 hub... I'm using the 142 x 12 dropouts from my '16 N9 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Yep, 142 x 12 hub... I'm using the 142 x 12 dropouts from my '16 N9 frame.
    Now I see what that frame on eBay didn't have any dropouts with it!! So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts, but you are using your old dropouts to make your boost frame 142 compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts
    I don't recall anyone from CB saying this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    I don't recall anyone from CB saying this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts
    Are you referring to this post?

    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.
    He is talking about the gen 2 dropouts not working for the '16 (non-boost) and '17 (boost) N9 frames. The gen 2 dropouts are for this version N9 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
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    Keep in mind there are 3 generations of N9:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

    Cheers.
    Sorry if this is a noob question but I've been out of the sport for a while and the changes in hub spacing are a bit confusing. When I bought my current bike, 29ers were just hitting the market. You say there aren't "Boost" cranks but Jenson is advertising these as Boost. If I go with the '17 N9 and want to run 12/148 then these cranks with the 52mm chainline are what I want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astra007 View Post
    Sorry if this is a noob question but I've been out of the sport for a while and the changes in hub spacing are a bit confusing. When I bought my current bike, 29ers were just hitting the market. You say there aren't "Boost" cranks but Jenson is advertising these as Boost. If I go with the '17 N9 and want to run 12/148 then these cranks with the 52mm chainline are what I want?
    Yes. A chainline of 52mm is ideal for boost rear end. You can either get that line with a compatible chain ring on existing cranks or buy a boost ready crank that has a 52mm chainline already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    Yes. A chainline of 52mm is ideal for boost rear end. You can either get that line with a compatible chain ring on existing cranks or buy a boost ready crank that has a 52mm chainline already.


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    Perfect! Thanks!

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    This thing is so much fun... I fit 3"WTB Bridgers on there.-fullsizerender.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by powthief19 View Post
    This thing is so much fun... I fit 3"WTB Bridgers on there.Click image for larger version. 

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    What size rims, and how far back are the dropouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    What size rims, and how far back are the dropouts?

    27.5" w/ 35MM internal width. The dropouts are slammed as far forwards as it will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powthief19 View Post
    27.5" w/ 35MM internal width. The dropouts are slammed as far forwards as it will go.
    Pics of chainstay clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloRyan View Post
    If in the green or bronze color please post up some pics




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    My new green N9 showed up today. Now I just need the rest of the parts to roll in... or become available (I'm looking at you 12 x 142 dropouts)! Figured I would post a few pics of my past N9's. I've had a gen 1 (rip), and a gen 2 replacement, and now on to a 2017. Is the 2017 different enough to be a gen 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    My new green N9 showed up today. Now I just need the rest of the parts to roll in... or become available (I'm looking at you 12 x 142 dropouts)! Figured I would post a few pics of my past N9's. I've had a gen 1 (rip), and a gen 2 replacement, and now on to a 2017. Is the 2017 different enough to be a gen 4?

    New frame
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    I'm looking forward to seeing that build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    My new green N9 showed up today.
    Good to see you stepping out of your comfort zone and getting a green one

    Looking forward to the build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    Good to see you stepping out of your comfort zone and getting a green one

    Looking forward to the build!
    #GreenBikesMatter

    But seriously, all of my other bikes are different colors so I need to keep my main ride green... for prosperity.

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    The 12x142 dropouts have arrived. The frame has been chased and faced. Build up will start soon.

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