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    Canfield Brothers "BALANCE" replaces "THE ONE "

    take all your parts off The One and put them on the Balance


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    Build the bike 27.5
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    Absolutely LOVED my Balance. Sold it to a friend and he rode the hell out of for another 4 years before passing it on to yet another friend. Such a solid bike....
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    Canfield Brothers "BALANCE" replaces "THE ONE "-wayne.jpeg

    ... just as soon as I can get a place with a garage.
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    I guess it's build as a 27.5 for me... Not pulling my ONE apart!! I am greedy... I want as many Canfields I can build up. I have all my parts either here or will be here with the frame for the build. Going nuts looking at the pile everyday, want to get building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    take all your parts off The One........
    Now why would I go and do a darn fool thing like that? I like my The One just the way she is.

    I wouldn't mind having a balance though. And a Jedi. And a N9. And a DJ. And a .....well, you get the idea.

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    Oh I got the "idea"
    the ONE- got it
    Jedi- got it
    Nimble 9- got it
    Balance- On its way- oh yea
    Yelli- will be paid for in a few days
    Dirt Jumper- still debating --- waiting for the SS/FS short travel from the Bros!!!!(hoping)


    Wife- Nimble 9- got it
    Daughter- Yelli- got it
    Trying to painfully relive some of youthful adventures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    Oh I got the "idea"
    the ONE- got it
    Jedi- got it
    Nimble 9- got it
    Balance- On its way- oh yea
    Yelli- will be paid for in a few days
    Dirt Jumper- still debating --- waiting for the SS/FS short travel from the Bros!!!!(hoping)
    Wife- Nimble 9- got it
    Daughter- Yelli- got it
    Now that is what I call a quiver. But you still need a DJ though.

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    yea.... what the heck Why not!!!!
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    Looks sweet.

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    HAH, Yea this bike is pretty freakin' amazing and versatile! It is really possible to have two different beast's with this bike depending on the build. The ability to run both wheel sizes (26/27.5) gives the end user a lot options. Thing climbs like a N9, And gives you the mini-dh bike giggle on the downs!

    Couple more weeks....

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    Besides the wheels what upgrades does it have over The One?
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Besides the wheels what upgrades does it have over The One?
    THE ONE FEATURES

    7005 Aluminum
    Ÿ“ONE” suspension
    Ÿ7“- 8” vertical travel
    ŸInternally ribbed chainstays
    142x12mm (135x12mm with supplied spacers)
    Ÿ1.5” Headtube
    Direct mount front derailleur compatible
    Ÿ20mm max bearings
    Replaceable rear derailleur hanger

    BALANCE FEATURES
    6061 aluminum
    Patent pending Canfield Balance Formula Suspension
    Ÿ27.5”/26” compatible
    Ÿ160mm travel
    Ÿ200mm x 57mm Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS included
    Ÿ142 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
    ŸTapered headtube
    15mm pivot bearings
    ŸReplaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Anodized and Brushed frame options
    ŸAvailable in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    waiting for the SS/FS short travel from the Bros!!!!(hoping)
    Would love to see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Besides the wheels what upgrades does it have over The One?
    From The One, we were able to shorten the chainstays from 17.5" to 16.75" on the Balance. This allows the Balance to be more nimble and MUCH snappier through corners. The rear of the bike is also much stiffer, again, adding to the cornering ability of the Balance.

    Our new CBF, (Canfield Balance Formula) is also the evolution of our The One suspension. For those that have ridden the One and were shocked how well the bike pedaled for an 8" bike, wait to you see what a few tweaks and a 160mm platform will bring you.

    All and all I find the Balance just as capable as The One, with added cornering and nimbleness. I have been riding mine at Whistler a bunch over the past month and have been shocked with what I have been able to get away on a 160mm bike. (For those of you that know me, I am typically a wuss when I am not on my on Jedi).

    We have our promo edit just about ready to launch for the Balance. PNW ripper Trevor Parsons helped us out with the edit to really showcase the bikes capabilities. We are planning on releasing the edit the week frames hit the warehouse, which should be about two weeks away.

    Cheers!

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    Here's the Balance in action:

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    Hmmm, I guess the bike doesn't pedal uphill.

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    Re: Canfield Brothers "BALANCE" replaces "THE ONE "

    I'm surprised they held this at 160mm, that doesn't seem to match 'the one' for legendary travel plus pedal ability.

    I've never ridden a one or a balance so not for me to judge.

    But, for comparison, Pivot firebird 27.5 is 167mm.

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    So Firebird and Balance are the competitors to the Nomad and SB6? I like that there's a couple aluminum players in the same catagory.
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