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    Big fork hardtails

    Quite fancy something along these lines for my next bike. So what's available? Really like the look of the Canfield Yelli and the Chumba HX2. The new Vassago looks promising too. Anything else out there thats suitable for 100/120mm forks with slack head and tight chainstays?

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    Banshee Paradox

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    Sinister Simon Bar, if you can find one.

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    Both very nice

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    Banshee Paradox

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    Anything else out there in steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser2
    Anything else out there in steel?
    The Canfield Nimble 9 is still coming and is suppose to be the same geometry as the Yelli Screamy.
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    Here's something I just built:

    67.5 degree head angle with the TALAS 29 set at 120 mm
    12-1/16" bottom bracket height with fork at 120 mm
    16-5/8" chainstays
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Big fork hardtails-img_3844-lo.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster1200
    Here's something I just built:

    67.5 degree head angle with the TALAS 29 set at 120 mm
    12-1/16" bottom bracket height with fork at 120 mm
    16-5/8" chainstays
    Yowza. Nice job. That bike deserves its own thread. Did you do the frame fab yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Yowza. Nice job. That bike deserves its own thread. Did you do the frame fab yourself?
    Yeah, there is one on another forum. It is, I think, the best looking bike of its kind I have seen.

    Perhaps the builder will share the link, it might be presumptuous for me to post it for him. He did it himself, from what I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Yowza. Nice job. That bike deserves its own thread. Did you do the frame fab yourself?
    Thanks. I started a new thread. Yes, I did build it myself.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=646963

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    That build is awesome will need to have a good read through the thread.


    I never realised the nimble 9 may share the geometry of the Yelli, the HT looks steeper than the figures suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser2
    That build is awesome will need to have a good read through the thread.


    I never realised the nimble 9 may share the geometry of the Yelli, the HT looks steeper than the figures suggest.
    Head Angles on both the Nimble 9 and the Yelli Screamy are 69 degrees with a 100mm fork. 80 would be 70 degrees and the 120mm forks will be 68 degrees. The Nimble 9 CS adjusts from 16.25 to 16.75 and the Yelli Screamy CS is 16.7", both three ring compatible which is what makes these bikes special.

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    When is the yelli gonna be available ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    Head Angles on both the Nimble 9 and the Yelli Screamy are 69 degrees with a 100mm fork. 80 would be 70 degrees and the 120mm forks will be 68 degrees. The Nimble 9 CS adjusts from 16.25 to 16.75 and the Yelli Screamy CS is 16.7", both three ring compatible which is what makes these bikes special.

    Cool, lots of good numbers

    How would you say the ride differs between both? Classic steel vs Alu? Or is there more to it? What were the differences in the design remit?

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    The Yelli Screamy will be in on the 7th, shipping around the 10th.
    The two frames share the same geometry, the aluminum Yelli is geared and has a tapered headtube to take advantage of the stiff nature of aluminum. Great for most everyone however the Nimble 9 being steel gives the ride a much softer feel. To take advantage of that we used radial seatstays to absorb more of the vibration and soften harder impacts. People looking for a stiff frame would want a Yelli, anyone looking for a compliant hardtail that won't beat you up as much, the Nimble 9 is the way to go.

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    What's the eta on the Nimble 9 then? and how is it different to the original prototypes?

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    Chris is at Eurobike sorting out the details on getting the Nimble 9 built. ETA is unknown till he gets it worked out but likely to be spring. We are hoping that nothing will need to change on it from what you've seen.

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    We are hoping that nothing will need to change on it from what you've seen.
    Yey! :-)

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    Both the Canfield and Paradox are looking good and both available in the UK. Bit premature comparing but what are initial impressions between the two?

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    I don't think many have impressions on the Yelli yet. People generally seem to like the Paradox. All else is still speculation.

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