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    Canfield Nimble 9?

    I've been anxiously waiting for this bike to be released. Does anyone know the status?

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    Original Nimble thread...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=598040

    Mention of it in this thread by cSquared...
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    It is True-
    The Nimble 9 is now in production-
    colors- black, blue, and green.
    should be coming out early 2011.
    C2
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=656143

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    Should be here after the first of the year. SS only version sounds like next summer.
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    I want one too!


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    I couldn't wait, got a Yelli, I'm getting the SS when it's available ! Can't wait.

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    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
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    Why did you have to say that!

    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.
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    cant afford a custom short CS bike so I am eagerly awaiting the presale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.

    You should see how cool it is in real life. It comes to a point at the top- Not a wrap around poo blob. It is for looks- But why would we do anything like the rest of the industry. Canfield Brothers is all about innovation and unique sh$t.

    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    This needs to be settled with more Nimble 9 porn (More PICS). Especially since the change in the downtube mentioned in the Yelli thread!

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    Yep - more pics needed!!

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    I actually like the poo blob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin
    I actually like the poo blob.
    There's a word for that...

    Can't wait to see one. More specifically I can't wait to see one in my basement hanging next my Karate Monkey. A dedicated SS version is coming? With track dropouts?
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    I would like the poo blob on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    Got pics of that proto?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    ............................nm
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    nmnmn....
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Very appealing bike.....now, they only need an XL with a 25"+ ETT. Maybe the second run............
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    Any updated pics? Or more pics?
    How's the tire clearance, Clarence?

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    Tire clearance is good and like Chris said, that seat stay meets at a point so it looks fine. And I am one of those retarded people that care about the looks on the bike builds so it will work for most.

    2.4 RR on Flows fits with space to spare. I wish I had this clearance on my Pdox.

    Can't wait to see the final finals now. If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
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    If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
    Yeah - more info on weight would be good. How much for a medium?

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    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo.
    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?
    I would be careful with that...I heard that it was possible the Nimble 9 may spontaneously catch on fire if used with a rigid fork.

    I also read that the Nimble 9 rejected Jesus.
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    Chris and Lance build great bikes and if weight is a concern then you may want to look at something else. They want a bike that will last and thats what they have built. So the frame weight may be a pound more then the Yelli.
    Me and my Brother have been riding one of the proto's they built and it is still rock solid. No flex no sliping on the sliding drop outs.
    It will be well worth the wait.
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    Any news on the release date? I am patentially waiting to make the Nimble 9 my next bike.

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    i was waiting as well

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    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.
    Bummer, sorry to hear that this project has been so difficult.
    I'll keep checking in to see when they'll be in!

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    bummer...
    i might just get the yelli

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    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.
    I am excited for this bike. I am glad, though, I didn't wait to get a custom with nearly the same geometry though
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

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    maybe before mid april?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyc
    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

    The proto TT standover is not bad, but not great. That is with a 120mm fork and for someone on a large with a 32" inseam (6' tall). I am sure there have been tweaks though. You will probably need to wait until production if you are concerned about it and find one built up to try before you buy it anyway. Sick bike though.
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    *nudge*
    Anything?

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    i would like to see a photo of the frame alone.

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    Me too!

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    I read somewhere that the Nimble will have a design change or two from the original proto. The Canfields may not have a pic of the redesign that they want to make public yet.

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    According to a comment on their site, looks like late June on these.

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    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
    Not yet. I've heard there were going to be some changes from the prototypes, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a 44mm head tube here.

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    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17
    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    website says 1 1/8th nothing fancy...

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    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
    agreed. it doesn't take a crystal ball to realize that any 29er frame sporting even vaguely all-mtn geo and 120 mm or longer fork compatibility will either have compatibility w/ tapered steerer, or will get redesigned in the next year or so to have that compatibility.

    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
    It would depend on what forks I had laying around, but currently, they are pretty much all tapered, so agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    personally i wouldn't buy a new steel frame that didn't have a 44 HT.
    I agree, unless your planning on running it full time with a steel rigid fork.
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    I'm so stoked for this frame! Anyone heard any new news on availability dates? I have the build ready to go! Hope the smalls don't sell out super fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capslayer
    I'm so stoked for this frame! Anyone heard any new news on availability dates?

    They are super busy riding their wheels. Love the unbiased quote.

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    I'm in for one of these.

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    I got the following reply from the German seller a few days ago:

    "The Nimble 9 is actual in preproduction.
    We do not have a valid date yet, but hope in the next few weeks.
    So if you like, I can let you know, when the NIMBLE 9 is available.
    Just to inform you: We do have A LOT OF reservations on the upcoming NIMBLE 9 yet!
    So don't wait too long and reserve you a frame to be sure to get it!"

    So I preordered on after I read the email...

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    What's the latest on colors for this frame? I've heard black, gray, or brown and black, blue or green.

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    For anyone who is way smarter than me about geometry- how would the slack ht angle handle with a G2 fork set to 100mm? As far as I can figure, it'll "quicken" the steering, but I don't think by much. Am I far off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    For anyone who is way smarter than me about geometry- how would the slack ht angle handle with a G2 fork set to 100mm? As far as I can figure, it'll "quicken" the steering, but I don't think by much. Am I far off?

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    I have a G2 on my Yelli Sceamy....also tried a regular Fox.
    It is slightly different......very slightly.
    I've said it before...and I'll say it again: you will notice a bigger difference with a different sag than the G2 thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    I've said it before...and I'll say it again: you will notice a bigger difference with a different sag than the G2 thing
    Say it again! Say it again! Kidding...
    Thanks, this G2 fork is my first suspension fork in 8 years, so I don't really remember what the other offset (38mm) felt like.
    I kinda figured, by looking at the real difference in trail, that it might be inconsequential. Like I said, I just thought I'd run it up the flagpole for the smart fellers to ponder.

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    "Thanks, this G2 fork is my first suspension fork in 8 years, so I don't really remember what the other offset (38mm) felt like."

    I believe the 38mm offset would be quite a bit different from the G2, but I can't think of any newer forks that are made with it. Most new forks are around 46mm. I'm guessing that's the range themayor refers to.

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    my G2 fox fork is 52 offset i believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4runner
    my G2 fox fork is 52 offset i believe
    Yes, the G2 is quoted at 51mm or 52mm on the boards here, but a quick search would clarify for sure. Doesn't really matter for this discussion though. Close enough. From memory, most new Fox and Rockshox 29er forks are around 46mm. Older 29er forks were being made with a 38mm offset. I rode a Rockhopper with the 38mm offset. My Yelli has a newer Reba. I notice the difference between 38 and 46. I'm guessing the jump between 38 and 52 would be very noticable. Some riders might like, others not.

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    G2 offset is 51mm, although it's not like 1mm would matter. In fact, I'm leaning towards the school of thought that 8mm doesn't make a huge difference.
    Guitar Ted did a fork offset comparison on his site a couple of years ago.
    This question was asked out of curiosity, and, um, 'cause I'm excited about the Nimble 9, and wanted to talk about it.
    So there.

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    In an email from Sean at Canfield, he assured me that the G2 offset will not negatively affect the handling of the N9, in case anyone else was wondering.

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    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
    Bummer about the shipping and tax, but it makes sense for them to ship most of them directly from wherever they land. Perhaps email them about picking one up? They might be able to work with you on that. Unfortunately, since you're both in the same state, nothing can be done about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer
    FYI these frames are shipping from washington not utah where the company is. i wanted to skip the shipping cost since i am local and could not.

    that and the fact that i would still be charged a state tax lead me to cancel my order. way too much for this frame.
    Do the frames exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Do the frames exist?
    Ahhhh... does anything truly exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    Bummer about the shipping and tax, but it makes sense for them to ship most of them directly from wherever they land. Perhaps email them about picking one up? They might be able to work with you on that. Unfortunately, since you're both in the same state, nothing can be done about that.

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    seems like they make more money shipping them than picking one up locally. they would not go for that.

    i was on the fence about this frame because of the really heavy weight and the high cost for a steel frame. the tax and shipping put it into the custom frame ballpark which is where i would rather go than pay that much for a frame i am only halfway excited about.
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    I'm only guessing here, but one of the brothers chimed in on mtbr sometime back expressing his frustration with finding a way to get the bike built...whether that means finding a builder or finding the materials at a cost that could be lived with I don't remember the Canfield's specifying. I know nothing about the frame building industry, other than what I read on here, but I think the silence on the matter means don't expect anything soon. I also seem to remember the number of frames being produced is 150. To me, that doesn't seem like much (Edit: so don't wait around to get one). Oilcanracer, what did the Canfield's say about frame due date to you? Why were they discussing shipping rates and whatnot when there's been no announcement concerning the bike's arrival? Please inform us.
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    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
    Thanks for clarifying.

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    The long, long wait is just about over, Nimble fans. If the Nimble 9 is anywhere near as good as my Yelli, then your collective patience is about to get seriously rewarded. I can't wait to see one in person...or better yet ride one.
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    OK, seriously, share where you can get a custom steel frame for around $650. Yes, price sounds abit higher compared to some and damned reasonable compard to others - SIR9 retails for $800 AFAIR. Lowest custom steel frame I know of will cost you about $950-$1k. Wish we had somewhat of a MTB scene down here, or the population to warrant a decent shop that might carry something like this.

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    .................I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
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    seems like they make more money shipping them than picking one up locally. they would not go for that.

    i was on the fence about this frame because of the really heavy weight and the high cost for a steel frame. the tax and shipping put it into the custom frame ballpark which is where i would rather go than pay that much for a frame i am only halfway excited about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.
    Dang, not 'til July, huh? Well, I guess it is what it is. Unless... Any chance of shipping them over on a jet boat?

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    We built up a medium Yelli then other day. Nothing crazy as far as parts. Good reliable parts. Weighed in a hair over 26 lbs. with DH style spd platforms. Everyone drooled over that bike for a while. Awesome geo. They are worth the wait.

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    Seat clamp size?

    On the US site it looks like a 29.8 mm clamp will fit (which is fine with me since I already have one on my other bike...) but on the German site it says 27.2 x 28.6 mm...?

    So can anyone please clarify...thanks!

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    Seat tube has 0.6mm thick walls, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    Seat tube has 0.6mm thick walls, perhaps?
    Sounds thin...?

    I guess that 29.8 is the correct number but hopefully someone can clarify. I already payed a deposit for the frame and would like to have everything ready for the build.

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    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
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    Very nice! Any news on getting these to uk via Progressive? I have not heard anything yet and would hate you to sell out....

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    Can't wait to get my hands on one!

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    And any more info on running it with rigid fork? Seen the photo of proto with Niner carbon - how did you get on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The frames ship out of Salem Oregon. I think any company would need to charge sales tax and shipping. The frames are in paint right now and we are scheduled to hit the water on the 1st. We expect them to ship to customers in July. The Nimble 9 will come in black, blue and green.

    I'm not sure who has custom frames for $650 shipped but it sounds like a good deal.

    i was quoted a higher price, plus tax, plus shipping. thats why i am going somewhere custom for 1,000.
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    Wow that's a big tire! I just broke my frame today so just waiting for them to get in and looking for more info about running it rigid

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
    I thought the production frame wasn't going to have the dropouts for singlespeed setup???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I thought the production frame wasn't going to have the dropouts for singlespeed setup???
    Well, it looks like it's just not a single speed specific set up for now.
    Derailleur hanger, ft. der. mount...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Well, it looks like it's just not a single speed specific set up for now.
    Derailleur hanger, ft. der. mount...

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    If this is the case I may revisit the preorder, I could be mistaken but i thought they said the sliders were no go on the production units

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    Do they really have all the colors listed for preorder? I only ask because they have an XL size listed as well, which I don't think really is available.

    Any examples of the colors?
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    Anybody going rigid on the Nimble9? What fork are you going to use?

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    Wow. It's like the Yelli Screamy and the Karate Monkey got together and had the most beautiful baby evar.
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    no more dog poo on the seat stay/ seat tube junction?
    disappointing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    The seat tube has an external butting. The proper seat clamp size is 29.8, the rest of the tube lower is 28.6. A geo sheet for all the sizes (and correct ST Dia) will be up shortly.

    How about a production Nimble 9 shot!
    Thanks for the info. And a few more questions:

    - will the frame come with a SS specific dropout?
    - any idea about frame weight?

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    For everyones own info........The seat tube/top tube "dog doo" junction as its become known on the web is still there. (just goes to show you how little it is, & how clean it is in person). The NIMBLE in the pic is set up with a derail hanger and chain tensioner. There is plans to offer a SS drop out only if you want to loose the derail hanger. I believe it will cost a tiny bit extra. The adjustable sliders work really well. There is room to spare with those HUGE 2.5 wtb's. The colors for the frames with be GREEN, BLUE, and BLACK. I will try to see if there are pics of the color examples for all you guys ! I believe frame weight is around 5-5.5 lbs. Best way to get the color and size you want is to shoot the Bros. over an email and get on the pre-order list. No deposit required. What does everyone think?

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    Super excited, but a bit bummer (for purely selfish, impatient reasons...) that the shipping date has been bumped back to mid July. I know it'll be well worth it, but I gots a hundie on Labor Day weekend to train for.
    Sean, thanks to you and the Canfields for communticating with the unwashed masses. You do your company proud.
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    I might, but it'll be a fat front with an Enabler.
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    Yes. Yes it is.
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    disappointing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    *snip* The NIMBLE in the pic is set up with a derail hanger and chain tensioner. There is plans to offer a SS drop out only if you want to loose the derail hanger. I believe it will cost a tiny bit extra. The adjustable sliders work really well. There is room to spare with those HUGE 2.5 wtb's. *snip* What does everyone think?

    http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/frames/nimble-9

    some more info for you kids !
    Do the frames have a hidden tension screw? I couldn't see anything in the close-up, although I'm not sure how helpful they are unless they thread into the slider...

    What do I think? What do I think?!?

    I think I need one ASAFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
    Looks like we'll have to wait for Chromag or Cotic to deliver a long travel, steel 29er with a ZS 44mm head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Do the frames have a hidden tension screw? I couldn't see anything in the close-up, although I'm not sure how helpful they are unless they thread into the slider...

    What do I think? What do I think?!?

    I think I need one ASAFP.

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    You can see the tension screw in the main photo on the website. Small and long about 2-3" it appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Wow dissents fit, now you really have my attention.
    I have not found Dissents to be much if any bigger knob to knob than an FR3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    You can see the tension screw in the main photo on the website. Small and long about 2-3" it appears.
    Thanks! My powers of observation are somewhat, um, lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    I have not found Dissents to be much if any bigger knob to knob than an FR3.
    Really? So the casing is larger?
    The FR-3 is definitely a tire I want to try out.

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    I pulled the trigger on an electric green size S. I was hesitant until I saw the production unit has the sliding rear drop outs. That was a big deal for me as I prefer to run SS. I'll probably go rigid on this guy when it does finally show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I pulled the trigger on an electric green size S. I was hesitant until I saw the production unit has the sliding rear drop outs. That was a big deal for me as I prefer to run SS. I'll probably go rigid on this guy when it does finally show up.
    I wanna see the blue. I've pre-ordered a black one, but there's a special place in my heart for blue bikes...

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    I'd be really happy if they would cut a deal for some pedals to go with the frame.... Hint hint, nudge nudge

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    I wanna see the blue. I've pre-ordered a black one, but there's a special place in my heart for blue bikes...

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    Friended Canfield on FB and they linked me to the .EU website which had a pic of the blue. It'll be my choice if I do decide to pull the trigger. It reminds me of my Wily...about the same color and would look fantastic with a honey Brooks. The green is a Kawasaki green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    The green is a Kawasaki green.
    I'd like to see an actual picture of the green. I'll wait patiently, but I'm confident I wont be changing my color selection. The blue does look good, has a classic feel to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    Friended Canfield on FB and they linked me to the .EU website which had a pic of the blue. It'll be my choice if I do decide to pull the trigger. It reminds me of my Wily...about the same color and would look fantastic with a honey Brooks. The green is a Kawasaki green.

    Dang... that's just what I was hoping for.
    I guess we'll just have to be twinkies!

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    Nice frame and alway nice to have another option.

    What's it offering that a Karate Monkey does not? After several years on a KM I've found that frame hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Nice frame and alway nice to have another option.

    What's it offering that a Karate Monkey does not? After several years on a KM I've found that frame hard to beat.
    mostly geo, and much of that built around a longer fork

    more BB drop to keep the bike from being too tall with a 120mm fork

    more appropriate head tube length for longer forks and harder riding, i.e. the smallest size Nimble 9 has a longer headtube than the XL Monkey

    chainstays up to 0.7" shorter

    slightly slacker using the same length fork

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    ugh that looks good and I like the blue too

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    Well now they're sayin July. But at least it's up! I'm waiting on some reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    mostly geo, and much of that built around a longer fork

    more BB drop to keep the bike from being too tall with a 120mm fork

    more appropriate head tube length for longer forks and harder riding, i.e. the smallest size Nimble 9 has a longer headtube than the XL Monkey

    chainstays up to 0.7" shorter

    slightly slacker using the same length fork
    And don't forget the rear drop outs, which are much easier to live with than the Karate Monkey's track ends and resulting fussy rear disc set up.
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    Liking the blue color. Reminds me a bit of the Indigo Blue Ted Wojcik 29er demo I had for a bit - now being raced by an XTerra competitor.

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    Standover measurement?

    I am curious about stand over on the Nimble 9. Worst case set up with big tires, (2.4 Ardents or 2.5 WTB's) and a 120mm fork. Measurement to the center section of the top tube where a rider would actually stand.

    I would ride a large but I am sure measurements for all of the sizes would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Would also really like to hear about the ride feel in comparison to the Yelli Screamy.
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    Too bad the new Revelation 29 is tapered steer tube only, or that Canfield didn't spec a 44mm head tube.
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    Lets start a fork discussion...

    I'd still like to roll the Nimble as rigid but this will probably require me to source a custom fork to get the crown height in the 480-500mm range. So not sure where this will go.

    I'd like to get some feedback churning on the suspension fork options. Bueller, bueller....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I'd still like to roll the Nimble as rigid but this will probably require me to source a custom fork to get the crown height in the 480-500mm range. So not sure where this will go.
    Several non-custom rigid options in that length-
    Soul Cycles- 485mm
    Older Niner - 490mm
    Original Singular Swift - 485mm
    Pretty sure some of the Jamis forks are 485mm
    Voodoo - 500mm
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    Thanks for that rundown. I had started to look for one of the older Niner forks but haven't put much effort into it yet

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    The original proto was being ridden with a Niner carbon, 470mm a-to-c. Presume it was ok.....

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    this is one of the reasons I like EBB's on my steel single speed frames...if it's a frame that I am, or could, be running w/ rigid fork, i like to have the ability to bump the the BB height up when not running the 100 mm travel suspension fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    The original proto was being ridden with a Niner carbon, 470mm a-to-c. Presume it was ok.....
    Got a picture?

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    Syncros Carbon 29er fork a-c 480mm

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    Hey everyone !
    There will be some new images of the frame colors surfacing very soon. The blue does not look anything like the picture above. Its a lighter blue in reality....NOT navy.
    The sliding drop outs are really trick. They are easy to adjust and very strong with 4 drop out bolts. Makes SS a breeze and quick to change flats. You have the option of getting on the pre-order list (no deposit needed) or paying in advance through the web store. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Too bad the new Revelation 29 is tapered steer tube only, or that Canfield didn't spec a 44mm head tube.
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing.

    Meanwhile, there's a thread on the AM forum about the difficulty of facing a 44 mm HT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    Hey everyone !
    There will be some new images of the frame colors surfacing very soon. The blue does not look anything like the picture above. Its a lighter blue in reality....NOT navy.
    The sliding drop outs are really trick. They are easy to adjust and very strong with 4 drop out bolts. Makes SS a breeze and quick to change flats. You have the option of getting on the pre-order list (no deposit needed) or paying in advance through the web store. Thanks

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    is there something specail about these drop outs?

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    Is this frame worth more than say, a Salsa El Mariachi ? Just curious. Seems expensive. Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    Hey everyone !
    There will be some new images of the frame colors surfacing very soon. The blue does not look anything like the picture above. Its a lighter blue in reality....NOT navy.
    The sliding drop outs are really trick. They are easy to adjust and very strong with 4 drop out bolts. Makes SS a breeze and quick to change flats. You have the option of getting on the pre-order list (no deposit needed) or paying in advance through the web store. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
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    I believe you just email them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chase1963 View Post
    Is this frame worth more than say, a Salsa El Mariachi ? Just curious. Seems expensive. Looks good!
    The El Mar is not the frame to compare against. The Nimble 9 stands apart from other steel 29er offerings because of its sub 16.5" chainstays. The El Mar can go no lower than 17.5". That is a very noticeable difference (I know now). For people seeking this kind of short rear & long top tube geo, there are not a lot choices. Your choices are: full custom, Yelli Screamy (16.7" and aluminum), Nimble 9, and Karate Monkey (17.0"), any others? Add to this the capability to run >100mm forks and the list grows smaller still. It is a unique frame, so whether it is worth $700 or not depends on the shopper's priorities. El Mar:Nimble9 = applesranges.
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    Just email Canfield Bros with your frame size and color preference....they will add you to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    Hey everyone !
    There will be some new images of the frame colors surfacing very soon. The blue does not look anything like the picture above. Its a lighter blue in reality....NOT navy.
    The sliding drop outs are really trick. They are easy to adjust and very strong with 4 drop out bolts. Makes SS a breeze and quick to change flats. You have the option of getting on the pre-order list (no deposit needed) or paying in advance through the web store. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    The original proto was being ridden with a Niner carbon, 470mm a-to-c. Presume it was ok.....
    Yes Chris does ride with a niner fork. It will work.
    But no pics at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chase1963 View Post
    Is this frame worth more than say, a Salsa El Mariachi ? Just curious. Seems expensive. Looks good!
    I am riding a El Mariachi now and am looking at selling the frame once the Nimble comes in. The long stays are killing me.
    Just had to get a bike until july.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaughnm View Post
    I am riding a El Mariachi now and am looking at selling the frame once the Nimble comes in. The long stays are killing me.
    Just had to get a bike until july.
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    I can't imagine the horrible suffering. It must be just unbearable.
    The drama is so compelling. Jesus must be welding these frames, which is weird, because you'd think Jesus wouldn't be running over a year behind schedule, what with his mythical MIG powers and all.
    Hopefully the July estimate is better than the March, 2010 estimate that they gave after showing at IBike in 2009.

    And to think you could have been:
    1) riding custom Ti that weighs 2 lbs less for just a hair more cash ($1k at your door)
    2) gotten a Soma Juice frame for a touch over half the cost of the Canfield, and run it with an ENO hub, which would have gotten you to within 0.15" ETT, 0.5° HTA (balls on or slacker with an angleset), and ~0.2" CS length.
    3) paid $200 more for a complete Kona Unit with even closer to identical geometry.

    Maybe the suffering would have been bearable until the Canfield mana pours from the sky.
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    ^sliders add like $250 to the Ti frame from Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    I can't imagine the horrible suffering. It must be just unbearable.
    The drama is so compelling. Jesus must be welding these frames, which is weird, because you'd think Jesus wouldn't be running over a year behind schedule, what with his mythical MIG powers and all.
    Hopefully the July estimate is better than the March, 2010 estimate that they gave after showing at IBike in 2009.

    And to think you could have been:
    1) riding custom Ti that weighs 2 lbs less for just a hair more cash ($1k at your door)
    2) gotten a Soma Juice frame for a touch over half the cost of the Canfield, and run it with an ENO hub, which would have gotten you to within 0.15" ETT, 0.5° HTA (balls on or slacker with an angleset), and ~0.2" CS length.
    3) paid $200 more for a complete Kona Unit with even closer to identical geometry.

    Maybe the suffering would have been bearable until the Canfield mana pours from the sky.
    Lay off the roids!
    I rode one of the proto types for a few months and my brother has the other. Getting use to ridding a 29er with short stays works well for my riding style. I work at a shop and cannot get a custom ti frame for a grand.
    The Soma is nice. But for the cost of the soma frame and rear wheel you at the 600.00 mark. I have been waiting for this frame like the rest of you so I know it been a long time in comming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaughnm View Post
    Lay off the roids!
    I rode one of the proto types for a few months and my brother has the other. Getting use to ridding a 29er with short stays works well for my riding style. I work at a shop and cannot get a custom ti frame for a grand.
    The Soma is nice. But for the cost of the soma frame and rear wheel you at the 600.00 mark. I have been waiting for this frame like the rest of you so I know it been a long time in comming.
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    lay off the estrogen. i just thought the hyperbole was funny.
    "17.5" chainstays are the end of the world!!"

    i'm glad it works for you and i hope you get it soon.
    if not, i was just pointing out that there are other options that are really really close.

    and you can get a custom ti bike shipped to your door for $1k, regardless of where you work. appleSSeed even gave you a hint.

    y'all have a good weekend. i'm going to suffer miserably on my XC city bus with 17.6" stays for days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    ^sliders add like $250 to the Ti frame from Russia.
    yeah but that frame is super stout looking! sliders are expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17 View Post
    yeah but that frame is super stout looking! sliders are expensive!
    Oh yeah, definitely. I think it's a great value, just pointing out that if you wanted a truely similar frame (from Russia w/Ti) it would be more like 40% more in cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    mostly geo, and much of that built around a longer fork

    more BB drop to keep the bike from being too tall with a 120mm fork

    more appropriate head tube length for longer forks and harder riding, i.e. the smallest size Nimble 9 has a longer headtube than the XL Monkey

    chainstays up to 0.7" shorter

    slightly slacker using the same length fork
    Makes sense.

    The KM's HTs are notoriously short, IMO.

    Otherwise, the KM's BB is pretty low compared to most frames and that's a reason I like it. Also, the KM's CS are very short - I'm not sure how much short you can reasonably get without running into problems.

    Regardless, the N9 is still nice.

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    I received an e-mail from Canfield stating that a Niner fork is more than fine. Their geo numbers are based on squishy forks that will have sag when setup. A 470 a-c measurement on a rigid fork will provide similar geometry to a 480 squish fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    I received an e-mail from Canfield stating that a Niner fork is more than fine. Their geo numbers are based on squishy forks that will have sag when setup. A 470 a-c measurement on a rigid fork will provide similar geometry to a 480 squish fork.
    I hadn't taken sag into account, so that's good news. I'll probably end up with the niner fork to start. I'm not conviced that I want to spend 700 for a squishy fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut4s View Post
    Xl ?
    This. (I won't even bother asking for a XXL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I hadn't taken sag into account, so that's good news. I'll probably end up with the niner fork to start. I'm not conviced that I want to spend 700 for a squishy fork.
    I rode my 26'r with a squishy fork for years, but when I 'upgraded' to big wheels, I went rigid and singlespeed. It's been a blast ever since, and I ride rocky, rooty, singletrack in New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I hadn't taken sag into account, so that's good news. I'll probably end up with the niner fork to start. I'm not conviced that I want to spend 700 for a squishy fork.
    I rode my 26'r with a squishy fork for years, but when I 'upgraded' to big wheels, I went rigid and singlespeed. It's been a blast ever since, and I ride rocky, rooty, singletrack in New England.

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    You might want to post that one more time! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink View Post
    You might want to post that one more time! :-)
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    The Nimble 9 is only available this time in small, medium and large. With small runs like this, getting the factory to build 4 sizes is near impossible. If these sell in big enough numbers we will do all 4 on the next run. The option is the Yelli Screamy, they come in xl and will be available about the same time.
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    Pre ordered my nimble 9 in electric lime large. This bike is going to be fun, Im going to set mine set up ridged with a niner steel fork, run it 32x18 with a RR 2.4 up front and ignitor in the back. Cant wait to get this frame and start shreding on it.

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    Just got my crankset (LX M582), setpost clamp and cables for my discs. Hopefully I'll have decided on everything I want to build with by the time it ships. Still talking with Mike about the wheelset, looks like Im going to go with Hopes laced to Stan 355s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    For everyones own info........The seat tube/top tube "dog doo" junction as its become known on the web is still there. (just goes to show you how little it is, & how clean it is in person). The NIMBLE in the pic is set up with a derail hanger and chain tensioner. There is plans to offer a SS drop out only if you want to loose the derail hanger. I believe it will cost a tiny bit extra. The adjustable sliders work really well. There is room to spare with those HUGE 2.5 wtb's. The colors for the frames with be GREEN, BLUE, and BLACK. I will try to see if there are pics of the color examples for all you guys ! I believe frame weight is around 5-5.5 lbs. Best way to get the color and size you want is to shoot the Bros. over an email and get on the pre-order list. No deposit required. What does everyone think?

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    Are replaceable driveside/derailleur hanger sliders available if the hanger gets bent or busted? Please post up photos of the green frame color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez View Post
    Pre ordered my nimble 9 in electric lime large. This bike is going to be fun, Im going to set mine set up ridged with a niner steel fork, run it 32x18 with a RR 2.4 up front and ignitor in the back. Cant wait to get this frame and start shreding on it.
    I'm on the fence with sizing - medium vs large. As you're ordering a large, curious what your inseam is, how tall you are and what length stem you think you'll be running?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Yes. The Canfields might come on an explain further, but as I remember, one of them posted to say they wanted to stiffen up the frame, and that the curved DT had to go.
    With a straight tube it might be butted? Do you know if the front triangle has butted tubes?
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    Something that occurred to me today. Stack height on the headset, specifically the lower cup. Looking at the picture on the main page for the Nimble 9, it looks as though suspension fork crowns may run the risk of contacting the frame in the event of an accident depending on the crown height of the lower cup.

    Maybe Canfield can chime in on this. I still plan to run the Niner CF fork so I don't believe this will be a problem in my particular case but should be something for others to be aware of. Not that I'm stating this to be something unique to this frame, I'm sure its a problem for others as well...
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    wonder if something changed, the picture on page 3 has a curved dt

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw View Post
    wonder if something changed, the picture on page 3 has a curved dt
    Yes. The Canfields might come on an explain further, but as I remember, one of them posted to say they wanted to stiffen up the frame, and that the curved DT had to go.

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    I spoke with them today about frame sizing. The geo chart's seat tube sizes didn't match the posted sizes on their website. The guys got right on top of it, and called me back within minutes. Go by the seat tube sizes on the site that aren't in the chart. A sm is 16, a m is 18, and a lg is 20. They were super friendly, and I was very impressed when I talked to them. Placed an order for a green medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluster_tolerance View Post
    With a straight tube it might be butted? Do you know if the front triangle has butted tubes?
    Unsure. If I can find the post concerning the frame changes, I'll post the link. Might be in this thread if you want to look around. I'm sure someone will come on and clarify.

    ***Edit*** I found the following in the Yelli Screamy thread regarding changes to the Nimble 9. Here's a direct quote from one of the brothers:

    The only changes from the [original] picure here are:
    1. the down tube will be straight at the head tube (with clearance for your forks) and a gusset on the bottom. We found during testing that the bend really does add more flex.

    2. The routing under the top tube will be like the Yelli Screamy with three single routers for a clean "bundle" routing (all zip tie together of one router).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro View Post
    I'm on the fence with sizing - medium vs large. As you're ordering a large, curious what your inseam is, how tall you are and what length stem you think you'll be running?
    Thanks!
    Other than the chain stays sizing its almost the same as my niner SIR9 and its a large to. I'm not sure of my inseam but I stand 6'0 and run a 100mm 0 degree stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Unsure. If I can find the post concerning the frame changes, I'll post the link. Might be in this thread if you want to look around. I'm sure someone will come on and clarify.

    ***Edit*** I found the following in the Yelli Screamy thread regarding changes to the Nimble 9. Here's a direct quote from one of the brothers:

    The only changes from the [original] picure here are:
    1. the down tube will be straight at the head tube (with clearance for your forks) and a gusset on the bottom. We found during testing that the bend really does add more flex.

    2. The routing under the top tube will be like the Yelli Screamy with three single routers for a clean "bundle" routing (all zip tie together of one router).
    Good find. Looks like it also addressed my concern.

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    Frankly your concern was a bit ridiculous, but we weren't going to say anything for fear of embarrassing you. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Frankly your concern was a bit ridiculous, but we weren't going to say anything for fear of embarrassing you. :wink:
    not going to hurt my feelings. It just looked really tight from the photo

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    This was asked earlier....ALL front triangle tubes on the NIMBLE 9 are butted. Eliminating the curve in the down tube significantly strenghtened it (this was shown in testing). There is ample clearance for fork caps, should not be an issue. The King headset in picture measures 14mm for the bottom cup..

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    You da man.

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    because everyone likes a little bit of color.......

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    Electric Lime is definitely the way to go. My choice was spot on.

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    Found these pics on canfeilds blog I'm liking the green. cant wait to get this frame.


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    so i am assuming my origin 8 fork will work just fine..as in wont screw up the geo to much its only a 465mm a/c

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    Taken from Lance at Canfield Brothers Bikes.
    Lets help Chris out if we can.

    It’s unfortunate and thankfully rare when we have bad news from the Canfield Brothers but this is one of those times. Chris was riding yesterday when he went down hard and broke his neck around the c5-c6 disc. Long story short, he is going into surgery this afternoon around 4 and will be out for quite some time. What does this mean for Canfield Brothers Bikes? Best case scenario, not to much, but it will require the help of our friends to pull through this one. Chris’s medical bills will be substantial and insurance is only covering a small part of the total amount. We’ve given you the ability to donate through paypal. We’d really appreciate your help getting Chris back on his feet and feel free to send your best to Chris via email or comment. He’d love to hear from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    Taken from Lance at Canfield Brothers Bikes.
    Lets help Chris out if we can.

    It’s unfortunate and thankfully rare when we have bad news from the Canfield Brothers but this is one of those times. Chris was riding yesterday when he went down hard and broke his neck around the c5-c6 disc. Long story short, he is going into surgery this afternoon around 4 and will be out for quite some time. What does this mean for Canfield Brothers Bikes? Best case scenario, not to much, but it will require the help of our friends to pull through this one. Chris’s medical bills will be substantial and insurance is only covering a small part of the total amount. We’ve given you the ability to donate through paypal. We’d really appreciate your help getting Chris back on his feet and feel free to send your best to Chris via email or comment. He’d love to hear from you.

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    Donation made, frame purchased, good vibes sent!
    Get well soon, Chris and Lance!

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    Waiting...

    Since I have a bit of time before the frames arrive, I thought I'd share my impatience!
    Building up my wheels right now. Wheelbuilding is the thing I miss the most about working in a shop. Red King SS disc hubs, silver Bontrager Dusters (Thanks, mikesee!) and silver DT Swiss Comps (no creaking anodization.)
    I'll bleed my brakes later- XT 775 levers and rear caliper, the venerable 4 piston 755 on the front. Putting a Niner aluminum bar on for a bit more width.
    Everything else from the Unit is moving over- Brooks Swift, Thomson layback post, White Industries enO cranks.
    What's everyone else planning on building theirs with?

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    New wheels!

    Sorry for the janky cell phone pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17 View Post
    so i am assuming my origin 8 fork will work just fine..as in wont screw up the geo to much its only a 465mm a/c
    You may want to calculate your BB height just for comparison. I may be splitting hairs but that sounds like some increased pedal strikes to me (at least from what I have now). I think the steering will be fine.

    I'd really like to find out the BB height with the 470mm Niner fork on there and some "normal" or "average" tires . Anyone?

    This may be my next bike.

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    We'll have to wait for someone who wants to do the math to calculate it. It can be done using the geo chart and known measurements for axle to rim + tire height. Im too lazy lol.

    My build specs look like this:

    Nimble 9 (S) Electric Green
    Niner Fork, Kermit Green
    Shimano Deore LX Crankset (SS Convert)
    Homebrewed SS Cog and Chain ring.
    Blackspire Pedals
    Thomson 70mm Stem
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    Avid Code R 185mm F/R
    Crank Bros Cobalt 11XC 15mm Riser
    Hope Pro II's laced to Stans 355's (Mikesee)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    You may want to calculate your BB height just for comparison. I may be splitting hairs but that sounds like some increased pedal strikes to me (at least from what I have now). I think the steering will be fine.

    I'd really like to find out the BB height with the 470mm Niner fork on there and some "normal" or "average" tires . Anyone?

    This may be my next bike.

    -F
    that information would be nice.... i didn't think that there would be much of a difference between 465 to 470 not that noticeable at least....i have a tapered one that i wouldn't be able to use on this frame but if i got the yelli it might be a different story. i am still up in the air about which frame to get but the nimble 9 seems like the best choice since i ride single speed.

    parts list. i have a set of loaded precision products wheels
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    thank thats all,,,,,wheels are trick though...

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    A 465 a/c measurement should work fine. Chris informed me awhile ago that the geo charts have fork sag already accounted for. A 470 Niner fork would give the Nimble frame numbers similar to the 3" fork specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    A 465 a/c measurement should work fine. Chris informed me awhile ago that the geo charts have fork sag already accounted for. A 470 Niner fork would give the Nimble frame numbers similar to the 3" fork specs.
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    the 465-470mm A-C spec is "suspension corrected" and intended to match a sagged 80mm fork.
    AFAIK all geo numbers are based on sagged forks... as they should be.
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    Canfield, can you give us a quick update on Chris's condition. The last update on the blog seemed to indicate that Chris is doing well, all things considered!

    How are we progressing toward the mid-july ship date?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    Canfield, can you give us a quick update on Chris's condition. The last update on the blog seemed to indicate that Chris is doing well all things considered!

    How are we progressing toward the mid-july ship date?
    Yeah. Hoping Chris' recovery is progressing well, but we'd like to know for sure.
    Aaaand, hoping the frames get here soon!

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    I talked to Chris yesterday on Skype. It was the first time since he got out of the hospital. He is happy to be alive and realizes how close he was to death/paralysis. We all have had close calls in life one way or another, Its always hard getting through them. He is settling in the the long road to recovery. I know he is overwhelmed by the out reach of our small community. Thanks to EVERYONE !
    The Nimbles are still on schedule. I will make sure whoever orders one is getting it asap! I know there is a lot of anxious people, thanks for your patience. It will be rewarded. More riding pics to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    I talked to Chris yesterday on Skype. It was the first time since he got out of the hospital. He is happy to be alive and realizes how close he was to death/paralysis. We all have had close calls in life one way or another, Its always hard getting through them. He is settling in the the long road to recovery. I know he is overwhelmed by the out reach of our small community. Thanks to EVERYONE !
    The Nimbles are still on schedule. I will make sure whoever orders one is getting it asap! I know there is a lot of anxious people, thanks for your patience. It will be rewarded. More riding pics to come...
    Thanks for the update, Sean. Glad to hear that Chris is starting his recovery.
    Looking forward to getting some time on the Nimble while we're in Boise this month.
    Patience, patience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    A 465 a/c measurement should work fine. Chris informed me awhile ago that the geo charts have fork sag already accounted for. A 470 Niner fork would give the Nimble frame numbers similar to the 3" fork specs.
    That comes in at about 11.75" BB ht. This probably results in nice XC handling, but it's a tad lower than I'd like for more low-speed tech stuff. Maybe some big tires would fix that.

    -F

    PS - Can I get one in chrome?

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    Wheels look good Carlos ! Cant wait to see that build you got planned for this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollub01 View Post
    Wheels look good Carlos ! Cant wait to see that build you got planned for this one...
    Nothing too fancy, the wheels and frame put me over the budget I had planned. However, there won't be anything on this bike that isn't battle tested!

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    Update- heard from the boys that the frames are Stateside. Customs, then inspection, then they'll ship out.
    So if you have been hesitating to purchase a frame, now's the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Update- heard from the boys that the frames are Stateside. Customs, then inspection, then they'll ship out.
    So if you have been hesitating to purchase a frame, now's the time!

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    great news i am just waiting for my frame to sell

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    That's good news. Wish Ninerbikes would get their forks together. I might end up having to get a squishy fork until the Niner's become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    That's good news. Wish Ninerbikes would get their forks together. I might end up having to get a squishy fork until the Niner's become available.
    Niner carbons? My lbs ordered mine a month ago, and it's supposed to show up in two days. Mine's a nude, but I don't know if that makes a difference.

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    My lbs sent me a pic of my Niner fork today. Just arrived. The pic they sent had it paired up with a brand new Scott carbon ht. Quite the picture. Can't wait for my Nimble to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    My lbs sent me a pic of my Niner fork today. Just arrived. The pic they sent had it paired up with a brand new Scott carbon ht. Quite the picture. Can't wait for my Nimble to arrive.

    Here's to hoping my Kermit green comes in soon. Just got the last of my parts today (headset and skewers) . Wheels and frame should arrive around the same time. So I guess I have around 2 weeks to see how the fork situation pans out.
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    I should really get one of these since it's my namesake too!
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