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    Any changes to Canfield's Lineup for 2009?

    I haven't heard any news on Canfield for interbike, but I was hoping someone might have some info if anything is in the works for 2009.

    An option to have the "One" with a 1.5 headtube would be great. Silly light, steeper geometry than the Can-Diggle while still having a nice bit of travel... and with a 1.5 headtube so any fork can be used. That would be perfect for someone keeping both wheels on the ground most of the time and who is more concerned about slow speed tech on steep and rough trails than high speed shredding.

    I was recommending Canfield to someone just the other day as an upgrade to his beloved 2004 Rocky Switch, but then after I had to let him know it wouldn't work with his 1.5 steerer fork. Any good news to give him? As much as I find myself drooling over the Can Diggle, he wouldn't go for the slacker angles.

    Any new Canfield bike porn would be nice too, beautiful bikes!

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    I doubt they'll change anything for 09. Their current lineup has only been out since like April/May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    I doubt they'll change anything for 09. Their current lineup has only been out since like April/May.
    True enough, I was wondering more about maybe a little tweak or two... like perhaps a 1.5 headtube for the One. I'm not sure how they do their production runs, but if they do small batches, every so often, I don't think it would be an entirely unreasonable thing to do.

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    The One will still have a 1 1/8 head tube for 09. For the type of riding that a 1.5 fork is made for, it should be put on a CanDiggle. We are doing a few minor "tweeks" for 09 but the line up will remain the same.

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    What about a 1.5 for the Jedi

    It would be nice to have the option of lowering the front end with a zero stack reducer setup. What tweaks, if any, do you have in mind for the Jedi? Actually, what tweaks are planned, if you don't mind stating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    The One will still have a 1 1/8 head tube for 09. For the type of riding that a 1.5 fork is made for, it should be put on a CanDiggle. We are doing a few minor "tweeks" for 09 but the line up will remain the same.
    Well, considering that you can get the 36 series and the Lyrics (if I'm not mistaken) in 1.5, not to mention 66 ATA and others... I would say that the size of the steer tube really doesn't indicate a certain type of riding, and some like having a big fork even if they aren't riding super hard. It seems to me that in the same way as some people don't want to go with 5" or 6" frames for all mountain and would pick a One, those same people could be itching to fit a 7" fork up front. 1.5 inch is the most versatile option currently, compatible with virtually all forks, nice big bearings for durability, and I believe the forks can even be made lighter with 1.5 while still being stiffer... Before I get ahead of myself, I don't want to come across as not liking your bikes or having a problem with how you do things, I just thing that 1.5 headtubes are a great option, regardless of whether a bike is AM, FR, DH, or somewhere in between. I would imagine the One to be quite comparable to bikes like the Banshee Rune, except for in travel, and the Rune has a 1.5" headtube.

    ...and I must say, it great to get such a quick response from someone behind the design and making of these bikes! Thanks.

    Sad to say, I was hoping to line someone up with a One as it would suit him perfectly, but he likes his 66 ATA and his 1.5 headtube far too much. Ah well, perhaps I'll have to make up for it by getting a Can Diggle or Jedi myself at some point. Awesome bikes!

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