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    New Canfielder

    This is on a truck headed to me!

    I busted a yeti Sb95c frame and am gonna try something new.

    Raw, Large
    Orange links
    RockShox Monarch plus rct3

    Build will be
    Fox 34 factory 140
    Nextie carbon i29 rims w dt swiss 240 hubs
    Race face sixc bars, stem
    Mixed slx/xt/xtr brakes & drivetrain.
    Maxxis 2.5x29 tires
    Dropper

    Excited.....

    Been lurking in the Canfield forum for a while....

    I chose this, in part duento.reading everyone's experience with this bike and a bunch of competition like
    Transition smuggler (nearly bought this, it's awesome)
    Devinci django
    Evil following
    Banshee prime (nearly pulled the trigger)

    Build start next week!

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    Based on the kit I'm assuming you're building a Riot (Toir...) and not a Balance like you have pictured. That right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDragonX View Post
    Based on the kit I'm assuming you're building a Riot (Toir...) and not a Balance like you have pictured. That right?
    Ha! Yes... grabbed a pic from the Web with out checking...

    Here's the actual frame

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    I almost got a Smuggler as well, If you really liked the Smuggler, than you're going to love the Riot. It peddles better, and is even more maneuverable, and asks to get beat up where the Smuggler makes you slow down.

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    As a Yeti SB95C Owner & rider, just curious. How, what, and where did your SB break?
    Yeti SB95C
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkmtb View Post
    As a Yeti SB95C Owner & rider, just curious. How, what, and where did your SB break?
    This pivot came unbonded, which apparently I'd super common on the SB95C and SB66C. ....

    Not repairable, but should have been covered.

    Upon inspection by a Yeti Dealer, they also found a big crack in the NDS seatstay. This WOULD have been repairable I'd not for the pivot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogidave View Post
    This pivot came unbonded, which apparently I'd super common on the SB95C and SB66C. ....

    Not repairable, but should have been covered.

    Upon inspection by a Yeti Dealer, they also found a big crack in the NDS seatstay. This WOULD have been repairable I'd not for the pivot.

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    Thanks!!!!! Hopefully My frame will hang on. I won't sidetrack this thread though. Enjoy your new ride.
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    Ibis HD3

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    Welcome to the family yogidave. I do have to warn you since you're coming off a Yeti, that when you buy a Canfield bike, it doesn't come with a pair of color matched shorts.

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    It's raw, so... these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogidave View Post
    It's raw, so... these?
    LOL......yeah, those might work. If you got a matching skullcap for under your helmet you'd be totally impervious to alien abduction and probing.

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    Maiden voyage today.....
    A few points:
    short 1ish hour ride to check thing out
    there's a lot of snow/ice and wet rocks
    I did very little in the way of suspension tuning beyond sag

    First, like every front range ride, you go UP:
    it pedals great... very lively and extremely plush without being at all mushy.... even with the shock wide open, never felt like I was behind the bottom bracket. (76deg unsagged effective STA). It's got a very nice platform.
    It is excellent at technical "ups"... very high traction
    very smooth delivery of power and acceleration.. very refined feeling
    It's so easy lift the front end up an over stuff
    seems like I use more of the travel than expected. it never felt like it got bogged down deep in travel... I say this because of pedal strikes despite its high BB
    It's at least as good and probably a better climber than the yeti, which is saying a lot.. I cleaned a few things that I didn't think I would.
    The front end really doesn't wander on steeps despite the 66.7deg HTA (slack).. a tiny bit on very steep sections but never in an undignified manner.... even with a wide open shock... to be expected, even from the best bikes.
    Then, you get to go down hill....
    it's an absolute beast.
    it's easy to plow through stuff. it very composed
    it's very easy to pick a line and change direction easily...(relatively) short wheel base is great.
    feels very nimble, easy to get it in the air and very stable regarding the feeling of going OTB.. the slack HTA is great.
    Overall, I am extremely please with the choice.. I was a bit anxious about it since I didn't ride it first.

    No worries now. It's pretty bad-ass.

    The 1x11 (11-46 cassette) is pretty good, though it does take some getting used to. I'm not sure I have it tuned perfectly. I think the chain line needs to be tweaked. I'm using an old 3x10 XTR crank and raceface narrow/wide 32t ring in the middle ring slot. have to play with the BB spacers and the derailleur tuning to get it perfect...

    I up-sized the rear rotor form 160 to 180 and that was a good choice.. I think I get better modulation and power than with the 160.

    very fun.



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