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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

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    We don't believe full suspension bikes should get to have all the fun, that's why we crafted a 4130 chromoly 29er hardtail that's ready to get rowdy. The N9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with our signature slack and low Canfield 29er all-mountain geo. Fresh for 2017, the N9 receives Boost 148 rear hub spacing, reach is stretched by more than an inch on all sizes for a roomier cockpit and seat tubes are shortened for increased maneuverability when you drop the saddle. Whether you’re a masochist building a singlespeed or you just want keep it real with an aggressive all-mountain steel hardtail, the N9 is ready to roll.

    Nimble 9 Boost Features:
    ● 29″ All Mountain
    ● 650b+ compatibile – Up to 35i rim/2.8 tire
    ● 4130 chromoly steel
    ● New - Increased reach and shorter seat tube
    ● 66.5° head angle with a 140mm fork
    ● Custom sliding 148mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
    ● Adjustable 16.25“ – 16.9” chainstays
    ● Singlespeed-able
    ● Stealth cable routing
    ● Sparkle metallic painted finish
    ● ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance
    ● Removable direct mount front derailleur block
    ● Two water bottle bosses


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    Any chance a 29 x 3 tire on a 36mm internal width rim will fit in the frame?

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    Tire clearance? Verified!

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    Curious as to how it rides with a slightly longer wheelbase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Curious as to how it rides with a slightly longer wheelbase?
    It will ride very similar to the EPO in terms of geo. Snappy rear with a slightly longer front center that will allow you to stretch out more on the climbs. The geo is now very close between these bikes.

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    THANK YOU for the longer front and shorter seat tube!! Those 2 things have kept me from buying a new N9 a couple times in the past.

    How wide of a 29" rim and tire will fit in the rear now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    THANK YOU for the longer front and shorter seat tube!! Those 2 things have kept me from buying a new N9 a couple times in the past.

    How wide of a 29" rim and tire will fit in the rear now?
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".

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    did you get your 155 cranks delivered with boost the nimble 9s?

    me needs my shorties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    did you get your 155 cranks delivered with boost the nimble 9s?

    me needs my shorties!
    Cranks are back in stock as well. Check them out on the webstore.

    It's been a pretty fun month around here with the release of CBF, Crampon Mountain's, N9 Boost and finally getting cranks back in stock!

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    Geo look great, both the new green and copper colours look great.

    Any idea of frame weight guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    Geo look great, both the new green and copper colours look great.

    Any idea of frame weight guys?
    6 pounds. Someone asked this question on their FB page so I saw it there.


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    Awesome, cheers 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    Awesome, cheers
    Makes me want to get one and set it up single speed. That bronze color is pimp


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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".
    How wide of a rim can you go with, combined with say a 2.5 DHF, 2.4 Ardent, or 2.35 Ikon? Would an i35 clear?
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    Thanks -- is the stack measurement of 666mm for the L N9Boost correct, is it realy 66mm taller than L EPO? BB drop, fork length seem to be the same; head angle is 0.3 deg diff and HT length 2mm. Thanks, Pat

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    I hope thats a typo. I too would like clarification.

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    I've been hoping you guys would update the geometry for a while. Most important item now is, can you get it with 142x12 dropouts?
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    I've been hoping you guys would update the geometry for a while. Most important item now is, can you get it with 142x12 dropouts?
    They stated on their FB page that there would be some 142x12 dropouts......
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Clearance is about the same as a 2016 as we pushed that frame pretty hard to allow up to a 27.5+ 2.8 with a 35i rim. We haven't tested many tires on the 29+ side of things, but we design around a 29" - 2.5".
    So has anyone tried a 40mm rim such as the scraper with a 2.8 tyre

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    They stated on their FB page that there would be some 142x12 dropouts......
    Cool. Thanks
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    Just ordered a black XL! I hope the paint is also sparkly its hard to tell from the pics on the website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Just ordered a black XL! I hope the paint is also sparkly its hard to tell from the pics on the website!
    Metallic sparkle finish on all the new N9 Boost frames. The black is super rad in person, you are going to LOVE it!

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    Woot! Build pics soon to come.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    Metallic sparkle finish on all the new N9 Boost frames. The black is super rad in person, you are going to LOVE it!
    Hi I see the same question I answered before has been asked a couple more times but not answered. It's to so with the rim width and plus sized tyres. Most plus sized 2.8" tyres are made to be at their optimum when fitted to a 40 or 45 mm rim. I am guessing they don't fit as above says 35mm rim. Would be nice to have some clarification, or to know if it has been tried. Thanks.

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    QUESTION:

    Will Canfield be "reppin" at Interbike in Charlotte NC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying fish NZ View Post
    Hi I see the same question I answered before has been asked a couple more times but not answered. It's to so with the rim width and plus sized tyres. Most plus sized 2.8" tyres are made to be at their optimum when fitted to a 40 or 45 mm rim. I am guessing they don't fit as above says 35mm rim. Would be nice to have some clarification, or to know if it has been tried. Thanks.
    We want to confirm that we are recommending 35i rims, (35mm internal, not external). We feel 35i rims compliment 2.8's very well and our experience when testing the wider Scraper rim was that 2.8's were feeling very square.

    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.
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    The Riot is 75mm, N9 is 73mm and the EPO is 78mm.
    Assuming clearance is the same as the previous N9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We want to confirm that we are recommending 35i rims, (35mm internal, not external). We feel 35i rims compliment 2.8's very well and our experience when testing the wider Scraper rim was that 2.8's were feeling very square.

    In terms of 27.5+ compatibility with our 29er frames, we recommend up to this this set up, (35i and 2.8"). Running wider rims can flare the tire out more, decreasing clearances and possibly causing rub issues if you have a wobble in your wheel or enough flex while cornering.

    Hope that's helps with clarification.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying fish NZ View Post
    Thanks
    I have a Med/black on the way, going with Light Bicycles 38mm external 27.5+ set-up with Bontrager Chupacabra TLR 27.5x2.80 tires. Tires are very light at 755 grams each, wheels will also be light with Sapim cx ray spokes and White Industries CLD boost hubs. I may set-up single speed 1st, steel modern day frame with light wide wheel package perfect for coming into winter!!
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    Anyone know what size headset for the boost frame, top and bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Anyone know what size headset for the boost frame, top and bottom?

    You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers!

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    Question for either of the Canfield Bros.....Can you take a pic of the chinline with the chain in the middle of the cassette with a Boost crankset and then with a normal 51mm chainline crankset?
    Curious what your thoughts are on the new Boost chainline/cranks being pushed? Personally I'm running an old school XT crank withn51mm chainline on a 73mm BB, 2x10 with a 150x12 rear on my current bike and have found chainline about optimal, was runnning an SS/Trials hub with 6 cogs before this to get the same chainline and stronger wheel.
    Also curious what your thoughts are on running a 150x12 rear on the Boost spacing frame? I assume the 148x12 drop outs follow the current spec which puts 3mm to go into a slot for fitment, so this probably would not be able to work.
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    Anyone have any pics of the bronze/copper color?

    Would love to see some other pics for more perspective of what the color looks like In natural lighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I have a Med/black on the way, going with Light Bicycles 38mm external 27.5+ set-up with Bontrager Chupacabra TLR 27.5x2.80 tires. Tires are very light at 755 grams each, wheels will also be light with Sapim cx ray spokes and White Industries CLD boost hubs. I may set-up single speed 1st, steel modern day frame with light wide wheel package perfect for coming into winter!!
    Shiba Inu helping inspect the tires?

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    If in the green or bronze color please post up some pics

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    Black sorry.
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    ... so... will you guys boost yelli?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers!
    Thanks! I new it was 44mm, what I really should have asked the Chris King #. I figured it out Inset 7 from CK.
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    [QUOTE=KillingtonVT;12804811]You can find this and any other build spec you need our website. Hit up the product page, then click on the "build specs" tab:
    Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 - Aggressive steel All-Mountain 29er

    To answer you question though, the N9 uses a 44mm upper and lower cup.

    Cheers![/QUO

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Shiba Inu helping inspect the tires?
    Frame came in, I tried to show the flake in the paint. My Shiba really likes it!! Med. frame at 6.19 lbs with all the hardware. I love the way it looks in person.
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    Looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing it built up.


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    Anyone try to fit a 29+ tire in this model?

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    Can the new Nimble 9 Boost frame be ordered with dropouts that'll fit a 142x12 wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Can the new Nimble 9 Boost frame be ordered with dropouts that'll fit a 142x12 wheel?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Frame came in, I tried to show the flake in the paint. My Shiba really likes it!! Med. frame at 6.19 lbs with all the hardware. I love the way it looks in person.
    27.5+ wheels came in, 1694g for the set 38mm wide ex. LB 28hole with Project 321 boost hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes with alloy nips. That's with tape and valves installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    27.5+ wheels came in, 1694g for the set 38mm wide ex. LB 28hole with Project 321 boost hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes with alloy nips. That's with tape and valves installed.
    Wow! Great looking wheelset! Those chupas won't add too much weight to them either! Can't wait to see the full build.


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    Build pics, people!?!?!

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    Coming soon!!

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    Haven't seen sizing discussions for the new frame with extended reach. Anyone decide to not upsize now that the reach is an extra inch longer? I'm 5'10 and ride a large Nomad (437mm reach). Thinking a Medium Nimble would work?

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    I'm thinking the same for myself, I'd likely go Medium over Large too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    I'm thinking the same for myself, I'd likely go Medium over Large too.
    I went with med. I'm 5"9.5, I was going with a large but glad I went with med. I have 55mm stem on now, but need some time in the saddle. I will also cut the fork down when I find the right height, stem seems a bit too high now. I also just built a new med Transation TransAM, so one may be for sale!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    . I also just built a new med Transation TransAM, so one may be for sale!!
    I know which one I'd choose...sweet Jesus, sweet N9!!


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    Congrats that is a sharp and very capable looking rig!! Can you take some tire clearance pics for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Congrats that is a sharp and very capable looking rig!! Can you take some tire clearance pics for us?
    Clearance is no problem at all, this is a pict I tried to upload but would not let me. I will take some other picts also. The chain stay has 1/4 inch on left side and 5/16 on right side. Tire's from Bontager are the best in my book, the whole line of XR2, XR3 and XR4 team issue. Super durable, last fairly long and predictable grip through out the line. I always go back to Bontager tires, no more Schwalbe for me!! Chupacabra are only 755g each, will see how they do!!

    Total weight of bike with pedals 24.68lbs/single speed. May add a dropper post, so will gain anther pound!!
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    May be selling med. frame!! Will list on ebay!!

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    Is the 38mm rim width inside or outside width?


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    38mm outside, 32mm inside.

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    Green N9

    Haven't tasted any dirt yet. Should be fun though!

    Previously built up a 2016 Red N9 (non boost) and simply x-fered my parts over to the new frame. Frame is a Large. On the BB, had to add a spacer (2 total) to the drive side so my chain ring wouldn't touch the chainstay.
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    Sharp, I like that shade of green!
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    Does anybody know if the dropouts from my 2nd gen. N9 will fit this frame? My current wheelset is a bolt on 135mm ss hub. I fear I may have to grab a 12x142 axle and drop outs if I want to upgrade, but keep my fancy wheels.

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    I believe the '17 is available with 12X142 dropouts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Does anybody know if the dropouts from my 2nd gen. N9 will fit this frame? My current wheelset is a bolt on 135mm ss hub. I fear I may have to grab a 12x142 axle and drop outs if I want to upgrade, but keep my fancy wheels.
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.
    Thanks for the info. My rear hub is an ss pre-Torch i9 so I have room to play with the chainline.

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    The current state of the industry is confusing isn't it? I know Sean receives multiple email a day on chainring offsets and what Boost actually means, so let me try to help out a little here:

    Changes between a 142x12 and 148x12mm Boost frame:
    1. Rear hub spacing. This one is pretty obvious, the dropouts change from the 142x12mm standard to the new 148x12mm Boost standard.
    2. Chainline. The chainline is pushed out from 49mm to 52mm. This helps gives more tire clearance on most frames and gives optimal shifting with the new, wider rear hub. On our N9 Boost, the chainline was pushed out to 52mm AND for those running 2x drivetrains, the F.D. block is now 3mm thicker to allow the Front Derailleur to sit in the correct position.


    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    The current state of the industry is confusing isn't it? I know Sean receives multiple email a day on chainring offsets and what Boost actually means, so let me try to help out a little here:

    Changes between a 142x12 and 148x12mm Boost frame:
    1. Rear hub spacing. This one is pretty obvious, the dropouts change from the 142x12mm standard to the new 148x12mm Boost standard.
    2. Chainline. The chainline is pushed out from 49mm to 52mm. This helps gives more tire clearance on most frames and gives optimal shifting with the new, wider rear hub. On our N9 Boost, the chainline was pushed out to 52mm AND for those running 2x drivetrains, the F.D. block is now 3mm thicker to allow the Front Derailleur to sit in the correct position.


    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

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    wait a minute....what's boost again?

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    Thanks for response. I'm wondering if my X9 cranks on my Gen 2 would clear the stays on the '17 with a single ring. I know the clearance can be real tight in these frames depending on brand/offset etc.

    So it sounds like my X9's probably have 6mm offset with an MRP bling ring and I MAY need to go with a 3mm (or less than 6) to have optimal clearance when mounting to a '17?

    I'll check my offset tonight.


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    Kinda playing around with my 2017 N9 build... just until my Atomik Carbon Chubbies show up next week....

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    Another banger build by the Bike Doc LLC ... 2017 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost.. with killer components from Canfield Brothers, Atomik Carbon, MRP Bikes, Hope and Raceface. Built up as a single speed to satisfy me SS MTB buddies... All that's really missing from the build is my Atomik Carbon Chubbies 27.5+ wheels with orange decals. For the meantime I installed a set of 29+ WTB Scrapers with Surly Knards 3" tires. A bit of a tight fit down by the chainstay but very rideable. The MRP Stage 140mm fork is perfect for this beast....
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    Fit is pretty snug on the chainstay side but if you were to build with a 35-38mm rim and a 2.8 tire.... I would imagine that ther would be plenty of clearance... Oh and dropouts are in the middle position!!
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    Wow it fits 29+\3.0?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
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    It does but at mid position of dropout it is very snug up on the chainstay near the bb... a 35-38 mm rim with 2.8 tires would probably be ideal

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    I remember people saying B+ Scrapers didn't even fit. I'm assuming the 29+ fits because of Boost spacing?


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    Oh man, that's great info to see! Thanks for posting these.
    Any chance of pics of chainstay clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Oh man, that's great info to see! Thanks for posting these.
    Any chance of pics of chainstay clearance?
    Sure can.... will do when I get a chance

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    anyone running a 120mm fork that can comment on whether it makes the BB too low causing an excessive amount of pedal strikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csm024 View Post
    anyone running a 120mm fork that can comment on whether it makes the BB too low causing an excessive amount of pedal strikes?
    I'm running a 120mm fork and ride in AZ (lots of rocks, etc.). No issues with pedal strikes for me.

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    None of your pics are showing up. It sounds cool though.
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd View Post
    None of your pics are showing up. It sounds cool though.
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    Ordered up a new '17 tonight to replace my '13. Can't wait for the 12x142 dropouts to be available so that I can build it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Haven't tasted any dirt yet. Should be fun though!

    Previously built up a 2016 Red N9 (non boost) and simply x-fered my parts over to the new frame. Frame is a Large. On the BB, had to add a spacer (2 total) to the drive side so my chain ring wouldn't touch the chainstay.
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    are you still using the 142x12 rear hub or change it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    are you still using the 142x12 rear hub or change it out?
    Yep, 142 x 12 hub... I'm using the 142 x 12 dropouts from my '16 N9 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    Yep, 142 x 12 hub... I'm using the 142 x 12 dropouts from my '16 N9 frame.
    Now I see what that frame on eBay didn't have any dropouts with it!! So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts, but you are using your old dropouts to make your boost frame 142 compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts
    I don't recall anyone from CB saying this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    I don't recall anyone from CB saying this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    So the guys from Canfield say it won't work with previous dropouts
    Are you referring to this post?

    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.
    He is talking about the gen 2 dropouts not working for the '16 (non-boost) and '17 (boost) N9 frames. The gen 2 dropouts are for this version N9 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
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    Keep in mind there are 3 generations of N9:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    racefit - To circle back around to your question, there really aren't Boost cranks, it's all about the chainring offset. Sram uses a 6mm offset chainring for standard chainlines, 3mm for Boost and 0mm offset for some BB30/PF30 applications. If you are running a Sram crank with our new N9 Boost, you would want to run their 3mm offset chainring.

    Hope that all helps!

    Cheers.
    Sorry if this is a noob question but I've been out of the sport for a while and the changes in hub spacing are a bit confusing. When I bought my current bike, 29ers were just hitting the market. You say there aren't "Boost" cranks but Jenson is advertising these as Boost. If I go with the '17 N9 and want to run 12/148 then these cranks with the 52mm chainline are what I want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astra007 View Post
    Sorry if this is a noob question but I've been out of the sport for a while and the changes in hub spacing are a bit confusing. When I bought my current bike, 29ers were just hitting the market. You say there aren't "Boost" cranks but Jenson is advertising these as Boost. If I go with the '17 N9 and want to run 12/148 then these cranks with the 52mm chainline are what I want?
    Yes. A chainline of 52mm is ideal for boost rear end. You can either get that line with a compatible chain ring on existing cranks or buy a boost ready crank that has a 52mm chainline already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    Yes. A chainline of 52mm is ideal for boost rear end. You can either get that line with a compatible chain ring on existing cranks or buy a boost ready crank that has a 52mm chainline already.


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    Perfect! Thanks!

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    This thing is so much fun... I fit 3"WTB Bridgers on there.-fullsizerender.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by powthief19 View Post
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    What size rims, and how far back are the dropouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    What size rims, and how far back are the dropouts?

    27.5" w/ 35MM internal width. The dropouts are slammed as far forwards as it will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powthief19 View Post
    27.5" w/ 35MM internal width. The dropouts are slammed as far forwards as it will go.
    Pics of chainstay clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloRyan View Post
    If in the green or bronze color please post up some pics




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    My new green N9 showed up today. Now I just need the rest of the parts to roll in... or become available (I'm looking at you 12 x 142 dropouts)! Figured I would post a few pics of my past N9's. I've had a gen 1 (rip), and a gen 2 replacement, and now on to a 2017. Is the 2017 different enough to be a gen 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    My new green N9 showed up today. Now I just need the rest of the parts to roll in... or become available (I'm looking at you 12 x 142 dropouts)! Figured I would post a few pics of my past N9's. I've had a gen 1 (rip), and a gen 2 replacement, and now on to a 2017. Is the 2017 different enough to be a gen 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    My new green N9 showed up today.
    Good to see you stepping out of your comfort zone and getting a green one

    Looking forward to the build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    Good to see you stepping out of your comfort zone and getting a green one

    Looking forward to the build!
    #GreenBikesMatter

    But seriously, all of my other bikes are different colors so I need to keep my main ride green... for prosperity.

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    The 12x142 dropouts have arrived. The frame has been chased and faced. Build up will start soon.

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    What size and type of chainrings have people been running? And how are you running them (boost direct mount, outside on a 104 bcd, etc)?

    I ask because I tried using a boost corrected 32t AB oval ring on a set of Canfield cranks and it hits the stay. It looks as if the notch on the chain stay is in the wrong spot (not close enough to the bb). I'm assuming that a 30t AB oval ring will fit so I am going to pick one of those up to try.

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    Anyone have any ride time on the new Nimble 9 and Kona Honzo? Keep going back and forth between the two. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVrider View Post
    Anyone have any ride time on the new Nimble 9 and Kona Honzo? Keep going back and forth between the two. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Don't know anything about the new Honzo, but the new Nimble frame is really nice. Hoping to have it together by the end of the week.

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    Took it out for the first proper ride. This thing is so much fun.







    Here's a view of the tire clearance with 29 x 2.4 on a 30mm rim with the dropouts pushed all the way forward.





    Bit of a delicate balance between losing traction and hoisting the front on climbs, but it's still early days. When the nose is pointed down or things get tight, this thing shines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    What size and type of chainrings have people been running? And how are you running them (boost direct mount, outside on a 104 bcd, etc)?

    I ask because I tried using a boost corrected 32t AB oval ring on a set of Canfield cranks and it hits the stay. It looks as if the notch on the chain stay is in the wrong spot (not close enough to the bb). I'm assuming that a 30t AB oval ring will fit so I am going to pick one of those up to try.
    I tried to fit a 34 tooth AB chainring with NEXT SL cranks and ran into the same problem. Currently running a 28 tooth (yikes!) RF wheel until I get in more spacers.

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    Absolutely love the revised 2017 N9----- best way yo describe the ride.... its like the Yelli Screamy and the EPO had a baby and the N9 was born... the new geo with the longer rider area and the higher stack has really woken up the beast in this bike... loves to be whipped around then plowed thru the rocks.... the downs are unbelievable stable ... im having a hard time taking any of my other CB bikes out for a ride...(and I have all their awesome bikes in the stable)...













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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    What size and type of chainrings have people been running? And how are you running them (boost direct mount, outside on a 104 bcd, etc)?

    I ask because I tried using a boost corrected 32t AB oval ring on a set of Canfield cranks and it hits the stay. It looks as if the notch on the chain stay is in the wrong spot (not close enough to the bb). I'm assuming that a 30t AB oval ring will fit so I am going to pick one of those up to try.
    I'm running a Race Face NW 32t on Shimano XT cranks (non-boost). I ran into the same issue as you when I first built up the bike. I couldn't insert the crank arm all the way without the 32t ring coming in contact with the chain stay. I ended up adding 1 extra spacer on the drive-side of the BB (so 2 spacers total). Now the 32t chain ring sits right inside that little notch of the chain stay. I'm running singlespeed, so I'm not sure how my chain line is. I'm thinking about converting to a 1x10 setup, so I'll post up my results after the conversion.

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    I picked up an AB 30t BB30 ring to fix my clearance issue. I'll post up pics once it is installed.

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    Can someone explain to me how two bikes ( Epo/N9) with a bb drop within a tenth of an inch, same fork lengths, and same head tube lengths have nearly .75" stack difference?
    Edit: Appears to be ex vs int headset diff.

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    Does anyone know what the HTA comes to when using a 120mm fork?

    I'm sure there is someway I could figure this out mathematically but I switched to a major that didn't require math after barely passing remedial algebra. So I'm a dumb quitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timk125 View Post
    Does anyone know what the HTA comes to when using a 120mm fork?

    I'm sure there is someway I could figure this out mathematically but I switched to a major that didn't require math after barely passing remedial algebra. So I'm a dumb quitter.
    It's about a degree for each 20mm. It's 66.5 for a 140...so about 67.5 on the 120mm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobray View Post
    It's about a degree for each 20mm. It's 66.5 for a 140...so about 67.5 on the 120mm.
    Thanks!

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    Chainstay clearances

    Non boost GXP Stylo crank with 32t on the inside.
    -Clears, but barely
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    GXP Canfield crank with AB oval boost 32t
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    GXP Canfield crank with AB oval BB30 30t
    -Plenty of clearance, a 32+ would work easily too
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    Does anyone else have any experience with a 29+ setup?

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    some mo photos!

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    So it's taken me awhile to start this bike build. Almost finished with it now.

    Plan on adding a 9.8 dropper post, and need to mount up my new tires.

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    Also, shot a quick comparo vid of the new frame vs my older gen 2 frame that some of you may find interesting.


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    A little bit closer.

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    Killington- can you please comment on the chain ring fit issues above? What chain ring size is the bike designed to fit @ 52mm chainline? Same for eliptical? Apologies if this is on the website, I can't find the info.

    Also, has anyone tried to put a i40 Scraper with a 2.8 or 3 inch tire? How is the clearance?

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    It's designed to a 52mm chainline and fit up to a 34 tooth ring. It's meant to be tight so there's no chain suck. Each frame is checked with a jig that verifies that fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    It's designed to a 52mm chainline and fit up to a 34 tooth ring. It's meant to be tight so there's no chain suck. Each frame is checked with a jig that verifies that fit.
    Excellent, thanks

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    Just finished the build. Now I know why they named the frame "Nimble 9". Looking forward to enjoying this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gambit023 View Post
    Just finished the build. Now I know why they named the frame "Nimble 9". Looking forward to enjoying this thing.

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    Finished for now. Once my dropper shows up, I'll tidy up the cables. Currently, it sits at 28 pounds even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    We did a total redesign on the gen 3 dropouts to save weight, unfortunately, the gen 2 dropouts won't fit the new frames.

    We are producing a VERY LIMITED amount of 142x12mm dropouts for the new N9 Boost to help our riders get by until they upgrade to a 148x12mm wheel. Just keep in mind the new frame was designed around Boost with a 52mm chainline, not the 49mm chainline standard that should go with a 142x12mm rear.
    With that chainline difference, will the 142mm dropouts still work well if they're combined with NextSL G4 cranks for a singlespeed setup?

    I'm considering this frame to swap between my older 142mm 29er wheels and some new carbon 148mm 27.5+ hoops, but this chainline math is really confusing the hell out of me...lol

    Since it's singlespeed, is this something I can easily solve in the rear with spacers on either side of the rear cog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    With that chainline difference, will the 142mm dropouts still work well if they're combined with NextSL G4 cranks for a singlespeed setup?

    I'm considering this frame to swap between my older 142mm 29er wheels and some new carbon 148mm 27.5+ hoops, but this chainline math is really confusing the hell out of me...lol

    Since it's singlespeed, is this something I can easily solve in the rear with spacers on either side of the rear cog?
    As long as your chainring clears the stay, you should be able to adjust your rear cog to get a correct chainline.

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    Does anyone know which exact CK headset cups I need to run a tapered Fox fork with this frame?

    Found a good deal on a Fox Factory 34 27.5+ 140mm, so I might as well build a new N9! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Does anyone know which exact CK headset cups I need to run a tapered Fox fork with this frame?

    Found a good deal on a Fox Factory 34 27.5+ 140mm, so I might as well build a new N9! lol
    It should be an Inset 7. That said, I have both a CK on a gen 3 N9, and a Cane Creek 110 on my 2017 N9, and I like the CC better. It holds the top of the steerer more securely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    It should be an Inset 7. That said, I have both a CK on a gen 3 N9, and a Cane Creek 110 on my 2017 N9, and I like the CC better. It holds the top of the steerer more securely.
    Is that the CC that Canfield sells with the boost frame/headset combo on their site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Is that the CC that Canfield sells with the boost frame/headset combo on their site?
    Canfield offers the CC 40 which is not the 110. There is not a lot of difference between the two though. The 40 is an excellent mid-range headset while the 110 is a CK level piece.

    I bet Canfield could get you a 110 is you called them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Canfield offers the CC 40 which is not the 110. There is not a lot of difference between the two though. The 40 is an excellent mid-range headset while the 110 is a CK level piece.

    I bet Canfield could get you a 110 is you called them up.
    More great info, thank you!

    Are there specific cups I need for the 110 series to work with a tapered fork in this frame?

    My only remaining decision is frame color...

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    BAA0762? 110-Series ZS44|EC44 - Tapered Steerer

    The question mark is a place holder. The digit changes based on the color of the headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    BAA0762?110-Series ZS44|EC44 - Tapered Steerer

    The question mark is a place holder. The digit changes based on the color of the headset.
    Perfect, thanks again!

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    Every person who has jumped on this beast has the same first words.... "this is a FUN bike!"[/QUOTE]

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    The bike looks incredible...You do a great job with all of your builds!

    How are folks not getting tire rub with this plus clearance? I'm getting rub on my RIOT (non-plus) with 29in Minions @ 2.5 with spokes tensioned properly on 30ID SPANKS. It happens on hard cornering and mash climbs. I don't get it...

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    Is anyone running RF NextSL cinch cranks on this new frame? If so, did you have any issues with the required 30mm bottom brackets or chainline?
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    Sounds like you need to do a once over on your Riot, check all the pivots, rear axle, hub for something loose.
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    Finally Built mine up and out for the first ride today




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    Quote Originally Posted by CVrider View Post
    Finally Built mine up and out for the first ride today



    Is that a 2017?

    Does the black have metal flake?

    Any close up pics?


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    Yes it does have metal flake. Looks like blue and silver flakes


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    Does any try use Nimble with 3.0 tires on 35 mm rim?

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    Still available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by q232 View Post
    Does any try use Nimble with 3.0 tires on 35 mm rim?
    Did you get an answer on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
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    To reduce to possibly of damaging your frame, our recommendation on + tires is:
    650b+ compatibility – Up to 35i rim/2.8 tire

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    What's the widest 29" tire that will fit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr711 View Post
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    We design around a 29"-2.5. Everything is a compromise with bike design, keeping our CS's as short as they are always presents it's challenges.

    Hope that helps!

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    Any xl riders upgrade from 2013ish to current nn? Details on the experience? I'm really eyballing the extra reach but its not like I dislike my current 2013.

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    New question here.

    Another chainring question... I called CFB over the weekend and left a message about this, but I figured I'd post up here as well.

    For a boost setup, If I want to run a raceface aeffect crank, what chainring and spacer setup can I install? Before reading this thread, I tried a boost 32T AB oval ring and that was definitely a no go.

    I then tried the standard raceface 32T ring that came on the crank, and still no go. Will the standard 32T ring fit with 2 spacers and also accomodate the 52mm chainline that I should run, or will I need 2 spacers and also a boost chainring? Anybody had luck running any size oval with boost in the rear?

    Any input is much appreciated. So pumped to complete my first ground up build !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    Another chainring question... I called CFB over the weekend and left a message about this, but I figured I'd post up here as well.

    For a boost setup, If I want to run a raceface aeffect crank, what chainring and spacer setup can I install? Before reading this thread, I tried a boost 32T AB oval ring and that was definitely a no go.

    I then tried the standard raceface 32T ring that came on the crank, and still no go. Will the standard 32T ring fit with 2 spacers and also accomodate the 52mm chainline that I should run, or will I need 2 spacers and also a boost chainring? Anybody had luck running any size oval with boost in the rear?

    Any input is much appreciated. So pumped to complete my first ground up build !
    I don't know about the spacers, but the difference between the boost ring and non boost ring is 3mm. A 30T AB oval will fit, but a 32T one really is a 34T.

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    I went back and re-read this thread, and specifically, dubthang's posts. I am returning the 32T Absolute Black oval boost ring and picking up a 30T Absolute Black oval standard offset ring. Should be good on clearence as long as I move the 1mm rubber spacer supposedly supplied on the non-drive side of my Raceface aeffect crank over to the drive side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    I went back and re-read this thread, and specifically, dubthang's posts. I am returning the 32T Absolute Black oval boost ring and picking up a 30T Absolute Black oval standard offset ring. Should be good on clearence as long as I move the 1mm rubber spacer supposedly supplied on the non-drive side of my Raceface aeffect crank over to the drive side.
    I'd buy the Boost ring over the standard offset.

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    That's what your running ? It seemed like the standard RF 32T ring was closer to correct than the boost offset absolute black ring that I tried, but obviously I am having some trouble understanding the situation here.

    The boost ring dishes 3mm. If mounted so that the alignment dimple is visible, the dish moves the teeth closer to the BB and the frame as opposed to farther ( appears to me to decrease chainline instead of increase ).

    My buddy has a 2016 Santa Cruz hightower that is specced with a raceface aeffect crank that I believe is the same as mine, and his ring appears to be standard even though that frame is boost setup. That is adding to my confusion, because I though from the getgo that I would need the boost offset ring like you are saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    That's what your running ? It seemed like the standard RF 32T ring was closer to correct than the boost offset absolute black ring that I tried, but obviously I am having some trouble understanding the situation here.

    The boost ring dishes 3mm. If mounted so that the alignment dimple is visible, the dish moves the teeth closer to the BB and the frame as opposed to farther ( appears to me to decrease chainline instead of increase ).

    My buddy has a 2016 Santa Cruz hightower that is specced with a raceface aeffect crank that I believe is the same as mine, and his ring appears to be standard even though that frame is boost setup. That is adding to my confusion, because I though from the getgo that I would need the boost offset ring like you are saying.
    The boost ring moves the teeth away from the bb. A stock ring is 6mm toward the bb. A boost ring is 3mm. I am using a BB30 ring (Sram only) for zero offset which results in plently of clearance with the chainstay.

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    Use what you need to clear the chainstays, but the honest fact is, you DO NOT need your chainline spaced any further out with a 148 rear, in fact, using the what was current standard cranks that run 50-52mm chainline is now putting the rings in the right place relative to the cassette. If you use the new BS Boost standard spacing, you will run into issues with chainline, just like you used to with older 135/142, most notably if you try to back pedal in the big cog, as chain angle is so extreme.

    FYI, on my Phantom I run the 150x12 rear with normal XT cranks using the inner and middle position and have near perfect chainline. The only reason to run your rings further out would be to accommodate if you're running a very big tyre that may have the chain rubbing on the tyre in the big cog/granny combo/1x.

    Quote Originally Posted by sshapiro112 View Post
    That's what your running ? It seemed like the standard RF 32T ring was closer to correct than the boost offset absolute black ring that I tried, but obviously I am having some trouble understanding the situation here.

    The boost ring dishes 3mm. If mounted so that the alignment dimple is visible, the dish moves the teeth closer to the BB and the frame as opposed to farther ( appears to me to decrease chainline instead of increase ).

    My buddy has a 2016 Santa Cruz hightower that is specced with a raceface aeffect crank that I believe is the same as mine, and his ring appears to be standard even though that frame is boost setup. That is adding to my confusion, because I though from the getgo that I would need the boost offset ring like you are saying.
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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Use what you need to clear the chainstays, but the honest fact is, you DO NOT need your chainline spaced any further out with a 148 rear, in fact, using the what was current standard cranks that run 50-52mm chainline is now putting the rings in the right place relative to the cassette. If you use the new BS Boost standard spacing, you will run into issues with chainline, just like you used to with older 135/142, most notably if you try to back pedal in the big cog, as chain angle is so extreme.

    FYI, on my Phantom I run the 150x12 rear with normal XT cranks using the inner and middle position and have near perfect chainline. The only reason to run your rings further out would be to accommodate if you're running a very big tyre that may have the chain rubbing on the tyre in the big cog/granny combo/1x.
    Having built a N9 boost. It needs a boost crank from Shimano or Boost offset chainring to clear the chainstay. The Canfield Brothers designed a notch in the chainstay for the rings to clear but with boost spacing chainline of 52mm. Check out post #113 for some chainring clearance photos.


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    Based on what I am seeing in the Raceface technical documents and what I heard from an employee at RF: the RF Aeffect crank that I have is setup for a 50-52(mm) chainline depending on if you use the supplied rubber 1mm spacers (which I didnt know about until talking to that Raceface technical support employee) on the drive, or non-drive side.

    That being said, it's looking like a standard offset ring along with both of the spacers on the drive side, will give me the desired chainline for this build. I will report back with results when I can get this together. My trip to Killington VT to snowboard was perfectly planned this week with the incoming snow.
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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

    I think a Nimble 9 Boost / Crank/Chainring fitment thread is in order.

    I've had N9's beginning with Gen 1 and they had close or very close clearance at the chainstays with a 32T chainring.

    I anticipate many having issues especially as we transition from current crank/chainring combos to Boost spacing. Especially with the N9 that seems to have very tight clearance, at least in my experience.



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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    I think a Nimble 9 Boost / Crank/Chainring fitment thread is in order.

    I've had N9's beginning with Gen 1 and they had close or very close clearance at the chainstays with a 32T chainring.

    I anticipate many having issues especially as we transition from current crank/chainring combos to Boost spacing. Especially with the N9 that seems to have very tight clearance, at least in my experience.



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    Haven't been able to ride it yet.
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    Haven't been able to ride it yet.
    Looks like what I'm about to build.

    Did you go with 27.5 or 29 version of the DVO fork? What travel is it set at?

    Rim and tire sizes?

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Looks like what I'm about to build.

    Did you go with 27.5 or 29 version of the DVO fork? What travel is it set at?

    Rim and tire sizes?

    Looks great!
    Thanks, really looking forward to getting some miles on it.

    The fork is a 29 set at 140mm.

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    Are rims 35mm inside diameter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Are rims 35mm inside diameter?

    Cost?


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    Rims are 36mm inside.

    Complete wheel set was $1800 before Shipping & discount. Through ProWheelBuilder.com
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    Been riding 29 kitsuma with 2.5 DHF on front and I9 360 with 2.8 DHR and it rips the DH flow and chunky. Highly recommend


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    Quote Originally Posted by ceblanch View Post
    Been riding 29 kitsuma with 2.5 DHF on front and I9 360 with 2.8 DHR and it rips the DH flow and chunky. Highly recommend


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    Quote Originally Posted by ceblanch View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neitzel View Post
    Rims are 36mm inside.

    Complete wheel set was $1800 before Shipping & discount. Through ProWheelBuilder.com
    Would you be able to take BB height measurement? Just bottom of shell to ground.


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    About 11 1/2" to the bottom of the shell.
    12 1/8-ish to the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neitzel View Post
    About 11 1/2" to the bottom of the shell.
    12 1/8-ish to the center.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
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    Got a few miles in the other day. We still don't have dry trails here yet, so it was a mix of dirt and pavement.

    Current observations...

    -Winter has made me a giant *****.

    -The new frame definitely rides differently than my old gen 2 frame. While the front is longer (which is great), I am more over the bb due to the revised seat tube angle. This in not a bad thing. It just means that I need to adjust my riding style a wee bit.

    -The more upright seat tube loves a dropper post. It's nice to be able to ditch the saddle for maneuvering since I am slightly more forward on the bike.

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    ... and if we just ... Build Progress

    Here is a picture of my 2017 that I built up as a 27.5+. The build isnt finalized yet, but pretty close.

    Frame: 2017 Large Nimble 9 w/Cane Creek 40 headset
    Fork: Straight Steerer X-fusion Trace RL2 @ 140mm (from my Parkwood)
    Bottom Bracket: Hope stainless

    Derailleur setup: Sram GX with Sram cassette 10-42
    Cranks: Raceface Aeffect Cinch w/28t ring
    Pedals: Spank Spike (not shown)
    Wheels: Spank Oozy Trail 395 (35mm iw) laced to Hope Pro 4 hubs
    Front Tire: Specialized Butcher 2.8
    Rear Tire: Specialized Slaughter 2.8

    Seatpost: Fox Transfer 150mm dropper
    Seat: WTB Volt
    Stem: cheap Kore 60mm for now but going to try a 70mm
    Bars: Nukeproof Warhead 800mm but my grips are set @ 760mm right now
    Grips: Odi Rogue lock-on
    Brakes: Shimano SLX and XT w/ 180mm rotors front and rear
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    Damn this is a fun bike. Have 2 rides and 26 miles on it so far. The rear end wants to pop off of everything which makes it feel extremely playful. I'm having some pedal strikes at this height, but nothing I can't adjust to. The plus tires feel like cheating around turns but do have a noticeable drag element to them. Its a trade off i'm willing to accept as of now.
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    ^^^^
    Nice build.

    I'm running shorter cranks on mine do to pedal strikes on my previous N9.

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    So finally got my N9 built up and out for its first ride. First thing I noticed is this bike is a monster! Climbs amazing and the down hills are so much fun. I was coming from a Sir9 and was worried about it not being as complient but I was way way wrong. Frame is super smooth.

    I ran into the chainring hitting the frame as well with my raceface turbine cinch. I called raceface and their advice was to flip the chainring. As soon as I did that I had a 52mm chain line with plenty of frame clearance.

    Here is my build. 25 pounds all up.

    Frame- 2017 med Canfield Nimble 9 black
    Fork- 2016 Rockshox Pike 140mm boost
    Headset- Canecreek 40
    Stem- Thomson X4 70mm
    Bar- Raceface Next SL
    Grips- Raceface Half Nelson
    Brakes- Shimano XT 180mm Front 160mm Rear
    Cranks- Raceface Turbine Cinch 32t
    BB- Raceface
    Pedals- Canfield Crampon Ultimate
    Seatpost- Thomson
    Seat- Raceface Affect
    Wheels- Hope Pro4 laced to Easton Arc 24's
    Rear cog- Abo****e Black SS 20t
    Chain- KMC x10
    Tire front- Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35
    Tire rear- Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35

    Probably going to add a dropper post and up the rear rotor to a 180mm. Other than that super stoked on the build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenaiking View Post
    So finally got my N9 built up and out for its first ride. First thing I noticed is this bike is a monster! Climbs amazing and the down hills are so much fun. I was coming from a Sir9 and was worried about it not being as complient but I was way way wrong. Frame is super smooth.

    I ran into the chainring hitting the frame as well with my raceface turbine cinch. I called raceface and their advice was to flip the chainring. As soon as I did that I had a 52mm chain line with plenty of frame clearance.

    Here is my build. 25 pounds all up.

    Frame- 2017 med Canfield Nimble 9 black
    Fork- 2016 Rockshox Pike 140mm boost
    Headset- Canecreek 40
    Stem- Thomson X4 70mm
    Bar- Raceface Next SL
    Grips- Raceface Half Nelson
    Brakes- Shimano XT 180mm Front 160mm Rear
    Cranks- Raceface Turbine Cinch 32t
    BB- Raceface
    Pedals- Canfield Crampon Ultimate
    Seatpost- Thomson
    Seat- Raceface Affect
    Wheels- Hope Pro4 laced to Easton Arc 24's
    Rear cog- Abo****e Black SS 20t
    Chain- KMC x10
    Tire front- Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35
    Tire rear- Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35

    Probably going to add a dropper post and up the rear rotor to a 180mm. Other than that super stoked on the build!
    My medium nimble nine boost is on eBay frame only Chris King headset

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    Nimble 9 Boost – Now In Stock!

    Finally got my new ride together; the gen 1 lasted me quite a long time. First ride in today--what a blast; its a lot more Nimble than the Gen1. I'm on gentle riding detail while I wait for my SLAP tear to heal. Once I'm cleared to get out really ride, it's going to be a shred fest.

    2017 Boost - Small
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    Hope Evo4 Hubs
    WTB KOM i29 Rims
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    Are you running the Nobby Nic 29x2.6's in the rear also? If so, are your dropouts slammed forward or did you have to move them back?



    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    Finally got my new ride together; the gen 1 lasted me quite a long time. First ride in today--what a blast; its a lot more Nimble than the Gen1. I'm on gentle riding detail while I wait for my SLAP tear to heal. Once I'm cleared to get out really ride, it's going to be a shred fest.

    2017 Boost - Small
    DVO Diamond Boost - steerer still needs cutting
    Brand-X Dropper
    Ergon saddle
    Thompson 70mm Stem
    CrankBrothers carbon bars
    Egron GE1 Grips
    Avid Code R Brakes
    Hope Evo4 Hubs
    WTB KOM i29 Rims
    Nobby Nic 29x2.6
    XT 1x11 Drivetrain
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    Quote Originally Posted by gambit023 View Post
    Are you running the Nobby Nic 29x2.6's in the rear also? If so, are your dropouts slammed forward or did you have to move them back?
    Running them front and back. Dropouts are almost slammed. Maybe 6-7mm from full forward.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    Finally got my new ride together; the gen 1 lasted me quite a long time. First ride in today--what a blast; its a lot more Nimble than the Gen1. I'm on gentle riding detail while I wait for my SLAP tear to heal. Once I'm cleared to get out really ride, it's going to be a shred fest.

    2017 Boost - Small
    DVO Diamond Boost - steerer still needs cutting
    Brand-X Dropper
    Ergon saddle
    Thompson 70mm Stem
    CrankBrothers carbon bars
    Egron GE1 Grips
    Avid Code R Brakes
    Hope Evo4 Hubs
    WTB KOM i29 Rims
    Nobby Nic 29x2.6
    XT 1x11 Drivetrain
    Blackspire Sub4 pedals


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    Can you give a report and/or pics on your front chainring clearance?


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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Can you give a report and/or pics on your front chainring clearance?


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    Front setup is XTR bottom bracket with 2 drive side spacers; 32 tooth ring.






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    Sweet looking bike!

    One thing that would be holding me back is the tire clearance, maybe. The pics of the 29x3" knards are missing. I see that alot w photobucket. Any chance we can get a pic of that in the rear stays?
    Thanks

    So I could run my old 9s xtr triple cranks as 1x on this? Either in the middle or outer 104 bcd position?

    The above xtr looks like a 2x crank
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    Anybody have a boost xl nn9 frame to sell?

    All they have left is chrome and I like color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdre View Post
    All they have left is chrome and I like color.
    According to their web store they have lots of flavors in all sizes. My large orange arrives today!


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    According to their web store they have lots of flavors in all sizes. My large orange arrives today!


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    What? You think I just made that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdre View Post
    What? You think I just made that up?
    Nope. Just letting you know. I am guessing you emailed the Bros


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    Yes, I've communicated with them. In XL, they only have chrome. The website options dont represent their stock.

    So, still looking for an xl boost nn9 in a color. Anybody?

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    Anyone have info on the fit of 29+ in rear?

    Maybe 2.5 is enough but would like the option. Earlier on Rsullivan had a 29 x 3.0 in the back but the pics are gone.

    Rsullivan- ya mind digging some of those pics up?

    photobucket kicked the bucket!
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    The nimble 9 does not need a boost crank? Does it?

    Seems not to but I don't see anyone mention it here in the theead. I know the new Krampus runs the boost crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    The nimble 9 does not need a boost crank? Does it?

    Seems not to but I don't see anyone mention it here in the theead. I know the new Krampus runs the boost crank.
    It needs a boost crank or boost offset direct mount chainring. Chainline is 52mm. What crank do you have now?


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    A thread in another subforum offered a hack that would allow you to see photos lost to FotoPhuckit's shenanigans. I didin't have the patience to figure it out, but maybe someone else can:

    if you put "~original" at the end of the image link right after the jpg befor the close img tage, it rehacks them into existance...

    If I recall correctly, those Knards did not really work. Agree that it would be nice to fit some bigger 29 inch tires though, even if not quite knard-big. In my perfect world, these frames will shift to 157 rear spacing instead of this flash-in-the-pan boost spacing thing, so we can use existing downhill or super-boost hub and bb standards. Q-factor be damned.

    I was wondering why there was so much activity here, but now understand that the frames were re-stocked. Does anybody have a picture of the purple? My interest is piqued!
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    Orange!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    It needs a boost crank or boost offset direct mount chainring. Chainline is 52mm. What crank do you have now?


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    I have an XTR triple 9 speed

    maybe a wolftooth CR would work. I'm looking at a 1x or 2x setup at worst

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    A thread in another subforum offered a hack that would allow you to see photos lost to FotoPhuckit's shenanigans. I didin't have the patience to figure it out, but maybe someone else can:

    if you put "~original" at the end of the image link right after the jpg befor the close img tage, it rehacks them into existance...

    If I recall correctly, those Knards did not really work. Agree that it would be nice to fit some bigger 29 inch tires though, even if not quite knard-big. In my perfect world, these frames will shift to 157 rear spacing instead of this flash-in-the-pan boost spacing thing, so we can use existing downhill or super-boost hub and bb standards. Q-factor be damned.

    I was wondering why there was so much activity here, but now understand that the frames were re-stocked. Does anybody have a picture of the purple? My interest is piqued!
    Agreed. I guess q-factor is the reason they went w a new axle size. Nothing wrong w the downhill spacing. WTH? If they went w 150/157 then maybe it would have given the downhillers some options too.

    I've been riding my 170/177 spaced crankset on my 197 rear end 907 whiteout w no issue in regards to q factor. Has not bothered me a bit.
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