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    Canfield lucky

    Would this frame work as a pedaly AM/FR/DH machine?

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    It's a little heavy for the am/fr but I use mine like it sometimes and it's built up at 43lbs I would take a look at a candiggle. The Lucky is over 11lbs for frame and shock and is very stiff it makes a wonderful fr/dh bike.
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    I'm not too worried about weight unless its extreme, I prefer a strong bike

    I guess teh question is does it pedal well?

    What size frame do you ride and how tall are you if you don't mind me asking?

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    I am 6-00" and ride a large it pedals well but you can feel the weight i also have a single 34t up front so you have to stand on it.
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    I guess the other question is what kind of support is there should I pick up a used lucky frame??

    Not expecting a full warranty or anything, but parts, bearings etc?

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    Talk to Chris Canfield. I believe no warranty on anything, but you should be able to get whatever parts you need from him.

    Get hold of William42. He has a Lucky, and he kicks b*tt on it.

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    Thanks, just saw william42's review on it

    I will pester him... hehe

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    It is front deraileur compatible and it will climb if you are motivated. 175 cranks would be a bit long for it but if you don't mind the pedal strikes will work. It will have chain growth in a small ring that will cause pedal kickback. Great if you are climbing smooth surfaces as it firms up the suspension for zero bob but not as good if you are climbing rough or technical routes. Those same qualities make it a fantastic bike when going downhill. Very planted and confidence inspiring.

    Bike is really strong and really stiff, possible one of the top bikes out there in both those categories. The brothers will do for you what you need and give you a fair price in the process, probably making you a loyal customer for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenema
    It is front deraileur compatible and it will climb if you are motivated. 175 cranks would be a bit long for it but if you don't mind the pedal strikes will work. It will have chain growth in a small ring that will cause pedal kickback. Great if you are climbing smooth surfaces as it firms up the suspension for zero bob but not as good if you are climbing rough or technical routes. Those same qualities make it a fantastic bike when going downhill. Very planted and confidence inspiring.

    Bike is really strong and really stiff, possible one of the top bikes out there in both those categories. The brothers will do for you what you need and give you a fair price in the process, probably making you a loyal customer for years to come.
    Thanks

    My session 77 felt positively disgusting in a granny, and I quickly removed it and been single ring since. As long as I can get into a good pedaling posi, and it can run a 32T up front it will be fine on that front.

    Whats teh stand over like on it? I can't find any info on that... Thanks!

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    You shouldn't have any probs with spare parts. Chris said they plenty of parts for the Balance I had, I'm sure that's the same with yours. Very solid bike btw
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    GET IT NOW. Just so I can have a chance to test it out

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    working on it dude

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    you do know thou if you get a Lucky I'll have to get a Jedi?

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    Well I wouldn't want to stand between you and your perfect bike

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    they made a repeat customer out of me

    Yeah I am very impressed with the canfield brothers so much I bought a new one from them. I can't wait to build it up the new rc4 looks pretty sweet.
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    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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