Nimble 9- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Nimble 9

  1. #1
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632

    Nimble 9

    There is plenty of talk in the 29er forum about these bikes. I figured I'd post a little hotness over here for those of you that don't travel outside of the ss forum walls.

    My new Nimble.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Nimble 9-dsc_0138.jpg  


  2. #2
    .......
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,707
    Well done, sir. I'd like to know how she does with the 9r fork.

  3. #3
    Bro Mountainbiker
    Reputation: Sheepo5669's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,583
    Cool. I diddnt know Canfield Bros did a steel single speed. I like it!
    Raised in a Chicken-Coop by Chickens

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    360
    What kind of seat is that?

  5. #5
    Out spokin'
    Reputation: Sparticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    10,553
    Sick!

    --sParty
    disciplesofdirt.org

    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    12
    How is the ride? Lovin the green frame!
    WD40 means Water Displacement and 40 is the IQ of whoever uses it to lube a bicycle chain

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,006
    Sweet looking bike. Any chance of a ride report?

  8. #8
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    Just did my first major ride this weekend on it at the Dark Horse 40 race in NY. I only managed one lao since I blew my knee out. A ride report will follow shortly after I shower, and rebound from my 5 hour drive home.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,006
    Less than ideal. Hope the knee is not too bad. Good luck with the recovery!

  10. #10
    ride more
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2,626
    Sweet bike, weird looking seat tho ?

  11. #11
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,588
    Dude, sorry to hear about the knee.
    How'd you like the N9?
    Loving mine...
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5982233915/" title="IMAG0315 by 1speedlos, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6139/5982233915_1f406c99c1.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMAG0315"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5982796668/" title="IMAG0316 by 1speedlos, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5982796668_07333b3dc8.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMAG0316"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5973923129/" title="IMAG0301 by 1speedlos, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5973923129_9a101e4a7c.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="IMAG0301"></a>

    Los
    Support your local trail organization.

    www.swimba.org

  12. #12
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    Here's the run down.

    Build
    -medium Nimble 9
    -Niner carbon fork
    -Sunline V2 headset
    -100mm Stylo stem
    -SPB Gnar bar handlebar http://www.spbicycles.com/products
    -Formula Oro K24 brakes
    -Lizard Skins DSP bar wrap
    -Stylo crank (pictured - E13)
    -Rotor 34t ss ring
    -WI 19t freewheel
    -Blunts w/ alloy nipple and db spokes
    -Chub hubs
    -XT skewer and IRD interloc seat collar
    -Stylo post
    -ISM Peak saddle http://www.ismseat.com/products_peak.htm
    -Bontrager FR3 team issue (tubeless)
    -Time X-Roc pedals
    -Sram 8 speed chain

    total weight ~ 24#

    The bike rides amazingly well. The front end is taller than my last bike (Peace 9'r.) The Peace has a long and low xc feeling that is similar to many 29er's in today's market. The Nimble has a longer, and more slack headtube, and shorter chainstays giving it a more upright, compact feel. The bb is also lower which adds to the front end height. The front end lofts much more easily, and can get a little light in the climbs. The rear stays tucked when climbing, and more than makes up for the light front end. This bike climbs like a goat. The bb is low which results in a lower center of gravity allowing me to rip into corners harder. It also allows me to pedal strike more, but it's easy to learn the proper cadence to avoid it. The bike is very flickable, and loves small drops. It will take a little getting used to, but I'm very excited for my future with this frame. The Canfield Brothers nailed it with this one.

    As for the fork, it works why better than I thought it would. Very smooth, and light. The slack angle on the frame allows the Niner fork to better float over obstacles.

  13. #13
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Here's the run down.

    Build
    -medium Nimble 9
    -Niner carbon fork
    -Sunline V2 headset
    -100mm Stylo stem
    -SPB Gnar bar handlebar http://www.spbicycles.com/products
    -Formula Oro K24 brakes
    -Lizard Skins DSP bar wrap
    -Stylo crank (pictured - E13)
    -Rotor 34t ss ring
    -WI 19t freewheel
    -Blunts w/ alloy nipple and db spokes
    -Chub hubs
    -XT skewer and IRD interloc seat collar
    -Stylo post
    -ISM Peak saddle http://www.ismseat.com/products_peak.htm
    -Bontrager FR3 team issue (tubeless)
    -Time X-Roc pedals
    -Sram 8 speed chain

    total weight ~ 24#

    .
    Where's the weight?
    Your build reads pretty light, I would have guessed under 22#.
    Tires and pedals? Bar?
    Weight's not the be all end all by any means, I just thought it would have been lighter.

  14. #14
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    The seat, pedals, bar, and tires are all heavy beasts. I'll probably shave a pound off of it by next season, but I like to run parts that I can rely on. Plus, it has to be comfortable.

  15. #15
    blet drive
    Reputation: JUNGLEKID5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,173
    sweet ride
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: can't get right's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,302
    I approve, big fan of the Canfield boys.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    37
    I love that frame! I want a bright green, or green of almost any shade frame in a bad kind of way(favorite color)! Maybe soon-ish.

  18. #18
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    Have a doctor's appointment for my knee tomorrow. Can't wait to get things sorted out, and get back on the Nimble.

  19. #19
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,588
    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Have a doctor's appointment for my knee tomorrow. Can't wait to get things sorted out, and get back on the Nimble.
    Good luck, man. Hope you get back on very soon.

    Los
    Support your local trail organization.

    www.swimba.org

  20. #20
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Good luck, man. Hope you get back on very soon.

    Los
    Thanks. Things went well. Just have some stretches to do, and whatnot. Hopefully I can get some 'action' pics posted this weekend.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: heyheyitselliej's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    215
    Looks sweet. Does anyone know where these frames are made? I couldn't find anything on their website.

  22. #22
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,588
    Quote Originally Posted by ssjohn View Post
    Looks sweet. Does anyone know where these frames are made? I couldn't find anything on their website.
    Taiwan. Build quality is top notch, frame preparation is toppest of all possible notches.

    Los
    Support your local trail organization.

    www.swimba.org

  23. #23
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    I only managed one lao since I blew my knee out.
    Oh man, that blows! Hope it's not serious.

  24. #24
    Gigantic Hawk
    Reputation: dubthang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,632
    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    Oh man, that blows! Hope it's not serious.
    Seems to be ok. My sports doctor gave me some exercises to do so I should be up to snuff in no time.

Similar Threads

  1. Are There Any Nimble 29er's?
    By Flat Ark in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 05-26-2014, 06:38 PM
  2. Canfield Nimble 9?
    By Professor in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 254
    Last Post: 09-23-2011, 08:17 AM
  3. Which fork for Nimble 9 SS
    By rasse1977 in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-09-2011, 11:40 AM
  4. Nimble geometry
    By bailout in forum All Mountain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-16-2009, 07:16 PM
  5. Not so nimble anymore.
    By fnkyfly in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2005, 09:30 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.