Canfield Brothers Can-Dingle Freeride Full Suspension

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 9lbs

Product Description

A 7-8” travel Freeride/Downhill frame that use’s “ONE” suspension. Designed with ultra low center of gravity and a stronger tube set than the One, a 1.5” head tube, and a 135x12 Maxle rear axle.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mariosjsk8 a Weekend Warrior from San Jose

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2010

Strengths:    Gray ano looks amazing. Travel adjustment 7-8, ability to run dual crown, maxle rear, rare and original. Can pedal! Goes up hill no problem.

Weaknesses:    Can't say. I am a weekend warrior, haven't ridden enough to know what is weak about it.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a bike that could do it all. It's a very expensive hobby. So having a DH bike, a Freeride bike, and a All Mountain bike sounds stupid to me. One bike that can do it all. This is it. This bike is screaming for 180 up front. The 160 is all I got for now and I ain't actually is not half bad with the 160. I aint skeered to run 8 in the back and 6 up front. The geo actually doesn't look like it's out of wack...pero I don't know crap about bikes. Pretty light too. Being able to switch from 7-8 is super easy and awesome that it has the option. I am sure if you are reading this thread, you have heard about how well the "one" suspension pedals, it's true. No bob going up hill, amazing linkage. I have the 'stiffer' black bottom linkage so I can't say I have tried any of the 'older' ones. Don't think I would notice a difference anyways.

The review talking about cracking is the only thing I have found online talking about this frame cracking. Who knows what happened there, but you wont find any other info about it cracking anywhere else. I guess the Canfield bros got friends in high places to keep that sh!!t off of the web....but then again, many frames crack, maybe the dude was running an L and weighed 250?? who knows

If you see one for under a 1000, pick it up. Great bike, and if you want one bike that does it all, and like to bomb hills, this is it. Dream come true.

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Favorite Trail:   Livewire, UCSC, Pacifica

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Canfield One, Versus Blitz I

Bike Setup:   Fox Talas 36, DeeTrak, Atlas Bars, Crappy rear wheel, crappy crankset, crappy pedals, crappy brakes....Maxxis High Rollers

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Betsie a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2009

Strengths:    It rides nice, the geometry seems nice also.

Weaknesses:    Crackalakin!
I know a light rider who rides nothing that you could not ride on a Dialled Holeshot hardtail with a 100mm fork up front and he has broken his can-crack 3 times now well within a year.
Warranty.... new bits to replace the broken bits (one link has broken twice now) and that is it!

Bottom Line:   
I have been lucky enough to be involved in several bike tests and component tests for PB where bikes get put through the mill a little. The Candiggle I know has only been ridden very lightly compared to what we put bikes through and has not stood up to what you would expect a hard tail to live through for many years.

I have thrashed my Vp for 5 years and it still lives with only a few pro-packs and a lower link replaced (my fault as the axle was to worn for to long).

If you want a big bike for riding anything above red XC then this is not the frame for you.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Nomad, VpFree, 224, Sunday, V10, Empire, Session88 etc.

Bike Setup:   In bits again as it has cracked again!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mrhyde101 a Racer from Edinburgh

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, finish, geometry

Weaknesses:    In reality you need an adjustable seat post to get the most all round performance

Bottom Line:   
This frame rules, stable, flickable, courners lovely and drifts when you want to. I bought it as a do everything bike but its so nice going DH that I've built it up now as a light weight DH race rig.

Great bike

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Favorite Trail:   Anything natural and steep

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Totem, single 36 ring, small block, Formula brakes, spank wheels, 750mm bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Mike a Weekend Warrior from West Virginia

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2008

Strengths:    Nice anodized finish. Comes disassembled, but it took 10 minutes to put together. Everything lined up perfect and functioned with the smoothness of butter running off of a hot biscuit. Should you need to replace bearings down the road, they are common sizes any LBS should stock. Build quality is very nice and totally what you'd expect at this price level.

Weaknesses:    I haven't really found any worth noting. At first I though the front derailleur angle was a bit odd due to the way the seat tube bends, but it seems to shift fine.

Bottom Line:   
I've used this bike so far for anything from cruising local trail rides to some bomber shuttle runs down rocky, loose gravelly power lines. I've had it about a month. So far the ride quality is just short of magical. It's like half of the travel is not even there until you need it. The way this frame pedals and accellerates is phenomenal, there's very little feedback from the drivetrain. Standing or sitting, 32 or 22 ring, it puts power to the rear wheel like no other bike I've had.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   right from the source

Similar Products Used:   I've ridden a lot of different bikes over the last 15 years

Bike Setup:   Fox DHX 5.0, Rock Shox Totem coil, SRAM drivetrain, Azonic wheels, Gravity Gap cranks and stem, Protaper bars, Avid Code brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J a Downhiller from SLC

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2008

Strengths:    Build Quality, Looks, Frame Stiffness, Bump Eating Love, Pedaling Efficiency, Local Boys.

Weaknesses:    No Major Complaints.
I would prefer the ability to lower the seat at least another 1-2 inches for a little more room. The seatpost can drop 4 inches

Bottom Line:   
This is a 7-8 beauty. I am very happy with how well this bike pedals in both the 34 and 22 tooth chainrings. There is very little pedal feedback while climbing.
This thing corners very well and is very stiff with no noticable flex in the rear.
The Can Diggle smoothed out the rocky sections with ease and soaked up any of the drops I had the sack to do.
This is by far my favorite bike

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Favorite Trail:   No Joke-Goats Gully-Freight Train-Dirt Merchant-A-Line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Go Ride

Similar Products Used:   Yeti ASX, Transition Bottle Rocket, Intense 6.6,

Bike Setup:   Can Diggle w/ DHX 5.0, Zoke 66 SL1, Hadley w/ 823s, Gravity Lite 170mm, X9-XO, Thomson Seatpost and Stem

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