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Hey, Everyone!​

Thanks for all the support since our announcement earlier this month!

It truly means the world to us and keeps us going as we work to bring you more two-wheeled awesomeness. On that note, I’m stoked to bring you our first new bike announcement as well as pre-order options for an exclusive one-time-only price and other exclusive Black Friday deals!

We’re proud to announce the first new bike of 2020: the 5th Generation of our iconic steel hardtail, the Nimble 9. The N9 is quite possibly the most fun you can have on a hardtail, and I’m excited to share it with you before anyone else!

Scroll down to get the quick and dirty on the new N9, find out how you can pre-order now for a one-time-only low price.

See ya on the trails!

Cheers,
-Lance



2020 NIMBLE 9

For 2020, the Nimble 9 sees refreshed geometry across all sizes as well as all-new two-tone, pinstriped paint in five retro-inspired color combinations.

Handcrafted in small batches, the Nimble 9 is a steel all-mountain hardtail built to get rowdy and designed to accommodate 29-inch, 29-plus or 27.5-plus wheels with up to 2.8-inch tires. Combining the revered ride quality of 4130 chromoly steel with vertically compliant, radial-bent chainstays and updated aggressive all-mountain geometry, the Nimble 9 challenges preconceptions of mountain bikes with both big wheels and rigid rear-ends.

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We’ve been redefining the way 29ers ride since the revolutionary Yelli Screamy (the first production 29er with sub-17-inch chainstays) was introduced in 2011, and the latest N9 is no exception. A slack 66-degree head-angle keeps things confident when you venture where no hardtail should, and short chainstays (adjustable down to 16.4-inches via sliding dropouts) make sure the Nimble 9 lives up to its name.




Combined with updated sizing that adds more than an inch of reach to each size from the previous generation, the N9 might just be the most fun and capable hardtail on the market.

In addition, all sizes see a shorter seat tube to better fit today’s longer dropper posts and and provide more maneuverability when you drop the saddle and let gravity take over. Chainstay yokes have also been redesigned for added stiffness and durability.

The Nimble 9 is such a fun, versatile bike. Whether you’re building it as a single-speed, a bikepacking rig or just a playful, all-mountain hardtail, this bike brings the party to the trail.

Available in Mantis Green, Night Sky Blue, Mud Puddle Brown, Race Car Red and RAD Pink in S, M, L and XL, the 2020 Nimble 9 will retail for $799.99 and is available now on pre-order at CanfieldBikes.com. Frame, fork and headset bundles are also available.

Canfield Nimble 9 Features

  • 29″ All Mountain
  • 4130 chromoly steel
  • Radial-bent chainstays tuned for a compliant ride
  • Increased reach and shorter seat tube
  • 66° head angle (w/ 150mm fork)
  • Custom sliding Boost 148mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
  • Adjustable 417mm to 433mm chainstays
  • Clearance for up to 2.8 tires
  • Singlespeed-able
  • Stealth cable routing
  • ISCG 05 chain guide mount
  • Custom two-tone paint
  • Frame weight: 6 lbs
  • ED Black treated for superior corrosion resistance
  • Removable direct mount front derailleur block
  • Two water bottle bosses
  • Includes Headset + Seat Clamp



Canfield 2020 Nimble 9 Geo ( Based on 150mm fork, 563mm Axle to Crown)
Top Tube Length (Effective)*570mm597mm625mm652mm
Reach425mm450mm475mm500mm
Stack*634mm638mm648mm656mm
Standover Height*745mm780mm800mm830mm
Seat Tube Length370mm405mm445mm490mm
Wheel Base*1156mm1183mm1212mm1241mm
Head Tube Angle66°66°66°66°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective)77°77°77°77°
Chainstay Length415-430mm415-430mm415-430mm 415-430mm
Bottom Bracket Drop50mm50mm50mm50mm
Head Tube length100mm105mm115mm125mm






ABOUT CANFIELD BIKES
Canfield Bikes produces the most sought after high-performance—and fun—bikes and components available. Having continually refined the principles of suspension design and frame geometry ever since Lance's first handbuilt bikes went on to be Rampage and World Cup tested, the brand remains on the cutting edge of what is possible between two wheels. Produced in limited quantities to exacting standards and backed by a commitment to personal customer service and a hands-on approach, you won’t find anything quite like a Canfield bike. For more information, visit CanfieldBikes.com.
 

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Great looking frames and good on you for offering a deal. Glad you're back!
 

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Glad to see new Canfield bikes, but that HTA is steep for a modern hardtail. Sagged that's like ~68 degrees which is pretty steep these days.

Unless that HTA is after sag. If so than 66 degrees would be great. :)
 

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Any more specific insight on delivery timelines? Like Spring as in March, or Spring as in June?
It's a bit early for giving a solid delivery date but what I can say is frames will be done by the end of Feb, then going to paint and packaging before shipping them to the US. We are shooting for the end of March. As we get closer I will be able to give a firm delivery date.
 

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I would really be keen to pre-order but without complete geo so I know which size, I'd be hard pressed - altho I suspect I'd be able to make the proper change once full geo's released?
 

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Glad to see new Canfield bikes, but that HTA is steep for a modern hardtail. Sagged that's like ~68 degrees which is pretty steep these days.

Unless that HTA is after sag. If so than 66 degrees would be great. :)
Do other companies list sagged HTA for hardtails? I don't recall ever seeing that
 

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Can I run 160 fork. Effective top tube, bottom bracket height & stand over height? 160 fork 65 degree head 77 degree Seat maybe? 5’7” small or medium. My fully evil calling is a medium fits me well.
 

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The colors are great
Any olans for glow in the dark colors?
 

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Much of a Canfield fan as I am, and was waiting to put in an order for this frame, sad to say I can't really agree with these colors... looks like I'll have to pass on this amazing pre-order price :(

Hoping for more colors in the future, hopefully a return to metallic finishes. Even that rainbow oil slick one that was teased on FB is above these two-tone paint finishes to me.

Chrome would be very tempting, or perhaps even some translucent candy colors?
 
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