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Here's my lead off pic. I'm a few versions deep on Canfields, but here was my latest that I sold last year in anticipation of the new stuff coming out. If she wasn't a tad too big, I would've never sold her. Ran the DVO Jade and the FOX X2 and both brought a different special feel. Keep driving the stoke by posting your pics and help us pass time until they release their next bikes. Canfield Balance DR.jpg
 

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This past Sunday at a place called China Camp. It was a little wet & muddy. I felt like a kid getting all dirty. Just loving my Riot, it snakes through trails like a cobra looking for prey!
 

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Awesome looking bike! I'm wondering what their 29er offering will look like this go around. I'm assuming it won't be named the "Toir"......maybe 160/140 configuration?! If it does, it might be my choice over any new version of the Balance. :)
 

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I'm looking forward to another season at Angel Fire on my 2012 Jedi.


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*Don1138 you're loaded down with goodness! Sweet!
 

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@Don1138 Oh cool! DId we ride together with the Giddyup guys that one day with Jeff and Brad? Your bike looks familiar. Lets get out and ride again soon.
 

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Still loving the Riot! I haven't been able to fully get ride of creaking near the BB, but other than that the bike does everything I need it to.

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Still love all my canfield bikes. Epo nimble9 riot and balance. I have recently added a Guerrilla gravity smash to the quiver but I did it more for something different then what I had plus new bike why not


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Dude post some pics! LOL.......oh and by the way.....you're going to buy a new Canfield when they hit the market.....I can feel it! :)
 

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Yeah, probably with those guys, and I've run into you at least one other time on Chimney (you were coming down, I was going up) and we stopped to talk about our bikes.

@Don1138 Oh cool! DId we ride together with the Giddyup guys that one day with Jeff and Brad? Your bike looks familiar. Lets get out and ride again soon.
 

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How do you guys with the dual crown on the balance like it? Riding impressions?
So, I did it somewhat out of necessity, but it was a fun experiment.

I was riding a trail blind (without enough speed, apparently) and I cased a gap hard enough to destroy the steer tube on my Fox 36 (along with spacer, bar and stem).

I had to get a whole new CSU (upper fork assembly), so in the interim, my buddy let me borrow his Boxxer so I could still ride. It was a 180mm Boxxer World Cup off an Evil Insurgent Park build, so it fit the Balance nicely. Probably sat a hair taller than my 170mm 36, but barely noticeable while riding. My Fox 36 has the PUSH coil conversion, and since the Boxxer is an air fork, the weight difference wasn't very noticeable either.

I actually did some pretty long pedals on it, and never noticed a real downside. I've always been a Fox guy and the PUSH coil feels great on my 36, so I was actually pretty impressed with how good the Boxxer felt for an air fork.

The 36 is certainly not a noodly fork, but the biggest noticeable difference having the dual-crown was the stiffness in handling.

It was a great setup for shuttle days and some bike park as well. I also have a Jedi, but it was fun to run the Balance in "park mode," especially on the flow/jump trails.
 

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The 36 is certainly not a noodly fork, but the biggest noticeable difference having the dual-crown was the stiffness in handling.

It was a great setup for shuttle days and some bike park as well. I also have a Jedi, but it was fun to run the Balance in "park mode," especially on the flow/jump trails.
Thanks for the reply! I'm running a 170mm Lyrik so was just messing around the idea of running a 180mm dual crown; but didn't know how much of a difference it would make.
 

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Love this bike. I've got some Saint brakes to go on soon. The dropper is now an SDG Tellis.

I also have a set of Dorados from my old Aurum that I want to try @ 180mm. Just need to find the right stem!
 
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