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DaGoat said:
Comon' Rick... you can do it!!! Let's see what ya got!!! :thumbsup:

Did ya go 7" or 8" Enduro?
:lol: Too funny Doug but she is pretty dirty so I have not posted pics for the most part. I wanted to finish putting on my X.0 stuff for those updates as well.

Going to do a write up on nmfreeride in the next week or so but the bike has been awesome. Its an XC bike if you ask Chris Canfield :lol: bike is light and pedals good (just kind of out of shape right now :madman: ) better than the Nomad.

I was planing on letting you have it for a few days but the bike is way to small for you so I have never sent the PM. I am thinking of getting the shox pushed but not sure if I will wait a month or two to do that.

The bike does do 7 or 8 inches but I have only used it in 7 inch mode. Bike feels way deeper than 7 so I have not had a need to try 8 inches yet (well until the big huck that is :lol: ).

When we riding again???

I think you have seen this link but here is a good write up on the proto Canfield One

http://www.sicklines.com/reviews/canfield_one/
 

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Patience grasshopper...

Can't wait to see the final build Rick. That's one awesome bike!!!

I guess I spaced the change in shock mounting changing the travel. 7" sounds just about right to me for trail riding. Seems the reviewers felt the same for all around climbing.

I guess it is a VPP design. My Intense 6.6 was somewhat flexy, but the way they sandwiched the lower link into the frame on the Canefield looks like it makes it really stiff.
Did you go with the 12mm Maxel Option in the rear? I did that on my Nic and it really does make the rear end solid. I'm a fan of Horst Link designs cause I always thought they were a bit stiffer. But the way the Canefields have designed this VPP setup is real sweet. I really dug the way my Intense clawed up techy climbs. You don't get that from a Horst Link.

So I assume you went with a Fox 36 Talus up front? I know you were making noise about the new Boxxer. That would be trick for downhill but I would think way too much for general trail riding. Although you could chop a Boxxer Team Coil to 7" and that might be cool.

I myself am thinking about a Totem for the front of the Nic. I like the Wotan as a trail fork, but for drops the extra 1" would be nice.

Can't wait to see the photos dude and way to go. You've got probably one of the very few "Ones" in NM!!! :thumbsup:
 

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DaGoat said:
Can't wait to see the final build Rick. That's one awesome bike!!!
Coming from a man who can own any bike he wants and can ride like hell that means a lot Doug, thanks man. :thumbsup: On the build... I will have two builds somewhat I will explain in a min.

DaGoat said:
I guess I spaced the change in shock mounting changing the travel. 7" sounds just about right to me for trail riding. Seems the reviewers felt the same for all around climbing.
Yeah, for the most part I am still doing mostly AM riding and very light FR duty at this time. In time I will try to step it up but we will see how it goes.

DaGoat said:
I guess it is a VPP design. My Intense 6.6 was somewhat flexy, but the way they sandwiched the lower link into the frame on the Canefield looks like it makes it really stiff.
Um, yeah, vpp design but the way things line up better than the Nomad and Intense in most respects. I know what you mean about flex had that issue on the Nomad and the 6.6 is similar. The Canfield is less flexy for sure.

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Did you go with the 12mm Maxel Option in the rear? I did that on my Nic and it really does make the rear end solid. I'm a fan of Horst Link designs cause I always thought they were a bit stiffer.
You know I went with both for two different set ups. I got an XC/AM set up that is lighter with the std 135 QR option in the rear (rear triangle). Lighter wheelset for the more epic XC/AM climbs/rides. I have the 12 MM Maxel rear T sitting on my kitchen table for the AM/FR days (light to med duty FR days). Looking for a set of I9s for that rear T on those days, prob on 823s to drop/huck whatever I want with little to no worries (well for a rim failure that is :lol).

DaGoat said:
But the way the Canefields have designed this VPP setup is real sweet. I really dug the way my Intense clawed up techy climbs. You don't get that from a Horst Link.
You know I do agree my Nomad climbed pretty good but on occ. the bike did inch worm some. The Canfield does not inch worm at all and I can stand up and sprint on this bike and she does not work against me, she works for me. She sprints very, very well, I just need to get my a$$ in shape :lol:

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So I assume you went with a Fox 36 Talus up front? I know you were making noise about the new Boxxer. That would be trick for downhill but I would think way too much for general trail riding. Although you could chop a Boxxer Team Coil to 7" and that might be cool.
Your assumption would be correct, 08 Talas RC2 36. Its been a good fork but plan on upgrading the internals to the new 09 Talas (much improved from 08 and 07). I got a little crazy and talked about the 2010 boxxer WC but the Talas is plenty for the Canfield One (its more of an XC/AM bike than a FR/DH bike). If I get a Boxxer 2010 WC it will be for my 08 or 09 Canfiled Jedi! Fastest downhill bike in the world, yep I said it, :lol: I thought about the Totem but over killer for the One so no Totem for me right now.

DaGoat said:
I myself am thinking about a Totem for the front of the Nic. I like the Wotan as a trail fork, but for drops the extra 1" would be nice.
Both would be great for that bike, keep me posted.

DaGoat said:
Can't wait to see the photos dude and way to go. You've got probably one of the very few "Ones" in NM!!! :thumbsup:
Thanks agian Doug :D Yeah, the only "ONE" (no pun intended, well ok I lied it was intended :lol: ) in NM actually. Not the only Canfield I think a few Jedis and maybe a Balance or Lucky but no Canfiled Ones other than mine :)
 

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Great feedback Rick... so what 'ya weigh in at? I bet under 34lbs in FR mode!!! My Nic is getting close to 36 with the Fox DHX Coil I stuck on. That's what I'm digging about the One. It looks like a lighter but no less rugged frame design.

Plus the biggie for me is how low it carries the COG (center of gravity). Seriously sweet setup dude!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Well I do not know officially but I can tell you she is lighter than the Nomad and my Nomad came in at 31.08 (on a dig. scale at Sports Outdoors). After I put on the X.0 and my new seat post I will update you. That is on XC/AM mode and I will need to get back to you on AM/FR mode after I get my new wheelset. So maybe AM/FR mode she will come in at 32? Hard to say but I will post up that's for sure.

COG, well that I can tell you is super sweet! Look over the design and you can tell she has a lower center of gravity than the horse link or VPP (SC or Intense). About the COG... Took my kids for ride the first day she was put together (just a street ride to the VA hospital, loop we do once a week). Got her up to speed and hit a curb jump and tail whipped the hell out of the bike barley even trying. Man it was very very nice Doug. Have to admit I surprised myself actually :)
 

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DaGoat said:
Great feedback Rick... so what 'ya weigh in at? I bet under 34lbs in FR mode!!!
Alright Doug got her on the scale finally. Not as light as I was thinking but I have some pretty heavy tires so that did not help. This is my xc/am build for the most part. With a 2.35 High Roller in the rear and a Thomson MP SP she may come in at 30.5 or so and that will do fine for me.
Kind of a glare but the scale says 31.17 LBS

Side view :D
 

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Did the One give up its shock to the Jedi? Looks like you bastardized it. Going with a different option for One or getting it Push'd? Whats going on there?

My Jedi is right at 40, almost dead on with a solid wheelset and tire and no real effort for weight loss. Even run Codes but do have a recently converted Boxxer WC, was a Team. I love my Jedi
 

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Did the One give up its shock to the Jedi? Looks like you bastardized it. Going with a different option for One or getting it Push'd? Whats going on there?

My Jedi is right at 40, almost dead on with a solid wheelset and tire and no real effort for weight loss. Even run Codes but do have a recently converted Boxxer WC, was a Team. I love my Jedi
:lol: No, you caught me :) I will be going with the Elka shock on the Jedi but Elka was still a few days away from shipping so I grabbed my shock off the One. The shock on the One was Pushed already so now just waiting on Elka. I am going to mount the Elka at Angel Fire. Chris is going to bring mine with him them and I will bolt it on real quick.

40, nice! I am kind of a gram counter :madman: so I am trying for 36 but I will know by Friday I will post total LBS then.

Calhoun said:
damn Ricky, that is some fine machining. Looks like you got some Spy vs Spy color scheme going too :thumbsup:
Yeah not sure what I am doing with that mess right now :madmax: :lol:
The One will be white, black and red when I am done. The Jedi will be about the same but with black, white and red.
 

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DaGoat said:
....sorry Rick, took a while to clean my jeans!!! Damn bike porn... looks sweet dude!!! Still can't believe what the One weighs.... :thumbsup:
Thanks Doug :cool: Yeah I was really pleased with the One you should see how I have it built up now. I got better wheels (DT Swiss EX1750s) and I upgraded the rear tri to 12MM Maxel and the rear is stout (well more stout :)). I will post up later on that bike.

So if you liked the Ones 31 LBS how do you feel about 36.90! :) With heavy 50/50 pedals (like almost 600 grams), good tires and rims (DT Swiss 6.1Ds on 1750 race team hubs!). I am going to get some Twenty6 Ralley TI flats (in red) at 330 grams so drop a 1/4-1/2 LB there or so.

Had some trouble with flash and the scale so here is a closer view.

These are the pedals I was talking about but can not get them for a few more weeks. :madman: I will be getting a set in red when the time comes. :thumbsup:
 
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