Canfield Bikes Introduces 2024 Nimble 9 Steel Hardtail
We're stoked to introduce a limited spring 2024 run of our iconic steel hardtail, the Nimble 9! Available in three all-new metallic finishes, Bug Zapper Blue, Purple Haze and Galaxy Black. Pre-orders are open now at special Black Friday pricing with April 2024 expected delivery. The last production run quickly sold out on pre-order, well ahead of delivery.
Now in its 5th generation, the Canfield Nimble 9 was perhaps the first steel hardtail to make fun its top priority back in 2010. While things have gotten longer, lower and slacker, the spirit remains the same. Built around aggressive all-mountain geometry and a 150mm fork, the N9 strikes the sweet spot between confident descending and zippy, playful handling, yet remains undeterred by steep climbs standing between it and gravity-fed redemption.
“The N9 just wants to jump and play and encourages you to take lines that you never thought you would on a hardtail."
A 66-degree head-angle dares you to drop in and short chainstays (adjustable down to 16.33-inches/415mm via sliding dropouts) make sure the Nimble 9 lives up to its name.
“We love our full suspension bikes,” says Lance. “But there is something so simple and fun about a steel hardtail with dialed geo. The N9 just wants to jump and play and encourages you to take lines that you never thought you would on a hardtail.”
Combining the revered ride quality of 4130 chromoly steel with vertically compliant, radial-bent seat-stays, the N9 challenges preconceptions of mountain bikes with rigid rear-ends. The Nimble 9 will accommodate 29-inch or 27.5-plus wheels.