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Canfield Bikes Unveils 2020 Nimble 9 Steel Hardtail


Canfield Bikes, high-end boutique mountain bike manufacturer, today unveils the 5th generation of its iconic steel hardtail, the 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. 

Canfield Bikes has 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. 

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."
-Lance Canfield

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 yolks have also been redesigned for added stiffness and durability. 

“The Nimble 9 is such a fun, versatile bike,” said Lance Canfield, owner and designer. “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. 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)

Size

S

M

L

XL

Reach

425mm

450mm

475mm

500mm

Seat Tube Length

370mm

405mm

445mm

490mm

Head Tube Angle

66°

66°

66°

66°

Seat Tube Angle (Effective)

77°

77°

77°

77°

Chainstay Length

417mm - 433mm

417mm - 433mm

417mm - 433mm

417mm - 433mm

Bottom Bracket Drop

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

Head Tube length

100mm

105mm

115mm

125mm



 


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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