2015 Canfield Balance

2015 Balance

2015 Canfield Brothers Balance 27.5
Long before the “E” word, The Bros. had their own idea of what an all-mountain bike should be. When it was released in 2006, the original Balance was one of the first true mini downhill bikes that allowed you to earn your turns. In 2015, that concept is taken to the next level. While undeniably maintaining its aggressive downhill heritage, the new Balance is designed around the patented CBF suspension, making it quite possibly the best pedaling 160-millimeter (6.3-inch) bike in its class as well as the best descending. Modern geometry provides a roomy cockpit, slack head-angle and short chainstays that can accommodate both 27.5 and 26-inch wheel and fork selection. Up. Down. All mountain. Enduro. Call it whatever you want. We call it fun. 

  • 26″ or 27.5″ All Mountain
  • 6061 aluminum
  • Patented Canfield Balance Formula Suspension
  • 160mm travel
  • 142 x 12mm rear dropouts, Maxle included
  • Tapered headtube
  • 15mm pivot bearings
  • Anodized and Brushed frame options
  • Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large

Build Specs

  • Shock Specs – 200mm x 57mm, (22mm x 8mm hardware)
  • Recommend fork length – 27.5″ build – 160mm/26″ build – 170mm
  • Headset – Tapered 44mm upper/49.6mm lower
  • Front derailleur – Shimano direct mount – top pull/single bolt, or Sram HO series
  • Cranks – Please see our crank compatibility chart
  • Bottom bracket – 73mm, threaded
  • Seatpost – 30.9mm, Stealth dropper compatible
  • Seatpost clamp – 35mm
  • Rear dropouts – 142mm x 12mm, Maxle included
  • ISCG Tabs – ISCG Standard, (O.L.D.)
  • 160mm post brake mount – Hope floating rotors are not compatible
Geo Small Medium Large X-Large
Top Tube Length (Effective) 563mm 584mm 607mm 627mm
Reach 400mm 420mm 438mm 457mm
Standover Height (*Approximate) 688mm 726mm 745mm 754mm
Seat Tube Length 381mm 432mm 483mm 508mm
Wheel Base 1127mm 1148mm 1171mm 1192mm
Head Tube Angle 160mm Fork (Internal Headset) 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
Head Tube Angle 160mm Fork (External Headset) 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) 74.2° 74.2° 74.2° 74.2°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) 68.9° 68.9° 68.9° 68.9°
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm
Bottom Bracket Height (*Approximate) 349mm 349mm 349mm 349mm
Head Tube length 105mm 110mmm 120mm 125mm
Geo based on 552mm axle to crown fork (Rock Shox 27.5″ Pike)