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NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 2:04
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Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
"Mongoose EC 4X is the same suspension that Teocali, isn't it ? Then how can the Teocali be lifeless and the EC 4X not ?" Yes. But as a hardtail style bike(sub 4 inch travel) it is good, as I said. For a trail bike, most want Pedaling and plushness. Can't recall what shocks. 4X has a tiny rockshox in it. "I think just the plushness and supple is not the main goal. And I can live with the style of working of FreeDrive Teocali, because I' pedalling much. It has enough plush for me." The Balances target cliental I don't think are focussed mainly on riding up. It's made by guys passionate about DH, one of the Canfield Brothers goes in Red Bull Rampage. They've made it more pedal friendly, but it's not an XC bike ;-) "JEDI Canfield is much better than Balance. It has 3" backward moving and 8" of upward. And other things." Better for what? It's a DH bike. Balance is as the name suggests ;-) I have a Zerode, it's great. Would like to try a Jedi. Everyone loves their Balance because it's awesome fun. Ride one and see. If non fun stuff like riding up is your main focus then stick with the Goose and maybe see a doctor or dominatrix ;-) Let this die now. You have proved your dislike is because you are more focussed on pedaling, pretty safe to say others reading this in future aren't like minded with you,so don't taint it for them aye.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 21, 2014 at 14:53
20 hours
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
Force is AOS. My first Google item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZhSLXAUtRI Mongoose 4X is basically a plush hardtail, it's great at that ;-) Teocalis suspension is docile and lifeless feeling, same with Booters I've ridden, guessing because you're standing on a moving part. They're feel nimble, but that's about it. Do a test on either GT with about the same travel and a Canfield Balance, report back then, otherwise your statements are relying on your engineering skills and our diagnosis of your English translating. AOS is not the best suspension design for everything and everyone, no suspension design is. The Balance may well be a better Balance. From my experiences on it and Mongooses, I'd quite confidently say it is for most things. Keen to ride a Force, but I think it'll reaffirm my Mongoose findings, hopefully better though. I think this conversation is over, we've all made our points, we're just rambling now. Balance is an awesome little bike.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 20, 2014 at 15:59
2 days
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
Are we talking about the GT Force? You missed my point about GT RTS, SUNN Radical, GT IT, Lahar, many others, They're not just also high pivots, they share the same linkage desgin accept the new Force has the riders weight on a semi unsprung part of the suspension. I owned Teocalis. Very boring un plush bike. Might be the shock, but other bikes felt better with same shock. Companies don't print all data probably because E engineers that get a diagnostic wrong can mislead potential customers easily.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 20, 2014 at 6:39
2 days
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
Chill you two. I think there's a lot being lost in translation here. Loose the angst and try to share some knowledge. Bikecustomizer. GT RTS, SUNN Radical, GT IT, Lahar, many others share the suspension design of the GT Enduro bike(I'm talking about the high pivot one, I can't recall it's name, as I tried to say before). Accept with the new GT, the BB is on the linage. I love my Mongoose EC 4X, one of the most fun bikes I've ever owned. The big travel mongooses feel boring and non plush though IMO. Without seeing the wheel path, leverage curves, anti squat etc, it's not really worth commenting on the Balance having nothing new suspension wise. There's no need to have a totally new design when small tweeks can change an existing style design a great deal and change the bikes balance of compromise a lot to favor something different. I referred to the GT and Mongoose as URTs in Jest, they are the closest design to an URT, but yes, they're different. You have made some interesting points, it's hard to see some through your English though(no offense meant).
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 16:12
3 days
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
They ride really nice. If someone rides one, I can imagine they're not going to be too phased by having to spend the amount you need to on smaller production run bikes. Weight is hype, yes lighter is better, but bikes are light enough anyway. It's not that big a deal. There's lots of overbuilt bikes in classifieds because they've not broken. My mate doesn't share any of your concerns, he has one and is super keen on it. Go buy a Giant buddy, can't go wrong there. Or ride a Canfield and see if it is worth ditching your worries for.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 2:22
Sep 19, 2014
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 2:21
Sep 19, 2014
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
Seriously? Who wants a bike that's half a turd lighter that may fail and then your bikeless for possibly months while a warranty replacement gets sorted or denied. I'd rather a bike built to last than one built to gain sales from a silly light weight. Any bike can be built light enough now that components are so light. Ride one man, if you still give a damn about not having the lightest bike bragging rights, then don't buy one. If you realize fun, speed or Confidence offer you more, get the Balance. My mate has one, couldn't be happier, hitting stuff he wasn't before on his first ride, hadn't even played with shock or forks much yet. and faster.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 2:11
Sep 19, 2014
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 2:00
Sep 19, 2014
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
Having seen both, I think the Balance is a nicer looking bike than either Banshee(design and finnish wise). And rides awesome. Banshees are still nice. I'd get the Balance but.
NoSkidMarks CanfieldBrothers's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 1:56
Sep 19, 2014
Press Release: Introducing the Canfield Brothers' Balance
bikecustomizer, your passion for the URT with floating BBs is justifiable(just you didn't quite do it), as the design has some merit(rearward axle path), but it does have some things some people don't appreciate, and moving BB is one, linkage with riders weight on it another.. I like the look of the High pivot Enduro GT(whatever it's called again), I'd rather see it with an idler and no moving BB to achieve pretty close to the same effect using whatever dialed in anti squat is desired with idler placement. Canfield are renowned for the rearward axle path bikes. More-so than pretty much any other brand, so maybe do some research there. The Balance is their least rearward axle path bike. With better rolling 650b wheels and a desire for simplicity, public acceptance, pedaling efficiency, shock technology, suspension design and intended usage, they've obviously come to the conclusion this is the best BALANCE of compromise to use for this bikes intended use.
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