A Canfield prototype was stolen from the back of a vehicle last week in downtown Salt Lake City and is now the only bike of its kind not in Canfield's possession. There have now been two likely sightings, the second of which is described below. This story has been updated to include the most recent information from Canfield.
The pre-production 'goblin green' Tilt was set up as a 29/27.5 mullet with EXT Suspension and Canfield cranks, pedals, and saddle. It was stolen when EXT Suspension's USA distributor had the bike for suspension testing and tuning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Canfield Bikes and EXT-USA.Canfield Bikes:
(801) 548-2556 email@example.comEXT-USA:
(213) 973-3709 firstname.lastname@example.orgSuspension Syndicate:
(601) 884-1158 email@example.com
The press release is available here
and is copied below.
Full press release from Canfield Bikes:
A one-of-a-kind Canfield Bikes prototype was stolen at approximately 6:45 a.m. in Salt Lake City from the back of a vehicle on the block of 100 E 400 S in downtown.
The bike was a pre-production Goblin Green Canfield Tilt, size medium, with a very unique build including EXT suspension front and rear with custom color-matched green decals, Canfield cranks, pedals and saddle. The bike was set up as a "mullet" with a 29-inch front wheel and 27.5 rear wheel.
Production versions of the bike have not yet been shipped to customers, so this bike is the only one of its kind not in Canfield's possession at this time.
As a prototype, it does not have a serial number and the "Tilt" and skully logos on the toptube are black surface apply decals. Production Tilts in this color will have white decals sealed beneath the clear coat. The bike has other unique features that will allow Canfield to easily distinguish it from production bikes.
The prototype was in possession of SLC-based EXT-USA, US distributor for EXT Suspension, for testing and shock tuning as part of a partnership between Canfield Bikes and EXT-USA.
The bike was locked to a bike rack on an EXT-USA employee's vehicle at the time of theft while the employee was inside a local business. The lock was destroyed by the thief.
Local authorities have been notified.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact Canfield Bikes and EXT-USA.