Updated: Canfield Bikes Prototype Stolen, Possible Sighting of Rider

Apr 5, 2021 at 8:59
by Alicia Leggett  

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.

bigquotesCONFIRMED SIGHTING: Evening of April 4, leaning on a tree in front of apartments on Southside of 7-Eleven on 100 south & 300 east in downtown SLC. Person who spotted it was certain it was the Green Tilt. Called cops who did not respond for over an hour. Eventually attempted to confront and retrieve the bike when someone started to ride away with it, but was outnumbered by suspect and friends. Suspect described as 20-something male, short (approx. 5’5”) dark skin, shaggy black hair, baggy clothes, unkempt appearance.Canfield Bikes

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 info@canfieldbikes.com

EXT-USA: (213) 973-3709 ext-usa@suspensionsyndicate.com

Suspension Syndicate: (601) 884-1158 service@suspensionsyndicate.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.



201 Comments

  • 223 3
 These spy shots are getting out of hand.
  • 37 1
 *your NSMB joke here*
  • 154 1
 Ask Shaggy, he'll say "wasn't me"
  • 4 1
 @tonkatruck: well done
  • 36 3
 @tonkatruck: Yup, everytime. I "I didn't steal it. "I didn't know it was stolen"

If the cops take an hour to show, you might be screwed. Luckily when I called the cops they only took 15 minutes each time. I managed to recover 4 bikes this way:

1) Phone cops. 2) Stall the perp (I don't know if could stretch this out an hour, but half hour at least would be easy), eventually tell them "you are in possession of stolen property". 3) When the cops show up tell them the perp was told that they are in possession of stolen property. Show the cops the burglary report. 4) Watch them get taken away in cuffs.

Cops can't do much, but you can. Cops can't search neighborhoods and classifieds for your bike, when they meet the thief they can't tell them they are in possession of stolen property. Their hands are tied. It's on you. When you call the cops, throw them a softball. "I'm here meeting with the thief from my burglary which was filed and reported and in which thousands of dollars of goods we're stolen, they've been told they are in possession of stolen property, I have the burglary report with me." Etc. They want to make an arrest, close a case. They don't want to chase down a thief to be told "I didn't know it was stolen".
  • 7 22
flag djm35 (Apr 5, 2021 at 13:02) (Below Threshold)
 @50percentsure: but most stolen bike bikes are mass produced generic copies of each other with no customisation to tell them apart. That's why the cops are sceptical.
  • 11 2
 @djm35: Burglary reports list the bicycle's registration number and the serial number, which is stamped on the bottom of every bicycle. Even low end department store bikes have individual serial numbers. Color and brand will be listed too but are inconsequential.
  • 50 6
 @50percentsure: I had my bike stolen when I was a missionary in the Westside of Chicago. Cops laughed at me when I called them and asked for help. Later I spotted a local gang leader on the street and asked if he could help. He said "meet me in front of your apartment in 30 minutes. We'll get your bike back. They know the rules." True to his word they had my bike, and the thief, on the street in front of my apartment 30 minutes later. The encounter included me begging the crew not to beat the thief right there in front of my apartment an ended with the ring-leader saying "see, you don't need to call the cops." Crazy!
  • 13 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: Hahaha, I had a bike wheel stolen outside the boxing club, same deal. Coach sent a kid into the projects next door, came back with the wheel and the thief. Coach told me take the thief into the ring and teach him a lesson. Uh...wut? lol
  • 5 3
 You know what else is out of hand, the lack of bike thief hunting season. It seems Utah at least is long past due.
  • 2 0
 Describes my whole mtb crew, lucky nowhere close to slc.
  • 1 0
 @50percentsure: ummm how sure are you about this mysterious number stamped on every bike?
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: So did it end up with them joining the LDS, or did you join their gang?
  • 103 2
 not the way you want to release a bike to the public...............
  • 30 30
 stole a prototype lol, what a tard Smile
  • 4 40
flag addatx (Apr 5, 2021 at 9:26) (Below Threshold)
 They didn't
  • 34 6
 @baca262:

If only they stole the Pole prototype....would have actually done them a favor
  • 1 0
 @baca262: lol for real
  • 69 1
 full review once found.
  • 79 0
 Turns out it was stolen by a Pinkbike editor so they can get the jump on NSMB and Vital for the First Ride review.
  • 48 0
 @Mattysville: That assumes pinkbike would review a canfield.
  • 54 0
 UPDATE: Looks like the lead in this story may not have been accurate. There seems to a confirmed sighting as of the evening April 4. The person who saw the bike said they were extremely close and had no doubt it was the bike in question.

CONFIRMED SIGHTING: Evening of April 4, leaning on a tree in front of apartments on Southside of 7-Eleven on 100 south & 300 east in downtown SLC. Person who spotted it was certain it was the Green Tilt. Called cops who did not respond for over an hour. Eventually attempted to confront and retrieve the bike when someone started to ride away with it, but was outnumbered by suspect and friends. Suspect described as 20-something male, short (approx. 5’5”) dark skin, shaggy black hair, baggy clothes, unkempt appearance.
  • 9 3
 That's good news that someone spotted it. Someone tried to steal my snowboard two weekends ago. I found it in the back of their truck and just grabbed it out in front of them, but there were a lot of people around and it was not in a bad neighborhood. Who knows how these people would react if the person who sited it just grabbed the bike and rode off.
  • 24 1
 Thanks, I updated the story to include that. Crossing my fingers for you! That's a shitty situation but you have a lot of eyes on your side Smile
  • 20 43
flag McArdle (Apr 5, 2021 at 10:16) (Below Threshold)
 5ft 5”?? So was it a man or woman?? Surely at that height you could have just lifter him/her off??
Scummy little shit!!
  • 5 2
 @McArdle: shit he's probably too small for the bike anyway lol.
  • 7 0
 @McArdle: Except the suspect’s friends wouldn’t have taken that very well. If the person is as brazen as it sounds, s/he will probably be back out on the streets with it in easy sight of anyone looking.
  • 3 0
 I will be supporting you guys very soon. I miss my balance!
  • 4 0
 @no1000: We appreciate your support! New bikes are amazing, you'll love them.
  • 37 0
 This is Papa Bear. Put out an APB for a male suspect, driving a red... car of some sort, heading in the direction of... you know, that place that sells chili. Suspect is hatless. Repeat, hatless. Hope you find the bike!
  • 9 0
 and suspiciously clean-shaven. Will dehydrate soon--YT rider not much help
  • 5 0
 If your dad was here I bet he’d catch the guy.
  • 1 0
 Still one of the all time classics. If anyone has ever dispatched anything, this and the Family Guy "Over" bit are always lol.
  • 2 0
 put out an active braking pivot? It's canfield not trek!
  • 4 0
 Wiggum: We got him! Put out an APB for a uosdwis r dewoh.

Lou: Chief, that says Homer J Simpson, youre reading it upside down...
  • 24 0
 Ways to not stay low profile: steal a one of a kind bike, then ride it in a national biking destination right next to where you stole it from.

The old sayings still hold true, criminals are usually braindead morons. Surprised he didn't drop his ID when he stole it.
  • 6 0
 That happend at a store near my work place the genious droped his wallet after he stole some change out of the register.
  • 4 1
 ID. That's laughable... I'm sure he has one of those..
  • 27 3
 What a douche! Clearly he seems to be a mountain biker, so he outta know what these bikes mean to people. I hope he gets every bit of what he's got coming for him.
  • 22 4
 Florida has mountain biking?
  • 21 3
 @extratalldirtrider: It's called "Swamp Biking" in Florida.
  • 5 2
 @extratalldirtrider: Florida brought is Seth's bike hacks so... yeah? Alafia is tons of fun!
  • 24 2
 @Lankycrank: And then once he got famous he immediately moved to an area good for mountain biking.
  • 9 4
 I live in Salt Lake. This area is where the bike was stolen in notorious for tweakers. Majority of bikes are found at pawn shops within a few days. Yes, bikes gets stolen our homes, garages, and cars multi times a day in the down town Salt Lake area. Whoever was responsible for this bike is a complete moron for leaving the bike in the car.
  • 4 5
 @extratalldirtrider: Florida has EVERYTHING
  • 5 1
 @SterlingArcher: including deserts, skiing, etc?
  • 12 0
 @extratalldirtrider: I meant like in the vein of bath salts, meth, and swamp creatures
  • 2 1
 @extratalldirtrider: I think what he meant was they have mountain bikes.
  • 3 0
 @SterlingArcher: yeah... Especially your buddies Ramone, Charles & Rudy.
  • 3 0
 @HB208: drain the swamp and recover the bike!
  • 3 0
 @mi-bike: outlaw country!!
  • 3 0
 @SterlingArcher: Can confirm we have all the drugs you could dream of, but do not speak of the swamp critters. Oh, we also have MTB, but that's an internet argument for another day.
  • 3 0
 @FloridaHasMTBToo: ^ my new best friend
  • 2 0
 @SterlingArcher: if anyone knows anything about 'Swamp Critters', it's should definitely be you dude..? I mean... 'Gator' is one of Burt's best movies.
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: Stop it I get hard anytime anyone mentions Burt Reyonlds in Gator
  • 2 2
 @SterlingArcher: come on... Get it hard, Burt Reynolds... Are we seriously done with phrasing?
Beer
  • 1 0
 @HB208: Touché! :-D
  • 1 0
 @alsorl: pretty sure the "moron" already feels bad enough and I'm sure lesson is learned. I grew up in the Salt Lake area and it's a complete s-show now. The real morons are the idiots who steal bikes, and it's out of control there.
  • 20 0
 This is great marketing. Next update, chase video of Canfield factory riders shredding down a Park City mountain side in pursuit of perp. Of course they catch they guy, rip off his full face helmet and it’s none other than Andreu Lacondeguy joining the Canfield team.
  • 23 3
 It's probably sporting a couple fresh layers of Krylon at this point. Penalty for this should be both brake fingers removed with a dull knife.
  • 30 26
 Well said. Enough being "fair and humane". Society needs to bring back punishment. Feck these scum bags
  • 28 12
 We have more people jailed in the US than anywhere else like us. I feel like we've "brought back" punishment already . . .
  • 13 1
 @gtill9000: Humanely cut off their hand or ear in a surgical setting perhaps?
  • 6 29
flag makkelijk (Apr 5, 2021 at 10:58) (Below Threshold)
 @gtill9000: You'd have less people in jail if you had more lynch parties. India is great man!
  • 23 0
 @makkelijk: lil bit rapey tho......
  • 15 3
 @Eatsdirt

A friend of mine had his custom motorcycle stolen from a bar in Long Beach. Two days later it was located at a house in Pasadena where a couple stoners lived, who probably stole it. He went there with a couple friends of a certain red and white motorcycle club. Within minutes they had the bike back, and before they took off, they left the thieves in the garage with their fingers clamped securely in the vise, haha!
  • 11 0
 Y'all Qaeda out in full force lately.
  • 2 1
 "......who probably stole it...... their fingers clamped securely in the vise, haha!"
  • 13 0
 @gtill9000: Perhaps I don't understand your reply... but jail is hardly punishment for the chronic offenders I've crossed paths with. It's like a time-out, and someone else foots the bill for their stay. The current system isn't working too well. While the idea of cutting fingers off is a bit archaic, if it was my bike I'd surely be fantasizing about it.
  • 4 1
 @KUNTHER: Thank you!!!! Fair... we should be, humane...nope, eye for an eye. Crimes will always happen there is little to no punishment suitable to deter.
  • 1 0
 @makkelijk: Is it though?
  • 2 0
 @IntoTheEverflow:

I do remember there was video footage of the theft...... So they were pretty sure. I think... Haha!!
  • 12 0
 Interesting. I've always wondered where stolen bikes go. I just assumed they get fenced and trafficked somewhere out of the area. Didn't think the bonehead who stole it would start riding it around on local trails right away.
  • 17 5
 Definitely not riding around on local trails ... maybe between the OE 40oz stops and at intersections but definitely not on trails.
  • 6 0
 A friend had a custom built steel hardtail stolen from his basement and saw the guy walk it around town while he was on a motorcycle unable to reach him. Turns out the guy visited multiple bike shops with it asking for a service and even bragging how little he paid... the police did little to investigate but he got the guy's address and only then they paid him a visit.
  • 11 1
 A company really needs to come out with a GPS unit that can be placed into a hard to reach part of the bike.
  • 2 0
 I've thought this for so long. Surprised it hasn't happened yet. They could really bury it deep in the bike so the frame will always be locate-able unless it's totally cut up and destroyed. Battery is probably the biggest issue.
  • 4 1
 @DylanH93: The battery life for a TrackR is a year. They don't take up all that much power because the only function is to ping the location.
  • 2 1
 @HB208: @HB208: bar end plug.
sometimes the more on show, the harder it is to see
  • 1 0
 @lyalltheweebeastie: I feel like that is easy for a criminal syndicate to know about though. Just change the bars off every bike and you have solved this issue. Something in the downtube would be harder to know about.
  • 1 0
 My brother got me one that hides in the stems top cap, but I don't really trust it for mountain biking and have been too cheap to subscribe to the required cell plan to track my commuter haha.
  • 1 0
 Woven into the carbon, activated with your social via the company at the time of purchase !
  • 1 0
 @DylanH93: I think wireless charging is would be a great application for something like this. Locate a tracking device inserted from the bottom bracket or seat tube and strap a wireless charger to the area a couple times a year as required. Perhaps it could even double as a data logging device with some added features.

It would certainly add cost but would probably be worth it to many for peace of mind. I'm sure thieves would come up with ways to disable it in short order though (directed energy/microwaves, strong magnet?)
  • 1 0
 Dutch company vanMoof builds that already, if your bike is stolen they have a team ready to get the bike back, guaranteed. Otherwise you'll get a replacement. If the bike is stolen the rest light starts flashing indicating that it is a stolen bike.
  • 5 0
 If the thief (or buyer) is out riding it, there's a good chance they have no idea how identifiable it is and it only a matter of time before its spotted again and recovered. People who know what they're stealing aren't out riding these one-off bikes in known riding spots.
  • 5 0
 Yup. Over an hour for a police response. That's my experience with SLCPD, took over an hour for a response to a hit and run, on a major street, involving my car. Meanwhile, no less than 4 police cars drove by my location after the call was placed, without lights and in seemingly no hurry. Bravo.
  • 1 0
 Top shelf protect and serve!
  • 4 0
 When seconds count, the Police are minutes away.
  • 9 2
 Sooooo many high-end bikes are stolen in the nicer parts of SLC. Lock 'em up, people!
  • 6 0
 Life-long Utahan here, reading this story and seeing comments like yours has changed my perception in a sad, sad way. Bummer that this is where we're at now...hope the bike is found and returned!
  • 5 0
 FWIW FYI it /was/ locked up. The theif cut it. Cordless angle grinder probably.
They basically make 90% of locks useless.
For situations like this, I wonder if using some clear 100 LB fishing line (like for deep sea fishing)
as a secret backup would frustrate/confuse the thief long enough for you to catch them.
Like the bike version of dragging the dollar away from someone Smile
  • 11 0
 @wasea04: Hey, at least they're not being robbed at gunpoint or ambushed like in Oakland...
www.berkeleyside.com/2021/04/01/bike-robberies-grizzly-peak-berkeley-oakland-east-bay-hills
  • 3 0
 Criminals might be "stupid" but they aren't necessarily stupid. You wanna steal expensive sh1t? Go to the nice part of town.
  • 2 0
 @blcpdx: Well if its locked up, at least homeowners or auto insurance will cover it. That's what I was told by my insurance company anyway. Doesn't really help in the situation of a one-of-a-kind prototype, but in general for MTBers it's something.
  • 6 0
 @yupstate: Yes, homeowners will cover it but then your renewal will go up a ton because you made a claim.
  • 2 0
 Can’t even leave your bikes locked up in the garage. Have to keep them inside of your house at all times in Utah. I live in Utah. This is not just a SLC issue.
  • 1 0
 @yupstate: Funny enough I live in one of the most shit parts of town and theft has actually gone down during the pandemic, whereas in some of the nicer parts of SLC it's been up by up to 100%... I like my neighborhood.
  • 3 0
 @cgreaseman:
I have lived in West Valley for the past 12 years and have never had a problem. I had my car stolen 15 years ago when I lived in a nice neighborhood in Holladay. Just proves my point that the people on the west side know that all the good stuff worth stealing is on the east side.
  • 2 0
 @blcpdx: my riding friend actually rode by a guy she sees often walking in bike kit in the hills who had just has his bike stolen at knife point. Crazy times.
  • 3 1
 @wasea04: I feel your pain. It's like that here in Portland, OR too. Used to be such an amazing city.... soooo sad. Hurts me to the bone.
  • 14 16
 @mybaben: Hang tight as things will be much better soon. The media tell me that antifa/blm are turning Portland into an egalitarian utopia which, surely, will have no theft as soon as "equity" has been realized.
  • 1 0
 @HB208: I suppose its possible, but in my experience claims don't cause insurance rates to skyrocket depending on the situation. I haven't had any massive claims on anything though, just minor items over the years. I'm sure that depends on the Insurance Company also.
  • 6 2
 @VelkePivo: By "equity" I assume you mean when everybody has nothing, lol.
  • 2 0
 @mybaben: it is legit sad and I feel for you. Lots of great areas have fallen under “disrepair.
  • 3 0
 @yupstate: after using mine for a bike that was worth 8k it was near impossible to find home owners insurance on new home. Police were worthless recovering it year later when I found it on offer up
  • 1 0
 @jgottya1: Thanks mate. I appreciate it.
  • 1 0
 @chasintrails: That's insane. A legit claim for something small like $8k (small in the grand scheme of what homeowners may have to cover) should not cause any issues. That's whack.
  • 4 0
 These are bikes that are supposed to be realized in April according to their site I believe. Kinda crazy I literally almost most ordered one on Friday.

This is just a random thought, doesn’t really add to the value of the comments. Just wanted to let you all know
  • 24 0
 don't feel bad. none of these comments add value.
  • 4 0
 When my bike was stolen in SLC and a friend of mine found in on KSL (the local classifieds) and I knew exactly where the bike was located, had a serial number and photos of the bike to prove it was mine, I still could not get SLC police to recover the bike for me.

The problem was, my bike was stolen on the community college campus (jurisdiction of the highway patrol) I had filed the police report with SLC proper thinking that's who had jurisdiction, yet the bike was found in a separate city called South Salt Lake. NONE of the officers from SLC, South Salt Lake, or the highway patrol wanted to get the bike back because the overlapping jurisdictions had left me filing a report not where the bike was actually found..

Finally a lady South Salt Lake police officer got my bike back when she wasn't supposed to. So even if they find this bike, good luck having the police recover it for you Frown

SLC police don't care about bike thieves anyway. Seems like even if they were caught nothing happens to them.
  • 3 0
 Interesting how mixed the response can be from police. In cities its like they won't even try. Vs in suburban areas I've seen police be all over it and immediately get bikes back. In this case, sounds like they absolutely dropped the ball. What a joke.
  • 2 0
 If its anything like here in the UK it depends on prosecution numbers. If they think they can the numbers up they'll be interested in investigating if not, then its just take details for the insurance claim
  • 1 0
 My bikes were stolen out of my locked garage on the east side of SLC. They broke the garage door to get in. There was no way to see in on the day of the theft; my house had to have been been cased. Police recovered one in a meth house in like South Jordan of all places. The detective, a mountain biker, called me overjoyed to have found it. I saw him when I picked it up from the evidence locker in fact.

I really don't know how SLC is gonna fight bike theft. Detective claimed that he couldn't send these thieves to jail because they were already overcrowded with COVID and would be released early. I know have an impressive collection of cameras and locks but I don't know if it will be enough.
  • 1 0
 Cops in Utah do what they want and don't do anything they don't want to. More so than most places I"ve been. Very creepy.
  • 10 3
 "dark skin"

Uh.....is it a dude with a tan? What a terrible description LOL
  • 16 11
 Well we wouldn't want to offend anyone would we. "Humans are all the same and must be treated as such, don't dare to claim XX is different than XY in anyway or melanin density is a defining characteristic" which is then followed by when convenient "let's specifically identify attributes that have contributed to this person's existence so we can make an equitable adjustment to their results"
  • 16 0
 The witness who reported the incident could not be certain of the person's ethnicity and was only able to tell us that they had dark skin. We're only reporting the information we received.
  • 2 0
 The bike would not have got jacked in Colchester, CT.
  • 7 1
 He's going to meet up with those guys that cleaned out the Specialized museum and have a unicorn bike ride.
  • 3 0
 Man some people really suck Frown . So sorry your prototype got stolen CFB.
You're an awesome company, and with the help of the awesome community, I really hope and strongly believe the bike will make it back into your hands. Keep up the good work Canfield! Big Grin \m/
The bike looks sick by the way, it just sucks it had to be shared this way.
Cheers, let's get this bike back to it's rightful owner! Big Grin \m/
  • 7 1
 bugger, that'll make you yelli screamy
  • 2 0
 I really wanted this article to read differently and involve some sort of high speed trail riding chase involving a trail dog that happens to also be police or military trained, smoke grenades, fallen trees, some serious gap jumps, side-kicks, nes excitebike level cutoff crashes, etc. Hopefully thats still to come.
  • 1 0
 So here's a question. Cops don't generally have the resources to pursue our meager 5k bike when they get stolen right? But a prototype by definition represents 10's of thousands of dollars in R&D expenses (obviously more if we're talking carbon or one of the big companies prototypes for what will go onto become thousands of frames) and must be a grand theft felony worth pursuing? Maybe this bike thief will get more than a slap on the wrist for once?
  • 5 0
 Eh, it would be hard to argue in court that this bike's value is inclusive of all of the R&D unless for some reason they could not produce this bike model without the physical prototype (which is 100% not true).

I'd assume that the value would be based on other bike models the company produces with similar specs and, potentially, a bit more because of the one off nature.

It is 100% grand theft though.
  • 4 0
 You can see the dark skinned short male with shaggy black hair already eyeing the bike on the first picture!
  • 1 0
 Haha, shaggy hair for sure but he is colored for racial equality.
  • 1 0
 Also, @canfieldbikes, I'm curious as to the address it was stolen from... Washington Square Park?


Side note, I used to always go to the car wash where your bike was spotted. Never saw too much riff raff there, but things could have changed drastically in the 2.5 years since I moved away.
  • 1 0
 Whoops. Car wash is wrong intersection. It's on 3rd and 3rd.
  • 2 0
 This is how Ive retrieved stolen property in the past...WARNING .... Old school method:confront perp...beat into ground...retrieve stolen property!...NOTHING WORSE THAN A THIEF!!
  • 1 0
 Unfortunately, today this runs the risk of ending in: confront perp... purp calls fellow perp bastards or draws a knife/gun... lose stolen property and health or even life
  • 4 0
 I really hope this guy gets his karma back soon or later
  • 1 0
 For starters I’d never steal a bike and secondly if I did I would never ride it because eventually I would crash badly and break some bone or my head. As they say Karma is a b.
  • 3 3
 remember in the last thread when someone said it likely wasn't a homeless person, and I said it was and got downvoted, but now based on the detailed description of the encounter on MTBEU everyone pretty much agrees that it was a homeless person?
  • 7 1
 What are you talking about?

Assuming you've honed in on "short (approx. 5’5”) dark skin, shaggy black hair, baggy clothes, unkempt appearance", that pretty much describes every kid in who was in high school in 90's and had ever looked at a skateboard.
  • 2 0
 I’m sure I’ve seen that frame on YouTube. Think it was the last Mo & Hannah Awesome video, possibly from Sedona.
  • 1 0
 next time someone spots this bike call the #s above steal it back then call the cops, might have better results lol just sayn
  • 2 0
 If anyone can field a team of investigators, they should get in touch with the company to help.
  • 1 0
 Dang, I drove by there couple of times yesterday, not surprised, many homeless people gather in that area at night. I am going to swing by again there today
  • 4 0
 That bike, if it's there, ought to stick out like a green thumb......
  • 2 0
 If the thief was confronted about the stolen bike he knows it's hot... he'll probably dump it, sell it, or part it out.
  • 1 0
 Somebody call Mark Rober. He'll figure this out. I hope it involves the next generation glitter bomb.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKW58MS12g
  • 2 0
 Thief currently beside himself that he managed to steel a bike with no water bottle mount.
  • 2 0
 This is the Lock Picking Lawyer and today we have an interesting lock keeping this Canfield securely in place...
  • 1 0
 That is a nice looking bike. Nicking a prototype puts them back abit doesn't it. Hope they sort it out. When it comes to moving on my SC I'll be interested
  • 2 1
 Looks like an amazing bike, would love to see a carbon version! Big fan of Canfield Bikes!
  • 3 1
 At least he’s wearing a helmet. Safety first.
  • 2 0
 A picture would be worth an awful lot right not.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Cove Shocker.
  • 2 0
 Full Review coming tomorrow... from jail.
  • 2 0
 nsmb team probably got it so no one could take soy shots any longer
  • 1 0
 On a serious note: I hope you guys get your bike back in one piece and soon!
  • 2 0
 7-11 Cartel aint nuttin to F wit
  • 2 0
 They pissed on your effing rug, dude.....
  • 1 0
 It really tied the room together
  • 1 0
 Been living in the Salt Lake area for years. Doesn't surprise me at all that the cops took so long to show up
  • 3 2
 this might inspire a yelli screamy revamp
  • 2 1
 get him!!!!! This guy must pay
  • 2 1
 You have to be careful leaving your bike around collies
  • 2 2
 Shame all the average Joe’s with a lot less money than a company don’t get their stolen bikes on the front page.
  • 1 0
 Totally agree. In ways I care about this theft less than others.

It sounds like it isn't a targeted intellectual property theft, and arguably there are fewer emotional ties to the bike than people/kids who have saved for bikes and had them stolen. All data received so far is logged. It highlights that bikes get nicked but I think we all knew that already.
  • 1 0
 I hope we'll see the thief on Friday fails!!
  • 1 0
 Cops didn't respond for over an hour... and criminals know this.
  • 4 0
 Just add while talking that if they don't come ASAP you are going to have to go get a gun and deal with it yourself. That usually makes them tell you don't do that, but it creates some urgency on their end.
  • 1 1
 lets go fuck these thevies up bum rush tat whole block kick some teeth in chop some hands off hate theieves
  • 1 0
 We need to find that bike Chumly Duuuh. O okay Tennessee
  • 1 0
 C We gotta find that bike.
  • 1 1
 Suspect last seen looking for an Allen key to adjust the seat angle and render the bike rideable again.
  • 1 0
 THis sucks
  • 1 0
 Reward
  • 1 0
 Somebody call mccaul!
  • 1 0
 Who would steel a bike?
  • 1 0
 Burn 'em.
  • 1 0
 Steal it back.
  • 1 2
 Who paints, put stickers, and a badge on a prototype?
  • 5 8
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-GtDlGRyY


Go to the 5:44 to see the dude and the bike.
  • 4 0
 unless he was the guy it got stolen from.
  • 7 0
 That is an EXT employee in the video who was lawfully in possession of the bike.
  • 2 0
 @SenditforJesus: I reached out to Canfield, the gentleman in the video is legit. The bike was stolen after this video.
  • 1 4
 Looks like they stole the frame design from Specialized. So, maybe Specialized stole the bike back?
  • 3 4
 One word, desert eagle
  • 2 5
 Publicity stunt ? Was it really " stolen " ?
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