First Look: 2014 Canfield Brothers Jedi

Feb 3, 2014 at 18:07
by Mike Kazimer  
Canfield Brothers 2014 Jedi

Now based out of Bellingham, Washington, Canfield Brothers continues to evolve and refine their line of mountain bikes after nearly 15 years in the business. The 2014 Jedi sees a number of changes over previous model years, although it maintains the same parallel link suspension design that the Brothers have been producing since 1999. The latest version sees the travel bumped up to 9” (230mm), which is in addition to the 2.5” of rearward travel. The rear shock mount has been moved to the underside of the top tube, a change intended to create a deep feeling, linear suspension rate. Other changes for 2014 include slackening the Jedi's head angle to 63°, and increasing the top tube length by 12.5mm to create a roomier cockpit.

2014 Canfield Brothers Jedi
• 9" vertical travel, 2.5" rearward travel
• 63° head angle
• Titanium idler pulley cog
• 150x12mm rear spacing
• Colors: anodized black with six different link color choices
• Frame weight: 9lb without shock
• Sizes: S, M, L
• Price: $3150 (frame and Cane Creek DB coil)

Canfield Brothers 2014 Jedi

Frame Details

Constructed from 7005 aluminum, the Jedi has an 83mm bottom bracket shell, 1.5” headtube, ISCG 05 tabs, and a 150 x 12mm rear thru-axle, features that have become the norm on most modern downhill bikes. Oversized, 20mm pivot bearings are meant to be able to withstand the harshest conditions, and a replaceable derailleur hanger is in place in case things don't go exactly as planned. A skull head badge combined with the black polished graphics give the Jedi a stealthy, menacing aura – this bike looks ready for some serious hard charging. The frame is available in anodized black, with several different link colors, including a limited edition green that is color matched to DVO's new Emerald fork.

Canfield Brothers 2014 Jedi

Suspension Design

The Jedi uses a parallel link suspension layout, where two aluminum links are in place between the front and rear triangle. For 2014 the bike's kinematics have been tweaked slightly to give it a more linear suspension rate, although the large amount of rearward travel that the bike is known for remains unchanged. While slightly rearward axle paths are fairly common, the Jedi takes things a step further – the back wheel has a full 2.5” of rearward movement as it goes through its travel. The intention of this design is to keep the bike from hanging up on square edge bumps, the type of obstacles that sap forward momentum. To deal with the chain growth and pedal feedback that can accompany such a large amount of rearward travel, a titanium idler pulley is located above the chain ring, in line with the bottom bracket. Canfield also incorporates short 16” (406.4mm) chainstays to allow the Jedi to remain nimble with their rearward arc suspension design.

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Canfield Brothers' New Cranks

The revised frame isn't all that Canfield has up their sleeve for 2014. A new crankset aimed at the all-mountain and DH crowd is on the way, and will be available for 68/73 and 83mm bottom bracket shells, with 155, 160, 165, and 170mm lengths. The crankarms and spindle are made from 7075 aluminum, and will be spiderless chainring compatible, perfect for running a thick-thin-thick ring sans chainguide. A slight ridge has been machined onto the face of the cranks to help prevent the finish from wearing prematurely due to heel rub. The weight for the crank and bottom bracket starts at 738 grams for the 155mm version, and slightly increases with the longer lengths. MSRP is $275 USD for the arms and bottom bracket, or $325 for the cranks, BB and spider or MRP Bling Ring.

Canfield Brothers 2014 Jedi

www.canfieldbrothers.com


222 Comments

  • 154 51
 it looks like a Demo, but nicer!
  • 73 120
flag bmxrace121 (Feb 7, 2014 at 14:17) (Below Threshold)
 I hope your joking.
  • 91 27
 no I am not!
  • 44 9
 exactly my same feelings. this is beautifully badass
  • 17 18
 It's true! It's a pretty demo! Big Grin
  • 19 5
 On that note I am selling a demo frame if anyone wants one, to get a JEDI!
  • 54 4
 the suspension design is quite a bit different than the demo...
  • 42 5
 Everyone and there mom has a demo. This is unique and truly gorgeous. I definitely prefer this to a demo
  • 12 2
 I would really like to demo that Jedi... Seriously, I want to ride one now.
  • 17 27
flag elanto (Feb 7, 2014 at 16:03) (Below Threshold)
 How long til speccy sue them for their top linkage piece lol
  • 19 4
 bmxrace121- I'm with you... The Jedi looks nothing like a Demo at all. The Jedi does look like it's about 8lbs lighter just for the frame then the Demo tho..

Just for the people that think it looks like a Demo, here is a link of just a Demo frame to compare bikes. I didn't want you to get all confused and say they look the same just cause they have the same cranks and chain guide.
www.pinkbike.com/photo/10430052
  • 16 16
 BEST looking BIKE for 2014 .
  • 6 24
flag sask250 (Feb 7, 2014 at 17:36) (Below Threshold)
 looks like a session
  • 7 2
 He changed his comment right after I posted that. Before it just said looks like a demo. I completely agree that it looks much nicer then a demo. One of the better looking bikes out there....
  • 3 5
 I had to, so you know I was not joking!
  • 4 1
 I think it definitly has a similar look to the demo at first glance. It's the front triangle, it looks just like the demo and that's what stands out the most. But with that said the rear end and the suspension/linkage are nothing alike.
  • 6 2
 why does most of the people hate the demo? I personally think it is a great bike even if it has a one or two geometry problems
  • 4 1
 I dont hate it I just think its over used and honestly Im sick of seeing every kid in whistler riding one! Big Grin but I do know they are good bikes.
  • 1 0
 @jay I just thought you were making a looks like a ...... joke
  • 11 2
 Thats a really nice build and the new single pivot Jedi is looking pimp in all black. I think it's hilarious how companies have started out with neon ugly frames in the 90's, then 2000 everything was black, then 2008 back to neon , now they going back to black again. Take note: matte black paint with gloss black logos, just think about it before you let your "designers" go buck wild with the 2015 frames. 2018 we want see thru invisible frames. Do work!
  • 4 0
 Black is timeless.
  • 3 2
 Wouldnt the 2.5" rearward travel make the bike really weird to corner? The wheelbase would be a different length depending on where you sat in the travel. Id have to try one.
  • 3 3
 A demo crossed with a tr450
  • 3 1
 Its like the A-TEAM got their hands on a Demo(this is a good thing) - just needs a red stripe and spoiler!
  • 1 0
 @rexbikes :

"Canfield also incorporates short 16” (406.4mm) chainstays to allow the Jedi to remain nimble with their rearward arc suspension design."
  • 4 1
 Not enough seat stays to look like a Demo.
  • 2 5
 I think it looks like a cross between a wilson and a demo
  • 3 6
 yeah the linkage looks like an older demo and the shock placement looks like the wilson, i thought it would be lighter than the demo but its not Frown the demo is 7.8 lbs without shock the jedi is 9 lbs without shock.
  • 21 1
 Nothing like a demo. I rode for Canfield last season and these bike SLAY! It took me a bit to get used to the "sled-like" style. This is a bike that you dont ride on top of, more like behind. Point it at anything and as long as there is a jedi between you and any trail you will SMASH. These bikes are STABLE! When you rip through a corner it drops down, lengthens out (rearward travel) and leans back. SO SO SO FAST. The biggest confidence boost of my life. Also, they can pedal. WHAT?! I must be joking right? NO. Im dead serious. Won several Expert Enduro races on it. Northstar Enduro, Mammoth Kamikaze Enduro, etc. I won so many DH races on it that I wont even bother listing them. And im not being cocky, im giving credit to the bike.
One more thing. Canfield is composed of just 4 main guys and they are the COOLEST people you will ever meet. Fast, balsy, fun, dedicated, serious riders who want to make the sport greater. These are the kind of people that we as riders need to support if we truly care about where this sport is going.
Selling my 2013 right now!
  • 3 1
 Look again.. Not a single pivot
  • 8 3
 Why is everyone saying, looks like a demo, looks like this, looks like that. It's A Damn 2014 Jedi. That's it.
  • 2 1
 damn nice bike
  • 1 1
 thanks a lot!
  • 2 3
 i think it looks like a Canfield Jedi
  • 28 1
 If Darth Vader rode bicycles...
  • 24 1
 Every dipshit on this site has to play the looks like a.......game because they obviously can't tell one platform from another. The parallel link vs horst. Just shows how many morons are members propping demo comments. Read the article and understand what rearward travel is because it's nothing like a demo and not the evil empire specialized by any stretch.
  • 20 3
 Looks more like something from The Dark Side!! Nicee
  • 7 1
 Speaking of. Any idea when they will be making a bike called "Sith"?
  • 1 0
 Sith?

www.pinkbike.com/photo/10523344

FYI, this is a '13, not '14...and it's for sale to fund my '14 Big Grin
  • 21 4
 that is one sexy bike!!!!
  • 3 2
 Its STUNNING!
  • 5 0
 I had the very first generation of this bike after I traded my Canfield fatty fat for the Jedi.. Loved that bike! Really fast, and handles steeps and big drops effortlessly. This years is really sick! The brothers are super cool to deal with also. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • 6 1
 Beautiful bike.
Anyone know what the pedals are? Their sexy.
Sorry if i missed it in the article. Its been a long day.
Also 155mm cranks sound interesting. People with demos may be able to pedal a little easier
  • 2 0
 canfield pedals, on their website i asume
  • 6 0
 The pedals are our re-issue of our original pedals, now named the Crampon Classics. They retail for $120 and come in eight colors.a href="http://canfieldbrothers.com/store/index.php/components/canfield-brothers-crampon-classic-pedals.html" title="Crampon Classics">Crampon Classics/a>
  • 2 1
 Where are all the idler haters!?! or when its american made does it not count ?
  • 1 1
 Those pedals look sick! Don't know if i like them or not
  • 6 0
 Canfield's pedals are the best pedals that I have ever ridden. They are the only ones ill be riding from now on!
  • 4 0
 I didn't even know Canfield did pedals (my apologies, Can-fans), but now that I've seen those things I'm seriously considering getting a pair shipped over. Wow such thin so blingy.
  • 1 0
 Another vote for the best pedal of all time!
  • 1 0
 awesome pedals!
  • 3 0
 I own 2 Jedi's, 08' & 13' models, both bikes are amazing to ride. I'll never ride any other bike. All the guys at Canfield Bros. are awesome to deal with. Go ahead and try the Jedi, you won't be disappointed! Even their other bike "The One" is top off the line too. I run that bike DH, FR, & DJ. Very similar bikes and geometry.
  • 3 0
 When I 1st saw they'd taken the tube between the top and down tubes that was on all previous Jedis, I was a bit gutted... however, now my eyes have had time to adjust, I'm dribbling... she's a beaut
  • 7 1
 some dumb motherfuckers posting here.
  • 4 0
 Amen
  • 3 0
 Yourself and noskidmarks really tried your best to explain to people what makes this bike perform the way it does. I think some people have been listening to what their KNOW IT ALL friends have been telling them for far too long and believing that major players in the biking world are the only companies that know what they are doing when it comes to designing frames and linkages. I def dont claim to fully understand exactly how every linkage design works but i do believe there are real benefits with this design. First time i seen a zerode i told myself id own 1 some day, that day hasnt come yet, but i think if you ride something that you feel comfortable with then thats all that matters. If you are confident on your bike then thats what is going to make you ride well. Zerodes just tick a lot of boxes for me ( for looks and functionality ) but am sure this canfield will feel good to ride if the doubters out there give it a chance. Its down to personal opinion at the end of the day, and this is just mine
  • 2 0
 Im a bit of a lone wolf so I'm frequently late to the game but I should have recognized a clue when I saw Canfield as a sponsor at the last shoot the trails event. Heck just today I was behind a Subaru decked out in Canfield stickers. Welcome guys...Canfield, kona, transition...we got it going on up here.
  • 2 0
 Thanks KevJam, We are stoked be located in Bellingham now!
  • 7 1
 beauty
  • 5 0
 Looks more like a Sith to me.
  • 3 1
 I have seen a few of these bikes at bike parks, but don't have a clue what the purpose of bringing the chain up to the upper pulley is. Could someone explain it to me? I am sure there is a reason why it is done like that.
  • 3 5
 better chain retention and also allows for longer chain that makes that amazing linkage possible
  • 1 0
 Upon reading, I think it is because in their design they incorporated 2.5" of rearward travel and the pulley is to help stop chain growth. Learn something new every day!
  • 7 2
 Read the article. Lot of rearward travel, so you have to compensate the chain growth.
  • 4 1
 Look at the old session 10 or the Zerode. It keeps chain growth under control
  • 5 1
 Along the same lines as a Balfa BB7. It puts the chain in better line with a high pivot. Makes for a better pedaling bike too.
  • 5 1
 Isolates pedaling and suspension forces from one another.
  • 5 0
 Without the idler, the extension of the rear end would cause the chain to tug back onto the cranks. The idler eliminates that
  • 2 0
 Do those chainstay length numbers include the amount that length grows just by sitting on the bike at 30% sag? Just curious cause if the chainstay growth was linear, then 30% of 2.5 inches is just over 20mm.
  • 5 0
 Can't wait to try mine. The bike is brutal ! Nicest sled of 2014 easy.
  • 3 0
 This bike is dope! The head tube badge is the shit. This is not a horst link so it would not behave at all like a demo. Not even close!
  • 3 1
 Every dipshit on this site has to play the looks like a.......because they obviously can't tell one platform from another. The parallel link vs horst. Just shows how many morons are members propping demo comments.
  • 1 0
 I'm struggling with the geometry of the linkages here. When you say "2.5 inches of rearward wheel movement" do you mean that the wheelbase extends by a maximum of 2.5" at some point during the travel, or that out of all the travel 2.5" of it have a rearward path?
  • 2 0
 All of the travel=wheel will move backwards 2.5".
Wheelbase won't necessarily extend 2.5" as forks/front wheel are traveling back at a similar angle.
  • 1 0
 Got it, so the rear backwards component of the rear axle path travel = 2.5 inches in total.
  • 3 0
 The 2.5 rearward refers to the change in chain stay length, BB to rear axle, point to point. Think of it as both wheels are moving back and away from the bump equally keeping the wheel base close to the same all the way through travel. Normally you would have dramatic pedal kick but the pulley wheel eliminates that keeping your feet better planted on the pedals with less feeling of impact.
  • 3 0
 With the Jedi, not just the front wheel but both wheels move backward as they move through their vertical travel. Maybe I'm just used to riding it for so many years, but that makes it feel stable and predictable to me. The front wheel moves backward because the head angle on the fork... so I figure, why not the rear wheel too?

When plowing through a rock garden, both front and rear suspension of the jedi behave in the same way. It is also predictable on good sized jumps such as dirt merchant or a-line. You would think that the rearward axle path on the rear wheel would make trajectory off of a jump unpredictable. But for me it actually seems more predictable.

It's hard to describe so I say go and check one out yourself!

The reason the design isn't widespread I think has to do with the need for an idler pulley to negate chain growth, etc. People think it would be problematic or heavy or something. Yet for the benefits it provides, the tradeoff is worthwhile. In real life, that idler pulley causes zero problems and yet enables a fantastic suspension design.
  • 1 0
 63 deg head angle! DH bikes are getting so slack these days, it would put me off buying a new frame. Had a go on a friend's Glory a while back and it felt way too slack for the speeds and tight trails I was using it on. I can see why the pros want a slack HA for stability at speed but the majority of us ride considerably slower... I remember the 1st-gen V10 being criticised for being too slack when it came out, about 65 deg I think (and they steepened it for the 2nd-gen) but now most DH frames are way slacker than that. My old 2004 V10 had great handling, nimble enough in the tech but stable on flat-out tracks and steep corners - my previous bike and my current '05 Foes are both about 67.5 and feel sketchy on the steeps, although the Foes seems more agile on flatter tracks.
  • 2 0
 I had a chance to talk to Lance Canfield for a bit and pedaled this baby around the parking lot at bootleg canyon last weekend. Definitely a bike I would love to ride, it's hella smooth!
  • 5 0
 best looking Jedi yet
  • 4 0
 the 2.5" rearwards travel sounds awesome!
  • 4 0
 Anyone in the market for a 2013 Demo!
  • 3 0
 Having owned and ridden canfield bikes since my 2006 formula, all I can say is WOW! Can't wait to get mine!
  • 1 0
 If i didnt have a nice looking norco aurum i'd go for this...chainstay length is no misprint? Almost like a dirt bike...numbers on your hp look pretty nimble...id love to try one in the park.
  • 3 1
 I like the 230mm of travel! More the better! Now we just need forks to catch up.
  • 3 1
 Monster Ts.
  • 3 0
 Or an avalanche.
  • 3 0
 Super Monster. 300mm travel.
  • 1 0
 I have a Super Monster, A monster T and a Stratos Super. But I would like a modern fork that is more than 200mm
  • 3 0
 I have a 2013 jedi. It was the best bike I can imagine. Until now.
  • 1 0
 I'm actually looking at buying one of these. Has anyone put any time on one? It's pretty much the only bike with this type of rearward suspension.
  • 2 0
 I have been riding a 2010 Jedi for the last 3 seasons. The rearward travel definitely smooths out the rough trails better than anything else on the market. You won't find a smoother riding bike. The frame is extremely well built and is made to last. The only thing that this bike doesn't excel at is jumping. Its not bad but it definitely takes some getting used too. And as others have stated the customer service is top notch.
  • 2 0
 Zerode, Brooklyn and Ghost to name a few share a similar rearward axle path. None quite as much as the Canfield tho I don't think.
  • 2 0
 I own 2 Jedi's, 08' & 13' models, both bikes are amazing to ride. I'll never ride any other bike. All the guys at Canfield Bros. are awesome to deal with. Go ahead and try the Jedi, you won't be disappointed! Even their other bike "The One" is top off the line too. I run that bike DH, FR, & DJ. Very similar bikes and geometry.
  • 2 0
 I got my 2012 last year, it was love at first ride. Everyone at Canfield was amazing in answering any and all questions. It destroys anything I throw it. Can't wait for April.
  • 8 0
 I tried every bike I could get my hands on for years and knew it was all over after only minutes on the Jedi. The control it gives you is like cheating. The faster you go the more in control you seem to feel. The new design is said to improve pedaling performance and pops off jumps better because of the linear travel. I'll just mention a few things but I could go on and on about how nicely the bike rides. The chain growth takes very little time to adjust to if any time at all. As with most bikes, as the bike goes through the travel the angle of the front fork causes the bike to shrink in its wheelbase length whereas the jedi keeps about the same wheelbase length as the rear suspension follows a similar line as the fork. The two wheels work perfectly together on landings. This bike kills!
  • 2 0
 You nailed it....
  • 1 0
 I have this 2014 jedi at my house-its insane, thats all i have to say for now!
  • 1 0
 the chainstay is really short when the bike is unloaded which is nice for the stunt crow. What is the actual chainstay length under proper 30% sag?
  • 2 0
 440 chain stay. But the overall length stays about the same since the rear wheel follows a similar path as the front fork when they compress.
  • 2 0
 I think I'm the only one who was more focused on the cool pedals.. whoops. Bike is fucking sick too.. but the pedals.....
  • 2 0
 Pedals and cranks are what caught my eye to be honest, the bike looks good too but am loving some of those components.
  • 4 0
 Pedals have been out for years. They are the shit
  • 2 0
 I dont doubt it for a second, they look so good
  • 2 0
 Love the look of that and love that music on the vid, pure class in every way Canfield
  • 1 2
 After all , is a nice design and lot of engineering, but it is not costs effective.
I'm talking about what a 3,150.00 plus tax frame can do so way freaking diferent from other artesian frame builders like, Titus, Foes, Nuvinci, etc etc..that meke me pay hundreds more...
Nice job, excellent craftsmanship, looks so technological....try something more cost effective, today we are in a more competitive market. Remember the BlackBerry, or the Palm? Even I phones are in giving the fight against Samsung.....This is the point! Cost efficiency!
  • 2 0
 Tainos bikes is the shit bro you don't no to you ride it _____O^O_____
  • 1 0
 You are the man dude! You were sharing trail with Shawn Palmer before some guys here learn how to fix a flat...
  • 3 0
 thats sick
  • 3 1
 Doesn't get much better than that Drool
  • 3 1
 Nice friggin rig, good to see a new downhill bike !!!!!
  • 2 0
 I would sell my demo and my ass, for this stunner xD
  • 2 0
 happy to see a 2014 with 150x12
  • 1 0
 Have been a 150 x 12 for close to a decade.
  • 1 0
 true that, but I've noticed some bikes are coming out with larger nowdays aurum for example I really don't wana change my wheels if I buy new frame or vice versa!
  • 2 0
 That is a crazy sick looking ride.. Want it..need it…Tasty..
  • 3 1
 WoW it looks like a Bike!
  • 2 0
 I heard they dropped the XL sizing for the 2014. This disappoints me.
  • 1 0
 The size of the jedi XL was a big part of what drew me to them.
  • 1 0
 We dropped the XL and lengthened the TT, 1/2 size bigger per size.
  • 1 0
 So the current L is still 1/2 size smaller than the 2013 XL?... Do you know the effective TT length of a 2014 size Large Jedi?...
  • 1 0
 The 2013 XL has a 62.2cm effective TT, and the 2014 L has a 61cm effective TT The 2013 XL has a 57cm actual TT, and the 2014 L has a 54.9 actual TT
  • 2 0
 The force is strong with this one...
  • 1 0
 Whats up with this nice "pop" from the short wheelbase 2013 frames with les travel? Looks like a plow machine?
  • 1 0
 Defo gorgeous bike and in the words of the jedi " may the force be with u " and believe it looks awesome
  • 1 0
 Trust me, haters, this bike rides amazing. Try one before you decide. So fast and nimble. Eats up everything.
  • 1 0
 I have 3 jedi's 06, 08,11 there all good, none better than the other, Never saw a can cracked, or heard of it..
  • 1 0
 So much travel, and so slack. That thing is a tank. A beautiful tank
  • 2 2
 I would take the Front end of this Jedi and mash it with the new rear end of TR500! You's have a badass DH bike!
  • 1 0
 Why they edit the landings? I want to see the movements of the linkages.
  • 1 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUKLAs3ATI#t=111 you can see the linkage moving here, on I think a 2011 or 2012 version of the frame, but you get the general idea.
  • 1 0
 Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Hope to see vader racing one of these in the worlds this year
  • 2 0
 Lookin gooood
  • 1 0
 looks like a heckler. nope jk
  • 1 0
 what pedals are on this bike????? anyone know?
  • 3 0
 Canfield Classics.
  • 1 0
 those pedals look like those things to walk on the snow dude!!
  • 1 0
 Looks like a bad ass Canfield !!thats what it looks like
  • 1 1
 Looks like a... great bike. Although i have to say that the Jedi is not going to be "the one" for me.
  • 1 0
 looks like a wilson/demo baby
  • 3 2
 What would YODA say?
  • 3 2
 "Ride this bike, you have to."
  • 3 6
 Indeed.. Demo, this bike is like.
  • 3 0
 This bike handles nothing like a demo.. The upper linkage may look a little similar but look at the lower linkage. Thats where the magic happens.
  • 2 1
 Looksd like a Trek.
  • 1 1
 It kinda looks like a trek session
  • 1 1
 Good lord some of those welds are terrible!
  • 8 10
 The welding looks awful. But mad props to the Canfield bros for being in the game so long and not giving up.
  • 3 0
 This may have been a preproduction run as their shipments have not arrived for the public yet. That could explain less than tidy welds. We shall see.
  • 2 0
 ^ too much sense spoken, there is
  • 3 0
 Usually their welds are first rate. As a welder myself, I can say these ones are less than tidy, but there is nothing about them that suggests any weakness.
  • 3 0
 @foghorn1 - Agreed. I inspect structural welds every day at work. The only weld I can honestly say I think should change is the weld between the top tube and the gusset at the head tube. I would like to see it as one continuous weld. But I don't know what their weld prep looks like on this piece. After reviewing further, there is a transition in the gusset at that start point, so this is probably a multiple pass weld. The weld that continues to the corner is the root pass and then they throw a cap pass over the arguably higher stress riser area closer to the head tube.

None of these welds have any issues I would fail them for structurally, and most of them are very nice looking. I would wager this is a pre-production frame, and given the Canfield Bros attention to detail I strongly agree that production frames will be B E A-utiful.
  • 4 4
 Welding is terrible.
  • 2 0
 No, the jedi frames have nice welding work!
  • 2 0
 As a welder myself, I say it could be much better.
  • 2 0
 I read most of the comments and was wondering when someone would mention those welds, especially along that gusset wow. None the less this is one bad ass sled. If you build a smaller 170-180mm version, less slack, and without the ugly gusset, I'm in.
  • 1 0
 Their welds usually look better than that. www.pinkbike.com/photo/9469555
  • 1 0
 True, they could be more tidy, but they look plenty strong. Pic are probably of a pre production model.
  • 1 0
 Having owned 4 canfields, let me reassure you that the welds are immaculate on frames shipped to customers. That's one of the things they're known for.
  • 2 5
 Looking forward to seeing the am 650b bike soon, hopefully.
I'm assuming the welds will be cleaner on the production bikes...right?
  • 2 0
 650 is not necessary, this is a bike industry hype for make big business with us costumer.. Looks like they think we are stupid!.
  • 1 0
 Canfield does make a 650b bike. the Balance is there new all mountain bike, both 26"and 650b compatible.
  • 3 0
 The Balance has one incredibly sexy frame
  • 3 0
 Indeed it is! It is a unbelievable ride! Climbs like a niner hard tail, descends like a Jedi!!
  • 2 0
 According to KillingtonVT, the new CB AM bike will debut this fall. I guess they had some production delays? I am actually sort of sad they discontinued The One. Good thing I built a 2011 frame up a year ago!

I really liked the concept of The One, and I felt it was the ultimate quiver killer. Moving to a shorter travel (150mm) AM specific frame is in my opinion an incorrect move on the Canfield's part, but I am not their marketing director, lol. Since it is a Canfield I am sure it will be the tits, but it's still disappointing nonetheless.

I like the fact that I can have 8" of rear travel and still out pedal most bikes weighing 8 lbs less with 3" less travel. And I can throw my Boxxer on the front and The One feels just at home in the park as any other DH specific bike (except maybe the Jedi, or an EVIL, cause those are dead sexy too).
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