Singletracks is preparing a massive mid-travel mountain bike mashup for this fall, and we’ll be sharing previews of each test bike as they come in this summer ahead of the full video and written reviews. If there’s something you want to know about any of these bikes, ask us in the comments and we’ll find an answer before the leaves begin to tumble. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified as soon as each video review drops.
Canfield’s Tilt is as unique amongst our other test bikes as the paper white aluminum frame makes it look. Canfield Bikes released the 138mm, 29er trail bike near the end of 2020, and as of now, they’re all sold out of the Tilt, except for the XLs. We’ve been getting a good sense of why those buyers aren’t just excited to have a new bike in 2021, but to have something like the Tilt.
With 138mm of travel in the rear, the Tilt comes with a 140mm fork. Our particular build has Cane Creek suspension front and rear with a Kitsuma rear shock and a Helm MkII fork. The rest of the build includes a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with 165mm-long crank arms, a ProTaper cockpit, an SDG saddle and dropper post, TRP Slate T4 brakes, and Canfield Special Blend rims with Spank hubs. The build retails for $4,900.
On the frame itself, there is clearance for 2.5″ tires in the rear, between short 425mm chainstays. There’s a threaded bottom bracket, and a steep 77° STA extending upward, with a reach of 450mm on our medium, and the HTA is 65°. The stout frame weighs 7.6lbs and the complete build is just shy of 32lbs. Not terrible for an alloy bike as sturdy feeling as this one.
Canfield of course uses the Canfield Balance Formula suspension platform on the Tilt, just like its other full-suspension bikes. This Walter White frame gets some ice blue linkage bits. We’ve been enjoying all of our rides on the Tilt and are excited to share the full review soon. Keep an eye out on our YouTube channel, as all the videos will appear there. Written trail bike reviews will debut in the fall on the home page.