Canfield Brothers Releases Nimble 9 Boost


Nimble 9 (N9) owners have enjoyed varying success stuffing plus-sized 27.5″ tires in previous generations of the all-steel, all-mountain 29er we recently highlighted as one of the most capable, hardcore hardtails, but that changes with the introduction of the all-new, Nimble 9 Boost. While most N9 features have carried over for this newest iteration, the increasing interest in 27.5+ tires coupled with the rest of the advantages that Boost spacing offers, it’s yet another step towards progression that Canfield has never been afraid of. The Nimble 9 is also the first Canfield bike to get the hub width update.

From The Brothers

We don’t believe full suspension bikes should get to have all the fun–that’s why we crafted a 4130 chromoly 29er hardtail that’s ready to get rowdy. The N9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with our signature slack and low Canfield 29er all-mountain geo. Fresh for 2017, the N9 receives Boost 148 rear hub spacing, reach is stretched by more than an inch on all sizes for a roomier cockpit, and seat tubes are shortened for increased maneuverability when you drop the saddle. Whether you’re a masochist building a singlespeed or you just want keep it real with an aggressive all-mountain steel hardtail, the N9 is ready to roll.


When someone brings up Canfield, usually two words come to my mind: “downhill” and “fun.” And with names like “Riot,” “Nimble,” and “Yelli Screamy” (the full-suspension 29er, steel hardtail, and alloy hardtail, respectively), what else would you expect. But to say a Canfield bike is “fun” is such an understatement. With a history so rich in downhill biking, the Brothers’ sole focus on geometry designed to do nothing less than party on the mountain has translated well in the bikes they design.

Updated Features

  • Increased reach, shorter seat tube
  • Sliding 148 x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
  • 650b-plus compatible (up to 35i rims with 2.8″ tires)
  • More colors!!!

Same N9 Features

  • 29″ all-mountain geometry
  • 4130 chromoly steel
  • 66.5º head angle (140mm fork)
  • Adjustable 16.25″-16.9″ chain stays
  • Singlespeed adaptability
  • Stealth dropper cable routing
  • Sparkle metallic painted finish
  • Removable front derailleur mount
  • Two water boy bosses


Canfield Brothers offers all of their frames and a slew of Canfield build components, including wheels, cranks, pedals, and others, direct-to-consumer through their webstore, and discounts on those parts plus non-Canfield parts like forks and headsets when you bundle at check out. The new N9 retails for $749 and if you’ve no interest in the updates or want to get a killer deal on a N9, Canfield is blowing out the previous generation for $499.


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