Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO updated for 2017

Carbon hardtail gets XL sizing, stealth dropper routing, new gloss finish

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Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO 2017 Updated

The EPO has a 66.8-degree headtube angle when paired with a 140mm fork.

Canfield Brothers has updated their EPO bike, the brand’s carbon-fiber hardtail 29er that’s engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding, with XL sizing, stealth dropper routing and a gloss black finish.

The first carbon-fiber bike from Canfield Brothers, the original EPO was released in 2015, and made waves with its sleek lines and aggressive all-mountain 29er geometry that Canfield Brothers first used with the Yelli Screamy.

Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO 2017 Updated

The new XL frame gets 467mm reach and 657mm, making the cockpit even roomier for large riders.

The EPO has a 66.8-degree headtube angle when paired with a 140mm fork for stable descending, and short 16.3” (414mm) chainstays for nimble handling. The new XL frame gets 467mm reach and 657mm, making the cockpit even roomier for large riders.

Frame weight is 3 pounds (1,450-gram). Carbon weaves of varying thickness add strength and lateral stiffness where it counts to ensure the EPO is tough enough, while allowing for a vertically compliant ride.

Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO 2017 Updated

Highlights include 142×12 rear through-axle as well as ISCG mounts and 1x or front derailleur compatibility and a threaded bottom bracket for creak-free riding.

New stealth dropper routing makes for a cleaner build. Other details include 142×12 rear through-axle as well as ISCG mounts and 1x or front derailleur compatibility and a threaded bottom bracket for creak-free riding.

“As our first carbon fiber frame, the EPO continues our tradition of making bikes that we want to ride,” said Lance Canfield, co-owner and designer. “And that includes hardtail 29ers that are as much fun pointed downhill and in the air as they are efficient on the way up. And with the EPO’s carbon frame, we really created a bike that we love to look at almost as much as we love to ride it.”

Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO 2017 Updated

Frame weight is 3 pounds (1,450-gram).

The EPO is available in gloss black with white graphics in M, L and XL and retails for $1,499 as a frame, or $3,899 as a complete Factory Build featuring Canfield’s C2 components wheels, cranks and chainring, Shimano XT brakes and components, Race Face Sixc cockpit and RaceFace Turbine Dropper.

For more info visit canfieldbrothers.com.

Digging on what Canfield Brothers has going on? So are we. Check out the Mtbr long term review of the Canfield Brothers Riot.

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  • Don says:

    I’d love to try one of these out.

  • 0Gravity says:

    Missed opportunity to increase to boost 148 sizing. I’m skeptical this new axle standard was necessary, but now that’s sweeping across most new bikes, there are a lot of buyers that won’t buy a new bike or wheelset that’s not boost

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