Canfield Brothers may be best known for its big hit trail bikes. But the Washington-state based company also makes some pretty fun hardtails. This week the ‘Bros announced the fourth generation of their steel Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail featuring boost hub spacing and updated geometry.
The Nimble 9 Boost combines the much-loved ride quality of a steel frame with a slack 66.5-degree head angle and stubby chainstays adjustable down to 413mm via sliding dropouts, making it a likely candidate for singlespeed duty. Reach is stretched by more than an inch on all sizes for a roomier cockpit, and seat tubes are shortened for increased maneuverability when riders drop the saddle.
“The Nimble 9 is more versatile than ever,” said Lance Canfield, owner and designer. “Whether you’re a masochist who wants to build a singlespeed or bikepacking rig, or you just want keep it real with an aggressive all-mountain steel hardtail, this bike can do it.”
Nimble 9 Boost Features
- 2.5” tire clearance
- 4130 chromoly steel frame
- Increased reach and shorter seat tube
- 66.5° head angle w/ 140mm fork
- Custom sliding boost 148mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
- Adjustable 413mm-429mm chainstays
- Stealth cable routing
- Sparkle metallic painted finish
- ED black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance
- Removable direct mount front derailleur block
- Two water bottle bosses
Available in sparkle metallic black, blue, green, or bronze in S, M, L and XL, the Nimble 9 Boost frame sells for $749 at www.canfieldbrothers.com.