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Liked a comment on the item How It's Made: Mountain Bike Suspension 6/12/2015 11:46 AM

Keep in mind that this was made for a VERY general audience - so, yeah, some of the narration isn't 100% correct. But you get the idea. My favorite bit is the distinction between the inner and outer suspension forks, haha.

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/27/2015 12:12 PM
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We pushed the limit of travel vs the shortest chainstays possible so the seat tube gets offset forward and then slacked out to get your butt in the right spot. The TT is measured level with the top of the head tube but most people run their seat higher than that. If you measure effective seat tube angle at 32" (a typical inseam) the seat angle is closer to 74.5 degrees effective. Although this might still seem a bit on the steep side, with suspension, as soon as you sag into the travel the seat angle slackens out another couple degrees. Now we're down to about 72.5 degree effective seat tube angle which is spot on. All of this is a difficult balance but with our 15 years of experience and prototype testing before production, we knew we were on the right track. However, through our Riot testing, Chris and I agreed that we needed to go 1/2 degree steeper than the protos for the perfect uphill seat placement (the important part of seat angle).

Being a 29" wheeled bike, we knew a greater amount of customers would be on the tall side of the spectrum. We wanted to give a better range of fit for the majority. The reach sizing is one full size bigger than the Balance, however the effective TT is only slighty longer, about 1/4". This helps gives the Riot a "in the bike" feel. This also is a somewhat misleading number as it relates to the seat tube angle; those effective top tube numbers will get longer when you lift the seat to the proper pedaling height.

Both of these geometry aspects are what give you the ability to run a longer reach and a shorter stem, i.e. killer modern geo.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 7:16 PM

Pre-ordered mine last night

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 6:43 PM

Wowza!

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 6:43 PM

This bike looks sick! I love my Enduro 29er, but this has me drooling.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 6:43 PM

This bike looks like a 26, perfect proportions... I love it

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 6:39 PM

amazing! they didn't miss a thing. no compromise design. ultra short cs inspite of a dbl link. nice tt lengths and really good SO for a 9er. very nice lines as well. could be the small builders niche re; a design that's ahead of the game

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 2:40 PM

CB just keeps doing so much so right! EPO and now this! Proof that a rider owned company is where its at.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Lars Sternberg and His Dog Roxy 2/19/2015 3:08 PM

Best two minutes of my Thursday. And the best part: I'm going to watch it again for four. Thank you, Vital.

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