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Liked a comment on the item Canfield Brothers on their Direct-to-Consumer Approach 3/29/2016 10:52 AM

Canfield seems like an awesome company that has quietly been making awesome products for a long while now. They're in my neighborhood now (PNW), so I'm looking forward to a trip up to their HQ to demo a couple bikes in the next month or two.

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The RAGE's BOS'd out 2015 Jedi. DAMN!

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Mohammed's 2013 Jedi! We've shared this build a few times on our FB page.

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Braston's 2011 Jedi build. The first year of the generation 2 Jedi.

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Bam - Another sweet DVO/Jedi build, this one with goodies from Raceface as well.

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Paul N's stealthy DVO/Jedi build. Lot's of hidden details on this one!

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Another rad DVO/Jedi build. BEAUTIFUL!

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Tyler Booth's 2015. One of the most blinged out Jedi's of 2015.

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Chris H's stealth 2015 build. LOVE it!

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Added a comment about photo Doug Guy's Canfield Jedi 1/11/2016 1:05 PM
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Doug Guy's 2014 Jedi. Vin also owned and rode this bike in our 2014 product launch video, SEND ME!

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Added a comment about photo 10 Tantalizing Canfield Jedi DH Bikes 1/11/2016 1:03 PM
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One of a kind, the only factory white Jedi ever produced. Stoked to see this build still getting love! Congrat's Brandon.

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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.

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jojotherider - See our reply above on the seat tube angle.

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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

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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

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We are booked to attend the Evergreen Festival at Duthie. It's going to cut it close with Riot production to have Riot demos there, but fingers crossed!

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