Added a comment about product review Jedi (master) 5/3/2015 9:03 AM
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The above post is On the 2014 Jedi.

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Added a comment about product review Jedi (master) 5/3/2015 9:03 AM
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I've waited to post a review on this bike, I now feel like I have had sufficient time on the 2014 Jedi and have a feel for its riding characteristics. Here are my thoughts:

I've decided that defining a Bike in a review can be difficult if not impossible. How does one do it when the ride is an experience, an emotion, a feeling one has when on the bike. I could explain its crazy stability or its ability to eat any rough you can toss at it. I could rave about the genius of the frame's design and how it makes the bike feel like it wants to go faster than you ever have, being playful and flickable while staying planted to the ground; I can tell you about the zero stiction of its engagement and how it it so smooth it is difficult to tell when the landing took place; or the improved fit you feel when in the cockpit. I could say what so many have about the company and the unmatched service that I've never seen matched anywhere. But that is not what I'm going to do

They are all just words that come short when attempting to explain what you feel and experience when on this thing. I think to state these things are important, but they miss the spirit of mountain biking. Years of refinement and work doesn't just create a functioning machine, it creates life, a source in which to connect with the world around you.

I would describe the Jedi as The Perfect Storm, happiness on two wheels, a breaking freedom that you can't get from other rides. The experience you have during a ride on the Jedi is one of being one with your bike and the land. A source to experience the trail under you and the sweat that went into making the trail. While riding the Jedi a moment of awareness often enters your mind and you are left in awe at what this bike has created and the access to freedom it offers.

When I set out to find and ride the best bikes made I discovered something else. Its not about how shinny, expensive, the design, or how well made the bike is. Its what that bike opens up you and how well it allows you to connect with life around you. The Jedi does this for me. It gives me what I've always wanted and not even known I've wanted. So when I say it is awesome it is because I feel awesomeness when riding it. You sense the love and devotion that Canfield went to when working on it. Its not just another nice bike out there, its not just a bike, it is The Bike.

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Updated bike check dayne.grant.1's Canfield Brothers 4/20/2013 7:49 AM
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Added a comment about product review Canfield The One 4/8/2013 8:38 PM
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If there is one point i'd like to make it is to try it (or any other bike for that matter) before you turn it off. I've spent the last two years on a search for the bike that works best for me and my riding(half downhill and half flat tech and climbs). Bikes that were in the running that I tried: Giant reign, faith, vt; trek scratch, session, remedy; specialized demo8, big hit, sx trail, stuntjumper, enduro; scott voltage, genius; devinci wilson; kona stinky, entourage, operator, cadabora, process, santori; ironhorse 7.7; rocky mountain flatline; transition 450; GT ruckus, fury, sensor, force, i-drive; Cannandale jekl,claymore, intense 951; jamis dakar xl; Commencal supreme; santa cruz vpp. Many of these bikes were awesome, but I love the Canfield one and jedi the most so far. And I know what I like(fluid and plush) isn't what another is going to like. Hence the advice to find what works best for you.

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Added a comment about product review Canfield The One 4/7/2013 9:47 PM
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This sounds like a good example of an assumption. I'll make two of my own that I may be wrong about-you own a sorted 4-5 inch trail bike, and your've never ridden a canfield. I used to believe the same thing and now I'm eating my old words. Maybe I'll eat them again. But in my defense one thing I've actually done is try every "sorted" bike I can get my hands on from xc to DH and attempted the same climbs. What I've found is the canfield can climb anything I've ever climbed on another bike, but with more ease. My next comparison will be with the specialized epic 29er. I'm not saying I will never find a bike that doesn't climb as well, I just haven't yet. And I will have a new video to post of it was well. To show that I'm not just blowing hot air. This is one video that shows just one of the trial comparisons I've done. http://www.pinkbike.com/video/280836/ And I'm not a canfield rep, As soon as I find a better bike I'll be buying it.

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I use to have a "one". This review seems too good to be true but it's actually super accurate. If you're not looking to race uphill on this thing but you still like a bike to be spry while pedaling uphill this thing is the ticket. No compromises on this thing coming down and vey...more

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Added a comment about product review Jedi (master) 1/7/2013 8:56 PM
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Let me clarify, when I say the Jedi can climb I am referring to short, steep, rocky climbs. The suspension keeps the rear tire stuck to the ground. As long as I can turn the pedals to keeps going up. The x fusion I run has a 50lb heavier spring for my weight and the shock's stiffer mid stroke helps it not suck energy while still working wonders on the DH. I would not recommend it for all flat and uphill riding. For an all out DH bike it can climb if you want to use it for both. On flats I only feel a little more resistance than my all-mountain bike. It just keeps me in better shape

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