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After releasing the world's first production 29er with sub 17-inch chainstays in 2011, the Canfield Bros have cranked out several different wagon wheelers, but only hardtails to date. That is now set to change as they launch the Riot, a full suspension 29er trail bike. In keeping with the company's commitment to producing bikes that are fun to ride, the Riot features aggressive geometry and a frame that should be up for abuse.

2015 Canfield Brothers Riot Highlights

  • 7005 aluminum
  • Patent pending Canfield Balance Formula Suspension
  • 200mm x 57mm Cane Creek Inline included, DB Air CS upgrade option available
  • 140mm travel
  • Super short 414mm chainstays
  • 142 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
  • Stealth seatpost compatible
  • Tapered headtube
  • 15mm pivot bearings
  • Anodized black and factory raw frame options
  • Six link color options
  • Available in Small, Medium, Large and XLarge

“Ever since our first experience on the wagon-sized wheels, we always loved the 29er concept,” said Lance Canfield, owner and designer. “It just screams speed and charges through everything! Uphill, downhill - these wheels are fast. The downside was that most 29ers just weren't as fun to ride.”

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In order to put that fun factor back into the ride, Canfield went with super short 16.3-inch chain stays on the Riot, combined with 5.5-inches of travel from their "Balance Formula" suspension. Linear in the early part of travel, it provides slight ramp-up towards the end of the stroke as well as near 100% anti-squat characteristics. Such short stays on a 29er means no front derailleur, so the Riot is optimized for a 1x drivetrain.

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Closer inspection of the Riot reveals a 66.5-degree headangle, a 13.8-inch bottom bracket height, and a 140-mm fork that should all help ensure that the Riot is indeed a riot on the fun side of the mountain. The high degree of anti-squat coupled with a 74.5-effective seat tube angle conspire to get you easily back up the hill again for another run.

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The Riot frame will retail for $2,100 with a Cane Creek Inline shock, or $2,275 with an upgraded Cane CreekDB Air CS, and is available at CanfieldBrothers.com. Shipping August 2015.

Canfield Brothers Riot Frame Specs

  • Shock Specs – 200mm x 57mm, (22mm x 8mm and 36mm x 8mm hardware)
  • ŸRecommend fork length – 140mm
  • ŸHeadset – Tapered 44mm upper/49.6mm lower
  • ŸFront derailleur – Not available
  • ŸBottom bracket – 73mm, threaded
  • ŸSeatpost – 30.9mm, Stealth dropper compatible
  • ŸSeatpost clamp – 35mm
  • ŸRear dropouts – 142mm x 12mm, axle included
  • ŸISCG tabs – ISCG standard
  • ŸBrake mount – IS, international standard, (different than imaged)

Canfield Brothers Riot Geometry

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All images are prototype Riots. Production will see a few minor tweaks including upgraded rear dropouts.

More information at www.canfieldbrothers.com.

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