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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.”


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.


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.


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 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


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

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