Canfield Brothers KDH Project With Jackson Goldstone

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The FUTURE…..Its a pretty bold term and mindset these days! From our history of building DH bikes dating back to 1999, the future is something we always talked about. What is the future going to bring? If you take a look at the history of other extreme sports, the youth have always served as the bridge between old generations and new one’s… The KDH is one of those projects that takes a look in what the future of DH mountain biking has in store!

When we started this project, we didn’t want to make just another kids full suspension bike. We wanted to produce a proper kids DH bike with slack angles, short stays and deep travel. We focused on a 120mm travel, concentric BB pivot design, built around 20” wheels. These features combined would allow for maximum standover, while giving the feel of a full DH bike, only scaled down for small riders.

The next stage was product testing. Since building custom long travel frames over the last 15 years, we have always done our own testing. But for the first time in our company history, we had the challenge of testing the bike to its fullest without any of us riding it. With the shortest person in our team being 5’6”, we sought a rider not only the right size, but one that also had the skill set to push the limits of our design. Enter Jackson Goldstone and a visit to Bellingham, WA for a short test session this past spring. Jackson’s first reaction on the KDH was, “the bike has so much suspension!” He was immediately charging new lines on our bike with confidence.

From this session our partnership developed and we are stoked to announce Jackson Goldstone as the official tester for our KDH project. Jackson will provide product feedback on our KDH, while giving it the punishment that no other place like Whistler can provide.

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We will release our finalized production aluminum KDH later this summer with complete build specs and pricing.

17 Responses to "Canfield Brothers KDH Project With Jackson Goldstone"
    • Whitesnake2 – Although we would LOVE to move forward on the KDH, we simply have not had enough interest in a $2500 + kids bike. We had a ton of fun testing and working with the Goldstones on this last year and are pretty bummed that we were not able to bring this to production.

  1. Guys I’m hell keen on the DH but as just moved my kids to 24″ wanted to go 24″ full suss. Are you going to make that great 20″ Jackson bike I a 24, and when and how much? And out of interest how much and when could I buy the 20″, even a demo roughie?

    • Rob – At this time we are still doing market research on our 20″ KDH. It has been AMAZING to see Jackson grow as a rider on this bike over the past season and we do hope at some point this will be a project we can bring to the market.

    • Our KDH is still in development. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a release date, however stoked to see the interest in this bike! Cheers!

    • Will – Thanks for the interest in our KDH. As we are still currently in development, we do not have a release date at this time.

    • We should have more info including release dates and pricing next month, (September). We are just finalizing the last of the build details.

    • The Maxxis Sniper is the best 20″ tire available. Jackson has been running this tire for a few seasons and it is the tire we will spec on our fully built KDH.

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