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Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

The big-wheel revolution continues with the 2016 Nimble 9, featuring a 342 gram weight savings over its predecessor, new custom sliding dropouts and an even more compliant ride. When the the Bros. built the N9, took what they loved about the revolutionary Yelli Screamy, and set about crafting a 4130 chromoly steel bike that looked good and rode better. The Nimble 9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with a slack head angle, short chainstays (adjustable down to 16.25 inches via sliding dropouts) and clearance for 2.5-inch tires. Whether you’re running gears or building the ultimate singlespeed, the Nimble 9 is ready to take it on.


2016 Nimble 9 colors and packages available on our webstore.

2016 Features:

  • 29″ All Mountain
  • 4130 chromoly steel
  • 67.7° head angle with a 120mm fork, 66.7°/140mm fork
  • Adjustable 16.25“ – 16.9” chainstays
  • 342g lighter than our 2015 Nimble 9
  • New, lighter custom sliding 142mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included
  • Stealth dropper cable routing
  • ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance
  • Removable direct mount front derailleur block
  • Two water bottle bosses

2016 Nimble 9 Geo:

Metric Small Medium Large X-Large
Top Tube Length (Effective) 562mm 578mm 596mm 617mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 541mm 552mm 563mm 575mm
Reach 376mm 394mm 412mm 432mm
Stack 575mm 589mm 594mm 598mm
Seat Tube Length 405mm 456mm 507mm 533mm
Wheel Base 1064mm-1097mm 1081mm-1114mm 1100mm-1133mm 1121mm-1154mm
Head Tube Angle 120mm Fork 67.7° 67.7° 67.7° 67.7°
Head Tube Angle 140mm Fork 66.7° 66.7° 66.7° 66.7°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Chainstay Length 412.75mm-429.3mm 412.75mm-429.3mm 412.75mm-429.3mm 412.75mm-429.3mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 53mm 53mm 53mm 53mm
Head Tube length 100mm 115mmm 120mm 125mm
*Geo based on 120mm RS Yari (531mm a to c) unless otherwise noted
*140 HA based on 140mm Pike (551mm a to c)
Standard Small Medium Large X-Large
Top Tube Length (Effective) 22.1 22.7 23.5 24.3
Top Tube Length (Actual) 21.3 21.7 22.1 22.6
Reach 14.8 15.5 16.2 17
Stack 22.6 23.2 23.4 23.6
Seat Tube Length 16 18 20 21
Wheel Base 41.93-43.22 42.59-43.87 43.33-44.62 44.13-45.42
Head Tube Angle 120mm Fork 67.7° 67.7° 67.7° 67.7°
Head Tube Angle 140mm Fork 66.7° 66.7° 66.7° 66.7°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Chainstay Length 16.25-16.9 16.25-16.9 16.25-16.9 16.25-16.9
Bottom Bracket Drop 2 2 2 2
Head Tube length 3.9 4.5 4.8 4.9
*Geo based on 120mm RS Yari (531mm a to c) unless otherwise noted
*140 HA based on 140mm Pike (551mm a to c)

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Build Specs:

2016 Nimble 9

  • Recommend fork lengths – 100mm – 140mm
  • Headset – 44mm upper and lower cups
  • Front derailleur – Shimano direct mount – top pull/single bolt, or Sram HO series
  • Bottom bracket – 73mm, threaded
  • Seatpost – 30.9mm, stealth dropper compatible
  • Seatpost clamp – 35.0mm
  • Rear dropout spacing – 142x12mm, Canfield axle included
  • Brake mount – IS

Cable Bundles

When designing the cable layout, it was very important to not exclude anyone with any build set up. We have some customers who build their bike as single speed, we also have riders who take advantage of every cable actuated bolt-on component available. We knew that with our diverse customer base, we needed a solution that would work for EVERYONE.

Enter the Cable Bundles… Whether you are running 1 cable or 4, 1 set of cable bundles is all you need to keep your lines tight fitting and clean.
Canfield Brothers 2014 Nimble 9 cable routing


Dropout Hardwear Configuration

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