Canfield Brothers Balance


Our version of what a 160mm travel all mountain bike should be. Go anywhere, do anything!

The original Balance, released in 2006, was known as one of the first true mini DH bikes. While our 2nd generation Balance is aimed for all mountain use, it still retains our original Balance's aggressive heritage. The goal with the new version was to produce one of the most efficient pedaling bikes in it's class, while giving it the classic Canfield Brothers bump eating, DH performance. Designed around 27.5” wheels, however, the geo was configured to also allow the use of 26's.

After 10 years of development, we are proud to announce the 2015 Canfield Brothers Balance is in stock and shipping now.

● 6061 aluminum
● Patent pending Canfield Balance Formula suspension
● 27.5”/26” compatible
● 160mm travel
● 200mm x 57mm Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS included
● 142 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
● Stealth seatpost compatible
● Tapered headtube
● 15mm pivot bearings
● Replaceable rear derailleur hanger

For more info and geo charts, please see our info site.

Frame Packages:

Add any combination of these products to your frame order and receive the combined discount from each option. Discounts will be reflected in your shopping cart.

Option #1 - Frame and Headset
Canfield Brothers Balance and Headset
Add a Cane Creek 40 Series Headset to your frame order and receive the headset for $45, (regularly $62).
Cane Creek 40 Series Headset

Option #2 - Frame and Seatpost Clamp
Canfield Brothers Balance and Clamp
Add a Canfield Brothers Seatpost Clamp to your frame order and receive the seatpost clamp for $15, (regularly $20).
Seatpost Clamp

Option #3 - Frame and Pedals
Canfield Brothers Balance and Pedals
Add any of our Canfield Brothers Crampon Series Pedals to your frame order and receive a $20 discount on the package.
Crampon Pedals

Option #4 - Frame and Cranks
Canfield Brothers Balance and Cranks
Add a Canfield Brothers AM/DH Crank to your frame order and receive a $50 discount on the package.
AM/DH Cranks

Option #5 - Frame and Wheelset
Canfield Brothers Balance and Wheels
Add a Canfield Brothers 27.5" Wheelset to your frame order and receive a $75 discount on the package.

Option #6 - Frame and Chain Guide
Canfield Brothers Balance and Guide
Add an MRP AMG Chain Guide to your frame order and receive a $30 discount on the package.
MRP AMG Guides

Option #7 - Balance and BOS Deville TRC - $3075
Canfield Brothers Balance and BOS Deville TRC
BOS Deville TRC

Option #8 - Balance and Rock Shox Pike - $2875
Canfield Brothers Balance and Rock Shox Pike
Rock Shox Pike RCT3

Option #9 - Balance and MRP Stage - $2875
Canfield Brothers Balance and MRP Stage
MRP Stage

Latest Reviews

Vital MTB Balance
Balance Review
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"In a world where many bikes claim to be jacks of all trades, the Canfield stands apart thanks to its superb technical climbing performance, especially among those that prefer to rally on the way down."

Check Vitalmtb for full review -,7/Canfield-Brothers/Balance,13425#product-reviews/2009
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What I'm most impressed with is how incredibly well this Bike pedals. I've read about the "magical" Canfield suspension for quite a long time so I expected it to be good...But I'm pretty amazed. On fireroad and non-tech climbs it gives up little if anything to my Altitude which was a much lighter bike and no where near the descender the Balance is. The suspension has a great platform for my stand and hammer climbing style.
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Hi guys, I just came back from first riding session. The bike just blew me away. the suspension makes it ultimate mini dh platform. It is so snappy in corners even with 27.5. When Jumping, it feels like there is no end of travel in it. Here is few photos we put together with my friend.

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