Canfield Brothers ‘Boosts‘ Nimble 9 for 2017

Iconic steel hardtail 29er gets refreshed with updated geometry and Boost 148 hub spacing.


Canfield Brothers, high-end boutique mountain bike manufacturer, offers the fourth generation of its iconic steel Nimble 9 29er hardtail. This newest model features refinements which keep the brand at the top of their game.  

Fresh for 2017, the Nimble 9 Boost sports 148×12 Boost rear hub spacing. Then reach is stretched by more than an inch on all sizes for a roomier cockpit. Finally, seat tubes are shortened for increased maneuverability when riders drop the saddle.

The ‘˜Bros don‘t believe full suspension bikes should get to have all the fun. So when they built the original N9, they started with what they loved about the revolutionary Yelli Screamy (the first production 29er with sub 17-inch chainstays). From there they set about crafting a 4130 chromoly steel 29er hardtail that was ready to get rowdy.

In the latest version, the Nimble 9 combines the revered ride quality of a steel frame with a slack 66.5-degree head angle. Add to that some stubby chainstays adjustable down to 16.25 inches via sliding dropouts. This makes it a likely candidate for the most fun singlespeed possible, if you‘re into that sort of thing, and clearance for 2.5-inch tires.

“The Nimble 9 is a staple in our lineup,” said Lance Canfield, owner and designer. “We were the first to build truly fun big-wheeled bikes, and with a modern take on this classic. It‘s even more versatile than ever, whether you‘re a masochist who wants to build a singlespeed or bikepacking rig, or you just want keep it real with an aggressive all-mountain steel hardtail.”

Available in sparkle metallic black, blue, green and bronze in S, M, L and XL, the Nimble 9 Boost frame retails for $749 USD at

Canfield Brothers Nimble 9
Canfield Brothers Nimble 9
Nimble 9 Boost Features:

● 29’³ All Mountain

● 4130 chromoly steel

● Increased reach and shorter seat tube

● 66.5° head angle (w/ 140mm fork)

● Custom sliding Boost 148mm x 12mm rear dropouts, axle included

● Adjustable 16.25“ -16.9” chainstays

● Singlespeed-able

● Stealth cable routing

● Sparkle metallic painted finish

● ED Black treated for superior anti-corrosion resistance

● Removable direct mount front derailleur block

● Two water bottle bosses


Canfield Brothers produces the most sought after high-performance’”and fun’”bikes and components available. Having continually refined the principles of suspension design and frame geometry ever since Lance and Chris’ first handbuilt bikes went on to be Rampage and World Cup tested, the Brothers remain on the cutting edge of what is what is possible between two wheels. Produced in limited quantities to the Brothers‘ exacting standards and backed by a commitment to personal customer service and a hands-on consumer direct approach, you won‘t find anything quite like a Canfield Brothers bike. For more information, visit

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