Here’s some news for fans of the (not so) humble hardtail – Canfield are releasing a carbon version of their Nimble 9, called the EPO.
We’ve had a Canfield Nimble 9 on test for a few weeks now, and we’ve been pretty impressed. If this new plasticfantastic number rides anything like the Nimble 9 does, then it’s going to be a whole heap of fun – hopefully we’ll be getting hold of a demo via UK importers Cranknuts/Overspoke, but in the meantime here’s the lowdown on the frame…
In contrast to many carbon hardtails available (which all tend to be arse in the air speed merchants), the EPO is apparently
‘designed to be ridden to the limits’.
Essentially this means very short chainstays – according to the press release, the shortest chainstays of any production 29er – and a very slack head angle (66.8º with a 140mm fork). Oooooh. Very hardcore hardtail indeed…
You can get your mitts on one around June (in M or L flavours), and it’ll set you back £1,495 for the frame. More information here.
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