Balance Factory Build - 27.5" Aggressive All Mountain
We’re excited to make the legendary performance of our frames accessible to more riders. While many riders enjoy the complete customization of a frame-up project, there are a lot of people looking for a solid build out of the box. Our goal was to put together bikes that we would ride, bikes without any ‘take-off’ parts, at a realistic price.
Long before the “E” word, The Bros. had their own idea of what an all-mountain bike should be—just as capable of flagrant disregard for line choice and taking big hits in stride as it is of getting you to the top under your own power. The Canfield Brothers Balance is perhaps the purest form of that yet—an aggressive all-mountain machine that’s just as at home in the bike park as it is earning it on a backcountry epic or blazing first descents. Learn More.
|Suspension||Rear Sock||Cane Creek DB Air CS, DVO Topaz and other options|
|Fork||RockShox 170mm Lyrik RTC3, DVO and MRP options available|
|Cockpit||Bars||Race Face SixC, Silver, 20mm rise, 35mm clamp|
|Stem||Race Face Atlas, 50mm, 35mm clamp|
|Grips||Race Face Love Handle Black|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Post||Race Face Turbine Dropper|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 Series|
|Headset Spacers||1-5mm, 1-10mm|
|Chain Guide||MRP AMg V2|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8000 11 speed|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT M8000 11 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8000 11 speed 11/40|
|Chain||Shimano XT M8000 11 speed|
|Brakes||Brakes||Shimano XT M8000|
|Rotors||Shimano XT, 180/180mm|
|Wheels/Tires||Wheels||Canfield 27.5 AM, 28mm external rims|
|Front Tire||Maxxis High Roller 2 - 2.4 3C|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis High Roller 2 - 2.4 3C|
*Part specs are subject to change without notice depending on availability.
FULL ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: All Factory Builds are shipped unassembled in two boxes (frame and components) and require complete assembly by an experienced bike mechanic with proper tools. If you do not have the tools or experience required, please take your bike to a qualified mechanic or local bike shop. Factory Builds are available to US customers only.
- Stoked Review by Newbie10
I only went out on fairly mellow trail, not really doing it justice, so can't give full report yet. What I can say is I'm stoked with the factory build- it is great that it came with all the stuff you actually want. Wide bars, good groupset, 1x, dropper post, real tires. It is annoying that other companies sell you a 4K plus bike and then you have to go out and start swapping out parts immediately. This was ready to roll. I can say pedaling was amazing given how much travel it has. I don't think I felt any wasted movement with the suspension, the only slowness I'd attribute to the high roller 2s rolling resistance. I was worried about front wheel wander, but with the seat angle it was no problem crawling up steep pitches and super impressed with rear wheel traction. even mashing like an idiot, it did not spin out. Lifting front wheel up was effortless, makes me feel like I actually know how to manual well! But, I did not get a chance yet to descend in any chunk, which is what this bike is all about, so will have to post after that.
(Posted on 12/2/2016)
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