Canfield Bros Nimble 9

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

The brothers behind Canfield Bros Suspension, Lance and Chris, create some seriously innovative downhill and 29er frames. But the graphics belie their capabilities, leaning toward the generic side. So Ohio’s Aaron Neumann took it upon himself to spruce up his Nimble 9.

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

The Canfield boys hail from Layton, Utah — 250 miles away from the spectacular Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Anyone who is familiar with this region, or have heard of an event called the Red Bull Rampage, will recognize its influence upon the Canfield Bros frames.

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

Specialists in downhill, freeride or slopestyle frames, Lance and Chris wanted a 29er hardtail to train on, so they created both the 7005 aluminum Yelli Screamy and the 4130 chromoly steel Nimble 9. But when Aaron got hold of his Nimble 9, he took it for a quick trip to the backyard spray booth.

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

Aaron tell us, “The ‘Aspenflow’ graphics around the head tube and on the fork were created with wet transfer decals and then clearcoated with Spraymax 2k. Not flawless, but about the best that can be achieved with rattle can in the garage!”

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

I reckon it’s a much more appropriate finish. Perhaps it could be an inspiration for Lance and Chris? Once the coat was dry, Aaron photographed it on the way to work, at the Kendall Hills in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. See more on his flickr.

Canfield Bros Nimble 9

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  • itsmefool

    Nice bike; love the paint!

  • Lewn

    Love the frame paint , but not so sure about the green splatter on that Manitou fork.

    • JoelBot

      I think its supposed to look like a white birch tree… This is one of the coolest paint scheme concepts i’ve seen in a while. I love this bike.