Canfield Bikes, which is positioned as a ‘high-end boutique mountain bike manufacturer’, has introduced the 2020 Canfield Balance, the 4th generation of the brand’s ‘signature all-mountain bike’.
New for 2020, the Balance features 169mm of rear travel, boost spacing, a custom CBF chainstay protector, refreshed geometry and longer reach across all sizes.
The 2020 Canfield Balance is available in a limited edition version featuring a polished raw mirror-finish aluminium frame, rainbow oil-slick links and a numbered production badge featuring Lance Canfield’s signature. Only 100 will be produced.
In addition, the Balance will be available in two new metallic flake factory colours, Desert Loam and Deep Space.
“The Balance embodies our idea of a big-hit all-mountain bike,” said company CEO and designer Lance Canfield. “Efficient enough for all-day epics, but burly enough for chairlift laps and big lines.”
Built around the patented Canfield Balance Formula suspension system, the 2020 Balance is billed as ‘a big-mountain brawler unafraid to earn its turns’. Canfield has been refining parallel-link suspension for two decades, and the result is aimed at ‘maximum traction, effortless climbing and no room for excuses when the going gets rough.’
The Balance’s CBF tuned linkage offers ‘smooth, consistent travel and a slightly progressive leverage ratio that makes all 169mm of travel available while offering a predictable bottomless feel.’
The 2020 Balance features a slack 64-degree head-angle and longer front centre combined with a 170mm (with the ability to run up to a 180mm fork). The bike aims to provide ‘confident descending, while short 16.5-inch chainstays keep handling nimble and playful.’
The 2020 Balance is available in S, M, L and XL for pre-order as factory build complete bikes, as well as frame, fork & shock and frame & shock packages.