Shifter and rear brake cables remain externally routed for ease of access and maintenance. A threaded 73mm bottom bracket should also reduce creaking risk, due to dust or mud.
Motion Engineering, better known for their wild-looking E18 180mm travel leaf-sprung fork, are working away on a very lightweight 120mm travel leading-linkage fork that relies…The 3rd Generation Canfield Yelli Screamy still looks very much like a Yelli Screamy despite the geometry overhaul. Reach figures are drastically increased, the head angle goes slacker, and the seat tube sits way more upright than the Yelli Screamy of 2015. It’s not all change, though. Canfield have looked to keep the nimble ride feel of this 29er hardtail by maintaining the short chainstays it is known for. Here are the specifics, and how to get your hands on one.
Last year, Lazer introduced an all-new rotational impact protection technology for their range of on- and off-road helmets. The KinetiCore concept actually removes energy-absorbing EPS…On size large, reach increases from 429mm to 475mm. A pretty dramatic change, but when you consider this bike hasn’t been updated since 2015, it’s not so surprising. That long reach almost puts this into the hardcore hardtail category, but its 130mm travel fork (can take 120mm-140mm) and 65.5° head tube angle make it more of a trail or all-mountain hardtail. Its definitely one of the longer short-travel 29ers on the market, for sure; complete geometry chart below.Based in Innerleithen, Scotland, Jessie-May can often be seen riding the Glentress Trail Center, and its neighboring Enduro and Downhill Tracks. She regularly competes in Enduro at a national level, and has recently competed on the World Stage at a handful of Enduro World Series events.The 3rd Generation Canfield Yelli Screamy is available to pre-order now, with deliveries expected in January 2022. Canfield do offer an expedited air shipping service if you want to get it sooner. Get it as a frameset only, priced at $799.99 USD; that includes the frame, seat clamp, derailleur hanger, rear axle and hardware. You can also buy one as a complete bike, with prices starting from $3,199.99 USD (pre-order pricing only). That gets you an MRP Ribbon 130mm travel air sprung fork, Canfield Special Blend 29″ AM/Enduro wheelset, SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed drivetrain, Magura MT Trail Sport brakes (4-piston front, 2-piston rear) and a Spank cockpit.The big news for the Canfield Yelli Screamy is its new stretched out silhouette, bringing it’s geometry into the modern era. Chainstay length and bottom bracket drop remain unchanged at 424mm and -58mm, respectively, while the frame’s elongated reach and slacker head angle is responsible for the significant increase in wheelbase.adds a few very noticeable performance benefits: 1) It helps the bike to pedal fast, snappy 2) It helps the bike to rip corners almost like bikes with 26” wheels & 3) Short chainstays, combined with a longer top tube, help the bike to be poppy on jumps & extremely easy to wheelie.
The folks at Canfield Bikes know that I’m one of the top supporters for this bike. Months before they announced the re-release of the Yelli Screamy, they called to let me know the news . . . & to give Mojo a jump on ordering a few. We’ve now got frames in-stock & ready for your custom build. If you’re looking for a hardtail bike that performs as well as it looks, one that stands out from the crowd of boring look-alike trail bikes, the Yelli Screamy IS your ticket to ride.walking down an aisle during InterBike (worldwide bicycle trade show). Suddenly I saw Chris Canfield, co-owner of Canfield Brothers Bikes, walking with a wild looking new hardtail bike. He saw me & waved me over. We greeted each other & then he said, “Hey bud, check this new frame we’re debuting. It’s going to be a game changer, a hardtail twenty-niner that you can rip on.” I looked at him skeptically.
Soon after, I purchased a gold anodized Yelli Screamy frame. Mojo Cycling did a custom build on this weird new 29r frame. Truth be told, I can’t remember much about that build. But I can remember that bike attracted lots of attention. Other riders loved the way it looked. I loved its snappy pedaling & the ability to have a bike that was light enough to ride for miles & miles. But I also loved how rowdy the bike could be. Someone on the trail once told me that a 29r wasn’t built for shreddy descents. My response was to use my Yelli to blow him away (he was on a full suspension bike) on a jumpy & rocky descent. I finished my rebuttal with a tabletop jump of over 25ft.Canfield posts this bike as “a Trail/All Mountain hardtail.” Starting with 16.7” chainstays, it has the geometry to fulfill this assessment. It was the first 29r bike to boast chainstays with less than a 17” length & the Canfield team has chosen to stay-the-course with this aspect of the bike. For readers who aren’t geometry gurus, the reason this measurement is so important is that it
Even when caught in the saddle by an unexpected compression of cobble, the snaking triangular seatstays mean you get a jolting rather than being subjected to a significant spine-shortening impact. It’s damped enough that I didn’t ding the rim or blow a tyre on the back either, which is rare when playing with slack-angled hardcore hardtails that encourage a gung ho rather than go steady riding attitude.That said we were surprised how rapid and forgiving the Yelli Screamy was when we lit up our local trails while putting it through its paces. And that wasn’t just because of the Canfield reputation and Suicidal Tendencies-style skull head badge that has made the bikes so popular among gravity warriors.The short back end and reasonable weight make it easy to hop and pop over big stuff rather than dragging behind like a sulky teenager. If you’re not so good at the hop-and-pop side of things or you often go in too hard and fast to avoid every rock then the back end has clearance for a fat 2.4in tyre without it gumming with grass across the first field.The 67-degree head angle (with 140mm fork) throws the front wheel a long way out front for impressively terrain-ignorant stability. The taut feedback from the 35mm diameter Ritchey bars meant I could confidently hook and land surprisingly aggressive, inadvisably fast lines on rooty riverside descents where a slip would have meant a swim. The latest production bike also comes with internal routing for Stealth-style dropper posts rather than the loop of flailing cable our first-gen test sample suffered on. It also gets ISCG mounts and revised chainstay/bottom bracket clearances for universal multi- or single-ring transmission compatibility. It comes in seven different anodised colours and unlike most 29er hardcore hardtails you can get it in small as well as medium, large and extra large sizes. That said we were surprised how rapid and forgiving the Yelli Screamy was when we lit up our local trails while putting it through its paces. And that wasn’t just because of the Canfield reputation and Suicidal Tendencies-style skull head badge that has made the bikes so popular among gravity warriors. The soles of my feet weren’t aching like they do on the stiffest hardtails though, and they still weren’t after walloping that bike down our local bouldery black runs or the off-piste stone steep play woods over on the craggy side of town. From previous test experience some of the standing softness definitely comes from the scooped arms of the lightweight single-ring Aerozine chainset. [image id=\”30695\” size=\”full\”]A multi-piece bb helps to allow for fat tyre clearance: [\/caption] The main frame itself is a mixture of stout round tubes, including an oversized head tube barrel backed up by a very long old-school gusset plate under the throat. The seat tube slants steeply backward from a forward offset footing in a multi-piece cut-and-shut bottom bracket assembly to enable very short 424mm chainstays that butt onto wide-spaced machined terminals for fat rubber clearance.In other words, it sounds like a recipe for a tight ass-kicking ride – and the fact that Canfield also makes a presumably more ductile and forgiving 4130 cro-mo steel Nimble 9 suggests that even Chris and Lance think the Yelli is a bit on the savage side. That meant I hit the first long stepped section on our local gorge run with seat slammed and braced for the worst. Even with the Pike fork hammering out a heavy-calibre machine gun rhythm on the front, the Screamy was a lot more creamy than expected. Okay, creamy is an exaggeration purely because it rhymed as, even though I tried to keep our heels down, my feet where definitely rammed into the toes of my Five Tens when I slammed on to make the tight turn at the bottom.The bike-creating brothers Chris and Lance (yes they’re American) Canfield built their reputation with bomber downhill machines. It’s little surprise then that their 29er hardtail is more trail rager than uptight cross-country machine.[image id=\”30693\” size=\”full\”]The downtube welds on to a large area of the headtube to help increase rigidity: [\/caption]Where the Yelli Screamy really shines though is on fast, technical singletrack, whether that’s groomed trail centre berms at the weekend or ribbons of dog walk and deer trail in the woods after work. [im-gallery view=\”slideshow\” thumbnails=\”portrait\” columns=\”4\” showThumbnails=\”yes\”][im-gallery-image id=\”30667\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30667\”]Canfield’s Yelli Screamy is all snaky round tubes[\/im-gallery-image][im-gallery-image id=\”30670\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30670\”]A multi-piece BB helps to allow for fat tyre clearance[\/im-gallery-image][im-gallery-image id=\”30674\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30674\”]The latest production bikes come with internal routing, so ignore all the flailing cable[\/im-gallery-image][im-gallery-image id=\”30679\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30679\”]The downtube welds on to a large area of the headtube to help increase rigidity[\/im-gallery-image][im-gallery-image id=\”30684\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30684\”]The back end has clearance for 2.4in rubber[\/im-gallery-image][im-gallery-image id=\”30690\” title=\”Canfield Yelli Screamy review – 30690\”]On brusing terrain, the Yelli Screamy is thankfully more forgiving than its name suggests[\/im-gallery-image][\/im-gallery]