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Canfield Brothers celebrates 20 years, rebrands as Canfield Bikes

Published November 7, 2019

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Boutique mountain bike manufacturer Canfield Brothers rebranded as Canfield Bikes and will manufacture new bikes that will be available early next year.

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The announcement today comes as the brand celebrates 20 years and breaks the silence after a two-year hiatus during which the Canfield brothers, Lance and Chris, worked through restructuring the business. It was a process that ultimately resulted in Lance acquiring Chris' share of the company.

"We're proud to announce that Canfield Bikes is alive and well," said Lance Canfield, owner and designer. "We thank all our customers and fans who have always believed in us, and even after two years consistently check in with us for updates, wondering when we will be making more bikes. We apologize for the silence, but it was necessary while we restructured. This is the announcement you have all been waiting for. I'm excited to carry the torch and continue doing what I love: building bad-ass mountain bikes worthy of wearing a skull on the head tube."

After working together for 20 years, Lance and Chris decided to pursue their passions differently. While Lance continues as owner and designer, Chris — who recently won the masters title in the USA Cycling Downhill National Championships and a Masters World Championship aboard his Canfield Jedi — will retain the rights to the Canfield Balance Formula (CBF) suspension patent, working to license and implement the patent on other platforms. 

“We congratulate Chris on his title wins and wish him the best,” Lance said. “His spirit, energy and creativity have played a vital role in making the brand what it is today and he will be missed. But we have no doubt that great things await him.”

Components — including Crampon Mountain and Crampon Ultimate pedals, rebuild kits and C2 AM and DH cranks — are in stock and available immediately at Canfieldbikes.com.

New bikes are slated to be available by spring 2020, with details and pre-order options expected by the end of the year. Service parts for existing bikes will also be available.

“Canfield Bikes was founded on a simple principle: building the bikes that we want to ride,” Lance said. “And nothing about that is going to change.”

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