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Canfield Yelli Screamy 29er enters 3rd generation with longer, slacker hardtail geometry

2022 canfield yelli screamy 3rd generation 29er hardtail mountain bike purple
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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.

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3rd Gen Canfield Yelli Screamy 

2022 canfield yelli screamy 29er hardtail mtb

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.

2022 canfield yelli scream 3rd generation frame riding corner
The 3rd Generation Canfield Yelli Screamy gets a more upright seat tube angle (actual) of 76.4°

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.

canfield yelli screamy headtube angle 65.5 tapered headtube welds

The Yelli Screamy is composed of a 6061 aluminium tubeset, chosen for the degree of compliance it offers. The rear end grows to boost spacing (148mm x 12mm). ISCG 05 tabs allow fitment of a chain guide and bash guard. Three sets of water bottle bosses mean this frame could be a worthy bikepacking companion. Cable routing is external, save for the dropper post where routing is internal.

2022 canfield yelli screamy geometry chart 29er hardtail mtb
Measurements in millimetres unless otherwise noted, based on 130mm fork, 541mm Axle to Crown

Pricing & Availability

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. 

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2 years ago

how is it different from the nimble 9?

2 years ago

It aluminum.

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