Canfield Brothers, mountain bike manufacturer from Bellingham, USA, unleashes the EPO, a carbon-fiber hardtail 29er engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding. The first carbon-fiber bike from Canfield Brothers, the category-defying EPO is tested to all-mountain standards and built to take abuse. All information in this press release:

Der Carbonrahmen EPO ist ab sofort einzeln erhältlich und kostet $1,500.
The carbonframe is available now and costs $ 1,500.

Crafted around the aggressive all-mountain 29er geometry that Canfield Brothers pioneered with the Yelli Screamy, the EPO features a 66.8° headtube angle when paired with a 140-mm-fork for stable descending and ultra-short 414 mm chainstays for playful handling.

Die Geometriedaten des EPO auf einen Blick.
The geometry of the new EPO.

“As a high-end brand focused on technology and performance, carbon fiber is a natural evolution for our product line. But with our background in downhill and freeride, strength and durability will always come out ahead of weight savings for us,”, said Lance Canfield, co-owner and designer.

The Brothers spent more than two years testing and developing a variety of carbon-fiber molds, weaves and layups. The 1,450 g frame is one of—if not the only—carbon mountain hardtail on the market that has been tested to the stringent new ISO all-mountain standards and features weaves of varying thickness, adding strength and lateral stiffness where it counts, while allowing a vertically compliant ride.

Die Steuersatzschalen sind im Carbonrahmen integriert.
The EPO has integrated headset cups.
Der Werkstoff ermöglicht schicke, fließende Linien, die nun auch das Canfield EPO auszeichnen.
Carbon brings smooth edges and nice curves which can now be found on canfield’s frames.


  • Front derailleur compatible
  • Threaded 73mm BB for creak free riding
  • 142×12 dropouts with Maxle included
  • ISCG 05 tabs
  • Integrated headset cups
  • Matte black frames
  • white, blue or red graphics
  • Available in medium and large
  • 1,450 g
  • $ 1,500

We haven’t ridden the EPO yet, but this video from Canfield Brothers definitely makes us want to:

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Words & Photos: Canfield Brothers PR

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