Is the Canfield One.2 the fountain of youth? Probably not for everyone, but it gave me back some youthful spirit. The One.2 made it easier for me to look past the what ifs. What if my speed is bad? What if I do not jump far enough? What if my 140mm travel trail bike cannot handle a harsh landing? Instead, the what ifs became, it has 29-inch wheels and 8” of travel, it’ll buff out and I’ll be fine.
The added shot of courage opened-up a couple of trails that I was avoiding because of larger gaps and wooden drops. That courage also helped me find some speed that I had lost as I have gotten older or gotten smarter. That courage had me thinking about hiking jump lines again.
It is obvious that Canfield has thought about everything they could with the One.2 They have put the time in to build a visually stunning bike that is a blast to ride. They have spent even more time picking the parts they feel work best with the frame in both a functional and financial way. It really shows that Canfield is a rider owned and operated company who after all these years, are still making bikes that they want to ride. And it turns out that the bikes they want to ride are bikes that I want to ride.
My only complaint about the One.2 is that it arrived after the Whistler Bike Park was closed. I had not missed riding bike park until the One.2 showed up in my life and if Canfield is willing to let me keep it for a few more months, I think I would make it the one and only.