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    My carbon 650b build.

    I Love this thing. went from a Nickel to this. I was expecting to get beat up but its soooo fast and the carbon soaks up alot of bumps. After i got about 60 miles on it i was dialed. every pedal stroke equals forward excleration

    Weighs 21.9 as it sits

    Frame...Fr-503 from ebay. seller was zgr9 to my door in 8 days
    Wheels..American classic 101 with stans hubs
    Fork..Xfusion velvet 100mm
    Brakes..Magura louise Bat
    Rear der....sram medium cage x9
    Shifter..sram x9
    Bars..truvativ noir t30 600mm
    cranks..sram x9 with wolfstooth xx1 style direct mount 32t
    seatpost..fsa slk carbon
    seat..prologo kappa dea
    stem..origin 8 pro 80mm
    grips..esi racers edge
    Bottle cage..blackburn slick racing



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    looks great!...curious though on the frame...is there a warranty?

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    6 month warranty. It was just over 300.oo to my door. It came with a headset but the top bearing was junk

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    My carbon 650b build.

    I don't understand... If carbon is supposed to be so much stiffer than alloy, how does it "soak up bumps"?

    It's an honest question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I don't understand... If carbon is supposed to be so much stiffer than alloy, how does it "soak up bumps"?

    It's an honest question.
    That's the beauty of carbon. It's all in the design and layup of the carbon. Large main tube, BB area, and chain stays make the bike efficient while thin seat stays give the bike a soft feel on the trails.

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    Looks good. The Wolfstooth/XX1/RFNW is also a great mod plus inexpensive. CF when built right can feel very nice on the trail or on the road.

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    Is this the same frame? Looks like a Jamis Nemesis. $300?!?! Damn... You can even get a crappy steel frame for that

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    Its actually very close to the scott frame.

    SCOTT Scale 700 Premium Bike - SCOTT Sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Its actually very close to the scott frame.

    SCOTT Scale 700 Premium Bike - SCOTT Sports
    Are all those carbon frames basically the same on ebay?
    I saw different numbers, but they look about the same to me.
    BTW- nice ride!
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    I did read that some have the larger rear axle size...I got some 650b parts...I might get one.I used to be scared of carbon frames since I'm a big guy.(around 230)...but since I can't ride too hard anyway due to an injury,i'm pretty sure I can ride one-no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I don't understand... If carbon is supposed to be so much stiffer than alloy, how does it "soak up bumps"?

    It's an honest question.
    the blanket statement of carbon is stiffer than alloy (technically alloys can be anything including aluminum, steel, titanium) is too broad to give a valid answer.

    Carbon can be stronger than an alu alloy, but allow for flexibility depending on its materials, manufacturing and design....
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    It looks like the Scott for sure. The Jamis has that extra fin-like material above the top tube at the seat tube junction.

    I don't know how much in-house engineering Scott does but they may be like Jamis. They don't have any in-house engineering. They, like many companies, ask for certain production specs based off of what the Taiwanese and Chinese OEMs can make. It's called a catalogue bike. You can order volume and sizes based on their design and make changes if you pay for them but all of the engineering, pre-production and manufacturing is done overseas. I know for a fact that Spec'd, for example, has in-house engineering and design staff that will create all of the CAD, fea, etc and then ask somebody to pull it off (Merida).

    I think the Jamis looks better, for whatever that's worth...

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    There are some different frames on there. The fr503 is the newest. You can get bsa bb or bb30 the 502 is a bit different. Id go with the 503

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    Nice looking bike!
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    tits-swift!
    I don't rattle.

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    Thanks!!

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    how's the tire clearance? would winter mud be a problem?

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    How does it handle the vortex rock gardens?

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    Tire clearance is very good.

    And it handles the vortex great. Just needs a better rider on it...

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    looks good. I just ordered the same frame last week. Should be a nice build when all said and done. Hoping for 20-21 lbs total but we will see.

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    Very clean looking bike!

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    My carbon 650b build.

    Rear disc accepts 140mm or 160mm?

    Nice build.

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    rear accepts 160mm rotor

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    My carbon 650b build.

    And BB type is BB30 with bearings directly inserted or BB30 with pressfit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrul View Post
    And BB type is BB30 with bearings directly inserted or BB30 with pressfit?
    what?
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