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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Thanks!

    WOW, the rear brake cable is routed internally, too? Is that a major chore to accomplish?
    Nope, in general you just disconnect the line from the brake lever, feed it up the frame and reconnect to the lever. If you build up a bike you will need to shorten the line anyway. Same process, you just feed the line up the frame before you shorten the line. You will need a new barb and olive as well. There are plenty of tutorials online with all the details on how to install the rear brake without needing to bleed the line as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    17" 29er HT
    BB: BSA (will be using Shimano XTR M985 cranks and BB93)
    Dropouts: 9mm QR
    GEO: 71 HTA/73 STA (or close to that)
    Finish: glossy
    Routing: internal
    Seatpost: 27.2
    China is almost no frame size 27.2
    one of the few options
    29er Toray T800 Full carbon UD Matt BSA 29ER Mountain MTB Bicycle&Bike Frame 20" | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    HELP me choose an XC frame (model #) and a good seller/contact.

    17" 29er HT
    BB: BSA (will be using Shimano XTR M985 cranks and BB93)
    Dropouts: 9mm QR
    GEO: 71 HTA/73 STA (or close to that)
    Finish: glossy
    Routing: internal
    Seatpost: 27.2

    I will be using it for smooth ST riding (perhaps some light racing). Looking for something light weight but reliable. Also wondering how well the glossy finish lasts?

    This thread is huge. Way too long to read through. Clearly, you guys have a lot of experience with Chinese carbon frames so please help me make a choice.

    THANKS!
    Workswell 062 just about matches your requirements 100%.

    The link Vladimir posted is for that frame. I paid around $450 1.5 years ago. It's now $350.

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    For those who were watching me struggle with my conversation to Singlespeed, I ended up rebuilding my entire SS drivetrain from scratch to get away from the rear deraileur-style tensioners... I replaced everything



    Weight 11/15/2016, with pedals: 21.16 lb

    FRAME: 2013 XMI IP-057, 17.5", BSA, UD Carbon
    FORK: RockShox 29er SID World Cup (100mm travel, 15mm Maxle Lite)
    HANDLEBAR: Easton Haven Carbon, 711mm, Low Rise (20mm), 31.8mm, 9deg bend, 5deg upsweep
    GRIPS: Oury Lock-on Grips (red)
    STEM: FSA OS99 CSI Carbon, 90mm, +/- 6 deg, 31.8mm clamp, Ti hardware
    HEADSET: NECO (1-1/8" to 1.5")
    BRAKES:
    --Front: Shimano XTR Trail (M988) w/180mm Icetech rotor
    --Rear: Shimano XTR Trail (M988) w/160mm Icetech rotor
    SHIFTERS: N/A
    CRANKSET:
    --RaceFace NextSL G4 (175mm)
    --Blackspire Snaggletooth 34T Chainring (red, modified)
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Hope 30mm Stainless Steel (for Cinch cranks)
    PEDALS: VP Components VP-001 (red)
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: N/A
    REAR DERAILLEUR: N/A
    CASSETTE: Surly 21T Chomoly Steel SS Cog
    TENSIONER: Blackspire Stinger (BB mount)
    CHAIN: KMC X10 Vivid 10spd (red)
    SADDLE: WTB Rocket V Pro
    SEATPOST: XMI Carbon IP-SP4, UD
    TIRES:
    --Front: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.25
    --Rear: Maxxis Ikon EXO/EXC 29x2.2
    WHEELSET:
    --Front Rim: Stans Arch, 29", 32H
    --Rear Rim: Stans Arch EX, 29", 32H
    --Front Hub: Hadley Disc ISO, 32H, 15mm QR, Red (H600100 XC Type),
    --Rear Hub: Hadley Black SDH Disc, 32H, 142mm x 12mm Thru-Axle, 72 POE, Red (H600135), with Shimano M988 XTR 142mm Skewer
    --Spokes: DT Swiss w/red nipples

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    For those who were watching me struggle with my conversation to Singlespeed, I ended up rebuilding my entire SS drivetrain from scratch to get away from the rear deraileur-style tensioners... I replaced everything
    Looks sweet! Great to hear that you got it all figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    Looks sweet! Great to hear that you got it all figured out.
    Thanks again for your help! It took a lot of testing with various rings and cranks, but I finally got it worked out (along with some excellent upgrades...lol).

    My only concern is the position of the Stinger and the possibility of nailing a log with it. Does anyone know if it's ok to flip it so it pushes down on the top chainline, rather than pushing up on the bottom chainline like it is now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
    Thanks again for your help! It took a lot of testing with various rings and cranks, but I finally got it worked out (along with some excellent upgrades...lol).

    My only concern is the position of the Stinger and the possibility of nailing a log with it. Does anyone know if it's ok to flip it so it pushes down on the top chainline, rather than pushing up on the bottom chainline like it is now?
    I haven't had any issues with mine getting hit yet. But now that I have said that, it will happen on the next ride.

    As far as putting it on the top, I wouldn't think it would work out so well. The top is where all the load is on the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
    I haven't had any issues with mine getting hit yet. But now that I have said that, it will happen on the next ride.

    As far as putting it on the top, I wouldn't think it would work out so well. The top is where all the load is on the chain.
    That's what I figured. Oh well... good thing it's easy to bunny hop at just 21 pounds!

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    Still searching, but wonder if anyone can chime in. I'm currently on an older hongfu/carbonal Scott scale knockoff and looking for the following:

    Longer reach (ett currently 610)
    BSA
    Internally routed for dropper
    Decent rear tire clearance (currently limited to 2.2 on wide rims)
    Shorter chainstays (currently 440-445)
    Thru axles.

    I'm moving from a 17-20lb sid XX weight weenie race bike, to a pike 120, reverb stealth setup for more fun.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    Still searching, but wonder if anyone can chime in. I'm currently on an older hongfu/carbonal Scott scale knockoff and looking for the following:

    Longer reach (ett currently 610)
    BSA
    Internally routed for dropper
    Decent rear tire clearance (currently limited to 2.2 on wide rims)
    Shorter chainstays (currently 440-445)
    Thru axles.

    I'm moving from a 17-20lb sid XX weight weenie race bike, to a pike 120, reverb stealth setup for more fun.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Interesting. Looks like an FSR knockoff, but without the required proprietary shock yoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    sorry, can't believe I missed that critical detail.

    I'm looking for a hardtail. I've got an ibis ripley for FS duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Interesting. Looks like an FSR knockoff, but without the required proprietary shock yoke.
    Looks closer to an ASRc, Scott Spark, or Orbea Occam to me.

    Note the pivotless rear end. No pivot at or near the rear axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Note the pivotless rear end. No pivot at or near the rear axle.
    Ah, good point. I guess I focused a bit too much on the top tube, seat tube, shock support triangle.
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