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    This frame looks great, but the time and more reviews will confirm us if it is a good option to mount a cheap bike.

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    One more with pivoted monoshock.... Why not goes to horst link?



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    very interesting, i may get one of those frames later, i see they fixed the only thing that bothers me on the 2012 version, which is the rear suspension part that connects shock with the swing arm.

    also the chinese logic is weird - full carbon bike, dt swiss suspension for maximum weight savings - and behold - steel rims? plus the paint / logos is fugly as always gimme my matte carbon.

    me - i'm getting there, waiting for the xx1 crank + chain + shifter. january is it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ypocat View Post
    also the chinese logic is weird - full carbon bike, dt swiss suspension for maximum weight savings - and behold - steel rims? plus the paint / logos is fugly as always gimme my matte carbon.
    It's a translation error, not steel they are DT Swiss X 470 29er Rims DT Swiss - X 470 29.

    Full specs here Full carbon fiber 29er suspension mountain bike with Deore XT 30-S groupset,View 29er carbon mountain bike,Laplace Product Details from Shenzhen GUB Bike Trading Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com

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    OK, so aluminum, but why not one of those cheap (and lighter/stronger) chinese carbon rims? They probably got a good deal with DT swiss though (excluding hubs it seems).

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    but yeah, i'd be getting that one had it been on the market when i was looking for a carbon XC bike.. 4kg heavier aluminum 29er XC bikes start at +1k eur in eu shops..

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    Smile w/Lefty

    here is one my friend just finished....I want one now...even though I have not heard from him about how it rides....maybe he can take her out today or tomorrow (GA area has been raining...)
    Since I don't really have the $$$ I'm thinking about taking everything except the shock off my Anthem and trying this carbon thing out
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    interested to hear any ride reports, the angles seems good, trying to compared the wheelbase and seatstay length against similar frames but it all seems ok. Some real life feedback would be good, I already have a carbonal so i'm satisfied on quality of chinese frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by cale399 View Post
    here is one my friend just finished....I want one now...even though I have not heard from him about how it rides....maybe he can take her out today or tomorrow (GA area has been raining...)
    Since I don't really have the $$$ I'm thinking about taking everything except the shock off my Anthem and trying this carbon thing out
    with lefty _and_ xx1 i'm guessing sub 9kg (19.8lbs)?

    could you make a frontal(-or-so) pic of the handlebar to show how the xx1 gripshift + the empty left side looks like?

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    Sub 9kilos.... With frame with more 2kg is a big challenge....

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    anyone from Singapore tried this frame?

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    so while waiting for the xx1, i said f-it, and temporarily slapped an x5 crank and x9 rear derail + trigger on the bike for a 1x9 setup, and took it for a spin.

    we have more than 300 sunny days a year here, this wasn't one of them. still, my last regular riding on an mtb bike was 10 years ago and it wasn't a carbon one, so this was hell of a fun.

    the weight pic is with lights, tubes, bottle holder, garmin hodler+sensor - i will switch to tubeless once i settle with the tyre type - currently on furious freds as i'm mostly on roads, later will most prob put on racing ralphs. the 780mm 15mm riser bar feels just right for me - the bike handles extremely precise and feels very nimble, the classic 29er concerns were not confirmed.

    i have fox talas on the front, can choose between 120mm and 100mm drive, haven't tried the 100mm yet, been riding it on middle trail CTD setting front and rear and did not feel a single bump on the road, and no bob on climbing. i think the fox and even the talas (vs float) is worth every extra gram it puts on the bike.

    (on yeah, sorry for the **** quality pics, will do a proper photoshoot when the xx1 arrives)
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    taste of december's snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoAl View Post
    taste of december's snow
    haha. i tested the bike in 15km steep road ascent and 15km descent yesterday. in rain. at night. about 3m frontal visibility. big fun except the uncertainty of survival vs. freezing to death.

    at one point during the descent i was convinced that my rear tyre must be running flat, i had the feeling that when i steer the bike a bit, the rear was floating from side to side. no idea why that was. could have been just how i perceived the bike due to my own fatigue at that time. at that area, garmin recorded the lowest temperature during the ride, 5C. but when i went out of the mountains and the temperature went back to about 8 or 9C, the bike felt normal again. i had the shock on trail (middle) setting all the way, and i haven't set the proper sag/rebound on it yet.

    oh and i forgot to thank you LoAl for suggesting bikehardest for the shock bolts, they work a treat.

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    You're welcome

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    Suggestion to MTBR: add a freaking CAPTCHA test before posting for posters with less than 10 posts. Let me know if you need to code it.

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    I like this bike: winter downhill, snow and -23degree Celsium (really cold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ctarter View Post
    I like this bike: winter downhill, snow and -23degree Celsium (really cold)
    damn!

    i had a great ride today, 20km ascent, about 800m elevation gain, the descent was pure ecstasy.. pumped my tires to 60psi, everything is sweet now.
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    i like how the matte carbon weave is not visible under a bit dimmer light conditions.

    also from this angle the beauty of the frame really stands out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ypocat View Post
    i like how the matte carbon weave is not visible under a bit dimmer light conditions.

    also from this angle the beauty of the frame really stands out.

    That looks Gorgeous, I have the Matt on my HT, and now seeing yours i wish i had the Matt in the Full suss too.
    But i'm not unhappy with the way mine looks

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    do any of these beauties have 120mm of squish? Also, if you order from flyxi do you need to buy any special mounting hardware? And what is the consensus on the pivots. Is there anything that needs to be done to them other than adding lube?
    thanx in advance
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    I ordered from Flyxii, just normal 20mm shock bushings that should come with your shock is fine and easily fitted, also the pivots are really good and are holding up to the crap weather over here fine!

    I use 120mm forks on mine, it has 110mm at the rear so the ride is spot on.

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    thnx vwsurfbum. If I get a fox rp23 what tunes should I use? If I get one of these frames I'll post pictures when I build it up. Just need to save up for a little while. I'm glad all you guys like these.
    my carbon footprint has cleats

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    Rp23 would be ideal! Start saving then start beating!!!

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