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    Carbon Frame by 2011cycling2011 an eBay seller

    Has anyone bought a frame from this company?

    They sell a $500 26er carbon frame, at that price I can get into carbon.
    But I don't want to buy some cheap piece of garbage.

    Here is their site:
    clincher wheels, tubular items in carbon wheels store on eBay!

    Any reviews would be greatly appreciated.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmoxide View Post
    Has anyone bought a frame from this company?

    They sell a $500 26er carbon frame, at that price I can get into carbon.
    But I don't want to buy some cheap piece of garbage.

    Here is their site:
    clincher wheels, tubular items in carbon wheels store on eBay!

    Any reviews would be greatly appreciated.

    -Rob
    Dont know about that seller, but light-bicycles seems to be getting a pretty decent following and good reports on their customer service. Lots of info about them in the wheels forum.

    They also do a 26" carbon frame for under 500

    26er MTB carbon mountain bike frame Light-Bicycle

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    Thank you for the heads up on Light-Bicycle.
    But it looks like they are only selling hard-tails.
    -Rob

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    Frame doesn't come with a shock, so budget at least another $200 for a shock.

    For the frame itself, not a clue, looks alright.

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    Carbon Frame by 2011cycling2011 an eBay seller

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmoxide View Post
    Has anyone bought a frame from this company?

    They sell a $500 26er carbon frame, at that price I can get into carbon.
    But I don't want to buy some cheap piece of garbage.

    Here is their site:
    clincher wheels, tubular items in carbon wheels store on eBay!

    Any reviews would be greatly appreciated.

    -Rob
    Just venturing a wild guess, with no inside knowledge or facts to back it up.

    My guess is that all the frames and components were purchased from China in bulk via Alibaba or some other means then marked up a tad and listed on eBay. Can't think of any other way they can sell carbon product at such low prices.

    I once briefly pondered doing the same. Product you can easily store at and sell from home online. No overhead, except eBay seller fees.

    Check this site for ordering direct:

    http://m.aliexpress.com/?tracelog=ww...mobilesitehome

    Many sellers will sell one piece and ship to your door, at prices lower than eBay. Ali Express holds your payment in escrow until you receive the product in good order and release the funds. I bought 2 road and 1 mtb frames this way. All are still in use and good shape over 3 years later. Have not tried carbon rims or complete wheels though.


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    My bad, at that price point the idea of a full suspension frame really did not seem like a possibility for me.

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    I think you should buy it then fill us in. 1 of 3 things will happen. 1 its some sort of scam which takes a while to come to an end. 2 you get the bike and you notice a huge problem with it or ride it and break it. 3 you get the bike and its okay considering the cost.

    I hope it would be #3 but which ever one happens please fill us in if you go for it!
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    p.s. I guess I wasnt any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Frame doesn't come with a shock, so budget at least another $200 for a shock.

    For the frame itself, not a clue, looks alright.
    Luckily I have rear shock on hand.

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    lol, I might have to be your guinea pig!

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    Thanks dwt, I see that this site has the same frames as this eBay seller and a few others.
    -Rob

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    Re: Carbon Frame by 2011cycling2011 an eBay seller

    Folks have had decent experiences with the Chinese carbon hard tails but i haven't seen anyone chime in on no name full suspension bikes. Personally, feels like a big leap of faith to go for a no name fs - you don't know anything about the spring rate (although it is a pretty simple single pivot to be fair), but then questions about the pivot bearings (the main pivot looks flimsy to me), stiffness of the wishbone at the upper pivot, etc. . . . And, if you had an issue, after the 45d window to open an Ebay case passes, who would you go to?

    On the hard tails there is less to go wrong, but, still it does: there was a guy who couldn't get cable housing to fit through the internal cable routing for example. Name brand bikes of course have defects too, but, they back their bikes with warranty.

    So, i say pass, and put that money in a nice al hardtail frame or used fs frame from a name brand.
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    if you're dead set on carbon, spend a grand and get a titus X carbon. at least you know what you are getting. for $800 you can get alu

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    You are all great.
    Thanks for the help, I think I will steer clear of this frame, Titus looks like a great option. Cheers,
    -Rob

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