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    question about a carbon fiber fs frame on ebay

    just general questions. first has anyone every purchased one of these

    26''Carbon Fiber Mountain Bicycle Frame Full Carbon Suspension Frame 19?? | eBay

    would love to know your experience with it.

    is it or was it worth it ?

    i ask because i do have the spare pars lying around and would love to build a FS build. and i stumbled onto this while googling lol

    thanks.

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    I would probably pass on that one. Seems somewhat sketch to me.

    Some people have had good luck with light bicycle.

    light bicycle-carbon frame,carbon rim,carbon wheel,carbon wheelset,carbon mountain bike,carbon road bike Light-Bicycle

    Check out this thread
    Chinese Carbon 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    I would probably pass on that one. Seems somewhat sketch to me.

    Some people have had good luck with light bicycle.

    light bicycle-carbon frame,carbon rim,carbon wheel,carbon wheelset,carbon mountain bike,carbon road bike Light-Bicycle

    Check out this thread
    Chinese Carbon 29er
    light bicycle only shows HT, they dont show FS.

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    there is a chinese fs 29er thread here.
    Dual Suspension Chinese Carbon 29er

    I'd also be more interested in the 26er version. You should repost this thread in the frames subforum though. way beyond beginner sub here. there is work to be down from what i've read on even the highly reviewed ltk hardtail frame. chase threads, face for cranks, enlarge cable routing entrance

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    Broke the ebay chinese frame

    This is an area where you absolutely get what you pay for ... I'd not go cheap on a carbon frame.
    Although some seem to be doing OK with them ... It's a research it well item, and if QC isn't great, one little void in the lamination, or improper lamination, is going to equal a failure, eventually.

    Concerning a warranty,
    How do you prove to a Chinese company that you did not misuse or abuse the frame ?
    You don't !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    This is an area where you absolutely get what you pay for ... I'd not go cheap on a carbon frame.
    Although some seem to be doing OK with them ... It's a research it well item, and if QC isn't great, one little void in the lamination, or improper lamination, is going to equal a failure, eventually.
    ^^^^ this +1000

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    question about a carbon fiber fs frame on ebay

    Not so much just the carbon frame but the suspension design. I'd not cheap out on the design even when the fake one looks the same as brand name.

    Sure, there are some Chinese companies that produce good carbon frame but you really have to do your home work.

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    thanks all

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