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    Chinese Carbon fatty

    There's a huge thread over in the 29er forum about carbon Chinese 29er frames. Based on the thread it seems like they've been pretty successful, I can't say I've read all 255(!) pages, but generally people seem pretty happy with the bikes. Basically it looks like a direct sale model where the manufacturer in China sells direct to the public.

    I emailed Peter, who is quite active in the 29er forum, asking if they were considering a fat bike, he responded very quickly saying that they were in the process of making the molds for a fat bike. The 29er frames are going for about $450, if the fat bike is in that range, that's a pretty cheap carbon fat bike frame!

    I sent a follow up email asking for more details about the frames (hub width, geometry, axles). I'll post up when I get a response.

    I'm loving my FB4, every ride is so much fun, but I keep thinking about making it lighter, the weird thing is that I never even think about making my RIP9 lighter. I guess I know I have my RIP where it needs to be from a strength perspective, but the Fatty doesn't see much/any air time, I figure it can be lighter.
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    Salted Bikes in Aus Salted Bikes| FATbikes| Australia are selling a carbon fat bike that looks 100% the same as the Borealis Yampa, so at least one company is making and supplying carbon fat frames.

    Please press on with your enquiries, lightweight affordable carbon fat bikes cannot be that far away.

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    Looks good. That bb shell looks small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyhavenpotterer View Post
    Salted Bikes in Aus Salted Bikes| FATbikes| Australia are selling a carbon fat bike that looks 100% the same as the Borealis Yampa,
    I took a look at pics of both and they appear to be similar (like many carbon frames) but definitely not the same. On the other hand, Salted Bikes does sell the "fork with many names" with their own name thrown on it.

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    Looks like a 190mm rear spacing

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    Very interesting.
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    Do you have any contact info for him? I'd definitely be up for one.

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    However, it sounds like the molds they are making will be based on these designs. I asked him to let me know when they are making their own to sell.

    His name is PeterQ520 on mtbr and he has his email address in all his posts (peter@xmiplay.cn).
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    The frame looks a lot like the 907 Whiteout Carbon McGrath, they both have the 12mm thru axle rear

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    Has there been any mention of carbon rims from this supplier?

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    many of the existing high priced carbon name brands are already "chinese carbons"

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    @speedyj: They make 29er carbon rims, it doesn't look like they do fatty rims (yet)

    @boogman: indeed, I think most carbon bikes are made in China, I was distinguishing these as being sold from China - from a Chinese company.
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    Nice...

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    About the only way I could ever afford a carbon bike of any sort is if it's one of these. I'm interested in this, and I don't even like Carbon. But these chinese carbon frames are cheap!

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    Ick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoPlayOutside View Post
    The frame looks a lot like the 907 Whiteout Carbon McGrath, they both have the 12mm thru axle rear
    Yep you're right they cost $2300 pre order just for the frameChinese Carbon fatty-907-carbon-frameset-large.jpg

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    Oh yes. Yes yes yes. Rims yes, fork yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchcobra View Post
    Yep you're right they cost $2300 pre order just for the frameClick image for larger version. 

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    Subscribed and interested.
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    A couple guys make carbon rims NEW! Borealis CARBONdale Rims! | FAT-BIKE.COM

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    Hmm never noticed but he's a troll I only use links with info not spam, check out his history with the reputation thread?!?

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