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    Chinese carbon full suspension fat bike

    Over in the Chinese carbon fat bike thread Peter (formerly from xmiplay - both he and his wife Bella have left , and are in the process of setting up a new company) recently posted this . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterXu View Post
    I will make FS carbon fat bike frame this year, you will see.

    Please feel free to contact me via my own email: petercycles@foxmail.com

    Skype: peterxu1206
    After asking if he would be interested in forum input to possibly "help" in the design of this promised new bike , here is his reply . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterXu View Post
    Thank you so much FB. I like the design of Salsa Bucksaw. And I am asking our designer to draw now, sizes might be 16''/18''/20''.


    Of course I would like your input and want to know what kind of design you guys would like.


    These are some points of my thoughts: 100mm BB, 197x12 TA rear end, max tire size would be 4.8'' or 5.0'', and 100mm Rockshox Bluto fork fitting.


    I want to offer the very things you need and like.

    So as not to derail the carbon hardtail fat bike thread too much I thought it wise to start a new thread .
    Something tells me this could be one hot topic with some lively debate .

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Biker View Post
    Thanks Peter.

    Here are some of my ​personal thoughts. Hopefully others will suggest things too .


    197x12 - To help reduce unwanted flex in the rear triangle due to having the suspension pivots .


    120mm BB - So you can have wider main pivot bearings, again to reduce unwanted flex in the rear / less loading on the bearings. Also possibly a better chainline with a 197mm rear ?
    Having a 120mm BB would also mean you would ba able to make more room inbetween the chain stays for a 5.0" tyre.
    You can always fit a narrower tyre if you like. But with a small gap between the chainstays (using a 100mm BB) you might not be able to fit a big tyre. This would make the frame more attractive to more people in my opinion due to being able to fit a wider choice of tyres


    If you read the forums a lot of people are wanting to run 5.0" tyres (Surly Bud /Lou 4.8" don't usually fit in a 4.8" frame they need a 5.0" frame ?)


    Also when using Bud/Lou tyres people seem to be finding that a 120mm BB is needed for the chain to clear the tyre in the lowest gear.


    Would you also please consider putting the rear pivot on the chainstay instead of on the seatstay (like it is the carbon 29er) please ? This is open to much debate but some opinions suggest it makes for a better suspension action due to it not being susceptible to braking forces, it remains active whilst braking and doesn't lock the suspension up.


    I think aiming for a 100mm Bluto capable front end is a good call, provided the head angle isn't too slack or too steep.
    Too steep and people would need to go to a 120mm Bluto to get the steering to feel stable at speed, too shallow and they would need to drop the Bluto to 80mm to speed the steering up in single track twisties. This is a massive "can of worms" that is very personal to each rider. As I said trying to sort things out starting with a 100mm Bluto is a good middle of the road compromise for most people.


    The Bucksaw also looks like a good template to base your ideas on too.


    Thanks for allowing us some input. Hopefully others will come up with better ideas and reasons for doing so shortly.




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    Some of which appear to be controversial already

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars_D View Post
    I strongly disagree with the 120mm BB idea. It reduces compatibility and options with no significant benefit--terrible idea which will reduce sales. Spindle length and chain-stay spacing, not BB width determines chain-line and clearance.

    So fire away folks lets have it .

    What would you like to see incorporated into the design of a fully suspended fat bike ?

    Lets see if we can help Peter to knock this design out of the park




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    add a 22" or 23" option and I might be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    add a 22" or 23" option and I might be interested.
    We might be able to convince him if we get enough interest , but remember that each frame is constructed from a mold that costs thousands of dollars to produce (rumor has it) . So once you factor in labour and material costs you would need to sell a few hundred before you start to make profit for it to even be considered a viable proposition . It might be a better option for someone such as yourself to explore the Chinese custom ti route ? You might be surprised how much you can get for how little (considering what you are getting) Spanner Bikes a UK website dedicated to custom ti frame building

    I kinda get where you're coming from with frame fit though . I'm only 6'2" myself but but have very short legs and a looong torso . So I tend to need a small frame for cahones clearance which rides very cramped . Even with a set back post and overly long stem . Which in turn feels like it's upset the handling and I'm not getting the best out of the bike .


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    I completely agree with Lars; there is absolutely no real benefit to go with a 120mm BB. Here is what the frame should be:
    -100mm BB (make sure a RaceFace Next SL with a '170mm crank spindle' fits with a reversed single ring)
    -100mm rear travel
    -197mm TA rear axle
    -70 deg head angle with a 100mm Bluto (so 69 deg with a 120mm Bluto)
    -73.5 deg seat angle
    -Bud/Lou on 90 or 100mm rim fits
    -curve the seat tube forward to shorten the chainstays as much as possible

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    Being a short person that likes to ride huge tires on a bike, I need a low standover. A 16 inch frame with a 12-13 inch bottom bracket makes it tough. Full suspension bikes need taller bottom brackets anyway or you will have peddle strikes all day long.....as for the need of 5 inch tires, its a full suspension, who needs suspension in the snow anyway?
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    510-520 axle to crown 455 chainstay

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    And thus the Homer Bike is born.

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    I just can't be convinced that 5" tires on a FS fatbike is really needed for pretty much anything.

    5" is good on a rigid or hardtail...but a fully? ehhhhhh

    I think he'd be better off designing something longer travel. THAT seems to be what folks would rather have. Of course, the limitations on that design become with the suspension fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    I just can't be convinced that 5" tires on a FS fatbike is really needed for pretty much anything.

    5" is good on a rigid or hardtail...but a fully? ehhhhhh

    I think he'd be better off designing something longer travel. THAT seems to be what folks would rather have. Of course, the limitations on that design become with the suspension fork.
    ^this, plus short stays, 67ish ht

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    Am I the only one who wants a modern geometry slack head angle bike?
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    I was lucky to ride a bucksaw. I started the ride on a kona with a front shock which I wasn't comfortable on. Switching to his bucksaw (both were my friends) I was instantly more confident and that bike rides awesome. It's a great all year bike.
    5" tires could be handy in the snow

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    Designing a bike to accommodate 5" tyres would mean having great clearance on a 4" tyre so the bike could be ridden on other surfaces than snow, without getting clogged within 100'. Say mud for instance. Of which we have more than our fair share of here in the UK. And 5mm between tyre/chain/stay doesn't quite cut it in mud TBH.
    If only we could get the snow to stick around longer than 3 minutes. . . . . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Biker View Post
    Designing a bike to accommodate 5" tyres would mean having great clearance on a 4" tyre so the bike could be ridden on other surfaces than snow, without getting clogged within 100'. Say mud for instance. Of which we have more than our fair share of here in the UK. And 5mm between tyre/chain/stay doesn't quite cut it in mud TBH.
    If only we could get the snow to stick around longer than 3 minutes. . . . . . .


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    If it is that muddy, I don't ride the trail. I find a drier trail or I ride pavement. I personally do not want the heel clearance issues of a 197 rear end unless I am using 5" tires in snow.

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    Design by commitee will NEVER work. You cannot please everyone. Take the Bucksaw, Foes or Turner design and run with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    If it is that muddy, I don't ride the trail. I find a drier trail or I ride pavement.
    Harold, dunno your location, but in the UK if I only rode off-road when it was dry I would just have a road bike. Just sayin LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUPolar View Post
    And thus the Homer Bike is born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    I just can't be convinced that 5" tires on a FS fatbike is really needed for pretty much anything.

    5" is good on a rigid or hardtail...but a fully? ehhhhhh

    I think he'd be better off designing something longer travel. THAT seems to be what folks would rather have. Of course, the limitations on that design become with the suspension fork.
    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    ^this, plus short stays, 67ish ht
    heck yeah!

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    You guys are so hung up on the short chain stay fad....it is starting to hurt.

    I must use my bike in much different terrain than most. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a most really short CS bikes are fairly twitchy in a hard climbing situation, and always want to lift the front end off the ground. My 9:ZERO:7 has long CS according to most, and I cannot imagine having anything shorter (for reference, I have also owned a Canfield N9 w/ short stem and wide bars. Steep climbs weren't exactly what I would call its strong suit, and that is one of the most popular short CS bikes on the market) The 9:ZERO:7 tracks very well when climbing, is able to put the power down, and has no trouble lifting the front end when needed.

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    This ^

    I would also like to run 29+, which I believe would mean going for a longer chainstay to allow for seat tube/bb clearance ?


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    I personally like a little steeper HT angle (69-70) as any slacker makes a bike feel sluggish in the twisties and floppy when scratching up steep singletrack climbs. Not worth the trade off. I might feel differently if I live on a big mountain range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUPolar View Post
    And thus the Homer Bike is born.
    Lol...isn't that already done? The Moto Quigley?

    BD jumping into the Full Sus Fatty Fray in 2016....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    I just can't be convinced that 5" tires on a FS fatbike is really needed for pretty much anything.

    5" is good on a rigid or hardtail...but a fully? ehhhhhh

    I think he'd be better off designing something longer travel. THAT seems to be what folks would rather have. Of course, the limitations on that design become with the suspension fork.
    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    ^this, plus short stays, 67ish ht
    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    You guys are so hung up on the short chain stay fad....it is starting to hurt.

    I must use my bike in much different terrain than most. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a most really short CS bikes are fairly twitchy in a hard climbing situation, and always want to lift the front end off the ground. My 9:ZERO:7 has long CS according to most, and I cannot imagine having anything shorter (for reference, I have also owned a Canfield N9 w/ short stem and wide bars. Steep climbs weren't exactly what I would call its strong suit, and that is one of the most popular short CS bikes on the market) The 9:ZERO:7 tracks very well when climbing, is able to put the power down, and has no trouble lifting the front end when needed.
    The terrain we have in PA, basically East Coast rocks & roots, is a lot different than what I've experienced in the midwest. On my favorite trails, we have a lot of rocks, logs, roots and steep, punchy climbs to negotiate. Don't get me wrong, I love my 9:Zero:7, but about the only thing that frustrates me, is the long chain stays, that make it more of a challenge to bunny hop, manual and negotiate tight, twisty sections. It's also nearly impossible to stand and climb, whenever I do, the rear invariably looses traction. I manage to get the bike to do most of the things I want it to, but I can't help but think that it would be a lot easier if the chain stays were 1-1/4" shorter. A lot of us are using 1x setups and I'm told that one of the main reasons for the longer stays, is to accommodate a front derailleur. I would love to see 9:Zero:7 make a 1x version with short stays and a curved seatpost that could still accommodate 29+ and fatter tires. Since they don't, my next frame will likely be a Ventana El Gordo, instead.

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    My reasoning for 5" capacity is there are times and places where it's appropriate and I want it. If it's not necessary I can change to narrower tires or even different wheels, ie: 27.5+ or 29+. In my experience with fatbikes so far there are more times when I want fatter rather than narrower though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster View Post
    Am I the only one who wants a modern geometry slack head angle bike?
    With short chainstays and a long reach!
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Make it so it would be impossible to use plus size tires somehow, it's a fat bike for cryin out loud!!!

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    no suspension design discussed so far. preferences? i love my ibis version of dw link. also have fsr bike that i dont care much for suspension wise. I do also like maestro on my friends reign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMB'er View Post
    Design by commitee will NEVER work. You cannot please everyone. Take the Bucksaw, Foes or Turner design and run with it.
    I agree with this idea, because if you try to make the frame taking into account everyone's input this frame will never be created.

    Have to start somewhere, so build a frame and decided the changes once that frame is out on the market.

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    Why not build a swing arm that would fit on one of the 29er fs carbon frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenPsz View Post
    Why not build a swing arm that would fit on one of the 29er fs carbon frames?
    Bottom bracket width most likely wouldn't work as most fat bikes use 100mm or 120mm bottom brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    no suspension design discussed so far. preferences? i love my ibis version of dw link. also have fsr bike that i dont care much for suspension wise. I do also like maestro on my friends reign.
    A few months ago I came across a Chinese carbon frame with a very "Maestro" looking rear end. I think it was a 650b but was being marketed as a dh lite offering.

    Can't for the life of me find the site now. I wouldn't imagine it would take a great deal to translate the design to a fat bike though.


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    The geometry drawing will be finished soon in 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterXu View Post
    The geometry drawing will be finished soon in 5 days.
    thanks Peter...looking forward to your design!
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    Brilliant news Peter . Will your technical drawings include dimensions of rear tyre clearance as well please ?

    Thanks



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    P.S. Is your website live yet too ?

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    Finally my website is online: Xiamen Carbon Speed Co.,Ltd

    And my own private FS fat bike frame mold design in 17'' is finally confirmed, but I am not able to upload the PDF file.

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    Oh sweet!!!! Now I need to save some cash.

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    Me too. It's never ending having to save for that n+1 bike. LOL

    I think things are gonna explode round here pretty soon though .



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    What do you guys think about the rear spacing ? 177 thru axle better or 197 thru axle ? There are few hubs option for 177 I think, but most do have 197 option. This is the only one thing I haven't decide on our frame design

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    I already have a 190 hub. If the bike feels more nimble than the current offering of fat bikes. 177 and 65 mm rims would make riders happy. 5 inch tires aren't fast and what's the point of having suspension if the bike feels sluggish.

    Make people want to sell their 29ers.

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    197 can run any wheel and tire size available. 177 may be limited to certain sizes.

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    How wide does a Ground Control run tubeless on an 80mm rim come in at (carcass and tread) please ?
    I heard Bud and Lou are roughly 115mm on an 80mm rim tubeless at the widest is this correct ?

    Anybody wanna chime in with tyre widths (tubeless) on a 65mm rim please .


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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    177 and 65 mm rims would make riders happy. 5 inch tires aren't fast and what's the point of having suspension if the bike feels sluggish.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    177 and 65 mm rims would make riders happy. 5 inch tires aren't fast and what's the point of having suspension if the bike feels sluggish.
    agree with this

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    After riding my brother-in-laws Bucksaw I would not want sluggish to be added to this. That bike has both quickness and the advantages of fat tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderzy View Post
    197 can run any wheel and tire size available. 177 may be limited to certain sizes.
    As proved by a number of direct purchase carbon fat bike frames this is not true. The designer also has to make sure the chain and seat stays will clear the bigger tires. There is nothing as pointless, in my mind, as a 197 bike that can't run big tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    As proved by a number of direct purchase carbon fat bike frames this is not true. The designer also has to make sure the chain and seat stays will clear the bigger tires. There is nothing as pointless, in my mind, as a 197 bike that can't run big tires.
    You are correct, 197 that can't accommodate 5" tires is pure stupidity. But same can be said about a 177 that can't run the big meat. Of course everyone has different needs or wants. There is no right answer here. My suggestion is which ever hub sizing you choose please design the rear end to accommodate 5" tires. (That should be PC enough for everyone to agree with)

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    What I cant get my head around is some peoples attitude that seems to be - If it can fit 5" tyres then that's the only size tyre I can possibly ever run . Running big fat tyres for my use case scenario is dumb ! And if you wanna run big fat tyres then you're dumb too.

    I stress this only seems to be some people and not everyone.

    Would it not be OK to be able to fit a larger tyre if you wanted or need to ? Last time I checked folks were running fat bikes on other terrain than just snow.
    If I ran my Fatty in just snow I'd have been out for 40mins at 3am mid week 2months ago n that's it !
    I live in the UK so running a 4" tyre with clearance for a 5" tyre gives what we call over here "mud clearance" which does not equate to less than 10mm between tyre and stay. Which some people deem adequate ?????

    Is it so difficult to run a 4" tyre on a 65mm rim on a frame that can run 5" tyres on any rim you choose ?


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    In other news. . . . . . . . hopefully 150mm rear travel


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    177mm hub would still be fine with you as long as it had plenty of mud clearence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Biker View Post
    What I cant get my head around is some peoples attitude that seems to be - If it can fit 5" tyres then that's the only size tyre I can possibly ever run . Running big fat tyres for my use case scenario is dumb ! And if you wanna run big fat tyres then you're dumb too.

    I stress this only seems to be some people and not everyone.

    Would it not be OK to be able to fit a larger tyre if you wanted or need to ? Last time I checked folks were running fat bikes on other terrain than just snow.
    If I ran my Fatty in just snow I'd have been out for 40mins at 3am mid week 2months ago n that's it !
    I live in the UK so running a 4" tyre with clearance for a 5" tyre gives what we call over here "mud clearance" which does not equate to less than 10mm between tyre and stay. Which some people deem adequate ?????

    Is it so difficult to run a 4" tyre on a 65mm rim on a frame that can run 5" tyres on any rim you choose ?


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    I agree with this. I'd definitely rather see a frame capable of fitting a 5" tire and be able to run any tire size I wanted, than limit my choices with only clearance for a 4.0.

    Even if I don't think I'd ever run tires that big, why limit yourself? Minds change and you may find yourself wanting to try a bigger tire after all at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    177mm hub would still be fine with you as long as it had plenty of mud clearence.
    I'd run a 135mm rear if I could run any tyre I choose and still have clearance on the chain and stays.

    I just don't see the point of limiting myself to half of what's available on the market at the present time.

    Options are good no ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post

    Even if I don't think I'd ever run tires that big, why limit yourself? Minds change and you may find yourself wanting to try a bigger tire after all at some point.

    ^This

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    And cuz it's the interwebs, here's my 2 cents

    If doing full squish, design it around trail riding, not snow. Go with slack HT <68 degrees, long TT and short stays <440mm. And minimum 120 rear travel. Also, I would vote 177 rear for 4 inch tires.

    Having the option to use 5 inchers is awesome for snow and sand. But rear suspension is not needed there. It's just extra weight and parts to wear out from cold and moisture. Go super wide and rigid for snow and sand.

    Full squish is for rough trails with roots and rocks and drops. Smaller tire means less weight and quicker responsiveness while provide the benefits of fat, smoothness and grip.

    Just my opinion. If it drives you nuts, that's ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_biker View Post
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    And cuz it's the interwebs, here's my 2 cents

    If doing full squish, design it around trail riding, not snow. Go with slack HT <68 degrees, long TT and short stays <440mm. And minimum 120 rear travel. Also, I would vote 177 rear for 4 inch tires.

    Having the option to use 5 inchers is awesome for snow and sand. But rear suspension is not needed there. It's just extra weight and parts to wear out from cold and moisture. Go super wide and rigid for snow and sand.

    Full squish is for rough trails with roots and rocks and drops. Smaller tire means less weight and quicker responsiveness while provide the benefits of fat, smoothness and grip.

    Just my opinion. If it drives you nuts, that's ok
    ^^^^Totally agree. Full sys and 5" tires is a contradiction of intent IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_biker View Post
    Go with slack HT <68 degrees, long TT and short stays <440mm. And minimum 120 rear travel. Also, I would vote 177 rear for 4 inch tires.


    How about 68.9* HA (based on a 531mm A-C and a 610 ETT on a 17.5" frame. And 150mm rear travel ?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_biker View Post
    If it drives you nuts, that's ok
    As ya said if it drives ya nuts . . . . . . . .


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    PeterXU, do you have a timeline for making this full suspension frame available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmars3571 View Post
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    Was this answered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back-to-Doo View Post
    Was this answered?
    He answered my email promptly stating that a 19" frame would not be done before July.

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    Anybody who wants to know the status on our FS fat bike frame project can contact me via email : petercycles@foxmail.com

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    email sent! Thanks Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUPolar View Post
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    Edited to remove geometry specs per Peters request. I am sorry, I should have asked for permission first.
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    Oh sweet that all sounds good. What does the rear suspension look like? Is it like the Salsa or something else?

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    Edited to remove geometry specs. Sorry, Peter... It looks freakin' killer though!
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    Right on! (and nice timing maybe)

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    Xxl?


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    Sounds nice! Post pics when you can...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84 View Post
    Xxl?
    Yes, please.

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    Excited about this frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenPsz View Post
    Excited about this frame
    Me too. Shouldn't be too hard to put a picture up. Send me the PDF. I can turn it into jpg file in less than five seconds.

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    PeterXu how about posting it instead of having everyone email you.

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    I don't think Peter wants to show any drawings or such like until they are finalised and the frames are actually in production.

    Personally I would ask him via email. It can't hurt to ask.



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    Don't post up the geo guys. He's asked us not to. Please respect his request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUPolar View Post
    Don't post up the geo guys. He's asked us not to. Please respect his request.

    I was told it was fine to talk about the geo n such. (Possibly to build some hype and demand ? Couldn't hurt)

    But I was asked NOT to post the images.

    Seems fair to me.


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    Very similar to this:
    CS-156 650B full suspension carbon bike frame 27.5er mtb - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd

    Numbers are close to the 20 inch, but with 177 rear, but that's not all...I'm just speculating here. The frame looks killer is right!
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    i'd love to see a 21 or 22" version of this frame; 20 is too small for me by a large margin

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    I'll be excited to see these built up, shame i've just had a HT fatty frame of peter!!
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    Man I wish this was a 197 rear. That would make it the perfect frame to swap over parts from my current fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    i'd love to see a 21 or 22" version of this frame; 20 is too small for me by a large margin
    Yeah, the vast majority of carbon frame builders stop at 20". Really sad for us galoots.

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    Peter has told me that he intends to make a 21" frame eventually . But I wouldn't plan on that being too soon though.
    The plans for the 17" have not been truly finalised as far as I am aware. Then the 19" has to be developed too.


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    I requested the information from Peter and boy if this comes true and is cheap enough this would be really cool.

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    Any chance on a 15" frame?
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    Peter said around 800 dollars for the frame, not sure if that includes a shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devans View Post
    Peter said around 800 dollars for the frame, not sure if that includes a shock.
    I believe thats how they sell them...without a rear shock. And the pricing is about right based on their other full suspension carbon frames....so, not bad there!
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    $800 is reasonable, looks like I need to save up some pennies.

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    Final version of our FS frame, of course not actual pictures, we are making 17'' frame mold now.

    Email: petercycles@foxmail.com
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    Thanks Peter. This will pair up real nice with either fat rims or plus size wheels and tires! What is the eye to eye on the rear shock, bb options and head tube angle?
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    Looks sweet! Hurry up with a 15"
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    Oh well, I'll be hanging out for a 197mm suspension frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    Thanks Peter. This will pair up real nice with either fat rims or plus size wheels and tires! What is the eye to eye on the rear shock, bb options and head tube angle?
    NH, sent you a pm!
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    So near yet so far.
    It needs 197mm rear.
    Coupled with a 120mm BB.
    At least the option to run a front mech.
    Internal dropper post routing.
    And the ability to take some 29+ tyre rim combo.

    Sorry Peter you seem to have dropped the ball IMO
    But then opinions are like a$$holes everyones got one.





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    Has anyone heard any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Biker View Post
    So near yet so far.
    It needs 197mm rear.
    Coupled with a 120mm BB.
    At least the option to run a front mech.
    Internal dropper post routing.
    And the ability to take some 29+ tyre rim combo.

    Sorry Peter you seem to have dropped the ball IMO
    But then opinions are like a$$holes everyones got one.




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    YUP. No point in doing it any other way IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenPsz View Post
    Has anyone heard any updates?
    Yes, I got this from Peter a few days ago...

    "Our size 17'' sample frame will be available next month, 100mm BSA BB, 177x12 rear end, 120mm front and rear treval."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Biker View Post
    So near yet so far.
    It needs 197mm rear.
    Coupled with a 120mm BB.
    At least the option to run a front mech.
    Internal dropper post routing.
    And the ability to take some 29+ tyre rim combo.

    Sorry Peter you seem to have dropped the ball IMO
    But then opinions are like a$$holes everyones got one.





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    Does anyone even make or has announced a full sus fatty with a 197mm rear?

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    If they do I want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Does anyone even make or has announced a full sus fatty with a 197mm rear?
    Nope. But I and some others were hoping Peter would design his thusly. Alas it was not meant to be. I shall wait. Someone that rides something other than sand or snow will design one soon I hope.

    Sigh


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    Finally....no more words. Reservations accepted for size 17'' frames which will be available at the end of Oct or beginning of Nov, UD matt acquiescently
    Last edited by PeterXu; 09-17-2015 at 02:29 AM.

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    When will 21" frames be available?

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