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    Value Chinese 650b Rigid...16lbs 6 ounces

    3400 Canadian for the complete bike.
    Parts purchased from LBS, Chain reaction, crank used from pinkbike
    Frame from XMIpLAY at allibaba

    5 actual shipping days for the frame and fork to get from main land china to Toronto Ontario. $640 shipped no tariffs.

    new qr's, front chain ring and saddle on order, hence the chain length

    Original goal was 17 pounds for 3 grand, took about 10-12 hours of internet searching. and 2 weeks for everything to be shipped.
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    $3400 for a 2 week rush build with LBS retail prices is a strange definition of value.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    thanks you have any of those 29t 94bcd coda rings still?
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    Great build, and reasonable costs! Couple of questions:

    -What are you running for chainring? (Can't tell from the photos.)
    -Where did you buy the matching pants and sweater set?

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    Pretty good weight for the cost.

    As for the matching top/bottom...scrubs?

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    The scrubs weighed in at 459 grams for the set, shes an xs and they are made by a 4 year old Bangladeshian boy . You should see the outfit with her print pink shoes one.

    Chainring on it now is a 34 raceface, have a 30t kcnc cobweb ordered.
    She had a 29t kcnc chainring on her f/s bike and never lost a chain over 1500kms.
    We will see how this works on the hardtail

    To further the god father of Mtbr (DeeEight) reply, the build, i thought was a good value, not cheap to some, very expensive to others, hence value. When a 900 gram Felt frame is $3000, figured an entire bike around that price was ok.

    In Canada the MSRP on just the R1's and the Medalists would be around 2400 taxes in.
    The bike has numerous Ti bolts
    KCNC titanium rotors, stem, post
    Hollowgram SL five bolt 94bcd
    Easton EC90 bars, evo racing ralphs, xtr ti 9 speed, carbon rear mech xtr, xtr 9 speed shifter and power cordz.

    But the matching scrubs, coral is by far the fastest color
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    Quote Originally Posted by maynard View Post
    The scrubs weighed in at 459 grams for the set, shes an xs and they are made by a 4 year old Bangladeshian boy . You should see the outfit with her print pink shoes one.

    Chainring on it now is a 34 raceface, have a 30t kcnc cobweb ordered.
    She had a 29t kcnc chainring on her f/s bike and never lost a chain over 1500kms.
    We will see how this works on the hardtail

    ...

    But the matching scrubs, coral is by far the fastest color
    Ha, thanks!

    Re chain retention on a single chain ring, a clutched rear derailleur is the trick, such as "shadow plus" for XTR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maynard View Post
    thanks you have any of those 29t 94bcd coda rings still?
    yes, six or seven
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    How does it ride for a chinese frame? Any second thoughts on the purchase? Quality of the carbon on the frame?

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    has been great, some issues with shifting, but i think it was more the power cordz than anything else, possibly some compression in the frame. everything is sorted out now. its the old ladies bike, she's much faster on xc courses now than on her 20 pound scott contessa. rigid took some getting used to, loves the 27.5's
    will be looking for either a sid or lefty to put on the front early next season
    overall though, the best value ever, frame is great.
    ive peronally broken two carbon rear triangles from santa cruz and a carbon ec90 seat post.
    if this thing breaks, i dont think its going to be from shady manufacturing. but she's only 100 pounds soaking we. maybe if i take it off some cool jumps
    I highly recommend.
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