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    i ordered a ican s7 last week, can some one confirm what headsets fit?
    their site says it takes "Cane Creek 40.IS41 Short Cover or equivalent" which doesn't make sense since that headset is for straight 1 1/8 headtubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tam4511 View Post
    i ordered a ican s7 last week, can some one confirm what headsets fit?
    their site says it takes "Cane Creek 40.IS41 Short Cover or equivalent" which doesn't make sense since that headset is for straight 1 1/8 headtubes.
    Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 / ZS56/40 should be the right part and what I went with.

    SKU is BAA0533K on the Cane Creek website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tier1 View Post
    Cane Creek ZS44/28.6 / ZS56/40 should be the right part and what I went with.

    SKU is BAA0533K on the Cane Creek website.
    Thank you! Is that a press in or drop in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tam4511 View Post
    Thank you! Is that a press in or drop in?
    I had to use the Park Tool headset bearing press to get it in (the tools SKU is HHP-2 on the Parktool website, rented it out from my local university's bike repair centre/workshop). If you don't have the tool or access to a workshop then take it to an LBS to do the work for you.

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    How are you finding the S7? Giving it serious consideration at the moment

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    I love it! No issues and it rides great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    How are you finding the S7? Giving it serious consideration at the moment
    My girlfriend has been riding hers for about a year pretty aggressively. She loves it. Watch the pivot bolts. They like to back out even when they're loctited. Otherwise, no problems at all.

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    Do any 650b/27 frameset models have a main pivot built around double row bearings (2 bearings on DS x 2 bearings on NDS)?
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    Here’s my s7, I've put close to 50 miles on it so far and no issues, I love it!

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    So this looks like the same frame as my khs 6700. Must be decent if khs is willing to put their name on it.

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    Yep it's a KHS, a Chemical adrininal, I think even Kona has it? (Or did)

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    Earlier this I was diagnosed with stage 2b lung cancer. Had part of one lung removed, now going through chemo. I currently have an Imust 27.5er (S7) bike. The bike was serviced over the winter, before I was diagnosed. The bike has yet to be ridden this year. I probably won't ride a bike again. The bike was built with an all sram gx 11speed drive train, has Truvativ Holzfeller Stem, handlebars, seatpost. It also has mavic crossride 27.5 15/142x12 rear and 15mm thru axle front wheel. It also has a RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 150 Suspension Bicycle Fork, with a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Rear shock 200x57/7.875''x2.25'' MidReb/MidComp B3. Paired with 2 Maxxis Minion DHF Mountain Bike Tire 27.5 x 2.3. It is also pair with a pair of level hydraulic disc brakes 160mm both front and rear. I was wondering how much this bike would be worth if I sold it? I would really hate to sell it, but the medical bills are piling up. any advice would be appreciated


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    alucke I'm really sorry to hear about your ill health. I hope that all the medical "pain" is worth it and you come out the other end with a clean bill of health.

    As for the bike, I think you would be better parting it out. As much as I hate to say it, because it sounds like a great bike, I don't think you will get a "fair" price for it because it is built around a "china" frame, not a brand name. Strip it down and sell everything individually. You'll probably still get a couple hundred bucks for the frame but that will be the big loss. I could be wrong but I think that is the best way to maximise your return.

    All the best, and I'll be thinking about you.

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    Hi alucke, Very sorry to hear about your health, I wish the best outcome for you.

    As far as the bike, I think I tend to agree with emu26. Since building mine, I bought an Ibis, the S7 has been tough to sell. You could try for a bit before parting it out.

    Perhaps it would be good therapy after treatment, I really don't know what the expectations are.

    Best wishes,

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    Any new frames for 2019? Looking for a 29er with at least 150 travel and around 66 or 65 head angle and 435mm chainstays.

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    I just pulled the trigger on tantán FM356, I went with the 17.5. The chainstays are a bit long but we shall see how the build goes. I am going Sram GX full, Shimano brakes revelation 150mm and monarch plus in the back. Carbon AliExpress wheel set and Maxxis aggressor 2.5 pics to follow

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    Got pics of your FM356 build yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    Any new frames for 2019? Looking for a 29er with at least 150 travel and around 66 or 65 head angle and 435mm chainstays.
    P-9 fits that bill. Or wait for the Hightower clone.

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    Yes the build is finished I will post a few pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC-FlowClyde View Post
    Got pics of your FM356 build yet?


    This is the bike complete and aprox weight. the wheels are iplay 35mm with novatec hubs. i have a full year on them and they are great
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    Sweet! Super deluxe shock? What size? RS doesn't make a 200x57mm in that SD model? Thanks for 411.

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    I am giving serious consideration to these 650b boost frames as well. I prefer the S7 to the P1 or P9 due to its travel and the dual linkages between the front & rear parts of the frame. I have had discussions with owners of ICAN frames and they have been satisfied but I do not think these were AM/Enduro frame owners. However, if the P9 is know to be better I won't mind.

    I have also seen indications that ICAN & IMUST have some form of a working relationship or are the same firm. This is not certain. I have not heard of TanTan before.

    I must admit I do not like the 3 year warranty period on these frames. I know I will not be hard on any frame but perhaps this may be one of the reasons why these frames/bikes do not sell for $1750/$5500, respectively.

    I have to agree the KHS 6700 looks very similar to the S7 and FM356.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVC View Post
    I am giving serious consideration to these 650b boost frames as well. I prefer the S7 to the P1 or P9 due to its travel and the dual linkages between the front & rear parts of the frame. I have had discussions with owners of ICAN frames and they have been satisfied but I do not think these were AM/Enduro frame owners. However, if the P9 is know to be better I won't mind.

    I have also seen indications that ICAN & IMUST have some form of a working relationship or are the same firm. This is not certain. I have not heard of TanTan before.

    I must admit I do not like the 3 year warranty period on these frames. I know I will not be hard on any frame but perhaps this may be one of the reasons why these frames/bikes do not sell for $1750/$5500, respectively.

    I have to agree the KHS 6700 looks very similar to the S7 and FM356.
    Have you read the fine print for what a "lifetime" is in the warranty documentation for those branded frames offering "lifetime" warranty? I have a branded carbon dual suspension all mountain frame for my son, less than 6 months riding time. Bottom race of headset, all carbon and no aluminium bonded in, failed and collapsed up into the frame. He weighs less than 50kg and the jump was about 2m which both he and his riding buddies are adamant he landed safely. This branded company is throwing out all kinds of excuses as to why it's his fault and why they can't honour the warranty. 2 months since this happened and I am still fighting them.

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    I had an S7 it rode fine but really depends what you want. I put a -1.5 degree headset on and it helped. The geometry is not really AM with a steep head angle and slack seat tube. Still, you can build a fun to ride bike for less than other frames.

    To be upfront though, now I'm on an Ibis HD5, night and day different, My son in law is on my old S7 and loves it.

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    emu26 - I am not impressed with the industry as they place you in this position regarding your son's experience. I have to encourage you to keep fighting and possibly search for legal aid through your local government. I recall vividly that the insurance company my father had his life insurance through repeatedly pressured my mother to return the check they issued her after my father passed away. Ultimately, she ignored them and they went away. You do not have this luxury.


    Joel_l - Your post was also good to read. I had been tracking a small frame Ibis Mojo SL for my wife by email communication. Once I finally decided to call the seller I learned he had just sold it. Shame on me. We just picked up a first generation 6061 Covert for her that appears to have been well cared for and it is very good condition despite its age. At the moment the only issue I have identified is it needs fork stanchion wipers so I ordered a set of enduro seals from Real World Cycling. We now need to find something for me because we were able to purchase a second generation 6061 Nomad for our son in May. The primary issue governing the purchase of these two bikes was their low cost as I new my job was terminated and about to end. The material used for the frame was not a factor. In both of these examples I was fortunate. I am completely impressed with the Nomad and understand your satisfaction with the Ibis HD. Both of these bikes are also 26 and this does not bother me. These ICAN/IMUST/TanTan frames are of the few exceptions which might enable me to consider the larger cost differential in 26 vs 27.5. With considerations for overall cost, value, frame/bike age/longevity, capability, and the need to maintain a 10 year old bike properly it is not an easy decision. I completely trust my son's Nomad but also know I will never be navigating 60-degree downhill terrain because we would have to board a commercial aircraft or be willing to drive several states to experience trails like this so this relieves me of concern over exposing a bike of this vintage/material to situations where you might be concerned about its integrity. I do not see myself being in a position to be concerned about obtaining the best geometry.

    I tried to locate reviews for the KHS 6700 on PinkBike but KHS does not appear in their "Product" list.

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    I think that KHS was the S7 frame. Mine was the ICAN version, though I heard the TanTan was also good.. IMUST is ICAN, it's just the IMUST is the finished version, complete bike or painted frame. When I bought mine from ICAN, it was just the bare unfinished frame.

    If you read through the whole thread carefully, you will find there were some minor issues to address, mostly the pivot bolts coming loose. Cleaning and putting them back in with blue loctite seems to cure the issue. Having the steep head angle makes it turn pretty fast. It was never scary coming down but I do notice a difference on my HD5 ( also had an HD3 which was in between handling wise ).

    If I never built the HD3, then the HD5, I'm sure I'd still be perfectly happy riding the S7.

    If you do go that route, do not use triples up front, If you do, be very careful to check the chain at full compression.

    As far as 26 vs 27.5 ( or 29 for that matter ), where I ride has some technical and rocky areas, I do notice it easier to get over some things with the 27.5" wheels. My old bike was a Specialized Enduro Expert with 26". I could ride the same things, but feel more confident with the 27s.

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