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    not just a chinese carbon frame, but 90% chinese!

    ha, let me introduce you guys to my new to me bike. i bought most of the parts used. The frame is chinese carbon bike frame from obviously china. They shipped it direct. i will post specs later since im at work and running out of lunch time. :0)

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    I'm not an expert in frames but familiar with Specialized as my LBS is a dealer. Frame looks similar to a Stumpjumper. Details about the frame?

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    Nice build! Where'd you get the frame?

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    i got the frame from here http://www.gotobike.com.cn/. there is a whole thread on the 29er forum about them but i didnt get the 29er since i just needed a replacement frame. i crashed my other bike and transfered over everything i could. so if i remember correctly it was 400 shipped to my door. its been awhile but im sure thats right. @ sunnyinco, i dont think its a copy of the stumpjumper but it could be i dont know the geometry of the stumpjumper but it could match. But this is definitely a copy of this http://www.bicismendiz.com/castellan...&idseccion=162. its a european brand from what i learned on the spanish mtb forums. they can sell for over 3000 due to exchange rates.

    http://www.bikezona.com/bicicletas/t...a.asp?id=10381

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    .............
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    Congrats and thats one slick ride!

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    Thanks. I'll check them out.

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    Keep us posted on the structural integrity of the frame if you happen to have a spill or some rock/root dings etc... Interested in the actual quality of weave/thermo-resin strength. I've owned a carbon HT before that fractured from a very bad wreck that I luckily walked from bruised and not broken... WHoooo "carbon" gives me he "eh's" now lol. But they are beautiful machines!

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    nice

    Their carbon full suspension looks like a GIANT NRS in Carbon:
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    @ titaniumv12 i definitely feel you on the carbon concern.... its one of my biggest worries since i weigh about 185 but the only way to find out is to go out there and test it. But having it fail on me has crossed my mind. im gonna run it through its paces this summer and see what happens.... soo wish me luck :0)

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    i like it, congrats. I think it will do better than most would think.

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    menusk, I suspect it'll hold up just fine. I know a few guys riding unbranded Asian road frames, including a cyclocross frame that was raced for a season, and they have had no issues.

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    Did you happen to weigh the frame when you got it? Just curious what kind of weight savings there is with going CF.

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    i actually did weigh it and it weighed 2.8lbs for a large frame. The bike itself is currently 21 lbs complete with pedals but im still running tubes until further notice and im running a really heavy duty chain that i dont want to change until it breaks haha. those two things would get me under 20lbs if i put lighter stuff, we'll see.
    Oh and ive added a couple of stickers to it so it wouldnt look so naked. and yes i know its not a specialized. ill say it up front its not a specialized and i will never tell anyone it is who asks about it but until i figure out how to make my own vinyl stickers these will have to do.

    p.s. i see the stickers have air bubbles but as i ride it in the hot weather im positive they will go away if not i will have to give the whole bike away

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    Thats a nice bike how is it at absorbing bumps does it flex enough to make the ride better than aluminum?

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    its definitely a different feel. the other bike, the parts donor for this bike was aluminum. this one feels stiff but it doesnt transfer the hits the same way. kinda like a cork feeling of absorbing the hits not the instant transfer of aluminum which is ok after a while of riding. Just a touch more forgiving not a whole lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcalruckus View Post
    Their carbon full suspension looks like a GIANT NRS in Carbon:
    Maybe a Giant before Specialized sued them for using the FSR linkage. That frame just moved to the top of my list for a replacement for my HT. That is one sexy 3.5lbs frame.

    Now all I need is a price? What did the HT cost just for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLO View Post
    Maybe a Giant before Specialized sued them for using the FSR linkage. That frame just moved to the top of my list for a replacement for my HT. That is one sexy 3.5lbs frame.

    Now all I need is a price? What did the HT cost just for reference.
    Can this frame be good? How about big hits? or how much you trust it?
    I don't do extreme at the trails but who knows what can happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DManos View Post
    Can this frame be good? How about big hits? or how much you trust it?
    I don't do extreme at the trails but who knows what can happen...
    All the big brands Trek, Giant, Specialized, Banshee, Norco ect... Almost all of the their production is done in China. The Asians are making some great race ready bikes. The race culture is just as big in Asia as it is here in North America.

    I would guess that the full suspension carbon frame would be good for all mountain/ xc. I would not want to take it to Whistler for a day of lift access riding. That would be a job for the DH bike.
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    Just to clarify, Banshee frames are made in Taiwan in a factory alongside other high end frames. There is a big difference in what Taiwanese and Chinese factories put out quality wise, and the countries are very different in many ways.
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    I like to try the carbon it will be good for all mountain/xc and a ride. Taiwanese vs Chinese ;
    All know that Taiwanse may is better.Personal i prefer to go with the price and the model.This frame is 1600kg and it will be fan to ride as my bike is far heavier.

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    HAHA! I love the stricker idea! Would be kinda interesting if someone came up with the actual Specialized and was like "WOW what model is that?!"

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