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    Idea! What fatbike did you Build

    I have been reading all thru the forums because i want to try building a chinese carbon fat bike.
    I have no experience building a bike but am generally good at figuring out how to do things.
    I want a 1x11 drive and a frame accepting the largest tires .
    would you mind listing what you put on ? ie :drive ( XTR,XX1), headset, bottom bracket (what did you do about BB shell given 120mm ),spacers, crank , chain ring, brakes, rotor size and which wheels (80,90,100mm) and how are hubs(i see a lot of muttering about noisy/crummy hubs)Did you go tubeless ? are any of the carbon rims better for tubeless than others ?,did you use derailleur hanger that came with frame? ,seat clamp.
    Any changes you would do if starting over.
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    I built a DengFu FM190. I have heard that their version is a bit wider in the chain stays then other but can't confirm. some of the parts i had like the crankset from a different bike and used those. The rest of my choices where based on keeping it with in a price point. I have about $1800 into it excluding the crankset. Build is below.

    Frame: FM190 with carbon fork
    Wheels: Dengfu 100mm carbon on Chosen hubs
    Crank set: RF turbine cinch 120mm spindle
    BB: RF one that came on old bike
    Bars/stem/seat post: Dengfu carbon
    RD: Shimano SLX
    Cassette: Shimano XT 10spd
    shifter: XT 10spd
    Brakes: Shimano M395 (cheap but i love them, and they are only about 60g heavier then XT for $70/ set)
    tires: Dillinger 5 un-studded and china alloy studs from bikestuds.com (saved myself about $120 by studding myself)



    I wanted the best shifting i could afford and read an article on MTBR about the Shimano line. they said that the shifter is more important then the derailleur so i went higher spec there. my bike shifts wonderfully by the way. Also the XT cassette is lighter and more durable then going to the XTR and is affordable. i saved some $ on the RD by going SLX and i have the same RD on another bike and it works very well.

    I have not gone tubeless but i will. they are super easy, just tape the spoke hole and go. i tested them out with no sealant and they would hold for about a day as is. the rims have a very flat profile so bead closes on the rim very easily.

    If you have other questions please ask.
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    I could have gone 11 spd with the new XT setup but did not see the need. Or i could have ordered the wheels with the SD drive body. i would recommend the XT setup unless you just like sram for the 10t cog. headset was supplied by Dengfu and fits great. BB was RF and i went BSA on the frame because that is what i had. i think RF sells BB30 as well but i would stick to BSA. this from will allow you to go 100mm or 120mm spindle. again i had 120mm so that is what i have. crank arm clearance is tighter on the 100mm but it does work.

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    Great looking bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    I could have gone 11 spd with the new XT setup but did not see the need. Or i could have ordered the wheels with the SD drive body. i would recommend the XT setup unless you just like sram for the 10t cog. headset was supplied by Dengfu and fits great. BB was RF and i went BSA on the frame because that is what i had. i think RF sells BB30 as well but i would stick to BSA. this from will allow you to go 100mm or 120mm spindle. again i had 120mm so that is what i have. crank arm clearance is tighter on the 100mm but it does work.
    Did they paint the frame for you ?If so , How is the quality of the painting ?

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    they did and it is top notch. It is just white so it is not tough to do but it looks as good as any name brand manufacturer.

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    Ti Fatback
    Hadley Hubs
    Uma 70 rims
    Saint w/ One Up Radr Cage swap
    xtr 1x10 shifter xtr cassette w/ wolftooth 42 gc
    sram xx1 crank wolftooth nw ring
    king bb & headset
    avid bb7 sd7 brakes 160 rotor
    thompson 70mm stem
    fatback carbon fork
    ritchey carbon seatpost
    brooks ti saddle
    answer 20/20 carbon bar
    oury grips
    45nrth D5 studded tubeless
    kmc sl10 chain
    ptarmigan hardcore

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    FM190 - only frame that came big enough, Dengfu custom paint which is perfect
    Next SL Cranks 100mm/RF BB/Flipped WolfTooth 28t
    XTR Shifting & Chain
    XT Brakes
    SRAM 1150 cassette
    Race Face bars - wanted 800
    Nextie 65's for summer although I am using them this winter with D5's
    DT Swiss Hubs
    Bluto RCT3

    Once I add the dropper it'll be in the mid 4's for $, but I am not complaining. Closest stock option for me was the same price for a closeout Beargrease that needed a bunch of changes to fit me right.

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