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charlesrg

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Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:08:27 PM »
I just found this: http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_Products/Mountain_Frame/29ER_Mountain_Frame/2017/0302/480.html
It looks like modern geometry and new style of shock.

Trying to find more geometry info and will share with you guys.



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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 06:03:19 AM »
Looks like a nice frame.
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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 09:50:29 AM »
Please move this to 29er topic. I post here by mistake.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 09:59:37 AM »
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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 10:02:27 AM »
I've got the geometry. The chainstay and head angle look great.

I think this is better than the LCFS104 because the rear brake caliper is mounted on the chainstay. The LCFS104 has the issue that the seatstay will flex and braking while going over bumps might be problematic.

I'm trying to find more info on internal cable routing.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 10:35:18 AM »
I'd like to see clearance for a 29+ tire  8), a bit more slack in the HTA, mabye 68 or 67.5 deg, chainstays aren't bad but I'd also like to see those a little shorter but not a deal breaker.
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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 11:03:09 AM »
It looks like they are using the same photos on this bike (same site) and saying that this one is 29+

http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_Products/Mountain_Frame/650B_29ER_Plus_Frame/2017/0322/481.html

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 01:41:15 PM »
I'd like to see clearance for a 29+ tire  8), a bit more slack in the HTA, mabye 68 or 67.5 deg, chainstays aren't bad but I'd also like to see those a little shorter but not a deal breaker.

Chainstay at 435mm, I haven't seen shorter 29er FS bikes.
I'm hoping for a lighweight mean XC racing machine.  No need for Plus tires on my side. I'm neutral about boost. So hoping that they are bringing both up with small changes, could be FM058 and FM078 similar to Spark 700 and 900.


I've requested more info and details on axle, travel, bb type. Should get more info for tomorrow. I have the communication lag and that they can't publish all the info on their website to avoid questions going back and forth.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 02:54:16 PM »
If it is like the spark 900/700 Plus, it will be very interesting if a 29x2.8 or 3.0 tire will fit. There wasn't room for a 29x3 in the Spark 700 Plus.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 04:31:05 PM »
I'm curious, why do you guys like Plus tires on XC bikes ? Wouldn't it be better to use a Enduro bike with Plus tires ?
I haven't seen people racing XC on plus tires and winning races.
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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 05:18:58 PM »
Good looking frame. Too bad they don't build one up so we actually know what it would look like as a complete.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 07:03:46 PM »
I'm curious, why do you guys like Plus tires on XC bikes ? Wouldn't it be better to use a Enduro bike with Plus tires ?
I haven't seen people racing XC on plus tires and winning races.

If one of these frames is like the Scott Spark 700 Plus, its geometry is more of a trail bike. I have a Stache with 29x3 tires and i don't think anyone would like racing on those guys.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 09:46:48 PM »
Good looking frame. Too bad they don't build one up so we actually know what it would look like as a complete.
If they get back to me quickly with information I should have one built soon. So far I've too many tech details to cover before ordering it.

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 12:16:57 AM »
If they get back to me quickly with information I should have one built soon. So far I've too many tech details to cover before ordering it.

Def looking forward to seeing a build log with one of these frames. I'm really liking it... from the geometry to the aesthetics/lines of the frame.. pretty much perfect imo. Is it just me or are these chiner designs becoming more "refined"?

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Re: Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 03:02:33 AM »
You will need the perfect seatpost lenght according to the seat tube design, this could be problematic with droppers.