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Chinese Carbon MTB => Fat Bikes => Topic started by: Cevan on January 30, 2017, 07:50:38 PM

Title: My 197 build
Post by: Cevan on January 30, 2017, 07:50:38 PM
Here is my build thread.  Goal was a relatively light weight fat bike I could ride anytime of the year here in New England, so here goes:

After some research I settled on the Carbonspeed 197.  I had emailed with Peter about frames and wheelsets and found him to be quite responsive.  So I ordered the frame, 029 fork, axles, headset and a 68mm carbon wheelset.  Everything arrived about 10 days after ordering.  I have to say I was very impressed with how well everything was packed.  Wheels came in their own box.  It took me a good 15 minutes just to removed the bubble wrap from the frame.  Everything looked great.  No blemishes.  Everything looks finished to a high degree.

My parts list:

Jumbo Jim 4.0 tires tubeless
RaceFace Next SL crank/BB with a 28T
RF Next bars
FSA SL-K stem
FSA SL-K post
XTR brakes/Ice tech rotors
SRAM XX1 shifter/cassette/chain/derailleur
Selle Italia SLR saddle
Time Atac xc-4 pedals

Routing the shifter housing was a slight pain.  Definitely easiest back to front.  Those chainstays are narrow!  Brake line much easier.  Awaiting a stem before cutting the steerer tube.  Wt. 23.4lbs.

Few pics. 

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1909_zps336z7wve.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1909_zps336z7wve.jpg.html)

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1910_zps65fxp10j.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1910_zps65fxp10j.jpg.html)

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1911_zpsjp1k9zoa.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1911_zpsjp1k9zoa.jpg.html)

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1919_zpstdnwqnxb.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1919_zpstdnwqnxb.jpg.html)

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1952_zpsn74vxayu.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1952_zpsn74vxayu.jpg.html)

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/IMG_1954_zpssiy4viwz.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/IMG_1954_zpssiy4viwz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: 325racer on February 02, 2017, 10:23:27 PM
Nice..
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Carbon_Dude on February 04, 2017, 04:28:29 PM
Very nice!  Looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished bike.
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Cevan on February 05, 2017, 12:38:27 PM
Bike is done.  Final weight is 23.25 lbs.  Using 4 oz of Stan's in the front and 5 in the back.  Just took it for a quick 5 mile ride on some local trails with about 2-3 inches of powder.  The bike feels incredibly stiff and fast.  Running 8psi in the front and 10 in the back. 

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Cevan65/Fat%20bike/FullSizeRender_zps4t51qz7s.jpg) (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/Cevan65/media/Fat%20bike/FullSizeRender_zps4t51qz7s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Carbon_Dude on February 05, 2017, 04:05:57 PM
Good job!
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: JohnSpeed on February 05, 2017, 06:02:02 PM
23 pounds? That's awesome! Guess I didn't realize fat bikes were getting to such reasonable weights. Congrats and enjoy!
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: carbonazza on February 06, 2017, 04:11:20 AM
Very light and beautiful build. Congrats!
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Cevan on February 21, 2017, 04:42:49 PM
Quick update:

Bike weighed in at 23.2 final weight.
Raced it this past weekend and am very impressed with the whole bike. 
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Bromont_Canada on June 30, 2017, 08:55:09 PM
Hello, just ordered a CS-197 frame, what is the standard rotor sizes (front and Rear) ?

Thanks
Title: Re: My 197 build
Post by: Cevan on July 02, 2017, 04:34:51 PM
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