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After The Ride / Any Swiss members on here?
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:20:48 PM »
I'll be in the Lauterbrunnen Valley next week with the family. Just checking to see if there is anyone on here that may want to play tour guide for a couple of hours if I can sneak away from the wife and kids. Or anyone that may have some suggestions on what to ride. I do have one ride planned already, I just hope it works out. Once I'm in town, I will be checking in with Imboden bike to see what they recommend. I'll post some pictures either way once we are home.

Not a bad idea! I'm not a fan but I do see where they can help. Here are a couple more hardtails to add to the list.

XMCarbonspeed / Peter


26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: June 11, 2017, 01:15:41 PM »
Just a few action shots to confirm the build has worked out perfectly. The fit is great but the wheels are still a bit big. Nothing that has caused an issue just similar to someone who is 61" tall riding a 29er. But with the proper fitting crank and a good comfortable reach, it just took some getting used to a taller bike. I also came across a black RS Revelation for well under $200 so I did some part swapping between the bikes of daughter #1 and daughter #2. Both of us have been extremely happy with the finished product.

Sweet! I'm glad everything worked out as planned. And $200 for two shipped is a bargain. Keep us updated on the rims as you use them more.

Awesome! Keep us posted. I wouldn't mind putting some on the SS.

They have decent feedback and the price is awesome. I would probably give them a shot. Another option is to spend $240 and get 2 from Hulk sports. That way you have a back up.

29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:45:57 AM »
Very good news!
Candy just removed all the doubts we may have had recently about Workswell  :)


I have had great luck with them after getting two frames and two forks. But some of the recent questions on here had me a bit worried about ordering another from them for my daughter. Looks like they are trying to do what's right.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Numbers on a table are one thing, but the actual riding position, when shocks are set up properly, is very different. They share similar geometry, but ride nothing alike.

I don't disagree with the fact that they could ride completely different. But with new frames straight from china, geo numbers is all we have to go on. But out of curiosity, have you ridden all 3? If not, it's not a fair judgement to say that they ride nothing alike.

I finally got the rubbers installed and put on 12 miles last night.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Muffin Top (AKA Workswell WCB-M-078 Plus frame)
« on: May 02, 2017, 11:33:59 AM »
how stiff do you think the frame is compared to others you have ridden?

Finally, is the paint your design, or Workswell's, and how do you rate the quality?

The frame is still holding up great and I put more miles on it over the winter. I'm still pleased with it but I would like to add a suspension fork to it eventually. As it sits, it's pretty much a winter / mud season bike. So with that, it's plenty stiff for what I've done with it and I have no complaints in that regard.

The paint is actually just vinyl decals that I made up. Otherwise the matte UD finish is fine and so isn't the rest of the quality.

If this frame ticks all the boxes, I say go for it. I would have no hesitation about getting another one. Keep us posted on your build.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:52:24 PM »
Definitely keep us posted on the lock up issue.

As for torque wrenches, it's good to get them calibrated when you first get them if they haven't been at the factory. If you can get them checked periodically, that's good too. If they stay in a case and aren't abused, once every few years is fine. I use them almost everyday so mine are checked every 6 months but that is quite excessive for most. Dropping them on concrete, say off of a toolbox, voids the calibration too. That's just a PSA about torque wrenches.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Dengfu FM476 275x3.0 Hardtail
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:46:30 PM »

It looks like it's roughly $495 shipped to the US. The CS measurement appears to be a bit long at 440mm. I have the Workswell / Sobato 29+ and that is 440 for 29+ or 425 for 29/27.5+ (it has two options). I know you don't want the elevated stay, I was just giving a reference.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:19:02 PM »
One week is awesome!

What do you mean by locked? Once the dummy shock is removed, it should go through its travel pretty easily.

29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »
That does suck! Looks like I'll be giving mine a once over tonight.

I'll play. The 5010.2 is mine and I'm currently waiting on the new crop of Bontrager 27.5x2.55 tires to become available. The Tallboy 3 is my wife's bike. Luckily I am only an inch taller than her so we both ride large framed bikes. It's a win win. 8)

The rims on the 5010 are from Nextie which I got in the fall of 2013, before I knew about Peter.
The rims on the TB are from Peter which he had painted to match the turquoise in the frame. The CX-Ray spokes came from him too.
Super happy with both sets of rims.

Sorry for the extra large pictures...

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