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Component Deals & Selection / Re: VYRO, new shifting technology
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:35:16 PM »
Recently SRAM released Eagle GX so I think the lower cost 1x12 is already here.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: July 07, 2017, 01:46:29 PM »
Which bushings?  If it's for the shock, you can measure the width you need and go to Jenson USA and order the correct one.  Another option is RWC http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id275.html and order needle bearings for the shock.

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Classifieds / Re: XX1 GXP Carbon Crankset $275 (includes shipping)
« on: July 02, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
Sorry, sold a while ago.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:05:27 AM »
Looks nice!  Is there cable routing for a remote lockout for the rear shock?

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29er / Re: Xm Carbon E bike frame
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:58:26 PM »
E-bike, is like blasphemy to most MTB riders.

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29er / Re: Steven-iam's DengFu M06 Build
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:56:06 PM »
Looks like an improved version of my old IP-036 but the never fixed the cable routing for the rear shock.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: VYRO, new shifting technology
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:51:51 PM »
The VYRO looks like some good engineering, the Suntour looks interesting as well, however, it came out at a time when everyone is moving to 1x setups and getting rid of the front derailleur altogether.

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29er / Re: Design flaw/quality issue IP-036
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:00:44 PM »
I had an IP-036 for nearly 3 years, put several hundred miles on the frame, sold it about a year ago, and it's still going strong with the second owner.  The frame only cost $700, not $3,000 like the big brand frames so for me, spending 1/4 the cost and still getting a decent frame that didn't give me any troubles was worth the effort.  Not saying there haven't been some buyers that haven't been 100% happy with the IP-036 but my experience was a positive one.  The only reason I sold my IP-036 and IP-056 was I wanted something different that, at the time, wasn't offered in a Chinese frameset.

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29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:48:14 AM »
It's probably really hard to say but a small frame on most bikes is usually for people that are pretty short.  Not knowing what size is right for you, a MED frame probably fits the majority of riders who are less than about 5'-9" tall.

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29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« on: June 11, 2017, 06:52:58 AM »
TheBrandon, I have not checked the geometry but it's possible the CS-FS29 is based on the latest Scott Spark.  At least the suspension design appears to match up.

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29er / Re: What do you say?
« on: June 11, 2017, 06:45:32 AM »
When I had my Chiner bikes, sometimes I would just say it is a custom build out of Asia.  If they asked more questions I would tell them the frame was custom, I selected the model, frame size, the carbon weave, bottom bracket, and paint color and it was customized to my order.  Saying it that way really got people's attention, since that's not something you get to do with the big brand bikes.  Then I would go on to say I hand selected all the components, and built the bike to a spec that's usually found on bikes costing 2-3 times more than I have in the bike.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« on: June 06, 2017, 06:33:11 AM »
Nice looking +bike!

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29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« on: June 05, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »
If you're interested in a 29er, my advice would be full suspension with around 110-130mm of travel in the rear, 120-140mm of travel up front.  Peter has the CS-FS29 available at xmcarbonspeed.com.

However, if you're like me, and your willing to try something new, either a FS 27.5+ or a 29+, I have one of each and have not looked back.  I had x-country oriented Chiners and while they were really good, once I started riding plus bikes, I enjoy riding more than ever.  It's up to you but if you're building a new bike, give Plus a try.

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 07:27:30 PM »
I like your choices of components!

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:39:51 PM »
So i got it back today.  He used his plotter/cutter to make a template so there are no visible seems. It looks really good. Pics in the morning. 
I ran the rear break outside until i figure out how to cut the hose to feed it through the top tube. Ill need a bleed kit then too. 

Not if you use the "no bleed" method to shorten the brake line and run it internally.  Look on YouTube, there are some good procedures posted.  I have a bleed kit and have not needed to use it the last few times I installed new brakes and ran the lines internally.

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