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Messages - charlesrg

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29er / Re: FM058?
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:06:34 PM »
I'd probably just put my existing Fox 32 100mm. That will keep the HTA at 69 degrees. I don't want it any slacker. Rear shock...not sure.
What frame did you get ?

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What frame did you get ?

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:31:17 PM »
Do you think the bobbing would still be an issue with a platform mode on the rear shock instead of your fully open / locked out one?
I'm not sure what do you mean with platform mode. Rockshox has Lock/Unlock and the lock is not 100% lock. I guess if I had a fox shock I could put on 100% lock that would help. However I think bobbing has to do with the pivot points and geometry of the articulations. Design also influences anti-squat and anti-rise.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »
Did my third race on the bike. Issues with pedals hitting the ground on turns are starting to become an issue. In my last race twice I ended up unclipped on a turn due to pedal hitting rocks.
The bobbing of the frame is also becoming a bit of a pain. I'm planning on recording it with a gopro to see how much it interferes during climbs.

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29er / Re: FM058?
« on: May 27, 2017, 08:17:17 PM »
I'd probably just put my existing Fox 32 100mm. That will keep the HTA at 69 degrees. I don't want it any slacker. Rear shock...not sure.
So you did ordered the frame ?  Have you received it already ?

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29er / Re: FM058?
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »

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Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Belt Driven Carbon
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:16:51 PM »
This would work with the CS-496. Not a CX frame though, but it would work thanks to the unique design of the chainstay.

Thanks. I ended up building it in Titanium. Bike works well. Used a chinese firm to put it together after I drew the frame.

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29er / Re: CS-FS29
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:14:26 PM »

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29er / Re: Dengfu M06
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:36:06 PM »
Just used the cad drawings.

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29er / Re: Dengfu M06
« on: May 13, 2017, 06:14:46 PM »
No i did not. I haven't had time yet as this is the busy season for work. I went off geometry specs but i do believe the pivot point compared to the Yeti is a little lower so i'm sure the anti-squat numbers aren't as good.
Yep, you're right. Rainy day, so I drew it on Linkage and the anti-squat was not that great, neither the progression. I added it to Linkage library if you're curious to check.

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29er / Re: Dengfu M06
« on: May 13, 2017, 11:55:58 AM »
So, looking at this frame more closely it seems it's based off the new Yeti ASRc. Understanding it is a single pivot design i'm wondering if that's a step backwards as most "modern" designs are of the floating type suspensions. The redesigned Yeti has received good reviews and looking the frame up on Linkage Design, it has good antisquat numbers as well as pedal kickback and braking squat. I wonder how similar this frame would feel  ::)

Anyone..........anyone..........hello, Mcfly???

Did you draw the bike in Linkage ? Wondering about the anti-squat numbers.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 13, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
I think the bottle cage holes should have been made lower.
Definitely this, my backwards mounted shock barely clears the bottle. Maybe you should try lower sitting cage or a zip tie, like what Steven did.
My solution was to put a side loader bottle cage. That allows for small bottles to fit.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:44:10 PM »
By the way, while ordering I asked Melody about the bottle cage, and she said not to worry. So I tried to fit a bottle in and the results are in the pictures.
This are my smallest bottles. So no chance using this with a top loader bottle cage. They do work on a side loader but only the small bottles.
I think the bottle cage holes should have been made lower. Sometimes this kinda of failure makes me wonder if they actually ridden any of this frames before started selling.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 12, 2017, 02:30:21 PM »
Quote from: charlesrg
By the way, I'm running 2.35 tires on it without rub, I think that's as wide as it would take.

Are the Ikon 2.35 true to size?

Quote from: charlesrg
My IP036 was running on 100mm. The travel on this is the same. The bike is lower to the ground but travel is same. The big difference here is climbing and reduced the rear wheel play.


I'm running X-King 2.4 on my 036 (they are true to size) and sometimes when I corner really hard the rear end flex so much that the tire rub on the chainstays. So if the rear of the M06 is stiffer, it's good news.

I think the 036 has larger tire clearance than M06. I will measure take the measurements to ensure it's accurate. I was running 2.35 on the 036 as well with no rub. Keep in mind wheel width also plays a big role on how wide the tire will set.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:26:07 PM »
The 036 is often speced at 110-120mm of rear travel. Do you feel any difference with the 100mm of the M06 or it seems to have the same amount of travel as the 036?
My IP036 was running on 100mm. The travel on this is the same. The bike is lower to the ground but travel is same. The big difference here is climbing and reduced the rear wheel play.

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