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Fat Bikes / My 197 build
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:50:38 PM »
[Edit: photos are in post 11 and 12]

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. 

29er / Singlespeed rigid/rigid frame advice
« on: November 27, 2016, 06:45:41 AM »
First post here and looking to get some advice. 

I am going to build up a very light 29er singlespeed with a rigid fork this winter.  My buddy has an 18 lb Foundry and that thing is so much fun to ride.   Unfortunately that frame is no longer available so I'm looking at these Chinese frames.  His Foundry had a 71.5 headtube angle.  The frame that is the closest is the IP-01.  Not sure about its reliability. The 057/Yoeleo M-91 seem well sorted but have a  comparatively slack headtube angle. 

I don't want a heavy frame but a100-200gram difference isn't going to make or break my decision.

One more thing.  OnCarbonspeed's website, there are no prices I could find.  Is this info available somewhere?

Thanks for you input.


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