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29er / Charles M06 XL build
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:20:11 PM »
New frame just arrived. I will post the build progress here as I go through.
So far the frame arrived and it weights 2070grams.

It will run XX1 on SID XX fork and XT brakes. I'm moving the components from my 036 cracked frame.

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29er / Fresh 2017 hong-fu FS 29ER
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:08:27 PM »
I just found this: http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_Products/Mountain_Frame/29ER_Mountain_Frame/2017/0302/480.html
It looks like modern geometry and new style of shock.

Trying to find more geometry info and will share with you guys.

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Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / Belt Driven Carbon
« on: September 19, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »
Has anyone seem any of those ? I've gone through the dark corners of the web and could not find anyone making it.

I'm looking to build a belted cyclocross bike, most likely will use Nuvinci N360 or N380 or perhaps Alfine 8 or Alfine 11. Not sure yet, but sure I want a belt so after wet rides I can hose it off and be done with it.

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29er / IP-036 Shock Tune
« on: September 05, 2015, 01:51:52 PM »
I remember some folks fiddling with the shock tune and changing to a medium or hard mode.
Does anyone remember or have posted any results ? I've been going over the threads but could not find much conclusion on this science.

I've a Monarch XX 165x38 and it's working well, however it often get close to bottom, I'm 182lbs and running about 140psi. It also gets hot while riding technical trails but I think that's normal.

If anyone can report on improvements on tuning changes, it would be much appreciated.

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Classifieds / IP-036 Full Build - If anyone interested in my bike
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:51:45 PM »
Part Model Grams Price
Frame IP-036 2,200 $846.00
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch XX Rear Shock 165 x 38, Eye to eye length: 6.5" and Stroke: 1.5"   with 2 sets of mounting hardware 340 $284.83
Front Fork RockShox SID XX World Cup Solo Air 100 29 1,485 $970.35
Headset Headset 144 $20.50
Wheelset XMI Carbon 30mm with Novatec 142x12 / 15mm Axle 1,100 $756.40
Skewars Axles 100 $21.50
Rear Derailleur XX1 Deraileur 220 $254.60
Front Brake Shimano XT BR-M785/785-B Disc Brake Caliper & Lever 220 $123.79
Rear Brake Shimano XT BR-M785/785-B Disc Brake Caliper & Lever 307 $122.79
Brake Rotors Set Shimano XT RT86 IceTech 160mm 6-Bolt Rotor 162 $86.60
Crankset RAM XX1 BB30 175mm 168Q 465 $303.48
Chainring SRAM XX1 X-Sync 32 Tooth 55 $82.22
Shifter SRAM XX1 Trigger 11 Speed Shifter with Handlebar Clamp 91 $144.64
Bottom BracketSRAM BB306131.20
Cassette SRAM XX1 10-42 11 Speed Cassette 260 $536.80
Chain SRAM XX1 11 Speed Chain 118 links 252 $45.92
Handlebars Carbon Integrated handlebar 600mm or 700mm 250 $110.00
Stem Integrated with Bar 0
Seatpost Carbon Seatpost 195 $61.20
Seatpost Collar Clamp Alloy seatpost collar 18 $20.00
Saddle  WTB Vigo Pro Gray Saddle CroMo Rails 340 $56.40
Grips ESI Chunky 60 $15.00
Pedals Shimano XT PD-M780 343 $81.99
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tubeless-Ready Tire, 29x2.25 EVO Folding Bead Black with PaceStar Compound and SnakeSkin 1,210 $114.84
Tubes Not required
Tubeless Fluid Stan's Fluid for both wheels 40 $24.70
Cables & Bike Fairies Cables and Straps 50 $12.80
Estimated Weight 9,968


Total bike parts with Frame $5100
Assembled tuned and packed bike total $5600, included tubeless conversion, hydraulic cables trimming. Added $220 for Xloc Full Sprint conversion.

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