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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
Hey guys,

Got the CS-FS27 27.5+ frame

I purchased the Roxshox Monarch rt3 165x38 shock.

I'm having  hard time finding the right Hardware (bushings) for the frame.

Can anyone help?
Rear shock bushing sizes- 20.2mm wide with 8mm bolt and 50mm wide (if painted go with 49.9mm) with 8mm bolt.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 09:21:44 PM »
I like your choices of components!

I figured Deity would play well as a "brand" to gift to the wife/goddess in my life. Not the cheapest stuff, but this experiment was about the experience rather than money. She does say that the saddle is murder on her "seat", but she said that about her Evoke RL Womens saddle, that she rides and love now, for the first two weeks. Maybe Deity should make a female oriented saddle? Thanks for the comment Carbon_Dude!

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:42:29 PM »
how are you running your rear brake cable?
Jagwire adhesive cable guides under the top tube. See pics

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:16:50 PM »
Link to album. These outside pics kinda washed out the color a little. The inside pics I'm adding to the album are fairly accurate color representations. Also I jacked up two of the plastic cable housing guides so I'll be ordering some more of those from Peter soon.

Additional notes I'll add to first post...

  • The Minion SS 29x2.3 probably wouldn't have fit if it wasn't the semi slick version. Take a look at the clearance shot of the back tire. Any knob height would have been rubbing. That being said, I think the Maxxis Minnion SS is a pretty good choice for what my wife will be using this bike on. This probably won't go in too much mud and she doesn't ride when it's wet/raining.
  • Chain length... wrap the chain around the biggest cog in the back and the chain ring in the front, NOT weaving through the derailleur, then add 4 links. Anything less (with the xx1 derailleur) will cause shifting while riding when the suspension compresses.
  • I don't have the weight yet, but it's really light...but all I have to compare it to is a Stache 9 and a Trek Fuel EX both in 21.5.
  • Tires are Maxxis Minnion SS 29x2.3 rear and Maxxis Ikon 2.35 (mounted backwards by mistake) on the front.
  • I tried to take a few pics of the chain ring clearance. It doesn't look like you're going to be able to go much over a 30T, but I really don't know that for sure. The teeth are super close to the rear triangle.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: June 05, 2017, 03:51:13 PM »
I'm going to look at the no bleed method tonight and see what I can learn.

So, for photos, here they come. As for ride review, my wife has had about 8 miles of single track on it and she is in love. We will be riding every dry day this week, so I'll listen to her concerns and comments and pass them along. I'd sit down on it and go for a spin, but I'm a little too tall and heavy for this setup to give any real feedback. Next post will have pics!

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:08:50 AM »
3 weeks?  Is he wrapping every bolts and nuts individually too?
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. 

The rear triangle just needed to be loosened at the top pivot an 8th turn and it swings freely. I've got it roughly together and the build was easy. 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. 
Another problem with the rear shock is that it will be impossible to attach the pump to the stem on the shock with the shock mounted. Ill play with the offset bushings tomorrow to see what i can do about that. The stem is too close to the frame right now.
I'll update more in the morning.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:18:32 PM »
You get this thing built up yet?  Any rides?
Not yet.  The paint protector film guy is taking forever. Over three weeks now. Never using him again. Sorry for the delay in the build.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:45:51 PM »
We've been talking past each other. And I've been unclear. Sorry.  :)

I've ridden the Spark. It's an awesome bike. That's why I'm considering the CS-FS27.
;) Beers are good tonight! 

29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:05:39 PM »
Just so we're clear, I'm not bagging on the Scott or the FS-27. I'm probably going to buy one soon.

If anything, I'm defending the Scott from being compared to a SC. Had two SCs. Big, fat waste of money.

I'd love a 130/122mm FS to compliment my Yeti ASRc. I have two frames from Peter already, four Chinese carbon in total. Been very pleased.
I wasn't in any way speaking for or against SC or Scott. Nor was i speaking to your posts other than saying that if you want a really close comparison,  ride the spark.  This is my wife's ride.  My bikes come from the large volume brands or boutique'ish brands. That being said,  this build is fun.  That's all from me.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« on: May 06, 2017, 06:43:50 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.
If you want to know how this frame feels, there is an easy solution.  Go to lbs. Ask for Spark 700 plus series. Test ride. It is the same. I promise. Suspension tune may play into it a little but it is a spark 700 plus. Its a fun bike.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 01, 2017, 08:34:21 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.

What kind of place calibrated a torque wrench?

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:55:04 PM »
I'm really curious what's going on with your rear triangle. I would loosen all the suspension hardware half a turn and see if it moves freely then.

As an aside, do you own a torq wrench? If not I would definitely recommend getting one. I have a park tools set which includes a 1/4" drive wrench, Allen and torx bits, it was like $80. I couldn't help myself on Black Friday and bought basically the same thing at harbor freight for < $10. Without a sale you can probably get a 1/4" torq wrench and bit set from harbor freight for $20.
The frame and wheels are at the graphics place. I'll try loosening the triangle as soon as i get it back.  I also emailed Peter about the issue. Hope it's something easy.
I did get a cheap torque wrench from Amazon and it works great so far. Figured that and a bike repair stand were pretty important.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: April 30, 2017, 05:39:04 PM »
So...I'm pretty sure I mounted my tubeless Maxxis Ikon tire backwards. I don't think I want to fix it. Thoughts?

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:55:39 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.
It didn't come with a dummy shock...nothing at all in there. Its just solid, like it's locked somewhere.

29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: April 30, 2017, 12:12:51 PM »
Does anyone know how to unlock the rear triangle? It's rigid right now...probably that way for safer shipping.
Speaking of shipping it only took a week for the bike to show up after it was shipped. No custom issues at all.

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