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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: BXT Pro 1.0
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:03:28 AM »
You can also check there:

http://velobuildmall.com

I bought my road bike frame with them a few years back. At that time, they were dealing with Dengfu, Hongfu and IPlay and now I think they sell stuff that comes directly from the frame makers.

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29er / Re: CS-FS29
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:46:25 PM »
Yes but could not remember what thread it was and was looking for it! There is information about the brake mounts being on the seat stays instead of chain stays and that being problematic.

Thanks

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29er / Re: CS-FS29
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:47:01 AM »
I'm also interested to know a bit more about a build with this frame. Looks like a good alternative to the Dengfu M06.

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:34:27 AM »
Yes, the seller always stated a lower price without me asking. They also alway add that it's sample bicycle parts in the details.

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: May 17, 2017, 01:31:10 PM »
I'm in Canada and have to pay taxes on everything comming from other places like Chainreaction Cycles, Merlin Cycles, Ribbles, Bike24, Bike-components, etc. But it seems like carbon parts from China are not subjected to that! :)

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:05:23 AM »
I'm in Canada and never had to pay anything for all my carbon parts from China (frames, wheels, rims, ...). But paying in US $ makes up for that big time with currency change here. ;)

I'm in Canada too and I find this hard to believe. I mean, no offence intended, but are you saying you never had to pay taxes and brockerage fees, if not duties, on expensive parts like frames and wheels? I know from personal experience that they don't charge you anything on cheap parts like seat post, handlebars or seats, but was sure they would not let a big price tag item slip by without getting their cut. If you can confirm that, that would be a game changing info for me. Thanks.

So far, I did 7 major orders from China.

1st: 2 carbon rims from Light Bicycle. No taxes or duties paid.
2nd: 1 Road bike frame with seat post, handlebar, stem, headset, 2 bottle cages, spare hanger and fork from Dengfu. No taxes or duties paid.
3rd: 1 pair of road wheels from Far Sports. No taxes or duties paid.
4th: 1 Carbon FS bike frame (IP-036) with headset, seat post, 4 bottle cages and a spare hanger from IPlay. No taxes or duties paid.
5th: 2 carbon rims from Carbonbicycle. No taxes or duties paid.
6th: 1 carbon rim from Carbonbicycle. No taxes or duties paid.
7th: 1 carbon rim and 2 bottle cages from XMCarbonSpeed. No taxes or duties paid.


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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:03:16 AM »
I'm in Canada and never had to pay anything for all my carbon parts from China (frames, wheels, rims, ...). But paying in US $ makes up for that big time with currency change here. ;)

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: Road Carbon Frames
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:34:57 PM »
I'm on my 5th season with my Dengfu FM-098. If the style works for you, I would defenitely recommand it. It's not the lightest frame available but it's reliabale and stiff. They now also have the FM-099 that accept 32c tires. My FM-098 is at 16.5 lbs with a Ultegra Di2 setup and 24mm carbon wheel from Farsports.

Only downside of this frame is the proprietary seatpost with a 1 bolt system but mine is holding up well. You could order a spare one or two if you feel uneasy about it.

I would also go with higher profile wheels (38mm to 45mm) if I was to do it again.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:43:19 AM »
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.

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Component Deals & Selection / Five Ten May 10th special (-15%)
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:44:59 AM »
Five Ten is having a May 10th special today of -15%. This can be added to the closeout sale items for some real sweet deals.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:43:20 AM »
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?

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This is my latest acquisition, RSD Mayor fat bike. Got it last september and put over 2000Km of snow riding on it last winter. This is the best bike geometry I ever rode so far in my life.

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Component Deals & Selection / Re: New Wheelset
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
I built my last 4 wheelsets myself using this really nice guide from Mike T. The guy really know what he's talking about.

http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm


I also used this book to understand more what I was about to do the first time and still refer to it when comes time to lace my wheels.

http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php


I'm using this calculator for the spoke lenght but DT swiss also has a great one.

http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/

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29er / Re: 29er full suspension all mountain or trail bike
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:37:30 AM »
lRalphl,

Which frame reminds you of the Maestro?  098?  356?   I'd love to get a frame that has VPP/DW-LINK.

Thanks for your help.

I'm talking about the FM356. You can see the link just over the bottom bracket.

And the other 27.5 frame I'm talking about was on Velobuildmall.com around 2 years ago and had something around 130-140mm of rear travel. I came close of buying it and ended up with a IP-036 instead. That frame on TanTan Cycling seems to be the same as the one I'm talking about.

http://www.tantancycling.com/index.php?_m=mod_product&_a=view&p_id=357

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29er / Re: 29er full suspension all mountain or trail bike
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
I've seen this design for a 27.5 from a chinese company a few years back but never seen it built anywhere. Looks like a VPP/DW-LINK/Maestro copy. 150mm of rear travel is also interesting.

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