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29er / Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« on: July 10, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
On my side, I've been using this as a replacement for Gatorade or any other drinks from the market this year with great results so far.

3 1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup of maple sirup
3 table spoon of lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon of salt


https://highfive.co.uk/high5-faster-and-further/mtb-nutrition-guides/cross-country-2-to-5-hour-event/    8)

Thanks but I'm an organic/fresh fanatic :o No way I would eat or drink powder/tabs/gel I don't know where they come from ;D
But when I plan to ride hard and long, I found a very good site that teaches you how to make your own gel and purée.
It is quick to do, keep well in the fridge and cheap.

Unfortunately it is only in French  ???... Google translate made significant progress recently, so I post it anyway.

I make this purée, the sweet one: http://www.diet-sport-coach.com/pages/content/produits-energetiques/compote-energie-maison-version-sucree-et-salee.html#L8uBQtspGfQH28Cy.99

And this gel: http://www.diet-sport-coach.com/pages/content/produits-energetiques/gel-energetique-booster.html#u7eu5MYuZfcrWG54.99

I pour them in silicone bottles like these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-3pcs-Lot-Food-Grade-Silicone-Leak-Proof-Design-Travel-Tube-Squeeze-Refillable-Bottle-Empty/32373315663.html
That I put in my back pockets.
And they are easy to clean and reusable.

Alternating 1 purée / 1 gel each half hour.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: June 26, 2017, 10:44:51 AM »
With platform mode, I mean the "Trail" mode of fox, the "Pedal" mode of Rockshox or "Drive" mode of DT Swiss to name a few. The drive mode of my DT Swiss X313 shock reduce bobing on my IP-036 to nearly zero.

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29er / Re: Charles M06 XL build
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:05:35 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?

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29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« on: June 07, 2017, 07:12:50 AM »
I would add that most of the time you can't really try the frame before buying it so over analysing clearly is a good thing before pulling the triger! :)

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29er / Re: Mickes Dengfu M06 build
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
After a few weeks riding this bike, how do you feel about it? Anything you would do differently? Still like it as much as after the first 2 rides?

Thanks!

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29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-FS27 Build
« on: May 29, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »
Any chance to try the bike? Got some pictures also?

Thanks!

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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« on: May 29, 2017, 10:11:44 AM »
I started logging my rides with a phone and a few weeks later I switched to a Garmin Edge 510. At that time, I was also looking at the Wahoo RFLKT but I'm glad I didn't take the Wahoo route. ;)

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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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