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29er / Re: Should I get the 057 or 256??
« Last post by John75 on February 23, 2018, 11:28:11 PM »
Hello

Will the CS-057 and OHR930C rims work with the SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed with a 38T front ring?

Thank you
John
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29er / Re: List of 29er Hardtail Frames
« Last post by John75 on February 23, 2018, 11:26:35 PM »
Hello

Do you know if the CS-057 and OHR930C rims work with the SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed and a 38T front ring?

thank you
John
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I've had a couple sets of Chinese Carbon wheels, for the price, I have no complaints.  They held up very well.

The results of the cross sectional study were surprising.
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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: My First Road Bike... is a Chiner.
« Last post by Carbon_Dude on February 23, 2018, 06:57:47 PM »
Nice looking road bike TripleDot!
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After The Ride / Re: Where is everyone from?
« Last post by Carbon_Dude on February 23, 2018, 06:53:32 PM »
I've not been in this thread for a while.  It's like the Olympics!  Lots of countries represented.
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Cyclocross Frames, Wheels & Components / New Gravel Bike
« Last post by Carbon_Dude on February 23, 2018, 06:41:07 PM »
I've been thinking about a gravel bike for a while now.  I was never sure what I would like though, when it came to a "skinny" tire bike.  I have a really good relationship with my local bike shop that's just a mile up the road from my home.  Last week I stopped in and was chit chatting about bikes (of course) with the owner and he mentioned that he has had a lot of fun on his gravel bike.  I said I was thinking about it but wasn't sure what size I would even ride or what a good model would be.  He walked over and pulled a 2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata 2X SRAM Rival, in a 58cm size, and told me to take it and demo it for the weekend.

After a short test drive I was pretty much hooked.  He gave me a ridiculously good price on it, a $1,500 discount, I just couldn't say no.

Here's a pic, please ignore the pedals, I just got a set of XTR pedals and put them on today:


If the bike shop owner is available, he and I are going to go do some gravel riding tomorrow.
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29+ & 27+ / Re: Ican p8 sizing
« Last post by Carbon_Dude on February 23, 2018, 06:31:51 PM »
Having a bike with a dropper seat post makes it easier to throw a leg over if it's getting harder for you to do.  It's hard to say about sizing, the two Chinese carbon bikes I've owned were both true to size.  I think the frame designers try not to have too much ambiguity in their sizing since they know people aren't able to ride the bike before they purchase.  Best thing you can do is test ride a few bikes at your local bikes shops, find something you like, then see if there is a Chinese frame that comes close.
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29+ & 27+ / Ican p8 sizing
« Last post by Jfoo on February 23, 2018, 04:17:46 PM »
Looking at a p8, which I believe is somewhat of a Norco Sight clone.  I am 5'5" 30" inseam normal build.  I am usually between a Small and Medium.  I have become quite a bit more particular with fit in my old age and seeing as I cant throw a leg over one of these I am looking for input.  I don't like being behind the BB when seated and pedaling, but I don't want to be cramped when descending out of the saddle.  The geo numbers suggest that I would probably be better off with a small but I do not know how accurate those numbers really are.  For those who are riding them is the sizing true or does it ride larger or smaller than what the geo chart says?
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29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Last post by deezums on February 23, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
I wish I could be more help but I haven't many points to reference, other than the two stumpys pictured above. Those are both large, my frame is a medium and feels less cramped than either now that I have my bars angled properly. If you look at the comparison between a medium P9 and a Large SJ6F here you'll see they are pretty dang close except the chainstay...

https://geometrygeeks.bike/compare/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-carbon-6fattie-2016-l,ican-p9-2017-m/

I wish I got a 150-170mm dropper post now, I had mine as low as it would go and it was great till I hit a climb. I've been slowly raising it, and I've been bit by the saddle twice now!

I might look into making some spare lower piviot bolts, just in case. I should have measured the thing while I had it out. Guess I still need to replace those bearings, anyway. What's your guy's opinion on the enduro bearings, I think they have more bearings for better load capacity? They aren't cheap, must be good  ;D



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Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: My workswell horror story
« Last post by Calvino on February 23, 2018, 09:25:02 AM »
hm, i ordered my tideace frame around middle of december and have it now for about 3 weeks, so it took 1,5 months. Also it got caught at the border so ya can add at least 3-5 days. Chinese newyear wasn't that much of an issue, but it was still christmas during the delivery time.
Where did ya order your workswell? Aliexpress or somewhere else?
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