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29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Last post by frank1979 on February 23, 2018, 08:07:14 AM »
Thank you for the info.
29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Last post by chetosmachine on February 23, 2018, 07:41:05 AM »
On rideczech's thread there's a bit of chat about sizing.

29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Last post by frank1979 on February 23, 2018, 07:34:30 AM »
Hey guys I'm new here. Just looking at picking up a p9 and was wondering about people's input on the frame and how the sizing works. I usually ride a medium to large frame I'm 5'10. Thanks guys
Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: My workswell horror story
« Last post by tripleDot on February 22, 2018, 09:38:16 PM »
...although I have to say that they should at least have the decency to give their customers a heads up.
29+ & 27+ / Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Last post by Silverado123 on February 22, 2018, 07:55:57 PM »
Looks awesome!
29+ & 27+ / Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Last post by apctjb on February 22, 2018, 07:18:28 PM »
Nice build;

I just finished a similar bike; went with the Velobuild version of the frame (looks basically the same), XT 1 x 11 groupset, rockshox Reba fork, Farsport carbon wheels with 40mm rims, 2.6" tires, KS Integra dropper seat.  Just about 10kgs total build. I had hoped for lighter but the frame came in at 1500g rather than the advertised 1100g.

Only had it out for a couple of rides but loving it so far , the slack head angle (67.5) gives a lot of confidence on the descents, yet it climbs really well.  This one was for my wife and considering building another for me.

Did you know what your frame weighed in at?

29er / Re: New M06 Build coming!
« Last post by xcfreak on February 22, 2018, 04:52:27 PM »
Apologies for the massive delay between posts - mostly because the bike has been so fun to ride!! To answer a few questions:

I bought this from DengFu, frame price with shipping was just under 1000AUD
The bike arrived within 2-3 weeks, it was very quick.
It was well packed.

Build was uneventful, had some trouble with bushings but after going with 22.2mm bushings I have not had to touch it.

The bike has probably now down about 1700km. 

Before I spill the beans on this bike, this is not my first"chinese" carbon frame, I purchased a Carbonal Gaea, that bike has done 16000km according to strava, I LOVE that thing, and up until now it was my favourite bike, I have taken it off some pretty gnarly drops and descents, and the thing is as solid as a rock (for someone who weighs 65kg). That bike needs a bit of love now, but the frame and most importantly the geometry works very well for me.   I have been racing mostly carbon bikes in Australia since 2005, I am only a fairly new convert to 29ners, but now have had 3 29ners.

The DengFu M06 is without a doubt, the best bike I have EVER owned. I don't think it is all because of the frame, for instance this is my first 29ner dualie, its also the smallest bike I have owned (17.5), which suits me a little better (173cm). However, the cornering and bump abortion on this thing is just amazing. If you have a history on hardtails, this thing will not dissappoint. It still feels like a hardtail, unless you are in a full on sprint. Its not as aggressive as my previous bikes, and has a more trail bike feel, but thats great for inspiring confidence in difficult sections.  If anyone has any questions about specific handling on this bike I can try to help, but I don't know how else to say this thing is the best thing I had ridden!

Now part of the reason I am writing all this to begin with is that recently I have noticed some cracking on the clear coat on the right side of the seat stay near the rear mech. After some careful sanding it has revealed a line underneath that may or may not be a crack. I am monitoring it closely, and I have already sent an email to DengFu, but with their yearly holidays I may not hear back for another week or so, so we will see what they want to do on their end. If it turns out to be a crack, and not a mark where two peices of the frame have been joined I consider myself unlucky, but would buy another frame in a heartbeat.

The bike is just that good!
Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: My workswell horror story
« Last post by lRaphl on February 22, 2018, 09:46:19 AM »
It's not the first time I see a delay that long when ordering somewhere around Christmas. Some vendors are often on slow mode at this time of the year (December to March).
29+ & 27+ / Re: Sanity check my P9 build, please!
« Last post by R_Pierce on February 22, 2018, 05:48:59 AM »
I took the rear apart today and measured the bearings. They're all one size, 6801's! A few are totally shot, super chunky turning, the rest are OK. I thought my spraying the bike with the hose for two hours cleaning clay off might have caused some water intrusion but everything under the dust shields looks OK. Now I am thinking they were low quality to begin with or there was some glue intrusion maybe? There are 11 in total, the front chainstay piviot has two bearings on the drive side and one on the non-drive side. Interestingly, the suspension piviot is all aluminum and only painted or coated black, some cool machining went into that piece. The chainstay piviot bolt is aluminum but solid construction. I remember seeing something of these breaking on other Ican frames. I'm looking back now and can't find where I saw that now, were those that snapped hollow?

Anyway, what I found with the sticky bearings doesn't seem like something that would cause the squeaking I'm hearing, argh!!

Back to crummy cold and wet weather for the near future, boo   :(

I broke mine.  Bolt was solid aluminum and broke right where the threaded portion meets the shank.
29+ & 27+ / Re: Ican P8 full suspension build
« Last post by R_Pierce on February 22, 2018, 05:44:40 AM »
Thats cool. Im trying to compile pros and cons to the p8 and p9. I like the geo better on the p9  but i have a rad shock and dropper that would fit the p8. Decisions, decisions...

Honestly if I was to do it all over again and had no parts, I would buy the P9.  But, since I have a shock and dropper that wont fit that new frame...  Ill stick with the P8.  Not to mention the bike feels like its got a lot more travel than 135 in the rear (with the 200x57 shock).

Overall I cant complain about the bike really.  A little slacker might be nice (I actually ordered an 18mm spacer which would get me about another degree or so of slackness at the HT)  But am unsure if I want to put that on there or not.  And we have some tight twisty single track here, so the extra slack HA might make it a bit tricky getting around the tight twisty stuff at slower speeds.
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