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29+ & 27+ / Re: Trek Stache 7 First Ride
« Last post by tripleDot on August 17, 2017, 01:33:01 AM »
Trek just came up with their latest Stache installment. Their calling it the 1120 and aiming the bikepacking community. Looks awesome.

Trek 1120
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29+ & 27+ / CS-FS27 Sizing
« Last post by tech1451 on August 16, 2017, 03:46:28 PM »
Having never owned a full sus bike, I am looking to build a CS-FS27 in 27.5+ but am not sure on what size to order.  I currently ride a Cannondale Trail 4 in a medium.  I'm 5'10 (178cm) with a 30" inseam. Any one have any suggestions on which frame would be a better fit?
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Component Deals & Selection / Re: Chinese hubs?
« Last post by lRaphl on August 16, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
I've been using Ed Hubs with ceramic bearings on my road bike for the past 5 years and they are still working perfectly.
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Agreed on the AsiaCom warning.  I bought a pair for a friend, and those are the first and only bars I've had fail the "stomp test".   They failed at the shoulder.  They also deformed easily and I heard crackling when clamping the lever and shifters.  Really disappointed.  Been trying to get my $15 back for two months, I get endless promises, but no refund yet.  Anyway, steer clear.  Plenty of better quality options out there, though the bars are one place I prefer to pony up for name brand stuff.
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Component Deals & Selection / Re: Chinese hubs?
« Last post by GuitsBoy on August 16, 2017, 12:12:27 PM »
I'm a clyde and mash pretty hard.  While I liked the hub, I found koozer freehubs to start to fail after about 500 miles or so.  My Bitex / BHS hubs have been relatively trouble free for 1500 miles.  Theres very very slight deformation, and I had to replace the pawl springs once, but otherwise theyre holding up pretty well.  Ive heard novatecs are fine for light riders, but not clydes.  Ive not heard much about chosen hubs, but I believe they are an OEM manufacturer for a few big names.
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Component Deals & Selection / Re: take chance on $15 NECO
« Last post by GuitsBoy on August 16, 2017, 12:08:03 PM »
I have had probably 6 or 7 NECO headsets over the years.  One time I developed some creaking and clicking, and when I pulled the fork, the lower bearing had come apart.  Come to find out the bearing only had about half the balls it was supposed to have.  But this was an isolated incident.  All the other neco headsets Ive had have been flawless.
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29er / Re: My CS-057
« Last post by carbonazza on August 16, 2017, 02:42:03 AM »
Golden brake screws to match the chain and fork :D ... wow !
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Component Deals & Selection / Good Pricing on Shimano XT M8000 Stuff
« Last post by 325racer on August 15, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
If anyone needs some parts, pricing looks really good at Chain Reaction.  There's also 1.5% Cash Back if you go through EBates.

Brakes are $89
11 Speed REar Mech $66
Chain/Cassette $89
Shifter $42

Full XT 1x11 Drive Train and Brakes for $568.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/s?q=m8000&f=4294964100&utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USA_15_08_17_shimano_M8000&spMailingID=17883068&spUserID=MTMxNDk3OTk3MjczS0&spJobID=1080995437&spReportId=MTA4MDk5NTQzNwS2
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29+ & 27+ / Re: Trek Stache 7 First Ride
« Last post by forgivenick on August 15, 2017, 10:51:54 AM »
Took the Stache for another 12 mile ride at the trail and had no noise from the bottom bracket, however the rear hub is making some creaking and if I wiggle the back wheel I can feel a small amount of play in the axle.  I've tightened the axle on three occasions, seems like it's the source of my remaining creaking problem.  Since the bike is under warranty I'm going to talk to the local Trek shop about getting a warranty replacement for the back wheel.
Any resolve to the rear wheel issue? I am having some issues with my 2017 Stache 5 rear hub and wonder what the road ahead may look like. Thanks.
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Hello . I'm looking for a deal on where can i get a pre built fully carbon fiber hard tail mountain bike ?
 I'm new to the forum and to bike builds. This represents my first step into carbon fiber bikes. Its been a long time since I rode one. I want to get back into this .  This would be my first fully carbon fiber bike .

  Id like to buy a completed bike, and maybe i can upgrade that down the road.  Anyone can help me with where are some places or people i can purchase a brand new build ?

 I was looking into a  fully carbon fiber 29er M91 Hardtail i saw from one Chinese website .  I'm 5 feet 10 inches in height if that's relevant .  you can contact me too at facebook:  John Dlcrelce .

Welcome Climb82

Where are you located? I'm sure if you're local to one of the regulars on here, they would be glad to help build one. We might even be persuaded to build one and ship it to you.

I think for ordering a complete bike, your best bet would be to check with Peter at XMCarbonspeed.com. He might be able to provide everything with minimal assembly needed once it arrives.
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