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29er / Re: Jar_head's WCB-M-062
« Last post by Jar_head on June 07, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »
One week ago I competed in this season's first race and finished 33/281 overall and 8/24 in my age group on 55 km/1390 meters of climbing in 2:19 hours. Not that bad for almost no training this year so far..
The bike performed great, I chose a 34 teeth chainring instead of the 36 teeth because of the alpine terrain. And I tested new tires from Michelin, the Wild Race'r Ultimate in 29 x 2.0 both @ 470 grams. The tire is similar to the Continental Race King, but provides much more grip even if it is so narrow.
The next race will be on the 17th of june. 60 km and 1650 meters of climbing, with lots of trails, so I will miss a full suspension bike there  :'(  ;)

29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« Last post by lRaphl 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! :)
29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« Last post by SportingGoods on June 07, 2017, 05:02:42 AM »
I'm 1m81 (whatever feet and inches ;) ) and picked a 17" frame (assembled in 27.5+).

Most people would have picked a 19" frame for my size but my inseam is not too big and I wanted this bike to be easy to move around (for real mountain action). So I deliberately picked a smaller size and don't regret so far. My seatpost is well extended, but not at the limit.

The bike feels really lively and turns nicely in tight corners.
29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« Last post by carbonazza on June 07, 2017, 02:52:32 AM »
He's 6'2 and took a 21"
I'm 5'10 too, and this is definitely too big for me :)

But a 19" or 17" should do it.
29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« Last post by tripleDot on June 06, 2017, 11:07:28 PM »
What's the height of the rider and frame size?  I'm trying to choose between getting a custom Ti touring/adventure bike or this 29+ for my nextv project. But I'm not exactly that tall, just a bit shy of 5'10. And a concern that I'd look funny in a large 29+ bike.

Here is a picture of the finished bike:

29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« Last post by adbl on June 06, 2017, 02:36:54 PM »
I am trying not to over analyze as I am sure at my skill it may not make a huge difference between the frames but hoping to get what will be a nice upgrade from what I have.

No need to worry about over analyzing here, that's what we do best  :P Even though a Chiner build is much cheaper than building a name brand it's still a decent chunk of change and we are always looking to get the most bang for our buck. Most importantly get the bike that suits us the best!
Road Bike Frames, Wheels & Components / Re: F10 T1000 Feedback
« Last post by FirstCFbike on June 06, 2017, 11:37:52 AM »
Funny, the Chiners fever!!!! Give your credit card to your wife before you order a third one  ;D

Well, because of you  ;), I just had my personal fever and bought the Wahoo Bolt. Let me explain (justify?). I did a XC Marathon last Saturday and, as an additional motivation, I told myself that I would buy the Bolt if I finish and arrive in less then 8 hours. I did 7:42 (almost 3000m vert. climb) so I am now waiting for it to arrive! I found a small discount (€10), hard to get any better on such a recent product.
The battery of the iPhone7 is really poor compared to my former iPhone6. I kept the phone in my bag (screen turn off then) and it got down to 20% battery after 8 hours running Strava. I would have been really frustrated if it had died before then end  >:(

Getting back to your bike, I love the design of your next frame. Looks great! But I'm sure the next one will be even better  ;D

It was a stretch just getting the second frame... no way I am getting a third one... wife does now even know I ordered the second one! ha!  It will take me a lot longer to build the second one as I need to wait until next year to buy anything else for it... I just hope I am home when this second one arrives so that I can hide it right away!! Buuuaaahahahahahhahahaha :)
29+ & 27+ / Re: CS-496 Build / 27.5+
« Last post by ro7939 on June 06, 2017, 09:12:23 AM »
I like the look of a full rigid 29+, but I don't want to ride it :)...

Haha!  Today's most understated comment!  Had a strong love/hate relationship with my full rigid 2016 Trek Stache 5 29+, carbon fork, the first and last such bike Trek made, for good reason.  Sold it several weeks ago.   

We got millions of rocks in N. Utah bigger than my head, winner of countless international "big head" awards!

OTOH..........such bike seems well suited for "gravel" rides or high ratio of road miles.  But high ratio of large rocks like Utah, forget it.  Man, such bikes look sweet though, especially full carbon as pictured.       
29er / Re: Advice on FS 29er
« Last post by TheBrandon on June 06, 2017, 09:05:36 AM »
If you're interested in a 29er, my advice would be full suspension with around 110-130mm of travel in the rear, 120-140mm of travel up front.  Peter has the CS-FS29 available at

However, if you're like me, and your willing to try something new, either a FS 27.5+ or a 29+, I have one of each and have not looked back.  I had x-country oriented Chiners and while they were really good, once I started riding plus bikes, I enjoy riding more than ever.  It's up to you but if you're building a new bike, give Plus a try.

Carbon_Dude, for starters thank you.  I've enjoyed reading a ton of your post in various threads since I've discovered these boards. I have never ridden a 27.5 but still love my 26 and have thought a bit about how a 27.5+ may be a good landing spot between what I have.  If I drilled on my 26 I am sure my skill set for things like a manual would improve and on a 29 its a lot harder for me to bunny hop and doing the most basic of skills.  I've been watching a ton of videos between the two sizes and thinking about the trails I ride and my skill set.  Would you say the FS29 is more of a trail bike vs a XC?  Do you know what this frame is based off of?

I don't much about the FS29 but i'm pretty sure the CS-821 is based off the older Scott Spark and the M06 is similar to the Yeti ASR with a little more travel. The biggest difference between the two is the M06 having a solid rear triangle as compared to a pivot. To me i would think it would make the rear feel a little more stable and also work the shock differently. I'm still deciding which would benefit me and my riding style/conditions more.

Thanks again!  That is tough between the two for sure, I've been watching the build threads with the M06.

I am trying not to over analyze as I am sure at my skill it may not make a huge difference between the frames but hoping to get what will be a nice upgrade from what I have.
29er / Re: Mickes Dengfu M06 build
« Last post by adbl on June 06, 2017, 08:41:31 AM »


Only problem so far:
Creaking BB. Maybe it was a bad idea to put carbon paste before mounting the BB. I will get, or make, a bearing retainer to remove the BB92, wipe clean and re-install the bb again. (Or get a new one).

I just had a similar issue on my bike. I swore up and down it was the bottom bracket so i changed it only to discover the creaking was still there. (not a big deal because i upgraded the BB and it made a huge difference in smoothness and efficiency)

I diagnosed it as the way the chain was coming off of the RaceFace narrow wide single crank gear. I run a KMC chain and it was feeling pretty stiff so i took the chain off, soaked it for a day in a cleaning solution, rinsed it off, installed and lubricated it and voila, creaking is gone!!! It's amazing where some sounds come from  ???
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