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Cevan

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My 197 build
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:50:38 PM »
Here is my build thread.  Goal was a relatively light weight fat bike I could ride anytime of the year here in New England, so here goes:

After some research I settled on the Carbonspeed 197.  I had emailed with Peter about frames and wheelsets and found him to be quite responsive.  So I ordered the frame, 029 fork, axles, headset and a 68mm carbon wheelset.  Everything arrived about 10 days after ordering.  I have to say I was very impressed with how well everything was packed.  Wheels came in their own box.  It took me a good 15 minutes just to removed the bubble wrap from the frame.  Everything looked great.  No blemishes.  Everything looks finished to a high degree.

My parts list:

Jumbo Jim 4.0 tires tubeless
RaceFace Next SL crank/BB with a 28T
RF Next bars
FSA SL-K stem
FSA SL-K post
XTR brakes/Ice tech rotors
SRAM XX1 shifter/cassette/chain/derailleur
Selle Italia SLR saddle
Time Atac xc-4 pedals

Routing the shifter housing was a slight pain.  Definitely easiest back to front.  Those chainstays are narrow!  Brake line much easier.  Awaiting a stem before cutting the steerer tube.  Wt. 23.4lbs.

Few pics. 














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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 10:23:27 PM »
Nice..

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 04:28:29 PM »
Very nice!  Looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished bike.
2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
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Cevan

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 12:38:27 PM »
Bike is done.  Final weight is 23.25 lbs.  Using 4 oz of Stan's in the front and 5 in the back.  Just took it for a quick 5 mile ride on some local trails with about 2-3 inches of powder.  The bike feels incredibly stiff and fast.  Running 8psi in the front and 10 in the back. 

Chris

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 04:05:57 PM »
Good job!
2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 6Fattie (27.5+)
2016 Trek Stache 9 (29+) w/upgrades (Sold)
2014 -036 Full Suspension Chiner (Sold)
2013 -057 Hardtail Carbon Chiner (Sold)
Atlanta, GA

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 06:02:02 PM »
23 pounds? That's awesome! Guess I didn't realize fat bikes were getting to such reasonable weights. Congrats and enjoy!

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 04:11:20 AM »
Very light and beautiful build. Congrats!

Cevan

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »
Quick update:

Bike weighed in at 23.2 final weight.
Raced it this past weekend and am very impressed with the whole bike. 
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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 08:55:09 PM »
Hello, just ordered a CS-197 frame, what is the standard rotor sizes (front and Rear) ?

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Re: My 197 build
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2017, 04:34:51 PM »
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