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lRaphl

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »
Any chance to try the bike? Got some pictures also?

Thanks!

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2017, 08:31:34 AM »
how are you running your rear brake cable?

Carbon_Dude

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2017, 03:39:51 PM »
So i got it back today.  He used his plotter/cutter to make a template so there are no visible seems. It looks really good. Pics in the morning. 
I ran the rear break outside until i figure out how to cut the hose to feed it through the top tube. Ill need a bleed kit then too. 

Not if you use the "no bleed" method to shorten the brake line and run it internally.  Look on YouTube, there are some good procedures posted.  I have a bleed kit and have not needed to use it the last few times I installed new brakes and ran the lines internally.
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Luke.moore

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2017, 03:51:13 PM »
I'm going to look at the no bleed method tonight and see what I can learn.

So, for photos, here they come. As for ride review, my wife has had about 8 miles of single track on it and she is in love. We will be riding every dry day this week, so I'll listen to her concerns and comments and pass them along. I'd sit down on it and go for a spin, but I'm a little too tall and heavy for this setup to give any real feedback. Next post will have pics!

Luke.moore

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2017, 04:16:50 PM »
Link to album. These outside pics kinda washed out the color a little. The inside pics I'm adding to the album are fairly accurate color representations. Also I jacked up two of the plastic cable housing guides so I'll be ordering some more of those from Peter soon.
https://goo.gl/photos/RerjCZaA4uxu9aVm9

Additional notes I'll add to first post...


  • The Minion SS 29x2.3 probably wouldn't have fit if it wasn't the semi slick version. Take a look at the clearance shot of the back tire. Any knob height would have been rubbing. That being said, I think the Maxxis Minnion SS is a pretty good choice for what my wife will be using this bike on. This probably won't go in too much mud and she doesn't ride when it's wet/raining.
  • Chain length... wrap the chain around the biggest cog in the back and the chain ring in the front, NOT weaving through the derailleur, then add 4 links. Anything less (with the xx1 derailleur) will cause shifting while riding when the suspension compresses.
  • I don't have the weight yet, but it's really light...but all I have to compare it to is a Stache 9 and a Trek Fuel EX both in 21.5.
  • Tires are Maxxis Minnion SS 29x2.3 rear and Maxxis Ikon 2.35 (mounted backwards by mistake) on the front.
  • I tried to take a few pics of the chain ring clearance. It doesn't look like you're going to be able to go much over a 30T, but I really don't know that for sure. The teeth are super close to the rear triangle.
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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2017, 05:42:29 PM »
how are you running your rear brake cable?
Jagwire adhesive cable guides under the top tube. See pics

Carbon_Dude

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2017, 07:27:30 PM »
I like your choices of components!
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Luke.moore

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2017, 09:21:44 PM »
I like your choices of components!

I figured Deity would play well as a "brand" to gift to the wife/goddess in my life. Not the cheapest stuff, but this experiment was about the experience rather than money. She does say that the saddle is murder on her "seat", but she said that about her Evoke RL Womens saddle, that she rides and love now, for the first two weeks. Maybe Deity should make a female oriented saddle? Thanks for the comment Carbon_Dude!

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2017, 01:38:51 PM »
Hey guys,

Got the CS-FS27 27.5+ frame

I purchased the Roxshox Monarch rt3 165x38 shock.

I'm having  hard time finding the right Hardware (bushings) for the frame.

Can anyone help?

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
Hey guys,

Got the CS-FS27 27.5+ frame

I purchased the Roxshox Monarch rt3 165x38 shock.

I'm having  hard time finding the right Hardware (bushings) for the frame.

Can anyone help?

https://www.offsetbushings.com
Rear shock bushing sizes- 20.2mm wide with 8mm bolt and 50mm wide (if painted go with 49.9mm) with 8mm bolt.

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Re: CS-FS27 Build
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2017, 07:35:00 PM »
Thats Strange...mine is 22mm upper and I put in a 21.85 hardware directly....I will measure again tonight.