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Ordered a CS 496...
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:51:29 PM »
...and a set of wheels with DTSwiss 350 Hubs and HR940C 40mm width rims in 29". Frame Should ship in a day or so, wheels in a few weeks. Looking for fork options for a 29+ build, will probably opt to do a used Fox 34 or Rockshox Pike in 120MM. The range of info on what works for a 29+ setup is a bit confusing :^). Can anyone here confirm based on personal experience the following:

".....the only difference between the Boost 29 and the Boost 27.5+ is that the + is wider. The tire clearance and A-C is exactly the same. I personally prefer the Boost 29 because it is plenty wide enough for 3.0" tires."

Thanks, and looking forward to the build.


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Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
After some research the only fork that matched 3" 29+ tires with a boost 110mm hub was the Pike:

I do not remember why but the Reba, that was less expensive didn't work.

This list was interesting although it dates back to 2016.


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Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 05:16:53 AM »
One of the tech's at the LBS has a Trek Stache with a Reba 29/27+ on it. It's at 140mm of travel and running the 29x3 Chupacabra on Bontrager Line Plus (39mm inner) wheels.


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Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 02:23:12 PM »
Thanks fellas.

Frame arrived yesterday, after shipping on the 23rd. Was packed really well, and the frame is *flawless.* I'm really impressed.  Managing file size to post photos is a pain. Here's a link to the unboxing pics.

Build List
CS 496 Frame
Fork - Fox float 34 27.5+
Wheels 40MM carbon rims from carbon speed + DT350S + spokes
Cassette -  m8000 42 tooth
XT boost 175mm Cranks
30 Tooth raceface chainring
XT 11 sp Derailleur
XT 11 speed Shifter
XT brakes
XT Rotors
XT Chain
tires - Trax Fatty
Bars - Renthal fatbar carbon lite 10cm rise
Seatpost - Fox transfer 31.6 internal dropper 125MM
Wolf Tooth lever for dropper post
Saddle - WTB Volt Pro
Stem - Race Face XXMM
headset - neco from Peter
Bottom bracket Shimano bb94 (bb92)
Egg Beater 1 pedals

Everything but the wheels should be arriving today.

Those links on fork options got me pointed in the right direction. I think the general consensus is that in the absence of a 29+ fork, the 27.5+ works with a really wide range of tires, even well beyond 3" wide. I ended up going with a Fox 34 27.5+ with 140mm of travel. I'm not sure I'll want that much travel once I'm dialed in, but the switch to 130 or 120 should be achievable for pretty reasonable expenditure of money and effort.


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Re: Ordered a CS 496...
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:08:14 PM »
Wheels just arrived, they look great. Very well packed, beautifully finished, can't believe these arrive in a week from mainland China.