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gohloum

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CS-821 Has anyone built one yet?
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:58:48 PM »
I'm thinking this season of building an FS, but I've already ridden my hard tail on a few trails in Tennessee and North GA, and I am thinking that rather than do a pure XC build, I may want to do something that can handle a little more trail. 

Does anyone have any thoughts about this frame?

http://xmcarbonspeed.com/Productinfo.asp?f=1481

Thanks!



83Butch

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Re: CS-821 Has anyone built one yet?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 01:34:22 PM »
yep, that was my last bike until sum scumbag stole it and all my tools from my van just over a month back! Ive got to say that it was an awesome bike, climbed great and handled the descents admirably. Ive now got a yeti sb 4.5 and so far haven't beaten any of my personal best times yet. I do feel that the yeti is more nimble but it is also 2lb heavier than my cs 821 was. The build quality is far better than any other Chinese fs bike I've seen and i would say about 95% as good the big named brands.
If I'm honest I'm slightly disappointed in the yeti as to me it doest feel like its that much better than the cs 821 and its almost 5 times as expensive!!!

gohloum

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Re: CS-821 Has anyone built one yet?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 10:56:06 PM »
Ah man.... Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen.  However, it's ironic that I've been looking at the exact same Yeti.  Just having a hard time swallowing the price.  If you don't mind, could you list the specs of your build?

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Re: CS-821 Has anyone built one yet?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
On the cs-821 I had a rockshox SID world cup carbon fork (120) XTR groupset and brakes, monarch rct3, stans arch rims on hope pro4 hubs and renthal carbon bar with a renthal stem. rocket rons on the front and  racing ralph on the back.   I had just got it under 12lb the week before it got stolen.

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Re: CS-821 Has anyone built one yet?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 10:06:46 PM »
I had just got it under 12lb the week before it got stolen.
Surely you meant 22lb. Wish I'd get my road bike to 12lbs some day, lol.