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BlueBuddha

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LightCarbon / Yishun - Any experience?
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:59:36 AM »
Hi,

I'm trying to decide on a 27.5 MTB hardtail and wondering if anyone has any experience with LightCarbon frames? I think they are tied in with Yishun bikes somehow as websites are similar.

They have two frames I am interested in:

The LCM03 looks very light and has through axle which is what I want, but head tube angle is 74 degrees?! I've never seen a head tube angle so steep? Will this ride ok?

The LCM02 looks similar, but is heavier, has adaptors for the thru axle rather than holes in the carbon and has a more common head tube angle of 71 degrees.

I'd like the LCM03, but concerned about the head tube angle.



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Re: LightCarbon / Yishun - Any experience?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »
The frames do look similar between the two vendors. I'm not sure if the companies are the same or if they just use the same factory to get their frames from.

Have you decided on a frame yet?

I am looking for a 27.5 HT also. I am pretty much set on the CS-406 from Peter but there are two things that have me a little hesitant. One is the cost as it's a little under $500 which is more than I was hoping to spend. The other is the internal routing of the cables. I would prefer to run a full length of housing and I'm not sure how this is set up. It appears to have just the cable running through the frame. If possible, I would like to drill the cable stops out a bit and run the housing through the frame. The Workswell frame I have, I did that to. On that frame, the cable stops are actually metal inserts bonded into the carbon. So I never drilled any of the carbon, just oversized the hole a bit.

http://xmcarbonspeed.com/Productinfo.asp?f=1465