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CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:05:53 AM »
Just another build thread. This time I ordered a CS-406 from Peter in UD matte, BB92 shell, 142 axle, and size 15.5". The frame will not be shipped for another couple of weeks but I figured I would get the thread going now.

Here are the preliminary specs.

Frame: XMCarbonSpeed CS-406 15.5" frame UD matte finish, BB92, 142x12 axle
Fork: RockShox Revelation RCT3 27.5 100mm travel 15mm thru axle
Bar: Chiner carbon flat bar 670 wide
Grips: ESI Racer's Edge
Stem: Wake 40mm
Seatpost: GUB 31.6 straight post
Saddle: Codream 230x140 kids seat from Amazon
Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000
Rotors: Shimano 160mm Centerlock
Wheels: DT Swiss XM421 27.5 28h rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, Sapim aluminum self locking nipples
Tires: Bontrager XR3's
Crank: SRAM Descendant 165mm GXP
Chainring: RaceFace 32t N/W round
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP BB92
Pedals: Race Face Chester
Shifter: Shimano SLX M7000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7000
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 11-42 11 speed
Chain: Sram NX PC-1110

Once the frame arrives, I'll post up more information and some pictures.



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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:41:06 AM »
So here is a bit of an update.

The frame arrived today and I am extremely happy with it. It's a basic carbon frame and everything on that end look to be normal with a weight of 1285 grams for the 15.5" size. The rear 12x142 dropouts are mounted up and look perfect. One of my concerns I had before ordering was how the internal cables were routed. I prefer to use full length housing and I wasn't sure if that would be an option. I was really pleased to see that you can run anything you want with this frame. All the removable cable stops were installed but they snap right out. The brake clips have a larger hole to run the hose through and the derailleur clips have a smaller hole making them a cable stop. It would be nice if more large hole clips were provided but I can easily drill out the small hole clips to have a snug fit with the shifter housing. The bare cables would normally exit just underneath the BB and re-enter after an inch or so. But a blanking plug was provided so I can just run the housing inside and cover the holes with the plug. It might be a bit more of a hassle to run the housing but I have multiple options which is REALLY nice.

I will post up some pictures once I have some time to take them.

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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:33:47 PM »
The fresh frame on the scale for 1285 grams



Multiple front derailleur routing options



Standard option for routing under BB



How the bottom clip mounts



Cable routing clips




Top is the cable stop clip for shifter cables, bottom has larger hole for brake house



Extra plugs and some for Di2 wires

« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 05:43:59 PM by bxcc »

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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 07:01:20 PM »
Definitely you can't go wrong with carbonspeed and nice choices of parts. Will wait for your built. Goodluck ! ;) ;) ;)

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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:02:02 PM »
Looking forward to seeing it built up!

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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 11:58:09 AM »
Here are some CS-406 clearance pictures of a Maxxis 27.5x2.6 on 29mm inner width rim.




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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 02:14:12 PM »
Don't like the cable stop clip for shifter cables. It's made of plastic and can bend a little bit during action and that's not good for the shifting performance. Better to run the full housing cable through the frame. Always good shifting performance and no mud or dust in the cable.

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Re: CS-406 27.5 Hardtail frame from XMCarbonSpeed
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 05:04:39 PM »
Don't like the cable stop clip for shifter cables. It's made of plastic and can bend a little bit during action and that's not good for the shifting performance. Better to run the full housing cable through the frame. Always good shifting performance and no mud or dust in the cable.

I'm definitely a "full length housing" fan so I drilled out the cable stop clips. Pretty simple to do. I have already run the shifter housing and it's pretty slick. One of the easier frame's I have done, besides the SC bikes with the molded in tubes.