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gpw797

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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2015, 09:13:24 AM »
I am thinking of building one of these to compliment my ip-256 and have a couple questions...

1) How is the rear triangle holding up?
2) Any issues with bike?
2) Anybody tried plus size tires yet? What is the minimum clearance at chainstays and seatstays? I think I read it was 73mm if someone could verify that would be great.

Carbon_Dude

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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #106 on: December 04, 2015, 10:09:48 AM »
For me the rear triangle is holding up fine.  After one season of riding I pulled the pivot bearings and re-greased them.  There is a slight amount of play in the linkage but has not changed since day one.  Seems this is typical for all IP-036 frames and I'm sure if I want to fix the issue, all I would need are a few shims where the shock mounts to the rear triangle.

I have had no issues with my bike thus far.  Initially I though I had some play in the headset but after a couple tries go things tighten up there.  I'm sure a star nut would work better than the compression nut that comes with the Neco headset.

I think someone has tried 27.5" wide rims and plus tires, I think Peter even said they work but I'm not sure exactly which tires.  Not sure about 29"+ tires though.  I haven't measured the clearance personally, will do if I get a chance this weekend.
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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2016, 06:28:19 AM »
I just sold my IP/CS-036 this past weekend.  It was a fun bike but I'm not looking ahead to building another plus bike, probably a 27.5"x3.0" full suspension version.  Peter has a CS-M04 frame that looks pretty good.

After two years of riding the -036 I enjoyed how well it rode but after getting my 29+ bike, I found the bigger tire size just made both my 057 and 036 bikes obsolete.  The -036 has a steeper head tube angle that just made the bike feel twitchy and less stable on the fast sections, but it did climb really well, especially with the ability to control the suspension with the twin-loc remote lever.

I also have my 057 for sale, so if I also sell it, I will be looking at a new build.  I will keep you guys up to date on what happens next.

I was a little sad to see the bike go but I think my next build will be even better.  Goodbye -036.

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2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 6Fattie (27.5+)
2016 Trek Stache 9 (29+) w/upgrades (Sold)
2014 -036 Full Suspension Chiner (Sold)
2013 -057 Hardtail Carbon Chiner (Sold)
Atlanta, GA

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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #108 on: June 20, 2016, 10:44:40 AM »
It is interesting the top racers are not using + wheels and bikes( so far ).
A same kind of resistance happens in road bikes with disc brakes. Cycling has a very conservative crowd.

Something strange about the CS-M04, is that it is only available for the US and Canada.

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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2017, 10:43:32 PM »
It is interesting the top racers are not using + wheels and bikes( so far ).
A same kind of resistance happens in road bikes with disc brakes. Cycling has a very conservative crowd.

Something strange about the CS-M04, is that it is only available for the US and Canada.

What type of race would use + bikes ? They are slow for XC, slow for Enduro and Slow for downhill. + is not a racing bike, it's just a in between fat and regular.

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Re: IP-036 29er Full Suspension Carbon Frame Build
« Reply #110 on: March 11, 2017, 07:45:26 AM »
I think Plus bikes will be in racing, but not until the weight of a plus bike is closer to a race bike, it might take another couple years.  I see 27.5+ breaking into Enduro first.
2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 6Fattie (27.5+)
2016 Trek Stache 9 (29+) w/upgrades (Sold)
2014 -036 Full Suspension Chiner (Sold)
2013 -057 Hardtail Carbon Chiner (Sold)
Atlanta, GA