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RS VR6

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Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: March 24, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »
Has anybody heard of or have any experience with this frame? Looks like they give you three different BB options. Good thing is that they use a 27.2 post. I really don't want to give up or buy a new P6 Hiflex post. The 100mm headtube length (17in) seems reasonable too as the front end won't be super high. They are also claiming a ~1050gr weight.

http://www.workswellbikes.com/web/view/149.html
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 03:45:23 PM »
Looks very, very close to my Hongfu/XMIplay FM/IP-057 frame, however my seatpost is 30.6mm.  Drop outs look identical.  BB options for the IP-056 is only BSA & PF30.



Otherwise, I don't like the fact that they are showing a 3D CAD model instead of the actual product.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 04:50:34 PM »
I want to see one built up. Its hard to see one when a new frame comes out. If you look on eBay...you'll see an actual frame. I wonder how it compares to the 256. I was quoted over 700 for the 256 delivered. The WCB is considerably cheaper than the 256.



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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 05:22:31 PM »
The cable openings look very rough in that lower picture.  I like the end cap on the f/d opening but if the hole around the cap is that poorly finished, I think I would just stick with an IP-057.

How does the geometry compare to the other Chiner frames?
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:38:21 PM »
I did notice the cable routing too. It does look rough. Its *possible* that they may be early images...at least I hope so.

Its the geometry that's appealing to me. I like the reach...and the short 430mm length chainstays. I'm 5'8" and have short-ish legs with a long-ish torso.

Compared to the IP-057...the WW-062 has shorter chainstays and a slightly longer reach.

Poking around...the geometry looks like its pretty close to the 2015 Stumpjumper. Looks almost like a direct copy.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/stumpjumper/stumpjumper-expert-carbon-world-cup#geometry

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 06:36:50 PM »
Not too long ago I'd be afraid to order it based on quality concerns, but the more of these frames I see, there are hardly any *major* quality issues. If you're getting a good price and the geometry looks right for you then I say go for it. That said, if it's close to the same price as the 057, which has proven quality, then I'd have a hard time going with this Workswell M-062.

My 2 cents.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 12:50:54 PM »
Glad you brought them to our attention as they have a different full suspension not seen with chiners so far(at least I hadn't)
http://www.workswellbikes.com/web/view/48.html
I have been waiting to see if someone would come out with a full suspension with the shock located vertically(don't know the style)

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 03:12:29 PM »
Wow! I was kinda waiting for one of the Chendors to start selling a DW-Link style full suspension frame.  Now I wonder if a 29" version will be coming?

Here is a picture:
2017 Trek Stache 9.8 (29+)
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 03:18:30 PM »
Is this a better suspension design than the one on the IP-036?

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 03:35:37 PM »
Not real sure who these guys are...but they seem to have almost exact copies to some big name brands. The 062 looks to be an exact copy of the 2015 Stumpjumper and they have a road frame that is pretty much identical to the Cervelo R5.

The 062 can be had for under 500 shipped on eBay. I contacted the vendor and they said that they got 17 and 18.5 in stock.

I asked for a 17 in:

1: BSA bottom bracket
2: Standard QR
3: Matte UD finish

They told me they can ship in 3 days.  ;D

So temping...
« Last Edit: March 26, 2015, 03:37:10 PM by RS VR6 »

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 04:17:57 PM »
Wow! I was kinda waiting for one of the Chendors to start selling a DW-Link style full suspension frame.  Now I wonder if a 29" version will be coming?

Here is a picture:


Am curious as to what mech you're supposed to fit on that? has a roadie braze on.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2015, 04:38:00 PM »
You can use a road bike one? Unless the pull ratios are different on the road FD's.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2015, 05:45:09 PM »
Shimano road and mtb use different pull ratios, Sram decided to not make esoteric builds harder/impossible by using the same cable pull ratio on road and mtb. Road front mechs also tend to be rated for a lower difference in ring tooth count.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 06:10:35 PM »
I know the pull ratios are different for the RD's...but the front I've used a SRAM FD with my Shimano XT shifter. I know that the 6800 and 7900 up Shimano road groups have different pull ratios in the FD. I think the difference on the ratios with Shimano FD's come from where the cable attaches on the FD.

I want to say that you can run a SRAM road FD with a Shimano mountain shifter and you can run a SRAM road FD with a mountain shifter.

SRAM road and mountain have the same 1.1 pull ratio on the back.

I have SRAM Red on my road bike and X0 on the mountain.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2015, 06:25:36 PM »
Now that is interesting, you may have just solved a problem I was having with a build  :D

Thanks.