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Carbon_Dude

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2015, 06:45:42 PM »
Is this a better suspension design than the one on the IP-036?

I wouldn't say better, just different.  Possibly a more plush ride.
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 09:35:38 PM »
Question about the rear brake line. I'm assuming that the brake line is also internal routed. How difficult was to route the brake like through the frame? Lol...I'd rather have my derailleur cable and hoses on the outside of the frame. I have a Cervelo S2...and the internal routing is a pain to do.

My Special-ed and Pivot frames are all external...setup was quick and painless.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 09:37:23 PM »
Is this a better suspension design than the one on the IP-036?

Its possible that it could have a better pedaling platform...

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 05:12:20 PM »
Well...I did it. Ordered the frame.

1. BSA bottom bracket
2. Standard QR
3. Matt UD finish


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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2015, 05:35:27 PM »
Great!  Keep us updated on your progress.
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2015, 06:45:36 PM »
Definitely interested in seeing some pics and weight of the frame. Sounds like you got a good deal. Hopefully the quality doesn't suffer. If the only difference is the cable routing cut-outs being a little rough looking, but the structural integrity and weight of the frame are on point then under $500 shipped is a bargain.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2015, 09:30:28 AM »
Well...I did it. Ordered the frame.

1. BSA bottom bracket
2. Standard QR
3. Matt UD finish

Which frame did you order the hard tail or the DW-Link FS frame?  I would really like to see someone build this new FS frame.
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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2015, 07:13:14 PM »
I picked up the hardtail. I do have a Pivot..that has a DW Link.  ;D

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2015, 04:31:19 AM »
@RS VR6, I like the lines of your future Hard Tail!
They are somehow more modern, straighter than the 256 / 057.

I'm always wondering if the 10mm shorter chainstay(compared to the 256) makes any difference, or we are just marketing victims.
Did you take the QR as you have existing wheels, or you don't like thru-axle?

Looking forward for the build!

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2015, 08:55:10 AM »
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:


While that's a cool looking frame, it's certainly not a DW-Link, it's just a classic four-bar/swingarm style.

Notice the extra linkage at the bottom on the DW-Link vs a simple swingarm pivot:



Much more like the old TNT 4-bar design than the DW-Link which has no pivot by the rear wheel - the entire rear triangle is one piece:



I also wondered the same about a road style braze-on FD clamp.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2015, 09:39:03 AM »
You are right, not exactly a DW-Link design, I just didn't know what to call it given the shock is mounted vertically versus horizontally as in my IP-036.  I also contacted the vendor and was told it is only available in 27.5" wheel size and has 118mm of rear travel.

Based on this website (http://blistergearreview.com/recommended/suspension-101-designs) my IP-036 would be a "linkage driven single pivot".  The website also shows the Trek Fuel which might be a bit closer to this Workswell FS frame, with the exception of the rear pivot not being concentric with the rear axle, which as I understand the DW-Link patent, having a split pivot is feature part of the DW-Link design.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2015, 02:48:10 PM »
@RS VR6, I like the lines of your future Hard Tail!
They are somehow more modern, straighter than the 256 / 057.

I'm always wondering if the 10mm shorter chainstay(compared to the 256) makes any difference, or we are just marketing victims.
Did you take the QR as you have existing wheels, or you don't like thru-axle?

Looking forward for the build!

Thats what I liked about the 062. I like straight lines on frames. The other big plus for me is the 27.2 post size. Lets me use my Syntace post. I got the QR so I can use my current rear wheel. I'm actually thinking about asking to buy the 142 dropouts if I get new wheels later on.

The chainstay is 12mm shorter than what I have now at 442mm. Hopefully the shorter stays affect the handling in positive way.

Everything on my current bike will switch over to the new frame.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2015, 02:14:29 PM »
Hey guys, new as in 5 minutes ago and my 1st post! Lot of great info in here.

Thought I would chime in pertaining to the M-062. Great geo minus the steep head angle. Im going to pick this frame up with an angle reducing headset. Not a whole lot of carbon hardtails sporting 68 deg head angles with 430mm chainstays in the U.S. That seems to be the norm in Europe. Was excited to find the forum and the subsequent information in the thread. Thanks!

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2015, 02:46:45 PM »
Not sure you can run an angleset with a internal headset.

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Re: Workswell WCB-M-062?
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2015, 03:47:15 PM »
Thanks for the fyi, back to the drawing board  :'(