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Carbon_Dude

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2016, 07:39:43 PM »
Yes, Shimano E-thru is the axle type, at least that's all I've ever seen in the Chinese Carbon frames.
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HaakonJohansen

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2016, 04:26:57 AM »
Thanks;)

Molothi

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Re: My CS 196 build
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2016, 03:29:39 PM »
Hi all
some words about my CS196 bought from Peter...
I'm still very happy about that frame, i don't really count hours and total distance made with it since I got it but..... it becomes something between 2500 and 3000km
I like long distance rides/races, not for being the winner but more for the long distance itself and wild areas
already done this season several 80-85km rides, one 120km, and next week-end another 100km race
average positive elevation is between +1500 to +2500 for each ride/race according to the location
some other long rides will come end of summer  ;D

I find this CS196 comfortable - I had a FS bike previously and got some pains on my back and wanted to try again a hardtail one... and I'm really happy of that change

for the summer build I use a 2.25" rear tire (which is more a 2.2 in real, but some brands like saying that they made the lightest tire for this size :-) ) , this tire section certainly helps to give some comfort

I often experience people asking "what brand is your bike? " and they are surprized about the answer but still look interested  ;)
I recently put some stickers on it showing the frame reference and Peter's company name.... but I'll change (it's not as good as I expected but I have other ideas). I'll share when I'm happy with the result

anyway, if I have to resume: I'm fully happy with that frame  ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: June 15, 2016, 03:16:47 PM by Molothi »

HaakonJohansen

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2016, 06:17:26 AM »
Really happy with mine too:) I've not been competing in any races though, as this is my first ever season with an XC bike, but I'll probably do some races next year;) I have done quite a lot of riding (and bike washing;P) though.

Here are some photos after my latest drivetrain upgrades. 34T oval ring from Garbaruk, lots of bolt tuning for the rear derailleur (not really new though) and Alligator I-links Mini. Hope you guys like it:)



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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2016, 02:09:42 PM »
If your tires didn't show some dirt signs, I would not believe you actually ride the bike  ;D
It is as clean and scratch-less as the first pictures.

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2016, 06:21:15 AM »
Haha:D I know. I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to keeping it clean/scratch free. But I assure you, I do use it;)

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2016, 06:56:49 AM »
Here is my build. I've done a few changes since the pictures were taken. I.e. I've changed the flat Syntace pedals with Bebops, and I've cut the front brake hose. It's around 6.6-6.7kg right now, but I'm going to get it down to 6.2-6.3kg (with pedals!) when all the upgrades are done;)



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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2016, 08:45:10 AM »
My FM196 /CS-196-SL build (bought frame from Peter / XMCarbonSpeed)

Another Norwegian build 8)


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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2016, 02:06:27 PM »
Nice build;) Are those 2.2 tires?

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Re: My FM 196 build
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2016, 07:52:02 AM »