Any have a Dirty Harry 29er?
I built one up recently and had my first proper ride on it today and was very impressed.
My first entry into Carbon and i went for the Dirty Harry instead of a Lurcher as i liked the normal Bottom bracket rather than pressfit.
My XL frame weighs 2.75lbs (4.25lbs lighter than my Honzo!) and has built up into a 25lb (including pedals) bike without any weight weenie additions. Reba Maxle forks, Hope Pro2 on Arch Ex, XT 2×10 with a SLX Clutch mech. Climbed really well today in the Wyre forest and didn’t feel at all fragile with my 15/16st on it.
Bought mine the day before they put them up £50 to £450 which was nice too. I’d definitely recommend one after my experience today but obviously i have no long term test of it yet so time will tell how it bears up to regular use.Posted 4 years agogringojimiMember
Another recent Dirty Harry owner over here.
Built it up, felt light stiff and fast. And according to my back, it is also more forgiving than my old Niner EMD. Very happy bunny.
A few rides later and the “oh yes, this thing is fast” feeling was still there.
I’m now on frame no. 2 after my first frame developed a crack in the seatstay/seat-tube area. Planet-X were great to deal with and sorted out a replacement in no time at all.Posted 4 years ago
A crack so soon is a bit worrying Gringo? How much do you weigh? I’m over 15st kitted up so i guess i’d better keep an eye on the frame.
The ease of return/warranty is one of the main reasons i chose this frame over a Chinese imported one and your experience with Planet X reassures me a bit.
Have to say though the bike feels so much faster than any of my other ones and so long as it stays in one piece then i shall remain very happy with it.Posted 4 years agogringojimiMember
MrTall – I’m 11.5st.
I hovered over the buy button of a Hongfu frame for a while, but the reassurance of having a UK contact should anything go wrong was well worth the extra cost.
As Brant mentions above, it seems an odd place to fail and without any engineering experience I wouldn’t wish to speculate as to why it failed. But these things can happen to any brand, it’s how they support you afterwards that matters.
I’d still recommend this frame to anyone as it builds up into a fantastic bike.Posted 4 years ago
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