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  • ChunkyMTB
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    Go direct, go China.

    Although this is spring, summer, autumn and winter bike.

    zoookii
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    Carbon 29er Hardtail for the winter…

    Looking to build a lightweight winter bike.

    Any recommendations?

    womp
    Member

    Yes looking for the same myself

    I’m torn between a Chinese self build or a Sensa fiori from merlin

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/bikes/mountain-bikes/sensa-mountain-bikes/sensa-fiori-tnt-pro-29er-2013.html

    zoookii
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    Chunky,

    I’ve been looking at the Chinese frame on ebay.

    I take it you haven’t had any problems with it?

    Russ

    ChunkyMTB
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    No issues at all. It’s a year old next month and has been ridden none stop.

    zoookii
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    Which Chinese manufacturer did you get it from?

    ChunkyMTB
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    These chaps. http://www.carbonality.com/

    Easy to deal with. Got some carbon road wheels recently. They are spot on.

    KevinPP
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    Had my Carbonal Gaea for nearly a year now. No problems whatsoever, excellent frame.

    zoookii
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    Sounds good guys.

    VFM is amazing 🙂

    smorgie
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    Slight hijack……….ChunkyMTB what gears are you running? That looks small at the front and no guide?

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    30T Wolftooth with XT clutch. Never missed a bit over the whole summer.

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    Is there an SS-able Chinese carbon 29er yet? (Without a tensioner)

    dirtyrider
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    is carbonality not just light-bicycle by another name?

    33mm dh 26″ rims are the same?

    zoookii
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    Chunky,

    Did you get clobbered for import tax?

    How long did it take to come?

    J273
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    Chunky what model is yours and what size did you go for at your height?

    Thank you

    KevinPP
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    My Gaea. 17in frame and I’m 5ft 9. Now running a 36t Absolute Black ring, no chain guide and flat bars. Weighs just under 19lbs.


    SAM_4490 by Kevaroo, on Flickr

    Import charges were about £30 I think.

    ChunkyMTB
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    Mine is a Carbonal Avenger 19″ (I’m 5’11 with 32″ inside leg)

    I ordered it on a Tuesday and it arrived the following Monday, no charge on mine. Mine was a lot cheaper than they are now.

    Well packed and it took about 15 mins to actually unwrap the frame. Everything was faced and the frame is dead straight (unlike some expensive brands I’ve had before).

    The internal cable routing is superb and no rattle whatsoever. Luckily my Hope hub provides enough warning of my approach. This thing is silent.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    What’s the geo – not on frame pages?

    How much those things coming in at price wise. Their lovely looking frames.

    J273
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    Chunky a few questions with regards your Avenger.

    Ive a cannondale flash alloy but thinking of going for the Avenger and banging my lefty (white) on it. Was your lefty originally a white model with it having the white clamp areas?

    Also whats the weight with the kit you have on it?…I run pretty similar spec including saddle 🙂

    zoookii
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    I’m sold on them, will be ordering shortly 🙂

    ChunkyMTB
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    J273 – Member

    Chunky a few questions with regards your Avenger.

    Ive a cannondale flash alloy but thinking of going for the Avenger and banging my lefty (white) on it. Was your lefty originally a white model with it having the white clamp areas?

    Also whats the weight with the kit you have on it?…I run pretty similar spec including saddle

    It’s a Carbon DLR, so the black is just the bare carbon. The white clamps were standard on this issue.

    I’ve no idea of the weight, I’m guessing about 20lbs?

    Moda
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    Canyon carbon 29er. Really forgiving rear and loads of tyre clearance. Loving mine 🙂

    I have a 211 frame off ebay its excellent its the only bike I have rode for over a year now,today I have just got a 216 19″ UD Matt frame come which I was going to build into a cross type bike but can’t afford to now so is for sale it cost £232 plus £31 customs will sell for £250 posted with headset it’s got QR dropouts but you can buy 142mm ones for £10

    Crap pic but this is my 211 20″ frame bike comes in at 20.6lb

    And my 216 19″ frame which came today

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