- Chinese carbon cyclocross – anyone got one?
I was thinking about a Planet X London Road frame but after hearing so many disaster stories of out of spec seat tubes etc, I couldn’t help but think you could get a Chinese carbon frame for not much more and stand a better chance of it actually being within spec. I know there’s the risk of a fiery, carbon splinter filled death but to counter that there seem to be quite a few people happily riding Chinese frames, looking at threads on mtbr and here.
I’ve been looking specifically at the Flyxii FR-FX-602 and 603 which would come in at ~£300. Anyone got either or any other frame direct from China and could comment/recommend/criticise/post photos?Posted 3 years agoplus oneMember
I may have one of these frames for sale(may already have buyer)
Size 54 it’s been excellent only selling as I need more clearance out back(this can take up to 38 with mud clearance)
I had it built as a sub 16lb singlespeed 🙂
Email me if interestedPosted 3 years agospangelsaregreatMember
As long as you do your homework the direct from China route is fine. Some good reviews on this site of various suppliers. With the horror stories there are also ones of customer service which is on par with the bigger companies.
I have had one for coming on three years, it’s done year round commuting/winter bike duties along with two cross seasons. Not had any issues and not looking to change it anytime soon.
Mine is an IP-105d.
RegardsPosted 3 years agonathbMember
I recently bought a Flyxii FR-602. Built it as my commuter but it turns out that with slicks on its just as fast as my aluminium dedicated road bike – but much more comfortable. Great purchase!
This is mine:
It’s due to be fully 105’d at the weekend.
For a size guide I’m 6ft and ride a 55cm.
Not sure what the difference is between the 602 and 603, apart from price, the 603 was only available in 53cm when I was purchasing.Posted 3 years agoT666DOMSubscriber
I’ve been using the 602 above as my commuting bike for over a year, initially had it set up wit cross tyres but more recently 28c schwalbe one’s. It’s been faultless, flexes a bit around the BB on the turbo trainer but seems OK on the road.
I’ve had 4 sets of full carbon forks from flyxii for various bikes & never had a problem, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again.Posted 3 years ago
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