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  • I’m all for Chinese carbon parts but even this is pushing my limit…
  • Is it just me that finds the idea of a sunpeed frame funny?

    retro83
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    oliverracing

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    These appear to be the same as the ones you linked V8 but a fair bit cheaper and into the “take a punt” price range – got a couple of favourable reviews too Linky

    Maybe it’s unfair to assume $50 forks will be of sub-par build quality but let’s just say any savings will quickly be wiped out by dental fees if for example the crown were to detach from the steerer.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Heee 🙂

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    Maybe it’s unfair to assume $50 forks will be of sub-par build quality but let’s just say any savings will quickly be wiped out by dental fees if for example the crown were to detach from the steerer.

    I never claimed they’d be quality or any good, I was just pointing out the they were the same as the ones he’d linked but for 1/2 the price!

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    I’ve found my frame. Don’t care about the price. It’s proper

    Nope, can’t see anything

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    So this really deserves it’s own thread but wow, some reviews of carbon cranks are brilliant!

    Look that that flex…

    Flexxxyyyy

    And then some lovely debonding after 22km…

    debonded

    trumpton
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    ropey. I think I would buy a chinese frame though if it got good reviews. maybe not from here though.

    andyxm
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    Is it just me that finds the idea of a sunpeed frame funny?

    Nope 🙂

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    So, has anyone actually bought/used any of those chinese forks?  Given the lack of 26″ straight steered forks on the market, it looks like chinese is the only option to keep some bikes operational should the forks fail.. Like both of my mountain bikes…

    And no, I’m not about to replace a perfectly servicable 2006 bike because one element of it has finally given up the ghost! Plus I can’t afford to replace it!

    Loads of 26″ forks with straight steerers here? https://www.bike-discount.de/en/shop/26-suspension-fork-80-110mm-820?l=24&o=preis

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    hmm.

    what could go wrong with these?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mtb-GXP-Bicycle-crank-set-mountain-bike-crankset-axis/132923740553

    Not carbon, kinda I beam like. only thing that worries me is the 24mm aluminium axle, and I know the BB will be dead in a month.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    what could go wrong with these?

    A genuine SRAM GXP bottom bracket would still probably fail first.

    Dance with China, Dance with the Devil.

    This stuff is a real problem for manufacturers and consumers. To the unwitting consumer, they are buying the “real” thing at a discount. To manufacturers, Chinese knock offs can damage their brands (when things fail) or worse still get blended into legitimate supply chains thus creating liability issues that need to be worked through with costly lawyers and IP investigation teams.

    Personally I’d be happy if we didn’t trade with China until they started playing by the same rules as everyone else. The planet would probably benefit from that as well.

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    Tear, as in rip, not tare, related to mass dude. 👍

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    Wouldn’t be surprised if the internals are like old manitous. The eBay forks either used the abs+ damper, or the sr suntour internals.
    My guess is that manitou and suntour use readily available parts.
    How well they slide though, that’ll be interesting based on those moulding flaws.

    flows
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    lovewookie wrote:

    hmm.

    what could go wrong with these?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mtb-GXP-Bicycle-crank-set-mountain-bike-crankset-axis/132923740553

    Not carbon, kinda I beam like. only thing that worries me is the 24mm aluminium axle, and I know the BB will be dead in a month.

    Actually, these cranks are one of the few decent chinese items. It doesn’t have a GXP spindle, but a HTII one. It uses the GXP interface on the chainrings, though. Even the BB that comes with the cranks is reliable.

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    Anyone want to make a bet to what kind of damper is in there?

    I’m going to go with a proper lump of elastomer, or actual elastic bands.

    Failing that some discontinued rs stuff, like say the xc28, that was truly horrid, that the factory owned all the tooling for.

    damascus
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    @pigyn

    I bought a set of eBay ’34s’ to make a tare down video of. Not had the chance to film it yet

    That sounds like a good idea. Please share a link when you get round to it.

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    Don’t bother tearing them down, we all want to see you fit them to a bike and send it big, be sure and video the action though.

    wordnumb
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    …and the x-rays / joint relocation.

    pigyn
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    Much better at the spanners than the spelling, thankfully 🤣

    If they’re anything like Chinese air rifles (and the blatant IP infringements would suggest so) there will be a few cheap examples that will work well after some refinishing. They will be utter crap until factories get the techniques right but once they do they will be worth looking at.

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