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  • That Carbon Wasp in FGF
  • lovewookie
    Full Member

    Nice looking bike.
    carbon wasp say they lay it up in the UK. But it does look very familiar. That rear triangle is nigh on identical to the vitus/carbonda FM936, albeit without a chainstay bridge, but the dropout hardware is the same, as is the clip in cable guide . Front triangle is different enough, but similar form to the carbonda offerings. pivot placement is very similar, seatube profile to square is also very similar. geometry isn’t too far out either.

    so.
    is it a flybike chinese made custom?
    is it a off the peg/modded mould that CW lay up?

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    It’s all made in Horsforth. From their own moulds.

    fooman
    Free Member

    Did you check their web site?

    “Internal downtube lunchbox storage – so you’re never more than an arm’s length from a pork pie”

    That’s a Yorkshire mountain bike for sure.

    Local to me they are well known for carbon repairs too – I was tempted with their last frame but don’t think they did an XL. New one looks bang on in XL, seems like a great price too.

    Pyro
    Full Member

    It’s all made in Horsforth.

    Huh, who knew. All of about 500yds from my house. Cool!

    snotrag
    Full Member

    Its 100% made in Leeds. I’ve seen them out and about before and chatted.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    Its 100% made in Leeds. I’ve seen them out and about before and chatted.

    great. that rear triangle is very very close to the chinese mould then.

    DaveyBoyWonder
    Free Member

    I’ve ridden/raced with the guy that makes them a couple of times in the past. Deffo all made in Yorkshire from what he told me back then.

    monkeyboyjc
    Full Member

    Look like great quality bikes from the times I’ve seen them at Bespoked, the latest version is also much better looking than the previous iteration which is a bonus and comparatively affordable – especially for a UK built frame.

    jeffl
    Full Member

    There’s a review out there already by Guy Kesteven. Seems very positive. Normally I like a bright colour but that yellow isn’t doing it for me, for some reason. Baby blue would lookm good.

    JAG
    Full Member

    that rear triangle is very very close to the chinese mould then

    Some companies I work with (in the automotive sector) get tooling made in China. Maybe these guys got someone over there to make their mould for them – just saying ;o)

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    They make their own moulds.

    survivor
    Full Member

    I’ve ordered one after getting bored waiting for a Spur 😀

    Popped down the other week for a look and was very impressed with the bike and the time the owner took to tell me everything I wanted to know. All made in house. Moulds and all.

    The yellow one looks nicer in the flesh. It has a pearlescent finish that doesn’t show in the pictures but you can have what ever colour you want.

    johnx2
    Free Member

    I’ve been in for a frame repair – v reasonable and good guys to deal with. Didn’t realise they did frames but that looks to me with a bit of a ukranian flag colour scheme going on with the shocks, whatever, good luck to them!

    BearBack
    Free Member

    Rear triangle does look to be out of a Chinese catalogue. Same hardware, d-hanger, cable guides etc and a different layup/finish to the front triangle in their insta prototype shots.
    To be fair though, hangers and cable guides are a catalogue part, it’s just that typically the Chinese frames have shitty looking after thought d-hangers so you’d think they would chosen to design for a better solution if it was an in house design.
    Don’t blame them though if that is the case. Would double their tooling costs when the front triangle tooling alone will have been of significant cost to produce.
    Good to see some uk growth.

    thepodge
    Free Member

    They used to and presumably do still 3D print their own tooling.

    mrchrist
    Full Member

    https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/fettlers-episode-2-the-carbon-wasp-3d-printed-mtb

    Some more info on the process here.

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    There’s a review out there already by Guy Kesteven. Seems very positive. 

    Has he ever said anything negative about anything? If he did his endless supply of bikes would dry up.

    ogden
    Free Member

    If you look at the raw frame photos on Instagram, you can see that the finish on the prototype rear ends look a different finish to the rest of the bike. Also, they never shown a mould or layup of the rear end either. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me a hoot. It looks like a really nice bike.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Has he ever said anything negative about anything?

    Back in the day he did that insane carbon 456 review where he said it was so stiff that he had to keep stopping halfway down descents to shake his hands out. But that was back before he was an influencer

    Mugboo
    Full Member

    It should also be noted that he is a great rider too. Not scared to send those frames of his off big drops, etc at Wharncliffe.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Has he ever said anything negative about anything?

    🤣 I have a Kona Process 134, it just did rather badly in the Pinkbike field test 🙁 so I watched the Guy Kesteven review of it to cheer me up 😀

    avdave2
    Full Member

    Back in the day he did that insane carbon 456 review where he said it was so stiff that he had to keep stopping halfway down descents to shake his hands out.

    That would be the same frame that had me keeping looking at the back wheel convinced it must be going soft from the the ride.

    Turnerfan1
    Free Member

    Have we got a link to the Guy Kesteven review?
    Regards,
    Max.

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