Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby jheeno » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:07 pm

Try Reynolds Blue
tried the supplied ones .... scared by the reduction in braking distance
tried Reynolds blue .... feels the same as stock pads on aluminium in regards to performance
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Roger9 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:18 am

Did you get the Farsport N model at that price?. I'm looking at the M which is a bit lighter but more $s.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby mattwilkinson » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:25 am

clydesmcdale wrote:New bike all done.

Frame – FM098 61cm Di2 Compatible 3K Matte (Group Buy 6)
Bars – HB003-42cm 3K Matte
Shifters – Campagnolo Ultrashift Ergos Super Record 11 speed
Front Derailleur – Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed
Rear Derailleur – Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed
Chainset – Campagnolo Record UT Carb 11 speed 175 39/53
Cassette – Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed 12-29
Chain – Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed
Brakes – Campagnolo Record D Skeleton
Pedals – Look Keo Classic
Saddle – Selle Italia C2 Gel Flow Black Saddle
Stem – 3T Arx Pro 100mm 6°
Bar Tape – 3T Black
Bottle Cages – FD009 3K Matte
Garmin Mount – K-Edge Black
Wheelset – Blade x 250 50mm Carbon Clincher 3K Matte
Tyres – Continental GP400s

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Only ridden once so far and is very enjoyable and slippery



What did that build cost you?
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby clydesmcdale » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:36 pm

Little over 3k from memory
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Purt » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:56 am

clydesmcdale wrote:Little over 3k from memory


What's the go with the front brake pad? Looks like apple crumble :o
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby clydesmcdale » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:00 am

Yeah those pads that came with the wheels are rubbish. Got yellow swissstops on now.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby darkelf921 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:00 pm

I was riding next to a guy today (in the B2GC) who has one of these frames. They look great. After chatting to him about itI am now very tempted to get one. On the todo list I think. Where's the best place to look at buying one of these frames (FM098???).
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby jheeno » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:36 pm

clydesmcdale wrote:Yeah those pads that came with the wheels are rubbish. Got yellow swissstops on now.

Have a read of this
http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/2011/8/31/how-its-made-carbon-clincher-blowups.html
long read but essentially it is sayig Swisstop Yellow + long mountain descents with carbon rims = no no
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Purt » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:59 pm

darkelf921 wrote:Where's the best place to look at buying one of these frames (FM098???).


http://www.velobuild.com/fm098-group-bu ... ?start=120
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby warthog1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:00 pm

jheeno wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Yeah those pads that came with the wheels are rubbish. Got yellow swissstops on now.

Have a read of this
http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/2011/8/31/how-its-made-carbon-clincher-blowups.html
long read but essentially it is sayig Swisstop Yellow + long mountain descents with carbon rims = no no



Excellent article thanks :D . Should be a sticky in the safety or road cycling subforums on the correct use of carbon clinchers
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby darkelf921 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:01 pm

Thank you :-)
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Arlberg » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:40 pm

Looking at the bike gallery on Velobuild there seems to be at least three different types of FM098 frames going around, the shape of the one in the pictures above looks more like the Mclaren Venge on which it is modelled on than some of the other ones especially the area where the top tube meets the head tube. Are they all from the same manufacturer / seller?
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Purt » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Arlberg wrote:Looking at the bike gallery on Velobuild there seems to be at least three different types of FM098 frames going around, the shape of the one in the pictures above looks more like the Mclaren Venge on which it is modelled on than some of the other ones especially the area where the top tube meets the head tube. Are they all from the same manufacturer / seller?


Could have something to do with different frame sizes? Pretty sure it's one manufacturer and several sellers.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby vander » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Purt wrote:
Arlberg wrote:Looking at the bike gallery on Velobuild there seems to be at least three different types of FM098 frames going around, the shape of the one in the pictures above looks more like the Mclaren Venge on which it is modelled on than some of the other ones especially the area where the top tube meets the head tube. Are they all from the same manufacturer / seller?


Could have something to do with different frame sizes? Pretty sure it's one manufacturer and several sellers.


I think maybe newer model is the uglier venge style.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby clydesmcdale » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:50 am

They all look the same to me...with the exception of frame sizes. Got any examples of the differing geometries?
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Arlberg » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:13 pm

As an example, compare this one:

http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... G_9609.JPG

with this one:

http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... AG0104.jpg

Purt could be right, it may just be the different frame sizes, but the area around where the top tube head tube and down tube meet just looks too different. I prefer the look of the second one, which also looks much more like the original S-Works Mclaren Venge on which it is supposedly based.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby MarkG » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:45 pm

Arlberg wrote:As an example, compare this one:

http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... G_9609.JPG

with this one:

http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... AG0104.jpg

Purt could be right, it may just be the different frame sizes, but the area around where the top tube head tube and down tube meet just looks too different. I prefer the look of the second one, which also looks much more like the original S-Works Mclaren Venge on which it is supposedly based.


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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:54 pm

+1 on being frame sizings, all the lines look 'proportional'

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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:58 pm

I think the second one looks terrible :S

You can tell that the second one is a much bigger frame, based on the size of the wheels. Looks like they stretched the whole frame upwards. Aesthetics aren't helped by the stack of spacers and super-up angle stem.
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:44 pm

AndrewBurns wrote:I think the second one looks terrible :S

:shock: Understatement...
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby steve-waters » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:31 pm

Gees thanks guys that is my pride and joy
Roadie: BeOne Black, SRAM Force, TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers, Vértebrae ceramic cable housings
MTB: Chin29er, Fox Terralogic, XT, 3T and TWE wheels
ex-MTB now commuter: Cannondale F900 (CAAD 4), Headshok, TWE wheels, XT and Elixr CR
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Arlberg » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:44 pm

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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby clydesmcdale » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:04 pm

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Both of these are the same size frame from the same manufacturer's
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:19 am

54cm fm098...
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Re: Chinese carbon frame and wheels thread

Postby kirky92au » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:09 am

Ok so I've been looking to get a nice set of wheels to replace the Shimano RS-10's that came with my bike. Which led my to these:

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Rim: 50mm clincher 20H/24H external 3k Matt finish
Hubs: EdHubs
Spoke: Sapim CX-Delta black Jbend
Nipple: Sapim Sils red or black

Weight: 1430g+/-30g for one pair
Accessories: 2 pairs brake pads and 1 pair skewers
Price: $546

Going to be my race day wheels, I've only just started racing and I think these are going to be my reward for getting to C grade. Just want to know your thoughts if these are going to make a suitable wheel set for racing? Should I go deeper, there does tend to be a bit of wind around the course most days? The course is flat, no hills there is a small incline but it is nothing, oh and I weigh ~70kg.

I considered tubulars there but these wheels are already pushing my budget, I believe clinchers are less effort to maintain and worry about and I don't mind the ~100g extra.
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