Suggestion for a new frame

Rone69
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Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Rone69 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Hello to all,
I'd like your advices for a new carbon frame, I'm looking for a non-branded/Chinese road frame, the features that interested me are:
- good construction quality
- good ride quality, I'm looking for an all-rounder with good climbing and descendig quality.
- tyres clearance up to 30mm or higher
- direct mount rim brakes
- seat tube angle 73° or 73.5° (in size 54-55) with standard seatpost

So far, I've found only two frames with this specs:
the first one is beautiful, but it's seem like a knoc-koff of the Tarmac SL6, is the "Fasterway Classic" I don't find any info about the frame or about the manufacturer:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2018-new-arrival-direct-mount-brake-T1100-full-matte-nice-marble-weaves-carbon-road-frame-frameset/2817075_32869744312.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.17.5fa6434anLTPz0
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the second one, is the Gotobike B40 aka Winspace SLC 2.0, I've found many pics, it is used by some cycling society, some of wich are semi-pro ..
http://www.winspace-bikes.com/products/show-496.html
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I will appreciate any suggestion you will give to me.
Thank you in advance.
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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby davehirst » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm

You could check out weight weenies web site, lots of stuff on there about Chinese carbon, or look at Hong Fu frames like fm088

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Rone69 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:20 pm

Hi to all,
I'm happy to introduce you my new chinese bike, it's a Fasterway Classic frame, with Ican FL40 wheelset, yesterday I rode the bike for the first time, I'm so happy, the frame is more reactive and more comfortable than my Fondriest R20, the direct mount are an advantage not trascurable .



Frame:
Fasterway Classic (seatpost included)
https://it.aliexpress.com/item/2018-tai ... 80291382-1

Wheelset:
Ican FL40 No Logo
[url][url]https://it.icancycling.com/collecti...m-wide-straight-pull-sapim-cx-ray-spoke-1400g[/url][/url]

Groupset:
Ultegra R8000 (direct mount brakes)

Handlebar:
https://it.aliexpress.com/item/free...133.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.39ff4c4dJVIi8g

Stem:
https://it.aliexpress.com/item/Bicy...162.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.39ff4c4dJVIi8g

Bottlecages:
https://it.aliexpress.com/item/FCFB...640.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.39ff4c4dJVIi8g

Saddle:
Selle Italia Superflow lL3

Pedals:
Time X-Pro10

speed cadence sensor:
Sigma R2Duo

Smartphone Mount:
DIY


Weight 7,0kg (without bottles and smartphone)




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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Neddysmith » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:46 am

Nice looking bike

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Rone69 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Neddysmith wrote:Nice looking bike



Thanks :D

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Mububban » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Nice one. Taken it up a climb yet? :)
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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Rone69 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:03 pm

Mububban wrote:Nice one. Taken it up a climb yet? :)


Thanks!
Yes, just a short ride, 59km +850, 3 climbs, the frame is responsive, stiff enough, not harsh, absolutely comfortable, the direct mount brakes are amzing, much better than the "standard" brakes.

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby Rone69 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:59 am

Today 2nd ride with the new bike, I can confirm all I've writed and I can add that this frame have a good descending quality.







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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:09 am

Which country are you based in?

With Aliexpress it is a massive marketplace but I still perceive some risks, very specifically with the fakes.

Glad this is working out for you, was there a lot of email communication? What was the total purchase cost and any breakdown in price (if available). Did you have import duty abd taxes to pay?

Which delivery partner did they use, was there tracking and was the bike fully assembled or was this your job.

Lots of questions, but hope you are ok to share as a lot if people read use this to judge and consider purchase options.

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby g-boaf » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:52 am

Since the OP said frame and frameset numerous times I guess it was a build it yourself job.

Looks decent.

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Re: Suggestion for a new frame

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:50 am

8) looking bike. :)

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