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    Felt Rear Triangle

    Hey guys,

    When talking rear triangle alignment, what is considered and acceptable amount of side-to-side drift?

    Just picked up a new Felt frameset and discovered the rear drops are running about 3mm to the left. Am returning it, of course, just curious as to what's considered the norm. It's a full carbon frameset and yes, the wheel is properly dished.
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    If not near zero, then someone let it slip thru,
    (lesser brands perhaps, choosing $
    [saved on cheap sell price, ] over QC,)
    or it was damaged in shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    If not near zero, then someone let it slip thru, choosing $ [saved on cheap sell price, ] over QC, or it was damaged in shipping.
    Felt is a respected brand so I'd guess this slipped past QC.

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    I'd say that today a manufacturer should be able to hold each side of a rear triangle to within about 1mm or so. Carbon frames have to be built very close to spot on since there's no way to correct them.
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