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Old 07-10-19, 10:49 PM
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Change Bike 650B



So its finally ready (sort of... )

Its been quite a wait for the release of the frame in May'19 and then another long wait for the various parts to come in.

650b for the versatility of road riding locally+ trails when I go on tours.
Drop bars for some speed riding with road bikers or just for relief from headwinds.
650b+42mm tires to better go over trail bumps.

Fork - KINESIS Crosslight Pro6
Handlebar - PRO LT Compact Ergo
Stem - Ritchey WCS Trail Stem
Brakes - TRP Spyke
Crank - Shimano XT with Dekas 38T chainring
Chain - KMC 11s X11EL Black
Cassette - Sram Cassette XG-1150 10-42
RD - Sram Rival 1
STI levers - Sram Rival
Seatpost - 3T Inline Team Seatpost
Saddle - Ritchey Classic Saddle
Wheels - AM Classic MTB Race
Pedals - Shimano XT PD-T8000 Deore XT
Tires - Panaracer Pari-Moto 42mm
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Nice job on the build.

What's it look like folded?
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For touring, will this be going on planes? (Looks big.) Can you put racks on this bike?
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Old 07-11-19, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Nice job on the build.

What's it look like folded?
Now, this is the bad part....
I forgot to specifically mention to the mechanic that the bike folds, so the cabling has too little slack for the fold..
They can rework it, but since I have no trip planned for the coming month or 2, I will delay sending in the bike until then.

That said, I played with the folding and its really quite simple.
Keep the front wheel and remove the non-drive side pedal. Then just unlatch the 2 securing mechanisms and the bike will fold.

I'll update again when I get this part sorted.



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For touring, will this be going on planes? (Looks big.) Can you put racks on this bike?
Yes, it will be going up planes.
There's no running away from size when the wheels get bigger.
I'll have to do a proper measure once I sort out the short cables.

Still figuring out how the rack will mount.
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Build quality for the frame is really good.
The paint job looks good and is not some budget one coat powder coat.
Build is on par with any major brand mtb of the same price range, in terms of how the frame is welded, painted, folding mechanism and internal routing points.

There are mounting points on the down tube underside as well as the usual 2 for the bottle cages.
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