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Old 02-02-23, 04:15 PM
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Yoeleo frames have gone up substantially in just the last month or so. $1215 with seatpost and integrated bars with many color options was a steal. Now the minimum is $1590 and all but flat black and hemidium color are another $300. It's still not a bad deal, but I got pearl white for $1215, delivered in just over a month. They have increased the frame warranty from 3 years to 6 years.

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Old 02-02-23, 06:25 PM
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I am ordering a custom titanium frame from Waltly as it seems they are well regarded. Prices are up quite a bit from where they used to be (was quoted the equivalent of $1200 USD for frame and carbon fork, and that's with domestic Chinese shipping and not international) but still quite a bit cheaper than the Specialized aluminium frame I was considering (Allez Sprint) so not at all a bad deal.
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Old 02-03-23, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jughed
Chinese -

Like I said above, just riding along and they exploded. The hospital bills cost more than a new decent level name brand bike.

Take my chances with a frame? With the same potential quality and QA/QC, and no recourse from a name brand vendor - nope.




That's a frame?
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Old 02-04-23, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
That's a frame?
No, obviously not.

Itís a reason I wouldnít buy a cheap Chinese frame. I just scaled up the lack of design, poor fabrication, complete lack of QC, and zero recourse from a respectable company - scaled it up from the bars to a frame. What reason would I have to believe that the frames will be any better quality?

Not saying that all the frames are bad, that Winspace looks good and gets decent reviews, but others donít.

A broken collar bone, broken should cap, two broken ribs, busted up knee that is still giving me trouble a year later and may require surgery, and a wicked concussion- all because cheap carbon exploded while just riding along a bike path - that formed my opinion, an opinion not likely to change.
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Old 02-04-23, 11:17 AM
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Nope, even for a steel frame I wouldn't buy one made in China because I don't know if I would be dealing with a real quality steel tubing regarding the frame ,that is the same for carbon wheels.
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The vast majority of carbon wheels and frames are made in Taiwan, but there are well known brands in China and that's what you need to stick with . For wheels, BTLOS is well known and reliable, offering many rim choices, all custom built. Expect $8-900 for wheels with Bitex hubs. I bought wheels with 29mm rim depth, 25mm internal width hookless rims with no spoke access holes and Bitex hubs when there was a free freight offer. No problems so far.
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