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New Frameset Day. Joining the Chinese carbon club

Old 10-15-15, 12:18 PM
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New Frameset Day. Joining the Chinese carbon club





After much research on the chinese carbon threads on the forum, I finally pulled the trigger on this chinese rouxbaix and 38mm clinchers. Build thread coming soon. Just waiting for the red eTap grouppo from SRAM to release to market and I'll be all set.

CS RB01 is theframeset for anyone wanting geometry details. Shipped to my door in 5 days! CS-RB01+RF01 T800 2015 newest road bike carbon frame super light - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd
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Cue the carbogeddon people.
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Rouxbaix, sounds about right. I've heard those ZRAM gruppos are the real deal.
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Very nice looking frame.
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A few years back I bought the Bottechia carbon frame from a group buy here on the forums. So much better than my Specialized Allez bike. Gone was the road buzz that killed my hands and feet! I have since sold it for a Look frame but it did the job on my tight budget.
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Rouxbaix, sounds about right. I've heard those ZRAM gruppos are the real deal.
It has zertz insert and everything
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It has zertz insert and everything
You sure those aren't Certs? At least your breath will smell good.
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Only thing I would be worried about is the inserts, hopefully they will not become a failure point.
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Few folks were PM'ing me about the frame details. COuldnt respond via PM due to having less than 50 posts so here's the details:

CS-RB01+RF01 T800 2015 newest road bike carbon frame super light - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd


425 for fork and frame as a combo. Shipping via EMS air freight from china was very inexpensive. I rec'd it in 5 days which was amazing.
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Nice looking frame. The build with the new Sram should be quite epic!
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niiiiiiiiiiice!
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Originally Posted by fullofdays View Post




After much research on the chinese carbon threads on the forum, I finally pulled the trigger on this chinese rouxbaix and 38mm clinchers. Build thread coming soon. Just waiting for the red eTap grouppo from SRAM to release to market and I'll be all set.

CS RB01 is theframeset for anyone wanting geometry details. Shipped to my door in 5 days! CS-RB01+RF01 T800 2015 newest road bike carbon frame super light - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd
on the specs it says bsa/bb30 does it have an option for both? Or do they stick in an adapter for bsa. Thanks
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Glad to see more people going for these Chinese frames. Before long, the big brand are going to have to lower their prices, or they're going to lose a good share of the market. You know they're running scared- you see a lot of Chicken-Little propaganda pieces showing up around the web and in the mags....while the actual consumer reviews for many of these Chinese frames are glowingly positive.
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Originally Posted by Fldaves View Post
Nice looking frame. The build with the new Sram should be quite epic!
Looks like the SRAM eTap wont release until Jan-Feb and I'm getting antsy to start my build so I might go Di2 or SRAM mechanical for now...
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Originally Posted by Damien09 View Post
on the specs it says bsa/bb30 does it have an option for both? Or do they stick in an adapter for bsa. Thanks

I opted for BSA after much deliberation. I believe they just ream out the threads and modify the BB section of the frame for BB30.... I didnt want the squeaks
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Looks like the SRAM eTap wont release until Jan-Feb and I'm getting antsy to start my build so I might go Di2 or SRAM mechanical for now...
I believe there's already been a review of etap from roadbikereview. Apparently, there are some notes about the slowness of the shifting, which the reviewer listed as a demerit.
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Originally Posted by Stucky View Post
Glad to see more people going for these Chinese frames. Before long, the big brand are going to have to lower their prices, or they're going to lose a good share of the market. You know they're running scared- you see a lot of Chicken-Little propaganda pieces showing up around the web and in the mags....while the actual consumer reviews for many of these Chinese frames are glowingly positive.
Yeah, it's really quite sad to see how blatantly advertisers sway bicycling journalism. The hyperbole in reviews just gets a bit silly as well.

If the bike is average or above in weight, the reviewer will say: "it rides like a much lighter bike!" If the bike is especially light, the reviewer will say: "it really flies up the hills!"
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Originally Posted by fullofdays View Post
Few folks were PM'ing me about the frame details. COuldnt respond via PM due to having less than 50 posts so here's the details:

CS-RB01+RF01 T800 2015 newest road bike carbon frame super light - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd


425 for fork and frame as a combo. Shipping via EMS air freight from china was very inexpensive. I rec'd it in 5 days which was amazing.
Agreed; nice-looking frame.

~1400 grams for 54cm frame and fork. Is that considered "super lite"?
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Originally Posted by patrickgm60 View Post
Agreed; nice-looking frame.

~1400 grams for 54cm frame and fork. Is that considered "super lite"?
We'd have to page a weight weenie and ask. I'm not planning to count any grams until I'm racing for $.
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Originally Posted by patrickgm60 View Post
Agreed; nice-looking frame.

~1400 grams for 54cm frame and fork. Is that considered "super lite"?
No. My use of the term super light starts at 800 g for the frame and 325 for the fork (uncut). So my 54 cm frame doesn't meet either cutoff, but it is still 150 g lighter than that 1,400 g number.
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It looks so ... Spesh- ial!!!

sorry, couldn't resist. Big fan of Specialized bikes. Can't wait for your write - up on the build and future rides.

Best of luck with it.

As someone thinking of doing a build, could I ask that you also post where you are buying parts and what you add that is not included in the drivetrain nor frame that will be needed to complete the bike?

I would like to do one sometime soon but am fearful that I will be needing certain tools or parts and will not realize I need certain thing.

thanks.

Great success with the build!!!

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Originally Posted by Fly2High View Post

As someone thinking of doing a build, could I ask that you also post where you are buying parts and what you add that is not included in the drivetrain nor frame that will be needed to complete the bike?

I would like to do one sometime soon but am fearful that I will be needing certain tools or parts and will not realize I need certain thing.

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Read this - it was helpful for me.

How to handle a custom bike build | CyclingTips
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What's the story with the silver bands and bulges on the forks and seat stays? It sort of looks like duct tape.
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What's the story with the silver bands and bulges on the forks and seat stays? It sort of looks like duct tape.
they are fake Zertz(like on Specialized Roubaix).
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