FireEye Flame Hardtail Frameset

FireEye Flame Hardtail Frameset 


Fire Eye Flame Hardtail Frame Full chromoly hardtail suitable for 26 quot; or 27.5 quot; wheels. Features: Material: 4130 Cromoly Suggested Fork Travel: 120150mm Headtube Size: Fully integrated tapered, 11/8 inches at the top,1.5 inches at the bottom Seatpost Size: 31.6mm Seat Clamp Size: 34.9mm Front Derailleur Clamp Size: 34.9mm for top cable routing Dropouts: 10mm x 135mm Hanger Type: Vertical Disc Brake Compatible: International standard disc brake mount Tyre Size: 26 quot; x 2.4 (can also be set up with 650b wheels) ISCG: 05 type BB Size: 73mm (standard MTB Euro BB shell) Weight: 3kg (M/17.5 ) Buy Fire Eye Frames from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.


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[Jan 03, 2018]
All Mountain Rider


Price, integrated headset, neat welds, great finish, toughness


Rear derailleur hanger, geometry, weight

For the price (bought on CRC for $149) the frame is awesome. It is bombproof, it's fun' it's a true hardcore hardtail. Its tubes don't have any butting, so the frame is the heaviest in its class (compared to ragley piglet, ns eccentric, on-one 45650b, cotic and so on), and that is noticeable on uphills. I have mixed impressions from its geometry. The chainstays are the shortest among 650b hardcore hardtails, and so is the mud clearance, they provide agile and easy handling, but you can't use both 650b wheels and low-clamp front derailleur. The head angle could be sharper IMHO. The rear derailleur hanger is the main cons, it's a headache. The holes in it are drilled incorrectly, so instead of 3 bolts you have to use only two. And to get a spare you need an individual order from CNC master (lucky for me we in Russia have one). The welding and finish are awesome, the bike looks great.
Overall, there is a room for improvement. I'd like to see internal cable routing, steel protection plate for lower chainstay in the place where it meets with chainring and sharper head angle, so my rang is 4 star.

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