Except the SB6C will cost thousands mores than one these direct frames.
If you're looking for a basic, linkage driven single pivot... Those are a good enough dealThese puppies look interesting. Plus they aren't shipping from China, and have a bit better geometry for what I'd want.
Reveal7 - Closeout — 29er | 27.5 | FSR Full-Suspension
Melody Yu form iCan Bikes told me they're still testing and won't be ready till Dec or Jan.I'm in the market for one of these next year I think...
But, the worrying bit at the moment, is that there doesn't appear to be any built photo's around. They MUST have built one up, surely?
It's for the 29er version of the design, but it might give ppl some idea...This bike is available on Linkage Design's publicly available design database, if you're interested. My demo versions are both done for, otherwise I'd post the results.
Anyone else finds these charts odd? I.e. compare the "shock compression / wheel travel" curve and the "leverage ratio" curve.
Do you know what the Feat frame calls for on shock stroke? Seem there is about a 10 mm variance in travel between all offerings.Has anybody recieved one yet ?
i just placed an ordre at Hung-fu for one in size 20.5, but don't really know when i will recieve it.
Btw, looks like there's yet another version of this frame
2015 all mountain carbon bike frame_MOUNTAIN_Full Carbon bike
It's already got a really stack seat tube angle that'll be made even worse with offset bushings and a longer fork. Also you won't know if there's room at bottom out for offset bushings till you built it up and let the air out of the shock. I'm all for finding inexpensive alternatives but I just don't think this frame is gonna make most people in the market for a 2015 AM bike happy. The current geometry trends are so new it'll take another year or so for the copycats to get it right.Answering my own question here. Did some tinkering in Linkage. It seems to be minor differences between the Hongfu/dengfu/Lamere/Ican blueprints and images, mainly around the rear triangle. I also believe that the previous linkage model by Dunn is a bit off in the measurements so curves might not be trusted. It also seems like the recommended rear shock is a 200/50mm affair.
Well, adjusting the rear with 2*3mm offset bushings would give you a 67,1 HA and a BB at ca -15mm. Additionally adding a 160mm fork (549mm a-c instead of 539mm) would result in a 66,6 HA and a -12mm BB. ETT shrinks ca 10mm and Reach ca 14mm by these changes.
I think this would become a really good cheapo alternative to a Bronson or a Pivot Mach 6. Close to hitting that buy button.