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So a few months ago on here I saw some threads about people looking for a chinese carbon 29er. I got interested in them and starting looking and I've finally found one.

http://loiceyu.en.made-in-china.com/product/DqBQEJxuvbVM/China-29er-Mountain-Frame-MTB753-.html

The actual site is:

http://www.gotobike.com.cn/

I sent them an email asking about larger sizes and got a response pretty quickly from the actual company (They make tons of different things including road frames, wheelsets, water bottle cages, forks, etc.)

I was told that the bike will be made in 16, 17.5, and 20 inches. I was also told the 16 and 20 inch frames wont be available until the end of the year. I was given a price sheet which includes everything they make, a picture showing the geometry for the 17.5 frame, and a picture of the actual frame which are below.

500 bucks per frame plus 100 for shipping.

I think I'm going to go for this when the 20 inch frame comes out.
 

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i would not have a problem ordering from them they help develop the molds for several chinese sourced carbon bikes from some well known brands.
Wish they would not do the extra weave outer coat.
Oh yea, when I was researching chinese made carbon road bike I registerd with alibaba.com. Don' t give your email address to alibaba.com. It will overload your mail address with spam. Just a few hours after registering with them.
Someone told me that and I thought oh well, I have a spam filter. Well, u need a spam filter on steroids.....
 

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It looks pretty and looks like it's carbon from the form of it, it's cheap so guess it might be worth a shot.

Order a few spare Mech hangers just incase!!
 

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It uses a pretty standard model hanger. Probably one of the top-3 for availability judging from the picture. I have a half dozen of those in my spare hangers collection. Incidently the price point drops as the quantity increases.
 

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The company does custom painting and yes, they are carbon.
 

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I have no doubt that it's carbon...it's just funny to read those errors in their product information. But with some of that Chinese stuff, you never really know what you're getting...
 

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Guitar Ted said:
Interesting. That bike looks very "niner-like". ;)
Sort of, but the geometry is not the same. There is a support inbetween the chainstay & seatstay on the non-drive side, probably for braking stiffness. The top-tube arch isn't that pronouced on the Air9; even on the XL model I saw. I don't see an EBB on that drawing either.

Run of the mill knock-off.
 

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There is ALOT of info about the Asian made frames on the Road bike forums. QC is not as high on the frames but, they can be had for a song. Most guys are very happy with them. I wouldn't be scared of them one bit. May even be better than some of the name brands that are shaving weight off and making stuff TOO light.
 

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Enoch said:
There is ALOT of info about the Asin made frames on the Road bike forums. QC is not as high on the frames but, they can be had for a song. Most guys are very happy with them.
I talked to a couple guys that ride road versions of these frames as well. They all seem very happy and I haven't heard of a failure either. Some of those guys drop a ton of money on the components for those frames as well.
 

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Phil335 said:
Not 29ers though. I already checked. If you look at Hong Fu they have really great stuff there and thats where all the road bikers get their frames.

Correct...

Hong Fu is prolly gonna be the one to get frames from.

At that price point I'll prolly pony up and test one out. Hopefully around the end of 2010.
 

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Not all carbon is created equally. With that said, they claim to use Toray, a company that is viewed in high regard on the composite industry. The actual cost of the amount of raw material needed to create a carbon frame is not that great. I have always had a bit of a hard time understanding the justification for the high dollar amounts builders charge for carbon frames, or carbon anything for that matter. Still, hand layup can be time consuming, and we all know that labor remains inexpensive in China.

Anyone notice said frame is post mount only?
 
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