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There's a huge thread over in the 29er forum about carbon Chinese 29er frames. Based on the thread it seems like they've been pretty successful, I can't say I've read all 255(!) pages, but generally people seem pretty happy with the bikes. Basically it looks like a direct sale model where the manufacturer in China sells direct to the public.

I emailed Peter, who is quite active in the 29er forum, asking if they were considering a fat bike, he responded very quickly saying that they were in the process of making the molds for a fat bike. The 29er frames are going for about $450, if the fat bike is in that range, that's a pretty cheap carbon fat bike frame!

I sent a follow up email asking for more details about the frames (hub width, geometry, axles). I'll post up when I get a response.

I'm loving my FB4, every ride is so much fun, but I keep thinking about making it lighter, the weird thing is that I never even think about making my RIP9 lighter. I guess I know I have my RIP where it needs to be from a strength perspective, but the Fatty doesn't see much/any air time, I figure it can be lighter.
 

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However, it sounds like the molds they are making will be based on these designs. I asked him to let me know when they are making their own to sell.

His name is PeterQ520 on mtbr and he has his email address in all his posts ([email protected]).
 

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@speedyj: They make 29er carbon rims, it doesn't look like they do fatty rims (yet)

@boogman: indeed, I think most carbon bikes are made in China, I was distinguishing these as being sold from China - from a Chinese company.
 

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About the only way I could ever afford a carbon bike of any sort is if it's one of these. I'm interested in this, and I don't even like Carbon. But these chinese carbon frames are cheap!
 
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