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Ching Ching

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Frame:
FM

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace 9000

Pedals:
Ultegra 6800 Carbon

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sram Red (JUST FOR NOW)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram Red (JUST FOR NOW)

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Superlogic

Saddle/Seatpost:
Arione R1

Brakes:
Sram Red (JUST FOR NOW)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Reynolds Assault

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Reynolds Assault

Added by l3eans. Last updated about 6 years ago.

As of almost 7 years ago, l3eans has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

11 Comments

kenzo1979

kenzo1979 says:

What real evidence of failure is there? The New York Times had an article recently about pro- carbon frames and wheel failure (from both China made multi-brands and American production) that, according to the article, is alarmingly common and apparently kept quiet , if not "secret". Under pro racing conditions this seems, perhaps understandable, if unfortunate and down right dangerous. Pro suppliers and sponsors have multiple frames/wheels for replacement. It is the nature of the material, as the article suggests, that is a mismatch for the demands of pro racing- all to advance sales on the consumer market. Where are the consumer frame failures? Are you racing and can you reveal evidence of frame failures amongst racers locally or nationally? Do amateur racers or sport riders who ride Chinese made carbon frames suffer frame failures that are extraordinary? Where is the evidence of this? Rumors of "dangerous" frames and poor quality control. Rumors..what evidence of fact? I don't trust carbon wheels or frames for racing from any producer based on what the Times reveals. However, it seems it is the material that is inherently over-estimated as reliable- NOT the Chinese. Perhaps your fears are well founded, but hold off on blaming the Chinese quality control unless you have more than suspicion based on rumors.

Posted almost 8 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

boom

Posted about 7 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Yaass

Posted about 6 years ago

kenzo1979

kenzo1979 says:

You do know that Pinarellos are made in a Chinese factory, as are dozens of other carbon frames badged with various name brands. This is an old story. What is the surprise that a quality frame can be produced in China? Most of the Tour de France peloton are riding on China made carbon.

Posted almost 8 years ago

ridingfixed

ridingfixed says:

Most people who are scared of China Carbon are so because of the poor quality control that goes on where these are built. I have heard rumors that the frames that fail to live up to the brand name builders are sold as the china carbon.... thus my fears

Posted almost 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I couldn't help but comment on this one! First of all, you also have the S-works bike...so how is this one? I mean of course quality, strength and stiffness wise. Comparatively. Secondly, why not Chinese wheels?
I surmise that you're setting up this bike as sort of an experiment(?)...and I'm sure I'm not the only curious party here. Frankly, I must compliment you for the courage and outright balls you have taking this so far. It's plain cool and very interesting.

Posted almost 8 years ago

l3eans

l3eans says:

The quality is actually very nice. If you look at the newer china carbon bikes, they use higher tier carbon fiber (Toray T1000, Mitsubishi M, etc) and costs higher. Both this and my venge had no flex, but that's probably because I am nowhere a big rider.

What I'm most impressed about this bike is that it climbs like a monster compared to the venge. Average time/speed increased significantly according to strava on my local climbs.

Lastly, I actually bought frame as a placeholder. I could not decide upon a new frame to get (venge is too big for me) and always wanted to try out a higher tier china carbon bike. Surprisingly, it turned out to be very nice :D

Posted almost 8 years ago

l3eans

l3eans says:

And for the wheels; I already had the reynolds and did not want to spend 400 ~ 600 for a new pair of china carbon.

Posted almost 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Cool. Sounds like it's all coming together nicely. Interesting that the frame is very stiff.

Posted almost 8 years ago

Trujillogoes200mph

Trujillogoes200mph says:

You are right. "Ultimate China Carbon Build"

Posted almost 8 years ago

rms13

rms13 says:

No Chinese carbon wheels?

Posted about 8 years ago