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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:32 pm 
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Have any one of you Hongfu's new aero road frame fm098. It' s NOT the Dengfu fm098 frame, total new. It's look, from my point of view, very nice, but how is it perform? I will build a new bike this spring and the choice is between Hongfu fm098 and fm169, both aero road frames. I do not like the rear brake placement on the fm169 and its too heavy. The fm098 have a fair weight for an aero frame at 1050g, so I have this frame as favorite. Would like to hear yours comment about these two frames.
I have riding Hongfu fm001 frame in 4 years now and haven't had any issues, so have no concerns about Hongfu frames, but just want to make the best choice of those two frames.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:30 pm 
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I hadn't noticed that one before. They only have computer drawings of it so far so I bet they haven't produced any yet. It looks a little odd in the geometry table. Very high stack for it size. More like an endurance/aero design. It could be what I'm looking for in a 24 hr type bike, but I'll probably wait until a few reviews come in.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:19 am 
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Really weird. Look at the wheelbase and head angle.

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The FM169 has the best geometry I've seen, for me. I might be able to get rid of toe overlap and use a stem shorter than 140mm.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:26 am 
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And basically 80mm bb drop. Bold.

Ha but really, that's probably what is contributing to that monster stack.

That chart is whack.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:39 pm 
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I can be concerned if the long wheelbase can couse slowly reaction under acceleration. Maybe a good frame for fast flat driving, but for climbing and change of speed, as is some of the strategy when you want to put the competitors of, when it goes uphill? Then the old dilemma what is best for average driving, road or aero? Maybe the fm069 is a better choice for alround bike?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:35 pm 
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Someone has made an aero endurance road bike

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:36 am 
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They also have a new gravel bike but at the moment it looks like it doesn't have disc brakes. Of course it's only a computer model. It probably will in the final version.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:23 am 
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euan wrote:
Someone has made an aero endurance road bike


I would think so too !

Going to be extremely stable and probably steers like a boat too. But for guys who love carving lines down winding downhills, its probably be a sweet, stable bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:12 pm 
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I just pulled the trigger on this HF-fm098 frame. I was in the same position, deciding between the fm169, and fm098. Since I already had an aero frame, a Ridley Noah Fast, i went with this one. We'll see how it goes.


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Can that geo chart be right?

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They have an almost identical 028 carbon road gravel bike that has the same geo chart. Maybe they have the wrong chart on the 098. Or they are identical except for tire sizes and axle width.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:36 am 
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DNT wrote:
I just pulled the trigger on this HF-fm098 frame. I was in the same position, deciding between the fm169, and fm098. Since I already had an aero frame, a Ridley Noah Fast, i went with this one. We'll see how it goes.


So, how's the HF-FM098 treating you?

Phil =)


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