My China Direct Stealth

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petepeterson
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What's up weenies. Here's my edition of the FM028-ISP. This has been a fun build for me and I love the bike unfortunately I've concluded that I bought one size too small and will need to get a larger frame. I'll be posting an ad for it once the post count goes up.

No weight yet will update later.
Frame/fork: 58cm Dengfu FM028-ISP in Matte 3K finish
Wheels: Yishun YSNP-50mm tubs
Sram Rival/Red mix
Tune Cappy ISP topper
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio

bennyv
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by bennyv

Great bike, I think that this is one of the nicest direct bikes I have seen in a while.

How does it ride? I have been looking at this one for a bit.

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bennyv wrote:Great bike, I think that this is one of the nicest direct bikes I have seen in a while.

How does it ride? I have been looking at this one for a bit.


Thanks - I'm loving the ride. I was worried it would be a bit of a noodle but not so. It's just too bad I ordered one size to small.

bennyv
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by bennyv

petepeterson wrote:
bennyv wrote:Great bike, I think that this is one of the nicest direct bikes I have seen in a while.

How does it ride? I have been looking at this one for a bit.


Thanks - I'm loving the ride. I was worried it would be a bit of a noodle but not so. It's just too bad I ordered one size to small.


I was thinking the same thing. If you got a 58cm what size top tube is it?

petepeterson
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by petepeterson

Top Tube is 57.3cm (effective TT)

quattrings
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by quattrings

great bike, bad tires.
I know 'cause I've got them. :lol:

What's the weight please?

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CasperG
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by CasperG

It looks like a Madone!? But i like it!


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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

Nice stealthy ride!!! :thumbup:

It really does look like a Madone. It actually has exactly long top tube as the Madone ;)

Love those budget bikes!
Current bike:
TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

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COLNAGO C50 nl12

gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Best looking 'Direct' bike I've seen.

This gives us hope that one day we'll see a stealth EVO Six come out of one of these factories. No paint...the way it should be 8)

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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

Loooks better to me than the Leopard Trek!
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TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

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TREK Madone 5.9 SL
COLNAGO C50 nl12

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CasperG
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by CasperG

majklnajt wrote:Loooks better to me than the Leopard Trek!

Maybe, but it almost looks the same. :shock: :)

gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Very subtle differences. Maybe they were pre production test molds by Trek?

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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

I meant the whole bike! ;)

The frame looks very, very similar! Just the head tube is maybe litlle taller.
BTW, how much does it cost, frame+fork? And how long do you have to wait for it?
Current bike:
TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

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TREK Madone 5.9 SL
COLNAGO C50 nl12

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Luc
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by Luc

Splendid....

...Just put immediately your Tufo's in the trash can ! A rebirth for your ride !

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Pollice verso.

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Powerful Pete
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I am increasingly intrigued by some of the "new" direct factory bikes out of China...

Please tell us more about weight and ride feel, thanks!
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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