New Schmolke frameset

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mendiz
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by mendiz

https://www.schmolke-carbon.com/product ... kom-frame/

Schmolke has shown his first frameset I think, made in Asia with T800 UD 780 grams frame in size 54 and 280 grams fork.
Very good price. I would buy if I woud not buy a frameset this year. I do not like the trend of low seatstays again.
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Attermann
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by Attermann

That is just a workswell frame, I just bought one

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by Klaster_1

Attermann wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:56 am
That is just a workswell frame, I just bought one
Yeah, it looks very similar to WCB-R-093.

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by burglarboycie

That’s a real disappointment! I expected something much nicer from those guys.

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by kgt

+1
Nothing special

Attermann
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by Attermann

It’s actually really nice made, but I don’t think it’s what I would expect from schmolke, I only paid 750 euro including shipping for it.

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by robeambro

Some very smart people at Schmolke did not even bother to re-do the geometry chart on their website, which recites "WCB-R-093". Lol. How stupid can one be. Hope they sell zero of those overpriced open mold frames.
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mendiz
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by mendiz

Thanks, is incredible the difference in price, I think how much could we pay for the framesets of Trek, Canyon, BMC,etc if we knew the mould maker.
Schmolke is trying to expand the business with wheelsets and now this. For me the best handlebars no question, better than Ax Lightness, I have not seen THM Ulna yet.
Attermann wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:56 am
That is just a workswell frame, I just bought one
You don´t stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding.

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by Calnago

Big difference between slapping your name on a generic product that you had no input in producing, versus designing and testing the product to your own engineering specs then having a reputable manufacturer produce it. And the mold itself simply defines the ultimate shape. Then there is the layup schedule, the carbon used, the orientation of fibers, the resins, etc. and the quality control during the entire process.
That website is an embarrassment.
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by Attermann

The weight of the workswell for a size 51 is 780 for the frame and 290 for a uncut fork

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mendiz
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by mendiz

Every frameset is designed, resin layers ,etc, open mould or not, but I agree is a bad move by Schmolke do this. Never I saw near me any Schmolke handlebars in many years and I have seen several wheelsets in the last year.
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by eric01

Hrm... this dilutes the brand which is typically synonymous with super light, high end... and expensive. rebadging open mold... not a good look
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welchy
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by welchy

Quality of the paint finish if you look closely on the white is shocking as well..

otnemem
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by otnemem

I agree. This is a very strange move. Hope it's not an example of things to come.
eric01 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Hrm... this dilutes the brand which is typically synonymous with super light, high end... and expensive. rebadging open mold... not a good look

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by RocketRacing

Oh man...

There was cookie man and his open mould bikes... now this. Shame.

At least the cookie man bikes were a bit lighter.

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