Carbon fan frame

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Ferry
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by Ferry

I am looking for a different frame for next season. I came across a frame by Carbon fan. It ticks most boxes for me, discs, low weight, thru axles. I have not bought a Chinese frame before. Is anyone familiar with these frames? Any input or thoughts are welcome!

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https://www.carbonfan.com/carbon-bike-f ... -km-series

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Holy crap, $2600 for a Chinese frame?
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
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Ferry
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No, that's the price for two frames.

moock
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by moock

Noctiluxx wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Holy crap, $2600 for a Chinese frame?
link actually says 1299 usd

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by snowdevlin

And still 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Bluechip
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by Bluechip

Holly crap, $1300 for a Chinese frame?

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Ferry wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:50 pm
No, that's the price for two frames.
Your link had two frames in the cart.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2019 Cervelo R5 Disk (Team Sunweb)
2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0

AJS914
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by AJS914

For that much money on a Chinese frame, I'd just look for a used Tarmac SL6.

c60rider
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by c60rider

Definitely at that price I'd be sourcing a branded frame. I couldn't imagine the problems if you have an issue dealing with China as opposed to a local shop or store in my own country.

bremerradkurier
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by bremerradkurier

AJS914 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:01 pm
For that much money on a Chinese frame, I'd just look for a used Tarmac SL6.
Canyon, at least in the Euro market, has new framesets for 1100 Euros.

https://www.canyon.com/en-de/road-bikes ... ngroesse=M

hannawald
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by hannawald


Canyon, at least in the Euro market, has new framesets for 1100 Euros.

https://www.canyon.com/en-de/road-bikes ... ngroesse=M
I don't see discs, lightweight, thru axles:)
Seems nobody has experience..probably ask in the chinese frames thread, someone may give you another suggestions..

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Noctiluxx
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I have no problem buying a Chinese frame. I just wouldn't buy one at this price.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2019 Cervelo R5 Disk (Team Sunweb)
2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

+1. i would prefer this one, for example!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32955028672.html

AMGRoadster
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by AMGRoadster

Noctiluxx wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:05 pm
I have no problem buying a Chinese frame. I just wouldn't buy one at this price.
You don't have any problem buying a Chinese frame? Or you don't have any problem buying specific Chinese frames? There are Chinese frames I would be willing to purchase. That said I am not willing to trust my life to a random frame off of Alibaba or pick your platform of choice.

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ofsinreno
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by ofsinreno

AMGRoadster wrote:
Noctiluxx wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:05 pm
I have no problem buying a Chinese frame. I just wouldn't buy one at this price.
You don't have any problem buying a Chinese frame? Or you don't have any problem buying specific Chinese frames? There are Chinese frames I would be willing to purchase. That said I am not willing to trust my life to a random frame off of Alibaba or pick your platform of choice.
I've built up 6 bikes using Chinese carbon frames, some from eBay some from Ali. Never had any real issue with any of them.
I've never paid more than $400 for one either.
I'd say find one you like and give it a try!

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