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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKing View Post
    Has anyone had experience with the knock off frames coming out of China? Example:
    https://www.dhgate.com/product/2016-...01:r1854794309
    spending $3500 on a nice build and using a knock off China frame doesn't make any sense to me. You can find nice lightly used frames heavily discounted ya know? I'd use a repaired frame before I did a China Knockoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srode View Post
    spending $3500 on a nice build and using a knock off China frame doesn't make any sense to me. You can find nice lightly used frames heavily discounted ya know? I'd use a repaired frame before I did a China Knockoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKing View Post
    Has anyone had experience with the knock off frames coming out of China? Example:
    https://www.dhgate.com/product/2016-...01:r1854794309
    I was wondering if you would get around to asking about Chinese frames.

    It's not for everyone , but I'm OK with a certain level of risk. I'm 2-1/2 years and near 4,000 miles on a Flyxii FR322. One of the reasons I got it is because it can be ordered with a BSA bottom bracket, which I can install and service.

    Rides great and I haven't killed it yet. The money saved on a $2500 Italian thing let me go to Di2, which was worth it. Not sure I'd do Chinese carbon rims though and certainly no carbon wheel on rim brakes.

    I do agree with others that with a $3500 budget, I'd do a name brand frame, even new-old-stock, mechanical and good wheels.
    Last edited by Steve B.; 01-15-2019 at 05:14 PM.

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    It's been awhile so here is an update on my bike build. I have decided on the Ridley Fenix SL frame and will build with Ultegra ST-R8020. I narrowed down wheels to DT Swiss 240s hubs built with Velocity Quill rims or Rolf Vigor. Any advice on my wheel choice is appreciated. Here is my current build spec:
    2019 Ridley Fenix SL Disc Frame
    Ultegra ST-R8020 Disc Brake
    Crank 172.5x50/34
    Cassette 11/30
    BB - Wheels Mfg BB86/92 Threaded
    Bars - Easton EC70 Carbon Aero Bars

    Wheels -
    Hubs: DT Swiss 240S disc
    Rims: Velocity Quill - St Pull 28R 24F


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