Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby blammo585 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:19 pm

What kind of frame is that?
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:53 am

Its a Chinese carbon 650b. I think its called an FM156 frame. I scored it on the cheep via Pinkbike.com. E-bay used to carry them but haven't seen them in a while. In reading reviews, I found that Alixpress carry's them. It's just a long turn around period shipped from China. I have been told that Lamere cycles carry's them as well here in the states imported from China. Not sure about the price though. ;)
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby BIGDCYCLES » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:55 am

That is one wicked looking bike. Looks like something that would be in the $3k range at an lbs. I am a sucker for black and red.
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:29 pm

BIGDCYCLES wrote:That is one wicked looking bike. Looks like something that would be in the $3k range at an lbs. I am a sucker for black and red.

Thanks :) , will post finished photos soon. Taking her out for the first test ride tomorrow morning to get everything dialed in. The build all went smooth with no problems. The only issue I had was to shave down a hydraulic caliper bolt that was rubbing on the swing arm. Took down about 2.5mm and all worked out fine. Rides nice around the neighborhood. Testing on trail will be a different story I'm sure. Hope it all goes well.
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:24 am

Man, that's awesome! Makes me want to build a carbon hardtail. lol
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:57 am

Thanks for the compliment :D .
Tested out at local trail and did about 20 miles on it. I must say, I loved it. Handles great, not a big transition in handling from that of a 26er. Bike is fast and corners better than I thought it would. Climbing is a breeze and this thing came to life on drops. The smallest of dips makes this thing go airborne. lol, Loved every aspect of this bike out at the trail. Finished photos of bike just before the trail.

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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:59 am

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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:00 am

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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby fotofan » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:59 am

Yo, you've got those tires on backwards, no? Looks from the tread pattern like they're designed to be installed the other way.
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Re: Wicked's FS 650b, build up.

Postby wicked » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:43 am

Ran out to check.lol
All good rotation is correct. It does look wrong though.
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