Chinese company has created the lightest 29er full suspension frame in the world

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long19000
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by long19000

Shocking!
A Chinese bike company XDS has created possibly the lightest 29er full suspension frame in the world.
With a weight of 1300g (without shock), even EPIC or OIZ or RDR ARES isn't its competitor!
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MagicShite
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by MagicShite

where can I buy one? Didn't see them listed on Taobao :(

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cula_ru
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by cula_ru

Is it safe to ride? Does it have tests and quality assurance, warranty? who is the manufacturer?

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

Let's see if the frame can be bought at all and what the target price will be. Personally, I won't be much interested if it costs the same as comparable products. Maybe they'll make a road bike next, a cheaper alternative to Aethos.

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protocol_droid
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Yes, quality control results would be critical.

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synchronicity
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Honestly? It doesn't sound all that light.
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Karvalo
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by Karvalo

synchronicity wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 11:01 am
Honestly? It doesn't sound all that light.
Maybe if you're comparing it to hardtails or road frames I guess. For a full suss it's pretty *f##k* light.

Casio20
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by Casio20

Hi, do you already know where to buy?

bruno2000
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by bruno2000

Don't know about this frame but I do know XDS is a well known, well-established, long time chinese framemaker with a great reputation and huge client-ist.

http://en.xidesheng.com/

Jeuletire
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by Jeuletire

Any new information yet?

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by RDY

Arc8 is lighter.

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