Saturday, March 19, 2011

frame and fork unveiling

The frame and fork actually arrived on monday.  It was shipped to my local post office from Hong Kong, total delivery time of ~ 10 days. Had to pick it up from the post office due to required signature.  I was really impressed with the thorough packing job.  Everything looks great, and the frame and fork are incredibly light.  The claimed weight for frame and fork is ~1300 grams (about 2.8 lbs).   First, here are some schematic picts and a stock photo.  I ordered the XL (57cm TT).

And here are a few pictures of the unboxing.  

Probably a little difficult to tell in the pictures, but it's a full carbon fork.  The bottom bracket area is quite large, and really the only negative reaction I've had is that the threads for the bottom bracket cups is a little dirty.  Looks like it had adhesive at one point, but I don't believe the threads have been used.   I tried to take a picture, but it didn't come out.

There are a number of sellers on Ebay with great ratings delivering these frames.  I went with the seller e_baygoods, and while I can't comment on ride or build quality yet, the purchase and delivery process were super easy.


  1. I'm a little disappointed at the lack of cats in these photos. However, the bike frame looks freakin' sweet!

  2. Oh yeah, here's the ebay dude. Took about 1.5 weeks from order to box-sitting-in-my-house in CA.