Reply To: ICAN Carbon Fat Bike Full Suspension Frame SN04

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JMZ

The description above is pretty much off the ICAN website.  There are some things worth mentioning about the frame.   I am currently building up the frame using the components from my Salsa Beargrease; if you buy the whole bike this stuff may not be as important.

1.  The frame is very heavy for carbon.  I though it was aluminum when I first picked it up.  The advertised weight seems low but I don’t have a scale.

2.  The bottom bracket (tube) is 120 mm, Fat5.  The wider cranks from SRAM will reach but you have to play with the spacers and the crank will be close to the chainstay.  If you use spacers (on the BB) you will not get full purchase on the crank bolt. This also makes it tricky to set the chainline.  You may need to get a different offset chainring.  There are some cranks with longer spindles I’m sure but I’m trying to keep the Eagle NX (long version).

3.  The frame I ordered from Amazon was advertised for 27.5 X 4.0 tires.  With my 45N 27.5 X 4 the ice studs are rubbing.  Barely fits this tire.

4.  The factory puts lines through the frame to make it easy to thread cables.  This actually works pretty well.

5.  Overall I am pleased with the product but my bike building skills will be tested.

Hope this helps you out.  Ride well.