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tfl

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Thanks for all the info here, i got mine this monday.
Frame looks good but dont have any of the parts i plan to use, and i wont be riding much if any until the snows melt so might take a month or two before i actually build this.

Ordered from aliexpress and shipped by xdb, got to finland in 22 days so clearly doable but looks like a crapshoot.

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Thanks for all the info here, i got mine this monday.
Frame looks good but dont have any of the parts i plan to use, and i wont be riding much if any until the snows melt so might take a month or two before i actually build this.

Ordered from aliexpress and shipped by xdb, got to finland in 22 days so clearly doable but looks like a crapshoot.

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Nice !!! What Mavic are they ? I discovered last week that Mavic's 2018 cassettes are for MTB only. Since 11s MTB are shorter than 11s road, i'm pretty much f***d 😃 Had to buy an MTB cassette..

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I sent an email to xdb at these two email addresses with the tracking number Tideace had given me. xmxdbgs@163.com 402349097@qq.com Yes, my frame was stuck in the Netherlands for nearly all of December and then it went to the Czech Republic at the very end of December and has been there ever since.


Did you manage to get your money back? My frame reached UPS finally and is on it's way, left Nurnberg today.
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ndbike

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Did you manage to get your money back? My frame reached UPS finally and is on it's way, left Nurnberg today.


To make a long story short, no I didn't get my money back, but the frame arrived on Wednesday (3 months to the day from when it left China).  So initially, all is good.  However, in my impatience and desperation to have a frame I did something else (another upcoming story).  I'll try to post my impressions of the Tideace fame finish quality when I have a chance.
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Nice !!! What Mavic are they ? I discovered last week that Mavic's 2018 cassettes are for MTB only. Since 11s MTB are shorter than 11s road, i'm pretty much f***d 😃 Had to buy an MTB cassette..



Mavic Crossrides from my 29", i need them for my mtb so they wont be the wheels i use
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3rd ride with the tideace.
Went on wide gravel roads, some rocky sections. 

The frame feels awesome... If it does not brake over time, it's a real bargain over a 3T Exploro. 
As i said, very responsive, but this time i've tested it on descents as well, and it's super fun. It's not "Cannondale Slate fun" though [smile] You can't push to hard, it's not a MTB. I believe that for you guys who will put 650B, it's going to be awesome.

One last techy hint : my saddle was slipping backwards when riding. So i put skateboard grip on its rails. Problem solved. 
And carbon paste on the seatpost solved the slide issue.

Picture of the day on the trail... Cheers !

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Hi! How is your bike now? Is everything Ok? Did you make some improvements?
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Hey Andrew, here’s the bike now.
Nothing has been broken over 1000km . I changed the wheels for 27.5 to use tubeless tires for comfort. Overall after 8 month : still happy !!!!

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Hey Andrew, here’s the bike now.
Nothing has been broken over 1000km . I changed the wheels for 27.5 to use tubeless tires for comfort. Overall after 8 month : still happy !!!!


That is great that everything is Ok! The bike looks cool with 27,5 wheels!
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ndbike

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Just as general info, I ended up selling mine before I ever built it. In the mess of waiting for it to arrive (over 2 month wait) I bought a 3T Exploro Team frameset. The guy that bought my Tideace sent me a photo the other day of the steer tube, and it had broken right above the head tube, below the stem. Now I’m trying to get Tideace to send a new fork under warranty. Also, he told me he is having a terrible time keeping the seat post from slipping into the frame when riding.
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Hi all,
this is mine. Image2018-06-12.jpeg  I bought the frame from BXT  (was a little cheaper than tideace) and built with Rival/Force1(mixed) and handmade 27.5 wheels (mavic xc421 rims and novatec 791 hubs)
Unlucky the 42 teeth chainring didn't fit and i had to go lower with 38. If i knew that i surely went on double crank in the front ( i like the Campy Potenza HO 11 )
Other issues are that BXT doesn't provide front thru axle so I had to try some from other aliexpress sellers, and the .......    fu.....ing slippery seatpost 
I'm looking for a valid solution yet. Any suggestion is apreciated
Luckly at this time the bike runs good
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Bruised

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Seatpost slide is common on some open mold frames. Some have marked where they want their post, masked it, then sprayed a few coats of paint on the lower portion of the post to make the area a little thicker. Once dried, carbon paste was applied. This built up the area to give a tighter tolerance so that the bolt will apply enough presssure. Not a guaranteed fix but worth a try.
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Thamks a lot
I've read about this. I'll try and I'll let you know

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For those of you with this frame, how do you find the cable routing going into the top tube? Any binding or restriction because of the cables having to curve so much?
I had a 2009 Cervélo S3 with this same cable routing and it was less than ideal - no idea why they continued this on the 3T and therefore this frame.
Thx
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Hi all,
this is mine. Image2018-06-12.jpeg  I bought the frame from BXT  (was a little cheaper than tideace) and built with Rival/Force1(mixed) and handmade 27.5 wheels (mavic xc421 rims and novatec 791 hubs)
Unlucky the 42 teeth chainring didn't fit and i had to go lower with 38. If i knew that i surely went on double crank in the front ( i like the Campy Potenza HO 11 )
Other issues are that BXT doesn't provide front thru axle so I had to try some from other aliexpress sellers, and the .......    fu.....ing slippery seatpost 
I'm looking for a valid solution yet. Any suggestion is apreciated
Luckly at this time the bike runs good
./b

42 toth chainring touch the frame? will 40t chainring be good for this frame?
maybe you can take some pictures how it looks with 38t chainring?
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andrewins

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Hi all,
this is mine. Image2018-06-12.jpeg  I bought the frame from BXT  (was a little cheaper than tideace) and built with Rival/Force1(mixed) and handmade 27.5 wheels (mavic xc421 rims and novatec 791 hubs)
Unlucky the 42 teeth chainring didn't fit and i had to go lower with 38. If i knew that i surely went on double crank in the front ( i like the Campy Potenza HO 11 )
Other issues are that BXT doesn't provide front thru axle so I had to try some from other aliexpress sellers, and the .......    fu.....ing slippery seatpost 
I'm looking for a valid solution yet. Any suggestion is apreciated
Luckly at this time the bike runs good
./b


Nice build! Especially I like the 4T labels! They are funny and cool at the same time! [thumb]
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benex

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42 toth chainring touch the frame? will 40t chainring be good for this frame?
maybe you can take some pictures how it looks with 38t chainring?


Sorry for late reply,
this is light between frame and the 38t chainring
It's about 2 mm. Hope this helps
photo6046335478069833098.jpg 
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Nice build! Especially I like the 4T labels! They are funny and cool at the same time! [thumb]

:-)))))
many thanks :-)
that were a try
final graphics will be red and blue like this (not decided yet) but obviously 4T    😃

I'll add a picture
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Unlucky the 42 teeth chainring didn't fit and i had to go lower with 38. If i knew that i surely went on double crank in the front ( i like the Campy Potenza HO 11 )
Other issues are that BXT doesn't provide front thru axle so I had to try some from other aliexpress sellers, and the .......    fu.....ing slippery seatpost 
I'm looking for a valid solution yet. Any suggestion is apreciated
Luckly at this time the bike runs good
./b


I think carbon paste is your friend for the seat post.
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any updates with these frames? i'm looking at pulling the trigger on the BXT but don't want to be stuck with a slippery proprietary seatpost (@benex, did carbon paste fix yours too?)

very excited!


edit: also has anyone gone in with an endoscope on these frames to see if the bosses are properly reinforced?
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benex

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Hi

slippery seatpost is common on many carbon (also luxury) frames.
I fixed with a little plastic tube "cutted and shaped" by hand and inserted in the vertical tube of the frame. The seatpost now "touch" it at right height of the saddle, added some carbon paste and the seatube doesn't move anymore. ( didn't tried the "spray paint way" )

After 3 months and about 2000km riding, there isn't any real issue and many satisfactions: the best is behaviour  in fast descents




ps. remember that BXT do NOT provide the front thru axle in the kit and you have to buy separately
I took this
https://it.aliexpress.com/store/product/Bicicletta-della-lega-perno-Passante-Spiedo-100-15mm-Sgancio-Rapido-Albero-Secchio-leva-per-MTB-BMX/1942488_32836781337.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.559546f4P7JqCX

so  consider this too

https://it.aliexpress.com/item/2018-NEW-arrival-Aero-Road-or-MTB-Bike-Frame-S-M-L-size-Cyclocross-Frame-Disc/32829431129.html?spm=a2g0y.10010108.1000014.1.5c1750a1sBmZZw&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.106568.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.106568.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.106568.000000000000000&pvid=176ba73c-41a4-42ba-ac4b-df8d2f4b4e27
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sissypants

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Wow, I've been following this thread and am very surprised by the issues that have popped up. Seatpost slip is not normal, btw. Neither are cracked frames, and this is a recurring issue with Tideace stuff as I can also attest to personally. Their QC seems to be sketchy since they work right out of the factory rather than a second-party agency. I very nearly pulled the trigger on this frame, but have had an awful experience with Tideace in the past (poor quality and poor service) which heavily influenced my decision to go with ICAN instead.

As far as I am aware, there is no difference between BXT and Tideace, they are one and the same business. Same molds, same factory, and even the same people (with different English first names of course). I'd be curious if I'm wrong.

I bought the ICAN GRA02, built it up a month ago and have 500 miles on it so far. I'll do photography this weekend and post a review early next week--very positive. It has been an outstanding bike and customer service has been equally impressive.

I have found the ICAN GRA02 to be another great option in addition to the this frame and the Carbonda CFR 505/696.
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Neither are cracked frames, and this is a recurring issue with Tideace stuff as I can also attest to personally.


up until your mention, i have not seen any reports of the tideace or bxt frames having cracks. 

it's unfortunate to hear this report as i really like the measurements and overall geo of this frame!

i suppose a budget 3t exploro is too good to be true
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up until your mention, i have not seen any reports of the tideace or bxt frames having cracks. 

it's unfortunate to hear this report as i really like the measurements and overall geo of this frame!

i suppose a budget 3t exploro is too good to be true


I had one of their generic 29er frames (sold by the masses on Aliexpress) and the seatstay cracked. I threw on a lot of epoxy though and it seems to be holding.  I built up four other of these frames for friends and locals and they are holding up fine though.

Also they are very hit-or miss on shipping time and communication. It can be 4-months, or it can be 3 weeks. The email can be in unintelliglbe English or in awesome English, and the agent can have either absolutely no clue what you're asking or be really willing to help. Either way, service is generally very slow compared to many other vendors I have experience with.

There are horror stories about Tideace on MTBR FS 29er forum btw. 
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any updates from owners of this frame? 
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I'm very interested to hear more experiences with the frame, anybody else got experience with it?. I really really dig the look of an Aero bike with fatter tire clearance and I'm seriously considering one.

Do you think they will do custom paint jobs kinda like the Carbonda folks do?
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