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ashOfIce

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You can see with the thru axle in place, the axle/derailleur hanger mounting bolt does not line up. Thus not allowing it to be tightened.


Looks like you got the new type with integrated nut in the hanger. I think pretty much all others have gotten the "old" type with a loose nut.
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I'd happily buy the DT Axles if I knew they would work...  Hopefully, Adam will respond with some insight or suggestions. 
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Not sure if this is helpful - but here are the photos of the hanger on the frame I just received.  The hanger was pre-mounted on the frame I received and I did order the axles from Carbonda.  The rear axle aligned perfectly with zero issues.

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I also have received the old-style dropout/hanger that requires an external locknut. I'm working with Adam and hope to get the new style shipped to me.

For those with the 'old-style', the required shaft length for the 12x142 axle is 171mm. This may also be the length for the 'new' integrated nut, but I don't yet have one to measure.
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I have both, I ordered extra hangers. The axle that has the nut works fine with the "non-nut" hanger.
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Not sure if this is helpful - but here are the photos of the hanger on the frame I just received.  The hanger was pre-mounted on the frame I received and I did order the axles from Carbonda.  The rear axle aligned perfectly with zero issues.

The hanger was pre-mounted on mine as well with a plastic piece placed through the axle mounts (probably for stability for shipping).  Just kinda at a loss as to why mine doesn't line up.  Maybe the paint affected the tolerances?    
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Received my CFR696 today. Everything seems ro be pretty nice. I like the conventional seatpost and the stock axles fit pretty well.

Size is 56

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beatsoftheruski

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Nice.

Is there a link to that frame, I cannot find it on their website?

Thank you.
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https://carbonda.en.alibaba.com/product/60752923137-803724038/2018_OEM_High_quality_gravel_plus_bike_frameset_max_tire_700c_50mm_650B_2_1_frameset.html
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Hi all,
just become a new member of exclusive carbonda cfr505 club.

Hurray!

Now need some help for my build...

Has anyone tryed installing Shimano BR-RS785 post mount calipers for 160mm rotor with Shimano adapters for both front and rear brake?

Red about someone rejecting this option for aesthetichal reason but for the moment this is the cheapest way for recycling my old bike spare parts ..

Has anyone any suggestion for install a Shimano ST-RS685 / BR-RS785 Set on this frame?

Thanks for precious suggestions
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beatsoftheruski

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Received my CFR696 today. Everything seems ro be pretty nice. I like the conventional seatpost and the stock axles fit pretty well.

Size is 56


How tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?


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Evomann

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Hey all,

I was ready to pull the trigger on CFR505 but the new CFR696 looks intriguing as well.  The 696 looks to be a little longer and slacker but has a shorter reach, taller stack, and longer chainstays than the 505.  BB is a bit higher though.  The long, dropped chainstay makes me think this bike will have better rear tire clearance.  Anyone build one up that can say how much?  I live in Florida and a lot of our clay and dirt roads can get super soft so the option to run 50mm's would be nice. 
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on alibaba.com:

max tire 700c*50mm/ 650B*2.1 for the 696

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maettu99

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I‘m 183cm.

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How tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?


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Received my CFR696 today. Everything seems ro be pretty nice. I like the conventional seatpost and the stock axles fit pretty well.

Size is 56


Hello,
how is is going with the CFR696?
I am also interested in that frame, would like to hear your opinion...:-)
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maettu99

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Sorry Alfons, I‘m away from home until the end if july. In the meantime the frame is waiting to be built up.

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Hello,
how is is going with the CFR696?
I am also interested in that frame, would like to hear your opinion...:-)
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Hey all,

I was ready to pull the trigger on CFR505 but the new CFR696 looks intriguing as well.  The 696 looks to be a little longer and slacker but has a shorter reach, taller stack, and longer chainstays than the 505.  BB is a bit higher though.  The long, dropped chainstay makes me think this bike will have better rear tire clearance.  Anyone build one up that can say how much?  I live in Florida and a lot of our clay and dirt roads can get super soft so the option to run 50mm's would be nice. 


Mine is in transit, tracking indicates I will receive it in a couple of days.

As far as geometry goes, the closest bike I could find is the Salsa Warbird. 

https://geometrygeeks.bike/compare/carbonda-cfr-696-2018-m-540,salsa-warbird-2017-55cm/

So if you like what people say about the Warbird handling and use cases, that will give you a fair idea of the 696 handling. 
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Finally got my 505 built up & taken it for it's first test ride. I couldn't be happier as it is quick on the road & rides very nicely off-road. I'm running SRAM Rival 1 group-set with a 44T chainring and an 11-36 cassette, Vision Metron 40 wheels with some 32mm tyres.

Very pleased indeed :-)


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and here it is...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HardLite-12x100-fork-front-THRU-AXLE/273236241998?hash=item3f9e262e4e:g:wkIAAOSw7kVbCAE9

The thread length may be 1-2mm too short but I'll give it a try.



It's a perfect fit!!
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TenMile

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All my Groupset is finally coming. Seems like 105 inventory is getting tough to get. My bike builder friend was able to get all the 5800-series components except the crankset, apparently they are no longer available until the new 7000-series starts shipping in September now. Anyhow, found an online shop with the crankset still availalbe and all the gear is on it's way.

When building up your bikes, do you guys have a recommended order of operations? I have the brake lines already run. Was thinking I'd do the BB, then brakes then rear/front derailleurs, then shifters....any advice?
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Well, I took the bike out yesterday on it’s first ride. I ended up doing a 35 mile road road. I really enjoyed the bike. It seems really fast and responsive. On rough asphalt, it was much more comfortable than my focus Cayo.

I should mention a couple issues that are note worthy. The seat post does slip. Again, I did a road ride and had the problem. I assume, the slippage would be worse on gravel or dirt. Some people may also recall me posting about the rear axle on my bike not threading. I contacted Adam about the issue. He responded about a week after my initial email saying that he would discuss it with the engineers and let me know how to proceed. That was nearly a month ago (6/19/18). Adam never followed up with me.

In the meantime, I had to use sandpaper to enlarge the hole for the rear axle. I also removed the paint where the rear axle/derailleur hanger bolts to the frame. The bolt lines up now, but I would be skeptical of anyone that has quality issues or concerns. From my experience, Carbonda’s customer service is lacking and should be of concern to potential future buyers.

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Thanks for the update, Rondigs.

Re seat post: are you using the one that Carbonda sells? If so, how did you install it? Are you using carbon paste and how hard are you torquing the clamp?

Cheers
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Received my CFR696 today. Everything seems ro be pretty nice. I like the conventional seatpost and the stock axles fit pretty well.

Size is 56


Have you gotten around to building your 696 up?  I'd be interested to hear your impressions regarding build and ride quality.  Thanks.


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TenMile

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Finally got all the components in and completed the build yesterday of my 505 frame.  It's setup as a 2 x 11 using all Shimano 105-5800.  Still a few tweaks to make getting it set up to fit me right.  I have to say the build quality of the frame is excellent.  I've had zero issues with components lining up.  Everything fit absolutely perfectly.

I made one mistake when I ordered the Groupset, I didn't notice that I had ordered Post Mount brake calipers.  Fortunately Shimano make a Post Mount to ISO adapter.  Had to call every bike shop in town -- one had a rear and another had a front but I was able to get all the parts.  I also didn't realize that the Shimano Groupset kit included all the brake hoses, mineral oil and shifter cables so I ended up purchasing these twice.  At least I have extras for next time.

Bike setup as follows:
  • Chainset: 1 x Shimano 105 FC-5800 Road Bike Chainset - Black - Black / 172.5mm / 34/50 / 11 Speed
  • Bottom Bracket: 1 x Shimano BB72-41B Press Fit Road Bottom Bracket
  • Cassette: 1 x Shimano 105 CS-5800 Road Bike Cassette - 11-32 / 11 Speed
  • Chain: 1 x Shimano 105 5800 CN-HG601 Road Bike Chain
  • Rear Derailleur: 1 x Shimano 105 RD-5800 Rear Derailleur - 11 Speed - Black / Medium Cage GS
  • Front Derailleur: 1 x Shimano 105 FD-5800 Road Bike Front Derailleur - Black - Black / Braze On
  • STI Levers & Disc Brakes: 1 x Shimano ST-RS505 Hydraulic Disc Brake STI's & RS785 Post Mount Callipers - Black / No Rotor / Pair / 11 Speed
  • Wheels: Alex Volar 2.3 with Chosen Hubs
  • Tires: Continental Gator Hardshell 700 x 32c
  • Pedals - Shimano M520 SPD
  • Bars - FSA Gossamer

Total build cost ~$2200 CAD ($1650 USD).

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I just built up a Workswell Version of the CFR696. The ride is smooth. Very responsive and my only complaint so far is some cable rattling in the downtube that I think I can fix. 
Built with XT group, Jones bars and Ultegra Cranks (had to use those, XT would not fit)  IMG_7693.jpg  IMG_7694.jpg  IMG_7697.jpg 

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