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Raised chainstay frame on budget Trail Bike.

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    Raised chainstay frame on budget Trail Bike.

    I was in Dicks Sporting Goods and stopped to loook at the bikes. I saw one that had an interesting frame. I guess it's about a $500 MTB. Nishiki Colrado Pro 27.5. HT with 100mm Suntour fork amd 20mm axle I think..
    The frame has a raised chainstay on the drive side. It comes with SRAM NX 1x11 setup 2.8 tires, and Techtro disc brakes.. But it loooks like it could go staright to belt drive.

    Funny you should mention this bike - it does look very interesting for our nefarious purposes, at a great price and not a lot of waste.
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    Here's a clumsy BBSHD build video, using this bike:

    How would you belt it - one speed with one of those cassette single speed conversion kits? Maybe the Sturmey Archer 3spd IGH cassette hub, like one of rider's BBS02 builds? If it were my build, I'd spend a little more and bump up the front rotor to 180mm and maybe a better mechanical caliper.
    Last edited by ncrkd; 10-30-2018, 02:19 PM.
    First build, Priority Eight / BBSHD / Nexus IGH
    Second build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
    Third build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02 or BBSHD, Shimano Alfine 8 IGH


    • Chucknelson01
      Chucknelson01 commented
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      Hi, I tried this same build with the bbs02 but used the Luna 30t chain ring where the chain was hitting the elevated chain stay. Did you go thru all of the gears using the stock 46 Bafang ring and had no chain rubbing with the BBSHD? I will try swapping out the ring

    • ncrkd
      ncrkd commented
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      Hi Chuck - I don't own one of these bikes, and didn't make the video.

    The puny bottom bracket get's thrown away for a mid drive. A 29 er would be hard to get the gearing low enough. If I didn't already own 3 bikes i would have one.


      I LOVE Elevated Chain Stay (or ECS) bikes! No chain slap!