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Any reviews on the Java Espresso HT Frame


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Hi all

 

Any of you out there have any reviews/personal experience on the Java Espresso HT Frame?

 

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Hairy

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I have one and to date I am very happy with it. Was meant to be a frame that I could use till I could afford something else. My previous frame cracked and I didn't want to be without wheels.

 

I find it quite stiff laterally but with some vertical compliance which makes it a very comfortable ride. For R850 I don't have anything negative to say about it. The paint quality is good, seems to be epoxy coated. The paint tends to chip rather than scratch but it's a mtb, doesn't bother me.

 

I thoroughly enjoy riding my bike and have not thought of changing it. If cash is tight I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

 

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Kevin

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  • 4 weeks later...

I have one and to date I am very happy with it. Was meant to be a frame that I could use till I could afford something else. My previous frame cracked and I didn't want to be without wheels.

 

I find it quite stiff laterally but with some vertical compliance which makes it a very comfortable ride. For R850 I don't have anything negative to say about it. The paint quality is good, seems to be epoxy coated. The paint tends to chip rather than scratch but it's a mtb, doesn't bother me.

 

I thoroughly enjoy riding my bike and have not thought of changing it. If cash is tight I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

 

Regards

Kevin

 

Thanks for the feedback, are you running a 100mm fork on that frame?

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  • 9 months later...

Contemplating buying one of these frames. Any more feed back on the Java Espresso HT frame as I can't seem to find anything on the interweb.

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About 1650g according to the website. Wayne gives very good service, even no problems with a warranty claim.

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Maybe I can move the singlespeed drivetrain to one of these together with the wheels/brakes/bars/etc from the rellie, and then turn the Cotic into a geared MTB ....

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I've done approx 100km on the Espresso ...

QIts nimble and quick to respond .. When in twisty single track ... When peddling it is stiff and doesn't flex too much . . Corners like its on rails ..

This frame is excellent ..

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I bought one of those frames from Kiwi. Been riding it for about a year now. I'm no podium dude but must say I am very happy with mine. It was my very first MTB from scratch build without any help so to speak. I used a combo of sram and XT components. Everything fitted and worked perfectly.

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Awesome awesome frame! I got mine 3days ago and I'm inlove with it!!

Its handling is superb!! And relatively light!

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