Lightcarbon LCE930 Custom Build - DV8

Sayonara

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Found this listing for the same wheelset but little cheaper and cheaper postage but only few sells and new store. Shipped from same place apparently.

Never used aliexpress before so I think I will use the more popular one to be safe.

€77.99 8%OFF | Custom Built Mountain bike wheelset 27.5/29 inchs Duroc 30/35 Tubeless Ready rim XM490pro Hub 8-11S Microspline 12S MTB wheel
 

sandnap

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Dec 23, 2023
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Herriman, UT USA
Oh that's interesting quite a big difference to me. Seen in the photos. However if I go to the same shops listing about the same wheel but boosted option and there you can choose black hub with black spokes for the same price 😅
That is interesting. All hub color and spoke options are the same price in the US.

I just recently started buying from aliexpress too and so far I have had good luck. It is probably wise to do business with reputable shops. I have seen some pricing from new shops that is very hard to believe.
 

Sayonara

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Jan 21, 2024
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Watched all your vids regarding this build. I think I will paint my bike as well. 😁 thanks for showing the process.

Where did you get your brake rotors and dropper post lever with the bearing?
 

sandnap

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Watched all your vids regarding this build. I think I will paint my bike as well. 😁 thanks for showing the process.

Where did you get your brake rotors and dropper post lever with the bearing?
(y) I bought the new lever from aliexpress, 4.9 star reviews and on sale for a great price:

ZTTO Bicycle Dropper Seatpost Remote Wire Control MTB Mountain Road Bike Seat Tube Switch Height Cable Adjustable Lever

I had one of the brake rotors on hand and I purchased the other rotor from Amazon. I believe they are both Bucklos brand. I have the same brand on my other ebike and I don't have any complaints.
 

Freda

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Feb 5, 2023
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Build review video added to the original post and below.

I had same issue with installing the motor and holding the two spacers in place. I ended up filing down the non-drive side spacer flange. Makes it much easier to install since the drive side spacer stays relatively good in place and I can put the other spacer there when the bolt is half way through. When everything is in place the flange has no function anyways.
 
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brbr

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Build review video added to the original post and below.

These Fu$**$!? spacers :D I had to disassemble the motor several times and these spacers makes me crazy.

Regarding the dropper post line, you can route it under the motor and by the back! I had to change the cable and I did like that to avoid removing the motor, it's not great, but it works
 

crustafur

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Nov 22, 2023
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These Fu$**$!? spacers :D I had to disassemble the motor several times and these spacers makes me crazy.

Regarding the dropper post line, you can route it under the motor and by the back! I had to change the cable and I did like that to avoid removing the motor, it's not great, but it works
Probably the wrong space for this, but since its being talked about...I'll add what I did with the spacers to make the motor install MUCH easier. I used a sliver of painters tape, stuck it to the ID of the shouldered spacer with about an equal amount of tape hanging out of it. Then I mounted the spacer in the frame and stuck the section of tape I left hanging out to the frame and folded downward getting a nice tight hold. Hope that makes sense!
 

8Grunf

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Jan 29, 2024
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Italia
It's not safe to run the external brake hose through the fork slider, but the bike is nice anyway.
 
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sandnap

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Dec 23, 2023
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It's not safe to run the external brake hose through the fork slider, but the bike is nice anyway.
Thanks! Yeah I am not fond of the internal head tube cable routing but I'll deal with it because so far I love everything else. I will be disassembling it and checking for wear more often that I might if it was traditional frame routing, at least until I am confident that it isn't wearing down the cables.
 
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sandnap

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Dec 23, 2023
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Herriman, UT USA
Probably the wrong space for this, but since its being talked about...I'll add what I did with the spacers to make the motor install MUCH easier. I used a sliver of painters tape, stuck it to the ID of the shouldered spacer with about an equal amount of tape hanging out of it. Then I mounted the spacer in the frame and stuck the section of tape I left hanging out to the frame and folded downward getting a nice tight hold. Hope that makes sense!
Another great idea. You are right, these types of tips should probably be in the general LCE930 thread for maximum exposure.
 

8Grunf

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Jan 29, 2024
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Italia
Thanks! Yeah I am not fond of the internal head tube cable routing but I'll deal with it because so far I love everything else. I will be disassembling it and checking for wear more often that I might if it was traditional frame routing, at least until I am confident that it isn't wearing down the cables. Luckily if the rear brake fails there is always the front brake to make a terrifying situation slightly less terrifying.
I didn't explain myself, I apologize for my English but I meant the passage of the front brake hose to the caliper
 

TobyB

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Aug 26, 2023
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Seattle WA
Good to know about the run, I think I’ll insulate my cables that run inside. For the rear brake I’m going to try to run the rear brake on the outside, I bought some adhesive cable guides from Amazon. I’m not sure how it will perform but I’ll give them a try.

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sandnap

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Dec 23, 2023
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Herriman, UT USA
I finally had an opportunity for a short trail ride. Unfortunately the ground was soft so I had to take it easy. The trail I took is a steady, rocky climb with switchbacks.

Powerwise it's about what I expected. It helped me out a lot but I was winded at the top of the climb. It likes a higher cadence than I am used to. My full power emtb has a lot more power overall but especially at a lower cadence.

It feels very very similar but noticeably slacker than my Specialized enduro carbon.

I am looking forward to drier trails so that I can wring it out a bit more.

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