I am in agreement with this as I just built a raptor I have yet to post photos of but this is to identical not to be an original. Even the same screws that hold the side panels on. Maybe they either sold them the rights and the jig or they made a mass purchase deal.spektrolyte wrote: ↑May 28, 2017 6:33 pmCould it be that this isn't actually a knock off, but instead a genuine but rebranded Raptor frame coming directly from the factory where they are made in China?
I have a Raptor 140 and the design on this looks identical right down to the clamping rear dropouts and holes for the cables. If it is a copy it's extremely good quality.
I actually just built two bike, one was the 76r raptor with all mid to top grade material with out going spastic and the other one was a clone with all the lowest but still good parts I could find so that I could see the difference. I definitely think the original is the better bike, it just feels better and rides better but the clone is as much fun to ride for half the price once you get used to the differences.
If I remember I will put a link to you once I get my build uploaded and sorted to post because my bike and yours look very similar and if you paid around 3200.00 for yours then I have about the same in mine.
And yes, that brake thing drives me nuts, the first set of hydraulics I ordered were reversed as yours are and I sent them back and got the others. Apparently just like the roads, there are a few countries that run their setup a different way. I have been riding bikes since I was 5, I would have wrecked it too many times leaving the front on the right and the back on the left.