Pretty much any type of frame you want can be found to purchase direct from a Chinese manufacturer. Lack of options isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which one is best for your needs, and finding the best seller to purchase from. Finding the right seller is one of the more important aspects of the whole process. You want to be sure that you purchase from a Chinese carbon company that offers a legit and fair warranty and return policy.
As for picking the right frame for you and your budget – research is key. There are many things to consider when choosing which chiner frame is best for you. Two of the more popular hardtail MTB models are a good example. The 256 and the 057 are both carbon hardtail frames (the newly released 041 is also a very interesting option) that are available for purchase direct from the manufacturer at similar price points. While the 256 is the lighter and usually preferred frame because of that, the 057 has been around longer and has a proven durability track record. It’s generally accepted that the 057 is a slightly beefier frame and would be better suited for heavier riders or those with more aggressive riding styles.
If you’re looking for a Chinese carbon road frame the differences can be very subtle and sometimes not so obvious. Slight changes in road frame geometry can make a big difference in one of the most important variables in road riding – how well your frame fits your body.