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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Very nice.

I have to say I am tempted by a 456c.

Are you running a 100mm fork?

Better put down the red wine and hide the credit card ......


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:14 am 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Very nice.

I have to say I am tempted by a 456c.

Are you running a 100mm fork?



Thanks

I've got to admit, I can't really see a reason for spending more on a modern day hard tail frame and I have no real interest in a full suss. I ride XC and The 456 does everything I want it to do, so it's definitely scratched my modern itch.

The C-Types are 100mm, the fighters that I will get round to trying at some point are 150mm.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Excellent.

Thanks for that.

I could be tempted to reduce total bike weight on a current built but would only ever want 100mm travel :?

Do you feel the bike descends okay with 100mm up front. I can never get my head around how a designer can take into account such a wide range of travel and it "ride okay" in each.

I have to say I prefer my Soul with 100/115/120mm travel rather than the 140 it can take.

Ho hum.

Lets hope they run out of 20'' frames soon .....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Carbon not really my cuppa but that does look really good :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:18 am 
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Neil G wrote:
Carbon not really my cuppa but that does look really good :D

+1


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:35 pm 
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don't know if it's all that carbon bunched up at the steerer tube, or the clearance of the down tube from the front wheel, but it seems really lo-o-o-ong.

very nice though, can't go wrong for £299 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Stick those fighters on mate - it will absolutely fly down the decents then...

8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Nice build - just finished one myself, here's a snap.


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May be wrong but did I just buy your fighters on eBay???

How is the 456, really interested as am trying to work out what I can put the 150mm fighters (I just bought) on, and had thought the 456 carbon looked like a good option, especially at 299 quid! Then found your build thread. Was a bit concerned as some reviews say it's a beast and really uncomfortable...and others say it's fine?!

Cheers, beauf :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:15 pm 
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I'd say so! Mmmm they still look gorgeous even 4 years on!


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