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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Hey, I'm loving the look of these frames and just wondering if anyone on here rides one. Can I have your opinions on them please. cheers Rob 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Russell does!!

He will be along soon I am sure and I know he loves it 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:33 pm 
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I just cant get over the price of the one with out decals. £300 for carbon. Jebus thats mental!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:26 pm 
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graham1975 has/had one and loved it.

Very tempted myself but dont want to give up my 5 :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:33 pm 
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giant-one wrote:
graham1975 has/had one and loved it.

Very tempted myself but dont want to give up my 5 :D


Giant One.... get the orange Ebayed and join the left wing!!, you know you want to.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Grahams 456 here (now sold)

I rode it a few times and loved it, very different ride and nuclear blast proof to boot!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=456


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:27 pm 
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daj wrote:
Russell does!!

He will be along soon I am sure and I know he loves it 8)


:lol:

Here I am!

I've had one for over a year now and have used it for everything from trail centre DH runs, natural XC, Hell of the North Cotswolds type 'long' rides and 12/24hr races like Bristol Bikefest and Mountain Mayhem.

It has simply excelled. It is a far more capable bike that I am a rider.

Confidence inspiring, lightweight, comfortable and so far, bombproof.

For the money they're selling for at the moment, I really can't see why anyone in the market for a modern hardtail would buy anything else. I firmly believe that there isn't a better frame for the money.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:57 pm 
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can I see a pic of your bike russell?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 pm 
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can I see a pic of your bike russell?


I'll see if I can find one.

*goes off to rummage through hard-drive*

This is all I have, and its changed a bit since this pic was taken but you get the idea.

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Bit of a small pic aswell... Might take a better one when I get time.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:17 am 
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Yes. I've had mine for just over a year. Its spot on. I had the steel 456 before it which was fun, heavy and harsh. The carbon gets around those two problems. Still fin and capable, but now much more comfortable and lighter. Recommended

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On-one Carbon 456 by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

Spec has since changed...


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