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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:43 am 
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Shock horror...

On one 456 carbon

I feel dirty, I hope I haven't sinned too badly :oops: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:15 am 
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You will make your penance when you ride Satan's beast! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:41 am 
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I've been looking at and considering one of these.

Seems like a pretty amazing frame for the money!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:35 am 
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Join us in the modern era Steve, it's great! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:43 am 
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I have one... Once you figure out how to ride it, you'll love it.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:45 am 
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Russell I'm considering one as a do everything bike. Do you think a 456carbon would be a worthy choice?

Any complaints about the frame?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:20 am 
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Anyone care to recommend me a good fork to match the frame?

I'm struggling to find something, other than a set of DTswiss


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:12 pm 
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If I buy one I'll be initially running my pikes but would hope to upgrade to some revelations at a later date.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:14 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Anyone care to recommend me a good fork to match the frame?

I'm struggling to find something, other than a set of DTswiss

DT all the way!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Chris, I've not found a weakness yet. I use mine for everything from tame natural XC to Trail centre black runs. I've also raced 12hr solo on it and 24hr as a team.

I run mine permanently on 140mm travel. I used to drop the travel for XC races but last year at the Oktoberfest, I let TFTuning have a fiddle with it. They set the right pressures and told me to run it at full travel and I knocked 3 minutes off my lap time so I've stuck with that since then.

I was using an On-One Smoothie headset but last week I fitted a Hope unit.

When I fitted the Hope headset, I also fitted a 50mm Thomson stem, up until now I've been running a 70mm and I was happy with it, but I like fiddling.

Steve... I use Rock Shox Revelations, run them at 140mm all the time but sometimes lock them out for long smooth climbs.

Really like it. Best frame I've owned :shock:


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