Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

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Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:46 pm

Show us your c456's and let us know what you've learnt from your builds and what you'd recommend to other people considering their own.

I'll start off with mine.

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I went for 120mm Recon TK gold forks as i use it mostly for xc riding witht he occasional trail centre/delamere day out.
Also -

- Easton Vice 710 bars
- Onone adaptable max wheels
- 1x9 Sram X9 gearing and cranks
- Race face front ring
- Avid Juicy 3 brakes
- Ritchet WCS post
- Onone bignose saddle
- Oneone ultralight 50mm stem
- Lizard skin peaty lock ons
- Nukeproof electron pedals
- Currently running on Conti x king 2.4 tyres but trying some conti supersonic speed king 2.1s tomorrow to help with my daily commute

I've been really happy with it so far. Very impressed and surprised with the general feel of the frame on bumpy ground after reading the infamous magazine review a couple of moths ago that had a bit of a go at the off road feel of the frame. I think Ive got a bit of a hotch potch setup that is split between more serious riding and general xc. I'd welcome advice on getting the weight down (which should be around 25lb when I change the tyres) from anyone unless thats already a good weight? I'm not sure what is but it certainly feels light enough.
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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby paulneenan76 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 21:57 pm

What a brilliant idea you had in starting this thread, just what I've been looking for as I'm dead set on a carbon 456 build, and need as much advice and words of experience as I can get.

Leythervegas - really like your build. Why do you think it's a hotch potch? As long as it suits your needs eh!
Although I'll be going with black forks, your Recons in white are a neat contrast, and how have you found the smoothie mixer headset?

2.4's must be a tad slow and heavy so I reckon you'll notice the difference against your new ones.
Have you done much in terms of frame protection - heli tape etc?

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Tue Oct 16, 2012 22:10 pm

Cheers Paul, just hope a few more go along with the idea! I'm no bike expert so I'm hoping to pick up some good tips from the experts, there seems to be quite a few c456 owners on here so should be good.

I suppose the hitch pitch thing is because the frame is designed for serious singletrack riders and I've stuck some 120 forks on it. (Although they do come in between the 4 and 5 of the 456) I think my bars are for downhillers but they don't seem too heavy, woul d like some carbon bars or at least a lighter xc style set.

Yes I have heli taped it quite a lot. I've put a rage patch underneath the bottom bracket going up my frame to help stop stone chipping and then the usual cable rub areas.

Have you got your frame yet?

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Tue Oct 16, 2012 22:12 pm

Oh yes, the headset is great so far although ive read they aren't the toughest headsets out there, I just ordered it when I ordered my frame. I will upgrade it when it dies.

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby toastedone » Wed Oct 17, 2012 04:20 am

This is my old 456. it has now gone to a new home, but I can say it was one of the best HT I have ever owned, I may even consider buying another frame in time.

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Frame: On-One Carbon 456 (Gloss Black) (16")

Forks: RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 150mm Suspension Fork

Chainset: Shimano M660 10-speed SLX Chainset HollowTech II

Cassette: Shimano XT M771 10 Speed Cassette

Front Mech: Shimano SLX 10-Speed Front Mech

Chain: Shimano XT HG94 10-Speed Chain

Shifters: Shimano SLX M660 10-Speed Shifters

Rear Mech: Shimano SLX 10-Speed Rear Mech (Shadow)

Front Brake: Avid ELiXIR 5 Disc Brake (185mm Rotor)

Rear Brake: Avid ELiXIR 5 Disc Brake (160mm Rotor)

Headset: On-One Smoothie Mixer Tapered Headset

Handle Bars: RaceFace deus riser (Gold)

Grips: Superstart lock-on's (Black with gold lock-ons)

Seatpost: On-One Twelfty MTB Seatpost (Black)

Seat-Post Clamp: Hope (Gold)

Saddle: On-One Inbred Saddle

Pedals: Superstar Nano's Gold

Skerwers: Hope Skewers (Gold)

Wheelset: Mavic XM719 on HOPE Pro 2 EVO Hubs (Gold)

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Wed Oct 17, 2012 09:02 am

That's a beauty toastedone. Love the spec, very nice. What's that frame wrap for chain that you used? Is it instead of a chain stay protector?

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby booyaka » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:30 am

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Without listing all the stuff mainly, Hope Pro hubs with Arch Ex rims, RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 150mm Suspension Fork, SLX brakes, Ragley Carbon Bars, Superstar Nano pedals, generally XT/SLX drivetrain stuff.

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby nicklouse » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:38 am

"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Leythervegas - No frame yet. I missed out when they were discounted and it'll not go down well with the missus if I spend too much on what i've said to her is a simple frame swap on a budget. Hopefully before christmas though.

Lighter bars would be good but i'd say only get carbon if you find a cheap deal. In terms of the forks, if it works for you and you can still take on the technical trails, why change! Unless you can trade up and get a plusher/longer travel set for a small outlay, i'd keep the recons.

Whats a rage patch?
Family, Friends, Fantastic trails - what else is there

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:26 pm

booyaka wrote:Image

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Without listing all the stuff mainly, Hope Pro hubs with Arch Ex rims, RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 150mm Suspension Fork, SLX brakes, Ragley Carbon Bars, Superstar Nano pedals, generally XT/SLX drivetrain stuff.


Very nice - love the red on black look. And the kit spec is great -
Family, Friends, Fantastic trails - what else is there

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby lawman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 14:29 pm

booyaka wrote:Image

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Without listing all the stuff mainly, Hope Pro hubs with Arch Ex rims, RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 150mm Suspension Fork, SLX brakes, Ragley Carbon Bars, Superstar Nano pedals, generally XT/SLX drivetrain stuff.


Where the hell did you get green Schwalbe nobby nics?! I needs those!!! :twisted:

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby qooqiiu » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:57 am

Felt tip pen i bet.

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby booyaka » Thu Oct 18, 2012 14:42 pm

lawman wrote:
Where the hell did you get green Schwalbe nobby nics?! I needs those!!! :twisted:


On-one website - about 1 year ago.

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby lawman » Thu Oct 18, 2012 18:48 pm

booyaka wrote:
lawman wrote:
Where the hell did you get green Schwalbe nobby nics?! I needs those!!! :twisted:


On-one website - about 1 year ago.


Ahhh man, shame they dont have anymore!!

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby edoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:33 am

Spec :
18" Raw unfinished
1x9
DT Swiss EXM 150 LCII 15mm
Hope Pro2 15mm Fr, 10mm bolt up Rr.
DT Swiss EX500's w Conti Vertical 2.3
Hope M4/X2 Fr/Rr Tech Levers, braided hoses
Hope Floating Rotors 203/183 Fr/Rr
Hope BB
Hope Pick n Mix Headset
Race Face Atlas Cranks
NC17 Sud Pin III pedals
E13 40t Guide Ring
Straitline Silent Guide
Azonic Beretta Stem
Easton Monkey Bars 685mm
Deity Components Enoki Flanged Lock On Grips
Control Tech Post
Ragley Cheeky Saddle
LX Rear Mech
Ancient XT Shifter Ghetto mounted on Hope Matchmaker
11-32 Sram Cassette
Superstar H/set Spacers
Azonic QR seat clamp
KCNC Chainring Bolts.


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I'm really happy with the bike but do wish they made it in 17"..
Its not the lightest build but it was never intended to be.
It Climbs well . well well enough for me ..1x9 and gravity inspired :wink:
Excellent on the downs and surprisingly comfortable through the rocky sections like Cain n Abel on the MBR
Not the prettiest of frames they say , but I'm definitely a function over form guy and for the money you really cant beat it .

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Sat Oct 20, 2012 19:36 pm

That's such a good looking bike edoc, can't fault it in any way. Nearly went for green bling myself but I bottled it. How you finding the 1x9? I've not done a trail centre with mine yet but got a trip to whinlatter coming up.

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby edoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 20:24 pm

leythervegas wrote:That's such a good looking bike edoc, can't fault it in any way. Nearly went for green bling myself but I bottled it. How you finding the 1x9? I've not done a trail centre with mine yet but got a trip to whinlatter coming up.


Cheers !
1x9 suits me fine..i'm not one for spinning the granny ring :wink: have had to push up at times on the trails but i'll put that mainly down to fitness having been off the bike until i recently finished this one.
Would like to go 1x10 but first n foremost to run a clutch mech rather than gain a gear .

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby lawman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 21:39 pm

Green is THE bling colour!! 8) Does look great, though getting matching greens is hard, as I've found out on both bikes :lol:

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Re: Carbon 456 owners pictures and spec

Postby leythervegas » Thu Oct 25, 2012 14:53 pm

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Just fitted graphite rocket rons. They are unbelievably light, took a full pound off my weight, just 24.6 now.

Bloody snapped my rear QR handle though. Anyone have a spare that will fit that I could buy? If not does anyone know what size I need?


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