View Poll Results: Run 456 in 4" or 6" mode?

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    12 38.71%
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  1. #1
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    4 or 6 with 456?

    I've got a 100mm fork and a 150 ready to go on a 456 build I've been hording parts for. The 150mm is a new Revelation with a resale value of close to $500 while the 100mm is a almost new 100mm Relic. Clearly, the Revelation is the better fork, but by selling the Revelation I can start another On-One build!

    I do mostly XC riding, HOWEVER, I have an Inbred 29er and an Misfit DiSSent for XC duties. This bike is intended to be a "change of pace" bike.

    Will the 456 in 4" mode be enough change???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I've got a 100mm fork and a 150 ready to go on a 456 build I've been hording parts for. The 150mm is a new Revelation with a resale value of close to $500 while the 100mm is a almost new 100mm Relic. Clearly, the Revelation is the better fork, but by selling the Revelation I can start another On-One build!

    I do mostly XC riding, HOWEVER, I have an Inbred 29er and an Misfit DiSSent for XC duties. This bike is intended to be a "change of pace" bike.

    Will the 456 in 4" mode be enough change???
    Try them both, then decide.

    If you are looking for a different type of ride AND want to jump off some stuff (however small) for a change, go 150.

    I am also come from an XC/trail background and usually prefer the 456 Carbon with the fork set in the 100-120mm range (Pike 95-140 U-Turn). The 140 setting is nice in the rough, but I like the handling better at <120. Still jump it more than my Inbred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Try them both, then decide.

    If you are looking for a different type of ride AND want to jump off some stuff (however small) for a change, go 150.

    I am also come from an XC/trail background and usually prefer the 456 Carbon with the fork set in the 100-120mm range (Pike 95-140 U-Turn). The 140 setting is nice in the rough, but I like the handling better at <120. Still jump it more than my Inbred.
    Are there any rigid forks for the steel 456?

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    140mm works great for me for both xc trails and jumping off stuff. go 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift96 View Post
    Are there any rigid forks for the steel 456?
    You could use a 29er fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    You could use a 29er fork.
    Thanks Shiggy. I actually just got an older Inbred so I'm going to run a 440mm a2c rigid fork and see how it is.

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    To further complicate things for you, I'm about to go from a 150mm to 160mm on my Summer season...
    On-one officially says 150mm max, but it's your bike...
    (assuming you've an Evo?)


    As long as the 150 you've got has travel adjust, you'll be fine, but without it, uphill isn't as much fun.
    100mm fork is a waste of the frame's potential imo. (anything under 140 really)
    (re-disclaimer: Experience based entirely on 456 Summer Season riding.)

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    I've ridden my 456 with a 120 revelation, a 100-140 talas (stuck between 120 and 140) and a fox float 150. I liked them all. Obviously 120 climbs better, and never felt it was little travel. You are on a hardtail and need to pick your lines anyway. Felt no difference between the talas at 140 and the float at 150, so I kept the float (for simplicity sake). Also think 100 is a waste.

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    I liked mine with my u-turn air revelation set all the way down at 120mm. was a little wandery on climbs but great otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    You could use a 29er fork.
    +1

    456 with a Salsa 29er fork and a 650b wheel
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    I am on my second summer season. I have run a 130, 150 and now a 140 on these frames. The 140 is by far the best, the 150 seemed a bit tall, which made the front end somewhat floppy, although that might have been that particular fork (marz 55). 130 was OK, but the 140 just fits me and my style of riding, I suppose.

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    I do not see much reason for me to ever put a 100mm on my 456, but that is considering the reason I got the frame. I became too concerned about what I was doing with my XC HT, and decided on the 456 for bashing and launching. A 100mm would limit me, so I have a 150mm on it. Does what I hoped it would do (and would do more if I was a better rider).

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