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    P6030273 por fertxitxito, en Flickr


    P6030274 por fertxitxito, en Flickr

    new to me old pike (seems taylor made for the bike) and brand new onone knuckleball carbon handlebar, among other little touches

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    456 evo-evo1.jpg456 evo-evo8.jpg456 evo-evo13.jpg

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    Still not finished, but already a hell of a ride. Really loving to shred with it.

    456 evo-20140524_185117.jpg

    456 evo-20140524_185135.jpg

    456 evo-20140524_181747.jpg

    Built with

    16" Ti Frame
    Flowex Hope Hoops
    Schwalbe Rock Razor & Hans Dampf
    Thomson Cockpit
    Rock Shox Pike and Reverb
    Shimano XT Groupset (160mm rotors)
    Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle
    Works Components chainring
    Esi Grips racer

    12.08kgs

    Still need to replace the seatclamp.

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    Really itching to build me up one of these. Such a sick looking bike.

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    hey JV and Dark BenLaden, both are sick looking bikes. Just wondering about the size? I have an 18" Evo in blue, but it somehow feels a bit too much like my old XC bike, not sure if the 16" would be better? I am in between sizes, I am 5'10 but with a 34" inseam, not sure if the 16" would work. The ETT seems perfect on the 16", but the seat tube size is holding me back. However, looking at your bike pics it looks like you opted for the smaller size given the seat tube extension. Just wondering how your expereince is with it? does the bike still serve as a decent climber and general trail rider or is it now mainly downhill focused? thanks.

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    Hi The Factory
    I'm 5'9 (176cm) tall, and my inseam is about 32". I have an allmoutain/freeride bike with 573mm ETT and a XC bike with 602mm. I feel the first one (coilair2010) a little too short, and the second one too long for trail riding, so the 16" 456 with 592mm seemed to me the size to match my demands. I really didn't care about the seat tube size, since it reaches the bottom bracket, and a 400mm seatpost gives me enough room to properly fit it in the frame.

    When climbing I feel the front wheel trying to get out of the ground. Not as much as other bikes do, but more than I would expect. Probably this as also to do with the 160mm fork I have. On the other side, and with these short chainstays, the power transfer is noticeable, there is no play on the bottom bracket and titanium does its job very very well on delievering a wonderful ride.

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    thanks for the reply JV. I think I'll just go for it and grab the 16". I had the chance to try a Canyon Tourque over the past weekend with a 570mm effective, and did feel quite cramped.

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    Hi The Factory
    I'm 174 cm with relatively short arms/legs and just bought a frame with my ordinary ett about 590mm. 16" 456evo fits me fine with 60/70 stem, 350mm seatpost have about 10-15mm extra length to minimal insert (with clipless pedals). Bike is for everything from city to one-day rides for 100-150km (little total ascend, 700-1000m), soft races and orienteering for 6-12 hours. I have an hard adventure in May: 500km for 7 days with 6000m ascend - rider rides, not bike sorry for my English.

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    Je viens DE FINIR Le miens.
    sur non 456 evo 2 (18 ') Limitée jaune + sektor 140mm + Shimano XT.
    456 evo-2.jpg456 evo-3.jpg456 evo-8-6-.jpg456 evo-8-8-.jpg456 evo-8-9-.jpg456 evo-8-10-.jpg
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    Just built up today, barely got to ride it with the super bowl and the amount of mud out there today. Cheap/spare parts bike. Swapped out the frame from a 16" RM reaper I was mostly using for jump/pump and riding around with my nephew. Went up to an 18" On one 456 to try out the steel is real thing and get better seat post extension and a little longer top tube. At my size I should be on a 20" easy, but I still wanted to take my nephew to the pump track and wanted to keep a lower top tube and quick handling bike.

    I trail rode the 16" reaper now and then, and pretty often just down at the river for exercise when time was sparse. I bent two cheap seatposts, and would have to put my weight way up on the front to climb anything on a real trail. But it was always a fun ride! This 18" is only slightly larger, but was a much better climber and I was able to stay seated more than I remember being able to on the 16". And it's still tight enough to be really playfull. So far it's great. Even though I probably look stupid being 6"2 and 250 lbs on an 18" frame!!! especially all choppered out with the 6" fork!!!

    I'm going to sell both my dualies and save up for a new 6" ride. So I wanted a better hardtail to ride in the mean time. (since you practically need to take out a 2nd mortgage to buy a new bike these days!!!) As I end up using this as my main bike I figure I can always swap it out for a 20" if the smaller frame takes too much away from the overall ride. But time will tell.

    The only thing is I wish you could pick the color of the stickers. The blue is fine, but I wish it were just black. Also, trippy thing. They were out of the raw 18" at planet X usa. So I purchased the bike from England. Bought it Sunday night around 8-9PM. Got the bike on Tuesday! Crazy Fast shipping!!! And it didn't cost anymore than buying from the US distributor.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl
    Everytime you ride in mud, god kills a kitten.

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