I just got out on my first ride on the new 456C frame. I built the bike up from the parts from a previous frame that I broke. The build went well except for the Smoothie Mixer headset that came with the frame, I couldn't get the headset to not rock under brake forces unless the headset was too tight to steer. I ended up fixing it by swapping out the stock compression ring and dust cover with headset parts from an old Ritchey headset. The headset feels great now, but I wasted a few hours trying to get the Mixer to work.
I only have 10 miles on the bike so far, but it feels really fun and quick even in the snow.
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