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    Whoa! Carbon 456 Evo

    On-One 456 Evo Carbon Shimano Deore Mountain Bike | Planet X

    I can't say it's the prettiest thing I've ever seen am interested to see how it looks with a higher end build.

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    I saw that. 16" in orange sold out already. I am curious to hear ride reports about the new carbon frame.

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    Hey just curious to hear anyone's thoughts on sizing. I'm 5'9" with 30" inseam. I am between the 16" and 18" size according to the site.

    I normally ride Medium/17" bikes (specialized) and am pretty comfortable on my 18" Fatty (on-one) However, the ETT and standover of the 16" 456 carbon evo seem better to me than the specs of the 18" version. (standover on the 18 is scary for my friends below)

    Just curious on others' thoughts about which way they'd go?

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    Whoa! Carbon 456 Evo

    Well... Breathing a little life into this thread... My build seems to be coming along nicely... Whoa! Carbon 456 Evo-imageuploadedbytapatalk1398443259.161773.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    Well... Breathing a little life into this thread... My build seems to be coming along nicely... Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks nice, I wish I could swap out my original 456C for the Evo for the new geo. Do you think that the new frame will clear 650b wheels/tires like the old 456c?

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    Whoa! Carbon 456 Evo

    "Looks nice, I wish I could swap out my original 456C for the Evo for the new geo. Do you think that the new frame will clear 650b wheels/tires like the old 456c?"

    +1. I am interested in knowing this also.

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    Without having a 650b wheel on hand to test accurately, I took some pics with a spare 26" mounted.... hopefully this helps you judge the clearance. I'm just guessing, but it looks like both chain & seatstays will accommodate the added height of 650b, but you will possibly need to consider the width of the tire you're mounting. What you see are Kenda Nevegal in 2.35". Also bear in mind, there are a set of sliding dropouts available for this frame, so you could possibly go that route to do 650b is clearance does pose an issue.


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    Bad Andy - Thanks for the pics. In my opinion it looks like the 650b wheels will clear, but it may be limited to a 2.25 size tire. When you get a chance could you measure the BB height with your setup (looks like 26"x2.35" tires and a 140mm Fox fork)? I'm curious how much lower the BB is than the old 456c.

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    Will do, FYI it's a Fox 34 @ 150mm travel. Measured axle-to-crown on my fork is about 537mm

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    It's pretty much built at this point, barring tweaks to do after the shakedown ride. Using spare wheels until it's proper ones show up. Had to trim the rear brake line so I took the opportunity to learn how to do that and bleed the brakes as well. Nice. It's amazing how cleaning up some wonky cables up front can really tie the bike together

    Glad I went with the 16". Seems to fit great, I'll post up pics later and take the BB measurement as well.

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    Well Andy, your pics have just made up my mind on ordering the grey frame. I'm looking forward to seeing the built pics.

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    Here's a pic of the BB height. Looks to be just about 13" even.

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    And here's a bad pic of the built bike. I'll take better pics when the real wheels come in.

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    26 lbs 13 oz

    456 carbon evo frame 16"
    RF sixc handlebar
    Thomson 4x stem 70mm
    cane creek 40 series zs44/ec49 headset
    oury grips blue
    Fox 34 float. 150mm. 2014 internals
    Specialized Command Post blacklite
    Charge Spoon saddle
    Truvativ X9 cranks and BB (gxp)
    spider/gears replaced by XKM single chainring 32T (gxp)
    Point One podium pedals
    Bionicon c.guide chain device
    XMC x10sl chain
    Sram 1070 cassette 11-36

    waiting on LB wider 26" wheelset w/blue hope hubs

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    Very nice. Went in to on-one today for a proper look. Just got to wait for stock to arrive

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    Back in stock and order placed.

    How's it riding? There's no reviews on this frame so was a little nervous pulling the trigger.

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    update: so far so good. I like it. Coming off the fatty for the last 6 months - the most adjustment was required to adapt to riding a sus fork again. The bike rides great and I'm happy I went with the 16" size, considering I was borderline. It must be big for a 16, so it works great for me. I usually ride medium's/17" in other brands (specialized) and my fatty is an 18". So take that for what it's worth I guess. Enjoying the bike, it feels like a razor in corners - nice and stiff and reactive. I haven't been jostled around in the bumps badly either so maybe the carbon is doing it's dampening thing? I recall some reports from original carbon 456 owners saying that it was harsh but I can't say I've experienced any unexpected harshness with this bike. YMMV but it feels great to me.

    Still waiting on the proper carbon wheels I'd ordered 6 weeks ago but just got the shipping notice. Anxious to get them mounted.

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    Sounds good. Mines sat waiting on a few bits to get it built up and debating whether to bother with heli tape.

    I'm looking forward to that first ride, this frame is half the weight of stumpjumper fsr frame its replacing.

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    loving mine so far. it's made a great all round trail bike. just fitted 1x10 transmission which seems to suit it perfectly

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    Cool-blue Rhythm 456 carbon evo build on 650b

    hi! just finished my 456c evo build. kitted out with fox 32 CTD 150mm, hope race evo brakes, hope pro evo 2 on arch ex rims 650b, x fusion dropper seat post ,Whoa! Carbon 456 Evo-2014-08-31-14.27.18.jpgWhoa! Carbon 456 Evo-2014-08-31-14.27.40.jpgWhoa! Carbon 456 Evo-2014-08-31-14.28.42.jpgsram x1 drivetrain. excited to try it out!
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    nice. is there plenty of clearance for the 650b? there looks to be on mine judging on the amount of room around my 26's. just thinking of future upgrades

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    I never updated with completed pics did I? The bike has been great the past few months. Still rides awesome, still super-fun. 650b may fit but I'm not really concerned with that (yet)

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    ive installed 2.2 nobby nics and there's more than enough clearance. I've ridden it and it rides really well. the only thing really noticeable for me was the height of the bottom bracket. its +/- 13 inches! pedal strikes are non existent. its brilliant. i can provide photos if requested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punto Pete View Post
    nice. is there plenty of clearance for the 650b? there looks to be on mine judging on the amount of room around my 26's. just thinking of future upgrades
    yup there's enough clearance for a 650b wheel.

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    its unlikely i'll change to 650b due to the costs involved, ie wheels, forks (or new lowers) and tyres. but its nice to have the option for if i get to upgrade the forks to a set of pikes.

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    Thank you for the pics and details Bad Andy
    I'm 5'9" just like you but with a 31" inseam. I ride a 2013 16" Dartmoor Hornet just perfect for me and comparing both effective top tubes i would have to order a 18" 456c Evo to keep the same length. Worse, i'm thinking about going with a 50mm stem instead of the 70mm i have on the Hornet to compensate the 456c slacker head angle, so it seems that the 16" really wouldn't make it for me. What do you think? Could other 456c Evo owners publish here their height, inseam, frame size and feelings please

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