Tyres? I've got a shed full
45650B looks good
Oh crud, all the parts from my full susser would swap straight over to that C456 evo (except the headset which is borked anyway)
That colour scheme looks great
all this marketing guff makes money for companies and all our spares redundant
Not really, most of the time people buy new bikes because their old one got so old that either/or:
a) the cost of a new bike is more than the cost of getting it back to 'as new'
b) it's so old that technology/geometry/wheel size really has moved on and riding would be more enjoybale on something 'new'
c) 'three** year itch'*
*can be a bit like B, but often results in buying a 2nd hand frame, or just likes having something new once in a while.
** anything between one and infinity
Besides, your bike may be perfect, good for you, I don't own it you do, therefore I need to keep buying new bikes untill I find one that's perfect like yours :-p
c) 'three** year month itch'*
With bikes that's just Hora, anything else you need to get some ointment for that.
I haven't had the itch for ages, but it's getting to that time of year when you look at the fleet and wonder where to prioritise some improvements over the coming months and start running the man-maths to make it happen.
I've already bought a medium Whippet frame on eBay to replace my small frame which is too small, should make a profit on the deal as the frame came with some very nice bits that I don't need. Next day I see the new version of the one frame I regret selling, so I'll be working on some maths, selling some spares and probably my Transition TransAM and getting some Evo geometry in my life. Awesome.
So this 27.5 inch 456. Can someone please explain to me in easy understandable words (I'm a bit slow) does it ride the same as a 26 inch wheel 456? The original was fun down but a bit of a slog up as I had Fox 36 RC2's on front. What difference would the new one make?
It looks nice and shiny but we all know how thick the Chinese like their paint on the old frames.
It's only been for sale a week!
I had 150mm Marzocchi Z1 RC2's on mine, it was a dog uphill too, but it was great with 130mm forks. So I'd put that impression down to the weight/travel of the fork rather than the frame, just my tuppence. I think Brant summed it up (over the 456Evo) as different - yes, better - no, fun - certainly.
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