45650B looks good
is it just me or is the back end looking a lot skinnier on the new frame?
Definitely missing the traditional on one seat-stays and looking more cotic soul.
Does this thing have the slacker and lower ‘evo’ geometry or more classic 456 angles?
Wwaswas, do you think that’s his Will in tucked into the saddle? 😀Posted 4 years agocampfreddieMember
I’m not entirely sure what people expect from a few bits of steel pipe welded together and offered for sale at a remarkably low price for the spec. It’s not going to look like an Evil Uprising frame is it? I guess the proof will be in the riding.
Still seems way more inviting than most of the mainstream £900 junk on the market (canyon excepted of course)Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
I’m not entirely sure what people expect from a few bits of steel pipe welded together and offered for sale at a remarkably low price for the spec
I’m not entirely sure what you think people are expecting. No-one, me included, is really slating it – however, spec aside (that’s not what I’m looking at), the above doesn’t do it for me, anything like what this does for example…
Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Looks like my Orange Clockwork from circa ’93 but with a fatter headtube. Still I’m sure it’ll sell well to the suckers that think cheap, heavy, flexy steel is still a good frame material.
Ever ridden one?
456’s aren’t (or at least weren’t) flexy in the slightest.Posted 4 years agofaustusSubscriber
Well, marginally lower – let’s not pretend there’s such a huge difference in outer diameter of the wheels. I currently have decent 26″ wheels, so do not want to buy 650b. Also, this frame is dropper post compatible (more so than 27.2 anyway) and headtube size (to give fork choice) not available on 26″ wheeled version of 456. To get something similar in 26″ would mean spending a fair bit more on a frame.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I was thinking that too, half an inch lower BB and the stays are within 3mm in 18″.
Wheels I’m not so bothered about, rims are cheep and I can build them myself. Tyres are consumable, if I didn’t need new ones alreasy, I would in 6 months, so new ones aer no big deal. But forks are relatively expensive and last a fair while. Suppose you could put a 650b rear wheel in there, and run the forks at 150mm, then it’d be the same as 650b at 130-140mm. Like Faust, I’d be more interested in the big headtube than anything else.
45650bC, with 30.9 seatube and a 44mm headtube would have me reaching for the credit card though!Posted 4 years ago
Fair enough I take back what I said, I can see the sense in what you are saying faustus (and thisisnotaspoon). It doesn’t apply to you but I do generally think that unless you have a specific reason then stick to what it’s designed for – unlike those frankenbikes where people chuck a 29 front wheel in a 26 rig and suchlike just because they can. But with your point about the dropper and forks I can understand why you’d want to experiment with that.
Back to my first post on here though, when is the built bike out? I have seen frame only on on-one but not the build alluded to with Sektors at £899.Posted 4 years ago
High BB. Ride OK still?
It has a 28mm BB drop at rest with a 140mm fork.
That’s 11mm lower than a 456, which is good because that’s the wheel radius difference.
With a 140mm fork, the BB will drop 1/3rd of the sag, so another 15mm say.
This will give a ride height BB of 352-28-15=309mm, or 12.1in
I think that’s a good BB height for a trail mountainbike.Posted 4 years ago
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