I was just looking at this wondering what they would sell like if they upped the price in order to drop some weight.
Ignoring more lower volume brands you have on one at the low and heavy end and cotic at the expensive but decent weight end (there are more expensive and lighter steel frames but ignoring those).
I wonder how well the 456 would sell if it shaved off a bit of weight /increased the spring in return for another £50-75 on the frame cost. Would be interesting to see the figures of cost v weight to see what would be palatable in the market.
edit: my thinking is as a C456 owner going to something like the steel frame would be a big hit in weight but I don’t necessarily want to spend out on the new carbon version if they bring one out.Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
brant – Member
Are you suggesting an 85345650b?
It has been discussed.
How about a 63145650b? Was interested to see Stanton claim that they could do the 631 Slackline at the same weight as the 853 one, for a lower price. They don’t mention ride quality, mind.Posted 4 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Brant,What about putting a 2.4 tyre on a “that blue” 456? will that be similar?
Given that there’s almost exactly an inch difference between 26″ and 650b rims, for the same tyre profile 26″ rims should give you 27″ diameter tyres. If they’ll fit the frame.
The above mentioned Surly tyres are 26×2.75, which gives a total diameter of 27.5″.Posted 4 years ago
iolo – Member
So is it any better?
From the One One website:
Better? No. Different? Yes.
Wow, honesty in advertising.
Anyone with a brain can see that 650b is nasty, cynical, manipulative marketing bullshit.
Ah well, at least we now know exactly how stupid the instigators of this new standard think we are.Posted 4 years ago
The sad thing is, they would appear to be right.
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