- C456 to a Bfe ~ Yes/No/Maybe?
BFe is a great fun bike, which is the sort of thing I hear about the C456 mind, and good for what you want
You could put the components onto the BFe frame and if you don’t like it it will be easily to sell on.
FWIW my BFe has 150/120 sektor forks, it climbs and descends fine in both settings btw, I think 140 will suit it well. I use mine for everything from short rides to long, technical and xc. I bought it as a second bike and it gets ridden the most with the FS now more “alps” (cough) orientated.Posted 4 years ago
Currently own a C456 which is fine. Nice weight, handling, does the job (it’s a 2nd bike). I previously owned a steel 456 and didn’t like the harsh ride, the weight was less of a problem.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve see a Cotic Bfe and I’m tempted. Anyone gone from a C456 to a Bfe? What’s your thoughts?
It’ll be built with Fox Vanilla 140, crests, 1×9. I’m not a big air merchant and light on components. It’ll mainly do shortish blasts on open moorland singletrack and playing in the woods. The Yeti ASR5c will do the longer daysgetonyourbikeMember
stevede – Member
getonyourbike – the mk2 slackline will have both a 44mm headtube and a 31.6mm seat tube, there was a pic on stantons facebook page last week (as well as a pic my new ti build )
If only they did it in the first place because I only bought my BFe about a month ago and I can’t afford to swap it. 😥Posted 4 years ago
chiefgrooveguru – Member
I found my current green Bfe frame harsh as f%”k on the rear end !
It’s a hardtail – the clue is in the genre!
Ah so thats where I went wrong … 🙄
serioulsy though I have ridden a lot of hardtails over the years and I cant remember any of them being as harsh as the Bfe ?Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I heard stories about the BFe being harsh so I bought another HT frame (Dialled PAC) as a backup in case. Built up the BFe and loved it from the first minute, ridden it on long rides (7 hrs) and never found it “harsh” – perhaps it’s personal thing, I do have a decent amount of natural cushioning though.Posted 4 years agoahsatSubscriberBigmantrialsSubscriber
I have to say that I do really like my BFe, but I don’t really see any point to changing from a 456c to one, they are designed for pretty much the same purpose, I was originally looking at 456C’s but decided on the BFe when one came up reasonably local for a good price.
I have only ridden mine with the Reverb, I do have comfort issues, but they are the same as my previous frame and am currently in the process trying various saddles as I feel this is the issue, and not the frame.
I am running 110 – 140 revelations, if I am riding localy I tend to stick them down to 120mm, anything abit more interesting and they get wound up to 140mm!
AdamPosted 4 years ago
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