I’m just waiting on a shim for the seat post and I’ll be taking mine up to north Wales next week for its maidan voyage.
I also took advantage of the raw £299 price tag and I love the finish. I heard the gloss one chips really easy and can look a bit shabby quickly.
I’ve gone for full 1×10 2012 XT group set
2012 150mm kashima fox float rlc’s
Stan flow rims in pro 2 hubs
Gamut chain device
Thomson 70 mm stem
Race face bars
I got this, with a lot of searching for £1600.
If you shop around you can build a nice light strong aggressive hard tail for good money
I’ll let you know how it ridesPosted 6 years ago
I like mine… Not perfect, but pretty damn good. Up there with the Soul and the Ragley Ti in my eyes. It’s covered in wee scrapes and scratches mind, the finish isn’t great- that’s what makes it an On One, right? But it’s a proper bike despite being plastic.
Mine is hideous though, otoh, looks like it started out as an ugly bike even before it melted. Still not the ugliest bike in the garage though.Posted 6 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
Had mine six months. Love it. It replaced a steel 456 which I also loved but the C456 is lighter and less harsh. Mine’s gloss black, no decals, and I think it actually looks great. No probs with the finish on mine. Can’t see how you could do better for the price but I know some people hate the look of themPosted 6 years agoP20Subscriber
I also replaced a steel 456 with a carbon one. Its comfortable, nice weight and its fun. Cable routing would have been better if it was full length outer, but thats about it and thats nit picking. Its brilliant for the money. Heres mine, though its now running 1×9Posted 6 years ago
What I quite like, is that people have this idea of what a steel hardtail rides like- and it’s more or less like a Soul, or similiar, right? But not really that much like a 456, which is a bit stiff and dead.
Then along comes the C456, and people think carbon = stiff, and carbon has no soul, but as it turns out it rides more like a “proper” steel bike than the steel one does.Posted 6 years agobellysMember
I got mine just before Christmas it the x9 in black and silver full build was 1300 http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/PBOOC456X9/on_one_carbon_456_x9_complete_bike only been on 2 rides at first I was not sure about it. But after a ride at Gisburn on Monday I love it rides nice,light and found it quick on the trail seems to soak up the bumps nice.Posted 6 years agohoraMember
TBH if people keep making comparisons ‘to a Soul’ I think I’d rather have a Soul.
At least ‘IF’ you decide to sell you’d easily sell it…with a C456 I think alot of people would waver with it being carbon and cheapily constructed. Its one of those ‘known to rider/user but to someone else used…’ that £300 new price tag becomes a false economy IMO.Posted 6 years agoIHNMember
At least ‘IF’ you decide to sell you’d easily sell it…with a C456 I think alot of people would waver with it being carbon and cheapily constructed. Its one of those ‘known to rider/user but to someone else used…’ that £300 new price tag becomes a false economy IMO.
And if frame-a-day Hora wouldn’t buy a second hand one, that’s really saying something.
I’m skirting round buying one, but not for a bit. I love my steel 456.Posted 6 years agophilstoneSubscriber
mherbie – was it black and green? Friend of mine has just bought the frame in that combo – apparently its similar to the Monster green – any chance of a lookie?
YoKaiser – heres a pic I took of mine when I first got it – gives you an idea of the weave etc… Its also a raw matte…Posted 6 years ago
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I’d kind of describe it as how a lawn looks when it’s mowed in different directions, it’s the reflection of light I assume depending on which way the carbons been laid. Or, looks like it’s been given a very basic polish, like the first process of polishing metal ready to be chromed. Something like that.matt303ukSubscriber
Really liking mine although I’ve only put a couple of rides on it 🙂
I’ll more than likely replace the ageing 3×8 setup on it with a 1×10 for the summer, the build came out as light as my Scandal but more fun.
Still not sure why mine came with dropouts with the disc brake above the seat stay?Posted 6 years ago
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