- Carbon 456 – anyone got theirs yet?
I personally think the Rocky's worth it – yes it's a lot of cash, but it's personally the best bike I've ever owned and ridden.
It's all down to personal taste. I think the OO is okay, but it's a different beast to the Vertex, designed for somewhat more abuse, hence the larger sections all over.Posted 9 years agoHeathenWoodsMember
Woody – none taken 🙂
One of each in my garage.
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Ha. If I hadn't just agreed on a P7 I might have battled it out with Woody for the 'dillo – gave new meaning to the term, 'industrial looking,' but it was fun to ride, just wondering how it might have been with a decnt pair of 130 forks. Can't remember what it was designed to take. Those 'gussets', those welds…! And I'd have loved a Compo too.Posted 9 years ago
just wondering how it might have been with a decnt pair of 130 forks.
It was a pic of someone in France on a Compo IIRC on the PX/OO site doing a rocky descent/dropoff with Z150's that made me want one. I also have a pair of Nixons 145mm with bolt thru' axle sitting doing nothing………….Posted 9 years agoZaskarCarbonMember
Zasker did you choose that colour scheme? if you did you need to go to SpesSavers asap, thats a tarts bike and you should be ashamed of yourself
I did indeed…. I thought I'd go all the way once the frame arrived! The tigerskin saddle was a particular favourite. Oh, and it wasn't usually that high – I'd just got the bike out of the car and bunged the seatpost in for piccie purposes!
It looked a lot more garish in the flesh too, although it did attract quite a few nice comments, from similar visually-challenged riders!Posted 9 years ago
That's not Peachos' bike, I just emailed him a picture. it's all mine!
The brakes are US spec 2009 Louise Brakes, which are black, apart from the inner caliper half, which is red. So they're black from the otherside. The hoses; Magura supply them both (more than) long enough for the rear of a bike, so I've tied them up, they will be cut to length when they need bleeding, though I may do it before if I can be bothered. I'm running the same brakes on my other bike, they also need the hoses cutting down.
The wheels are borrowed from my other bike too, hence the colour clash with the calipers; I'm sharing wheels short-medium term until I've got the money for a rear hub gear, hence the rest of the drive-train being ripped off a third bike as well.
Tyre clearance is loads, no problems with the RQs.Posted 9 years ago
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