- Difficult choice, On-one or canyon?
I had both a C456 and a Canyon Nerve (XC – so not exactly the same as your dilema, but still…).
The obvious answer is you need both.
Really, its about budget. They are both (IME) great in their own fields.
You will know about the C456 finish. The Canyons are better in that regard. The bearings on the Canyon will need changing now and again.
I’d not commute on a FS.
Anything specific – just ask.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve got my 456 delivered raw (no headset, clips etc) at 1.61 KG.
Nerve (after being disassembled by me-so no headset cups or shock removed etc) 2.3 KG.
As regards commuting, the Canyon was great at damn near everything, but you defo loose a some energy pedalling when you’re late for work, it looks expensive parked up at an office, its a pain to carry anything on,Posted 3 years ago
I am thinking of changing from my old carbon 456 to one of these below. I use my bike daily for a 6 mile commute, weekend xc rides and trail centre days out. It’s a pretty big decision for me as it’s a lot of money to me and this bike will be with me for a few years so some advice would be very welcome. The full suss option interests me but I am happy to stick with a hardtail too.
Now I know the canyon is the obvious choice but I have a massive soft spot for on one bikes. I’ve had 4 and loved them all and it’d feel like cheating on my wife if I bought from elsewhere!Posted 3 years agoyourguitarheroMember
With an £1800 budget I’d buy a commuter for £200 and spend £1600 on a trail bike.Posted 3 years ago
The titanium 456 looks nice: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBOOTI456X5/on-one-ti-456-evo-sram-x5-mountain-bike
That’s a beauty, love titanium bikes. My lbs has just built one up and they are stunning looking. The spec on this is a bit low but I’d consider it in the x9 spec for £200 more. With the money from selling my bike I will build a commuter, maybe an old inbred singlespeed or something.Posted 3 years agosimoncb1Member
A friend of mine has been running carbon frame full sussers only on the road for years. I think he is mad but you can always lock the suspension and put on skinny tyres. Frankly, the roads around Brighton warrant at least front suspension, they are so bad!
Get the full susser and change the tyres over for xc/commuting. Use this for a while for commuting then buy an old bike and convert it for just commuting/pub/shopping use. Then it doesn’t matter where you leave it so much.
You always need a decent bike for off road to enjoy it properly.Posted 3 years agojonnytheleytherMember
Don’t forget your brother has a stunning Titanium Hardtail too Vegas!
I’d get an El Guapo and transfer your components across.
This is a really difficult one. You do mostly XC and only really hit trail centres about 5 times a year, you love On One and hate off the shelf bikes.Posted 3 years ago
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