- On One Scandal: What's your opinion?
I liked mine, but it did leave me of the opinion that despite On One saying it was great for up to 130mm, it was actually pretty rotten with anything over 110mm. But as a 100mm XC bike it was superb- fast but stable, confidence inspiring. And comfy too, everyone assumes an alloy frame will be stiff but it didn't work out that way at all.
Still, I was a bit dissapointed that with the fork wound out it because a bit of a barge… I put up with it assuming that was just the price to be paid til I rode a Soul, and then I never rode the Scandal at full length again because it was just so badly shown up. The Soul's heavier of course and not quite as good at 100mm so it's a balancing act but the bottom line was it never did the job it was supposed to. It just felt like a 100mm bike some idiot had put a long fork in.Posted 7 years agostayhighMember
Very happy with my Scandal, very fast, comfy and nimble on the climbs. Its great on the smoother stuff and can handle rough trails too. I also use mine with a spare set of wheels with slicks on that I use for commuting duties and its superb for that.
A friend had one which he put a set of DT Swiss 130mm forks on which gave it a more relaxed feel and didnt seem to affect the ride to much. He kept it like that for a couple of months with no complaints untill he got a Ti 456.Posted 7 years agopinchesMember
i raced mine for 2yrs while at uni, currently have a set of slicks for commuting on and use it for north downs trail riding at the weekends.
They're good bikes, nice and light, suprisingly capable for "race" geometry. Although, on-one recommend an 80mm stem on an 18" one which isn't that long – a sign of the long top tube i guess.
I've always run mine at 100mm. I run either SIDs or F100s on mine and its very well balanced.Posted 7 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
I see on-one state 100mm max on the website now. I have 100mm Reba Teams and one gear on mine and it goes like sh1t off a shovel. I'll ride just about everything I'd do on my 456. Its funny what Northwind says about the Soul as I've read a couple of reviews where they say the it feels better with a shorter fork on it than it could take.Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
"Its funny what Northwind says about the Soul as I've read a couple of reviews where they say the it feels better with a shorter fork on it than it could take."
The last review I saw (WMB I think which IIRC gave it 4 and a half out of 5) seemed really confused, they were trying to run it with a 140mm fork sagged to give the same ride height as it would have had with a sagged 100mm fork I think, no idea why… Soul does work very well at 100mm but the Scandal pips it I reckon, just feels that little bit less nervous.Posted 7 years agoalotronicMember
The on-one pink is puke, and I speak as a former pink bike owner. Pink has to be really soft to work, proper pale, almost white, then it's great. Screaming pink is a no no unless visibility on your ride to work is the main thing…
I love the company but on-one haven't got their colours nailed. The recent 456s were colourful but none of them really looked ace to me compared with Kinesis lovely green, or the recent Orange steel frames. Maybe it's all Brant's fault as his frames are a little harsh on the retinas too. Unless they are ti of course!Posted 7 years ago
Sounds like it could be just the ticket then. Think I've yet to hear a bad word about them.
Wouldn't be building it up too light, it'll have to see duty for some rougher trails as 1 of only 2 bikes in the stable, but I'll be keeping an eye out for a decent frame shortly.
Cheers for all the input.Posted 7 years ago
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