- Tell me about the On One 456 and maybe show yours.
For financial reasons I’m having a cycling re-think. Selling current bikes and switching to just one all-rounder…to include a bit of commuting. The On One 456 looks attractively priced, would my current Fox Vanilla RLC (140mm travel I think) be ok? How well does this frame climb with the long travel front end? Also fancy the Scandal (or Scandal 29er) but would mean new forks (and wheels for the 29er). Opinions and alternative suggestions gratefully recieved…I don’t want to “down grade” and get it wrong.Posted 9 years agohoraMember
Idid the same. Went from a blur4x (original idea was a full sus and a hardtail). TBH I think I’m going to be happy on just the 456 for now. Why not buy a set of forks that are ultra light and can be wound from 150 right down to 110? Gives you two types of bikes then for all riding.Posted 9 years ago
I’m constantly amazed at what I can get up on my 456 with 145mm nixons, even without winding them down.
Even on technical climbs I have trouble deciding if its as good a climber, or (shock, gasp) better climber than my 5spot.
I’m not particularly fast, so I’m not talking about speed here, but the pure bloody minded tenacity of the thing is something to behold when you’ve just outclimbed full suss boys on slippery limestone babyheads.Posted 9 years agoSimonSubscriber
Mof what do you currently ride?
Here’s my 456. Climbs well with 130mm Revs, never feel the need to use the u-turn. Feels nimble in twisty singletrack and very stable on rocky technical stuff, and great fun when you point it downhill.Posted 9 years ago
Best hardtail I’ve had so far, I reckon.
Woody, Its a bit of a strange one. My mates have said I ride like a demon on it, despite the fact its a size too small. I have little trouble keeping up with fullsuss unless its really, really fast and choppy, I climbs brilliantly seated or standing and is acceptably light at 27.5lbs.
Perhaps because its a size too small I can get my weight over the front easily on the climbs?Posted 9 years agosnowslaveSubscriber
I’ve got the 456 summer season with pikes which I swapped off a Rocky Ridge. On that I used to be constantly winding the forks up and down. On the 456 I’ve found I hardly touch them unless I’m attempting to climb up something particularly long and steep. I’d fancy trying 150mm forks to see what they’re like actually.
Any probs with climbing are more to do with me than the bike…Posted 9 years ago
Interesting thread. I’m looking at one of these. Can anyone tell me the weight of a 456 frame? I know the Ti and the Scandal weigh about the same (3.5lbs IIRC)
And ride quality – presumably the Scandal will bounce around more than the Ti. What are people’s views on whether the extra weight of the 456 is worth paying for the better ride?
CheersPosted 9 years ago
You’re right, 34T rear, and thinking about it, it’s probably worse when I use the granny/34T rear combo. Which obviously isn’t often being the iron legged beast that I am 😀
I have tried having the stem lower down the steerer, but the front end felt a bit low then. I think I’m a funny shape 🙂Posted 9 years agodjc1245Member
Here is my 456(hope i’ve done it right), got Revs and Nics on now. Really enjoy riding it. Climbs well, descends well. The only thing holding it back is the useless rider.Posted 9 years ago
I realise I walked into that a bit, but there’s no need for sarcasm Brant.
I apologise, but it tickles me no end when people try and “replicate” positions from one bike to another, when chances are it probably wasn’t right in the first place.
When you sit in the saddle on a 456 it should feel *slightly* short. Almost, but not quite, like the position you adopt when you climb up a steep hill. But stood, it’ll feel normal (bars to BB distance).
Likewise, I think Luke’s bars would be better with that spacer removed. High front ends mean you lose control up and downhill.Posted 9 years ago
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