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Almost finished. Need to put on a fresh rim up front and cut the steer tube/remove stemlock and purchase a qr post clamp.

I´ll try the Lyrik out for now since the Sektor coil and Lyrik solo air weigh about the same and share the same AC. I like the feel of the Lyrik more. Stiffer and better damping.

Its about 30.4lbs or 13.7kg with theese hefty components and extra spacers/stem lock.









 

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That looks great. And I'm sure the Lyrik performs better, I prefer the look of the white Sektor with the red bits and the frame. Either way, sick hardtail there.
 

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beefy. that weighs more than my 6" fully.
 

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Glad you all like it

Its a heavy build yepp. All the parts are from my old FR/DH bike. In the future a lighter setup will most likely evolve. Thinking of running a single ring up front with the new Alfine 11sp rear. So new wheels, no HS and a lighter fork would shave alot of weight.

The 2350 rims are about 600g, not that bad. And the tyres are pretty light aswell, just big volume.
 

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Hammerschmidt

No issues with the Hammerschmidt cable routing?

Also, did you have to face the ISCG tabs or anything else for that matter?

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eauxgod said:
No issues with the Hammerschmidt cable routing?

Also, did you have to face the ISCG tabs or anything else for that matter?

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Didnt face the tabs, but the routing could be better. Had to be a bit inventive with the zipties.
 

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How does the TI feel in comparison to a steel frame (if you have ever ridden one)? I have a steel frame and it feels so much better than an AL frame. I would get TI if I knew it felt the same as steel but didn't rust.
 

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I´ve had an Evil Sovereign - first version with the expensive tubing, but since then been riding FS freeride and downhill bikes and then been mostly of the bike for almost 2 yrs beacause of injury.
The new 456ti frame is my comeback and I must say feels pretty stiff compared to my memory of the Sovereign, but it was a while back now so... my rear is used to the plushness of a Marin Quake for AM riding so a HT is kind of a shock for the old daeiraiooorr. The 456 has yet to be fully tested. I´ll get back in a week or so about the ride quality. Need to get used to the hardtail thing and decide on witch fork/stem to run on it.
 

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Nice! Did u run a 10x135 thru axle rear?

I've got my 456 Ti frame couple of days back...now just waiting for the parts to arrival...
 

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Nice! Did u run a 10x135 thru axle rear?

I've got my 456 Ti frame couple of days back...now just waiting for the parts to arrival...
Just an ordinary qr axle; Token titanium I found for cheap. I´m guessing you asked beacause of the rear hub? It was 12x135 originally but I converted them to 9x135.

For you guys n´ gals selecting components for you 456 or other frame with the same headtube internal upper cup and external 1.5" lower I´ve heard that you can fit a straight 1.5" fork. Just fyi so maybe you can get a deal on a 1.5" fork wich are being sold dirt cheap sometimes. Just buy a 1.5" headset that fits a 44mm upper and 1.5" lower. Wich I knew this before buying my fork. Double check this info before doing anything crazy with your money though.

And regarding the steel vs titanium question I forgot to mention that what matters more than material for feel is the way the frame is constructred and what type of titanium/steel is used, thickness of tubing and so on. The variables are endles so there is no real answer. You can only compare one frame to another. A titanium frame can feel like poo just like an alu frame can feel great. And then theres the human factor and most objective thing called personal liking. What I like in a frame doesnt mean you will to, I can only try to describe it from my limited experience.
 

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For you guys n´ gals selecting components for you 456 or other frame with the same headtube internal upper cup and external 1.5" lower I´ve heard that you can fit a straight 1.5" fork. Just fyi so maybe you can get a deal on a 1.5" fork wich are being sold dirt cheap sometimes. Just buy a 1.5" headset that fits a 44mm upper and 1.5" lower. Wich I knew this before buying my fork. Double check this info before doing anything crazy with your money though.
possible yes, but youd need to do some funky things with a headset. you need a regular (i think internal) 1.5 lower cup. but on top you would need a nuke proof external cup that makes 44 zs accept a 1.5 steerer. as far as i know you can only buy the complete nuke proof head set which is like $100 and then your looking at another $50 for the lower cup.
 

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Who sells Token skewers in the US?

Nice bike btw.
 
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