Sunday, November 27, 2011

On-One 456 RS Garage Photoshoot - November 2011 update

It's been nearly two months since I had last updated, the progress of my On-One 456's evolution. Unlikely, as it seems, I've been again hit by the upgradititis virus. Soon it'll end as soon as I am able to build it the way I want it. The bike's transition from an XC Bike, to a Trail Bike... and now it's nearing end transition to an AM/FR Hardtail.

So what has been it's progress?

Look closer... there has been some changes ever since the last few rides I had from the past. Saw it?

Yep that's right, got a 2007 Marzocchi 66 RV with 160mm travel up front in replacement of the XC-ish 2009 Rockshox SID Race with a mere 100mm travel. Also of course with the Zoke boasting a 20QR axle, a Fireeye R5 20QR hub also has been matched. Although unlikely my rims doesn't match the bike's current build.

Will have to replace the ZTR Alpine's with something wider, tougher and possibly a little heavier. Something that can withstand bighits of course.

Another change of course is my switch from Clipless to FLAT PEDALS:

Well so far, what's left are the rotors, the rims and some hard ridin' tires. although the 2.0 Mountain Kings have withstood the harshness of the hucking and the hard riding, although am not really sure if it can withstand higher drops.

Well more this coming December~!


wilbert said...
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ngeee said...

Ay comment nga pala to ndi message. Kindly remove my previous comment. Please. Thanks!

Bunny dela Cruz said...

"I have been planning to build my 1st mtb using 456 evo2 frame w/ 650 wheels. Pero wala ako mahanap na available frame =(.

Anyway, how does it ride compared to alloy frames? Ang concern ko kasi mdyo sumasakit likod and tuhod ko pag long and intense badminton games. baka kako sumakit din likod ko pag nag trail ako.. kaya naisip ko steel frame (sabi daw mas ndi stiff) or mag full suspension (pero not sure kung kakayanin ng budget). Mas forgiving ba talaga ung steel frames sa tagtag? or mag full suspension na lang po ako to avoid knee/back pains? "




Hey Wilbert,

Unlike Aluminum, Chromoly Steel almost works like a full-suspension bike frame. It dampens the vibrations from the trail (although not totally). It's a lot more forgiving than an Aluminum HT.

After riding a year on the 456, and have ridden it hard (yes! Hard... with drops, berms and the usual DH and Enduro courses with ruts and rock gardens)... you tend to re-learn that your legs work as suspension to every obstacle you encounter.

I have tried riding Full-Suspension (Shawn H-3, an AM/FR/DH bike frame), and comparing it to the 456... the FS, rode like a point and shoot (point the fork and you'll ride down nearly smoothly), the 456 on the other hand was a bike that handled well in finding the right-line scenarios.

It's a matter of preference. If you want something that goes down fast and has hard time going up, you get a full-susser. And when you need something both going up and down and enjoying the technical trails, I suggest going with the 456.

But if the backpain persists, go with a full-susser. I suggest getting a Commencal Meta AM 650B or a FireEye Burning 650B, these are both Enduro-specific full-suspension frames... that is if you want something that goes fast up and goes down as well.

for the FireEye Burning you can contact Dominion Cycles locally at +63-(2)-401-1108