The World's first long travel carbon hardtail, the Carbon456 builds on the legendary On-One 456 geometry with modern updated features to keep it at the forefront of classic mountain bike design.
The Carbon456 blends years of experience into an unshakeably surefooted, highly responsive carbon frame with massive tyre clearance for top performance in all conditions. It's nice and stiff with just the right amount of compliance, absolutely bomb proof and has the infallible 456 geometry which we all love so much.
As a do it all trail centre / all mountain hardtail frame the Carbon456 is hard to beat. It's light and extremely fast on climbs, yet well balanced and very easy to control on downhills and technical single track. With it's toughened carbon construction, this frame brushes off trail debris and other incidents like a bullet proof vest.
Set up as a long travel bike (up to 160mm) it normally builds into a complete bike weight of between 23 and 26lbs. And at these prices it's an absolute steal.
So let's round up the details. It weighs 1.5kg - thats about 3.3lb. It will work great with a fork ranging from 100-160mm travel. It'll take a tapered or straight steerer fork. The dropouts allow to you to run vertical dropouts for normal geared wheels, or even singlespeed or Alfine. BB shell is a normal 73mm unit. And it'll take 2.4in tyres.
There really is no comparison for a frame of this geometry, weight and strength at this price point. With other manufacturers selling high priced steel frames at twice this price point, you have to wonder why. And some people wonder how we do it? It's easy. We work with the best factories in the world to make frames the way we want them to. We price them well so we can sell a good volume, and we sell them direct to you. So we're in control of the production processes and margins. And you're getting a killer deal. What's stopping you?
Note: 16 inch frame is not compatible with certain models of tapered steerer forks (Rockshox Reba / Sector / Revelation). Please contact us if you are unsure.
|Frame Material||100% High Modulus Carbon Fibre|
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1500|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31.6|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Wheels||26"" x 2.5 tyres will just about fit, but we recommend 2.0" – 2.3" for best performance|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||1 set|
Mix Tapered Headset = 44mm Upper shell, 49.6 Lower shell
|Fork Travel||100 - 160mm MAX|
|Dropouts||Vertical (Horizontal available seperately)|
|Bottom Bracket shell||73mm, English threaded|
|A||Head Angle (°)||67.5||67.5||67.5||67.5|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||90||90||105||120|
|C||Effective Top Tube (mm)||568||600||609||622|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||71||71||71||71|
Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||425||425||425||425|
|G||Standover Height (mm)||660||716||747||775|
Geometry based on fully extended 120mm fork
|Rider Height||Inside Leg||Suggested Frame Size||Stem Length|
|5'2" to 5'7" (157-170cm)||<29" (<74cm)||14” (XS)||40-60mm|
|5′6" to 5′10" (167-178cm)||28"-31" (71-79cm)||16” (S)||40-60mm|
|5′9" to 6′1" (175-185cm)||30"-34" (76-86cm)||18” (M)||40-60mm|
|6' to 6′4"||33"-37" (84-94cm)||20” (L)||40-80mm|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can also depend on a rider’s torso and limb length.