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FROO456E2
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Hardcore hardtail showing that "steel is real" with new tubing refinements and the same evolved geometry as the other Evo models. The 456 Evo2 brings Dropper Post fit possibilities, with a neater, refined chassis. Full Description
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Hardcore hardtail showing that "steel is real" with new tubing refinements and the same evolved geometry as the other Evo models. The 456 Evo2 brings Dropper Post fit possibilities, with a neater, refined chassis.

Hand welded from DN6 chromoly, this latest incarnation of the 456 continues to evolve for hardtail lovers. That tubing? It's double butted 4130 cromoly steel with tube sections varying from 1.0mm to just 0.6mm in places. We've got our brand new bulge butted seat tube here too, with a 30.9mm ID to take a dropper post if you want it, and shimmed with a brazed on ring reinforcement to take a 34.9mm seat clamp. Front mech size is 34.9mm too if you're running one.
We've also revised the chain stays to have our new asymmetric S bend profile giving huge tyre clearance and chainring clearance, without indents or any other weak points. The frame has an ISCG mount to take a chain guide too.
And finally, we've revised the top tube, to give a better ride. A slimmer, externally butted top tube saves weight whilst adding strength and compliance. And the gussets are in a better position. Result.

Steering geometry, sat static, with an 150mm fork up front the head angle is 65.6 degrees, the seat angle is 71.1 degrees and the BB drop is 11mm. Doesn't make a lot of sense looking at that. So let's look at it with a rider aboard BB sits at 26mm below the wheels, head angle 67.7deg, seat angle 73.2degs. Stable up front, good to descend, good BB height. Also, we've sized the chain stays proportionally, making them 2mm longer on the largest size, which helps stop the front end wheelying about when you're climbing steep stuff. If you're going to ask, 120mm forks give a 67.2deg static head angle and 68.5deg ride height angle, and if you're going to take the 4-5-6 thing to it's extreme and run around with 100mm units, you're looking at a 69deg head angle when you're on the bike. Which is still a whole lot more relaxed than things we rode 10yrs ago.

The head tube remains a standard 1.125in "external" or "normal" or "EC34" type. No fancy pants oversize tapered stuff for this one. Keeping it easy for you to swap over and upgrade.

Colour options are a painted finish, in a lovely "Smoked Paprika" colour, and a raw finished frame, which is clear-coated but does require some cautions The Raw Finish is designed to have manufacturing blemishes and might not appeal to all. Also, it's extremely likely that some degree of surface rusting may be present from new or develop over time, though due to the only process that this frame has been through is the first surface treatment in the paint process, the action of that rust on the frame is only as bad as the action of rust on the inside of a painted frame. The frame is coated with a matt laquer, which being slightly porous will allow the steel tubes to corrode, but this, we consider, gives a patina of age and wear (like a nice wok) rather than it being a problem. If you have an issue with this, please select the painted option.

Weight: 16in frame - Raw finish 5lb 8oz, Paint finish 5lb 10oz

 

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Product Code:FROO456E2
Model:456E

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Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
    14" 16" 18" 20"
A Head Angle (°) 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.7
B Head Tube Length (mm) 90 115 115 125
C Effective Top Tube (mm) 571 592 603 618
D Seat Angle (°) 71.2 71.2 71.2 71.2
E Seat Tube Lenght Centre to Top(mm) 355 406 457 508
F Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 427 429
G Standover Height (mm) 744 778 805 830
H Stack (mm) 570 584 592 597
I Reach (mm) 375 390 397 410

Geometry based on fully extended 150mm fork

If you're unsure about the size you need, please call our customer services team to see if we can help +44 (0)1709 38 66 66

Reviews

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    Fast efficient service hope to use you in the future

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    Love the frame and details.A factory issue when assembling but was dealt with well absolutely quickly.

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    This was a replacement for a faulty frame which I sent back, but which Planet X's courier (Yodel) lost (another issue which took weeks to resolve). The frame itself was good quality however the rear mech hangar needed to be bent straight as it came out of alignment and there was too much paint on the dropouts so these needed filing down for the rear wheel to fit.My main issue is that I asked for technical advice in relation to whether a type of fork steerer would fit the frame, was told it was and advised which headset to buy. Then after purchasing the fork (second hand so couldn't be returned) I discovered that the fork would not actually fit the bike and the advice I had been given was incorrect. I was subsequently told that the person who gave me the advice no longer worked for the company..I was now left with a fork I couldn't return and which didn't fit the frame. Planet X weren't prepared for me to return the frame for a refund and would only offer a discount on one of their frames which the forks would fit. There was only one frame which it did and this would have still meant a considerable outlay even after the discount. Also some of my other parts would not have fit this frame.In the end I had to sell the frame myself and buy a new one from a different companyOverall my experience with Planet X has been very disappointing. I have had multiple issues and the customer services department often takes weeks to respond to emails and you have to constantly chase them up.

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    The frame itself was good quality however the rear mech hangar needed to be bent straight as it was out of alignment from new and there was too much paint on the dropouts so these needed filing down for the rear wheel to fit.

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    Customer service is GREAT. Always willing to assist.

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    AWESOME Frame! The only item I hope they change in the next revision is to use a tapered head tube vs straight. Even with tapered, you can still run a straight steer tube with an adapter. 1.125" shocks are getting hard to come by.

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    Excellent quality.

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    Great extensive product range always good prices

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    Second 456 I've had best long travel handrail for the money

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    Frame from the batch n1Good value for the moneyNice to rideCons: derailleur hanger is not replaceable

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    Could not have been happier.

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    Simple tough light mtb frame, great value for money, rock solid and fun 26'er

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    Placed the order for new bike frame, very easy to order, information one sizing and technical spec all clear on website, cost and value is excellent...shipped on time as expected. Great bike frame, enjoying it on the trails.

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    Seems to be a quality product. Bought mine when it was on discount, so it is even more a valuable product. One thing that bothers me though: Replaceable mech hangers would be nice.

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    Excellent service regarding speed and quality of the delivery, nothing to complain about. Very friendly customer service as well.

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    Best purchase in recent years, very happy with this frame, kickstarted my return to mountainbiking.

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    Excellent frame, built up for my son.

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    Great service, my frame came within two days of order.

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    low cost frame that does what it is designed to do

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    Nothing to complain about, ordered goods arrived very quickly