First ride on the 456 this morning. I did the usual Uni route so I could try it out on some familiar ground. There were a few issues with the seatpost slipping, probably because I greased it too well, but other than that it was ace. It rides well, not too disimilar to the Stiffee, but it fits better, and you can run the forks at 130mm without feeling like you’re going to fall off the back of the bike. I left the forks at 100mm for most of the ride, increasing them to 130mm for the trip down off the downs, but dropping them back to 100mm as I rode along the canal.
Now for the obligatory bike/sofa pictiure.