The return of the hardcore hardtail. With the latest SRAM GX1 groupset, the 45650b is a genuine trail bike for riders with the skill to make a hardtail do it all.
The 456 hardtail has legendary status, with geometry dialled in to accommodate long travel forks capable of delivering plush, smooth travel. With the upgrade to the larger 650b/27.5" wheel size you now get a taste of the roll-over-anything benefits of a 29" wheel without the standover or handling issues. Truly the best of both worlds.
SRAM have nailed 1X drivetrains and with GX1 we're ready to bering them to the masses. We've long been fans of the simpler one-up-front set-up, and this groupset manages to eliminate all those sore points that prevented previous perfection. Chain retention is faultless thanks to the X-Sync chainring; no more deflected chains, strong performance in muddy conditions - it's next level. Shifting is on-point and solid thanks to the horizontal parallelogram X-Horizon rear mech design. Doesn't mean much? Well, in performance terms it's faster, reduces shift force and does away with ghost shifting and chain slap, whilst increasing stability and precision across the entire range of the 10-42T cassette. This is pretty much the best VFM groupset available right now.
Other product descriptions would trail off right now, but there's too much to mention on this build. Rolling on WTB i23/ El Guapo Comp wheels with gnarly tread it's a bullet proof trail set with the kind of traction capabilities that boosts confidence in the ruts, mud and savage gradients. This is a bike that likes to go hard, so we've attached 140mm Revelation Sektor Gold forks to soak up the hits.
The 45650b is well regarded with trail riders everywhere, it's one of the bikes that spawned the long travel hardtail craze and it's still the best in that category. If you need a hardcore hardtail with classic construction, versatile geometry and the wheel size you actually want, then this isn't a hard decision at all. The 45650b goes harder than the rest - every time
Bottom bracket drop: 28 mm
See above. Nearly killed me but to be fair that was because it was assembled and not checked rather than bad components and frame. Wouldnt ever but another not recommend it because if the customer service.
Great value and great customer service. Can't fault the response to queries and turnaround/delivery times
Best bike I've ever owned. Absolutely spectacular build quality and attention to detail. Incredibly fun bike to ride and more enjoyable than a full susser at three times the price. Sticking with hardtails from now on!
Fantastic bike couldn't ask for anything more for the price
This is my first mtb so not much to compare it to. The price is incredible given the components, the build is quality, feels great to ride - the steel soaks up the bumps and I enjoy the simplicity of the 1x11. Can't say much else yet given lack of mtb experience.
First the good, you can always get through to Plant X and speak to someone about your order. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Now the not so good; build/delivery indications on the website are wildly optimistic, I'd say misleading. Do not order believing the stated 3-5 days build lead time, my slot was 3 weeks after placing the order, only a threat to cancel brought it forward (still 2 weeks). I was even given false assurances talking to staff about delivery times, well this is disappointing and I felt deceived.
Like I said above, the bike arrived with a cosmetically damaged saddle from the shipping, and the shocks weren't set up. The shocks were a surprise, I really think it would've been super easy to give a heads up before shipping that they would need sorting before riding, but they dropped the ball there.After all that, the bike is awesome, like really awesome. The gear set and brakes are really sweet and the geometry of the bike fits me pretty much perfectly, now that I've set up the forks for my weight and riding preference, I'm looking forward to getting stuck into some more technical riding over the next few months.
Amazing service. Fast shipping. Extremely responsive when I had questions.
Awesome bike for less than a grand. Tested on my favourite technical descent, performed brilliantly.
A bit hazy about when the bike would be ready /delivered but it turned up less than 3 weeks after ordering.
A bit strange, but really fear shipping policy.
Highly recommended. good value products and advised a bike to the type of riding I do and didn't try to sell more expensive upgrades I wouldn't use.
Great bike, a massive improvement on my old one! Good initial spec and loads of options.at a good price.
Perfetta, molto pratico l'acquistoCome descritta e ritratta nelle foto,nessuna
Good bike, but the front btrake chirps like a budgie.
|Brake Front||SRAM Level Hydraulic Disc Brake / Front / 900mm / Post Mount 20mm Spacers|
|Brake Rear||SRAM Level Hydraulic Disc Brake / Rear / 1600mm / 20 Post to IS|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1150 11 Speed Cassette / 10-42T|
|Chain||SRAM PCX1 11 Speed Chain / 118 Links|
|Chainset||SRAM GX1 1000 1x Crankset / 170mm / 30T / GXP (Not Included) / Black|
|Forks||Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 140mm Solo Air / Tapered / 27.5 Inch with 15mm Axle / Diffusion Black / Crown Adjust|
|Grips||On-One Bob On Lock-On Grips / Black|
|Handlebars||El Guapo Saloon Riser Handlebar / 31.8mm / 780mm / Black|
|Rear Mech||SRAM GX1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Saddle On-One Edition / Black|
|Seatclamp||On-One Forged Quick Release Seatclamp / 34.9mm / Black|
|Seatpost||On-One Seatpost Twelfty Sport MTB Seatpost- Black / 30.9mm|
|Shifter||SRAM GX1 Trigger Shifter / 11 Speed / Right Hand / Black|
|Stem||On-One Hot Box Stem / 60mm / Polished Black / 7 degrees / 31.8mm Clamp|
|Tyre Front||WTB Vigilante Comp 27.5" Tyre / Wire Bead / 2.3"|
|Tyre Rear||WTB Trail Boss Comp 27.5" Tyre / Wire Bead / 2.25"|
|Wheelset||WTB ST I25 TCS Rim On El Guapo Rattlesnake Hubs / 27.5" / Front 15mm / Rear 135mm QR / XD|
|Head Set||FSA Top Cap And Star Nut|
|Head Set||Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black|
|Inner Tube||Vavert 27.5" Inner Tube / 1.75" - 2.125" / Presta / 48mm|
|Brake spare||SRAM Hydraulic Hose Fitting Kit Includes Barb And Olive / Single Olive|
|Brake spare||SRAM Hydraulic Hose Fitting Kit Includes Barb And Olive / Single Barb|
|Brake spare||Avid MMX Matchmaker Clamp Black / Right|
|Brake spare||Avid MMX Matchmaker Clamp Black / Left|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm|
|Head Set||FSA Orbit ITA Headset / 1.5" Lower With 1 1/8" Upper / Black / Lower External With Upper Integrated|
|Brake spare||Avid Clean Sweep G2CS Rotor / 180mm / 6 Bolt|
|Brake spare||Avid Clean Sweep G2CS Rotor / 160 mm / 6 Bolt|
|A||Head Angle (°)||65.7||65.7||65.7||65.7|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||
|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)||430||430||430||430|
|G||Standover Height (mm)||744||778||805||830|
|Rider Height||Inside Leg||Suggested Frame Size||Stem Length|
|5'2" to 5'7"||<29"||14”||40-60mm|
|5′6″ to 5′10″||28”-31||16”||40-60mm|
|5′9″ to 6′1″||30”-34”||18”||40-60mm|
|6′ to 6′4″||33”-37”||20”||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.
|BB Type||BSA Threaded|
|Headset Type||ZS44 EC44 – Straight or tapered steerer|
|Bottle Cages||1pc on downtube|
|Front Mech||34.9mm Top Pull, Top or Bottom Swing|
|Tyre Clearance||650b x2.4in Maximum|
|Rack Mount||Yes, NOT on the 14'' size|
|Frame Material||Double Butted Chromoly Steel|