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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by OB1, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. OB1

    OB1 Monkey

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    Ok...so I need a bike. Yes there are 16 two wheeled toys in my garage, and I need a bike! I'm looking for advice or thoughts as I decide what to build.

    Fresh off that FUN race in Clemson, I'm hooked! I signed up to race the U.S. Open in May. More importantly...I signed up for both DH and Dual Slalom. My Sunday is great...but I never really have clicked with my Brew 4X. Feels too XC in geometry for my bmx tastes. So I'm selling it in search of a bmx cruiser type bike, with sus-fork. I like um low, wide, light, and stiff. Yes, I'm still talking about the bike.:busted: What would be some good choices for frame, wheels, cassette, etc? This will be a dual sport specific bike. And I'm fine with buying new OR used. I'm not waiting for the Brew to sell first....I'm ready to build! Help me out guys!

    (possibly helpful info):
    5'10"
    180lbs
    Flat pedal lover
    brown hair
    Enjoys long walks on the beach and holding hands


    P.S. My last name is Ford if you're wondering about the title. :D
     

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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    check with these guys


     
  3. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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  4. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    this seems to fit the bill:

     
  5. OB1

    OB1 Monkey

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    I wasn't even considering a fully for this...but that Double looks schweet. I'm wondering about acceleration on a bike with ANY rear suspension?
     
  6. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    That Double sounds like what you're after. With your BMX background, they state it has DJ characteristics...
    Looks like a nice bike.
     
  7. toodles

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    I've got a Transition Double and friggen love it... Possibly my favourite bike that I'd ever owned. However, (and this might just be a trait of the Roco Air) it doesn't sprint very well at all. Enough for street/trails/etc but maybe not snappy enough for racing? Ah I dunno... Still I recommend them highly.

    PS. I'm 5'10 and the Short fits sweeet
     
  8. OB1

    OB1 Monkey

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    ahhhh, that's what I was worried about. Acceleration from the gate is huge. Sounds like the perfect bike if I'm more worried about having fun than beating somebody to a finish line. Prolly has to be a hard tale here. Especially considering my years of BMX racing teaching me how to excel on one. So.....the floor is back open i guess......
     
  9. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    glad we got you hooked!

    I would check out:
    Morewood ndiza
    Turner rail (used)
    I dont know if they ever put this in production but the Mountain Cycle slopestyle.
     
  10. OB1

    OB1 Monkey

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    Everyone seems to be getting a Morewood these days. If it's the right ride...call me a sheep.
     
  11. bikenweed

    bikenweed Turbo Monkey

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    For low, light, and stiff hardtails, check out an '04-'06 Chameleon, a Jackal, or a Black Market MOB.

    For low, light, and stiff full suspension bikes, check out a Specialized SX, a Tazer, or a Blur 4x. (the Blur 4x is the tallest and most XC of all the above bikes)

    There are good arguments for both FS and hardtails. A hardtail will always get a better snap out of the gate, but the added traction of FS lets you take more aggressive passing lines, lets you sprint better in the rough, and it's way better for rough slalom courses.

    Just my .10¢
     
  12. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    where you selling the brew?
     
  13. yuroshek

    yuroshek Turbo Monkey

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    hey whats up man ill be at the open too, im gonna try and race both. and for DS im gonna be on an 08 stp. this bike is so much fun i love it.

    where you comin from?
     
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    You didn't look very comfortable on the Brew when you spooked my on Thursday. Are you looking for something with slacker HT angles? Shorter wheelbase?
     
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    thomas Chimp

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    Hi,

    mongoose ecx, i know u mentioned u wana go for a hardtail because of sprinting, but try the ecx. I just got one and really really like it.

    Thomas
     
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    dirttastesgood Turbo Monkey

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    Go with something with DJ geo if you have a bmx background. And be sure to get 26's. Maybe a Black Market or a Doberman.
     
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    yuroshek Turbo Monkey

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    look into yeti's dj bike. that thing is sick and looks super fast and rips.
     
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    Staats 4x is a cool bike with a BMX back ground or is it a BMX brand that makes a 4x bike?
    VM
     
  19. OB1

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    Slacker HT...and...truthfully, I'm a little confused why my Brew feels so XC to me. Everyone else seems to love it. I guess it's like dating a hot girl that you just don't click with. I jumped her a couple times, and I'm done.:busted: Whatever it is, I need to find the confidence I used to have with my Kastan cruiser...or even my Procraft (showing my age:redface:). Some have suggested simply getting some wider bars, but I'm just excited to build a new friggin bike.:monkey: I never even heard of half of the bikes you guys mention. What a huge help! I'm uber busy just researching the suggestions made here. And suggestions from my good friends over on BIKEPASA (shout out).:spam: :poster_oops: I'm one more deep breath away from throwing my credit card at something...anything.:nopity:

    Charlotte NC. I'll catch you up there! I'll be the guy on the..........


    I have yet to take a pic and post it...but yeah.
     
  20. WSR Crash

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    hey man I have a YETI DJ for sale and am only about 3 hours from Charlotte. It is a complete bike.

    Pm me if you want to know more
     
  21. OB1

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    pm'd........