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mtb for a bmx guy

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by clint4130, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. clint4130

    clint4130 Chimp

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    Ive been riding bmx for the past 6 years and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon. I plan on getting a mountain bike, through the shop I work at and another hook up I've narrowed my list down to a kona cowen, cannondale chase 1, rocky mountain flow, or one of the new haro zero eights. These are the only companies I will buy from since they are the only ones I can get a deal on, there is no way I can afford full price and this is going to be a secondary bike to the 20". I plan on using it for dirt jumping, a little urban stuff, and possible some 4x. Let me know what you guys think of these and which one would be the best buy.

    p.s. any complaints about e-13 chain guides?
     
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  2. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    The Kona and the Cannondale both sound like good options, but I don't know too much about the Rocky Mountain or the Haro. I would tend to steer clear of Haro just based upon reputation for resale if you don't like mountain biking.
     
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  3. aznfreerdr08

    aznfreerdr08 Monkey

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    i would go with the chase. my opinion is sort of ****ty because i've never personally ridden one, but i know people who love them
     
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    rocky mountain makes the best bikes man. are you going to get a new 2006 model or a closeout bike. i think it just cheaper to employee the rocky right now than to buy off the closeout. the rocky rocks!!
     
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    The Cowen is Sick, Altough I haven't spent much time on one, I think it fits what you are looking for. The bottom Braket is a bit high, and will take some getting used to. I wouldn't go with Haro. Altough their new single speed hardtail looks sick, I just don't know enough about them to tell you to get one. The Chase is probably the best of the 3, but not so much better that I'd be willing to pay more for it over the cowen. If those two are the same price, get the chase, if the cowen is cheaper, get it. The E-13 chainguide rocks, especially the urban version.
     
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  6. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    cowan bike is cool. I ride a kona roast, their dj bike from 2004 that was replaced by the cowan, and i like mine alot. And like scurban said, the e-13 chainguide kicks ass, I ran mine until i switched to a single speed. Now that i'm singlespeed i took off the guides but kept the bashguard on. it works really well.
     
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    STP or P3
     
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    :stupid: He said that he can't get any other brands.
     
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  9. clint4130

    clint4130 Chimp

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    I guess reading comprehension isn't your fancy. Everyone else, I really appreciate the help, your comments should help with my decision.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    The Cowan or the chase, whichever has the steeper head angle.
     
  11. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    go for the one with the shortest top-tube.
     
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    Jimmy is a cool guy, i rode a cowan for a while with several set-ups, 1x9 with a chainguide, 2x9, SS, rigid, 4", 5" and 6" DC forks very fun bike. gets my vote
     
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    If you *do* want to go with another brand, go with the Diamondback Assault ;)
     
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    Diamondback are like Huffy or Trek. Ghey.
     
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    Chase all the way.