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Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by odiwik, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. odiwik

    odiwik Monkey

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    I am looking for a 24" specific MTB for DJ and Urban; I would like to install a gyro and have one set of pegs. Post some thoughts and ideas.

    I am 6'5" and 200 lbs, so I am looking for a BMXTB sort of thing for me. I'm not 100% partial on the 24" specific, 26" in the front or both are a possiblity, but not preferred.

    It can be a custom frame, if need be.

    I have found:
    BMW Hardtail
     

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  2. DH-DZ

    DH-DZ Chimp

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    th bwm parkbike is good, also check into the evil doc and sovereign
     
  3. VDfree

    VDfree Monkey

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    SINISTER DNA. I set mine up with Atom Lab Wheels (24 rear and 26 front) with a hookworm on the back and holu roller on the front. It handles so much like a big BMX. It also has peg mounts on the frame just above the rear drop outs.
     
  4. DH-DZ

    DH-DZ Chimp

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    ohh yeah i forgot to throw the DNA in there, is ill tho
     
  5. swerve76

    swerve76 Monkey

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    Uninon street bikes molly
    DOC or Soveriegn are harder to mount pegs to the rear. You cant flush mount the peg to the dropout. I guess you could machine the peg to fit.
     
  6. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Kona cowans have gyro mounts and decently high BBs for 24" use.

    I've got an evil DOC and that would be a good recommedation as mentioned.
     
  7. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    for the custom option, i'll throw out simple bike co. frame called the "509"

    dude makes the frames himself.

    www.simplebikeco.com
     
  8. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    I was going to mention dna too but he wanted gyro tabs (I guess). The DNA is my all time favorite street rig.
     
  9. DH-DZ

    DH-DZ Chimp

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    foget about the gyro and just make your brake like ling enough that you can get the bars around

    its not like your going to want to be doing quadruple barspins on a mtb..... i hope.
     
  10. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    Specialized P.street? It's got everything you mentioned.

    A lot of BMX companies are starting to make MTB frames, usually 24" specific.
     
  11. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Union - Molly looks sick.
     
  12. disasterarea

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    Flicking through October's issue of MBUK, I see Identiti has come out with the S24 dropout adaptor for their 24/26" compatible bikes to convert from 26" to 24" use. Frames mentioned were the Dr Jerkyll and the 666.
     
  13. dexter

    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    sinister dna with dual 26's. no gyro run long lines and the front through the fork. pegs are for sallys
     
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    DH-DZ Chimp

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    dexter knows whats up.

    its all about the 26s
     
  16. allsk8sno

    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    haha you guys all forgot he is 6'5"!!!
    most companies large size DJ frame is still gonna be short for him...that is if they make a large....
    especially the p-series and the blackmarket stuff is short
    the large cowan might work but its hard to say
    you still need to get out there and try frames as much as possible
     
  17. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    good point allsk8sno. I'm 6'4" and had a bitch of a time finding a bike i liked that fit me. In 2004 kona still sold the Roast bike and they had a big ass version that i bought and still ride. Its pretty big. My next frame though is definitly going to be a simple bike co. The dude is a friend of mine and is going to measure my bike size before he builds the bike.

    to reiderate what pete said, i would definitly ride as many different bikes as possible before making a final decision
     
  18. dexter

    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    large dna. my medium feels big on me and im 511.
     
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    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    those look slick but 800 for frame is spendy...hell 500 for a hardtail frame is spendy...
     
  20. VDfree

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    the large dna is still going to feel good for his size. look at Josh harington, a 6' something bmxer. As for the brakes, route the front through the stem and throw a NOKON cable on the back. with the nokon you can spin the bars and not have to worry about the housing compressing and causing the brake to engage.
     
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    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    I happend to run into Kyle E-bot at my local skatepark once, and he's tall! (i'm 6'2" so I know these things) So a DNA would probably fit you fine, provided you want to pay that much for a hardtail frame. anybody ever taken a look at The master mind behind black market bikes? they are designed by a guy thats like 5'2", and designed by him for him. I've never actually ridden a blk mkt bike, but I imagine if you are 6'4" it'd be on the small side for you.
     
  22. allsk8sno

    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    ah that would explain why they look sexy to me...but i am only 5'9-10" and love small bikes...
     
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    pvssy, real men ride stinky-D-luxs or banchee screams in the park. it'll put hair on your chest.
     
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    yeah i'm thinking of a geting a 24 to.
     
  25. WKC

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    The Large and X-Large Cowans are HUGE! I'm 6'0 even 190lbs. and the XL Cowan felt like XC geometry to me. Give those a look, there is definitely a size there that will fit right.
     
  26. Cash-Money

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    i think the XL cowan has a 17.5" seattube, and a 24" toptube, rediculously huge
     
  27. WKC

    WKC Monkey

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    Yeah, the XL Cowan is stupid huge. One just passed through the local shop in Greensboro and the thing is simply MASSIVE.
     
  28. Changleen

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    Even if you're super tall you don't need a huge bike for DJ and Urban.
     
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    WKC Monkey

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    I was thinking the same thing. If anything, you'll want a smaller bike for urban riding. My urban/DJ rig is pretty small on me, and it works perfectly.
     
  30. odiwik

    odiwik Monkey

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    Are you two 6'5"? Smaller for you might be a small... A medium feels like a novelty bike to me.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Ride it more. :)
     
  32. Leethal

    Leethal Turbo Monkey

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    Definitely check out the molly maguire...