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Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by escapeartist, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. escapeartist

    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    I'm a mountain biker. I rode a bmx bike the other day. Now I get it.

    Me: 6foot nuthin, 180pounds, not very smooth

    Bike: probably something with a longish tt and chainstays, since I ride mountain bikes most of the time. I work at a shop that does Specialized, Haro, Giant, and GT for the most part. I pretty much wanna keep it narrowed down to completes to keep it simple and keep the price down. Right now Im kinda thinking Spec. Fuse III, but I dunno which size, probably one of the bigger ones.

    So...what do I need?

    Thanks in advance
    -Alex
     
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  2. haromtnbiker

    haromtnbiker Turbo Monkey

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    Well, if I was you and wanted to place a $700 dollar order at Danscomp, I would pick up a fly bikes pantara pro!!! :devil:
     
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  3. haromtnbiker

    haromtnbiker Turbo Monkey

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    Here is my ride: (Its too small, with only a 19.5 inch toptube)

    04' Dk cincinatti! ;)
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    top tube length of at least 20.75 but probably 21.

    lots of completes are aimed at younger/smaller kids so the frames are smaller. if you work at a shop, take a few of the bikes you have on the floor for a quick spin and see what works for you.

    taller/wider bars make the bike feel bigger as well.
     
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    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    alex, look in QBP. some good 'n cheep frames in there.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Look at the specialized fuse my roomie from the summer got the best one for like 350 bux and it was a real nice build and rode real nice with a 20.5" tt.
     
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    I am about 180cm's (approx 6ft), and i ride a 20.75tt..
    But when i ride some friends' T1 or Kink Ariaga, both at 21", they just feel that bit better to handle.. but that's personal..;)
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Just be careful about the weight of those complete bikes - compared to build-your-owns they can be a lot heavier, having said that I notice the 06 GTs look like they've been on quite a diet.
     
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    im intrested to see if ull actually like this bmx...
     
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  10. escapeartist

    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    Right now Im thinking about getting a Spec. Fuse III. It has a 21.3 inch TT, is pretty light, has a decent part spec, and is pretty cheap. We have one at the shop, that I needta screw around one and decide which size to get. The fuse IV may also be an option, but is it really worth the extra couple hundred bucks for a begginer?
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    If the brakes are better, yes. If not, probably no. IMO.