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Which would you pick for 4X and DJ?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Frankenschwinn, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Frankenschwinn

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    This one: Loki Alum.


    Recommended Fork Length 80-100mm
    Head Angle 69
    Headset 1 1/8
    Seat Angle 71
    Seatpost Size 27.2mm
    Top Tube Length Measured Center To Center 21.3"
    Wheelbase 1043mm
    Chainstay Length 419mm
    Bottom Bracket Width 73mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 12.5"
    Disc Brake Mount Spacing 51mm IS
    Rear Axle Spacing 135mm
    Rear Axle Diameter 10mm
    Maximum Tire Clearance 2.5+
    Standover At Midsection Of Top Tube And Forward Of Seat Tube 27" 25"
    Weight 4lbs 13oz


    or this one: Roscoe 4130 Chromo

    10mm Axle
    Singlespeed or Geared
    Ships With CNC'd Chain Tugs
    Ships With Clamp
    26.8 Post
    Recommended Fork Length 100mm
    Head Angle:69
    Seat Angle:72
    Top Tube:550mm
    Seat Tube Length:368mm

    Geo is very similar
     

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  2. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    steel is real
     
  3. Heath Sherratt

    Heath Sherratt Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid: Heavy and flexy
     
  4. Heath Sherratt

    Heath Sherratt Turbo Monkey

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    That Loki looks real nice though. Nice build too.
     
  5. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I dont like those ugly gussets on the loki...i mean that doesnt mean jack sh1t when it comes to performance...just not crazy about it.

    That said i have never been that crazy about aluminum huck hardtails...i would go steel.
     
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    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    please post this same question on a few more forums.

    i rate both bikes :stosh:, but if you're serious about racing, I bet the Loki is much lighter. If you're more serious about hacking it at the DJs, the cromo frame will probably last longer.

    -r
     
  7. bigdrop05

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    They are both TOO smal for me at 6'2" but...

    I would pick the STEEL one for softer landings on drops.. & easier to fix if something ever happens to it on the road ?!
     
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    neither really look like "race bikes", but I would go for the Al one.
     
  9. richhouseman

    richhouseman Chimp

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    Those Yeti models would work good!
     
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    Listen to my man there!!
     
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    Heath Sherratt Turbo Monkey

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    I like the Prophet 4X
     
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    bikerpunk98199 Turbo Monkey

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    go w/ the steel youll love it then get a fs 4x later
     
  13. DH biker

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    Go with the Roscoe if you don't mind the extra weight. Not to mention that fact that it looks awesome too.
     
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    gears + horizontal dropouts = bad idea

    So unless you are running single speed, the aluminum bike makes more sense.
     
  15. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    loki with a 3" fork.