Mountain Biking - Dirt jump sizes???????
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06-15-05, 07:49 AM
Hey whats up in MTN bike land. Well here goes. I have a old Balance XC Mtn bike that the frame is cracked. All the components are of XT and XTR fashion. I have been looking for a dirt jump frame so that i can join my friends at the local dirt jump site and just ride around town. I have a 04 Jamis Dakar that i love but thats for XC and i also have a Haro escape 8.1 that i bought for my girlfriend but that now has extra soft springs in it and doesent really work for my 6'1" 225 pound ass. I was wondering what size frame i should get and what size frame you guys are riding for dirt jumping? I also was wondering about the Mountain Cycles Rumble that i found online for relatively cheep. Are they good frames or are they junk? Well thanks in advance for the help.
06-15-05, 07:55 AM
Usually, in DJ, the frame sizes fit small so you can throw the bike around in the air. As for what frame to buy, check out Soul Cycles: www.ridesoul.com , either the Loki or Titan, can't remember which is for DJ. They're both 265 dollars for a nice frame. :)
06-15-05, 11:15 AM
Hey thanks alot drunken chicken for the info. Wow drunken chicken what a name cant even begin to wonder how and the hell you got that name. Anyway those frames are nasty looking from soul cycles. i might have to look into one of those. Any one else like to add any manufacturer or sizes?
06-15-05, 11:17 AM
I keep toying with the idea of buying an Azonic Steelhead. Chromoly tubing at a cheap price. Jenson had them on sale for next to nothing!
06-15-05, 05:27 PM
I prefer to use a trail bike rather then a dj bike for my dj'er. I built up a 17" Jamis Komodo and use 24" wheels whith hookworms. The main reason for using the different frame is I can usually get a better deal on them and dj'ing is mainly just practice and something I do not do on a regular basis.
If you want a dj specific frame look at SouldCyles, Evil, Kona, etc. ... there are a lot of great dj bikes out there. It will just depend on how much you want to spend.
Yes. The Rumble is a great frame. Very strong. If you get a good deal on it and it is in good condition it should work good for ya.
06-15-05, 05:41 PM
get a small dj bike if you want children. my friend lost this ability when he was 15 after a dj screw u. he was riding a bike too big and it didnt work out for him.
06-15-05, 06:32 PM
Well i went to the local bike shop today at lunch break from work (actually im still at work i love being the boss....HA HA HA) and they are trying to get me a Kona Hoss delux in a 16" frame. They said that the frame is like $210 thats a real good deal. They also had a Redline monocou ( i think thats what its called) but that thing is a single speed but it does come with a fork rigid of course.
06-15-05, 08:44 PM
If you want a dirt jump bike for your size, Maybe you should consider a 17 inch cowan frame? Amazing hardtail dirt-jumper.
06-15-05, 09:16 PM
Nah...15.5 Cowan. :)
06-15-05, 09:34 PM
Or 15" Yeti DJ :D
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