Mountain Biking - DJing MTB
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07-10-05, 01:09 AM
hey guys i just want a good DJ MTB for around $250 or less in U.S dollars and need it strong to take the dirt jump's but yet good enough to get up the ol' rocky moutain's, im 15 about 6'1 and 160 pounds (if that helps any) thanks in advance guys
07-10-05, 01:27 AM
eek. I dunno man, $250 is really pushin it. I think your best bet would try and find something locally used. I'd try craigslist.org or even ebay. The problem your going to run into is that everything DJ style starts around $500-$600 and runs up into the $1000 mark. But don't worry, keep lookin' maybe you'll find a deal.
07-10-05, 02:52 AM
I got a Bruiser 1 for $350, great newbie bike for DJs and hard riding (jumps/drops/rock gardens)
07-10-05, 10:27 AM
In that case the frame is built for it, but the components aren't. I forget what fork is on there, but it sure isn't built for real abuse.
07-10-05, 11:11 AM
I think it's an inSync edge or something like that, but pretty crappy either way. The kid is fairly lightweight though, atleast for someone 6'1". I dunno id hes the same kid or not but there are about 4 posts with kids around 15-16 that are over 6 foot. And yet they all weigh less than me, being all of 5'7".
Maelstrom, what do you mean the components aren't? Are certain components built more for DJ/FR (not as smooth but stronger)?
07-10-05, 11:14 AM
Short answer, Yes, there are parts made for djing. Stronger and more durable and usually heavier.
07-10-05, 11:17 AM
So would an Alivio rear deraulleur be bad for Dj'ing or would jumping with it hurt its performance in the long run? I'm not too concerned with weight on my bike as it is already pretty heavy. I know there are specific forks, frames and bars, but does that apply to shifting mechanisms as well?
07-10-05, 11:21 AM
Deraileur it irrelevent. I am talking cranks, fork, bb...hubs, rims..that kind of thing. In all honesty, if it is ONLY for djing, go SS. Nothing to break then
07-10-05, 01:33 PM
Wouldn't a DJ wheel be the same as a FR wheel? Also I never understood why DJ stuff was so heavy and beefy. When I see peple going off of big jumps they land so smooth it looks like they only need an x-mart quality rim and it wouldn't bend. Why is DJ so rough?
07-10-05, 01:47 PM
imagine when they don't land smooth...
and yes fr and dj parts are interchangeable.
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