BMX - How would this fram hold up??
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04-04-09, 02:50 PM
I'm looking to sell my MTB and get a SS jumper that I can thrash around downtown on. How would the following hold up to an urban beating? I would swap out the fork for something more beefy. I'm 5' 10" and weigh 200 lbs.
04-04-09, 04:35 PM
It wouldn't hold up at all, that's basically just an aluminum cross country bike.
It's not quite XC, but it is a single speed with a slotted dropout whereas XC bikes have derailleur hangars and QR style slots. The frame seems to be beefier than an XC but lighter than a MTB jump bike. What's concerning is the wheel-build and those rims. They look on the light duty side of things. The high-ish top tube and long stem are also tell-tale signs that it's designed more for trail riding rather than urban.
You might want to have a look at other jump bikes with bigger frame tubes that usually come with lower top tubes, shorter stems, cromo crank arms, fat rims and a 20mm thru axle hub/fork combo before you make a final decision on that one.
It all depends on how "urban" you're gonna get with it.
Not necessarily this, but a bike with these features...
Less aluminium, more chromoly
04-06-09, 12:39 AM
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