BMX - need a new ride
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08-16-04, 08:33 PM
what do u all think of the new trek bmx rigs open to any sugestions good or bad
08-16-04, 11:05 PM
i was goning to get a trek tr20, but some complications screwed that idea. anyway. its al really good bike i suggest you get that.
08-16-04, 11:40 PM
The TR-20 is a piss-poor designed bike. For that same $200.00 they could have given you smaller gearing (39/14) they COULD have put the rear brakes on top of the back end instead of down low. They could have given you good 1-piece cranks instead of junky forged 3-piece cranks.
It basically is a bike that looks good, unless you know what you should be looking for in a $200.00ish bike.
On www.danscomp.com the DK Cincinnatti is a pretty good bike for the money. Also, look to some of the entry level Haro bikes if you want to get something from a shop. Trek just does not have a good freestyle bike on the market and really doesn't have a clue what a good freestyle bike would consist of.
Go with a company that is into bmx and has a team that they listen to instead of a company that is out to try to get a buck or two from riders.
08-17-04, 10:44 PM
i think companys should turn to us to figure out wat kids, teens, and normal bmx riders want in their bikes because for all the smart bike buyers out there, theres always one who doesnt think about wat kinda components are good for a bmx or racing bike.
08-17-04, 11:07 PM
Then that's the person's fault. Some companies know what to put in good bike, like Haro for instance, some companies just need to open their eyes and not think about money and yes think about what would be good for people, a nice solid bike but companies just want money basically.
08-17-04, 11:13 PM
Well, it really isn't the person's fault because a lot of people turn to bike shops for help in purchasing a bike. Because Trek is so widely carried in bike shops, many of which do not carry Haro or Hoffman Bikes, they get in some Trek BMX bikes and go "These are some excellent bikes here from Trek." even though they don't know what they are talking about.
The 'experienced' bike shop sales guy actually is USUALLY clueless when it comes to bmx and freestyle components and bikes. They know that aluminum is the best braking surface for mountain bikes, but don't know that because in the world of freestyle we stay out of wet environments, chrome plated rims are the best for our bikes. They recommend aluminum instead of chrome plated... They just don't know.
Trek isn't BAD - it's just as I said, piss-poor design. A more accurate statement is that they could change about 5 or 6 little things on the bike to make it a highly recommended purchase, but they miss the mark on those 5 or 6 things that other companies do not miss the mark on.
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