OK, scratch both the gt and haro ideas, iv been directed to look at hoffman bikes and was wondering if they are worthwhile bikes especially the rhythm il 1, or whould it be more worth it to step up and get the pl seried bike?
i don't really get this dirt/street/flatland bike thing..what is the true difference between dirt and street and all that...i know gearing, tires, brakes, rims, sealed or unsealed bearing, etc., etc.,,,,,, but is the frame different??
'06 LeMond Versailles, '04 S&M Beringer, '03 Quamen Bowls, '68 Raleigh Grand Prix (converted to fixed gear)
Originally Posted by Expatriate
Actually, it's all about steering geometry, top tube length, and chainstay length.
BBs are usually jacked way up high and seat tubes are real short on flatland frames, too. Down tubes either curved or gusseted for greater clearance on the front wheel and tolerances on my own frame are so small that any sprocket over like 32t will rub the frame and the rear brake won't clear. Very compact bikes.