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Old 10-27-05, 06:39 AM   #1
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Please recommend a bike

I am really interested in getting into dirt jumping. I want to buy a bike that is suitable for this style of riding, but wont break the budget. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-05, 07:47 AM   #2
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Eastern Pay Dirt
100% hi-ten steel frame, Eastern logo fork, 2-pc steel bars, Eastern front load stem, 3-pc tubular chromoly cranks, 43T chainwheel, 36H wheels with 14mm axles, 16T freewheel, alloy platform pedals,*rear U-brake, detangler, Kenda K-Rad tires, Eastern seat. 20.25" Toptube
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Old 10-27-05, 10:17 AM   #3
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DK GENERAL LEE....its better quality than eastern/poverty/stolen....w/e its a good bike for the price........20inch toptube....chromoly main tubed frame{stronger than hi ten steel***.........3peice tubular chromoly crank....39 tooth sprocket...14 tooth free wheel..Dk macho rear hub with double wide sealed bearings and 14mm axles...there own brand dirt tires, the 85 series...gyro...48h rims[better than 36**....Dkvice grips...rear u brake [tektro]...and bottom tube gussets for even more strength........trust me its a good bike www.dkbicycles.com
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Screw Eastren go with dk and next time use the search, before postin.
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Eastern Shovelhead. I don't do that much dirtriding on it, but of what i have done, its held up good. I would go with a Eastern Shovelhead, or a DK General Lee. The General Lee is cheaper. Go to easternbikes.com.
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Old 10-27-05, 02:57 PM   #6
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This is coming from the kid that thinks specialized is the best bike company there is.
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Old 10-27-05, 03:25 PM   #7
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Mott, ignore him. There's no such thing as "Eastren" anyway.

Jay, how can we know what won't break your budget, if we don't know what your budget is?

I just got a Backtrail X3. Stock, they seem to be a pretty stout bike, built for abuse.
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expatriate....i have a question to....do you noe any bikes that go both dirt and street....cause theres a little park with a few dirt jumps and a table top that i go to with my friends
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DK GENERAL LEE....its better quality than eastern/poverty/stolen....w/e its a good bike for the price........20inch toptube....chromoly main tubed frame{stronger than hi ten steel***.........3peice tubular chromoly crank....39 tooth sprocket...14 tooth free wheel..Dk macho rear hub with double wide sealed bearings and 14mm axles...there own brand dirt tires, the 85 series...gyro...48h rims[better than 36**....Dkvice grips...rear u brake [tektro]...and bottom tube gussets for even more strength........trust me its a good bike www.dkbicycles.com

didn't you just ask us what bike to get?
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Living in Australia, I'm not exposed to all the brands available in the states. And we only have GT and Haro at my LBS. I got the Backtrail because it seems suited to dirt and street, but I'm sure there's better options in the US.
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Jay, how can we know what won't break your budget, if we don't know what your budget is?
Hey sorry mate, I was going to post a price range but I thought since most of you guys are from the US and I'm in OZ it might be a little confusing to do the conversions. Anyhow, since you're from Australia too it won't really matter. I don't really want to spend over $600 Australian.
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Old 10-27-05, 11:45 PM   #12
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What brands are available where you live? The Backtrail X3 that I bought was priced at AU$599. I paid less than that though. If you've got a DK dealer nearby, see what's comparable for a full cro-mo bike.
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There are two dealerships in town, one deals with Apollo, Avanti, Raleigh, Free Agent BMX, Gary Fisher, Look, Raceline, Redline, Specialized, Sintesi & Trek. I know that the other one deals with GT but I'm not too familiar with them I'd have to check it out.
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Not really much to choose from there. Free Agent is about the only BMX company in there worth having a look at. I'll check and see what GT has - I have a catalog around somewhere.
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I was looking at a GT 2006 Jamie Bestwick Pro. They're within my price range, any idea whethere they're a good ride?
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It looks ok, but the frame isn't all cro-mo, just the main tubes. How much do you weigh, and how much jumping will you be doing?
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Lots of jumping, that's the main reason for buying the bike. Around 70kgs.
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The Fueller has a stronger frame. What were the prices?
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Not really much to choose from there. Free Agent is about the only BMX company in there worth having a look at. I'll check and see what GT has - I have a catalog around somewhere.
I disagree. The Specialized Fuse-series is way nicer than any of those Free Agents.
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[didn't you just ask us what bike to get?]queens rider

yeah i got a dk 4 pack.....i think its pretty good.....that and my friend steve has glee and he put terrible one bars and shadow grips and a dub wall wheel in the back and its an awesome trail bike now......
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This is coming from the kid that thinks specialized is the best bike company there is.
NO i don't think Specialized is the best out there I KNOW specialized is the best.
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I disagree. The Specialized Fuse-series is way nicer than any of those Free Agents.
Specialized BMX bikes are not common over here. I wouldn't be surprised if the Specialized dealer only carries road and mountain bikes. The reason for this? Because Specialized just isn't anything special.
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I agree 100%.
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Specialized BMX bikes are not common over here. I wouldn't be surprised if the Specialized dealer only carries road and mountain bikes. The reason for this? Because Specialized just isn't anything special.
Specialized is something special ride one like mine and you'll know.
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Specialized is something special ride one like mine and you'll know.
Yes, you're special. We can all see that.
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