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Old 12-06-05, 03:02 PM   #1
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Looking for a new Gyro.

I'm going to replace the crappy, warped SST Oryg my bike came with. There isn't much to choose from I either go with another SST, the Odyssey Gyro or the Snafu Mobeus Detangler. I know the Odyssey Gyro is really good, but I havn't heard anything about the Snafu Detangler. Does anyone out there know if its any good?
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Old 12-06-05, 03:26 PM   #2
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First off there is a few more chocies than you think, but the odyssey is pretty good if you do get the oddy go with there higher model.
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Old 12-06-05, 05:07 PM   #3
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The Odyssey GTX and GTX-R are the only real options. I've heard mixed reviews about the Snafu Mobeus, and the older-style SST and Odyssey gyros are pretty much obsolete (especially due to their sharp edges).
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Old 12-07-05, 12:09 PM   #4
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I personally don't like the GTX and GTX-R gyros. I don't like how the rubber seals fall off, leaving the bearings exposed (why make a 'sealed' gyro if it becomes unsealed in the first week of use?) and I don't like how the pinch bolts work on them. I'd rather use a normal cheap gyro and Knarps.

however, I don't think normal gyros fit over internal headsets. I could be wrong though...
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I know that the GTX and GTX-R fit over S&M/Fit, FBM/The Take, and Fly internal headtubes.
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Old 12-07-05, 07:29 PM   #6
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SNAFU Mobeus....


alternative to the Odyssey GTX and GTX-R

its also cheaper.
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Old 12-14-05, 02:01 AM   #7
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it doesnt matter what u get they will still work like crap gyro brakes. get a staight cable setup.
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That's not at all true. If you actually know what you're doing (and there are plenty of people that do, in fact, know what they're doing), you can very easily make a setup with a gyro feel just as good as a one with a straight cable.
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Old 12-14-05, 04:15 AM   #9
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That would be my brakes now, thank you.
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it doesnt matter what u get they will still work like crap gyro brakes. get a staight cable setup.
you must not be much of a handyman....
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He seems more like yet another 13-year-old know-it-all assclown to me.
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That's not at all true. If you actually know what you're doing (and there are plenty of people that do, in fact, know what they're doing), you can very easily make a setup with a gyro feel just as good as a one with a straight cable.
Yeh I have the same thing here, my gyro is just as good as any straight out there.
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Yeh I have the same thing here, my gyro is just as good as any straight out there.
That's good to know. A while back, some clown was complaining about how bad his brakes were, and he actually wanted to but discs on his BMX. How lame is that?!
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dude just pick the one that first comes to your head and is a trusted brand with alot of respect.........if it looks good and performs good get it.........just get an odyssey gyro
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That's good to know. A while back, some clown was complaining about how bad his brakes were, and he actually wanted to but discs on his BMX. How lame is that?!
haha, i remeber that...disc brakes are nasty though, but no good for bmx.
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That's good to know. A while back, some clown was complaining about how bad his brakes were, and he actually wanted to but discs on his BMX. How lame is that?!
Pretty damn lame I'm just waitin for parts to be shipped. And I wasnt complaining about my brakes I was just saying I wanted new ones for doing some **** ass stuff in downhill and dirt.
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why would you use a bmx for downhill? and disk brakes are too touchy for dirt in my opinion.
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why would you use a bmx for downhill? and disk brakes are too touchy for dirt in my opinion.
Lets not go there again.
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Lets not go there again.
Yes, no more from you about disc brakes and BMX, plzkthx.
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Is it cheaper in price, or cheaper quality?
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disk brakes?
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No, is the Snafu Mobeus cheaper in price or cheaper quality than the Odyssey GTX?
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Both.
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but its got to be better than the gyro that comes stock, right?
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Yes. For starters, it won't have any sharp edges.
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