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Old 12-08-05, 06:57 PM   #1
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DK Cleveland vs Eastern Shovelhead

ok around me we dont have such a big selection of bikes. So ive finally come down to two bikes. Ive done some reading and i would like just to hear some suggestions on what you think about these two bikes. I am 5'9 180 pounds. I ride street/flatland. Here are the two bikes. 1 Dk Cleveland 2006 2 Eastern Shovelhead 2006
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Old 12-08-05, 07:19 PM   #2
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I would go with the DK because it has 100% cromoly frame and fork. The Eastern only has the top and down tube chromoly. So if i were you i would go with the DK
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Old 12-08-05, 07:27 PM   #3
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Props to BMXZ. I didn't check the spec, but at your weight, get the full cro-mo frame.
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are you big on flatland, cause neither of those bikes are designed for it.

If your more about street, here are some pros & cons

Eastern: full chromoly fork, 33-12 gearing, intergraded headset, 3pc cranks, only 29lbs

DK:100% cromoly frame and fork,pretty good bars, 3pc cranks

even though the eastern has better parts on it, i would go w/ the DK just beacause of the frame. I say this beacause eventually your going to get rid of and upgrade parts. its your choice though
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Old 12-08-05, 07:48 PM   #5
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No i am not big into flat land. Just some messing around i do. I also notice that the Dk frame was stronger just not sure how big of a role it would play in this. Thanks for the post. Ill have to check out the Dk see if i can find someone with one in person.
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Old 12-08-05, 07:53 PM   #6
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if your local bike shop has some dk's in stock than just ask to ride them around a little. Even if the bikes not the cleveland it should give you the feel of the bike.
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Old 12-08-05, 08:11 PM   #7
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ya i know thats what i plan on doing. But they are one of those shops were they only carry what everyone is buying and you dont see alot of Dk's around but ill still check. I use to ride a standard how can you compare them to that?
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what kind of standard?
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Old 12-08-05, 08:17 PM   #9
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ahh I dont remeber it was a while back and it was my brothers. It was the 2nd best. Top of line. i know that doesnt do much. It was a street one. Its hard remebering lol. Sry for the very poor details.
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You used to ride a Standard, but you can't remember what model it was? As usual, I feel the need to call BS.

In the last ten years, they've only had so many frames: Shorty, Lengthy, Tao, Shaman, Trailboss (OG), 125/125R, TRLS250/TRLS250S/TRLS250L, STA500/STA Mk. IV, Cassius, and the Bullitt. And I find it incredibly hard to believe that someone willing to drop the cash for Standard couldn't even remember what frame it was that he owned.
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DK hands down.
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Old 12-09-05, 09:54 AM   #12
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You used to ride a Standard, but you can't remember what model it was? As usual, I feel the need to call BS.

In the last ten years, they've only had so many frames: Shorty, Lengthy, Tao, Shaman, Trailboss (OG), 125/125R, TRLS250/TRLS250S/TRLS250L, STA500/STA Mk. IV, Cassius, and the Bullitt. And I find it incredibly hard to believe that someone willing to drop the cash for Standard couldn't even remember what frame it was that he owned.
it was his brothers.
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Old 12-09-05, 05:19 PM   #13
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ty premium Yes it was my brothers. He put a lot of upgrade parts on it. So its kinda hard to compare to another stock one. But the all around feel im just trying to compare to a dk. .....Settle down i dont lie about the bikes i ride lol
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There are no "stock" Standards; they don't make completes.
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get the DK
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Old 12-10-05, 09:03 AM   #16
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ok im gonna go with the dk. I didnt know that they dont make completes. thanks for that info. I guess my shop puts them together with other parts.
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yay i infulenced someone...
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if your just "messing around" go with the less expensive one.
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Old 12-10-05, 12:00 PM   #20
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Ya, I just ride to have fun. I Dont beat up the bike to bad. Maybe like a dk six pack that i can still ride street with. what do you think?
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get a haro...good entry level bike.
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six pack is a good bike if u jst wanna ride to have fun and eventually when u get more serious u can upgrade........its meant for park and trails so you can ride anything....the only downside to it i think are the rims and bars....but those dont matter if ur a beginner cuz ur jst learning so u dont need slam bars or double walls...........just pick the bike at the rite price for u....dont spend alot if ur not gonna wanna keep goin and excelling
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haro is a good bike also...id get the x3 because it has double wall rims and hollow 14mm axles...its also only 260 so its cheaper than a 6 pack
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i have a headaches after reading your posts...no lie.
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Old 12-12-05, 08:15 PM   #25
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hmm ill have to check out that haro and compare it to the dk. I think im going to get the cleveland only because i can get it for 20 more dollars than the six pack ( gift card) so i might as well get the better parts. But ill have to check out that haro .
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