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Old 03-08-06, 10:11 PM   #1
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Felt bikes for dirt jumping, any good?

i have been riding a lot lately with one of my friends who does bmx, but i do freeride. ive been riding his little bmx bike recently and like the feel, i saw a felt *chasm?* at my bike shop and it looked like a fairly good bike for a reasonable price (i think it was like 250-300). is this a good bike for a beginner? remember now, i want to take it out dirt jumping, but also on the street, and i cant do any of those whim whoos and stuff that you bmxers do, but hope to learn. there was also a felt fuse there for about 350, is this a little too much for me, cause im really not interested in spending an extra 50-100 for something that has no effect on me as a novice. soo, what do you think?

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Steve, go to the website and check the specs on the frame. You're looking for 100% cro-mo, not just the main frame or a tube or two. Also, while 36 spokes are fine, if you're a heavier guy, or abuse your gear, look for 48 spoke wheels.
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Old 03-08-06, 10:32 PM   #3
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ok. im not really heavy, but i do crash a lot cause i do idiot things that i am unable to complete but try anyway. ...and i beat my shin guards when they burn my waffles....
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are you on here 24/7, cause you were just replying on the other post thing about gravity bikes
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Old 03-08-06, 10:36 PM   #5
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oo, i got a bike magazine that had some cool tires in it that are supposed to be super strong, they are like $100 a pair. tagwheels.com frx5 is the name of the rim
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and on the bike, not everything is chromoly, but i can deal with that and ill replace it if it breaks. im sure the handlebar, headset, and/or seatpost will go quickly.
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You want a 100% cro-mo frame. Anything less will break sooner rather than later. It's also far cheaper to pay a bit more and get decent 3 piece cro-mo tubular cranks than upgrade later. Same with bars and forks. I haven't priced a BMX in the US, but $300 should get you a decent solid ride.
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You want a 100% cro-mo frame. Anything less will break sooner rather than later. It's also far cheaper to pay a bit more and get decent 3 piece cro-mo tubular cranks than upgrade later. Same with bars and forks. I haven't priced a BMX in the US, but $300 should get you a decent solid ride.
yeah, what he said. just to expand on this a bit, if you buy a frame with a 1 pc. crankset on it, you won't be able to upgrade to a lighter/better bottom bracket, you'll need a whole new frame.

best to get a mid-range bike at the beginning, one that's upgrade-able.
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There's some misinformation I've ever seen it. A bike with one-piece cranks has an American bottom bracket, so of course you can upgrade the cranks.
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There's a difference between forgetting a word and posting five or six consecutive messages.
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