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    Ok...more help on a new race bike please! (a comparison)

    In another thread, I mentioned getting a DK Fury for a entry level race bike.

    I now see that the DK Charger is much more race ready for $100 more... I was also looking at the Redline Proline Pro...which is in the same price range as the Charger...

    I like both...but the Charger comes with the Sun Rhyno lite rims....the Proline Pro comes with the Sun ZX25rims, which I was told will bend alot quicker in racing. The Redline has a threadless headset...while the DK has a cartridge headset...is either an advantage over the other? As for the rest...they seem pretty equal. The other issue is DK itself. DK did not make bikes when I raced before (25 years ago), just stems. Does a DK race bike stack up to the others?

    I am trying to NOT spend any money on upgrades right now..basically want an "out of the box" race ready bike.

    Thanks!

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    You might do well to talk to some guys at the track. I'm assuming you are buying locally. If not, you really should. Stores that sell and service BMX race bikes will be more helpful to you on race day with support at the track if you bought from them. Plus, upgrades, gear and hooking up with other racers will all benifit from keeping your money local. My son has a Redling Flight Pro which seems like a very good bike. Butr he's not hard on it at all, yet. He's still growing into it. Have you considered The cruiser class. It's less competitive locally, whick I prefer. More of a fun race class.
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    I went today and tried out a 20' and a cruiser at a bike shop. I am 5'6"...not tall at all and I feel like I have less control over a bigger bike. I didnt mind the cruiser at all...I just dont feel like I have control over it as well as a smaller bike, especially up to speed...

    I will definitely buy local...there are two shops in my area that have been fairly helpful....just gotta decide on a bike now...

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    I went today and tried out a 20' and a cruiser at a bike shop. I am 5'6"...not tall at all and I feel like I have less control over a bigger bike. I didnt mind the cruiser at all...I just dont feel like I have control over it as well as a smaller bike, especially up to speed...

    I will definitely buy local...there are two shops in my area that have been fairly helpful....just gotta decide on a bike now...

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    I went today and tried out a 20' and a cruiser at a bike shop. I am 5'6"...not tall at all and I feel like I have less control over a bigger bike. I didnt mind the cruiser at all...I just dont feel like I have control over it as well as a smaller bike, especially up to speed...

    I will definitely buy local...there are two shops in my area that have been fairly helpful....just gotta decide on a bike now...

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    OOPS....computer freaked out...sorry for triple post there

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    For racing i would get a Redline.

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    I'm 6'1. I imagine size has a bit to do with feeling comfy on a cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I'm 6'1. I imagine size has a bit to do with feeling comfy on a cruiser.
    Josh Harrington must be 9' 1" he manages on a 20" with a 21.25" tt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    For racing i would get a Redline.
    i agree
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    but if ur doing street riding alot and not racing and into tricks get the dk
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    I can probably kick your ass on the track even if I was on my old Mongoose. Until you're consistently in the top 3 of each moto, it doesn't matter which headset or rims you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl62997
    but if ur doing street riding alot and not racing and into tricks get the dk
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT. The DK is also a race bike!!
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    yeah but a redline is still more of a f'en race bike
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    I'm 5'11, and I used to ride a 24" cruiser with about a 21.5 toptube, and even recommend that people just wanting to ride around and maybe race at the track buy a cruiser.

    Now that I actually rode (and own) a decent 20" bike, I'd like to withdraw all of those statements and call myself an idiot for buying the cruiser. The smaller bike makes it so much simpler to do stuff, and it feels a lot more natural to do everything. I guess the bigger bikes might hold speed better, but you're pedaling almost the whole time if it's in a race anyway (I guess just riding around town they'd be fine if you like the feel of a slightly smaller bike than most MTB's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I can probably kick your ass on the track even if I was on my old Mongoose. Until you're consistently in the top 3 of each moto, it doesn't matter which headset or rims you have.
    Hell Yeah Xpat!

    Im feeling the hype now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl62997
    yeah but a redline is still more of a f'en race bike
    No it's not "more of a race bike". Redline makes freestyle bikes too, idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I'm 5'11, and I used to ride a 24" cruiser with about a 21.5 toptube, and even recommend that people just wanting to ride around and maybe race at the track buy a cruiser.

    Now that I actually rode (and own) a decent 20" bike, I'd like to withdraw all of those statements and call myself an idiot for buying the cruiser. The smaller bike makes it so much simpler to do stuff, and it feels a lot more natural to do everything. I guess the bigger bikes might hold speed better, but you're pedaling almost the whole time if it's in a race anyway (I guess just riding around town they'd be fine if you like the feel of a slightly smaller bike than most MTB's)
    I've got a cruiser, a 20" and a stack of other bikes. There's a time and a place for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
    No it's not "more of a race bike". Redline makes freestyle bikes too, idiot.
    Face it, as much as we bash him and tell him hes stupud, hes going to keep making stupid comments and now learn anything about bikes, haha

    Lets give it up Fuzzy...

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