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    Hi guys im looking to buy a new bike i had a cheap walmart one that bit the dust when i tried to do a crank slide and the cranks bent and the sprocket just folded. the bottom of the frame was pretty bent too. So im looking at some bikes in the 300-400$ price range the ones i ahve been looking at are

    -Mirraco blend 1*
    -Supercross mission
    -Stolen Heist* & wrap?
    -2hip soul*
    -And eastern element*(still pretty pricy)
    -specialized fuse 2?
    -SE Quadangle pro?
    -integral slauson*?

    i Have put an "*" near the ones i like and a "?" near the ones i didnt have all the specs on or i wasnt sure if they were any good. if you could please put a suggestion and a reason or the specs of the ones i got a ? next to that would be great


    ---EDIT----: with your help i have narrowed it down to these bikes and have found some specs
    -Mirraco blend 1-Model
    BLEND 1 / BLEND 1s Colors
    black, Flat Bronze / 1s: Deep Blue
    Frame 20.5” T/T / 20” T/T (1s) & full Crmo w/ American BB shell & 6mm dropouts
    Fork Mirraco full Crmo w/ 3/8” dropouts & cutouts for pegs
    Headset VP A-74 Aheadset 1-1/8”
    Crankset Mirraco 3-Pc Crmo 175mm, 19mmx8-spline crmo axle
    BB Set American BB 2 sealed bearings
    Sprocket “Snafu for Mirraco” alloy 36t
    Freewheel Odyssey 13t LHD
    Chain KMC Z410
    Pedals Wellgo alloy 9/16” loose ball, Crmo axles
    Handlebar Mirraco 2-Pc 7.5” Crmo 2.0T
    Stem Snafu for Mirraco alloy 1-1/8”
    Grips Snafu freestyle / low flange
    Saddle Mirraco 8mm rails
    Seat Post steel 25.4x250mm
    Seat Clamp Mirraco alloy 28.6mm
    Front Hub Mirraco 36h 3/8” Crmo axle, loose ball
    Rear Hub Mirraco 36h 14mm Crmo hollow axle, LHD micro-drive, 3 sealed bearings
    Rims Sun Rims Rhyno Lite XL double wall w/ eyelets, 36h black anodized Frt & Rr
    Spokes 14g stainless black
    Tires Snafu Rim Job 20x2.1”, 100 Psi,
    Frt & Rr Pegs / Acc. steel w/ inserts (1 Pr)
    Rotor SST Oryg w/ Snafu Astroglide dual top cable & SST lower cable
    Brakes Tektro FX-570 alloy U-brake w/ soft grey pads, Rr only
    Brake Lever Snafu C-Lever alloy w/ hinge
    dont have exact weight on this one but its 28-30 lbs if the reveiw in BMX plus was accurate

    -Stolen Heist-100% chromoly frame with integrated FSA headset and micro dropouts
    -Sealed spanish BB w/ tubular chromoly cranks & stolen alloy sprocket
    -Alloy forged stem with full chromoly forks and two peice chromoly bars
    -30 x 11t drivetrain with one-peice driver cassette hub
    -diatech tech-77 lever and hombre U brake
    -micro adjust seatpost with stolen "Hot Seat"
    -Weight 28.9 lbs w/out pegs <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< pretty good weight


    -2hip soul
    -Full 4130 chromoly frame. 2-Hip 4130 chromoly fork, 2-Hip chromoly Wack bars, SST Oryg detangler, Tektro U-brake, Wellgo pedals, Velo padded seat, micro-adjust post, 2-Hip 33T chainwheel, double-wall rims, Joytech cassette w/ 12T cog, 14mm axles, 3-pc 175mm chromoly cranks, Mid BB, 2 pegs, Kenda tires. 20.6" Toptube."

    -integral as a last resort because of the 34 pound weight.
    -Full 4130 chromoly frame, Integral chromoly fork with 14mm dropouts, 2-pc chromoly bars, 1-1/8" stem & headset, 36H Alex rims with 13T freewheel, 14mm axles, 3-pc 175mm chromoly cranks, alloy platform pedals, 36T chainwheel, U-brake mounts on seatstay, Integral seat with 9mm rails, Primo Walls tires, 2 steel pegs.
    20.5" Toptube. (34 lbs)"

    So based on these specs its between the mirraco and the stolen and the mirraco is 45$ cheaper so i will probably go with that
    Last edited by robert1993; 12-23-06 at 12:16 PM.

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    Stolen makes nice bikes. Stay away from Eastern bikes and their bad hubs. Mirraco should have some nice completes and Stolen always makes nice bikes... the 2hip is good too. I would either go with the Stolen or Mirraco though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Stolen always makes nice bikes... the 2hip is good too.
    so stolen or 2hip?
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    Go for the Integral, it has full 4130 parts and most of the other bikes you picked don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
    Go for the Integral, it has full 4130 parts and most of the other bikes you picked don't.
    The Integral also weighs 34 lbs. The two Stolen bikes are also all chromoly, come with a cassette, weigh a lot less, and for the most part... are just better.
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    And weight means...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
    And weight means...
    Probly sacrificing strenght.

    The weight isn't that big of a deal. I mean, i like a light bike, but i'm not going to go out of my way.

    The Integral has my vote, regardless of its stock weight. And don't forget he can still trim the post, and maybe the bars. And with the money he would save he can get lighter parts if he wants too. I picke dthe Integral becuase it had chromoly forks, bars and frame which means the more expensive of the parts are going to last him longer.

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    Won't the intergral come with pegs anyway? Stock pegs usually weigh alot. Talking of pegs i took mine off yesterday. Still not sure why but i'll remember
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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
    Probly sacrificing strenght.

    The weight isn't that big of a deal. . And with the money he would save he can get lighter parts if he wants too. I picke dthe Integral becuase it had chromoly forks, bars and frame which means the more expensive of the parts are going to last him longer.
    actually the 2hip soul, has full chromo frame forks and bars and is around $350 while the integral is around $345 and is alot heavier. the mirraco blend has full chromo frame and fork and is $365 and it weighs around 29 lbs. which is considerably lighter than the other bikes. just not sure if i should sacrifice chromo bars for weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert1993
    actually the 2hip soul, has full chromo frame forks and bars and is around $350 while the integral is around $345 and is alot heavier. the mirraco blend has full chromo frame and fork and is $365 and it weighs around 29 lbs. which is considerably lighter than the other bikes. just not sure if i should sacrifice chromo bars for weight
    The Integral has some Primo parts though, which will make it nicer in the long run becuase it allready has that "custom" bike feel with nicer components than the 2 hip. And i wouldn't sacrifice chromoly bars for weight. Unless you are smooth as hell or like to buy new parts if you bail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
    Unless you are smooth as hell or like to buy new parts if you bail!
    im smooth as hell. i can do a tailwhip flair on a 5 foot wide quarter



    lol jk i aint that smooth
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    And that wouldn't necceseraly (sp?) mean you were smooth anyway
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    Stock pegs don't normally weigh a lot. My pegs are pretty light... they just don't work too well.
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    Are you kidding? Most stock pegs are heavy as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
    Are you kidding? Most stock pegs are heavy as hell.
    Mine aren't.
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    Most are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    Most are.
    Mine aren't.
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    Mine were primo binary's, they'd run out of the fit one's
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Stock pegs don't normally weigh a lot. My pegs are pretty light... they just don't work too well.
    the first thing i do when i buy a complete is take off the stock pegs and go to the nearest bike store and buy some pegs that arent made out of lead cause the pegs add like 1-2 lbs by themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
    Mine were primo binary's, they'd run out of the fit one's
    That sucks. I heard the Fit ones were pretty nice.
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    I don't mind, the Primos are great
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
    I don't mind, the Primos are great
    Mine were light but don't slide at all. I am dying for the plegs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    That sucks. I heard the Fit ones were pretty nice.
    The Fit ones are nice, they are dual material, and incredibly light.
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