I was posting last year on what bike I should get, and I ended up getting a Hoffman Disrupter EL1 (probably a 2004 or 2005 model, I'm not sure). It was definitely an improvement over my old and small mountain bike.
But there are several things I don't like about it. For one, it is just so heavy (I'm an extremly thin person so that might make it feel even heavier). I weighed it and it was around 38-39 pounds. Another thing was that the brakes hardly did anything (endos were impossible without using a foot). I tried adjusting the brakes, but that didn't do much good. Plus the rim was painted black which didn't help the brakes grip any better. One other thing that bugged me was that pedaling from a stand-still was harder than on a normal bike (maybe since it was a trail bike instead of flatland?). I would like a bike that has quicker acceleration.
So I'm thinking I might sell/trade my bike and get a different one sometime in the near future. I want one that is lighter weight, has better brakes, and can pedal quicker.
I was looking around online and saw the 2007 Eastern Element, and it looked pretty good (weighed only 28 pounds!). But would that be a good one for a flatland (and maybe a bit of street) rider like me? Or are there other bikes that would work out better (like the DK six pack)?
Thanks for your help!