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Old 07-24-07, 01:43 PM   #1
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Good, durable, light bikes

Hey I want a good bike. I can build it or buy it complete. I have heard of Haro, Fitbikesco., Intense, and GT being good bikes. I want something with good brakes(that is key) and somethings that is easy to bunny-hop.

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Why are good brakes such an important issue? I would think a good frame, decent components (drivetrain) and wheels would be considered key.
I am not much of a mountain bike rider, strictly road bikes and you don't ever use your brakes unless some idiot cuts you off.
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Good brakes can be accomplished with a chrome rim and good pads.
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ok, so first off who makes a good frame? I am not sure what size I need. I am 5'10 and 135 pounds, if that even matters. WHat exactly does the top tube length do for you?
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I also want black rims with some meaty tires.
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Good brakes can be accomplished with a chrome rim and good pads.
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I don't really want chrome, anywhere on my bikes.
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You don't always get what you want.

Black offers okay stopping power if you can keep your rim really clean, but chrome has good holding power.
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Chrome rims are better for braking. If you don't want chrome rims, then you will have to go with slightly worse braking power. Gyros also decrease the braking ability. I have a gyro on my bike (I like it, and I can live with the worse braking) though.
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what about chrome rims with black spokes? do they make them? I am going to want a gyro too, for barspins and stuff.
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They probably do. If not, you could probably paint them.

I kinda wish I had really long brake cables (so I wouldn't really need a gyro), but I'm to lazy and too cheap to do anything about it.
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You get it made, choose your hubs, choose your rims and choose your spokes. Also, you can barspin just fine with a straight cable, I highly doubt you're going to be throwing triple bar spins anyways.

There is also the option of a smoked chrome rim instead of black or chrome.
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Those brake cables like that are ugly. I myself couldn't live without gyros. They might hinder performance but they look a lot better than a big long brake cable hanging off the front.
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Learn to cut a cable properly and they arent ugly. You keep contradicting yourself with what you really want. There's just as much cabling with a gyro then a straight cable.
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Smoked chrome rim, straight cable with a good length:

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The bike isn't ganne be used for racing. I want a bike that is easy to do tricks on and looks good. I don't think I need a front brake but it would be nice for stopies and other tricks, or I could use my foot,lol.

I haven't been around bmx for long, so I don't know who makes good products. I have heard of Haro, and Fitbikesco.

I first want to get a good frame. But I am completely lost on where to look.
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Like I said, you can make a straight cable look good easily. Gyro's are only good if you do lots and lots of spin tricks, like tailwhips, barspins, and decades. Smoked chrome doesn't look bad either (mind does but thats because I have worn pads).

First off, how much do you want to spend on the bike.
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brake line $5, frame $369, for everything else theres danscomp.

http://www.danscomp.com/
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around $500
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http://www.danscomp.com/101661.php

kink roc
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You wont get a custom for that price, get the Kink Roc.
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black rims offers okay stopping power if you can keep your rim really clean,.

Incorrect sir! Chrome rims offer great stopping power if you keep your rim clean. Black works all the time, every time. Wet or dry. Chrome only works in the dry. Chrome sounds awful aswell when it squeaks. I'm not a fan of chrome rims at all
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how much would a custom run me?

I also want a gyro, pegs, and black or white.
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