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    Felt Ethic $150


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    I don't think so.
    I think you should spend $150 more and get a decent new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punx View Post
    I don't think so.
    I think you should spend $150 more and get a decent new bike.
    Alright. Consider your advice taken.

    Are you willing to throw out a few names for me to research? Assume I can spend $400.

    Edit: $400 i think is a low budget. I dunno. What do you suggest for a beginners budget?
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    $400 will get you a solid bike. look at nothing other then full chromoly frame fork bars crank.
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    http://www.bmx-forum.com/showthread.php?t=32257 i found this thread...

    im a taller guy 6'4", DK Sixpack? The 48 laced rims would probably be better for my weight... 175 lbs.

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    48 is not necessary at all. I really don't see the problem with the bike for only 150.00
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    That seems like a nice bike. I want this for street duty and some trail riding on the side.

    Do you guys suggest pegs on both sides or is that just preference?

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    That's preference. You could run them on both sides to see what side you are more comfortable grinding on, then take the other side off.

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    Yeah. The wrap is decent. You could also look at Kink's. There really good for there price. I would reccomend the whip or transition.

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    How do we feel about gyros? Unnecessary until higher skill level, at which point they can be added if need be?

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    just run no brakes or a long straight cable, noone uses gyro's anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castanagajt View Post
    48 is not necessary at all. I really don't see the problem with the bike for only 150.00
    probably because you know nothign about bmx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder View Post
    probably because you know nothign about bmx.
    You know what? Probably I don't. I like midschool bmx and I will leave my comment to myself about you, anyway.

    In short, buy what you can afford. A bike from Walmart is better than no bike. A bike like that Felt has to be bought from a local bike shop so it's way better than a bike from Walmart and miles better than no bike at all.

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    yeah but if he can afford the spend $400 on a good complete, then there is alot wrong with that $150 heap.
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    Assumingly, he has 400.00 then I would pick this one. http://www.danscomp.com/101537.php?cat=BIKES

    Maybe not, if you are a weight weenie. Otherwise, I would have to pick the kink line of bikes.

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    That integral is a solid bike for sure, But i would look for something with a cassette hub before i would pick that. But there is nothing wrong with that bike, a Cassette will just make things cheaper in the long run if you want to swap to a smaller gear ratio.
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    Stolen Wrap for 320 (20.75" TT) or Heist for $420.

    Yeah. The wrap is decent. You could also look at Kink's. There really good for there price. I would recommend the whip or transition.
    Whip maybe. Transition no, too short TT. Do not consider any < 20.75".

    Your choices in a complete are limited. You should ride a 21" frame for your height. It is however personal preference. But 20.5" I have to believe will be too short for you.

    The camp will be split over this one, but it has a 21 and solid parts. http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/f...rpart_lite.php
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    He should but thats not exactly an option.
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    He should but thats not exactly an option.
    What?

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    what completes come stock with a 21'' frame for under $400
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Horn View Post
    Stolen Wrap for 320 (20.75" TT) or Heist for $420.

    Whip maybe. Transition no, too short TT. Do not consider any < 20.75".

    Your choices in a complete are limited. You should ride a 21" frame for your height. It is however personal preference. But 20.5" I have to believe will be too short for you.

    The camp will be split over this one, but it has a 21 and solid parts. http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/f...rpart_lite.php
    I have a friend that has a 20" tt and he's is 6'4". He says it's comfortable. TT length is a preference too.
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    it is. i have a friend who's 6' 2", and he likes a 20.5. i like anything 20.5 and bigger and im only 5' 10".

    everything in bmx is preference.

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    Exactly what I said.
    You should ride a 21" frame for your height. It is however personal preference. But 20.5" I have to believe will be too short for you.
    If you take the law of averages into account, most riders over 6'2" are most comfortable on a 21. We are supposed to be helping the mate, not complicate choices with odd recommendations. Yes, a 21 complete would be harder to find. Especially at the 400 price point. The Haro I linked MSRP's for 5 and probably can be had for a little less than that. A quality 20.75 should suffice as well. The Wrap with it's 20.75 and 48 rear is a very good value at $330.

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    yes.
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