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    Alex Ramon BicycleTutor's Avatar
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    What is the Best Flatland Frame?

    It's been a few years since I sold my flatland bike (Hoffman EP). I was in school and needed the cash but now I'm looking to build a new ride. This time I'd like to start with an aluminum frame (something like the GT Show). I want to have 990 brakes and a tight steer tube angle. I know they don't make the GT Show anymore... can anyone suggest any good frames that are similar? I'm also planning to use this as a base for a series of video tutorials that show how to build a flatland bike... looking forward to your thoughts!

    Here's a photo of the GT Show from the BMX Museum (click through for more):


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    Your imaginary friend. fuzzbox's Avatar
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    I don't flatland myself but here are some frames.
    http://www.danscomp.com/products.php?cat=FRAMESFLATLAND

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Although this frame my not meet some your specs (not aluminum), don't overlook the Hoffman Strowler. Designed by Kevin Jones, this frame is plush in every aspect. I just love mine.

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    @fuzzbox - Thanks for the link... none of those frames appeal to me as much as the GT Show but it gives me something to look at.

    @midschool22 - I do like the Hoffman's... the Strowler looks sweet, although I wish it was aluminum. I loved the EP I had but it was far too heavy for me... sigh.

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    BT-If you are not aware of this, check out this site.

    www.flatlandfuel.com

    A web store dedicated to flatland riding. I have bought several items from them, they know what is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midschool22 View Post
    Although this frame my not meet some your specs (not aluminum), don't overlook the Hoffman Strowler. Designed by Kevin Jones, this frame is plush in every aspect. I just love mine.
    im thinking of getting this, which size is best, 18.75" or 19.75"? Im 5ft11" tall.

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    Digging in the pain cave. midschool22's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by a5h View Post
    im thinking of getting this, which size is best, 18.75" or 19.75"? Im 5ft11" tall.
    A5H-

    I have the shorty version and I'm 6'. A friend of mine has the longer version and he is 6' 2". The short version just feels right. All of the other bikes I've ever had ran about 20-20.75 TT.

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    Thanks for the flatland fuel link... they've got quite a few frames! I can't find any aluminum frames there but the Ares Dita looks like a good deal if I have to go steel. I guess nobody makes aluminum flatland frames anymore?

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    BT-

    You should also poke around www.global-flat.com

    It's not a store but everything else to flatland. Awesome site.

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