I HAVE A BIG
Join Date: Feb 2002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The things that most people look for in a good flatland bike are length (about a 19" or shorter top tube), Demensions (as close as you can to a 90 degree head tube would be great), and weight (but that all depends on the strength and size of the rider).
Are those the only Brands that you are looking into? If not I would consider some others that are specifically made for Flatland. I would recommend a KHE Titus Flatliner if you are looking for a bike thats already built. If you are willing to build your own then I would definatly get an Ares Ashura Frame and build it up. It is a very short, light, and durable frame. Its geometry is perfect for Flatland too. You could also consider a Quamen Clad, WETHEPEOPLE Stud, WETHEPOEPLE Pony, Standard Shaman, or even a Fly Micro Machine. These are all excellent frames.
If you are limited to those bikes you specified then I would go with a Hoffman EP. Great begginer OR pro bike. Light, and short.
Haro carries very few "flatland quality" bikes and are pretty expensive and heavier than others. Diamondback as far as I know, doesnt carry any real flatland specific bikes at all.
If you need anymore help just let me know on here or e-mail me. You can also check out this site to help you... www.flatlandfuel.com
They should have everything you are looking for in a good flatland bike.
Last edited by Flatland Freak; 02-08-02 at 01:40 PM.