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Old 12-13-09, 02:13 AM   #1
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2 hip vs. WTP vs. stolen

Hey guys,
alright so i'm getting back into bmx after a year or so(used to race) and am getting a new bike for christmas.
Have been out of bmx for a little while and need some advise.
My price range is about 300 to 315 max.
Here are some ideas i had, so please help me decide on one or give me some advise on a different bike

So either

The stolen stereo http://www.danscomp.com/101543.php?cat=BIKES#

The 2 hip forcedown http://www.danscomp.com/101848.php?cat=BIKES

We the People Arcade http://www.danscomp.com/101790.php?cat=BIKES
Saw that they have single walled rims..a little concerning

I want to know want to know the good..but more importantly the bad but Even just reviews would help.

Thanks, and merry Christmas!
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Old 12-13-09, 08:04 AM   #2
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There a few things you need to consider, your age, size, weight and what type of riding you will be doing. These bikes are fine for a beginner that does not get too crazy. If you are more advanced, you might want to wait until you can add a little more money to it and go up a model or 2.

That said, we sell the 2hip and the Stolen in our shop. The Stolen sure does look sweet in either of the 2 colors. As far as quality, they are both about the same, good but not great. The 2hip might have a little advantage. You get what you pay for.

I can't say anything about the WTP. I had considered selling them too. Most of them are pretty expensive and I haveto buy 6 to get started, so for now I have decided not to carry them. They are great bikes, but this one being a low end model, again, might not be the best for you.

It will all come down to what riding you will do. If you just ride around town and do basic stuff you will be fine with any of them.
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315 330 will be my max budget for at least a year. Need a new bike so i want to get the best availavle in my price range. Right now i hit a lot of street stuff, and occasionally some hefty dirt jumps. If you arent too particularly thrilled with any of these then could you recommend any others in that price range?

but even looking at the next tier up in 2 hip bikes the MACK bike is only .1 lb lighter than the others, and i dont think i should pay that much more(30 to 40) for .1 lb.
any thoughts.?

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I researched, and i could get the stolen wrap instead. thoughts?
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The wrap is a great choice. Dan's only has the ox blood red and copper one. We also have the light/dark gray one. I like the red one, sold a couple last week. I just got the gray one in on Friday. I was only able to get one and won't be able to get more until March.

With the wrap you get a chromoly frame and pivotal seat with their thermolite post. The only issue is the plastic seat, lightweight but not very comfortable.

If you happen to be anywhere near Pittsburgh, we sell them for about $315.00.
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PHX AZ is a long ways away. would you ship and beat danscomp total price of $288.54 shipped?
With the 20 pcnt off coupon its a good deal. if so ill order right now.
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315 330 will be my max budget for at least a year. Need a new bike so i want to get the best availavle in my price range. Right now i hit a lot of street stuff, and occasionally some hefty dirt jumps. If you arent too particularly thrilled with any of these then could you recommend any others in that price range?

but even looking at the next tier up in 2 hip bikes the MACK bike is only .1 lb lighter than the others, and i dont think i should pay that much more(30 to 40) for .1 lb.
any thoughts.?
your not paying to lose 0.1lb. hell, when i used to ride 28-30lbs was a light bike, any of the current bikes are more than light enough. you are paying for better parts and better materials, such as a full cromo bike instead of just a chromo frame or sealed bearings instead of unsealed, ect ect.
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PHX AZ is a long ways away. would you ship and beat danscomp total price of $288.54 shipped?
With the 20 pcnt off coupon its a good deal. if so ill order right now.
We don't ship anywhere. I don't know how they get away with it. We sign dealer agreements that say we will only sell fully assembled bikes. Also most of the time it voids the warranty if you assemble it yourself.

If you can get it at that price, go for it. That's a great deal.
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