Hey everyone, im new here. Just wanted to say whats up and ask a question.
Anyone have any experience or opinions on a 2005 Redline triple x series bike? I used to BMX a few years back, i did it for like 3 years, but i stopped about 4 years ago b/c of school, work, and wanting to advance my musical studies to full time, but really want to get back into it. I was checking out this bike to maybe get me re started. It costs around 300 at this bike shop here in my town. I came back to this particular place b/c its where i got my previous bike. The staff here is really good about taking care of their customers and i trust them, thing is they pretty much only carry redline, which i havent really heard anything bad about. anywho, i dont want to go back into it spending buttloads of money mainly because i have to re learn alot of stuff and i dont want to bust up an expensive bike and frankly i cant really afford an expensive bike right now. This seemed like a pretty sturdy bike. I have never really understood all the technical aspects of bike parts, so if anyone wouldnt mind checking out the specs for me and explaining them to me. It has a tri-moly frame? does that mean the top bar, lower bar, rear of the bike? stuff like that confuses me. lol. The help would be appreciated. thanks. Oh, and back when i used to ride i used to have a Jay Miron sig. hydromatic i think. or maybe it was the one right below that model. cant really remember in case anyone was curious. I think i paid around 300 for it also.
well 4130 is the pure chromoly material, which is ideal for you. But trimoly doesnt sound as good. you are probably right about the top bottom and rear tubes. It shouldnt be that much of a problem, just pick up the bike to see if it is light enough for you. I've heard of good stuff from redline. $300 is a good price to spend on a bike if you are an beginner. Well if you are into flatland perchance, you should test out the brakes to see if they are good for you.
Trimoly is a kind way of saying "hey, we're too cheap to make our entire frame out of 4130, so only the main triangle will be 4130 and the rest will be a lower grade hi-tensile steel". Look into getting a Fit or Specialized complete via mailorder; you'll end up paying a bit more (or a lot more, depending on which model you get), but the bike itself will be much better.
You might want to also consider the Haro F3 which is available from a local shop, and make sure to check online at www.danscomp.com and some other online etailers for different brands and models of bikes.
The main thing you lose by going online is a mechanic at your service putting everything together. But, if you know something about working on bikes and are willing to learn, then you can get better bikes online for better prices.
IE: DK Cincinnati is about 200 bucks and includes front/rear brakes, smaller gearing, and 4 pegs.