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    Keep it on two wheels. JasO's Avatar
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    Giday guys, this is my new baby! she rides like a dream! one of the best bikes i've ever ridden and definitely the best bike i've ever owned! i have only had it a few weeks, when i first started to ride it around i noticed that the front was heaps hevier compared to my older bikes, however it didnt take very long before i was able to lift the front wheel up and also weelies came prety easily after that. So if anyone is interested in buying an 06 STP zero, i would say get it, because they are fully sick!

    I wouldnt trade this bike for the world

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    Rockshox Pike SL coil sprung fork
    w/Motion Control damping 90-145mm of adjustable travel
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    Sun Rhyno Lite 26 x 36H w/eyelets

    Just incase anyone was wondering, the Pike suspension is sick as, i love the way that you can adjust the travel so easily. Anyway everyone thats the ride, like it or love it

    all comments welcome, also if anyone has any ideas on adding anything that might make the bike look any better than it already does would be cool, i was thinking maybe add a 24 seat clamp, they look pretty sick.
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    looks good! i bet it rides nice. but that seat... looks like it would fit better on a comfort bike!


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    looks like a bmx seat.

    nice bike man


    to make it look better: gothic rotors

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    That's a SICK bike! I'm especially liking the fork.
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    Nice bike dude! Lose the reflectors though

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyLeeRacer199
    Nice bike dude! Lose the reflectors though
    i think that orange reflector is hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    i think that orange reflector is hot
    I say go with what ever pleases you, its your bike and its a nice one at that.
    The views expressed above are badly thought out and hastley typed. Any spelling or gramatical mistakes, are, their to annoy.

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    I second the reflector idea. Id lose the ones on the pedals too, always thought pedal reflectors made a bike look cheap.

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    lol thanks for the comments guys, i also love the forks! and about the reflectors the pics were taken just after i got the bike home, and within about an hour of having the bike in my room and inspecting it i took off everything i wasnt loving (wheel reflectors, safety stickers, pedal reflectors) and now its hooking sick. I'm stilll not sure about the 24 seat clamp, i think they might only really suit black bikes. Anyway guys, ill put more pics up when i do something new to the bike, until then keep riding hard
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    what kind of rims are those. they look just like the sun black box rims my freind has on his bmx.

    *i would however take the plastic thing by the cassette off*

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    what kind of rims are those. they look just like the sun black box rims my freind has on his bmx.

    *i would however take the plastic thing by the cassette off*
    hey dude, they are Rhyno Lite Sun Black rims. They're super strong, since i've been hitting stairs and all that recently its good that the bike was built from quality parts.
    Keep it on two wheels

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    I don't mean to be off topic but how are you liking the brakes? How long until they broke in?
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    Nice bike JasO. Where abouts do you ride in Melbourne?

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    Yay another Melbournian! Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    I don't mean to be off topic but how are you liking the brakes? How long until they broke in?
    Hey buddy, i don't mind about the off topic questions. I'm going to be honest with you, i have a Giant Rincon 05 model and i was riding that around before i got this, and the brakes are wonderful compared to that! i mean, you just tap them a little bit and they slam on. When i was looking at the specs of the bike i thought the brakes might be a little too good for what i really needed, but then again i wanted a Zero and this model is heaps better than the 05 model. It probably took about a week - two weeks for the brakes to ware in, i notice now that the front breakes are a lot more responsive than the rear brakes due to the fact that i dont really use them a whole lot at the moment.

    Also cheers for the comments ss ben and blue neon
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    nice bike.. lose the reflectors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasO
    Hey buddy, i don't mind about the off topic questions. I'm going to be honest with you, i have a Giant Rincon 05 model and i was riding that around before i got this, and the brakes are wonderful compared to that! i mean, you just tap them a little bit and they slam on. When i was looking at the specs of the bike i thought the brakes might be a little too good for what i really needed, but then again i wanted a Zero and this model is heaps better than the 05 model. It probably took about a week - two weeks for the brakes to ware in, i notice now that the front breakes are a lot more responsive than the rear brakes due to the fact that i dont really use them a whole lot at the moment.

    Also cheers for the comments ss ben and blue neon
    Awesome, thanks. One question about breaking disc brakes in: Is it a gradual change in braking performance or you ride for hours and then over a period of a few minutes the braking power increases a lot? I mean, you noticed when they were broken in, right?

    Thanks again
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    Nice... I should get a set of tires for a street use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Awesome, thanks. One question about breaking disc brakes in: Is it a gradual change in braking performance or you ride for hours and then over a period of a few minutes the braking power increases a lot? I mean, you noticed when they were broken in, right?

    Thanks again

    hey drunk chicken, with the brakes, i didnt really notice it until i was doing endos and all that stuff, but just normally riding around the brakes gradually wear themselves in, its not like one time you will pull the break lever in and not a whole lot and then the next time they suddenly want to throw you over the handlebars (front break). Also i road my Giant Rincon to school today, and before i had really tested out a bike with hydraulic disc breakes i didnt think they would be that good, but i can tell you now that they are 10 times better than v breaks. Although when i had the Rincon and nothing else i thought they were pretty good! but now i know better .

    Anyway mate, i hope i helped you out with the question, and if you're thinking about getting these breakes i would say go for it, also with the small rotor size (6") its less weight and well i know they work heaps better than my mates 8" disc breaks. Take it easy mate.
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