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Old 04-07-05, 08:31 AM   #1
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What is it called?

When you can ride moutain bikes on like the street like...............bunny hop onto obstacles and stuff like that I have heard of it and I would like to do do some of that and I was thinking about buying the Spec. hardrock..............good bad
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Free Ride? Urban Assault? Hardrock...No.
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Trials I think you mean?

And to the hardrock, no
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I would suggest one of the P series bikes for that style of riding
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street riding........?
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If you bought a hardrock in a smaller size and put a different stem on it it really wouldnt be that bad for street riding
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If you bought a hardrock in a smaller size and put a different stem on it it really wouldnt be that bad for street riding
That's what I did, I bought a size 15 Hardrock and the LBS put me an OnOff Morph stem for free.

EDIT: As for what it's called, Urban Freeride/Urban Assault, possibly trials, but trials ain't limited to city.
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Old 04-07-05, 05:24 PM   #8
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If you bought a hardrock in a smaller size and put a different stem on it it really wouldnt be that bad for street riding
XC bikes tend to have slightly longer chain stays which puts your center of gravity further forward, so it's a little harder to get up on the back wheel. Also, going with a smaller frame means having a shorter top tube length. P series would be a better choice. You might also check out Planet X and other similar companies.
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The geometry of the hardrock vs the p series isnt that far off i think the chain stays differ by 1 inch and that really isnt much for someone just starting to get into street riding
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Try getting a Giant STP1, they are a really good bike for street riding. Excellent geometry and one of the best in it's price area.
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This is a trials frame:

http://www.ridesoul.com/content/session.html

This is an urban frame:

http://www.ridesoul.com/content/titan.html

^Also the frame Im getting next year.
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This is a trials frame:

http://www.ridesoul.com/content/session.html

This is an urban frame:

http://www.ridesoul.com/content/titan.html

^Also the frame Im getting next year.
The titan is awesome. And only 260 dollars, wonder if they ship worldwide. *goes off to check*
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Bah, I'd rather have a Steelhead
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Bah, I'd rather have a Steelhead
Jenson USA was blowing them out for around $149 if I remember. TEMPTING!
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YEP! http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Frame+04.aspx

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Oh yes. If only I had 600 bucks to spend on an 'urban' bike...
I toyed with the idea a lot, but I decided to get a BMX instead for half of that, which I'll do next week.
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If you want a decently priced freeride, you could go with the Trek Bruiser 2, or the Jamis Komodo FX 1.0 or 2.0. Nice bikes, I would have got the Trek Bruiser if they would have had the option of a black or flat black, but the really bad blue was just gagging me silly. The Komodo 1.0 will run you over $1,000.00 CND, and the Brusier 2 is around the $900 mark all before taxes.
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