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Old 05-10-05, 01:48 PM
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difference between Junior and Expert frames

Could anyone tell me the difference between a Powerlite junior and a Powerlite expert frame? please no flaming just not sure what the difference is.
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Old 05-10-05, 04:50 PM
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havent taken a look at them, but its probably size, and maybe meterial (aluminum v. chromoly)
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Expert is a longer frame. I tried to look them up but their web site is pathetically slow. Probably a couple of inches in length, and the expert will have longer, strong cranks, wider tires, larger bars, and in general is going to be a beefier bike. A junior sized race bike should fit like an average 9-11 year old...or so.
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Old 05-10-05, 07:15 PM
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ok thanks for the info. i just bought a junior and expert frame off ebay. the junior was $65.00 and the expert was $85 i was hoping the junior frame would be good for my girlfriend but i didnt want it to be to short.
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Originally Posted by AirHobbes
Could anyone tell me the difference between a Powerlite junior and a Powerlite expert frame? please no flaming just not sure what the difference is.
the biggest difference is probobly toptube size....the junior has like an 18.75"ish and the expert would have like an 19"ish toptube....but i dont race so dont trust me...and they are also different categories of racing ...goes by size/age/talent
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Old 05-14-05, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AirHobbes
ok thanks for the info. i just bought a junior and expert frame off ebay. the junior was $65.00 and the expert was $85 i was hoping the junior frame would be good for my girlfriend but i didnt want it to be to short.
unless your girlfreind is under 5 feet dont except it too be any better than her riding a 16 inch bike from wal*mart (ive always wanted to do the *...)
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Old 05-16-05, 01:42 PM
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ok thanks. the junior powerlite that i have feels the same as riding an expert its just extra lite and a little shorter in the tail. I realize it probably isnt as strong but I weigh 150lbs and it supports me just fine (so far anyway) havent jumped anything big yet so i dont know how much it will take.
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