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Old 09-06-06, 07:30 PM
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bmx racing

I am interested in racing bmx. Could i efficiantly raced competitivley with a haro backtrailx4? And if so how do you train for bmx racing?
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Old 09-06-06, 08:18 PM
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Due to the fact that an x4 does not exist... no. The x3 is decent, but not for racing.
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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
The x3 is decent, but not for racing.
I have an X3, and ive taken it to the track, and raced with it, i beat like 3 kids who actually had nice race bikes, and actually race.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:38 PM
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that doesnt mean they were any good.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:43 PM
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that doesnt mean they were any good.
Haha shutup, it made me feel good.
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Old 09-07-06, 06:02 PM
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haha, tough luck
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Old 09-07-06, 07:11 PM
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You train for it by doing it all the time, for one... the Haro is a little heavy, but it won't really hold you back that much. Ditch the pegs, cut the seatpost to 3 inches and slam the seat, trim the axles down, get a straight cable and cut the steertube down, if it has a front brake take it off. All the usual things to make it lighter...
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and cut big giant holes in your frame...dont worry, ITS TOTALLY SAFE!
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Aha. Sounds like a frame I know...
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Eastern is going to be using the seattube from the Grim Reaper (holes in both sides) on their Element, Jane and AOS models for 2007. I actually don't see anything wrong with that, it's progression, and it's not really a critical place for strength of the frame.
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not a big fan of it
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I actually don't see anything wrong with that, it's progression, and it's not really a critical place for strength of the frame.
Chromo rusts.
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save two ounces.. sacrifice a lot of strength.. not worth it
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Acctually you'd sacrifice almost no strength, and I'm sure there is ways around the rust part. #1 don't let your bike get wet.
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I wouldn't really call making holes in your frame, no matter where it is, as not sacrificing that much strength.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
cut the seatpost to 3 inches and slam the seat
Most racers dont slam their seats, its easier to balance in the gate with a seat thats higher up...

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Chromo rusts.
One of the people i ride with occasionaly(sp, haha) got a Grim Reaper, and put stickers on his forks sterror(sp), on the part where it was exposed, it looks cool, and i think it might help with rust..
He also did this for the bb, and i think seatpost...

He also works at a bike shop, so im sure he has access and time to take it apart and clean it alot...
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I thought they slammed them to get them out of the way, guess it's preference.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
One of the people i ride with occasionaly(sp, haha) got a Grim Reaper, and put stickers on his forks sterror(sp), on the part where it was exposed, it looks cool, and i think it might help with rust..
He also did this for the bb, and i think seatpost...

He also works at a bike shop, so im sure he has access and time to take it apart and clean it alot...
who?

Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
I have an X3, and ive taken it to the track, and raced with it, i beat like 3 kids who actually had nice race bikes, and actually race.
didnt you say atleast one of them was like 10
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who?
Cory.

Originally Posted by mude ask too many questions
didnt you say atleast one of them was like 10
Dont reign on my parade.
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My X3 weighs (stock) about 7 pounds more than my 24" Haro. Hardly a good choice for racing. But a great choice if you crash a lot.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
Cory.


Dont reign on my parade.
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Originally Posted by mude
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Yeah, well you got the picture...
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