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Old 08-22-07, 11:36 PM
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15 Year Old Dirt and Trail Rider Need Help

Im 15 years old and I do trails and dirt jumping. My current ride is a Next for the last 3 years since I was a beginner. I need an upgrade and my price range is 200-350 dollars. If there were any suggestions about a good bike. I was thinking about a DK 6 Pack or an Eastern Traildigger. Dont need a real pro bike. Our largest gap at our track is about 8 feet. Thanks for all the help.
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six pack.
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Old 08-23-07, 11:41 PM
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Any specific reasons why?
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Old 08-23-07, 11:48 PM
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Full 4130 frame, spanish BB, cheapest cromo bike for the price and it's decently spec'd.
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I would agree with WTP. Six packs are great completes for anyone that isn't trying to spend alot.

Got any pics of your trails?
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Got any pics of your trails?
No kidding, I'd like to see 'em.
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lol those are completly different bikes i would research the racinhg bikes and find the one that suits you best
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lol those are completly different bikes i would research the racinhg bikes and find the one that suits you best
For one, learn how to spell. And two, he never said anything about racing bikes.
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For one, learn how to spell. And two, he never said anything about racing bikes.
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i have ridden both the traildigger and six pack, and i think i like the traildigger much better. it was overall alot "tighter" feeling, and everything was very precise. but the six pack was a very nice bike also, so eeither way i dont think you could go wrong
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The trail digger is **** buddy.
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how so? I was looking at ordering one.
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Frame material? ONE tube is made out of 4130, the rest is just hi-ten steel, gas pipe if you will.
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that doesn't even make sense. I'll keep shopping.
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It does make sense. The frame is made out of cheap and weak material.
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If you want a bombproof dirt ride find a Mosh Brass. Full 4130 frame, i think my whole mosh (lux) comes in at 35 lbs. Don't be ashamed to take the time and build off just a frame, you will thank yourself in the end when you have a bike that is just for you. If you absolutely must get a new complete, go with the 6 pack. Worst bike out of all the friends is an eastern jane... he has had to replace just about every component. I'm just not impressed with their completes.
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that doesn't even make sense. I'll keep shopping.
How doesn't it make sense?
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I meant that I don't see why they would make it like that. It doesn't make sense that they thought it was a good idea.
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It costs them less money to manufacture. That's good business for them.
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but it devalues the brand. I'll not even consider an Eastern in the future because of it.
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It doesn't matter much because people will still buy it because it's cheap and probably light.
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its sad to see how many kids at my school think they will be "bikers" because they ride easterns.

EDIT: with the seat at maximum height.
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We have kids like that at our school, but they all have Fit AMs and Kona Stinkys.
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Wannabe DH bikes.
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