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Old 12-30-07, 09:20 PM
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Little Help For Beginner

So Im in the market for a new bike. Im 31 yrs old, been several years since my last bike, need somethin to ride around with the kids. My problem: Love flatland, so was thinking of grabbing DK Signal..but I also need somethin tough enough to take to the skatepark. So I know there isnt a perfect answer to my problem, just looking for some suggestions on a bike that might be OK for different styles. Im on a budget of $400-500.00 Just looking for some ideas, its a bit overwhelming trying to figure this out with all the bikes out there, so many seem so specific now. Thanks
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Old 12-30-07, 10:54 PM
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have u tried danscomp.com ? theres a lot of nice bikes there to choose from. i'll look for something next time i'm on here. if you deice to look yourself and find something you like post the link. ill give you my opion on it. i myself have delt with pretty much every big name brans and alot of small ones as well. i should be able to give you a honest opion. i personally have a dk six pack myself. but for now cheeers.

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Old 12-31-07, 02:20 PM
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Yeah, I look at Danscomp alot...I'm just not sure from looking at that what bikes would best serve my needs. This is in no way one of those "which is the best bikes" post, lord knows theres enough of those. I just dont know much about all the different bikes out. Like I said, everything is so specialized now. I was just hoping for some suggestions on certain bikes that may fill a multi purpose use better than others I suppose. Im kinda lost when it comes to frame geometry and toptube sizes. Anyways, may be a lost cause, might just have to bite the bullet and buy something see how it goes. Or maybe Im just worrying too much about nothin. I know Im gonna be riding flatland most of the time, skate park very rarely, and when I do I wont be too crazy. No grinds or anything, just carving up the bowl a bit. Thanks again for taking the time to help
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well ill start looking but before i do i need how tall you are so i can find the proper tob tube. theres techinaclly no specific toptube length for someones height but it will get me in the area. so you kno(if you didnt already) 18/19 is mainly flatland, 20 about 5ft tall, 20.5 is 5'5" and 21 is 6'. im not saying you should go on that but thats how ive been taught. i personally use a 20.5 and im 6' and 175 pounds. it just depends on your style.

edit:here i found this. http://www.danscomp.com/101357.php?cat=BIKES it's got a 20.5 top tube which is good since its still on the small size for flatland but will give you room for the park. its got both brakes and 4 pegs so you can get your flatland on. ive personally ridden one and i had no probelms with it. it also comes in STOCK at 32 pounds. considering everything thats on it thats great. the only downside is its 3 tube crmo but if thats a big deal you can always buy a new frame later. i personally dont find it that big of deal but some people do.

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Old 12-31-07, 08:44 PM
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that bike is quite heavy tho. but its the pretty much the only stock bike with four pegs
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I'm 5'6''ish and I sport the 20"tt. Also those pegs aren't for flatland.
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So Im 5'9" or so about 180lbs. I've been looking through Danscomp alot, havent seen many if any with shorter TT. They all seem to be 20.5 or more. Which may be fine. Would like it to have gyro and both brakes, but if not I can add em later.
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If you're 5'9'' a 20.5" TT should be fine. I'm 5'3" and ride a 20" TT.
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