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Old 11-21-09, 05:30 AM
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Looking to get back into BMX

Hey how's it going? I havent been active on these forums in a couple years minus a few random pop ins, but after my recent seperation from the military I want to get back into BMX. I been out of the scene for a while now and i don't know which companies are reputable (sp?) anymore. I cant believe how light bikes got over the last 4 years.

Heres what I am looking at ( in order ) :
- Fit STR Edwin Sig 2010
https://www.danscomp.com/101895.php?cat=BIKES
- Eastern Reaper 2010
https://www.danscomp.com/101587.php?cat=BIKES
- DK Aura 2010
https://www.danscomp.com/101255.php?cat=BIKES#

When I left the sport Fit was the big name, but things change and I just want to make sure i'm not buying garbage. Are these 3 selections any good? Any better suggestions for <700$.


Thanks for the help in advance, cant wait to get back into the game
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Old 11-21-09, 07:47 PM
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At that price point, all three are very good. I would take either the Dk or the Eastern. Reason being, I like 990 mounts and having gyro tabs which they both have.

Between the two, I'd take the Eastern only because it have a shorter frame than the Dk.
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Old 11-22-09, 10:58 AM
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At that price point, all three are very good. I would take either the Dk or the Eastern. Reason being, I like 990 mounts and having gyro tabs which they both have.

Between the two, I'd take the Eastern only because it have a shorter frame than the Dk.
I have always rode brakeless. so the no mounts and tabs are actually appealing to me. I like the other STR signature model fit offers right now, but it is LHD and i grind on my left, so i dont want that. plus the edwin has 4pc bars which i prefer.
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Old 11-22-09, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by I_Suck_At_BMX View Post
I have always rode brakeless. so the no mounts and tabs are actually appealing to me. I like the other STR signature model fit offers right now, but it is LHD and i grind on my left, so i dont want that. plus the edwin has 4pc bars which i prefer.
Right on. Since you ride brakeless and don't need the mounts/tabs, I'd take the Edwin.

I like the 4pc bars also. I currently use an old pair of Standard 6 pc bars from the early 90's. Crazy stong bars.
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Id take the fit
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Old 12-09-09, 01:28 AM
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Well i decided to go with the fit. I am going to order it with a ody MDS chainwheel hub guards from my LBS. are all the hub guards generally the same or should i order a particular set? they match danscomp's prices and typically keep ody. fit, shadow, and quite a few other brands in stock.
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You just have to make sure the hub guard will fit your hub, but other than that they're mainly the same, except for the Gland.
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Get a we the people trust and be done

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personally yes. i would have gone with the FIT. just because i have never rode a DK so i dont know much about them. i ride a sunday. and from what i have heard from my friend he has a reaper. he sayd it was wayyy to lite. like as your riding the front would just lift up.
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personally yes. i would have gone with the FIT. just because i have never rode a DK so i dont know much about them. i ride a sunday. and from what i have heard from my friend he has a reaper. he sayd it was wayyy to lite. like as your riding the front would just lift up.
Picking up my bike tommorow or Thursday. I got the Fit Edwin and a Ody MDS sprocket (both pieces)and four hub guards. ill put pics in the bike check thread after i cut down my bars, trim off the lip on the grips, and peel off my stickers
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