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Old 12-01-04, 06:41 PM
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Lite Bikes

I have a haro t2.1 track to trail, i ride street and dirt. Im not that good but im learning; im 5'4,im 13, weigh about 115, and bench 75, clein 55-65, and squat 65. My bike weighs like 35 pounds and i want a good and lite bike, i was thinking of a profiler (if thats the name) cause i saw that just the frame weighed like 2.5-3.0 pounds and average is like 6-7 pounds. im willing to spend enough to get a bike that weighs 20-25 pounds, or lower. I want to be able to bunny hop about 1 to 1 1/2 feet.But if i ride it on street is it strong enough, cause the dirt racers that ride those bikes on espn jump big jumps and weigh like 170-200 and i weigh 115?So im want to know what the litest (really lite) frames are and how much and i want them to look decent, i also want to know the best and litest weights for sprockets, handlebars,seat posts,seats, pedals and the thing the pedal connects to (im a noob),wheels, rims,forks, and what good brake pads, brake levers, and orygs.Remember price is not a issue please dont say im a noob or that i dont need that, i just want something super lite , cause i hate my 1000 pound bike it feels like a boulder. Thanks -Kyle
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Old 12-01-04, 07:42 PM
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I was riding an 40+ pound bike when I was in high school, and I only weighed about 135 pounds at the time, so I fail to see what your point is. If you can't bunnyhop over a foot on a 35 pound bike, a lighter bike isn't going to help you.
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Old 12-01-04, 07:45 PM
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Well how do i get better and higher doing bunny hops? lifting weights pactice alot? what and please respond to a light bike
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Old 12-01-04, 07:48 PM
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Practice, obviously.
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Old 12-01-04, 08:03 PM
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Don't just focus on bunny hopping. After you get the basic concept down you don't have to bike for hours and hours just trying to bunny hop higher than your last one. After you can bunny hop curbs then just start riding street and park and dirt. Eventualy you will get comfortable on your bike and you will be able to bunny hop higher and higher the more you ride. But for sure don't just focus on only bunny hopping.
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