Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

What type of bike do u hate

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

What type of bike do u hate

Old 12-22-04, 07:43 PM
  #1  
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Posts: 60

Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What type of bike do u hate

well ^
NYC-rider is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 07:44 PM
  #2  
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Posts: 7,630

Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Like brand or style?
__________________
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 07:52 PM
  #3  
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Posts: 60

Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
brand or style
NYC-rider is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 07:55 PM
  #4  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mongoose, huffy
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 07:56 PM
  #5  
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Posts: 60

Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i hate huffys also
NYC-rider is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:03 PM
  #6  
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Posts: 7,630

Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I hate the ones that are in between LBS and WalMart bikes, like the ones they sell at Dick's sports. They aren't OVERTLY POS's like X-mart bikes but at $250 they still have sucky components and frame. I don't hate all racing bikes, just the ones piloted by fat 50 year olds!
__________________
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:10 PM
  #7  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gee thanks. my bike only cost $235
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:17 PM
  #8  
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Posts: 7,630

Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hold on now, I'm not saying Giant and Trek aren't putting out quality comfort bikes in that price range, but you can't get a decent mtb or road bike in that price range unless you're buying used. I should've followed my first instinct and not even posted, as this thread seems like hurt feelings waiting to happen!
__________________
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:19 PM
  #9  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my feelings aren't hurt

i'm just saying that i couldn't afford a $300+ bike. but i'm happy with what i have. (haro backtrail x1
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:49 PM
  #10  
Sevenfold
Thizzin in Spokizzle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Spokane,WA
Posts: 33

Bikes: WTP LO-FI Brakeless,wit WTP bars and forks,Demolition Anorexia LHD, and Demo Crank, all custom...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I hate mongoose and huffy both because my first bike that I ever had was a huffy it sucked @$$ because one day I picked it up by the handle bars and every piece of the bike fell off and the bike I have now is a mongoose outer limit wall mart bike and it has lasted four to five years now but its starting to break and stuff I just simply hate them both but if I had to pick from those two I would definitly pick a mongoose
Sevenfold is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:50 PM
  #11  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
when r u going to get your diamondback venom?
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 08:55 PM
  #12  
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Posts: 1,734

Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sevenfold
I hate mongoose and huffy both because my first bike that I ever had was a huffy it sucked @$$ because one day I picked it up by the handle bars and every piece of the bike fell off and the bike I have now is a mongoose outer limit wall mart bike and it has lasted four to five years now but its starting to break and stuff I just simply hate them both but if I had to pick from those two I would definitly pick a mongoose
no bike will ever fall completely apart at once and if it does, then you do not deserve to own a bike because you cannot maintain it properly
queensrider86 is offline  
Old 12-22-04, 09:26 PM
  #13  
Sevenfold
Thizzin in Spokizzle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Spokane,WA
Posts: 33

Bikes: WTP LO-FI Brakeless,wit WTP bars and forks,Demolition Anorexia LHD, and Demo Crank, all custom...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by queensrider86
no bike will ever fall completely apart at once and if it does, then you do not deserve to own a bike because you cannot maintain it properly
ok the tires the fork and the handle bars all fell off and also I was 8 years old at the time I did not know I needed to maintain a bike nor did I know how! it was the same year my mom and my dad split up and we lived in seperate citys! now I haven't seen my dad in 5 years and we live over 5000 miles away from each other... other than that i am going to get my venom pretty soon
Sevenfold is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 12:29 AM
  #14  
gmoney maker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: chicago
Posts: 14

Bikes: redline dyno ratfink lowriders choppers dimondback

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have like a 250 dollar bike but ive customised it i got new cranks i did my own handlebars i cut them down real nice i got like just a bunch of different stuff and made it into like a 350-400 dollar bike its nice but i hate huffys i never liked them
gmoney maker is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 03:13 AM
  #15  
bxbmx
Senior Member
 
bxbmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i saw some *****ty schwinns at Toys R Us, and some *****ty mongooses with mags. There are also crappy harley looking bikes, with a really big back tire - mad stupid
bxbmx is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 05:59 AM
  #16  
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a broken bike is the worst bike
JMC is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 06:46 AM
  #17  
Johnny_Monkey
Studs Terkel
 
Johnny_Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 8,724

Bikes: Pinarello Paris; Avanti Blade Comp; Tommasini X-Fire; Merckx San Remo 76.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Especially if it broke while you were riding it.
Johnny_Monkey is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 08:46 AM
  #18  
BMXTRIX
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You know, I really don't hate any bike. What I hate is when a manufacturer puts out a $200ish bike and it has crappy geometry. Like, they still use U-Brakes on the chain stays, it has big gearing, big ugly handlebars, some crazy chopperred out forks, screw on axle pegs, some off-brand Gyro/Oryg, and a lousy stem.

It's stupid, because if they have to have the frame built for them anyways, it doesn't cost MORE to make the bike have good angles for riding freestyle. Handlebars with a good design (sweep/width/height) don't actually use more metal in them. Using smaller gearing actually cuts DOWN on the amount of material used in the bike. A stem uses a certain amount of aluminum and that's it! So, the consumer gets screwed over because they don't do research and the company thinks it's putting out a good product because it actually sells.

Besides Huffy and Mongoose - Diamondback has been notorious of putting out poorly engineered products for several years. They need more actual rider/engineers on their staff to help correct such stupid little issues and make better entry level products.

DK is one of those companies leading the pack... In bike shops, I think Haro is easily leading the pack (non-mail order). I am very skeptical of Giant/Specialized who come in from other parts of cycling and may look at bmx as a more 'kid' speciifc sport than as riders like any other.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 09:11 AM
  #19  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
does the haro backtrail x1 have u brakes on the chainstays. i'm asking cause i'm not sure what the chainstays are

also does it have bad geometry (its mostly built for dirt riding, although i haven't gone dirt riding yet)

https://www.harobikes.com/2005/bmx/backtrail-x1.php
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 10:17 AM
  #20  
BMXTRIX
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes, it does - and it uses larger gearing and it has a so-so stem. But, angles and size seem alright.

I'm not sure how much the bike costs, but it has no front brakes and no pegs on it which will cost upwards of $40.00 after market to get for the bike which really have to be counted if those are things you may want later.

It is, in my opinion, one of the weakest lines Haro makes. The F-series and Nyquist bikes are some of the best values they make with good design.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 11:29 AM
  #21  
townandcountry
Not a senior!
 
townandcountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 285

Bikes: Felt 85

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't hate bikes, I just don't care for the people that spend oodles of bucks on a fancy-schmancy bike and don't ride it. It sits there with all the bells and whistles, all pathetic looking, gathering dust and cobwebs. Get out and ride, people!
townandcountry is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 11:37 AM
  #22  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it doesn't have front brakes or pegs because it was designed for dirt jumping
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 11:39 AM
  #23  
rice400
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 288

Bikes: Haro Backtrail X1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i like the handlebars i think they nice

but thats just my opinion so don't think much of it.

also what do u mean by chopperred out forks?
rice400 is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 05:05 PM
  #24  
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Posts: 124

Bikes: To many good parts to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
your brakes are on the chainstay
Tazz is offline  
Old 12-23-04, 05:28 PM
  #25  
iridebikes
Just like to ride!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Frankfort, KY
Posts: 81

Bikes: TREK and Gary Fisher

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The bike on the show room floor I can't have!
iridebikes is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.