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Added a comment about feature The Ten Most Innovative BMX Products in Recent Times 2/26/2015 10:11 PM
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but this design (pierced tubes) divides the stress between the weld and the strengh of the tubes themselves. Besides, if welding were that weak, then every part of a bike that has welds (bars, frame, forks, even cranks) would break easily.

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Added a comment about feature The Ten Most Innovative BMX Products in Recent Times 2/23/2015 8:48 PM
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When you talk about being conservative and going backwards, current frame designs comes to mind. Back in the 90's (I believe), Chris Moeller said we were riding nothing but beefed up racing frames for freestyle, and this is true even today. I'm not saying some nonsense like 'bring back framestands', but every frame still look the same, with some few exceptions, like T1's barcode, subrosa's DTT, or FBM's re-issue of the angel of death. That's what I'm talking about, put some style back to the bikes. Back in the day we could say which company made which frame just by looking at it.

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Added a comment about feature The Ten Most Innovative BMX Products in Recent Times 2/22/2015 7:21 PM
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but it's totally possible to create a design that makes these weak points not so weak... hmm get it? anyway, I think you're talking about the welds close to the stem... have you seen this design from ryan nyquist and haro? Heavy, I know, but it proves that it can be done, and with today's technology, it can be light too! http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/462ce088d5ac45bdbbfaed0e54798dc469300000079c6201664b_blowup.jpg

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Added a comment about feature The Ten Most Innovative BMX Products in Recent Times 2/21/2015 9:44 PM
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One thing that needs to change is handlebar design.With today's manipulation of tubing (#4), there's no excuse for having every handlebar look the same. The classic 2-piece design might be strong, but it's a 1000% (not a typo, that's a thousand percent) possible to make other, cooler designs while keeping them strong too.
Luckly, the 4-pieces are coming back! I hope they're here to stay!

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Added a comment about feature Daniel Dhers Q&A - Off Specialized, New Custom Frame 2/15/2015 10:00 PM
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12.5" chainstays?? 7" standover??? Not a BMX but a scooter. Sorry.

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Added reply in a thread X games - Bmx street is officially cancelled 1/22/2015 10:56 PM

Maybe they don't really care for the nollie-bars because after the bar-manual-bar-ice-180-bar line, they're tired to see another barspin trick.

Added reply in a thread X games - Bmx street is officially cancelled 1/22/2015 10:46 PM

With street riding being 90% about barspins, tailwhips and rails these days, they probably got fed up. Don't get me wrong, I also think they're only after ratings, but c'mon, street is becoming boring to watch. There's still hope now that freecoasters ... more ยป

Added a comment about feature The Ten Best BMX Video Part Songs of All Time 1/13/2015 8:03 PM
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What abouth Mat Hoffman's final part in Head First to fugazi's Blueprint? That is pure art, my friend, that's the mona lisa of video parts!
And Mike Aitken part in FitLife to David Bowie's Suffragette City? Another Classic!

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Added a comment about video Merritt "Insert" Bar End Test 4/18/2014 2:20 PM
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I believe Hoffman bikes released these 'bar ends with washers' a long time ago...

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Added a comment about video Gary Young's First-Ever All-Street Video 1/24/2014 8:47 PM
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that was awesome, I give it a 9,5 out of 10. The music sucks big time! hahaha change it, and it's the greatest street video ever!

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Added a comment about news blog X-Games 2014 To Include Dirt, Street, Park, Vert, & Big Air 1/21/2014 6:50 PM
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"represented to the fullest"?? What about Flatland AND racing??

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Liked a comment on the item Josh Betley & Dan Quinn Relish Havasu 1/21/2014 9:10 AM

The chicks in the background didnt look that fat...

Added a comment about video Bone Deth 48s 12/25/2013 3:47 PM
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but the weight difference is so ridiculously small that it doesn't affect that much, but the gain in strength is huge.

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Added a comment about video Bone Deth 48s 12/23/2013 8:29 PM
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the weight difference between 36s and 48s is very small, BUT the strength diference is huge! 48s for life!

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Liked a comment on the item Hyper at Interbike 2013 9/20/2013 2:23 AM

Hmm, video was cut short.

Added reply in a thread Colored Tires 9/12/2013 11:20 AM

100% black tires - cool Black tires with colored walls - cool colored tires - cool, but some colors only. blue, red, white - cool yellow, orange - ugly as fuck gum tires - ugly as hell!!!

Liked a comment on the item Ryan Nyquist and The Remote Control Barspin: Getting Awesome 7/20/2013 3:32 AM

Thats awesome! Now tailwhip that bike unassisted, I figure it probably would work with enough air time, that seems to be a powerful motor!

Added a comment to Effting's bike check 6/27/2013 8:13 PM
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I've read many posts of many people saying how much they like these gum tires. I think they're so incredibly UGLY! I'd rather have white ou colored tires on my bike (but not yellow or orange - ugly as f*** too) than those!

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Added a product review for Premium Products Folding Tires 6/16/2013 10:42 PM
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looks can be deceiving

Rating:

The Good: they're grippy, looks cool, and they're very light...

The Bad: ...but that lightness comes with a price. They're weak!

Overall:

I was really happy to get these tires untill one of them exploded on me, out of nowhere! I wasn't even riding when BOOM! My rim (FRONT rim!) is brand new, I use a strong odyssey rim tape, my wheel is trued, brand new tube, 80 psi (out of 100 max), nothing sharp on the inside, nothing sharp cuttin through the tire... even so it exploded one day, and that made the tire useless! I think I'm gonna stick to steel beads.

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