Added reply in a thread What can cause a freecoaster to "lock up"??? 10/16/2016 1:32 PM
Something is blown up inside. It could be bearings, it could also be something that's crushed causing it to bind up. Take a look at this video we made to understand how a freecoaster works, that will give you some idea of what could be going wrong. The ... more »
Added reply in a thread How should I land 10/16/2016 1:25 PM
Yeah like the guys said, you want to land on both tires, or back tire first. Taking a look at that pic, I would recommend pulling your bars back a little bit, they are pretty far forward. Try them closer to straight up and down. This may help get your ... more »
Added reply in a thread Toptube 10/15/2016 10:01 AM
Most people would go for the 21".
Added reply in a thread Toptube 10/15/2016 9:18 AM
Just a little bit more maneuverable, doesn't feel cramped compared to my 20.75". I really only ride street though, if I was building a bike for riding ramps I would probably have stuck with 20.75".
Added reply in a thread Toptube 10/15/2016 8:43 AM
20.75" would probably be perfect & you would also be fine on 21". I wouldn't recommend going any bigger. I'm 5'9" and normally ride 20.75" but went down to 20.5" on my newest frame, so really you've got a wide range of size options at your height. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Physio therapy 10/6/2016 1:04 PM
I did physio for a separated shoulder and it was really good. They taught me some exercises to do to strengthen it and that's really what helped. Took a couple months to get my should back to strength again though.
Added reply in a thread Making the switch! 10/2/2016 10:12 PM
We made this video on how to maintain a freecoaster. The Primo hub will be very similar to this one:
Added reply in a thread Setting up a BMX race bike for a six year old 10/2/2016 10:04 PM
Size chart from Redline that's pretty helpful: http://redlinebicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BMX-Sizing-Chart.pdf Basically, at 6 you probably want to see if he can fit on a Mini, especially since it's a Christmas present and he may be growing a bit before he gets to race. I wouldn't worry too much about crank ... more »
Added reply in a thread Colony endeavour 2016 vs colony premise 2016 vs Kink Whip hamlin 2016 10/1/2016 9:27 AM
20.5" is not too small, especially for a beginner. I'd just pick the one you like the most. The Endeavour seems pretty similar to the Premise but does have some upgraded parts like cranks, tires and a few other bits that will save you money in the long ... more »
Added reply in a thread No tricks...? 9/30/2016 1:05 PM
Brick hips like that are decent. Would love to find one out in the wild one day.
Added reply in a thread Cant 180 hop properly 9/30/2016 11:04 AM
Look over your shoulder and spot your landing, you'll make the full rotation.
Added reply in a thread Is this frame worth salvaging? (BB bearings are wrecked and afraid bb may be too) 9/30/2016 11:02 AM
You need to use a punch and hammer to get them out. Generally, unless you are really careful, and they were installed properly using lots of grease, you're going to destroy them when you take them out. We sell mid BB bearings for $20 (bearings only) ... more »
Added reply in a thread X Games Real Street Videos 9/15/2016 2:53 PM
They were all awesome. My vote would be for Van Homan, then Dennis Enarson.
Added reply in a thread Tricks Lingo Confusion...??? 9/8/2016 2:11 PM
Switch is when you spin or throw your non-natural way. A spin out of a grind is considered hard when your back tire is spinning towards the ledge / rail, making it well.. hard. Easy is the opposite, your back tire is moving away from the ledge. Switch ... more »
Added reply in a thread Bmx for 5 year old bday skate park and bmx track 9/1/2016 10:45 AM
At 5 you're definitely looking at a 16" it could even be a little big depending on his size and confidence with it. If you're looking to get him in to racing, BMX race bikes are different. He would either be riding a Micro or a Mini depending again on ... more »
Added reply in a thread Freecoaster Slipping 8/31/2016 9:51 AM
Ahh good call, didn't read that carefully enough. If there's a new spring and ball you're right the axle doesn't need to be replaced.
Added reply in a thread Freecoaster Slipping 8/30/2016 11:56 PM
It's likely that your clutch is worn on the inside from the ball bearings it's riding on. You definitely do not want to degrease anything. Try replacing the clutch, and if possible the axle as well. Then repack with a lot of fresh grease and it should ... more »
Added reply in a thread Head Tube Angle suggestion for a Park/Street beginner...??? 8/28/2016 2:30 PM
You're a beginner, I wouldn't worry about it. Just find a frame that you like and you'll be fine. There's not a huge difference between 75-75.5.
Added reply in a thread drive side hub gaurd 8/28/2016 12:51 PM
GSport Uniguard will work and comes in 10mm. It just sits outside your frame. Another option is something like the S&M Cymbal DS guard. This will sit on the 14 mm part of your axle, you will just need to add an adapter to the 10mm bolt so that it ... more »
Added reply in a thread Protecting spokes? 8/28/2016 10:42 AM
That's not going to protect your spokes. I think that's just a BS piece of plastic that's supposed to stop your derailleur from running in to your spokes on a cheap mtb or road bike. In my experience, when most people are blowing a lot of spokes it's ... more »