The newest edition of Dan Foley's signature frame , the Aurora 2
They (Premium) designed it to be more available to a bigger audience , after the first edition was at a staggering $420 price range ! The V2 has nothing heat treated and is still $380 ? Makes no sense. What a shame.
I've seen a local pro ride the first Aurora (Won it at a comp) and he abused it to shit and it lasted , I think he rides the CK now. But I just think it's a disappointment , lowered the price so people like me could buy it. Yet it's still expensive as f*ck and not nearly as good of a frame as other on the market.
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Premium makes generic crap, and some frames don't even have gussets, and the tubing is extremely thin. Premium is overpriced and sucks!
they took an already shitty frame, made it even shittier, and then made it "affordable" even though it still costs more than majority of frames on the market.
You know it doesn't cost them fucking $40 to heat treat a frame. Thats bullshit.
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the guttershark is one of the better frames, 3 of my friends used it they all traded off and its still going strong after 4 years
people should really test and see products for themselves before giving their arrogant reviews, i completely agree with the price bashing i think 400 for a frame is ridiculous but to say premium is generic or weak is just laughable
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Very few frames have straight gauge tubing, but those that do advertise it. Butting can be good to a point, but most of the companies don't even post weld heat treat their frames. Butted tubing dents easier. Non heat treated tubing dents easier.
If you take two of the same frames and post weld heat treat one of them, it will last longer than the non heat treated frame put through the same type of riding stresses.
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Dan Foley deserves WAY better
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Damn people have some major opinions about Premium and frame buildings. Good !
Seriously though. The price is absolutely out of wack. WAAAYYY too much , for an "affordable frame" I could buy , for example , a Subrosa Noster that will be $80 cheaper and last just as long , if not longer. Dan Foley is a great rider but I really have no clue why he'd put his name on it , because frankly I wouldn't. The frame looks good but I wouldn't get it. You can get such higher end frames , for thte same or cheaper !
I'm not hating on Premium. But I really do not agree with the pricing and way the company is heading. I almost want a CK complete but the fact the Premium charges kids so much of hard earned/saved money is a reason that will make me never buy anything made by them.
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I would rather collect my own shit under my bed for 3 months straight and form it into a bicycle shaped object than buy any Premium parts.
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The Guttershart is not a strong frame. They specifically designed it to be the lightest chromoly frame available. I would break it in a few weeks. It is for light street and light park, that is it.
The Aurora is not really any good, for the price. It doesnt have anything special for the extra money you are spending on it. Same with all the Premium frames except the Guttershark. They charge you more for nothing. I could understand if they were any different. Look at the other frames in that price range. Sunday Soundwave, Sunday Funday 2.1, Guerra Moose, S&M Frames all around. For the same price as a Guttershart you can get a Terrible One, which has a much better quality. The way i see it, if you wanna charge as much as the nicest frames, you better include the quality you pay for. Hell, if Premium had the same frames for 250 bucks, I'd be on it like stink on poop, but it isnt.
Let's look at what Premium is. They were designed to be high quality Haros. When in reality, that is what the original idea was for them, the only frame that ever succeeded in honoring what they were made for was the Guttershark. In that sense, that would be the only Premium id ever buy, because it is a true Premium.