Dammit, so I recently got back into BMX (I'm 23) and I didn't really bother to check reviews. I bought a BF2 at the store on an impulse and recently bought a pair of Primo hubs laced to the Primo Balance 7005's from Dan's. I thought I would end up having a pretty nice bike and the non-chromo rear triangle of the frame wouldn't really bug me.
Aside from the frame which honestly I'll just beat up til it's done with just like any other bike part, am I going to be fine? Fit does a decent bike once you get level 2 and up right? I know the wheels are pretty good though just from the riding I've been doing. I take it back to the store once a week just to say whats up and have them check out my wheels and even the single wall front is still 100%.
I used to ride from 2004-2007, which is when I rode a Kink Gap(?) which was the shit but it didn't have sealed hubs/BB like the Fit does so I just was impressed that you got that sort of thing for $400 these days. But digging through old threads here, apparently there is a bit of hate for Fit? Not something a new owner really wants to hear..
Check this though, I bought the Primo Balance wheels on recommendation on the dude on the phone, I totally missed the Mint Green Odyssey Hazard Lites for 44.95. I called just to find out my wheel was built within the first 2 hours of their store being open. Meh if anything is shit I'm sure Dans got my back anyway. I'm just a bit concerned since I'm a 220lb rider and it's like 50/50 on those wheels being good or not.
Honestly I'm not really too OCD about gear, I just get butthurt when I don't get the best value for money. Looking back Verde or Amber probably would have been the better purchase, but I also wanted to support my local bike shop.
Primo is good, Fit is good. The wheels will be fine, just keep the spokes tight. Amber is definitely the best you can get for your money these days.
fit's super good dude, no worries! the primo rims and hubs are great too. have fun
Primos are amazing.
Fits are overpriced spec-wise. But I've got a friend with a like 09 or 2010 prk 1. He can 360, has balls of steel, and has beat that motherfucker to death. Yet it's still stayed good besides his stem snapped. It's pretty much all stock still besides he has my old frame, haro conversion kit back wheel, fit sprocket, and eclat pedals. All I know is it was 27 lbs new.
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my primo mix is just about instant engagement compared to the stock sealed one i had. its tits
I put my spoke in her while I twisted her nipple.
same i love my primo mix. Im also a heavy rider
Not that I even ride hard enough to even bust my stock Revenge double wall (relabeled Fit part) rear, but I feel that I made a bad call going with the Primo balance wheels since they're drilled for weight savings. I just wanted a matching wheel that was built by pros =(