Figured this hasn't been done. What are popular brands or even specific parts where you live? Of course the market is vast so not everyone will be riding clone bikes but typically locals ride the same brand.
Here in Surrey , British Columbia , the most popular parts are ;
Colony BMX. Suuppeerr popular. Basically 75% of riders here , good or decent , have a part or more. They on my opinion are the leading brand here. A friend bought a complete Teddy complete and his other bike is like 40% colony.
Academy. They make completes and I don't know a whole bunch besides my LBS has alot of completes. I don't own a part but apparently for a "saving" brand they make good parts. I know a friend has some bars and he goes big and they last.
Macneil. Of course Macneil is a Canadian brand so they're big. Alot of sponsored riders both Pro and Flow are around the better parks among Vancouver.
Norco. Just a complete bike but they're Canadian too (95% sure) so of course you see alot.
Deluxe. Dirt Jump brand , they make cool stuff. A local is sponsored by them.
Division . Like a more unknown brand but they make a variety of parts.
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So much cult gum tires
Of course cult parts are on every bike here in the LA area actually
Dude..... here in Oregon. Perfect 10's GALORE. A LOT of them I have seen with top loads.
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Over here I see a lot of...
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No one rides aftermarket parts here... only aftermarket parts I see are DK. The group of people I ride with are really the only ones to ride aftermarket parts haha. Everyone else just swaps stock frames and such.
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Tree parts since they are a huge part of our scene and are local.
A few years ago just about everyone in the area bought Kink Lynx, they were all disappointed months later.
Fit FAFs became really popular a few months after I got them.
Profile stems are an epidemic here. I think its safe to say roughly 80% of riders with an aftermarket stem have a Profile Push. If you were to show up to our local park on a day where theres alot of riders, you would see nothing but Profile Pushes.
Eastern completes were the rage. Everybody started out on one since thats all that our LBS carried. Everyone requested to have the Burnout tires replaced, so my LBS had roughly 20 Eastern Burnout tires hanging on the wall for $3 a pop because of this.
2.1 Odyssey Plyte Path tires. Everybody ran these atleast once.
Shadow Interlock v2. We all got these around the same time. We all learned our lesson and run full links now.
A good majority of people ran Odyssey Hazard cassette hubs. Now theres a good amount of people running Profile Minis, but its not as bad as it used to be.
Every kid on the block, serious rider or not, had ODI Longnecks.
Kink Sexton seats were becoming pretty common until Tree released the Ergo.
Premium Slim pedals were pretty popular for awhile but everyone kept breaking them.
Standard is beginning to be really popular since a few of the local pros ride for them.
Hazard/7ka/Midways were pretty popular, but alot of people couldn't afford them
Nitrous Doubleshot/Eastern 2 9er complete wheels were considered the BEST outside of Odyssey.
Gsport rims are slowly working their way into our scene now
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Fit. I'm part of this plague. At least seven fits at our park.
Cult. It's huge.
Shadow stems. Not even the new ones. People pay $150 for the same white shadow frontload with the crow symbol all scattered errywhere on the front plate. I'm the only one that owns a shadow conspiracy part that isn't a stem.
Mechanik half link chains. I swear to god. They don't give a shit how many times they have to buy a new chain. As long as it's trendy.
Stolen. Everything. Someone bought all the stolen aftermarket parts and made a complete bike. And everyone else here has at least one stolen part. (The brand and adjective)
ODI or Animal grips, S&M & Kink bars are pretty common, Odyssey/Sunday/Fit forks, Primo/Cult cassette, Animal/Fit tires
Fit completes. They're everywhere.
Tommy Dugan grips
White Walled tires
Perfect 10s are pretty popular just across the border in PA.
That's about it...
Wasps and profile hubs
Low Cut frames
Um that Colony sister compony that make the low end completes. Its called something i cant put my finger on it.
Like collage or something along those lines....Either way their everywhere and everyone that has one raves about how good they are until they bend
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Fit. That's it. A lot of kids have Odyssey parts too. I seem to be the only kid in my town with a Sunday frame, but in the neighboring town there's a solid amount.
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I mean, my town is the birthplace of Solid bikes so no doubt everyone who's a real and serious rider will usually have at least one Solid part to show support, though of course, not everyone (me). I love their custom frames for sure. I see way too many, haha.
Lets see. Los Alamos (where I live) and Santa Fe (about 45 minutes away, where a lot of riding happens) has:
S&M frames, since a dude from SF is flowed by them
Zorg bars/sprockets, since the aforementioned dude is sponsored by Zorg
Rasta shit EVERYWHERE
basically if it's "street" and west coast, we have it. There are a few dudes rolling on Skavenger and Animal parts, but not nearly as much as Cult and S&M and Primo. I think I may be the only person in the state riding an FBM. Or pegless. Or with brakes.
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here in oahu HI, madera hubs everywhere and fit completes. every single bike you see here is fit. im the only person here repping subrosa! haha
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Total Frames and parts, in particular the Hangover (They're ridiculously common)
BSD Frames and parts
At least half of the people I ride with have Profile Mini hubs, and pretty much everyone else either has BSD, G-Sport or Odyssey Hubs. I have seen very few other Profile parts though.
Fit, in particular the Mac Frame
I guess a lot of people ride Odyssey Twisteds, ODI Longnecks, and KMC or Shadow Chains but I'm pretty sure that's the same everywhere.
Deluxe parts are very common, as the owner helps build the ramps at the local skatepark, so it's pretty much all the skatepark's shop sells.
Lots of Sunday and fit bikes in this town amongst the newer generation of riders, few easterns to
Out here in Chicago there is lot of variety. Usually the park riders have the usual common setup like profiles,tree , companies that make light parts and such. Street riders its pretty much different with every bike build i seen maybe the most common is the typical odi grips and like odyssey or premuim slims pc pedals. Where i live i pretty much the only dude with the small 25 width animal 4 pc bars and i get questioned allot about it. Gets annoying
Eastern parts are popular here.
Flybikes. riders think that all Flybikes products are good.
and Cult also.
9 rise bars. riders heights are between 5'3 - 5'10
Scrapbikes (local brand) very cheap but decent quality parts. Enemy (local brand) quite cheap but decent quality also.
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Here it's all about Demolition freecoasters. Merritt grips and stems. Standard is the frame to have.
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