These parts are all gonna be bought and put together in my new completely custom bmx, btw this is my first bmx so if the cranks are bad then ignore it:
Frame, Bars and Forks: Verde Cartel V2
Stem: Subrosa Hold on
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Brake Lever: Eastern
Front Wheel: Demolition Bulimia 36h
Back Wheel: Demolition Anorexia 36h (with left side 9t driver)
Sprocket: Shiner ECO
Cranks: Stolen Mob
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted
Brake: Odyssey EVO II
Brake Cable: Odyssey
Tyres: Odyssey Path P-Lyte
Its all red and white and is worth £1000...
It weighs 10.3kg
Is this a good bike and i know the cranks are rubbish
Dont buy a damn custom for your first bike.
if you need left hand drive and you plan on griding right away get a vit van homan 3.
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thats a good shout but is the bike good
better then my first bike..
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Fair but guys what im asking is that is this bike a good weight and are the parts good except the cranks
yes it is a good bike but do you need a bike of that caliber as your first bike? It might be too much, especially for the price you're gonna pay. I say find a cheaper bike to make sure you like the sport, but that's just my opinion. The Stolen crank is decent, it's not bad and i doubt you'll ride the bike hard enough to snap them which is why people don't like them.
So in short, buy a cheaper bike to decide whether or not that's what you wanna do. I know i wouldn't want a $1500 bike for my first bike and then find out i won't ride it as much as i wanted to.
cheers and thanks thats what i wanted and i wouldnt of gone and bought a bike like this yet after not borrowing my cousins for the last 3 months cheers
oh ok, i thought you were completely new to the sport. Well if you want a bike that expensive as your first more power to ya, i would spend probably half that on a complete. But good luck.
thanks and will this bike be a good weight for park and some street.
Exactly what sbc said, I got my first bike about a year or two ago, it was a haro x0, it lasted me a year then I bought a used custom macneil to see how a custom bike felt, I just sold that a year later and I am now looking at some pretty good completes, but I would say, never, ever spend more than like $600 on your first bike, because that first bike will be the bike that takes the most beating, you will fall, a lot, on this bike, you will run into things, a lot, on this bike, just make sure it has atleast a back double wall rim, and ATLEAST a tri-moly frame, considering its your first bike the frame isn't that big of a deal because you won't be casing enough things off the start and won't be getting lots of air off the start so it will hold up, so I would say just get a cheaper, full chromo or tri-moly complete, and save this list of parts and then once you feel really comfortable on a bike say, 2 years from now maybe, then look at this parts list, find out what has changed and upgrade the list, then buy it all and build a custom bike, but there is no way you should but a custom as your first bike.
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thanks and that is a valid point i have een involved with bmxing for years and am already alright and am very comfortable on bmxs i shouldnt of started this bike but its too late and am already half in and i wouldnt of done this just for the custom bike i wanted a good bmx to not only learn on but to kinda show off. i also wanted something as a hobby , building it. i really wanted a light good bmx to start and really want to learn so the decision might not be the best but i have really enjoyed the building so far and cant wait to finish and learn some tricks thanks anyway
why get an expensive bike to show off? Honestly when i see kids roll up on $1500 bikes i'm not impressed unless they're out there going big.
i didnt want the bike to show it off i want o become a good bmxer and thought a good bike would help its just a contributing factor to when im not at the park to have a nice bike. i didnt mean to properly show it off i really want to spend every day i can on this bike
If you know you're going to stick with BMX and you have the money i say go ahead and get the custom. It will save you money in the long run from having to upgrade your complete parts when they break
thats a good point but i really want to go with the custom as i enjoy building and just want a nice bike and it would help surely cos the bike would be lighter and maybe that kid cant do anything cos he hasnt tried
around here it's either the kid has a nice bike and can't ride or the kid has a walmart bike, can't ride and will argue with everyone how his bike is better than everyone elses. This is why i stick to trails, no little kids there, they're all at the skatepark on their scooters.
Hey Satan if you are spending that much money why dont you just buy better cranks?
this kid started a "how to" thread, he doesn't know the basics of riding pretty much....these are the kids i don't waste my time with, they build a bike in their head and never get it and then they will start a million threads in the "how to" section. After that it's what color grips, what color scheme bike, are foldable tires good, etc.
sorry... and i will buy some new cranks soon
Im sorry sbc785 if you feel Im a waste of your time but everyones gotta start somewhere. I thought this site would be help to grow my knowledge on BMXing by people that have this extended knowledge. I enjoy attempting new tricks (however basic) and building this bike is a project i really want to finish. Yes I do care about the colour scheme and dont need advice in this area but will want advice from the more experienced riders.