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2009 DK Helio Bike (discontinued)

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Discontinued
2009 DK Helio Bike Helio

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    “Pretty Solid Bike”

    The Good: This bike is a great bike for beginners who are wanting to get serious about BMX. The bike is innexpensive and reletively light for the price. The frame geomometry is forgiving and pretty dialed for almost anything you can throw at it.

    The Bad: Considering the other completes available, this bike is pretty light for the price you pay, but still carrys a bit of weight. I've found that the headset will become loose often and requires a quick tightening from time to time, especially if you ride hard. The cranks started to show signs of weakness after the first 6 months. I broke the pedals the first day I rode it, and the sprocket is weak. The rear hub is also pretty low budget and is prone to pop and does not have verry quick engagement. The stock pegs are a peice of poo and weigh as much as a bus.

    Overall Review: I have had my Helio for over a year and I ride at least 4 times a week. I have replaced everything in favor of lighter/stronger parts except the wheels/hubs and stem/headset. The frame is great and perfect for trails, park, and light street. I'm 6.0ft and 210lbs and the Helio has held up to everything I have thrashed. I highly recomend this bike if you are looking for a bike to get you started and build up as you progress. Without pegs, the bike only weighs around 24 1/2 pounds stock. You can easily drop weight off this bike and really make a sweet ride. I have fell in love with the geometry and as I look for a new lighter frame, I will try to match the overal geometry as close as possible to my Helio.

    “nice nice nice”

    The Good: everything on this bike is nice.the only problem im having is with the bottom bracket,have now got colony hell stallion forks,colony official stem,snafu chunk lite 28t sprocket,colony stump seat post and pivotal colony seat,diatech brake arms,snafu c lever,oddysey liniear cable,oddysey tiwisted pc's and shadow conspiracy half link chain.

    The Bad: nothing at all

    Overall Review: very nice bike i highly reccomend it.form factory it is super smooth havewnt had any troubles with wheel bearings,have been riding it for nearly a year now and wheel spokes only just starting to loosen.it is reasonable weight for a relatively cheap bike and cockpit isnt cramped seat comfortable.AT first i thought dk was bad but this changed my mind forever definantly better than eastern and forgotten and those sorts of brands.so if you have the chance pop around to your local biek shop and have a look at one of these things.

    “Untitled”

    got this ike a couple weeks back. the only problem with this bike is the back wheel loosens faster then any bike ive ever had. its also unsealed. i am getting a freecoaster for it and putting my gyro on it then its going for the park days

    Specifications

    Model Year 2009
    Frame DK Park/Trail design 100% 4130 Chromoly, holes for removable gyro tabs
        Materials
        Top Tube Length
        Chainstay Length
        Head Tube Angle
        Seat Tube Angle
        Standover Height
        BB Height
        Brakemounts
        Dropouts
    Fork 100% 4130 Chromoly (1-1/8")
    Handlebar DK 8" 2 pc 100% 4130 Chromoly
    Stem DK Alloy 1-1/8" Front Load
    Grips DK Tsuka
    Bar Ends
    Headset Cane Creek Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing 1-1/8"
    Cranks Tubular 3pc 175mm Chromoly
    Sprocket DK 25T CNC Alloy
    Bottom Bracket Spanish sealed w/ 8 splined Chromoly spindle
    Pedals Aluminum Platform
    Chain KMC
    Driver/Freewheel 9T 1pc Cassette driver
    Front Rim 36H Alienation PBR rims w/Alloy hubs 14mm Cassette rear
    Rear Rim
    Front Hub
    Rear Hub
    Front Tire Kenda Park/Trail design, 20"X 2.1" front and 20"X1.95" rear
    Rear Tire
    Spokes
    Seat DK Slim 7mm rails
    Seatpost Alloy 25.4 mm
    Seatpost Clamp
    Brakes Tektro FX-340 Alloy U-brake (seatstay mounted)
    Brake Levers
    Detangler
    Cable
    Pegs DK Peg
    Colors Cyan Blue, Matte Black
    Weight

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