FBM Heathen Bike

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    “Decent bike.”

    The Good:

    Frame, forks, and rims.

    The Bad:

    Wheels and stem.

    Overall Review:

    Mine was okay. The forks and frame felt solid but the wheels pooped out on me. The forks and frame right now have a new owner and are lasting. I broke some other parts on it but I can't complain really. For not having great specs it was pretty nice. The back wheel felt pretty solid even though mine locked up and the bearings blew. For a 430$ complete or whatever, definitely 4 stars. The frames the best part though. My rims on it were unbreakable though, someone else has been using em for a while now.

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    Vital BMX member Spenlard
    73785 Spenlard http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/73785/avatar/c50_jkhjkhk_1443686741.jpg?1443686290 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Spenlard,73785/all 01/02/11 10 13 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Spenlard,73785/setup 424 6887 49 7 49

    “FBM heathen V2 review updated”

    The Good:

    very light strongish frame , stem holds well , decent tires , i swapped my front for the Maxxis holy roller . looks and rides good all around louder rear hub while it lasts. the rims are tough as hell, and the driver lives on in an odsy hub.

    The Bad:

    cheap sprocket , weak bars , crappy front hub the front tire was light but slipped on park and street. cracked my down tube gusset weld. Rear hub just crapped out on me. replaced by a new primo mix. also the headset was rather sticky compared to the new kink. but its only a stock one. whats it matter?

    Overall Review:

    very well built , got front triangle of chro-mo removable mounts, good solid hubs to begin with, VERY strong rims, looks the best in white, but its new one is a shit show in comparison. If you do break it you get a new fbm frame for cheap money, good stuff too.

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    Vital BMX member theboss
    67466 theboss http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/67466/avatar/c50_DSCI1336.jpg?1309886271 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/theboss,67466/all 08/28/10 1 56 415 26 20 3

    “LOVE this bike!!”

    The Good:

    strong--has held up for me perfectly, a good geometry that is useable for anything you want to ride

    The Bad:

    personally the bars were too short for me and the sprocket bent in half on a grind so i had to replace them & i never did trust the stem even though i never had any problems with it(got a shadow stem)

    Overall Review:

    good bike, can barely ask for more of it

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    Vital BMX member Philip Hatchett
    56122 Philip Hatchett http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/56122/avatar/c50_SDC10356.jpg?1313456571 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Philip-Hatchett,56122/all 01/04/10 1 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Philip-Hatchett,56122/setup 1 4 86 3

    “A good bike overall”

    The Good:

    everything but the stem and front tire

    The Bad:

    stem is kinda big and weak, knobby front tire

    Overall Review:

    The bike is really good overall, the only thing really wrong was the original stem would not hold bars in place, so i traded up to a animal jumpoff remix much better, the knobby front tire in my opinion takes away the clean look of the bike so i swapped for a kenda kontact., but you get alot of bike for the money...

    Specifications

    Model Year V2
    Frame Cro-mo main frame, Top Tuve: 20.5", Head Tube Angle: 74.5 degrees, Bottom Bracket Height: 11-3/4", Seat Tube Angle: 71 degrees, Standover Height: 8-1/2", Rear End Length: 13-3/4"
        Materials
        Top Tube Length
        Chainstay Length
        Head Tube Angle
        Seat Tube Angle
        Standover Height
        BB Height
        Brakemounts
        Dropouts
    Fork Hi-ten, cro-mo 2pc steerer tube
    Handlebar 7.5" cro-mo
    Stem Alloy front load
    Grips Nice Miso
    Bar Ends Plastic
    Headset FBM Sealed integrated
    Cranks 3pc. 175mm
    Sprocket 25 tooth steel
    Bottom Bracket Sealed mid
    Pedals Primo Stricker - plastic
    Chain Taya 410 Black
    Driver/Freewheel 9T driver
    Front Rim Double wall 36H
    Rear Rim Double wall 36H
    Front Hub 10mm loose ball
    Rear Hub 14mm full-sealed
    Front Tire Tioga CompIII 2.125"
    Rear Tire Tioga FS-100 1.95"
    Spokes
    Seat Plastic Pivotal
    Seatpost Alloy Pivotal
    Seatpost Clamp Alloy Single Bolt
    Brakes Tektro 907 U Brake, Removable Posts and Cable Stop
    Brake Levers Artek FS-10 2-finger
    Detangler
    Cable
    Pegs 2 steel
    Colors Flat Electric Blue, White
    Weight

    Without Pegs: 25 lb 3 oz (11.4 kg)

    With Pegs: 26 lb 3 oz (11.9 kg)

    Miscellaneous
    Price $445.00
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