I have owned this bike for a month now, so here is a quick overview of my expierience. I really was not digging the bar/stem combo so when I ordered this off actionvillage I ordered the FIT DL drop stem and Sky High bars to go in their place. I didnt switch anything else out. The bike showed up and I had to tru the wheels, adjust the freecoaster (the hub was not tightend and the coaster gap was GINORMUS!) This didnt really bother me tho kuz I injoy building bikes from scratch anyways. i wish the rear tire was the 1.9-2.1 insted of the 1.5, I mostley ride street and its a bit small for those fat landings. Rims are holding up good, no complaints. But the main problemS are the pedals, I bent my axles within 2 weeks of riding. I'm really not that rough ofa rider, I ride pretty smooth for the most part. I can still ride them but I am either going to buy new ones or get them replaced. for what its worth they stick good and they are bigger than most BMX pedals which i really like coming from a Downhill MTB backround. Overall I am very happy with this bike. It was the cheapest bike that had a freecoaster on a complete at $610 or something on actionvillage. I dont feel ripped off kuz I got this at a good price, but $999 MSRP is NOT worth it. Id go out and buy a FIT or WTP before I ever bought this bike at MRSP. If you were wondering the headset and breaks do work well. I use a break about 60% of the time i ride every week. i wish there were Alu or steel pegs insted of park pegs. I will have to switch those out because im burning holes three them, keep having to rotate haha. If you can still fnd this bike online or at a shop somewhere go for it, It is a good bike. with a freecoaster. just dont spend more than 650 for it. its not that, eccpecially kuz the bar/stem combo thing is stupid.
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|Street /Park /Dirt CrMo, MidBB, Integrated S/B|
|1 1/8â€œ CrMo|
|8â€œ Anchor LT, CrMo|
|3-pc, CrMo, S/B|
|slim, aluminium, B/B|
|front: BIG-V rim, blk, Astral hub, rear: BIG-O rim, blk, DT-SWISS spokes Freewheel: 9 T REVERSE Freecoaster|
|front: MAC2 Dirt steel, rear: MAC1.5 steel|
|chain tensioners, Halflink chain, Alchemy pegs, Pyramid LockOn grips, 23.6 lbs without pegs|
|More Info||KHE website|