Latest Product Reviews

RSS

2016 Sunday EX Chris Childs Bike

“Low end parts”

C138_2016_ex_chris_childs

The Good:

Rides great and is good looking. It is a good complete bike and would recomend building off of. It has good traction will big tires and the bars feel wonderful

The Bad:

I have been told many times how nice the double wall wheels are. They arent actually double wal or nice. The cranks bend super easy so i would swap those first. The tires dont hold very high psi. All the parts are lower end for the price

Overall Review: I would recomend to some one looking for a bike to ride right away but things will break sortly. If you can afford to fix it here a d there it is really nice and one of my favorite bikes to ride

2016 Sunday EX Chris Childs Bike

“Low end parts”

C138_2016_ex_chris_childs

The Good:

Rides great and is good looking. It is a good complete bike and would recomend building off of. It has good traction will big tires and the bars feel wonderful

The Bad:

I have been told many times how nice the double wall wheels are. They arent actually double wal or nice. The cranks bend super easy so i would swap those first. The tires dont hold very high psi. All the parts are lower end for the price

Overall Review: I would recomend to some one looking for a bike to ride right away but things will break sortly. If you can afford to fix it here a d there it is really nice and one of my favorite bikes to ride

Mission Transit Cranks

“Hold on i have to fix my cranks”

C138_141885040_1290457360

The Good:

They are cheap and colorful. You can probably find a friend that is giving them away

The Bad:

They are cheap and low quality. They come loose so you tighten them more. Then you get the standard broken spindle bolt look.

Overall Review: I would not recommend for any riding. They are sketcky at best. The price reflects the quality.

Shadow Conspiracy Deadbolt Bar Ends

“They are great just keep them from getting sharp”

C138_49035325

The Good:

They are strong and last long

The Bad:

They get sharp ends over time

Overall Review: Just file them down every once in a while and you wont have any problems. Well worth it though. I have had them longer than most of the parts on my bike

Demolition Rotator Freecoaster Hub Rear Hub

“Got from a friend”

C138_img_2803

The Good:

It was free and i built a nice wheel around it. It seems to be pretty common and cheap

The Bad:

I see alot of them with blow driver bearing mine included. I see less that work the way they are suppose to.

Overall Review: I went with it to see if i liked free coasters. It works pretty well it just pops and cracks when you stop pedalling some times.
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member Philip171
144219 Philip171 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Philip171,144219/all 12/01/16 7

2009 Subrosa 2009 NOVUS STREET Bike

“Its pretty ok”

C138_s1600_91713420_1262030554

The Good:

The wheels and cranks were strong and the frame was nice

The Bad:

The frame dents and the fork and front axle bent. The geomety is long.

Overall Review: It held up great for some time. Deffinently better for dirt than park or street. I loved it i had just thrashed on it more than a complete bike is built for.
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member Philip171
144219 Philip171 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Philip171,144219/all 12/01/16 7

Shadow Conspiracy Little One Pegs Pegs

“Bullet proof”

C138_103_06303_tsc_littleonespegs_black_single

The Good:

Affordable good looking and you can get sleeves for them. They are super strong and work great

The Bad:

Slippery when wet

Overall Review: I have had mine for 3 years and never rotate them. They still have tons of life and work great. Just get sleeves for parks that dont allow metal pegs and they will last longer than the bike.
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member Philip171
144219 Philip171 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Philip171,144219/all 12/01/16 7

Deluxe F-Lite Sprocket

“great sprocket”

C138_103309060_1268048884

The Good:

Strong
Light

The Bad:

Only one bolt hole

Overall Review: I ran this for 2 years, and its still perfectly ridable. It survived 2 6 foot airs directly to sprocket case, and just shrugged them off.
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member djfivejames
684 djfivejames http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/684/avatar/c50_87829830_1258697926.jpg?1293016511 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/djfivejames,684/all 09/19/06 1 18 16 15 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/djfivejames,684/setup 4 33 1 58 5 4

Deluxe PA USA Frame

“Deluxe PA Model”

C138_usa_pa_model_frame_black_good_1

The Good:

Stiff
Strong
Slack
Stable

The Bad:

Nothing really.

Overall Review: This was my first USA made frame after many Taiwanese models. The first thing I noticed was how stiff it was, these frames were made by Solid and they were made well. The geo is geared for high speed stability, the 74 HA and 11.5SO really tailor it for trails and concrete transitions. I rode it for over a year with no issues at all.
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member djfivejames
684 djfivejames http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/684/avatar/c50_87829830_1258697926.jpg?1293016511 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/djfivejames,684/all 09/19/06 1 18 16 15 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/djfivejames,684/setup 4 33 1 58 5 4

Blitz 36h Front Wheels

“Blitz 36h front wheel (discontinued)”

C138_blitz_front_wheel

The Good:

A Hoffman Bikes side brand, Sealed low flange hub, double-walled rim with pinned joint, loads of color options, sturdy axle, durable and awesome price.

The Bad:

Hub will loosen up over time.

Overall Review: When i first got this complete wheel from a mail order bmx website, the wheel came with pretty loose spokes 'which is common for stock complete wheels' , so I sent it back to that site and whoever trued my wheel did a more than good job. Alot of people say that it is good to break in the stock wheel before tightening spokes or doing maintenance, but for the price of a 65 dollar wheel i already knew what damage i could have done to it without proper truing for my riding style, which is mostly street. so after sending it and getting it back my spokes still to this day ' 4 years later' are still tighter than a virgin Read More »
Rate review: 0 Up Down
Vital BMX member Shredkink9
144089 Shredkink9 http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/144089/avatar/c50_sptnc1_1480460365.jpg?1480459814 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Shredkink9,144089/all 11/29/16 1 1