Added reply in a thread BMX vs Downhill trails 5/24/2018 5:14 AM

Same. My idea since a long time has been to combine MTB-type obstacles/features and BMX bikes. Rather like a downhill/jump trail in the woods, but for BMXes. Which was my philosophy when building trails on my farm, but now that I'm here digging at another ... more »

Added reply in a thread Congrats DAVE LAWRENCE!!! 5/24/2018 5:06 AM

Congrats for the 10 years to Dave (and other members who are also on the forum for a long time).

Added reply in a thread Cranks Making Horrible Noises!! 5/24/2018 5:04 AM

^Always.

Added reply in a thread What color should I get? 5/21/2018 7:52 AM

Black. Everything can be paired with black- it's a "neutral" colour. With splatter tires, it's a hit or miss situation.

Added reply in a thread BSD Tires. 5/21/2018 7:38 AM

I have been running 2.4 Mainlines for a long time as my front tire, and although I don't have a bad opinion on them, I won't be thinking of getting them a second time. They were by far the most difficult tires I had to install on my rims. My only gripe ... more »

Added reply in a thread Splatter painting tires... 5/20/2018 9:32 AM

I always do. It's one of my favourites.

Added reply in a thread Splatter painting tires... 5/19/2018 3:40 PM

I don't know how the original tires were made (to get that splatter, I guess that it might come from a few coloured blobs they had in the fabrication process), but theoretically, you wouldn't get much results with painting on tires... It just doesn't

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Added reply in a thread Any Recommended Grips/ bar ends 5/18/2018 2:50 PM

As for grips, I recommend the Subrosa Genetic grips. They are basically a copy of ODI longnecks with an inverted rose on it, BUT: they are one of the longest grips on the market (not taking into consideration the monstrous noodle obscenities of course) ... more »

Added reply in a thread trust VS street sweeper 5/18/2018 2:45 PM

Wise decision. WTP Completes are the best ones you will find on the market, their unparalleled quality and specs are second to none. Support your local bike shop by opting for the Trust! Build rapport, get to know people and have friendly faces to turn ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any Recommended Grips/ bar ends 5/18/2018 2:41 PM

I have the WTP Patrols. They don't rust as they're in stainless steel. Shadow Deadbolt bar ends are lighter and seem to have a bigger diameter- which is good as the Patrols don't protect at all from dirt ingress.

Added reply in a thread Help choose a colour scheme 5/16/2018 5:58 AM

I would do the second frame, with black rims, white tires, chrome handlebars and forks. Heck, your bike, your ideas. 2012-ish bikes were nice too (solid colour frame, tan wall tires).

Added reply in a thread BMX Noob looking for Advice 5/16/2018 5:51 AM

Don't forget the 22 inch options- 20 inchers are a bit too snappy on fast, flowy and high boost dirt jumps. Frames with more slack, lower BBs and longer rear ends (like the Deluxe PA) are equivalent to 22 inchers, without the benefit of more momentum ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting started 5/16/2018 5:47 AM

For your height, it is best to go for the top end of the spectrum. 21 is the minimum. I'm also 1 m 90, I'm run a 21.25 TT frame with a 9.5 inch bar, top load stem with 1 cm spacers. You'll be more comfy on a 22 inch- it's gonna be more stable at the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shoes, do they matter? 5/16/2018 5:43 AM

Bulletpup nailed it on the head. The most important things to consider are: -flat bottomed shoes -relatively deep/soft under-thread -ankle support (padded mids or highs, no lows) -thick insoles Thin soles that spread your weight out is preferable to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sponsorship: Bikes or Cash? 5/15/2018 1:18 PM

I'll second you on this. This is absolute paradise.

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Added reply in a thread My first BMX bike - BIG DADDY... 5/13/2018 5:42 AM

Hello there- and welcome to the forum. I too am a mountain biker- these little bikes are sure fun, eh?! Are you talking spoked as in skyway tuff wheels (6 big plastic spokes)? If you can post a pic, I'll send you some ice cream. Cheers Skylight.

Added reply in a thread Transparent paint job 5/13/2018 4:19 AM

Not ghetto, don't worry. You're doing it the good way. Your bike is sick btw- I love that blue. You can be proud of the paint job- first class. However, a day after the first base coat should be sufficient (some situations ask for 2 base coats). Another ... more »

Added reply in a thread 10" bars on a 19" frame? 5/13/2018 4:05 AM

Nice! I really did consider the Raiders (they are nice bars) but then went with 9.5 inchers instead. I'm keeping my upgrades incremental. For the moment, I'm really happy on my 21.25 and 9.5 set up. How's the back pain? You might need a few weeks on ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fail/crash 5/12/2018 2:21 PM

The BMX race track (or a pump track) can help tons also. You negotiate the stuff at any speed you want, and you get a feel- while pumping- for the whole movement allowed on your bike. Also- when it gets too scary, stop. Keep it for another day, another ... more »