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7/31/2017 2:12 PM

So i'm looking for a bmx right now. My price range is about 350-450€. I'm about 5,7 foot at 15yo. I will mainly ride park and a bit of street. What bike should i go for ? What top tube size?
I'm thinking of this one right now:
https://www.danscomp.com/products/102907/2018_Kink_Whip_Bike.html

Thanks!

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7/31/2017 4:23 PM

Seems like a good choice to me. I'd say the size is just about right for you. Lol IMO size is just preference; I'm about 5'8 and ride a 21" frame with a Merritt hightop headset (pretty damn tall spacer) and it feels great. Go for it!

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8/1/2017 12:41 AM

Thank you !
anyone else?

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8/1/2017 1:10 AM

Bike looks legit. I'm on a 2013 Whip and I just had a peek at this one a few days back. I approve! smile

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8/1/2017 8:02 AM

Hell yeah I like the root beer colorway

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8/1/2017 10:25 AM

Cool ty!

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8/1/2017 12:55 PM

What do you think of the tt size tho?

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8/1/2017 3:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/1/2017 3:46 PM

20.5 is absolutely fine for your height. I'm 6'2" and ride a 21.5 but can rock out on 20s no problem. Just learn to ride and have fun. You can generally sort alot of issues with stem size, spacers on your headset and diffetent handlebar hieghts. Can make any frame extremely different when you play with these aspects...

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8/2/2017 1:25 AM

Thanks! Any other bike suggestions? Is kink a good brand ?

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8/2/2017 4:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/2/2017 9:26 AM

I JUST ordered an Eastern Shovelhead for $399 US. It's a full crmo frame, fork, bars, cranks. Double wall rims, sealed hubs, etc..; If you can swing it (& it sounds like you can) find a bike that has full crmo frame, forks & handlebars (at the very least). This will be more durable & longer lasting than the "hi-tens" steel (mild steel). I believe kink makes a good bike but I have noticed that they tend to only put crmo tubing in their front triangles (TT, DT) on everything but their high(er)-end bikes/frames) From what I've looked at recently, this is one of the best deals out there right now! It has a 20.8 (I believe) TT length. BTW, for reference, I am 6', 195#.

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8/2/2017 9:17 AM

Good thx

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8/3/2017 4:58 AM

Let us know what you get & post some pics when you do!

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