Best Bike around $700

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4/20/2015 9:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2015 10:42 AM

So I'm an old guy looking to get into BMX. A friend of mine gave me an old race frame (Specialized Redline S works) that I have been messing around with for a month, but I want get a frame for street / vert. After looking around it seems like WTP, Sunday, and Fit were among the top brands. I'm thinking of going with http://www.empirebmx.com/fit-bikes-dugan-sig-2015 but I'm open to suggestions. I could probably go another $100 higher or so depending if it's worth it.

I'm 5'10" and 170 pounds and I ride left foot forward if that matters at all.

Edit: I'm 32 so I'm pretty set as far as a car goes.

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4/20/2015 10:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2015 10:30 AM

Save it for a car no need to ask if you have 700. People only ask what bike to get if they have around 350 to 500 you have 700 there's are tons of good bike for that price. it your money buy what you want. If you want to fit buy it. How old are we talking about.

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4/20/2015 10:35 AM

friend of mine got the dugan sig. after 6 months, hes had bent forks, messed up cranks, stripped stem and bars. he doesnt even ride very hard. most of the fits are solid though.

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4/20/2015 10:43 AM

That's kind of worrying. Should I be looking at something else, or was that just a fluke or something?

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4/20/2015 10:58 AM

Buy a United Martinez complete

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4/20/2015 11:42 AM

eskimojay wrote:

Buy a United Martinez complete

I appreciate the advice, but I would rather stay with a full chomoly frame. I haven't read very many good things about Hiten steel besides being cheap.

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4/20/2015 3:16 PM

What about a Fit Dugan Sig, it's full chromoly and looks really good, maybe a subrosa letum, that looks good aswell

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4/20/2015 3:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2015 3:24 PM

I have never heard of a Specialized Redline Sworks...and I worked for the biggest Specialize dealer in the nation.

Must be a Specialized with some redline stuff.

I would look for anything FULL CHROMOLY, double wall rims, and sealed bearings.

Outside of that for the most part it is up to you.

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4/20/2015 3:39 PM

Best bike for $700?? ... You can possibly throw in an extra $100!!

The best bike for that money is a custom.

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4/20/2015 5:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2015 5:37 PM

800 isn't going to get you shit for a custom

Your going to need at least 1500 to 2 grand for a decent custom

A United parts package with a frame will be more then 800 and even then your pretty much just getting a stock complete

If I had 700 I would just buy a mongoose mode 900 and save the rest for replacement parts when they break

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4/20/2015 5:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2015 5:53 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I have never heard of a Specialized Redline Sworks...and I worked for the biggest Specialize dealer in the nation.

Must be a Specialized with some redline stuff.

I would look for anything FULL CHROMOLY, double wall rims, and sealed bearings.

Outside of that for the most part it is up to you.

Here are a couple terrible pics of the bike I have now.

http://i.imgur.com/gQOCXgv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/sSCuXgB.jpg

So yeah I guess you're right. Probably just redline forks and a couple other things.

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4/21/2015 2:23 PM

Hey! Any of those Signature Fit bikes like at the link below would be GREAT!
http://www.albes.com/search.aspx?find=fit%20sig%20stock

Also check out this DK that is a little cheaper but VERY good.
http://www.albes.com/search.aspx?find=DK%20Model%20X

If you are willing to spend a little more check this link
http://www.albes.com/search.aspx?find=sdv2%202015

Hope that helps some!

--Flip
www.albes.com



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4/21/2015 5:44 PM

I can't stress enough how much you can save on buying a used custom bike. I found a $1200 custom bike for $500 in good condition. If you can find somebody to help you who will know what parts are good or if you can look them up, then I suggest buying a used bike. I wish I bought used when I got my first complete. My friend saved $300 on his and its still running strong 3 years later. A lot of people who quit biking for whatever reason sell their bikes for fairly low.

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4/21/2015 5:45 PM

Buy my bike $800 shipped all aftermarket You won't be disappointed.

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4/21/2015 6:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2015 6:06 PM

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

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4/21/2015 6:13 PM

acedog890 wrote:

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

how are you going to generalize a race in this. my parents wouldn't buy me shit over $100. i need to save my own money. $800 for a bike is not stupid, even though customs usually are better for the money.

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4/21/2015 6:32 PM

acedog890 wrote:

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

i paid around 1500 usd for my bike... which i earned, from the job i work, to make a living, to pay bills, and buy myself items i desire, and yes i am white.

ps, your a fucktard

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4/21/2015 7:18 PM

acedog890 wrote:

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

Hey I'm not white I'm Brown. I'm 18 I have a good job my parents have never gave me a dime to buy parts. I spent way more than what I'm asking. Also most of the parts are lightly used and not beat up. I was just putting it out there it's a really solid bike For the money.

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4/21/2015 7:20 PM

Thank you for the tips Flip. Can you help with what the advantages of the more expensive haro bike is over the Fit sig bikes you posted?

I would really be interested in buying something used on craigslist, but I don't really know anyone around who could help me. I would be afraid I would buy something that looks good, but was ready to fall apart or something.

Acedog890, you are an idiot. If you took 2 seconds to read my first post you would see I'm an adult.

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4/21/2015 7:38 PM

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4/21/2015 7:39 PM

acedog890 wrote:

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

Usually I think spending alot of cash on a complete is a waste. I just redead your original post and overlooked that your just getting into it. Yeah I'd stalk craigslist for a few weeks and see what pops up for around $400 ish. I wouldn't sink a ton of money into a D/S/P bike until you create a base line for your self. You don't know what you like and what feels right for you yet.

Stop asking whats better for me Kink, WTP, or Fit etc... And start asking stuff like whats better for me a 20.5" 21.25" or a 22" TT... Headtube angle, sesttube angle, chainstay etc... The difference between a racebike and a D/S/P bike are HUGE.

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4/21/2015 7:43 PM

^ quoted that accidentally

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4/21/2015 7:58 PM

acedog890 wrote:

Who in the hell would spend 800 on Damn bike oh yea white people because they think they have money and can ask there punk rich parents for 800 on stupid ass bike. Then 6 months later they going to ouit bmx and sell there bike waste of money. 800 on a bike is dumb. Also I'm white I got a good custom with aftermarket parts for 350.

You're either a troll or a fucking idiot. I bought my dirt jumper for more than 800 and I'm not white but I do have something called a Job you should get one maybe than you'll stop generalizing you fuck.

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4/22/2015 7:40 AM

Buy Mario's bike. That's a deal.

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4/23/2015 7:27 AM

Dial M for Murder wrote:

Thank you for the tips Flip. Can you help with what the advantages of the more expensive haro bike is over the Fit sig bikes you posted?

I would really be interested in buying something used on craigslist, but I don't really know anyone around who could help me. I would be afraid I would buy something that looks good, but was ready to fall apart or something.

Acedog890, you are an idiot. If you took 2 seconds to read my first post you would see I'm an adult.

Yo,
The price of the Haro is a bit more due to a better frame with butted tubing, better for with investment cast drop out, some aftermarket Demolition parts, and a free coaster rear wheel.

The Haro is a better bike but the question is do you NEED that extra stuff.

If you are willing to spend $650 or so on a used after market complete I have one of Brandon Dosch's old bikes here I'd be willing to sell.

20.75" Redline Device G7 Frame
Odyssey Forks
S&M Credence Bars
Redline G7 Cranks
Redline Sprocket 30t
Haro Hypno Double walled wheels (Dosch had Elitle wheels but those aren't included)
Fit FAF Tires
Fly PC Pedals

He only used it for a month. It's like new.

If you are into it shoot me an email at sales@albes.com

--Flip
www.albes.com

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