Bike decisions....

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7/18/2016 10:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2016 10:50 PM

Hey all, back again...
Toss up now between the 2016 Verde A/V (http://verdebmx.com/completes/2016-av/), the 2016 Verde Cadet (http://verdebmx.com/completes/2016-cadet/), and the 2016 We The People Curse (http://wethepeoplebmx.de/curse). Would anyone mind offering their opinion on the best bike out of these three?
If it helps, here's a place for comparison of the three: http://www.vitalbmx.com/product/compare/9608-9544-9547
Cheers tongue

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7/18/2016 11:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/18/2016 11:05 PM

The wethepeople doesn't have fully sealed hubs. But the frame has Spanish bb and integrated headset. Meaning less hassle, and will be much easier to upgrade cranks if/when you want to.
The Verde cadet has sealed hubs, which is good, but the bb is US and the headset is standard, meaning upgrading the cranks would probably require a new bb, and US bb's aren't as easy to come across as they used to be. And the headset could be more hassle. Plus if you ever upgrade your forks you'd have to find some that don't have a built in crown race, which are also becoming hard to find.


Forget the a/v. The other 2 are very similar, one isn't really better than the other, they both have different advantages and disadvantages. Both wouldn't be a bad start. But bear in mind that you will need to start replacing parts if you want them to last.

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7/18/2016 11:08 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

The wethepeople doesn't have fully sealed hubs. But the frame has Spanish bb and integrated headset. Meaning less hassle, and ...more

Rear hub of the WTP is fully sealed, the front I'll have to either maintain really well, or maybe get a new one in the future. No worries about upgrading parts, that won't be a problem. I'm thinking the WTP over the Cadet, close call though. Thanks for your help mate!!

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7/18/2016 11:19 PM

Ah, yeah the rear hub is sealed. Go for the wethepeople. The comparison chart thing doesn't say it's fully sealed, but other websites do.
If upgrading parts isn't a problem, could you not just stretch your budget to a better bike? Only a couple of models up from those and you'd have chromoly parts and sealed bearings throughout

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7/19/2016 12:16 AM

grumpySteve wrote:

Ah, yeah the rear hub is sealed. Go for the wethepeople. The comparison chart thing doesn't say it's fully sealed, but other ...more

this. maybe save up a tidbit more or get a used bike from craigslist or pinkbike or an lbs. get wayyyy more bang for your buck

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7/19/2016 3:32 PM

Cheers guys, I'm thinking I'll upgrade parts a little more as I go, but I'll have a look at some better models. Thanks for your help smile

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