Fitbikeco mac 2 2015 or United KL40 pro 2014

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12/27/2014 8:17 AM

Need help to decide if I should buy a Fitbikeco mac 2 2015 or United KL40 pro 2014

My local Bmx shop has both bikes on sale for £399 and I'm not sure what to get

Fit Mac 2 2015
Retail price: £499

Specs:
Size/Geometry: TT 20.75" | CS 13.1" | HT 75º | ST 71º | SO 8.6"
Frame: 4130 Crmo front end and Chainstays
Forks: 4130 Crmo, tapered legs with CNC'd steerer
Bars: 4130 Crmo 8.7" rise
Headset: Integrated
Brakes: Removable Mounts (Brakes included)
Front Hub: Alloy sealed low flange 10mm
Rear Hub: Sealed 9t cassette hub
Rims: Revenge double rear, Single wall front
Tyres: Fit OEM 2.4"
Gearing: 25t-9t
Cranks: Sealed Mid BB Fit Indented 8sp tubular 3pc (175mm long)
Pedals: Fit Mac PC
Seat: Fit Barstool textured Pivotal
Stem: Fit alloy top load (50mm reach)
Pegs: 2x steel pegs with alloy rear hub guard
Weight: 25.26lbs / 11.45KG


United KL40 pro 2014
Retail price: £629

Specs:
Size: TT 21" CS 13.7" HT 74.5º ST 71º
Frame: Full Japanese 4130 Crmo
Forks: Full crmo with CNC, tapered legs
Bars: Heat treated 4130 8.9" rise
Headset: Integrated
Brakes: Removable brakes mounts
Front Hub: Sealed female 10mm
Rear Hub: Sealed 9t female cassette hub
Rims: Alloy double wall, aero front
Tyres: United direct 2.1" / Indirect 2.35"
Gearing: 28t-9t
Cranks: Sealed mid BB 2pc heat treated
Pedals: Duo resilite nylon
Seat: United KL40 slim pivotal
Stem: United top load stem
Weight: 23.3lbs

I know the United is worth more but that doesn't always mean it's better. I'm 5"9 and will be using it for street and skate park.
Thanks

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12/27/2014 8:25 AM

There basically the same but I would probably get the fit because it comes with pegs which will save you some money if your going to buy pegs anyway

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12/27/2014 9:01 AM

Fit, the united is more dirt oriented

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I ride to stay on two wheels and have fun!
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12/27/2014 9:37 AM

I would get the fit. The united might be too big for you, and the longer chainstays will make it a lot less responsive and it will feel sluggish. However, the fit's shorter chainstays will make it less stable in the air, so if you plan to ride really flowy park then I would get the united. The united's specs are a little better (full chromoly frame, double wall front) but I have a level 2 fit bike and haven't had any problems so you should be good. The 2 pegs that come with the fit are also a plus.

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