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5/21/2017 1:42 PM

Hey guys my names Malcolm and I'm new to the forums and BMX. About half a year ago I bought a Framed team BMX(A crappy sub 200$ bike). The bikes been good to me, learned footjamwhips, Barspins, and 180's. However it's constantly breaking so i've replaced it with several cheap new parts. Today the fork completely bent and im sick of replacing parts for a bike I know won't last me. I'm planning to ditch it and buy the Cult Control 2016 complete bike. Is that a good beginner bike or should I slowly build up my framed team to a complete custom bike. If you could put in your two cents that would be great thanks.

Bike I'm thinking of buying.
https://www.danscomp.com/products/102688/2016_Cult_Control_Bike.html

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5/21/2017 2:27 PM

Get a frame, forks, and whatever else you can afford, and start building on that. For $500 you could really put together something decent, especially if you find sales, or used stuff.

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5/21/2017 3:59 PM

Getting a nice complete is the best decison, because if anything breaks on the complete you will replace the broken part with an aftermarket part, then slowly end up with a custom bike.

Upgrading a shitty bike that won't last is a bad idea because the bike won't be good before every parts gets replaced because each part replacement would lead to another part replacement because compatibility problems in the way.
Imagine getting a new frame, then you cannot fit the shitty monobloc crank with US bearing in the new frame, so new cranks and bearings, add a tiny sprocket to it, end up with a weird gearing like 25x13, so new back hub... then the list goes on and already too much money spend for a half great bike.

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5/21/2017 11:08 PM

Either a new, decent complete. Or buy a second hand custom build. That way you can buy parts to dial it in, and still sell on the aftermarket parts to get some money back. For example, you buy a second hand custom build, but the frames too short, you can buy a second hand aftermarket frame and sell yours for roughly the same price (depending what it is) so you'll end up with a bike that's dialed for a few hundred $. You can still get away with buying a few parts new and not be spending silly money on a bike

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5/23/2017 5:09 PM

Thanks for chipping in, based on your feedback I'm gonna abandon the crap bike with the dented fork and buy a complete bike. I'm planning on buying a kink liberty, it has all sealed bearings and an integrated headset and a full chromoly frame at a sweet price of 449$, from what I've gathered it's a bike that should be compatible with good quality aftermarket parts. It think its a really good buy rather than essentially building up a complete custom bike around the skeleton of my current shitty bike.


KINK Liberty https://www.danscomp.com/products/102908/2018_Kink_Liberty_Bike.html?&gclid=CjwKEAjwu4_JBRDpgs2RwsCbt1MSJABOY8annrB3J8S3A0_yWZk5vGxbixkRGtKLsvJDIxMGMSVSqBoCRC7w_wcB



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5/23/2017 5:37 PM

Looks like a nice bike.

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5/23/2017 6:23 PM

I would say so

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5/25/2017 8:09 AM

Yea its a pretty nice ride.

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5/25/2017 9:04 AM

Kink bikes are east coast born, far east coast bred. I like them(: western mind with eastern philosophies. Have fun my friend!

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5/28/2017 6:02 AM

Alright thanks for the feedback, stoked for it to finish shipping.

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5/29/2017 12:24 AM

Stock parts will never hold up like aftermarket parts, and they have no resale value either. If your confident that's what you want, then go for it. For $500 you could get a badass custom that someone spent $1400 building. I would never buy a complete, when you can find better, cheaper bikes on Craigslist, or eBay. That's me though. I dented up my $500 stock frame within a couple months, and then bought an aftermarket frame.

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5/29/2017 12:46 AM

ggallin422 wrote:

Stock parts will never hold up like aftermarket parts, and they have no resale value either. If your confident that's what you want, then go for it. For $500 you could get a badass custom that someone spent $1400 building. I would never buy a complete, when you can find better, cheaper bikes on Craigslist, or eBay. That's me though. I dented up my $500 stock frame within a couple months, and then bought an aftermarket frame.

so true

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