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7/17/2014 6:14 AM

Hello all. I haven't done any BMX since the 1990s, and now I'm trying to ride around again for fun with the kids so I started looking around at bikes and found the Diamondback Grind Pro for $249, along with a bunch of other similar bikes in that price range. Strange thing though is I noticed one day the price dropped to $159 @ Dicks sporting goods, and I figured for that price it would be a good beginner for myself that i could give to my kid once he moves into 20 for his first bike. Problem though is it disappeared from my cart before I could check-out and then it went right back to $249. Luckily Amazon also had it for 159 and let me checkout. I received it and put it together a couple of days later, it isn't bad at all for 159. Just a heads up. I've been enjoying reading the threads from the old timers who still are out there grinding (30, 35, 40, 45, keep at it fellas) I'm 32 my self and am glad I decided to ride again. As for the bike, it has a 19.5" top tube (didn't see it listed anywhere online)

$159 for the 2014 Diamondback Pro @ Amazon & Dicks Sporting Goods

http://www.amazon.com/Diamondback-Bicycles-20-Inch-Wheels-Orange/dp/B00FB6SAIW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405602472&sr=8-1&keywords=grind+pro+bmx

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=28435086

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7/17/2014 8:03 AM

You want a mongoose mode 900 from Walmart for 193 bucks....solid deal

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7/17/2014 8:13 AM

I'm going to have to agree on that mode 900... diamondback bikes suck man, they aren't very good... And dont buy hyperbike co at walmart either!!! I'd recommend mode 900 for $200, can't go wrong. It's actually a nice frame doublewall rims. Diamondback viper is going to be broken in no time. I had a diamonback joker and it broke down to pieces very quickly. now that frame is in my shed as my "indoor" bike... lol

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7/17/2014 10:48 AM

Wow, that goose seems to good to be true. Thanks

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7/17/2014 10:52 AM

How tall are u also? 19.5 tt is very small. 20.25 is recommended for "small" riders

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7/17/2014 11:31 AM

5'7 lol

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7/17/2014 11:44 AM

techguybmx wrote:

5'7 lol

You can get away with 20.25 with a longer stem.

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You say BMX is your life but you barely ride.
BUT hey, That's none of my business.

7/18/2014 8:23 AM

techguybmx wrote:

5'7 lol

neophyte16 wrote:

You can get away with 20.25 with a longer stem.

Do you know what the TT on the Mongoose Mode 900 is?

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7/18/2014 11:18 AM

yes a longer stem would absolutely help. I'm also 5.7. I ride a 20.25 with my handlebars a little foward to give me some extra room, and I am still feeling a little cramped... (I may just need longer crank arms and a taller set of handlebars too but just a little insight. I read online the mongoose mode top tube is 20.4, which isnt bad at all though. also, check this thing out

http://www.mongoose.com/usa/chamber-19402

THIS, is pretty nice for only $349.99, 20.75 top tube sealed bottom bracket, full chromo frame, (no double wall rims though) but I REALLY likr this mongoose for the price for some reason. lol

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7/18/2014 11:51 AM

ghostx720 wrote:

yes a longer stem would absolutely help. I'm also 5.7. I ride a 20.25 with my handlebars a little foward to give me some extra ...more

Ya, i was liking it also, I was developing bike envy over the high-end mongooses also. Is that bad?

But anyway, another one to look at is the Scan R70 from mongoose. At $269.99 you get a full chromo frame, bars, and fork, double wall rims. Except the trade off is a caged ball bottom bracket, and only a rear sealed hub. It also does not say what the TT is.

I don't know how many of you will disagree, but the isn't a cheaper priced bike, with a full chromo anything.

http://www.mongoose.com/usa/scan-r70

Good luck hunting!

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