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1/16/2014 8:48 PM

Getting back into biking and need help deciding which is the better buy. I'm 5'9" (I know, I'm a midget) but I'm comfortable on a 20.75"and a 21". Out of the:
Verde Radia
WTP Crysis
Sunday EX Plus
Subrosa Malum
SE Gaudium
Haro 400.1
United KL40 Expert
United Martinez Expert (I know, 20.65)
Kink Transition (is LHD hard to get used too?).
Eastern Wolfdog.
Please help.

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1/16/2014 9:04 PM

Let's narrow it down to the following

-Kink Transition
-United Martinez Expert
-WTP Crysis
-Verde Radia

because these all feature full chromoly frames, everything sealed, both double wall rims, and a female front hub. You don't really want a female in the back to start with so I got rid of those.

Really you can't go wrong with the 4 I listed, but if you wanna save some money, get the United or the Kink. what side do you grind?

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1/16/2014 10:58 PM

The verde radia seems legit.

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1/16/2014 11:10 PM

Female axle in the back is absolutely fine. Get whatever bike you want. Just get all sealed bearings, full chromoly frame/fork/bars, and a size you are comfortable with

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1/17/2014 5:30 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Let's narrow it down to the following

-Kink Transition
-United Martinez Expert
-WTP Crysis
-Verde Radia

because these all feature full chromoly frames, everything sealed, both double wall rims, and a female front hub. You don't really want a female in the back to start with so I got rid of those.

Really you can't go wrong with the 4 I listed, but if you wanna save some money, get the United or the Kink. what side do you grind?

I don't really grind often but if I do it's on the right side. That's what I've been thinking about too. I'm leaning towards the Kink because it has LHD but I don't grind often. Is LHD hard to get used to?

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1/17/2014 5:37 AM

What's the difference? Other than your left trouser leg getting fucked up instead of your right? tongue

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1/17/2014 6:05 AM

Txgoon wrote:

I don't really grind often but if I do it's on the right side. That's what I've been thinking about too. I'm leaning towards the Kink because it has LHD but I don't grind often. Is LHD hard to get used to?

When I switched over to LHD th only thing that was hard to adjust to was seeing the drivetrain on the other side haha. But it really doesn't feel any different from RHD. even if you don't do grinds that often, LHD can save your chain and driver. Plus if you decide you like grinds later on you'll want t switch over to LHD and if you get it now you'll just save yourself money in the long run

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1/17/2014 7:25 AM

bmxfromma wrote:

When I switched over to LHD th only thing that was hard to adjust to was seeing the drivetrain on the other side haha. But it really doesn't feel any different from RHD. even if you don't do grinds that often, LHD can save your chain and driver. Plus if you decide you like grinds later on you'll want t switch over to LHD and if you get it now you'll just save yourself money in the long run

Basically that.. We went to a park 2 hours away and my buddy had to buy a hammer from Home HArdware to beat his sprocket back into place and my other buddy keeps snapping chains cause his driver's messed and he cant afford a new one

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1/17/2014 10:35 AM

bmxfromma wrote:

When I switched over to LHD th only thing that was hard to adjust to was seeing the drivetrain on the other side haha. But it really doesn't feel any different from RHD. even if you don't do grinds that often, LHD can save your chain and driver. Plus if you decide you like grinds later on you'll want t switch over to LHD and if you get it now you'll just save yourself money in the long run

How much would it be to convert to LHD later on?

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1/17/2014 10:44 AM

Txgoon wrote:

I don't really grind often but if I do it's on the right side. That's what I've been thinking about too. I'm leaning towards the Kink because it has LHD but I don't grind often. Is LHD hard to get used to?

bmxfromma wrote:

When I switched over to LHD th only thing that was hard to adjust to was seeing the drivetrain on the other side haha. But it really doesn't feel any different from RHD. even if you don't do grinds that often, LHD can save your chain and driver. Plus if you decide you like grinds later on you'll want t switch over to LHD and if you get it now you'll just save yourself money in the long run

Txgoon wrote:

How much would it be to convert to LHD later on?

Well a new hub is $100+ and if your cranks dont have LHD bosses you either have to run flip flop cranks (not recommended) or buy new cranks which is another $100. Buy the LHD bike. Its better for you in the long run.

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1/17/2014 10:49 AM

But when I switched to LHD I didn't notice any difference except i always caught my pants leg. Reason for that was because when I ran RHD I naturally adjusted my right leg over time to avoid getting caught in my chain. It took a while for my left leg to assume that same position, now that it has its not a problem anymore. But it literally felt like I added a spacer to my left crank and took one away from my right crank. Barely noticeable.

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1/17/2014 11:58 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Well a new hub is $100+ and if your cranks dont have LHD bosses you either have to run flip flop cranks (not recommended) or buy new cranks which is another $100. Buy the LHD bike. Its better for you in the long run.

Pretty much this. You're looking at around 2-300 dollars if you swap over later. You're better off getting a complete with LHD now

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1/17/2014 2:40 PM

Txgoon wrote:

I don't really grind often but if I do it's on the right side. That's what I've been thinking about too. I'm leaning towards the Kink because it has LHD but I don't grind often. Is LHD hard to get used to?

I would get the Kink then if you grind on the right, later down the road if you want to grind more, it'll come in handy. and no, I rode my friend's bike with LHD before & the only noticeable difference I felt was how weird it was looking down on the bike with a sprocket/chain on the other side.

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1/21/2014 9:19 PM

So I've been looking and I am choosing between:
WTP Trust LHD
United Martinez Pro LHD
Haro 500.1 (hub can be switched around. I'll buy cranks later)
Stolen Sinner XLT LHD.
Any opinions? In comfortable on all the tt listed above.

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1/21/2014 9:32 PM

Txgoon wrote:

So I've been looking and I am choosing between:
WTP Trust LHD
United Martinez Pro LHD
Haro 500.1 (hub can be switched around. I'll buy cranks later)
Stolen Sinner XLT LHD.
Any opinions? In comfortable on all the tt listed above.

The United's your best bet, only a slightly bit better than the WTP. The Haro is great as well & would be my second choice for you, but I don't see anything that says the hub can be switched around, so if I were you, I'd go with the United

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1/21/2014 9:36 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

The United's your best bet, only a slightly bit better than the WTP. The Haro is great as well & would be my second choice for you, but I don't see anything that says the hub can be switched around, so if I were you, I'd go with the United

I saw a IG post on their page that said its a right or left hand hub. But thanks! Definitely going United!

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1/21/2014 9:40 PM

Txgoon wrote:

I saw a IG post on their page that said its a right or left hand hub. But thanks! Definitely going United!

Ohh well their site didn't say anything, or I didn't see it when I skimmed over. Both great companies either way!

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1/21/2014 9:48 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Ohh well their site didn't say anything, or I didn't see it when I skimmed over. Both great companies either way!

Yea I don't think the website says anything about it.

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