Need some advice regarding model of BMX

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2/21/2018 2:45 PM

Hey everyone.

I'm a bit struggled choosing my first BMX. I'm 178cm (5 feet 10 in) so from what I've read 20.75-20.85 should be alright.

The questions is regarding the three models of Eastern year 2018, namely Nagas, Element and Shovelhead. I'm not sure if I could post links in here so in two words, first two has got full Cro-mo frame, fork and Hi-ten-steal bar. To be honest they seem just identical to me. The last one is more expensive with better cranks, Cro-mo bar and an advanced model of stem. That's all I could figure out from the descriptions.

The question is, should I pay more for Shovelhead or one from the first two options would be enough to start? If so could you also tell if there's any significant difference between them. In my country the difference between the first two and Shovelhead is almost 100 USD.

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2/21/2018 3:34 PM

Yes the Shovelhead is 35463625274946 x better than those other two... definatly worth the extra money...

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I don't crash, I do random gravity checks...

2/21/2018 4:07 PM

Don’t even bother with the hi-ten crap. Why would you, when for a few dollars more you can get a full 4130 Chromoly set up. Shovelhead for sure out of the Eastern line up.

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2/21/2018 4:11 PM

Ultrafear wrote:

Hey everyone.

I'm a bit struggled choosing my first BMX. I'm 178cm (5 feet 10 in) so from what I've read 20.75-20.85 should ...more

What those guys said..hi ten is shit. You toss your bike to bail 5 times and it's bent all to shit then you have yo spend the money to buy new parts anyways

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2/21/2018 4:13 PM

Can order the 2018 Shovelhead for $413.99 + $5.99 Shipping from AceBMX here:
https://www.acebmx.com/eastern-bmx-c-3_309/eastern-shovelhead-20-bmx-bike-2018-p-12745.html

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2/21/2018 4:23 PM

Oh snap I think that’s within USA shipping, but check it out anyway

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2/22/2018 5:21 AM

You get what you pay for. It's probably at least 25% better.

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2/22/2018 6:27 AM

After a lot of lurking here and several weeks of research, I pulled the trigger on the 2018 Shovelhead. For the money it seems to be the best value for money in a complete.

I ordered direct from Eastern and shipping was free, but I'm in the states.

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2/22/2018 6:46 AM

STREETFIGHTER50 wrote:

Don’t even bother with the hi-ten crap. Why would you, when for a few dollars more you can get a full 4130 Chromoly set up. ...more

For a few dollars more? He said it was equivalent to over 100 used more!

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Hmmm

2/22/2018 7:03 AM

STREETFIGHTER50 wrote:

Can order the 2018 Shovelhead for $413.99 + $5.99 Shipping from AceBMX here:
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Don't order from these guys, they're renound scammers.

Yes get the Shovelhead. Anything Hi-Ten is a waste of money

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2/22/2018 8:53 AM

STREETFIGHTER50 wrote:

Can order the 2018 Shovelhead for $413.99 + $5.99 Shipping from AceBMX here:
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HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Don't order from these guys, they're renound scammers.

Yes get the Shovelhead. Anything Hi-Ten is a waste of money

Especially forks bars and the frame. I've seen so many bent dropouts and bars and forks folded. Not worth spending any money on unless your a little kid

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2/22/2018 9:02 AM

Thank you guys, that's what I wanna hear! The decision is made, cannot wait for my brand new Shovelhead smile

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2/22/2018 10:35 AM

STREETFIGHTER50 wrote:

Don’t even bother with the hi-ten crap. Why would you, when for a few dollars more you can get a full 4130 Chromoly set up. ...more

Edman123 wrote:

For a few dollars more? He said it was equivalent to over 100 used more!

Ok ok it’s more than a few dollars smile but still worth it! :p

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