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1/9/2015 2:02 PM

It seems the older brands like SE and GT Have been making a comeback recently. They both have new sig frames and completes, The Wise (Rob Wise) and the Gaudium (Kris Fox). Just was wondering what you guys thought of this and how the future looks for these old brands. I hope they make a larger modern footprint, and that other brands like Hoffman get more attention. And maybe even companies like Redline and Diamondback return to the larger freestyle market, seeming as Redline is a eace focussed brand and Diamondback scaled down a large bit.

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1/9/2015 2:09 PM

I hope they make a huge comeback and stop out these trend/hype driven companies like fiend and cult and whoever else

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1/9/2015 2:13 PM

Yeah I can't stand fiend, cult, and totalbmx. Just trendy shit. Hopefully they make a big comeback but I feel like it'll take awhile. Most kids aren't going to want to try a washed out brand compared to these trendy brands. It'll take a while I think, unless they get more popular pro's

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1/9/2015 3:26 PM

I would like to see Redline & Diamond Back throw together some ass kicking street frames.. Maybe Skyway they made a solid frame? Most of all Bullseye hubs. Bad ass hubs in the 80`s

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1/9/2015 3:51 PM

Colonydirt94 wrote:

Yeah I can't stand fiend, cult, and totalbmx. Just trendy shit. Hopefully they make a big comeback but I feel like it'll take ...more

Fiend is life

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1/9/2015 4:22 PM

My friend just got a SE gaudium and it is really nice. Didn't schwinn and GT sell out to pacific cycles or something?

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1/9/2015 4:48 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

My friend just got a SE gaudium and it is really nice. Didn't schwinn and GT sell out to pacific cycles or something?

Yeah and GT put a FUCKTON of money into road and mtb because of low bmx sales and hoped that would save them. It did (they're a household name in competitive road cycling, a top mtb brand, and I think thats letting them dip back into the freestyle bmx market. They're great at racing.

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1/9/2015 7:47 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

My friend just got a SE gaudium and it is really nice. Didn't schwinn and GT sell out to pacific cycles or something?

biggybuggy wrote:

Yeah and GT put a FUCKTON of money into road and mtb because of low bmx sales and hoped that would save them. It did (they're ...more

i saw some custom gt mnt bike dirt jumpers at BRB (my lbs) HOLY CRAP it was some nice pornography!

and im not a fan of mnt bike riding really but this was some serious bike porn...

It'd be nice to see Schwinn make a come back with something really nice but that probably will never happen haha.

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1/10/2015 11:12 AM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

My friend just got a SE gaudium and it is really nice. Didn't schwinn and GT sell out to pacific cycles or something?

biggybuggy wrote:

Yeah and GT put a FUCKTON of money into road and mtb because of low bmx sales and hoped that would save them. It did (they're ...more

This.

They were bought by Pacific Cycles back in like 2002 or so, and they showed up in Department stores. Bike shops were not aware, so when they found out, they dropped GT, because GT had similar level bikes in shops and department stores, and the department stores undercut the cost.

GT dropped off the map QUICK.

They are working on rebuilding their name, and doing well, but people still have a bad taste in their mouth about it. Similar to Mongoose, who has shop and department store setups.

Honestly if I could get ahold of a decent Mongoose or GT frame with Geometry I like, I would consider it. I am not in the market for a frame, but who knows what I will end up with. Currently my frame does not have a warranty (Federal, it is a 90 day setup IF you send the card in, which I didn't) so warranty is not that big a deal to me as long as it doesn't snap, and I get maybe 6 months to a year out of it. 3 years on the Federal now.

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1/10/2015 4:04 PM

Im currently riding a 2008 hoffman bama and hoffman pegs. I gurantee once I need a new frame ill be buying myself a brand new hoffman bama! Hoffman forever yo.

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1/10/2015 5:00 PM

I just want a Haro lineage.

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1/11/2015 1:07 PM

I want a hoffman strowler

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It’s all bmx

1/12/2015 5:29 AM

Brian_Griffin wrote:

I would like to see Redline & Diamond Back throw together some ass kicking street frames.. Maybe Skyway they made a solid ...more

Redline has the Device G7 frame. I hope they are OK, mine will arrive any day now.

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1/12/2015 7:00 AM

Brian_Griffin wrote:

I would like to see Redline & Diamond Back throw together some ass kicking street frames.. Maybe Skyway they made a solid ...more

cr500 wrote:

Redline has the Device G7 frame. I hope they are OK, mine will arrive any day now.

They came out with that frame awhile ago. I don't know if they still even produce it.

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1/12/2015 7:09 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

I just want a Haro lineage.

Seen it snapped a couple times now

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1/12/2015 7:45 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

I just want a Haro lineage.

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Seen it snapped a couple times now

Which is why I'll most likely buy a sunday.

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1/12/2015 8:00 AM

I would rock a nice diamondback frame if i could shred on it, or even mongoose, people get surprised when i say i am riding a Verde cartel and i suck at riding imo. Would also like an eastern, hell, i want anything not mainstream from a brand i remember.

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1/12/2015 8:36 AM

Diamondback had some kickass frames near the end of their team run

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1/12/2015 8:43 AM

Brian_Griffin wrote:

I would like to see Redline & Diamond Back throw together some ass kicking street frames.. Maybe Skyway they made a solid ...more

cr500 wrote:

Redline has the Device G7 frame. I hope they are OK, mine will arrive any day now.

biggybuggy wrote:

They came out with that frame awhile ago. I don't know if they still even produce it.

They do to my knowledge. Redline has seen ups and downs with freestyle, but they continue to DOMINATE in the race world, and do ok in other cycling aspects.

They invented Chromoly smile

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1/12/2015 3:44 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

They came out with that frame awhile ago. I don't know if they still even produce it.

The G7 has only been out a few years and they do still produce it. I just bought one.

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