SE Hoodrich opinions.

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7/17/2016 8:33 AM

I'm very new to the sport, I recently purchased a SE Hoodrich and a framed attack pro (for my wife). I know these aren't high end bikes or even mid range bikes. I've gotten pretty sucked into the sport already, been riding for about a week. Ive been looking at parts to upgrade and what I should change first etc. I'm wondering if any of the components on this bike are worth keeping and what I should change first. It's 100% cromo and I made sure it had sealed bearings etc. I def would of gotten a different bike for my wife but she was stuck on that bike, so that's why I purchased the framed attack pro. I'm pretty lost with all the aftermarket parts etc. I've never really been into bmx till now, I was always into motocross and skateboarding about 10 years ago. I'm 27 now. This is the bike I bought


7/17/2016 9:48 AM

That's not a bad bike at all to be honest. Sealed hubs would be a good investment. And I'm not sure how much trust I'd put in the cranks. It's a fairly short toptube if you're 5'9" or up but that's a personal preference thing. Other than that the geometry is fairly middle of the road and the components are good for a stock bike.

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7/17/2016 11:11 AM

Thanks. I appreciate your reply. I guess just looking at frames by alone kinda got me worried considering most cost as much as my whole bike did lol. I honestly didn't know about what the length should be on the top tube when I got it. When I upgrade I'm planning on going with a 21" top tube since I'm 6ft. I'm enjoying it and progressing finally quick in my eye so I'm happy for now.


7/17/2016 12:23 PM

Toptube length depends heavily on what you ride, and how you want it to feel. I'm 6' and ride a 21", it feels perfect for me when I'm riding properly, but really cramped when I'm riding to work or whatever. I only ride nibbley street too. If I were more into skateparks or trails I reckon a 21.25" would be more suitable. But everyone's different.
If the length feels fine for you, you shouldn't worry about upgrading the frame just yet.
Your wheels would be my first concern. But even with those you could run them into the ground for a year or so. If you run pegs you'll probably bend an axle enough to wreck the bearings within that time. If you're pegless, with fairly regular maintenance, they could last a lot longer. You could probably save a fair bit of weight with new wheels too though if that's a concern


7/17/2016 1:14 PM

Cool yeah I rode at the skatepark yesterday, but I really just ride around town practicing etc my wife is pretty intimidated by the skatepark so I'm gonna hold off on it for awhile. Which brands are good and which ones should i stay away from? Gsport good wheels? I know they are pricy.


7/17/2016 1:43 PM

Most aftermarket parts are good, again everyone has their own personal preference. G sport make very good rims, but I don't know if they're better enough to justify the cost. I'm not too clued up with rims as there's so many with varying prices from a lot of relatively new companies. As for hubs, it would depend a lot on if you plan on doing a lot of grinds or not. Any hub will hold up to a bit of peg use, but some aren't great if you use pegs a lot on all sorts of surfaces.
Right now I think you should just enjoy time on your bike. Do a bit of window shopping, learn what you enjoy riding, and think about parts that will suit how you ride. Then upgrade when you need to smile


7/19/2016 1:27 AM

i miss my old se. it was a solid bike. i dont know too much about them meow though. i think imma see if i can dig the old frame out soon.


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7/19/2016 8:41 AM

Cool. Yeah I'm liking it for the most part. Gonna order a pivotal seat, post and a couple Odyssey hawk tires and tubes today.