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Matthew_Garner Matthew_Garner
9/4/2018 5:04 PM

Is a z-coaster worth it and is it as good as everyone says it is. And are ti parts worth it as well.

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/4/2018 5:06 PM

Titanium is badass , profile is badass , totally worth it , had a few profile hubs titaniumed up , rode minis for 6 years with titanium then gave them to my buddy and he’s been riding them for 2 years , can’t go wrong with profile and titanium , if you got the money ? spend it

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
9/4/2018 5:21 PM

Not worth it for either , grab yourself a clutch V2 or a BSD Westcoaster and itll last just as long , if not longer. And titanium parts are only good if you're doing backflip triple whips . Theres no point spending 150$ on a titanium spindle unless you really want it

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/4/2018 5:56 PM

Id rather put up with the extra weight for stronger chromoly lol

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

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Four Four
9/4/2018 6:57 PM

Titanium is good and keeps the bike lighter. I ride all titanium spokes with pegs and no guards and haven't broke one yet

45 refs and counting check profile.

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/4/2018 7:23 PM

Just looked out of curiosity the clutch hub weighs 22 ounces , the bsd weighs 23.3 ounces and the profile z coaster with a 14 mm titanium axle and 9 tooth titanium driver is 16.4 ounces and has the benefit of being a free coaster that has pedal pressure when engaged

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/4/2018 7:25 PM
eskimojay wrote:

Just looked out of ...more

So $350 + whatever Ti parts is worth it for 6oz?

Cool story bro

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

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/4/2018 7:29 PM
eskimojay wrote:

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HondaCRFRacer wrote:

So $350 + whatever Ti ...more

And having a spring pawl system that allows for pedal pressure cassette style tricks then disengage it and freecoast absolutely worth it

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/4/2018 7:43 PM
eskimojay wrote:

And having a spring pawl ...more

I mean y'all can justify the price on whatever you want lol

I know i woulnt drop $350 on one hub just because of its different internals. I personally like the design of the Clutch V2 more than the Z-Coaster but whatever floats your boat my dude

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

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Four Four
9/4/2018 8:30 PM

The z coaster allows you to use pedal pressure also. 6 oz wheel weight is worth it for sure. If I ever got a coaster and wasnt riding pegs with it I'd get a FEC titanium coaster. It weighs in at 10.8 oz and is about 350.

45 refs and counting check profile.

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/4/2018 8:45 PM
Four wrote:

The z coaster allows you ...more

Just looked those up those are cool looking hubs , why wouldn’t you trust them with pegs ?

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
9/4/2018 10:44 PM

You either ride a coaster or you ride a cassette . No need to have both . Thus , a clutch is better. Profile is good but the concept is new and not as proven

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grumpySteve grumpySteve
9/4/2018 10:47 PM

The hub is a very cool and unique design. But the madera gulf coaster uses the same internals if you want to keep the cost down.
I've never thought ti is worth spending the extra money on though. I had a ti driver and it was worn in a year. And if you grind a lot, the axle won't last as long as chromoly either. Ti has a better strength to weight ratio than chromoly, but it isn't as strong.

The z coaster with female axle is light enough.

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RumHam RumHam
9/4/2018 11:35 PM

Yeah I'm surprised Steve is the only one mentioning the Madera Gulf Coaster, I've had one about 2 months and I absolutely love the thing, can't imagine ever wanting another hub to be honest. Cheaper than the Z coaster but is the exact same hub internally, looks gorgeous too.

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TheDarkEnergist TheDarkEnergist
9/5/2018 2:11 PM

I'd imagine you could get a Gulf Coaster and toss a TI axle in there? Madera and Profile are the same company so for less aesthetic value, less money, and fewer options you could grab the Gulf Coaster and see if you like it. From there as I mentioned I imagine you could swap most GC parts out for TI profile parts.

I run profile elite cranks with a TI spindle and love it.

BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/5/2018 2:22 PM

Year after year profile wins the vital readers survey for number one cranks and hubs to buy , can’t remember the last time they didn’t win it

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/5/2018 2:26 PM
TheDarkEnergist wrote:

I'd imagine you could get ...more

Yeah but you can't get that street cred with Ti parts bro

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

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TheDarkEnergist TheDarkEnergist
9/5/2018 2:29 PM
HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Yeah but you can't get ...more

Street cred waved bye-bye to me when Dan Lacey called out my gyro usage on Instagram. laughing

BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

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grumpySteve grumpySteve
9/5/2018 2:51 PM
TheDarkEnergist wrote:

I'd imagine you could get ...more

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Yeah but you can't get ...more

You can't even ride street with ti parts, you'll be too broke to keep replacing everything all the time XD

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Four Four
9/5/2018 2:52 PM

Ti parts are good for street also. I've never broke a ti spoke.

45 refs and counting check profile.

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/5/2018 2:53 PM
TheDarkEnergist wrote:

Street cred waved bye-bye ...more

He did??!?! On your Insta?

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

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Matthew_Garner Matthew_Garner
9/5/2018 2:55 PM
eskimojay wrote:

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HondaCRFRacer wrote:

So $350 + whatever Ti ...more

Facts

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Brayden_Buckingham Brayden_Buckingham
9/5/2018 2:59 PM
TheDarkEnergist wrote:

I'd imagine you could get ...more

HondaCRFRacer wrote:

Yeah but you can't get ...more

TheDarkEnergist wrote:

Street cred waved bye-bye ...more

Dan Lacey is a fucking previous drug addict who is nothing but a pompous asshole who can ride a bike well . The dude was a hairs length away from being kicked off Federal as well .

I respect people who say things how they are , but when you're just calling out tiny things on irrelevant shit like Dan does , it really makes yourself look retarded. The dude is washed up and should stop trying to be so edgy . Shoutout to all the riders who aren't assholes , unfortunately he is one of them

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Four Four
9/5/2018 3:07 PM

Nah dan lacey is the shit. I've heard someone say he was a drug addict before what's up with that?

I dont really care for his style of riding but he speaks the truth and doesnt care. Being a bmx "youtuber" is lame and so is following trends lol.

45 refs and counting check profile.

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grumpySteve grumpySteve
9/5/2018 11:18 PM

I like Dan's opinion of big bars smile
You shouldn't dislike someone because they're an ex addict, you should appreciate that they've been through a battle you can't relate to. Usually, people only turn to drugs if they've got some demons.

I've witnessed ti axles snap from park riding. I've only seen 3 ti frames irl, all were broken. I just don't think the weight saving/cost is worth it, especially when chromoly is stronger and cheaper. There's other ways to shave weight if that's your thing.
Gulf coaster and alloy female axle is cheaper than a z coaster, and probably lighter than a z coaster with chromoly male axle. But if you're peg heavy, just come to terms with the fact your bike will have to be heavy if you want it to last

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TheDarkEnergist TheDarkEnergist
9/6/2018 7:01 AM

Ok, so he didn't really call me out, I made a joke about his hat not falling off when he did that huge 360 out from that stairway or whatever and he said "you have a gyro!"

I've made it a habit to separate rider from riding. He's a dude who goes big, has a big mouth, and doesn't care and neither do I.

BMX over 30: Eat clean, Stretch, and Pray.

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