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4/22/2011 2:36 AM

I need help to buy a new bike. I didn't ride for over 10 years! Now I want a new bike, don't want to make it custom.
So I want a complete bike. I don't know what it all means anymore. Back then we had no chromoly bikes and all.

I am 6 feet tall and want a gyro brakes. (First I need my brakes before I go brakeless again)
I wil use it for street and flatland.

Someone please help me with this.
I don't need to know what you like! I need to know what's best for me.

Thanks all!

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4/22/2011 2:40 AM

haro 400.3

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4/22/2011 2:40 AM

There is only a handful of completes that come with a gyro fitted, so you will probably have to buy a separate gyro and fit it yourself, or let a bike shop fit it. Do you have a budget?

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4/22/2011 2:43 AM

Not really! I was thinking like around 600USD to start with! U always have to upgrade things.
I have been checking out the Haro 400.3 but I don't know. My opinion about Haro is a bit blurry. (dont know why)

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4/22/2011 2:47 AM

Sorry see you guys use pounds, so around the 500 pounds

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4/22/2011 2:49 AM

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Both are good, reliable bikes. Full chromoly, sealed bearings ect.. both have suitable geo for street use, and they look rad too!
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4/22/2011 2:51 AM

And then upgrade them with Gyro

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4/22/2011 2:52 AM

With both I have to order a gyro for it right?
I also like the Eastern Reaper... But also without Gyro

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4/22/2011 2:58 AM

what about a khe flatland bike

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4/22/2011 2:58 AM

teezii wrote:

With both I have to order a gyro for it right?
I also like the Eastern Reaper... But also without Gyro

Yeah you would also have to get all components to the gyro separate and fit it yourself, as I said, there isn't many completes that come with a gyro.

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4/22/2011 2:59 AM

carryongrinding wrote:

what about a khe flatland bike

You wouldn't wanna ride street on one of those!

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4/22/2011 3:01 AM

Good advice, thanks! And your opinion about Haro?

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4/22/2011 3:09 AM

teezii wrote:

Good advice, thanks! And your opinion about Haro?

Underrated! Yes they do make some bikes aimed at kids for cheap prices, but if you buy their more expensive models then you will get a complete as good as the next guys, but with a brand that has a bad reputation because of their cheap bikes. Same thing goes for mongoose.

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4/22/2011 4:27 AM

It's still difficult to choose a good bike.
Too bad the scene here is down..

Everyone now is on the freakin fixed gears..
There is only one bmx store left and they have 4 bikes of the same brand.

Annoying!

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4/22/2011 4:40 AM

United Supreme SU2

Frame : 21" full cr-mo
Geometary : 13.65" cs, 11.8" bb height, 75° ht angle, 8" standover
Headtube : Integrated w/ gyro tab holes
Brake mounts : Removable 990 & guides
Seat clamping : Built in pivotal mount
Fork : Full cr-mo, integrated bearing race, tapered legs, angled at bottom, 10mm slots, cnc dropout detail.
Handlebars : Full cr-mo, 8.25" rise, 28" wide
Stem : Cnc machined front load alloy w/ cut outs
Grips : United new complete grip
Bar ends : Nylon push in
Headset : Sealed integrated w/ united laser logo
Rear brake : Tektro u brake
Brake lever : Artek alloy
Sprocket : Alloy, united 25t
Cranks : Tubular cr-mo 3pc. 175mm, 8-spline
Bottom bracket : Sealed mid bb - 19mm
Chain : Kmc z-510
Pedals : Eclat surge pc pedals
Rear hub : 14mm axle 6 sealed bearing cassette hub w/ sealed 9t driver
Front hub : 10mm cr-mo axle, slimline sealed bearings
Front rim : Cinema 777 double wall, 36h
Rear rim : Cinema 777 double wall, 36h
Front tyre : Duo stunner 20 x 2.20"
Rear tyre : Duo stunner 20 x 2.20"
Pegs : N/a
Seat : United 2011 microfibre pivotal slim
Post : Pivotal built into frame

This one maybe?

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4/22/2011 5:42 AM

How tall are you and what about do you wheigh? that'll help.

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4/22/2011 6:12 AM

teezii wrote:

United Supreme SU2

Frame : 21" full cr-mo
Geometary : 13.65" cs, 11.8" bb height, 75° ht angle, 8" standover
Headtube : Integrated w/ gyro tab holes
Brake mounts : Removable 990 & guides
Seat clamping : Built in pivotal mount
Fork : Full cr-mo, integrated bearing race, tapered legs, angled at bottom, 10mm slots, cnc dropout detail.
Handlebars : Full cr-mo, 8.25" rise, 28" wide
Stem : Cnc machined front load alloy w/ cut outs
Grips : United new complete grip
Bar ends : Nylon push in
Headset : Sealed integrated w/ united laser logo
Rear brake : Tektro u brake
Brake lever : Artek alloy
Sprocket : Alloy, united 25t
Cranks : Tubular cr-mo 3pc. 175mm, 8-spline
Bottom bracket : Sealed mid bb - 19mm
Chain : Kmc z-510
Pedals : Eclat surge pc pedals
Rear hub : 14mm axle 6 sealed bearing cassette hub w/ sealed 9t driver
Front hub : 10mm cr-mo axle, slimline sealed bearings
Front rim : Cinema 777 double wall, 36h
Rear rim : Cinema 777 double wall, 36h
Front tyre : Duo stunner 20 x 2.20"
Rear tyre : Duo stunner 20 x 2.20"
Pegs : N/a
Seat : United 2011 microfibre pivotal slim
Post : Pivotal built into frame

This one maybe?

That is a very good bike

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4/22/2011 6:19 AM

I am 1.87 and my weight is 90kg

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4/22/2011 7:27 AM

the new Cult completes look amazing, i would definitely look at those

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4/22/2011 8:08 AM

Fit van homan completes have gyros

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4/22/2011 11:38 AM

I think the united supreme would be a good choice

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4/22/2011 12:10 PM

Do you need a gyro get a premium deathtrap

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4/22/2011 12:15 PM

http://www.danscomp.com/101944.php?cat=BIKES

Although this is a bit out of your price range, it will save you money. For a good gyro set-up is going to cost you $40, and this bike comes with alot of aftermarket parts, plus the well trusted Fit label

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4/22/2011 12:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2011 12:34 PM

teezii is there a reason you want gyro?

My Haro 300.1 without front brakes can spin the bars 2 times in either direction without locking the rear brake.(of course if you want front brakes this is a moot point)
Also the bike can be fitted for a gyro(as can most). So I would not rule out bikes because they do not have one.
I am also older & 6 foot tall. I could not sit on anything less than a 21" TT. regardless of bar position. just not comfortable to me.

Only thing with the HARO is that they have the PBR SINGLE WALL rims. For us bigger guys that is a big no no(mine on slight street use are already getting wobbly). I have triple walls on the way. So the rims you definitely need to take into consideration. As complete new rims can run a few hundred dollars( not sure how much in pounds they run there)
I just got new rims & am lacing to my current(factory) hubs & spokes. So I spent less than $80.

Very solid bike for the money other than the wheels/rims in my opinion. The 200 series HARO come with pegs, gyro & weights a bit more. Also the TT is MAX of 20.5". It you want to swap stems & experiment with bar position this could be a good choice. But the tube position was the reason for me.... 1/2" make a huge difference.

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