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9/24/2015 7:41 PM

So i have always been interested in bmx but have never had the opportunity to get into it until now. i've narrowed my choice down to three bikes, but i don't understand a lot of the specs. would someone that knows some stuff be able to give me advice and help me narrow it down?

2015 radio valac- http://www.jtcycles.com.au/dirt-park-street/2015-radio-valac.aspx?sc=RABK009-15

2015 verde theory- http://verdebmx.com/completes/2015-theory/

2016 freestyle BK- http://www.gtbicycles.com/aus_en/2016/bikes/bmx/fs/bk#bottom-products-area


i have gone over and over and over the specs and tried to work out as much as possible, all bikes are a good weight and length for me and i want a bike that can ride on most terrain, and is light yet strong and flexy, and durable and harder to rust.

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9/24/2015 7:53 PM

I think the Verde would be the best since the bearings are all sealed, so they will last longer. Everything else is about the same on all of them.

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9/24/2015 7:55 PM

Shortdude wrote:

I think the Verde would be the best since the bearings are all sealed, so they will last longer. Everything else is about the ...more

all of them have sealed bearings though dude!

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9/24/2015 8:09 PM

forgot to mention that i'm wanting to ride both street and dirt, which i understand means i need a strong and light bike with strong tires that can deal with rough terrain.

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9/24/2015 9:23 PM

Shortdude wrote:

I think the Verde would be the best since the bearings are all sealed, so they will last longer. Everything else is about the ...more

kat_velvet wrote:

all of them have sealed bearings though dude!

The GT doesn't.

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9/24/2015 9:59 PM

The Verde would be the best bet in my opinion. Has the most chromoly out of the 3 choices, fully sealed front & rear hub bearings, double wall rear but single wall front. The GT DOES seem to have both rims double walled, but an unsealed front hub (Has sealed cassette at least.) But I would rather have a sealed front hub with a single wall rim, than an unsealed front hub with a double wall rim personally. It's better to have it in the rear like the Verde does cause the rear goes through more abuse than the front, and the sealed bearings in the front will last longer and need less maintenance.

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9/25/2015 6:38 AM

The Verde is the only one of those 3 I've seen in the metal, and I think they're plenty nice. Plus in the front hub you want to prioritize smoothness and as others said, the sealed bearings are going to be easier to maintain, and will roll better for longer before needing maintenance

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9/25/2015 9:02 AM

Get the GT

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9/25/2015 9:21 AM

I like the Verde tho most of the 3 as well. We even have a few of the 2015 ones left in the black / red color and they are on sale!

http://www.albes.com/verde-theory-stock-bike-2015/

www.albes.com

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9/25/2015 3:34 PM

Are you from Australia ? Look into forgotten bikes if you are might be cheaper then shipping a bike from the states for sure

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