street build for my Death Trap?

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11/29/2011 10:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/29/2011 10:06 AM

I bought a 2010 complete Deathtrap last year specifically for slow group rides like Critical Mass. My bike is 20.5 and I'm 6', so it's too small to sit on. This is good. I can be athletic and jump curbs during these slow rides which are agonizingly slow on my road bike or even a MTB.

There are some other BMX riders on these rides, and I've noticed their bikes are not configured the same as mine. None have asymmetrical tires like or nearly as wide tires as I have. After a year, I've gotten to where I can clear curbs and bum legs, but I'm wondering how much more agile I'd be with a more street-able configuration.

I'm going to get a trimmer wheelset. Should I change anything else? Do most BMX bikes have steel handlebars? I'm stock now except for added aluminum pedals.

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11/29/2011 10:04 AM

what do you mean by trimmer wheel set? thinner tires?

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11/29/2011 10:25 AM

Brokenbmx wrote:

what do you mean by trimmer wheel set? thinner tires?

At least. Maybe a thinner rim on the front

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11/29/2011 10:40 AM

Idk what your talking about really, but my advice is ride that bitch till it breaks. Start changing shit when it breaks

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11/29/2011 11:07 AM

ride it till it breaks but from what i know is the premiums come with the skylark or deviant in the front which is a super skinny areo rim. the tires it comes with are the 2.25 resist refuses which are the biggest tires in the game.

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11/29/2011 11:13 AM

Just run your tires full so you decrease rolling resistance, and replace them when you see cords.

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11/29/2011 12:02 PM

Don't change anything until it wears out
the different size wheels and tires is on purpose
Alot of people ride wide tires in front and skinny in the back if that's what you're referring to

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11/29/2011 12:04 PM

genesis wrote:

Don't change anything until it wears out
the different size wheels and tires is on purpose
Alot of people ride wide tires in front and skinny in the back if that's what you're referring to

there you go

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11/30/2011 11:32 AM

Got it. FTDS.

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