2012 Eastern Bikes Reaper Bike (discontinued)

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Great bike and rides excellent.

Rating:
The Good:

Light, looks great, rides good.

The Bad:

Brakes, rust

Overall Review:

So far it is doing great! I bought it used and it had barely been ridden. I have done a lot of beginner/intermediate concrete park and some light street riding. It feels much better than my older early 2000 Haro that I had put away for 15 years. It spins decent and manuals easily over boxes but I haven't gotten them dialed on flat ground, yet. The only changes I have made are some odyssey clear brake pads and a stolen top load stem to raise the bars a touch. I get a lot of good feedback on the look of the bike with the flat black and gold wheels. I was a little worried about the Eastern parts due to some reviews online but everything is Read More »

Overall Review:

So far it is doing great! I bought it used and it had barely been ridden. I have done a lot of beginner/intermediate concrete park and some light street riding. It feels much better than my older early 2000 Haro that I had put away for 15 years. It spins decent and manuals easily over boxes but I haven't gotten them dialed on flat ground, yet. The only changes I have made are some odyssey clear brake pads and a stolen top load stem to raise the bars a touch. I get a lot of good feedback on the look of the bike with the flat black and gold wheels. I was a little worried about the Eastern parts due to some reviews online but everything is holding up very well and I ride several times a week. Not to mention I am fairly heavy and have crashed plenty.

The brakes did not perform well at all. I am getting light rust on the bolts for the pedals and bolts on the crank arms but I carry it with me daily in my truck and it has seen some rain.

UPDATE: 7/3/17 I have been super happy with this bike. The only part that has broken is the chain (just last week). I had the rear wheel trued one time. The sprocket is getting close to needing replaced. I also replaced the brake system with some Fly Manuals (much better). I am 220lbs and I ride 3-4 times per weeks at the local concrete skate park. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Eastern bike.

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Specifications

Product Eastern Bikes Reaper Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Freestyle
Wheel Size 20"
Frame 20.5" Reaper FULL 4130 chromoly frame with Helix down tube. Replaceable brake mounts and cable stop. Internal headset, mid BB and holes for gyro tabs.***** 78mm wide BB to allow for wider tire clearance. Eastern Promise: lifetime warranty*, lifetime upgrade policy**,
    Materials
    Top Tube Length 20.5"
    Chainstay Length
    Head Tube Angle
    Seat Tube Angle
    Standover Height
    BB Height
    Brake Mounts
    Dropouts (Axle Size)
Fork Eastern FULL 4130 chromoly, 1-piece CNCed steerer tube, machined bearing race with tapered legs and hangfree dropout design
Handlebar Eastern FULL 4130 chromoly 8.5"x 28.5" w/ 2mm Wall Thickness on Grip Tube and 1.2mm Thickness on Crossbar, 1 Degree Upsweep, 12 Backsweep
Stem Eastern Compressor 6061 alloy CNCed stem
Grips Eastern Wiz signature
Bar Ends Plastic
Headset Sealed bearing 45/45 internal
Cranks Eastern Tribe, 48 spline with Nomad-style concaved arms, 3PC heat-treated, tubular 4130 chromoly
Sprocket Eastern Phorcys 25T 6061 alloy
Bottom Bracket Sealed bearing mid
Pedals Eastern Crown pedals
Chain Half-link chain
Driver/Freewheel Sealed bearing 9-tooth one-piece driver
Front Rim Semi U-shaped double wall alloy, 36 Hole
Rear Rim Semi U-shaped double wall alloy, 36 Hole
Front Hub Eastern logo 36H alloy shell, sealed bearing, 3/8" chromoly axle
Rear Hub KT Quando sealed bearing 36H cassette. Forged 6061 alloy shell, 1-piece 9-tooth driver, hollow 14mm chromoly axle, 5 sealed bearings and low-profile hub shell specially designed to accommodate the Eastern Pop-n-Loc hub guard
Front Tire Eastern Fuquay Flyer 20" x 2.3" OEM
Rear Tire Eastern Fuquay Flyer 20" x 2.3" OEM
Spokes 14G Stainless w/ Brass Nipples
Seat Eastern Letters 2 pivotal with thick padding finished in a durable faux kevlar
Seatpost Forged alloy pivotal
Seatpost Clamp Eastern Low Boy Wax Loss Molded Integrated Seat Post Clamp
Brakes Forged alloy U-brake
Brake Levers Eastern 6061 Forged with Hinged Clamp
Detangler N/A
Cable Straight cable
Pegs 2 Pegs
Colors Matte Mint w/ Black or Matte Graphite Black w/ Gold
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Pop-N-Lock Hub Guard, Velcro Cable Strap
Price $659.99
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