2018 DK Vega 22" Bike

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Overall solid bike but....

The Good:

Price: For $449 it is a solid frame- Cromoly -geometry is excellent
Sealed Hubs
Comfortable bars
Good gearing
Looks: Not too flashy but does have subtle graphics
Wise components seem to be doing well- no issues with quality.

The Bad:

Rims- Single walled?! These have no place on a park bike- mine lasted 3 months and that was with weekly tuning- had hops, dents..ugh! Replaced with Revenge double walled which are awesome!
The Stem was an issue for the 1st month- 1st off, it looks cheap and the bars would slip no matter how much I tightened, removed paint, put rubber shim in, you name it. Then they must have "broken in" because the stem now holds firm. Tires- generic thin walled rubber- have good grip but only 60 psi so had pinch flats- replaced with S&M Speedballs.
Stem cap- deformed the 1st time I went to adjust forks- thin metal?

Overall Review:

Overall it's a great bike- so it has a few flaws, replace the tires and rims and it's ready to ride well. The bar geometry can only be monkeyed with so much- I tried moving the bars forward but it threw the geometry off so much I almost flipped over backwards- DK set it right parallel with the front forks. The 22" market is tight and there are limited bikes that are complete ready to ride in this price range. It doesn't have high end components but surprisingly the Wise components have showed no signs of wear or cheapness (other than the stem looks) Don't like black paint? The go with the General Lee- basically the same bike but in orange. 

Bike gets lots of complements and when normal 20" riders take it around the park are surprised at how close it rides to a 20" If yo are over 6' then seriously take a look at this bike. 

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Product DK Vega 22" Bike
Model Year 2018
Riding Type Freestyle
Wheel Size 22"
Frame DK Vega, with integrated headset, Mid BB, integrated seat post clamp
    Materials 100% chromoly
    Top Tube Length 22.125"
    Chainstay Length 13.75"
    Head Tube Angle 74°
    Seat Tube Angle 70°
    Standover Height
    BB Height
    Brake Mounts Seatstay
    Dropouts (Axle Size) 14mm
Fork 100% chromoly with built-in bearing race, tapered legs, internally threaded alloy compression bolt
Handlebar 100% chromoly 8.8 x 29”, 11° back, 4° up
Stem Wise alloy top load, 50mm
Grips DK Tsuka
Bar Ends with press-in bar plug
Headset 45/45 integrated sealed cartridge bearings
Cranks Wise 3-piece tubular chromoly, 170mm, 8-spline spindle
Sprocket Wise 26-tooth alloy
Bottom Bracket 19mm sealed Mid
Pedals DK Blender PC platform
Chain KMC Z-510
Driver/Freewheel 10t Cassette
Front Rim Wise Rectrix 1 36mm singlewall 36-hole alloy
Rear Rim Wise Rectrix 1 36mm singlewall 36-hole alloy
Front Hub Wise alloy sealed bearing with 3/8” axle
Rear Hub Wise alloy sealed bearing 10-tooth cassette with 14mm axle
Front Tire Multi-surface 65psi 22 x 2.3”
Rear Tire Multi-surface 65psi 22 x 2.3”
Seat Wise Denim padded Pivotal
Seatpost Wise alloy Pivotal, 25.5mm
Seatpost Clamp Integrated
Brakes Wise alloy U-brake
Brake Levers Wise alloy, hinged
Detangler N/A
Pegs N/A
Colors Black
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous 3D head tube badge
Price $459.99
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