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Old 10-14-2008, 07:07 PM
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anyone do flatland? im try to find a good beginners bike im tired of just riding on my MX24.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cm367700 View Post
anyone do flatland? im try to find a good beginners bike im tired of just riding on my MX24.
i used to. then i switched to mountain biking. i still rock my friends DK or his Haro every once and a while.

if you need any suggestions just say so.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:37 PM
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that's what im looking for, suggestions on bikes. plus what's declared good for a flatland bike.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:46 PM
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well some things you need are:

1. a bike with a gyro
2. pegs
3. 75+ PSI tires
4. good brakes.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...e+Bike+08.aspx

that is a really good bike for beginners. im actually looking to get one.
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The bike that mopar linked to, Intense the company that makes it, is one of the best bike companies around in my opinion. Although i haven't tried their BMX bikes, their mountain bikes are top notch. I rode a Haro Shredder when I rode flatland, but I too switched over to mountain bikes...
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Bikes used for BMX nowadays are pretty purpose built as far as geometry goes. Flatland bikes are super short and a lot of guys use 0 degree forks. Street/ramp/dirt jumping bikes have short rear ends and are super light weight these days. You can always learn flatland on any freestyle BMX bike, but to pull the stuff guys do nowadays on flatland, it'd be much easier with a purpose built flatland bike. On the other hand, flatland bikes are hard as hell to ride on ramp/street/dirt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0aZTQt-cFM
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Bikes used for BMX nowadays are pretty purpose built as far as geometry goes. Flatland bikes are super short and a lot of guys use 0 degree forks. Street/ramp/dirt jumping bikes have short rear ends and are super light weight these days. You can always learn flatland on any freestyle BMX bike, but to pull the stuff guys do nowadays on flatland, it'd be much easier with a purpose built flatland bike. On the other hand, flatland bikes are hard as hell to ride on ramp/street/dirt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0aZTQt-cFM
thats where the skill comes in. to be able to trick on a stretched race bike is like being god at my school. and im not talking about me either. my friend ryan(see avatar) is like one of the best BMX riders on the east coast. he can do any trick, and rides flatland and skatepark.
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im thinking about getting a crabtree, one of my friends is sponsored by intense so i can get a discount
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Originally Posted by cm367700 View Post
im thinking about getting a crabtree, one of my friends is sponsored by intense so i can get a discount
good choice. lemme know how you like it if you get it. i might buy it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:56 PM
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anyone have any experience with quamen built bikes. how much are they?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:27 PM
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never heard of it
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try danscomp.com
i've always had great service from them, and they had a great selection, though i havent been on there in a long time

i think probably a fly frame would be good to use
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im looking for a lime green bike frame but can't find one so should i paint it myself? or does anyone know a good frame.
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http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?se...ml=frames.html

find one.
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