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    Need info on BlackMarket MOB frame or other DJ

    I'm seriously thinking about building up an aggressive DJ/urban/park/trails bike because my big-hitter is just overkill down here in Miami. Miami is flatter than hell and my heavy long-travel rig just doesn't get put to use like it should. So...my question is....what's the word on the Blackmarket Mob frame. Is it all it's cracked up to be??? I really want to build something small, fast, and strong because, well, Miami and most of the surrounding area is paved, and what isn't, is just flat as I mentioned earlier. If nobody has info on the Blackmarket, I am certainly open to suggestions as far as Yeti, 24 bicycles, Azonic, Evil, etc. Any info will most assuredly help me out.

    P.S. I already had the "big" bike before I moved to Miami, and I wasn't going to get rid of it. I won't be down here forever!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    I'm seriously thinking about building up an aggressive DJ/urban/park/trails bike because my big-hitter is just overkill down here in Miami. Miami is flatter than hell and my heavy long-travel rig just doesn't get put to use like it should. So...my question is....what's the word on the Blackmarket Mob frame. Is it all it's cracked up to be??? I really want to build something small, fast, and strong because, well, Miami and most of the surrounding area is paved, and what isn't, is just flat as I mentioned earlier. If nobody has info on the Blackmarket, I am certainly open to suggestions as far as Yeti, 24 bicycles, Azonic, Evil, etc. Any info will most assuredly help me out.

    P.S. I already had the "big" bike before I moved to Miami, and I wasn't going to get rid of it. I won't be down here forever!!!
    do you want 24 or 26" wheels?

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    giant stp, no more questions

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    I am actually thinking about going 24" but am not completely sold on the idea. Also, because this is going to be a "from the ground up" project I have also been throwing around the idea of going single speed. I rode BMX for about 10 years, so the thought of going 24" singlespeed is interesting, but I do like big wheels and at least 8 speeds in the rear. I am always open to suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    I am actually thinking about going 24" but am not completely sold on the idea. Also, because this is going to be a "from the ground up" project I have also been throwing around the idea of going single speed. I rode BMX for about 10 years, so the thought of going 24" singlespeed is interesting, but I do like big wheels and at least 8 speeds in the rear. I am always open to suggestions.
    for 24" i think afew people (especially DHF'r... ) would agree with me, a Nemesis.



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    Nemisis huh? I am not very familiar with the brand. What is their story, and where can I find out more info. The more I think about this new project, the harder it is to control my enthusiasm, and it's driving my wife feakin' crazy, god bless nice bikes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    Nemisis huh? I am not very familiar with the brand. What is their story, and where can I find out more info. The more I think about this new project, the harder it is to control my enthusiasm, and it's driving my wife feakin' crazy, god bless nice bikes!!!
    hmmm............. pm Evil4bc.

    here's a few pics.









    for some reason the unreal site isn't working for me, so i'll try to get more pics later.

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    Hey thanks for the pics. The bikes look incredible. The polished one is super nice, especially with that King headset giving it a little, dare I say, bling! I assume that the frame is steel. My other bikes are Al, but I would prefer this one to be chromoly. I tried the Unreal site as well and had no luck. If I could get some more info on Nemesis Project Cycles, I would definitely consider building one up. How does it ride? The chainstays look nice and short....sweeeet!!! How is the headangle? Steep, slack, or in between? Made in the USA? Butted tubing?

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    as for the blackmarket mob frame ya its awesome. im more into 26s personally but ya. single speed is definetly a possibly good idea. im still thinking about going single speed on my urban/dj bike.

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    Do you have a mob, or have you ridden one??

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    I've been enjoying the heck out of my Revell 250R. I ride mostly BMX so I went w/24's



    It isn't the most exotic thing in the world but, gets the job done! Coming from BMX I really like the geometry: top tube: 21.0, chainstay: adjustable 15.75, head angle: 72.0 deg, seat angle: 71.5 deg.

    I'm putting a 80mm fork on this week to steepen up the H/A.

    If $$'s are no object, check out the rig a buddy of mine built!!


    See more of Dave's Le Toy here http://www.unrealcycles.com/gallery_view.php?view=280

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    I you want to go 24" and single speed, this bike looks really sweet.
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    Wow, that's what I'm talking about, some serious equipment. The Revell is sweet and so is the 24. I subscribed to Dirt mag. about 2 years ago and have learned alot about compact hardtails and 24" wheels, hence my decision to go that route, at least with the frame. I still ride my 20" pretty regularly, but I think the new ride is going to be the best of both worlds. What I am most interested in is how they ride, and what are their personalities? I am looking for a short-ish rear end, quick steering, roomy cockpit with a nice steel feel without being too much like my 20". Does that make sense???

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    Go for the black market, a few people I know have them and love them!

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    Go with the molly or nemesis, they have the qualities you are looking for, and you will be supporting small companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    Wow, that's what I'm talking about, some serious equipment. The Revell is sweet and so is the 24. I subscribed to Dirt mag. about 2 years ago and have learned alot about compact hardtails and 24" wheels, hence my decision to go that route, at least with the frame. I still ride my 20" pretty regularly, but I think the new ride is going to be the best of both worlds. What I am most interested in is how they ride, and what are their personalities? I am looking for a short-ish rear end, quick steering, roomy cockpit with a nice steel feel without being too much like my 20". Does that make sense???

    Well, then we have somethings in common. I still race both 20" and Cruiser ( 24" ) and DJ on a 20".

    I built the Revell basically to commute on but, I wanted something I could still take to the track or trails and feel good on. After riding it for a few weeks I liked it so much that I decided to race our State Finals ( BMX ) on it in Cruiser. In practice I felt really good on it other that it was a bit tough to get out of the gate. Heavier and, a bit harder gear than what I'm use to. I could manual it better than my BMX bike though. I ended up winning first moto and the main. Not bad for the first time out plus the fact that this was a big race with some of the best/fastest guys in my class!!!

    My buddy with the le toy is experiencing the same thing. He loves his, especially the rohloff speedhub .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    Hey thanks for the pics. The bikes look incredible. The polished one is super nice, especially with that King headset giving it a little, dare I say, bling! I assume that the frame is steel. My other bikes are Al, but I would prefer this one to be chromoly. I tried the Unreal site as well and had no luck. If I could get some more info on Nemesis Project Cycles, I would definitely consider building one up. How does it ride? The chainstays look nice and short....sweeeet!!! How is the headangle? Steep, slack, or in between? Made in the USA? Butted tubing?
    i'll let you know once i get mine on tuesday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    I'm seriously thinking about building up an aggressive DJ/urban/park/trails bike because my big-hitter is just overkill down here in Miami. Miami is flatter than hell and my heavy long-travel rig just doesn't get put to use like it should. So...my question is....what's the word on the Blackmarket Mob frame. Is it all it's cracked up to be??? I really want to build something small, fast, and strong because, well, Miami and most of the surrounding area is paved, and what isn't, is just flat as I mentioned earlier. If nobody has info on the Blackmarket, I am certainly open to suggestions as far as Yeti, 24 bicycles, Azonic, Evil, etc. Any info will most assuredly help me out.

    P.S. I already had the "big" bike before I moved to Miami, and I wasn't going to get rid of it. I won't be down here forever!!!
    If you came from a BMX background you will love the BlackMarket. I've been riding one now since Feb. & still have nothing bad to say about it. Some people had concerns about the lack of tire clearance w/ 26's but the new batch of frames are going to address this w/ a 73mm shell b.b. & wider stays. I run 26's w/ a Halo Twin Rail 2.2 on the rear & have plenty of clearence. In case you care my gearing is 34/16, I am running the 21.5 frame & I'm just over 6 foot. I hope this helps you out.

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    some nemesis pics.....













    TT: 21.5 HA: 72.0 SA: 70.0 CS: 15.60-16.0 BB: 11.88 weight 5.5lbs The chainstays do arc down and inward at a 13' angle to avoide hitting during grinds .

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    yeah black market is just a giant corporation

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy jibber
    yeah black market is just a giant corporation
    Yeah I hear Carter Holland commands a giant factory where bikes are made by 8 year old Taiwanese slaves held at gun point.
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Thanks for the info. I really respect peoples opinions who have riding time on the products that they recommend, and especially if they ride like I ride, fast, smooth, and always looking for something bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOFFMAN223
    Do you have a mob, or have you ridden one??

    i've ridden them and they feel awesome. real easy to thro around and seem that they would take anything. just my take but they feel great

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    SICK RIDES!!! I just converted my .243 from Trail mode to street/DJ mode. It's a super versatile frame that can handle a DC, if you're into hardtail DH or just poor.

    Ben,

    How is your Buddy's Rohloff holding up? If I ever get a real job, I want to get one of those beauties. The new steel 24 Cycles Moon looks sick too.

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