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    Getting into DJ, would appreciate your opinion on a bike.

    I would like to buy a DJ bike for playing on, found a 2010 Specialized P.1 that owner claims is in near new shape. I haven't seen it in person yet as its a bit of a drive but I am meeting on Thursday to see it and if its as described buy it. Would this be a good first DJ bike? I am 6'3" 230lb, is it going to be too small? Negotiated price is $425, is that a fair deal? Thanks for any advice you can give.

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    Good price

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    Yeah should be a good starter bike. Shouldn't be too small but remember it is a Dj bike not a trail bike

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    Thanks guys! I decided to pass on this bike... heard the wheels had cup/cone bearings and reviews said the rims were weak. I am a big guy and am good at destroying wheels and don't like adjusting them so decided to save up my pennies and buys something nicer/sturdier to begin with.

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    That's always a good call... I love my transition BLT... its beasty! And fun to ride

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    Anyone have an opinion on the Nukeproof Solum? I think I will build a bike and I really like the look and price of that frame Nukeproof Solum Dirt Jump Frame 2013 | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    looks solid.. i've never rode one but I've seen some people at Ray's with them and they said they liked them

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    Great, Frame is on the way. Thanks for the comments. Now for wheels and suspension. Any suggestions on strong wheels that won't break the bank? Is it better to have a single speed speed wheel or is a regular wheel with a conversion kit ok? I would prefer a regular wheel so that I can use it as a backup for my trail bike if needed.

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    I really like the Transition wheels, not sure if they are available any more for purchase not on a bike but you could contact them but they were $350 and super beefy have them on a DH and DJ bike... also the Azonic Outlaws are cheap and super strong... a little more money you can step up to spank completes.... just make sure they are double wall, triple void, preferably welded seem with eyelets....

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    Re: Getting into DJ, would appreciate your opinion on a bike.

    Let the fun begin!


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    Nice, what is the rest of the parts going to be?

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    Any recommendations on stem length - 35mm or 50mm? I am 6'3" so pretty tall, I am leaning towards 50mm.

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    Good question! Basically whatever I can get a good deal on. Right now I am working a deal on a Manitou Circus fork. Other parts that I am planning on but haven't bought yet are Redline Monster II Cranks, Easton Havoc bars and stem and Shimano Deore or Avid BB7 brakes. Wheels are still a big unknown.

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    Nice, what is the rest of the parts going to be?

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    Avoid bb7, I wouldn't run them if they were free

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    As for stem 35mm for sure

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    I am going to run 750mm bars, which will have a bit of backsweep to them, combined with being tall you don't think a "longer" stem might be a good idea?

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    As for stem 35mm for sure

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    shorter stem will make it easier to loft the front end

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    Well parts are coming along, so far I have ordered:
    Rear Wheel - Nukeproof Generator short cassette hub with Mavic XM319 rim and a single speed conversion kit with 16t cog from Ebay. Still need a 12mm to 10mm stepdown axle.
    Cranks - Torker 3 piece cranks off craigslist for super cheap!
    BB - Primo Spanish Bottom Bracket, Green
    Sprocket - 28t Haro, Green
    Chain - KMC Z410
    Seat - WTB Volt, from the parts bin
    Brakes - Shimano M596 front and M615 rear on clearance

    I will post more pictures as things arrive and get installed.

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    Always more fun to build, than to buy complete

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    Looks like the fork will be a Manitou Circus, the cheaper spring model to get me started.

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    Well turns out my rear wheel that I ordered was out of stock. The good news is they had a hope pro 2 single speed hub with the same Mavic rim in the clearance section as well. Cost a little more but probably a worthy upgrade.

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    Sounds like a good wheel...if you have any more issues:

    I'm using a SUN ADD (same rim as inferno 31) on the rear on my bike 135 / 12 from bikewagon - good deal esp if you find a coupon over the 4th.

    Also got the 12/10mm step down from PricePoint (Azonic) for cheap. Plus the Circus Expert from there for dirt cheap.

    Happy building!

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    That is a good deal on the ADD wheel, will keep that as a backup plan, thanks!

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    I'm in the same boat as well. Ordered my Nukeproof Solum frame last week and now working on a fork. Would like a manitou circus expert but on a budget. Have all winter to wait for a good deal. Keep us posted on your build

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    Re: Getting into DJ, would appreciate your opinion on a bike.

    A bunch of goodies for my build arrived today!


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