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    Hardtail for dj,urban,park whos got the best one

    I am new to the forum and new to the hard tail scene. I currently have a trek session 77 but it is far to big to do the stuff that is in the midwest so i am inthe market for a hairtail. The main use will be in order Jumps, urban, park. im lookin for the best bang for the buck. im lookin to spend right around $1000. Id like to hear you imput on bikes and why you think they are good. thanks rider -ranrusbal

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    basically if you are getting into that type of riding, get something that is single speed and maybe with a steel frame preferably...to me the transition trail or park is the best bet...but i dont have any personal experience on one...maybe in the future

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    Yeah, for dedicated street/park/jump riding SS and steel is where it's at.

    If it's gonna see mtb-style DJs, 4x riding, or trails, though, I'd go geared.

    In your pricerange I'd look at buying a frame used and building it up smart with a mix of new/used parts.

    If you want 26" wheels, depending on frame budget, I'd look at the Evil DOC, Azonic steelhead, Black Market Riot or MOB, Nemesis, Tonic, Union, etc.
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    the steel head is good hu? is it pretty low profile becase i havent astully seen one BUILT on the frame

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    I don't really know what you mean by "low profile."

    I like that bike a lot for the money. Keep in mind the dropouts are a bit flexy, but other than that I like it. Compared to my DOC it didn't feel as "nice" but it's like half the price. I saw a really nice one on RideMonkey for 400 complete.

    It feels like a DJ bike so it's compact and small, if that's what you mean. If you're under 6' go for the Pro size, if you're over that and you like some room go for the Pro XL. On the DOC the regular fits most people even over 6'.

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    the best is very easy. (www.nemesisproject.com) <---brad give me free stuff for shamelss promotion

    best bang for your buck gets trickier. i would personally go with a Giant STP. i rode one for a while before i got my nemesis and it was amazing, super light frame amazing geo, amazing amazing bike. and they're pretty cheap i think they're top of thee line geared model is only like 750 or something. so i'd check that out. transitions are tight too i suppose. blk mrkt does some tight stuff for reasonable. just ammater of which one you like most and can get the best deal on

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranrusbal
    I am new to the forum and new to the hard tail scene. I currently have a trek session 77 but it is far to big to do the stuff that is in the midwest so i am inthe market for a hairtail. The main use will be in order Jumps, urban, park. im lookin for the best bang for the buck. im lookin to spend right around $1000. Id like to hear you imput on bikes and why you think they are good. thanks rider -ranrusbal
    You're in Illinois, huh? Ride with the Team Sally or CFR crew, they'll show you around. HB has a Steelhead. He's pretty crazy. I think it's bent now. My buddy just got a Soul Cycles Roscoe. Very nice ride. There are a lot of options out there. It really comes down to how much you're willing to spend. I would buy used if I were you, you get the most for your money that way.

    I personally ride an aluminum frame. Living in the Midwest, I didn't feel the need for a squish. Sold my Coiler frame (miss it now) and built up a super sick Addict Cycles DJ frame. Hit me up sometime if you want to ride or check out some of the local spots.

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    How tall are you? Experience riding? Gears or SS? Discs or Vs? Tech or huck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    If you want 26" wheels, depending on frame budget, I'd look at the Evil DOC, Azonic steelhead, Black Market Riot or MOB, Nemesis, Tonic, Union, etc.
    Just FYI so you don't go out looking for the wrong thing, Tonic and union make 24'' only frames. Union is about to make a 26'', I don't know if it has come out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Just FYI so you don't go out looking for the wrong thing, Tonic and union make 24'' only frames. Union is about to make a 26'', I don't know if it has come out yet.
    Oops, I just noticed that.

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    BlackMarket will soon be hitting with completes in the $800-$1100 price ranges. Also, Eastern26 Bikes has new completes out as well. Check them out.
    I think Steelheads are pretty common actually... I'm not a big fan though, but it does have a bang-for-the-buck factor...
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    I ride a p2, it is made by a small hometown company called Specailized. It kicks ass.....all day long.
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    I do ride with team sally when ever i get the chance out at challenge im on there site and im a regulay out in palos but like i said im rockin a session77 i live 30min south of chicago and my girlfriend lives there so thats another reason why i want a bike with urban capabilitys. right now and i love my session77 it when im in moab and breck but not so much palos il trails

    THANKS FOR THE IMPUT GUYS IM STILL INTERESTED IN MORE OPINIONS.

    BY THE WAY THIS ISNT A CLASSIFIED AD BUT IM 6'1'' 200lbs and im pretty hard on my stuff.

    I am a fan of the p series, and the treks but trek is expensive although they have a great warranty $$$been there done that.

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    Check out norco too. Nice completes IMO. Going for a steel frame is also a plus, those usually last longer because steel has a much longer fatigue life, they also offer a nice ride feel. Once you go steel you never go back
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    24 cycles pornking

    24 cycles pornking, one of the best urban frames out there,along with black market, tonic fab,and nemesis project. if you got 750 dollars to blow,and can wait a bit, i would get one of those. my friend has one built up on a fox vanilla 36,custom built wheels with halo 24's,profile cranks and deity bars and stemone of the meanest and strongest bikes i've seen.

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    I love my Brooklyn Machine Works hardtail. As for other choices, I haven't ridden any of the Nemesis bikes or the Black Market bike, but both look very nice. I'd consider both of those as well.

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    I'm getting my Nemesis soon.

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    there are lots of rad framesets, but if you are looking for a complete bike, the Giant STP is a kick ass DJ bike. you would not believe the meyhem i've put mine thru over the last year and i haven't had any problems yet...


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    Black Market MOB fo sho, unless you're on a budget then go with a Riot. Same geometry as the Mob just made in Taiwan with a slightly different metal...and a few hundred frosty's cheaper.
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