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    Haro Thread 8 Wheels?

    I think I'm going to get on a DJ bike this season so I went down to the shop and decided since I'll also be riding around town and on some mellow FR trails I'd want it to be geared. The only geared DJ they had was the Haro Thread 8, first DJ bike I've been on and it feels so much like my 20 its amazing. I like everything about it except that it has an Alienation PBR rim up front, I had these on my first BMX bike and destroyed them quickly. So I was wondering if the 26" model was any better or if the fork helped protect it a bit?
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    Fork will help protect it a bit. If it blows up, you can always replace it.

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    Yeah I just dont want to go buy a bike then have parts breaking right away. What makes the difference as far as the frame goes inbetween the Steel and the Alu, because for an extra 500 you get quite a few better parts.
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    my friend has the steel reserve 1.2 with the pbr up front like the thread 8. it's holding up pretty good. many sideways hits. still dead true.

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    Thats good to hear, does he like the steel over the aluminum for any specific reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe18
    Thats good to hear, does he like the steel over the aluminum for any specific reasons.
    I think dont think he would know the difference. it's really just that the tubes of the frame are smaller. the only downside with steel is you can't raw it (without a clearcoat it rusts) my bike is aluminum, and they both feel stiff but mine might be a tad heavier (build specs. I can guarantee my frame is lighter). but ill see if i can get his on a scale.. the weight distibution on it feels weird to me, but I was riding a bmx all the times I rode his. so I was guaranteed a weird ride...

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    Another question, the thread has a 80mm DJ3 and a 10mm QR. The Giant STP 1 and 2 have DJ1 and DJ2 repectivley and 20mm axles. What is the difference about the forks, and I do plan on doing some lightweight FR trail riding would the 20mm axle and 100mm fork be the better bet?
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    Yes. 20mm is better. Much stiffer.

    DJ1/2 are marginally better than 3.

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    So my options now are the STP 0 and 1,

    The STP 0:
    Marzocchi DJ1 w/ 20mm Thru Axle, 100mm travel
    handlebar Truvativ Holzfeller, 31.8mm
    stem Truvativ Holzfeller
    shifters Shimano SLX
    rear derailleur Shimano Deore XT shadow, top normal
    brakes Avid Juicy 3 160F/140R
    brake levers Avid Juicy 3
    cassette SRAM PG950, 12/26, 9-speed
    cranks TruVativ Huozfeller, 36T
    bb TruVativ Howitzer
    rims Mavix EX325

    STP1:
    Marzocchi DJ2 w/ 20mm Thru Axle, 100mm travel
    handlebar Giant Connect SL, riser 31.8
    stem Giant FR
    shifters SRAM X4, trigger
    rear derailleur SRAM X5
    brakes Hayes MX4
    brake levers Tektro Alloy
    cassette SRAM PG850, 11/28, 8-speed
    chain Shimano HG-40
    cranks TruVativ Hussefelt, 36T
    bb TruVativ Howitzer
    rims WTB Dual Duty FR

    Overall will the STP0 be more durable or feel different enough to constitute $525?
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    better cranks, better brakes, better fork, and better rims. go for the stp0. I would...

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    Your right, one by one I'll think "oh the 0 had a better X part".
    Alright Thanks guys
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