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    Spring Bling

    Posers Unite! Yes, I bought some mostly unnecessary, but beautiful parts for my 08 P2:

    I wanted an Argyle shock, but guess I will ride the flexy DJ2 for another season.

    Spring Bling Parts List:

    Black Market 2" handlebars ($60) (don't laugh, they sent the wrong color)
    Black Market 31.8 stem ($60) (ditto on the color, too impatient to wait for replacement)
    FSA Pig DH Pro Headset ($30)
    Sunline Grips ($20)
    Straitline Pedals (gulp, $120)

    Total = $290, almost coulda got an Argyle, but did actually need pedals (OEM pins were practically gone).

    New parts do give a different feel to the geometry, old OEM bars were cut to 25.5 wide, cut my new ones to 27.5. And, total rise increase was about an inch with the slight rise stem and extra rise on bars (front end is easier to pick up). Now I just needs to get out to the jumps and get my pose on, he he.
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    Okay, just finished a ride with some neighborhood jumps and whatnot. I am very happy with all the upgrades and they seem worth the $$$, especially the handlebars, stem, and headset. The bike feels way more bmx'y and the front end is lighter and smoother, the bike just fits me better - specialized made those OEM bars too narrow and low for my 6'2" height, plus the Blk Mkt aluminum has a much better feel. The pedals are better than the OEM, but I probably coulda got cheaper ones to upgrade that area.

    So, if you is tall, consider taller wider bars - it really makes the bike handle better.

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    Nice! I like the feel of that bar/stem combo. I have played around with those pedals but have never owned a set...dern right purty!

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    I like everything but the pedals. They are way too expensive.....But to each his own!

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    They were the only decent pedals I could find in white - what a vanity, I know!

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    you better ride that bike tenfold for every penny spent, because it deserves it. nice combo and color scheme. wish i had the money to get even the frame on that.
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    There are plenty of decent pedals in white. But white pedals and white grips don't stay white very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    There are plenty of decent pedals in white. But white pedals and white grips don't stay white very well.
    +1 ditto......... I cant get over the whole white thing??? to each (in your case) their own....(all the thousands of white parts out there)
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    my white pedals have stayed white. i agree that the grips don't stay white for long though.
    i would not pay that much for pedals. i love my cheap wellgo mg-1's. light, grippy, strong. everything you could need.
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    nice bike, deity decoy pedals come in white. im pretty sure they are flatter and lighter and cost $75

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    Feedback on these Straitline pedals:

    I like their "bearing system"
    The pins are extremely sharp (just a kiss gave me a slice)
    They are bit overpriced (unless they last longer than a year)
    They grip really well, with 5-10's takes a deliberate movement to shift feet (good and bad, feet get hung up on over-rotated manuals....yikes).

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