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    what bikes should I be looking at?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a bike in the street / dj / dual slalom category. I have a Reign X for trail riding and freeride, so this bike won't need strong trail riding traits. I have a all-mountain hardtail as well, which will be sold or parted out with some parts passing to the new bike.

    Also, I know the dual purpose of street and dual slalom sort of creates a conflict between things such as short/long chainstays but it's going to a compromise.

    so:
    -geometry for street / dual slalom.
    -can run ss / geared easily and be changed between the two fluidly.
    -preferably has iscg tabs.
    -cromo is preferable, but not necessary.
    -possibly a 31.9 mm seatpost and 73mm bb shell to match old bike. (doesn't have to)

    the bikes I've found so far that fit these requirements are:
    http://www.transitionbikes.com/Bank.cfm
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...=39174&eid=103

    I was hoping I could get some opinions and a few more recommendations as I'm not very familiar with this class of bikes, thanks everyone!
    Last edited by zech; 02-14-2009 at 12:54 PM.

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    If you are gonna DJ / Street, then the little things matter. If I were to get a new bike, I would be tempted to sell all my bikes and get a full on bad ass DJ bike. I shopped the DJ-Mountain bike cross-over thing initially (e.g. Santa Cruz Chameleon), luckily I chose a P Bike. And now, after doing DJ for awhile, I realize that you need all the geo help you can get when DJ'ing. The Chameleon would have been a bad choice for me, I just use a mountain bike when I mountain bike, and a DJ bike when I DJ. The Black Market Mob is the only bike I would consider, I want that bike!

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    The Black Market Mob is the only bike I would consider, I want that bike!
    Don't we all.
    Anyways, you should take a look at Addict Cycles.

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    Corsair Ducat.

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    Addicts are pretty baller, and cheap.

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    first post

    same here

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    I checked the addict cycles website and the dealer link doesnt work. Whats one cost and where can I check them out? I'm in Milwaukee, Wi

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    blk markt
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    static bikes (not too sure on the availability or whether they are able to run gears)
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    What about dual suspension short travel bikes? You could look at these -
    Banshee Rampant
    Kona Bass
    Specialized SX
    Santa Cruz Blur 4X

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    thanks everyone! a friend actually pointed out the perfect frame for what I want to do

    the dmr sidekick
    http://www.dmrbikes.com/?Section=pro...itemid=FRMSK07

    it has interchangeable drop outs, icsg tabs, and is cromo

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    lttle heavy and has butter for rims but here is my chromo

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