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    What is the best Street frame

    What is the best bike/frame for doing street riding. tricks and stunts-HARDTAIL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    What is the best frmae for doing street and urban riding. tricks and stunts-HARDTAIL
    I'm going to say that it's a bit difficult to say that one frame is the bestfor urban. Sure you can get a great quality frame, but you also have to take into matter how you feel with the geometry once you're on the bike.

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    There is not one frame that is the best, but many that are all very good.

    A few are:

    Evil Imperial ( my favorite )
    24 Le Toy
    .243
    BMW
    P. series
    STP series
    Sinisters

    That is just a few of the burly hardtails out there, there are alot more than that. Basically find one that you like and try to ride it before buying so that you can feel the Geometry and see if it suits you well.

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    well, for pure urban, I think Ellsworth Specialist is very good. But Evil Imperial is way more versatile IMO, thats my favourite (and my only bike)
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    if ur on a budget go for the p2. i was riding it urban yesterday for like 3 hours. It was really solid, i landed on stairs, jumped 5 feet flat to flat and wheelie and manuals like crazy. If you got like 1500$ get the p3

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    Endless lifetime, best street/park

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    no actually, just doin street and tricks and stunts and ****. i like the channondale chase but i dont want that bike. my friend just got it. i have a santacruz chemilean. if i were to make that into more street. what fork would i want. SINGLE CROWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    no actually, just doin street and tricks and stunts and ****. i like the channondale chase but i dont want that bike. my friend just got it. i have a santacruz chemilean. if i were to make that into more street. what fork would i want. SINGLE CROWN
    i love my azonic steelhead!.....best urban bike to date, cheep and the best feature, STEEL!
    two six is bet-ta

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    do u have a pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    do u have a pic
    not of my personal bike, but visit http://www.azonicusa.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=150 for frame and specs
    two six is bet-ta

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    im thinking about the 24 bicycles le toy 4 looks insane

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    Here's my vote for best urban / dirt jump / bmx race bike, my DK UX24. Japanese steel frame, tight geometry, 24" wheels, holy roller tires, DK bmx parts, euro bb, ISCG's, singlespeed, 0 to 2.5" adjustable custom fork with steel stanchions. Bullet proof and only 28 pounds.
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    IDK, the le troy's geometry looks pretty crazy.

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    The Evil Imperial looks like one mean ass, burly Urban assault frame.

    Bang for the buck definitely goes to the Azonic Steelhead. I've personally seen people ride some urban and the frame can't be beat for its $200 tag.
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    the impierials got to be one heavy as hell frame and bike. might be hard to pull off a wheelie and tail whips and stuff

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    My buddy's lightly built Azonic Steelhead is EASILY 10 pounds more than my DK.
    A complete DK ux24 goes for less than $800. Try to build a nice steelhead for less than that.

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    does anyone know about the le troy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    does anyone know about the le troy
    Sure. Made by twenty four bicycles, from France. A friend had a LeToy 3, it was a real quick handling bike, I liked how it rode. It felt like it had 24" tires when it was rolling on 26"s. They are expensive though. When they first came out a few years ago, there wasn't the selection of different bikes that are available today. Sweet bike, a real classic.

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    qould u recomend it as a street bike over other bikes.

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    go with the le toy, evil imperial gets to heavy for a hardtail
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    Quote Originally Posted by sreiman
    qould u recomend it as a street bike over other bikes.
    What does the frame cost? I think it's $750, and made in Taiwan. I get lot's of bikes for free because of my job. I could have just about anything, and I think the bike I bought is the best for urban, dirt jumps, and bmx racing. The whole bike only costs $50 more than the LeToy frame, yet I feel the DK frame kills EVERYTHING!!!

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    Also look into the DK Slugger if you want a bike that can do well on trails. I rode one a few weeks ago (a friend of ours works for DK and had one), its a very nice complete bike for a pretty dam good price too.
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    another shameless STP pump. i got mine in yesterday and have already put like 8 hours on it. I LOVE IT!!!! that thing is amazing. i defintly suggest it for everything urban. it manuals better then anything ive ever felt. it rocks. go buy one.

    they also make killer single speeds if your in to that type of thing. haha. heres a pic of my buddy's single speeded version

    http://www.dcstreet.com/coppermine/d...?album=3&pos=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeHucker
    go with the le toy, evil imperial gets to heavy for a hardtail
    The Imperial weighs 6.1 lbs for the frame alone, thats not heavy at all!

    I agree with the first poster though, its impossible to say what the "best" is, because that is different for everyone. An identical frame might work for two different peope for two entirely different reasons. The best way is to get out there, set some bikes up how you like them and try them out. Setup is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _dw
    The Imperial weighs 6.1 lbs for the frame alone, thats not heavy at all!

    I agree with the first poster though, its impossible to say what the "best" is, because that is different for everyone. An identical frame might work for two different peope for two entirely different reasons. The best way is to get out there, set some bikes up how you like them and try them out. Setup is everything.

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    Hey Dave is the Sovereign any good? How does it compare to the D.O.C.?

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    This is just about my favorite street frame out there. Courtesy of rockymt21....
    Also, check out the new Soul Cycles frames, definitely sick. The 14" Titan looks almost like a LeToy.
    Geekhouse frame....goes for like $490ish, and another $80 will get you the stance thats in the pics and the frames come in almost any color imaginable.





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    Tony, your close.

    The frames are $500 with 30 different color options. $150 extra will get you an 80mm stance static. Which is a smokin deal. After my 1st ride on that purple machine I am a devoted customer. Best purchase I have made yet. The bike feels almost too perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymt21
    Tony, your close.

    The frames are $500 with 30 different color options. $150 extra will get you an 80mm stance static. Which is a smokin deal. After my 1st ride on that purple machine I am a devoted customer. Best purchase I have made yet. The bike feels almost too perfect.

    Dan

    I like the geekhouse alot, but for me I would rather have a bmx than a geekhouse. Don't get me wrong, I think they are a amazing bike just a personal preference.

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    p2 is pretty b!tch!n

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    This is just about my favorite street frame out there.....
    Geekhouse frame....goes for like $490ish
    The thing about the geekhouse that sucks is that the rear spacing is for a bmx hub, not an mtb hub. Can't run a disk, can't run a tire bigger than maybe a 2.35. Not too versitile if you ask me. The price is right, but the geometry is almost identical to most of the BMX cruisers that I've seen. Granted, it does have a bit longer seat tube. Sorry, but I like my .243 way mucho more better.

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    Don't forget about the Banshee Scratch

    I love mine, here she is. You can do just about anything with it. Run gears and front der. Set it up singlespeed (horizontal dropouts, but they bolt on, so no slippage) You can run a BMX rear 14mm rear hub as well. It does run a bmx bottom bracket shell, which is good cause you can get cheap 3-piece cranks that are bomb proof for $100 and run those. Or I just got the MRP converter and put in an ISIS. The only downside I''ve found is you have to run a bolt on rear axle, no quick release. Any Shimano hub can be converter simple enough, they give you the axle and a ton of other stuff with a frame. I've ordered two frames, this and the Scream, and they are some of the coolest guys I've met. Totally will help you out.

    Another guy at the shop I worked at had the morphine too. He loved it. Check out the guys at Down Wind Sports in Marquette, MI. Tell them Chuck sent you. www.downwindsports.com
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    is that a great bike for manueling and wheeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    This is just about my favorite street frame out there. Courtesy of rockymt21....
    Also, check out the new Soul Cycles frames, definitely sick. The 14" Titan looks almost like a LeToy.
    Geekhouse frame....goes for like $490ish, and another $80 will get you the stance thats in the pics and the frames come in almost any color imaginable.





    Here's his build for those interested.
    Purple Geekhouse SG-1
    Manitou 80mm TA Stance Static
    King Headset
    Deity Bar
    Deity Stem
    Deity Cranks
    Deity BB
    Deity Chainwheel
    Shadow Conspiracy Chain
    Shadow Conspiracy Seatpost
    Shadow Conspiracy Seatpost Clamp
    ODI Longkneck Grips
    Shimano LX Brake
    Avid Brake Lever
    Haro Mirra Pro Seat
    E.thirteen Bashguard
    Profile Mini Cassette Hub in the Rear laced to a Trail Pimp
    Hadley 20mm Front Hub Laced to a Mavic 321
    Arrow Launch Tires
    DK Chain Tensioners
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    what is the purple bike u should me in the picture. what is the fork. looks great. how much does it weigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by badfish
    The thing about the geekhouse that sucks is that the rear spacing is for a bmx hub, not an mtb hub. Can't run a disk, can't run a tire bigger than maybe a 2.35. Not too versitile if you ask me. The price is right, but the geometry is almost identical to most of the BMX cruisers that I've seen. Granted, it does have a bit longer seat tube. Sorry, but I like my .243 way mucho more better.

    -sean
    last i checked, 2.35s and disks weren't necessary for a street/ urban bike.

    i love Geekhouse frames. best looking frame i have seen in a while. i would have been all over one, but i didn't have the funds to buy another rear hub. can't beat that price, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    last i checked, 2.35s and disks weren't necessary for a street/ urban bike.

    i love Geekhouse frames. best looking frame i have seen in a while. i would have been all over one, but i didn't have the funds to buy another rear hub. can't beat that price, either.

    Did you even bother to read what I posted? Lack of versitility. That's my issue with the frame. There are plenty of BMX cruisers that have comparable geometry and cost half as much as that frame. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, so relax.
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    did you read his post? he wants a street/ urban frame.

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    Yes....

    The dropouts can slide about 1.5-1.75 inches, so all the way forward really tucks the wheel underneith you. BUT, you wither have to run a 24" wheel or a 26 X2.3 or smaller to fit it all the way forward, but it is designed around a 24" rear wheel anyways. I run a Maxxis Highroller 26"X2.7 all the way out and it fits fine You can even throw a dual crown 7" fork on it if you want to...crazy...or run a full rigid. The versatility is amazing. Run disc or V's, in both the 24" and 26" wheel size.

    Here's what they say:

    The emergence of street, park and dirt jumping has brought new inspiration to the sport of freeriding. Our sport is evolving with a BMX influence that's making us all grow as riders. Tweaked tricks learned on dirt jumps, in skate parks and on the street are moving to the forefront of freeriding style and raising the bar for freeriders all over the world. The new Banshee Scratch is designed to be the missing link from BMX to freeriding. The Scratch lets you perfect your new sick moves in the park and on the jumps before you take them into the forest. Its BMX bike and mountain bike, with our exclusive morphing geometry and a chassis that's burly enough to carry the Banshee name. The scratch frame is 100% heat treated cro-moly and re-enforced with a Rad style down tube, extensive gusseting and grind guards on the chain stays. Its seat stays are uniquely curved to provide optimal shock absorption for big landings. The scratch rear end fits 14mm single speed or 10mm multi speed hubs, rim or disc brakes and up to 24x3.0 or 26x2.8 tires. The Scra
    tch builds up from 35 to 35lb. 3 sizes fit riders from 4'8 to 6'6.[/B]

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