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Title: ultra newb statis...
Post by: (B)MX_4-Ever on April 24, 2008, 06:41:09 AM
well, i was just gettin the hang of flatland and ready to buy a bike when i f****d up my shoulder dirtbikin. i need 2 thingz from you guyz...

what bike should i get? (im pretty much a jew(when it comez 2 $) so the cheaper the better)
           -i can give a pricerange if u really feel its necesary...

i got a bike (haro backtrail x2 from when i used to jump) that worx aight 4 now so wut trickz should i work on and in wut order?

btw, im like 5'10, 145 lbs, 15 yrs old n yah...

im sure yal read like 20 of these a day bout newb bikez, but w.e

thx 2 all yal that help, much appreciated
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: (B)MX_4-Ever on April 24, 2008, 07:46:28 AM
OR SHOULD I UPGRADE MY 2002 HARO X2 WITH FLATLAND PARTS AND GET A NEW FRAME EVENTUALLY?

IF SO, WHAT PARTS SHOULD I GET AND IN WHAT ORDER?

btw, im in Huntington Beach, CA so any shops would b helpful as well.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: Budz on April 24, 2008, 09:36:26 AM
dude, id love 2 help ya out man, but u should really search the forums and see what responses have been posted already. cuz u are sooo right, this very same question has been asked about a million times.haha. it shouldnt be too hard to find related topics that would help u out.
good luck! and welcome to the sport dude! :beer:
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: condemned bmx on April 24, 2008, 09:55:11 AM
errrm ive heard good things about the dk flatbike if ur looking for a complete and if ur gunna go for parts jus go with personal prefrence
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: mare on April 24, 2008, 02:20:54 PM
welcome to flatland life. if u r from europe and have 350€ throw all your bikes away and buy og balace3. f*cking great bike for beginers.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: metalbmxer on April 24, 2008, 08:42:04 PM
yeah dk signal if u want a complete. you can upgrade parts from there.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: brian84corvette on April 24, 2008, 09:14:41 PM
pretty much any flatland tricks can be done on any bikes.
its just alot harder to manage on a bike with geometry that
is not correct for flatlanding.

tricks to learn.
mega spin.
peg wheely
fire hydrant
fork glide
half lashes
and one day I will finaly learn how to do mc circles
ive been riding flatland for a bit over a month now.

most important parts -   pegs.
gyro if you run rear brakes
flatland specific bars and stem. ( 26 to 35mm reach )
front brakes help alot when learning
the rest is just preference.

btw -  black rims usualy blow for brakes.  chrome is the way to go.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: (B)MX_4-Ever on April 24, 2008, 11:57:05 PM
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if ur gunna go for parts jus go with personal prefrence  

i dont really have a "personal preference" yet cuz i no just about nothing about flatlanding...ive been out for 4 months and i was only in for like 2 months on my sh*t bike totally built for dirt jumps...
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: bmx4lif3 on April 25, 2008, 12:00:02 AM
DK  -  signal
cheap
nice
clean
works
:D
 or if ur not cheap with ur money
build a custom like me :D
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: (B)MX_4-Ever on April 25, 2008, 12:38:27 AM
id totalbuild a custom, but i have no clue wut the hell im doin. id have no clue where to start or wut to buy or anythin.

IM THINKIN BOUT JUST SLOWLY UPGRADING MY x2 IF NOBODY BUYZ IT...wutcha all think?
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: NiteCamo on April 25, 2008, 12:56:50 AM
DO NOT GET A Signal!!!! I just can't stress that enough, I mean ya it's a fine bike but there's no real great parts on it that don't need to be upgraded. Within a year or so you will need to upgrade alot of those parts and spend a great deal of money. So you might as well start with a great bike like WTP Metric or OG Balance 3. Personally I started with a Metric and I just upgraded brakes, grips, bar ends, and frame (coming soon) and I don't plan on upgrading anything else ever.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: Budz on April 25, 2008, 01:03:58 AM

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if ur gunna go for parts jus go with personal prefrence
Posted by: Budz 
i dont remember posting this comment.haha. ^_^

Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: jim shorts on April 25, 2008, 01:13:12 AM
check out this website; it's where most everybody buys most of their stuff from in the US. buying from there will give you good, tested parts. you can make mental notes of things that jump out and try to get them used if new is not an option. anyways, it's a good way to get familiar with what's available. a good deal is great, but be wary of being "cheap" with parts. buying quality will not only last longer, but will also be more possible to re-sell should you not like it.

www.flatlandfuel.com

welcome!
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: Norky on April 25, 2008, 01:29:55 PM
Yea, but there's quality than there's lightweight Pro parts.
Title: Re: ultra newb statis...
Post by: condemned bmx on April 25, 2008, 02:01:58 PM
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if ur gunna go for parts jus go with personal prefrence  

i dont really have a "personal preference" yet cuz i no just about nothing about flatlanding...ive been out for 4 months and i was only in for like 2 months on my sh*t bike totally built for dirt jumps...


well have a look through flatland fuel's website or any bike shop and let us kno what u pic out as what u'd get and we'll help u from there