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Title: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: nosensenochange on May 08, 2020, 09:14:11 PM
Which flatland complete bike would you recommend?I am not a pro, nor a beginner... just haven't rode in a while (90's).  When I was competing I had a highly modified Haro Master.  Please help suggest a good quality complete bike for flatland.
Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: metalbmxer on May 08, 2020, 10:50:47 PM
The Ares completes on flatlandfuel are the ticket. If you are over 5'10 I'd get the longer one the AFX (19.5" top tube) but if you are shorter then go for the A-plus (18.5" top tube)

hope that helps and great having you back
Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: out~riding on May 09, 2020, 12:09:48 AM
There really isn't much choice of complete flatland bikes in 2020.

Over in Japan there are bikes from Ares, TNB and MotelWorks.

Then you have the Colony Apprentice, AUTUM STAY HUNGRY, KHE CHRIS BÖHM and that's about all I can think of.

Over in the US good luck finding any of these, except for ARES that FlatlandFuel carries.

Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: rideflat43 on May 09, 2020, 03:14:53 AM

I have a Motel Works frame and fork..I am a bit picky with parts and the
bars I like small like 6.78Inches like the Ryal Bars are etc etc..so yeah I
did not get the complete bike because of that!


Motel Works are good frames and forks and they have quality parts on
the complete bikes and I can vouch for that!
Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: nosensenochange on May 09, 2020, 06:20:13 PM
I really appreciate all the help.  Someone had suggested the Haro Downtown deluxe as a good start.  Not sure if the wheels and other parts are solid enough.Thanks again!
Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: out~riding on May 10, 2020, 02:23:58 AM
I really appreciate all the help.  Someone had suggested the Haro Downtown deluxe as a good start.  Not sure if the wheels and other parts are solid enough.Thanks again!

The haro Downtown is a street bike. The only good advantage is that it comes in 19.5" TT and 165mm cranks (and both brakes if you want that)

If I was to use that bike, I would be replacing at the minimum the tires, putting in a freecoaster, 4 flatland pegs.

The bike costs $389.99 and after buying new parts and relacing the wheel ..  your looking at another $300....
And I don't like the geometry on that frame a lot. Long 13.7" chainstays.....
Title: Re: Best complete bike right now for flatland?
Post by: Materia on May 20, 2020, 12:29:22 PM
I'm in the same boat as you. Haven't ridden in two decades. Now I just want a complete bike without a hassle. I've been looking for a couple weeks and made a short list with the measurements that seem to matter. (Shorter chain stay, smaller fork offset, higher head tube angle, higher BB height, shorter cranks, shorter top tube unless you're over ~5' 10") However it seems most any freestyle bike *could* work, so much of this seems like opinion and preference. There are more bikes than this but I passed if the style wasn't attractive to me, but maybe this will give you an idea. No comment on the availability, price, or "quality" such as CroMo or Steel, double wall or single, butted, etc. All have a freecoaster rear hub. It seems very few completes come with a second set of pegs or full brakes, you have to get those added yourself, but most retailers will do it before shipping if you ask.

We the people:

Trust FC $770
https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/trust-fc (https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/trust-fc)
Top Tube: 20.75"
Fork offset 22mm
Chainstay 12.75"
Headtube angle 75.5
BB height 11.7"
Cranks 170mm

Reason $600
https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/reason/ (https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/reason/)
TT: 20.75"
Offset: 22mm
CS: 12.75"
HT: 76
BB: 11.75"
Cranks: 165mm

Envy $1,170
https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/envy (https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/envy)
TT: 20.5"
Offset: 24mm
CS: 13"
HT: 75.25
BB: 11.7"
Cranks: 170mm


Sunday:

Forcaster $480
https://sundaybikes.com/bikes/2020-completes/forecaster/2020-forecaster-matte-black-20-75-tt-alec-siemon-signature/ (https://sundaybikes.com/bikes/2020-completes/forecaster/2020-forecaster-matte-black-20-75-tt-alec-siemon-signature/)
TT: 20.75"
Offset: ??
CS: 13.2"
HT: 75.5
BB: 11.5"
Cranks: 170mm


Kink:

Williams $750
https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/williams-2021 (https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/williams-2021)
TT: 21"
Offset: 26mm
CS: 12.75"
HT: 75.5
BB: 11.7
Cranks: 165mm

Switch $500
https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/switch-2021 (https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/switch-2021)
TT: 20.75"
Offset: 26mm
CS: 12.75"
HT: 75.5
BB: 11.6"
Cranks: 165mm

Downside $500
https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/downside-2020 (https://kinkbmx.com/collections/bikes/products/downside-2020)
TT: 20.75
Offset: 26mm
CS: 12.75
HT: 75.5
BB: 11.6
Cranks: 170mm



Fit:

Sleeper FC $490
https://fitbikeco.com/shop/bikes/sleeper-fc/ (https://fitbikeco.com/shop/bikes/sleeper-fc/)
TT: 21"
Offset: 25mm
CS: 13.1"
HT: 75.5
BB: 11.8"
Cranks: 170mm