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Title: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: myke on April 03, 2021, 03:35:44 PM
Anyone know if a complete bike that would be good for some light street and park riding but that could also be used to ride some flat?
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: out~riding on April 03, 2021, 07:11:41 PM
There's really no complete out of the box that will fit everything, except for maybe Motelworks and Ares but those are almost only available in Japan.

Haro is coming out with the 2011 Ground Master but that bike is expensive at 1600 USD.
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: myke on April 03, 2021, 07:19:31 PM
There's really no complete out of the box that will fit everything, except for maybe Motelworks and Ares but those are almost only available in Japan.

Haro is coming out with the 2011 Ground Master but that bike is expensive at 1600 USD.
Interesting thanks. I'm thinking maybe a street/park bike with a shorter top tube perhaps would get me there. Just something that enables me to ride some flat too, streamrollers, hang 5s, firehydrants, mccircles...
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: out~riding on April 03, 2021, 07:45:26 PM
One of the better options is the 2011 WTP CRS FC


It's a shorter street bike with 20,25" TT that comes with a freecoaster already.
Swap the tires, get some pegs and your good.
It's got gyrotabs if you want to install a gyro. 165mm cranks.

The downside is it's not 100% cromoly. A little over 500/ you can't expect much more.
You can upgrade to a shorter stem and cromoly forks later on.

https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/crs-fc (https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/crs-fc)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhYVRbFwHM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhYVRbFwHM)



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Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: myke on April 03, 2021, 08:41:45 PM
One of the better options is the 2011 WTP CRS FC


It's a shorter street bike with 20,25" TT that comes with a freecoaster already.
Swap the tires, get some pegs and your good.
It's got gyrotabs if you want to install a gyro. 165mm cranks.

The downside is it's not 100% cromoly. A little over 500/ you can't expect much more.
You can upgrade to a shorter stem and cromoly forks later on.

[url]https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/crs-fc[/url] ([url]https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/crs-fc[/url])


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhYVRbFwHM[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhYVRbFwHM[/url])



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Cool, that looks decent. You must have meant 2021 tho, not 2011? It's a bit on the heavy side at 27 lbs but that's to be expected I guess...
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: aliasdck on April 03, 2021, 09:08:27 PM
I like wtp, is a great company with great products.

I don't think 27lbs is too heavy when you're looking at a hybrid street/park/flat bike though, what's considered normal for such a setup these like 25lb or so? You could buy it then slowly get it down a couple pounds by upgrading some parts over the future. Though then you may as well build up a custom bike instead. Which I'd recommend anyways: it's fun, you get exactly which parts you want plus you can also get some of it used from here or bmxmusuem or whatever.
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: Mambocowboy on April 03, 2021, 09:18:50 PM
I like wtp, is a great company with great products.

I don't think 27lbs is too heavy when you're looking at a hybrid street/park/flat bike though, what's considered normal for such a setup these like 25lb or so? You could buy it then slowly get it down a couple pounds by upgrading some parts over the future. Though then you may as well build up a custom bike instead. Which I'd recommend anyways: it's fun, you get exactly which parts you want plus you can also get some of it used from here or bmxmusuem or whatever.
Custom is the way to go.
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: out~riding on April 04, 2021, 02:52:54 PM
Building a new custom gets expensive. It really depends on your budget.
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: myke on April 04, 2021, 03:13:35 PM
I like wtp, is a great company with great products.

I don't think 27lbs is too heavy when you're looking at a hybrid street/park/flat bike though, what's considered normal for such a setup these like 25lb or so? You could buy it then slowly get it down a couple pounds by upgrading some parts over the future. Though then you may as well build up a custom bike instead. Which I'd recommend anyways: it's fun, you get exactly which parts you want plus you can also get some of it used from here or bmxmusuem or whatever.
Yeah that's true, I actually have a wheel that's a khe rim with 36h nankai, it's insanely light, I could put that on it and probably shave a couple pounds right there. But I don't want to be swapping a bunch of parts.

Custom is the way to go.

Building a new custom gets expensive. It really depends on your budget.

Cool, I'm not going custom though. Actually I just sold a flat bike recently that I had for like 15+ years. Also just bought a 24" bmx as well.


Remember aaron benke way back, he used to ride flat and some ramps as well, I wonder what bike that was?
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: 89schwinnsting on April 21, 2021, 01:57:00 AM
Aaron Benke did have his own frame, the DK Transmitter. 19" top tube, I think.
Title: Re: Bike for street/park and also flat?
Post by: myke on May 30, 2021, 12:29:30 AM
Aaron Benke did have his own frame, the DK Transmitter. 19" top tube, I think.
Cool, thanks...

I got to try ouy my nephews regular stock bmx bike for flat and it was not very conducive, less so than I expected...