Dirt Jump Bikes. any bike welcome as long as its dj or street

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Dirt Jump Bikes. any bike welcome as long as its dj or street
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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 at 12:41 Quote
Draggon wrote:
ZenkiS14 wrote:
T4THH wrote:


You mentioned one of the best, anyone got a definitive best of all time frame?

That's all opinion of the rider, preferences, and how it's ridden.

If you want to look at Pro Championships, definitively the Trek Ticket S has more medals than any other bike, hands down. Specialized P3 is probably up there as well.

You seriously cannot say a bike has medals, hahaa. Holy shit I busted up hard reading that. All bikes these days are so interchangeable that it really does come down just to the rider.....especially when the brand sports Rheemenuk.

As for best frame ever....the Majesty is simply an amazing and perfectly balanced feeling bike, feels like it's not even there, I love it beyond belief.....but then there's Vimana HT. The Vimana is like a Porsche crossed with a bucking bronco.....wild, exciting and makes you feel like you can do anything on it. I currently ride both of them a lot and if it came down to having to sell one of them....it would be painful, very painful, but the Maj would be going to a new home. The Vimana HT just flat out outperforms every other bike that I've ever been on, not even a question.
I think the Cryptkeeper would probably have a dog in that fight too.

All the Vimana's I've seen have creaked or bent.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 at 13:56 Quote
Nobble wrote:
Draggon wrote:
ZenkiS14 wrote:


That's all opinion of the rider, preferences, and how it's ridden.

If you want to look at Pro Championships, definitively the Trek Ticket S has more medals than any other bike, hands down. Specialized P3 is probably up there as well.

You seriously cannot say a bike has medals, hahaa. Holy shit I busted up hard reading that. All bikes these days are so interchangeable that it really does come down just to the rider.....especially when the brand sports Rheemenuk.

As for best frame ever....the Majesty is simply an amazing and perfectly balanced feeling bike, feels like it's not even there, I love it beyond belief.....but then there's Vimana HT. The Vimana is like a Porsche crossed with a bucking bronco.....wild, exciting and makes you feel like you can do anything on it. I currently ride both of them a lot and if it came down to having to sell one of them....it would be painful, very painful, but the Maj would be going to a new home. The Vimana HT just flat out outperforms every other bike that I've ever been on, not even a question.
I think the Cryptkeeper would probably have a dog in that fight too.

All the Vimana's I've seen have creaked or bent.

Yeah I've seen some Vimana's that had those issues, but not nearly as many as all.

The Crypt is one bike I really, really want to ride.....from what I have heard it is legit.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 at 15:07 Quote
ive never ridden a vimana without dropout issues... but thats only a sample of 3 and all were well used and abused examples

majesty dirt is an incredible frame, if mine was tapered and an inch longer reach it would be perfection

my nukeproof solum has both those qualities, and i really like how it rides as well, but its not quite as rigid in the bb shell through rear end so isnt quite as energetic feeling
i really wish they would make an updated v2 of that frame with threaded bb and revised stays

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
Manniex9 wrote:

please help this guy out

This whole reduced fork offset trend has gotten out of hand.

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
I had a dialed Vimana and a dialed Majesty.

Now I only have the Majesty.

My Vimana never had dropout issues, and I abused the living hell out of it. It was 9 speed at one point and i rode trails with it, then single speeded it and ran it like that on huge jumps for years.

During that whole time Brayden Barrett Hay and Messere used to ride their Vimanas at Joyride daily and they never seemed to have dropout issues either.

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
Sorry double post because I hate editing. The Vimana was sick. It's a toss up, it's like choosing between a Mustang Gt and a Civic Type R. They both sick and fast but they're sick in different ways. Neither is better, and rode both bikes back and forth everyday for years. The Maj is way more forgiving if you case, that's the biggest difference that would make me pause before buying abother Vimana. They're stiff for a reason, but they're ridiculously stiff. Even if you're used to P3s, Vimana geo is way more twitchy and landing one is either smooth and fast or its case and send waves of blunt vibes through your entire body. Majesty frames are the opposite. They feel like trampolines by comparison.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
Just cause I wanna chime in on the majesty vs decade debate.

I’ve not ridden a majesty, I’ve ridden a decade and my main bike is a sub.

Sub is nice and responsive, mellow when it needs to be though. Easy enough to pop into manuals, but doesn’t wobble about once it’s there. Still feels short, but a much more balanced short.

The decade, in comparison is snappy and aggressive as f*ck. I hated the one I tried and it was near the same build as on my sub. I felt like I was leaning right over the front end, it was so f*cking twitchy and stiff feeling.

But that’s my opinion, you may love it.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
shoefanu wrote:
Sub is nice and responsive, mellow when it needs to be though. Easy enough to pop into manuals, but doesn’t wobble about once it’s there. Still feels short, but a much more balanced short.

Such a spot-on description of the Suburban, definitely the easiest bike to manual out of all mine.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
Draggon wrote:
shoefanu wrote:
Sub is nice and responsive, mellow when it needs to be though. Easy enough to pop into manuals, but doesn’t wobble about once it’s there. Still feels short, but a much more balanced short.

Such a spot-on description of the Suburban, definitely the easiest bike to manual out of all mine.
since learning to manual I would now like to try a bike that's touted "easy to manual" and see what the difference is. Because before you can manual, getting on a bike that's "easy to manual" made no difference to me.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
I still can't manual for shit other than rollers, but I owned a void for long while and if my memory serves me well the void is the same geo as the suburban right? Just a little cheaper construction and sold under octane one? Either way I remember the void as feeling short, but so easy to make do what I wanted it to. Balanced is a really good word for it. It's one of very few frames I really miss. I eye them up on BTI all the time but my current steel hardtail is great and I can't justify another dirt jumper.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
ipreferdirt wrote:
Draggon wrote:
shoefanu wrote:
Sub is nice and responsive, mellow when it needs to be though. Easy enough to pop into manuals, but doesn’t wobble about once it’s there. Still feels short, but a much more balanced short.

Such a spot-on description of the Suburban, definitely the easiest bike to manual out of all mine.
since learning to manual I would now like to try a bike that's touted "easy to manual" and see what the difference is. Because before you can manual, getting on a bike that's "easy to manual" made no difference to me.

copped an NS majestic from a couple years ago and immediately finding it easy to manual, gotta keep practicing tho. i reckon a light front end makes all the difference

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
No really, a balanced short end makes the difference in a proper manuel your arms are straight and your knees bent as if you were going to sit on your rear wheel and you balance by humping with your hips.

If you do it with your arms you look dumb and you should feel dumb

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
surprised how many people talk about pulling up to manual instead of saying to lean back

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
gotta say, on BMX I find straight arms arse near the floor an work those hips but, on MTB/DJ I found a more upright manual style worked better for me anyway. Like, on BMX I could manual with the front wheel closer to the ground, MTB/DJ I have to keep it high. A lot more upper body effort

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
TheExterminat763 wrote:
Hello does anyone know where I can get hope pro 4 trial/ss hub everywhere it’s sold out or wrong specs I need 10mm bolt on 32h black thanks


You could always run the normal splined version with a single speed cog and spacer kit. They're easier to come across, and are more versatile in what you can do with it. I run mine single speed on my DJ, but I could swap endcaps, throw a cassette on and run it on my MTB. As long as it's not a boost hub, you can run 135mm bolt on, 10/12 through axles, or even 142 through-axle as well. The single speed/trials version you can not convert to other axle/cassette standards.


 
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