*PHIL*

Which Dirt Jump Bike Should I Get?

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Im gonna be getting a new bike soon and have these 3 to choose from... kinda... or any others you can recommend for the same ~500 quid.

24seven Slacker SS

Specialized P1

Identiti P-45 Comp

So which is best

and more importantly, which would be best for the occasional trialsy ride thing?

please no one say, theyre all crap, go but a real trials bike, im not getting another trials bike.

phil

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The P1 is decent! it's good quality and it has got disc brakes.. you definitely want disc brakes when you ride long muddy trails!

or else, build up a nice light bike with a NS bikes Suburban frame.. it's really good for dj and bunny hopping - but it will cost way more than 500£

But don't beleave any of these bikes will be ok for trials.. the bb is too low for trials, the stem is too short, ect. I don't think there exist such a allround bike.

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or you could buy my DMR Ebay Link lol :P

but out of the ones you listed I'd go for the Specialised P1 too.

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p45

or p1

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Ihave had a mess around on the p1 and the brakes are mint :P bb5s umm the bike seems alright i geuss :P

Edited by Conor the basher.

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They will all be terrible. Just buy whichever one has the best brakes.

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What about my DMR on Ebay? hehe. Reserve is £550 but I'm willing to let it go for £500 now

Edited by Lawnmowerman

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Specialized P1 *** (Y)

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i personaly would go for either the slacker or the identity , the reason i would stray away from the p1 is because specailised jump frames tend to be heavy and also the components on the identit are alot stronger than on any of the outheres because it is stocked with halo and other parts .

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actually sod mine, if you're willing to spend £500 buy lawnmowermans. looks sweet and is better than the others you're looking at.

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actually sod mine, if you're willing to spend £500 buy lawnmowermans. looks sweet and is better than the others you're looking at.

linky??

yeah i heard the p1 is heavy as, it just looks nice, ill probs go for the identi to be honest

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Link is in my sig mate. Got a Leeson for sale too if you fancy it

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I'd say the P1 from your above choices, but lawnmowerman's dmr is rather sexy, the only thing that would rule them all out for trials is their gearing. DJ gear ratios are no good for trials, the acceleration is too slow and generally difficult, if you can put gears on it then it should be ok.

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cool, thanks for all the advice people, i reckon ill go for the p45 actually, it seems its gonna be the lightest/simplest bike.

if not then the slacker, i fancy a 24' now

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My mate had a P1 last year was really nice to ride and really smooth highly recommend that!

ste (Y)

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Giant STP's are good, don't overlook them!!!

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My dmr is a bargain. Ohwell, your loss.

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Giant STP's are good, don't overlook them!!!

want singlespeed

My dmr is a bargain. Ohwell, your loss.

yeah it looks great, but not ready to buy right now and i want a new bike, thanks anyway

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save up abit more and buy my brooklyn machine works 24 inch. chris king hubs, profile chainset, m4 brake and floating rotor :P

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... And it'll still be shit for trials :rolleyes:

If you spend any more than that you may as well just buy two bikes - have a trials bike and a DJ/street bike.

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i personaly would go for either the slacker or the identity , the reason i would stray away from the p1 is because specailised jump frames tend to be heavy and also the components on the identit are alot stronger than on any of the outheres because it is stocked with halo and other parts .

how you could say the identiti is lighter than a p45 i dont know, p45s have to be the heaviest uglyest frames ive seen in my life.

go for the P1

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Im gonna be getting a new bike soon and have these 3 to choose from... kinda... or any others you can recommend for the same ~500 quid.

24seven Slacker SS

Specialized P1

Identiti P-45 Comp

So which is best

and more importantly, which would be best for the occasional trialsy ride thing?

please no one say, theyre all crap, go but a real trials bike, im not getting another trials bike.

phil

Personally id get the DMR Transition 26 or 24in. or that mongoose bike that Chris Akrigg uses.

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