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PostSubject: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 am

It says its 28 pounds.. an you guys say a good bike is around the 26 and below area...I always see the kink suggested an what not but isnt that kinda heavy? Im not sure though cause I haven't experimented with lighter bikes
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:14 am

Kinda. Heavy is 30+ lbs. 28 lbs is workable, not great but, it isn't that bad. With a few parts switched out you could drop it to 25 lbs pretty fast. i.e. new bars, forks, cranks etc. Weight isn't as big an issue as durability is.

I'd rather have a 28 lbs durable bike, that will hold up to abuse, rather than a 20 lbs featherweight that will crack/shatter/explode if I land on it wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:23 am

Skrimps wrote:
http://www.danscomp.com/101566.php?cat=BIKES#

is that a good alternative?

No, because the rear cassette isn't sealed. The cheapest sealed cassette & rim I could find was $130 + shipping.

The Ram Rodder is a nice bike if you don't have the cash for the Gap, but the Gap will pay for itself in the long run.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 am

ok what parts should I replace to make it lighter
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:17 am

Nothing until it breaks. The stock parts are good. When something breaks, you get a lighter hopefully stronger part. There's no need to senselessly buy new parts when the stock ones are fine. Besides it's better to learn with stock parts, because if/when you fall, you will break stock parts and not expensive lightweight parts. Also you will adjust to the weight and when it lightens up you will be able to bunny hop higher and it will feel all the lighter.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:40 pm

yeah in speaking of that im about to switch back to metal pedals instead of the odyssey pcs just to have durable pedals and throw on some more weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:40 pm

no its not. I own it. Its 27 with brakes
mine weighs 25 after a few parts
and I havent even gotten a new rear hub.

Get the whip instead though. It has a sealed bottom bracket!
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:43 pm

yeah my bikes 27 right now and im about to add more weight to it. I think 27 is pretty light.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:14 am

27 isn't light at all. I was complaining about my bike being 26 lbs. I've been a little more concerned with weight ever since I saw saw my friends 19 lbs fit bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:33 am

How come on the kink website it says its 26 pounds 15 oz when on danscomp it says 28 =O which one is it?!
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:34 am

sorry about this post can somebody delete


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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:48 am

Skrimps wrote:
http://we-bmx.forumotion.com/new-to-bmx-f5/is-the-kink-gap-heavy-t216.htm#1527

see it says 26 pounds on there

Wrong link. Also try not to double post.

On topic: On danscomp it includes 2 steel pegs. Steel pegs are pretty heavy.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:52 am

One other thing, on the kink gap the brake line is different than ive seen on other bikes. It looks like it would wrap around if you talwhipped or did a bar spin...is that true?
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:54 am

That's generally what happens when you run a straight cable.

My guess for the weight, would be that danscomp weighed the bike with the pegs, while Kink although included, weighed the bike without pegs. So it actually is pretty light if you drop the pegs or get lighter pegs.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:00 am

is there a way to make the cable so it doesnt wrap when you do those kind of tricks?
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:19 am

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is there a way to make the cable so it doesnt wrap when you do those kind of tricks?

Well a gyro. Gyro's suck though. They don't have very good stopping power and they weigh more.

A straight cable generally allows you to do at least 1 bar spin and that's on a short cable. A longer cable will allow 2-3 bar spins. Straight cables are lighter and will stop you more effectively.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:32 am

http://www.danscomp.com/101566.php?cat=BIKES#

that bike is on a gyro huh?
ive been getting mixed reviews on the gyros...well I guess im still gunna end up going brakeless cause I want a kink gap.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:56 am

Skrimps wrote:
http://www.danscomp.com/101566.php?cat=BIKES#

that bike is on a gyro huh?
ive been getting mixed reviews on the gyros...well I guess im still gunna end up going brakeless cause I want a kink gap.

Did you even read my post? Unless you're doing triple barspins or tailwhip 720s a straight cable is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:21 am

Yeah like a triple tailwhip (crazy if landed)
I saw a quad on youtube
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:25 am

a good bike is anything 30 and under to me
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:48 am

Vistagecko wrote:
Skrimps wrote:
is there a way to make the cable so it doesnt wrap when you do those kind of tricks?

Well a gyro. Gyro's suck though. They don't have very good stopping power and they weigh more.

A straight cable generally allows you to do at least 1 bar spin and that's on a short cable. A longer cable will allow 2-3 bar spins. Straight cables are lighter and will stop you more effectively.
gyro's only suck if you dont set them up right....all you gotta do is adjust the cables....but yeah like vista said if ur not doin barspins or tailwhips a streight cable is fine
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:27 pm

Vistagecko wrote:
27 isn't light at all. I was complaining about my bike being 26 lbs. I've been a little more concerned with weight ever since I saw saw my friends 19 lbs fit bike.
U kids r just week my bike is 27 with pegs and that's light for me....my ass his bike is 19lbs
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:30 pm

yeah im just a couple pounds heavier than you chris and 19 lbs is freaking crazy he must have put a bunch of money into it just to saccrifice strength most likely.
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PostSubject: Re: Is the kink gap heavy?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:33 pm

Yeah I'd say he got like half the bike titanium...I don't belive it tho
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