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New Carbon Fiber BMX #5041251
03/13/19 06:29 AM
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Indiana
Phishin Offline OP
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My 13 year old son is an avid BMX racer. This bike was custom built and delivered yesterday. The only real non-carbon component on this build is the bars. No one really makes carbon BMX bars for big kids/adults.

Supercross BLK2 XXL
Supercross BLK Forks
Speedline 1.75 RCR Carbon Rims with Ti Spokes
Onyx Ultra Rear Hub, 20mm Onyx Front Hub
175mm RaceFace Cranks
HT T1-SX Pedals
Supercross Massive 8.5" Bars
Tangent Stem
Box Brake Lever
Speedline Rear Brakes
44/16 gearing at 53.6 gear-inches

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041269
03/13/19 06:48 AM
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Nice bike! Make sure to keep any paint chips touched up, UV exposure can degrade the carbon fiber. thumbsup


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041270
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Trick. Weight?


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041274
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Sweet!! I miss my BMX days!!


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041350
03/13/19 08:37 AM
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beats the bmx bike selection of the 80s and my Kuwahara I raced as a kid. Still fun times to remember. Slick bike.

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Bryanccfshr] #5041390
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Originally Posted by Bryanccfshr
beats the bmx bike selection of the 80s and my Kuwahara I raced as a kid. Still fun times to remember. Slick bike.

I never had one but I remember the bikes of the time through the magazines well. Friends had the random Mongoose or whatever, but something like a GT or Redline or Hutch was like an exotic rare sports car. I miss that time!

Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041549
03/13/19 11:52 AM
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Nice bike!


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: AZjeff] #5041607
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I appreciate it. My boy, Harrison, loves his new bike. He'll get a chance to race it this weekend locally at indoor tracks.

But then on Monday, I'm shipping it to Houston, and Harry will fly down next Friday. He's going to spend Spring Break with the BMX Olympic coach and train down there for a week and then at the end of March, race a big National in South Carolina. I'm hoping he makes big improvements and learns a lot....and makes some incredible memories and a few more good friends.

Originally Posted by AZjeff
Trick. Weight?


I haven't weighted it yet. But it should be in the mid-15 pound range.

Last edited by Phishin; 03/13/19 12:51 PM.

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5041657
03/13/19 01:43 PM
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I've never seen a carbon fiber BMX bike - it looks like a smaller scale hardtail-singlespeed mountain bike!

Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: nthach] #5041825
03/13/19 04:59 PM
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Phishin Offline OP
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Originally Posted by nthach
I've never seen a carbon fiber BMX bike - it looks like a smaller scale hardtail-singlespeed mountain bike!


That's basically what it is. The "seat" is pointless. But the rules claim we have to run them.

Originally Posted by Bryanccfshr
beats the bmx bike selection of the 80s and my Kuwahara I raced as a kid. Still fun times to remember. Slick bike.


When my brother and I started BMX racing around 1985, one of them had a Kuwahara. They were a high-end bike back then. I remember my Dad paying like $850 for a complete bike at a local bike shop. That was INSANE back then. But the bike I just posted above came in around $4800.....YIKES!!

Originally Posted by Bottom_Feeder
something like a GT or Redline or Hutch was like an exotic rare sports car. I miss that time!


I had a Hutch freestyle bike. It was AWESOME!! It caused a lot of jealousy in our neighborhood. My other brother raced a Redline. But we had one wealthy kid in town that actually had a GT. Those were the Ferrari's....as far as I remember.

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Bryanccfshr] #5041961
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Originally Posted by Bryanccfshr
Kuwahara


Those were sweet!! I never saw one in person,only in magazines. I remember one that was chrome plated with red Tuff Wheel 1's (maybe around 1981-1982?).


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5042154
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Back when I was growing up, the Mr. Lucky DiamondBack and DKs were hot stuff. Of course, my parents bought me Toys R Us bikes when I was a kid. I think Specialized recently made a BMX bike that drew heavily from their aluminum-framed mountain bikes, but the big red S is more into spandex-clad disciplines of cycling.

I now ride road or gravel/cyclocross bikes but there's a monthly social ride called Bike Party in the Bay Area. And I do see the BMXers and FGFS guys come out on Haros, Redlines, SEs and Volumes.

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5050757
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My 13 year old boy got on a plane this morning by himself and flew to Houston to train with the US Olympic Coach over his Spring Break.

Proud of this kid!!

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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: Phishin] #5051917
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The IOC/UCI had to cut out many of my favorite TRACK cycling events from the Olympic roster to make way for the added BMX (and mountain bike) events. frown

But it IS cool, and great that your kid got that invite to train with the best (and showed much independence by flying/traveling alone as well)! thumbsup


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Re: New Carbon Fiber BMX [Re: dailydriver] #5053346
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Originally Posted by dailydriver
The IOC/UCI had to cut out many of my favorite TRACK cycling events from the Olympic roster to make way for the added BMX (and mountain bike) events. frown

But it IS cool, and great that your kid got that invite to train with the best (and showed much independence by flying/traveling alone as well)! thumbsup


DD:

Many people in the BMX world believe the UCI is ruining BMX. The focus now is on Olympic sized tracks (8M starting hills, huge jumps, etc. etc.) and many kids (8-15 years old) have personal trainers, strict diets, very structured workout schedules (including a lot of gym time), and insane amounts of travel. I'm guilty of following this path. But my boy wants to do this, he puts in the work, and I support it (money and time). The "issue" is, in order to complete, you have to be all-in. Before Olympic BMX, you could just be a BMX rider, never really train, and just ride your bike a lot and be really good. Now those boys are left in the dust. And it's really upset a lot of people because BMX "isn't fun anymore".

I understand and sympathize with their frustration. However, this is the current landscape. And if you want to play at the top of the heap today in BMX, you better have the courage, the will, and the money to support it. No doubt, like most Olympic events, it's an elitist competition.

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