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I need help! Want dj bike and struggling to decide

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11/5/2015 2:49 AM

I've got a couple of options in mind
NS Metropolis 3
DMR Reptoid
I was also looking at Commencal Absolut AL but it's a slight stretch of budget.
Can some people tell me what they think, what the quality of them are like, and/or provide other options?
Cheers
I'm new as fark btw

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11/5/2015 5:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/5/2015 5:57 AM

I love my DMR Trailstar, for what it's worth. Although, it's not exclusively a DJ. I had a hard time finding the geo on the Reptoid, it's weird that they don't show it on the website.

The NS has pretty crazy geo... mad short chain stays (15.0") will make it super flickable... but if you're super new to DJ, you might find it too unstable. It's also a cromo (vs the alu DMR), so it'll be heavier- while having a little more compliance (which isn't necessarily a deal breaker, but something to be considered).

What's the cost difference between the two?

Tell ya, I always loved my GT Ruckus DJ, before it was stolen sad You should look into one, the geo is a little less aggressive, but it's still a fun bike, at a very reasonable cost. I'd also suggest looking for a used bike vs. new.

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11/5/2015 8:40 AM

Steel for the win.

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11/5/2015 8:54 AM

bturman wrote:

Steel for the win.

I mean after all, it is real.

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11/5/2015 2:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/5/2015 2:13 PM

phobospwns wrote:

I love my DMR Trailstar, for what it's worth. Although, it's not exclusively a DJ. I had a hard time finding the geo on the ...more

I sorta understand what you mean by geo, but the fact it's a completely new bike I feel like that won't be a major factor considering I'm new to the experience. I don't mind falling off, and it's a given. So will geometry be such a bug factor considering it's all new to me?

What is the differences between the cromo vs aluminum? What do you feel would be a wiser frame to start with?

The commencal is about 300 more than the ns and dmr. Has anyone had experience on these?

I had a look at the ruckus but I like the idea of front shocks, sounds more forgiving if I mess up a jump.

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11/5/2015 4:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/5/2015 4:25 PM

I was gonna come out earlier with the "Steel is real." and the fact that shorter chain stays are far superior in all applications. Flickable is good. Stability is in the front. Ride your bike. I'd say rock that Metropolis.

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11/5/2015 4:40 PM

phobospwns wrote:

I love my DMR Trailstar, for what it's worth. Although, it's not exclusively a DJ. I had a hard time finding the geo on the ...more

clammythighs wrote:

I sorta understand what you mean by geo, but the fact it's a completely new bike I feel like that won't be a major factor ...more

I have a ruckus dj zero witch has forks... May be for sale if you want to go lightly used route

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11/5/2015 7:12 PM

connnordoll21 wrote:

I have a ruckus dj zero witch has forks... May be for sale if you want to go lightly used route

How much would you sell for? Keep in mind I'm in aus

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11/5/2015 7:13 PM

Big Bird wrote:

I was gonna come out earlier with the "Steel is real." and the fact that shorter chain stays are far superior in all ...more

From what I've read NS has a decent rep, good starting point you'd say?

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11/6/2015 9:01 AM

I'd say yes.

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11/6/2015 2:47 PM

clammythighs wrote:

How much would you sell for? Keep in mind I'm in aus

I think with shipping we wouldn't be able to make a deal, for the money it would cost go get yourself a new bike and have fun with it!

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11/9/2015 5:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/9/2015 7:11 PM

I have a 2015 Octane One Spark build for sale.

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Its pretty much as is seen in the picture. Very little ride time after the build due to elbow rehab.


2015 Octane1 Spark (titanium)
Identiti Rebate fork
BlkMrkt Molly Hatchet Bars 2015 (new) version
Odi longneck grips
Salt Pro Top Load stem
Primo headset
Dartmoor Non disc revolt front hub
Ns Bikes Enigma front rim
Khe Giesha Mtb freecoaster
Dartmoor Raider rear rim
Loaded precision spokes (silver) Anodized blue nipples
Vee Mk3 tires
Eastern Anodized Gold axle nuts
Tree lite 28t sprocket
Eclat Pedals
Eclat diesel chain
Primo spanish Bottom Bracket
subrosa Venom Denim pivotal seat
Eclat pivotal seatpost

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