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2011 Black Market Contraband (discontinued)

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Blk Market

The Good:

Serious geometry, strong build, beautiful

The Bad:

not sure yet. Has held up great for me and I put my bike through hell

Overall Review:

I swear by Black market! I've been on these bikes for about 6 years now. Love them. The geometry is incredible. Has held up strong. I've beaten mine up pretty good and it's still in great condition. Wish I could afford to get new ones as he produces and updates his frames, but budget hold me back. Excited for the latest edit. Hoping to build one up soon!

Contraband: Bmx feel with mountain bike forgiveness

The Good:

This bike is way more versatile than the 24 inch, steel build would let on. It is light stiff and provides a completely bombproof build right out of the box. The Contraband has a short wheelbase but somehow achieves the balance needed to supply a stable feel. The bike is unbelievably playful in street and skatepark applications yet is able to feel like a 26 inch dirt jump bike on the larger, more technical jumps. The bike will simply disappear underneath the rider and supply some unreal control.

The Bad:

The stock tires are pretty heavy and truthfully, the entire stock build leaves some to be desired. The frame alone might be the better purchase if you are a rider who knows what they want. If you are not a rider who knows what they want, then you will notice fairly quickly what you like and dislike about the stock build.

Overall Review:

Overall this bike is perfect for BMx riders making the transition into MTB or for slopestyle riders looking to mob around the streets and skateparks with a more interactive bike than a normal 26inch DJ bike. This will serve as a workhorse on any level and certainly makes a good addition to any riders collection or bikes, or a beginner's garage. The price makes this bike indisputably one of the best freestyle mountain bikes out there, despite being rather specialized to certain riding.


Product Black Market Contraband
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Other
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
Size S, M
Top Tube Length 21.5
Head Tube Angle 71°
Head Tube Length 117mm
Seat Tube Angle 71*
Seat Tube Length 12
Bottom Bracket Height 11.5
Chainstay Length 14.3
Standover 24
Wheel Size
Frame Material Chromoly
Frame Material Details Custom Drawn & Butted Sanko Chromoly Tubing
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork BlkMrkt Tech9 395mm - Tapered And Butted Legs, Internally Fluted Steerer 9mm Drops
Fork Travel N/A
Head Tube Diameter 1 1/8"
Headset BlkMrkt Cartridge 45/45 Integrated Sealed Bearing
Handlebar BlkMrkt Bada Boom 22.2mm x 29" Custom Drawn & Double Butted 100% Heat Treated Chromoly
Stem BlkMrkt Underboss 22.2mm 6061 T6 Al w/ 6mm hardware
Grips BlkMrkt Adam Hauck w/ endplugs
Brakes Hayes MX4 Mechanical Disc 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Hayes MX4
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters N/A
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Chainguide N/A
Cranks 175mm Tubular Heat Treated Chromoly BMX Type - Pinch-Bolt- W/ 19mm X 8 spline Cr-Mo Spindle, Sealed Euro BB
Chainrings BlkMrkt Revolver Lite 28t 7075 T6 Al.
Bottom Bracket 73mm Euro Seal Bearing
Pedals C4 Plastique
Chain KMC Z-410
Cassette SS Cassette
Rims X350 by Jalco
Hubs 10mm X 100mm 32H Alloy Sealed Bearing Cr-Mo Axle, 10mm X 135mm 32H Alloy Sealed Bearing Cassette
Spokes 14G Stainless Black W/ 12G Brass Nipples
Tires Kenda K-Rad 2.3
Saddle BlkMrkt Brass Knuckle Slim
Seatpost BlkMrkt Oney 27.2mm 6061 T6 Al. One Bolt Operation
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm
Seatpost Clamp Integrated W/ Replaceable Threaded Insert
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 10mm X 135mm Horizontal
Max. Tire Size 2.4"
Bottle Cage Mounts N/A
Colors Flat Black, Blue, Grey
Weight 26 lb 0 oz (11,793 g)
Price $899.99
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