2011 Black Market Contraband
(discontinued)

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Discontinued
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2 member reviews

Blk Market
Rating:
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!

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Contraband: Bmx feel with mountain bike forgiveness
Rating:
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.

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Specifications

Product
Black Market Contraband
Model Year
2011
Riding Type
Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Other
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M
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
ISCG Tabs
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
Warranty
http://www.blackmarketbikes.com/pdf/warranty.pdf
Weight
26 lb 0 oz (11,793 g)
Miscellaneous
 
Price
$899.99
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Where To Buy
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free U.S. shipping on orders over $45.
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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