Hoffman Bikes Resistance 2002 Freestyle

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $230.00

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bobby from scarsdale, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2007

Strengths:    Really hot, nice grips,and wheels last awhile.

Weaknesses:    weighs more than the average Haro. Chain snapped in half and the whole thing is all around easy to break.

Bottom Line:   
It is a great bike and it is the best looking bike compared to the rest on my team, but I regret not going with something lighter. If you are a new biker, go with this, it is cheap and it will help you get started. But if you are experienced this thing will break right as soon as you do something complicated.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Danny's Cycles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by russell stebbings a Weekend Warrior from kings lynn,norfolk,uk

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

Strengths:    tyres,bars,frame,grips,sprocket,cranks,everything!!!

Weaknesses:    none as of yet, (touch wood!!!)

Bottom Line:   
an exellent choice im also getting the flow will write a review asap when i get it but im hoping this baby will help try and turn pro!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   cyclesportsltd.com

Similar Products Used:   bronx combat,barracuda trick 2

Bike Setup:   off the net needed assembling,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aaron Aguilera a Weekend Warrior from bakersfield,CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    The frame i probably the only strong thing besides the forks.

Weaknesses:    Handle bars,chain,rims,headset,upper cable, pedles, and sproket.

Bottom Line:   
This bke is perfect when you begin to ride. But when you start to progress you will go through parts pretty fast. I bent my handle bars ,rims,and crack my headset just doing a five stair. I would change the pedles quickly, they dont have a good grip. My upper cable lasted me about 3/4 a year. Forks are pretty strong but my forks grind more than my peg. My dropout in the back is starting to bend, the wheel is barely clearing the frame. Change the one pc. crank it will bend easily. The chain didn't even last while doing sprocket grinds. The sprocket turned all warped. The bike is pretty light at first untile you start to put stronger parts the pounds start to add up. This bike is really good quality for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   street and vert

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   rapid transit systems bike shop

Similar Products Used:   huffy

Bike Setup:   FSA heaset
Haro pedles
ODI vice grips
DK seat clamp
GT sprocket
Alex supraE in rear
3pc. snafu crank
Redneck stem
Haro chain tenser
maxxis rear tire
kenda heavy duty tubes
Answer handle bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joey from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2002

Strengths:    great frame, and durability. Not 2 heavy, and not 2 light. Great allaround bike for the price

Weaknesses:    pedals, and some say handlebars, but i personally have had no problem with them, and i am hard on bikes

Bottom Line:   
Sweet bike, great for entry level and midway riding.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   gt performer, gt dyno, mongoose villian, haro.

Bike Setup:   very nice, and well put togather

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe balog a Weekend Warrior from traverse city, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2002

Strengths:    durable, not to heavy

Weaknesses:    if it is a new design for u get use to the handbars, but its like most freestyle street bikes.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike

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Favorite Trail:   everywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $225.00

Similar Products Used:   Dirt Merchant

Bike Setup:   nice

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by none from none

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2002

Strengths:    everything is really good, The frame is well constructed, and it is pretty light compared to some other bikes i have ridden.

Weaknesses:    nothin that i have seen so far is bad about this bike. It could be a little stronger but it is a very decent bike for the amount of money paid for it. I go off of about 4 foot jumps and it holds out pretty well. except for a couple of times i have had to replace parts.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is very good

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $210.00

Similar Products Used:   daimondbaack Joker

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Cheltenham, UK

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2001

Strengths:    *Good ride
*Some nice components
*Looks quite good compared to other bikes at this price.

Weaknesses:    *Some bad components
*You will end up replacing stuff quite quickly due to breakage.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rides really sweet on street and ramp, and can cope with a little dirt, but only once you have it set up well. Quite a few of the components are not good, handlebars (easy to bend), plastic pedals (easy to smash), grips (too soft, shred quick), wheels (just useless), brake cables (snap very easily), forks (strong, but the protrude below the peg, so you often end up grinding on the fork, which does not slide like a peg). I would recommend this bike, it is not light or heavy and will serve you very well if you are prepared to spend a little money on it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized 415, Huffy BMX, GT Pro Performer

Bike Setup:   Stock, apart from:
*Primo Pedals
*Primo Rear Tire
*Primo Mustache Handlebars
*Alex front wheel
*No front brake
*Primo grips

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