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DK General Lee 24" 2003 BMX

4.45/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $239.95

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by racer4life82 a Racer from raynham ma

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2011

Strengths:    ALL OF IT


Bottom Line:   
It was better then what I expected I would by the bike again most def but not from silver city bikes they suck I paid 4 it and they didn't want to give me the bike I kept getting the runaround we dont have it yet it's not here and so on

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Favorite Trail:   cape way rovers race track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $374.00

Purchased At:   siver city bicycles

Similar Products Used:   dyno air gt

Bike Setup:   24' RIMS

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by shelbyboy2 a Weekend Warrior from wisconsin

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2011

Strengths:    The fram is a beast. i could withstand anything i put it trough.

Weaknesses:    Rims. They suck. They bend very easily. Also the bottom bracket gets wobbly and squeaks alot.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has alot of pros, but has alot of cons. if i were to redesign this bike i would change the crank, the rims and the brackets.

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Favorite Trail:   5point

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   GT bmx

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hatchet akimbo a Weekend Warrior from Carlisle, PA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2011

Strengths:    Geometry, its a fast bike, full chromo frame and fork

Weaknesses:    cranks(any pinch bolts suck), rims(bent rear broken spokes)

Bottom Line:   
cheap wheels and cranks like almost any complete you'd buy, replace them when they break and have a way fun bike!

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Favorite Trail:   urban jungle

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Dan's Competition, h

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   original except:
odyssey hazard lite rear rim laced to shadow rant v2 11t cog,
animal vinnie lite sprocket 23t, animal hamilton sealed pedals, demolition padded seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick savage a Weekend Warrior from northville,New York,U.S.A

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2009

Strengths:    the double caliber brakes are insane.the frame is as tuff as a dam tank.

Weaknesses:    havent found any

Bottom Line:   
this is the bike i landed my first 540.this bike holds up so much better then any other 24".i can manual forever on this.

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Favorite Trail:   idk

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   my friend

Similar Products Used:   none

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by laurence pound a Weekend Warrior from england cornwall

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2006

Strengths:    the frame is geometry is perfect for jumping and street and its rock solid, the bars are just the right height and width, and the gear is good for accelerating quick as well as long journeys, if you adjust the brakes right there amazing for caliper brakes

Weaknesses:    the rims completly suck ! there not alex rims there made by
'alex' and are crappy and buckled when they are new.
the stem has to be tightened RIGHT up before it doesnt slip when you land.
the bottom bracket is awfull its tight and smooth for about a week then it becomes really wobbly and it squeeks when riding

Bottom Line:   
its a great bike, but all the work has gone into the frame [which is perfecly balanced and super tough]so apart from the forks and bars, the components are cheep and will need replacing within months
although its allready cost me more money i dont regret buying it because i know once i upgrade the parts it will be amazing!

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Favorite Trail:   mount hawke sk8 park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   winstanleys [ in england for £204]

Similar Products Used:   24" dmr trailstar

Bike Setup:   standard at the moment

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Klint bracken a Weekend Warrior from Warrensburg,MO USA

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    everything on this bike is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    The paint chips easy

Bottom Line:   
I love my General lee. but when i jump the handle bars go forward. BOTTOM LINE AWESOME BIKE FOR ANY THING. I RECEMEND IT TO EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   my dirtjumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $210.00

Purchased At:   Freeride bike and skate shop

Similar Products Used:   05 specialized hardrock sport

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ben from bath

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Strengths:    every thing about the bike is great

Weaknesses:    the forks are not that great i advise to get sum new ones

Bottom Line:   
buy this bike and get sum new forks for it and it will kick ass

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Favorite Trail:   back yard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   cycle direct

Bike Setup:   new dj1 forks,maxxies holly rollers, halo sas weels and then just the stardard products

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gaz Millard from Hayle, Cornwall, England

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    Everything! The whole bike is incredible!

Weaknesses:    Nothing really!
Only i want to get some dirt jump suspension forks!

Bottom Line:   
This is an incredible biek and very cheap too!
I paid £200 for mine and am very happy that i bought it!
Seriously it is a really a good bike and anyone who sees it i advise to get it while you have the chance!
They sell very fast!
Even if you don't like dirt jumping i still recommend buying it!

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Favorite Trail:   Portreath

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Hayle Cycles

Similar Products Used:   DMR Rythym, Specialized ; P1 and P2!

Bike Setup:   Standard at the moment, but new parts to be added soon!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scotto a Weekend Warrior from ontario, can

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

Strengths:    frame is really nice and a good size, good wheels

Weaknesses:    the one piece cranks, gone as soon as it got here

Bottom Line:   
its a very nice street bike, already feel more comfortable on it than on the DMR with 2000 Z1 5"
the rigid fork really helps with jumps and manuals a little bit

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Dan's Comp

Similar Products Used:   DMR Trailstar, Schwinn Automatic Trail

Bike Setup:   all stock with Industry 3 piece cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gabe chuckran a Downhiller from mattaposett

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2003

Strengths:    This is a very strong bike and is very cheap. throw on some 3 piece cranks, mtb stem and bars and a 4 to 5 inch fork and u are golden. this bike is sick and has the greatest feel not only that nobody has it. its rare i guess

Weaknesses:    The front wheel is 12mm so you have to change the axle to the regualr size if u want it to fit on an mtb fork

Bottom Line:   
great bike and very cheap if u build it up like i said ull love it so much. ull do better next year

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   SILVER CITY

Similar Products Used:   i have a 2001 kona stab, ive tried ds1's no axcess and minute mans

Bike Setup:   2003 dk general lee 24 inch with kona clump stem azonic love seat rock shox judy race fork (soon to be pylos of dj1's) primo meat tendorizer pedels maxxis holy rollor tires and gyro soon to get poverty 3 peice cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Martin a Weekend Warrior from London,England

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2002

Strengths:    this bike has all the makings of an extreme street machine.
frame is very strong and is made to suit the every day hard rider. the front forks that come with the bike ( rigid ) give the rider the ability to practise manuals and build on their bunnyhop's, after a short time on the bike i have felt that a change in fork to a 4" or 5" fork gives the rider more freedom and the ability to face bigger things, so i woul strongly recommend that you take this into account. wheels- front wheel is partly unstable i felt and also my rideing friends, so i recommend you have a change of wheel ready or buy one soon after buying the bike, though the back wheel to my suprise happened to be one of the best wheels i have ever had on my bike, it rides very stable and can be your best friend under certain times. handlebars are very strong and are possibly the best positioned bars for a street rider. cranks are the second most strongest part of the bike from the frame, they are very secure and are built to a high standard, they have took alot of abuse from me so far and yet i am still to see a mark on them.

Weaknesses:    the front wheel has seemed to be the main weeknesses for me, it seems to feel as if it will fold at any given free moment but doesnt but it is a threat to the rider if he is unable to trust his front wheel. this is not a weekness of such but forks hold back the more extreme rider, the rider who likes the odd stair jump/gap, i personally recommend 4 or 5 inch forks as they fit the bike well and are just the perfect fit for a street rider.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the best bike for street ever, all my fellow riders have street bikes, BMX's and downhill bikes when i should have done that but i had the chance of getting my dream downhill bikes. for anyone who thinks about getting this bike, please do, you will be very happy and if you take my tips on what to replace you'll be wanting to shake my hand

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Favorite Trail:   streets

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   got given as present

Similar Products Used:   not ridden any similar products, i have a 2003 Wade Simmons RM7 , 2003 Stinky Nine and a 2003 Norco A-Line and i have the Super 8 frame, felt it was time to get a bike to fit my street days.

Bike Setup:   Frame- DK General Lee 24"; 4130 chromoly main tubes
Fork- 24-inch DK Fork; 100% 4130 chromoly
Handlebar- DK Jr. 2-piece design
Stem- 1-1/8" clamp-on w/ Gyro cable stop plate; extruded alloy
Headset- 1-1/8" Threadless
Grips- DK Vice Grips; Krayton
Rear brake- Tektro U-Brake
Detangler- SST Oryg
Levers- Tektro two-finger design
Cranks- 175mm one-piece forged chromoly
Chainwheel- 39t DK Iron Cross; steel
BB- Ball bearing OPC type
Pedals- Wellgo platform; cast alloy w/ chromoly spindles
Chain- 1/2" X 1/8" KMC Z-410
Freewheel- 14t w/ 1/8" pitch
Rims- 48-spoke Alex Y-303 alloy; black anodized
Hubs- Alloy mid flange w/ 14mm chromo axles
Spokes- Black ED plated w/ brass nipples
Tires- Maxxis Holy Roller 65 p.s.i. 1.85" F/R
Saddle- DK padded dirt-jumping design w/ edge protectors & Kevlar
Freewheel- 17t 4-prong w/ 1/8" pitch
Seatpost- 25.4mm high-tensile steel
Clamp- Alloy single-bolt design

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