SE Racing PK Ripper 2004 BMX

4.83/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cody moore a Racer from goshen ohio usa

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2007

Strengths:    frame, handle bars, pettles

Weaknesses:    seat

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the bomb my other bikes were real heaviy and when i jumped i didnt go as high and far now im jumping 60ft instead of 30. if you are a die hard racer and freestyle rider buy it and if ur not well then dont read this

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Favorite Trail:   cleves

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   bmx bike parts.com

Similar Products Used:   mongoose

Bike Setup:   white paint with green flames, green tires, white rims, $150 dollar handle bars 98$ pettles and 260$ paint plus 600 $ frame

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adrian C. a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Fl., U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight yet super strong. Accomodates my 5'11" 190lb. frame comfortably. Great looks.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I am old skool to the core. Raced and jumped as a kid when the sport was still fairly new (early 80's). Spent my paper route money on a Redline & hooked it up. One day my bud Mike shows up on his new loop tail PK & I've wanted one ever since! Finally living the dream & have ridden it almost everyday since purchase. Quality of construction is outstanding, all components fit & work well. I was lucky to find a "04 PK but it's been at Joe's shop, untouched, for three years. Funny how 20+ years later it still is the standard all other BMX bikes are judged, it's a legend! I reccomend it to anyone considering anything else.

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Favorite Trail:   N. Creek @ Alafia State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   "80 Redline Proline, Rampar R-10

Bike Setup:   7005 T-6 frame,Landing Gear forks, SE 180mm 3 piece cranks, SE PK bar, SE Go to Stem, SE seat, SE Race Rocker post, SE stretch grips, Tektro BX-25 rear brake, Wellgo alloy pedals, Kenda Krankit tires(2.1 fr./1.8 rear), KMC chain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brando a Racer from san jose, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2007

Strengths:    Durable, agile, lightweight, looks like no other, just flat-out One Pimp Ride!

Weaknesses:    seatpost clamp. no matter that's an easy fix.

Bottom Line:   
All out freakin Fa Nom In Al ride. No matter track, Dirt jumpin, street ridin' or even downhillin', Oh yeah and single track trails in Golden Gate Park in the City of SF, dodging Park rangers and blastin past hikers. Nothing comes close to my PK, Off the Line I Ripp it up, over the top I tear it apart and there is nothing left but space in between my back tire and anyone else.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   kicked down from oldschooler, heard what i was going to do with one.

Similar Products Used:   original first series Redline (powder white paint job) Power-lite.

Bike Setup:   Redline Fusion cranks(44), Boss bars, DK neck, Primo Headset, (16) rear sprocket, Sun doublewall rear rim, susie 50 spoke front, GT 20x1.75 rear tire, Tioga super Phat 20x2.215 front tire (KNOBBY as HEll) Landing gear forks (of course, nothing else would do) Anodized red frame Chrome forks, bars and brakes. Yeah brakes front(never used) and rear(hardly evr used, who needs to stop when you're FLYIN') both are set up with 2 finger brake levers. Hand grips were Pistol Pete's but have since been changed to Lizard Skins.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arron S. a Weekend Warrior from U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2007

Strengths:    supper light with a great landing

Weaknesses:    mmmmmm nuthing

Bottom Line:   
this bike just is unbeatable i have beat haro's in jumping contest's

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Favorite Trail:   Mc. donalds jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Bike Setup:   all se products with landing gear froks!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam hudson a Racer from Merseyside UK

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2006

Strengths:    Very fast,great components.Good materials.Great looks.Very light.Cheaper than Team version and i dont see that there is a whole lot of difference between them.

Weaknesses:    Needed to replace with larger headset washer as forks wobbled...not great from a brand new bike... se product control error there.Can feel a bit flexible in the bb area but once racing feels tight and strong.Needs top hat washers for Landing Gear as well.Nothying really a problem.

Bottom Line:   
People give this bike undeserved hostile reviews because it is no longer made by the original SE racing.This bike is a really great NS bike.It is SOOO fast and feels VERY strong in jumps and on the flat.I am SO HAPPY with this bike...it is easier to ride than the original as it is larger(I'm 6ft and have plenty of knee clearance.)Feels very strong and solid.Buy one.

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Favorite Trail:   Various uk tracks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   1984 PK Ripper.1985 Raleigh Team Aero Pro Burner.

Bike Setup:   Standard except for Profile Widowmaker sprocket.Rear brake only.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ben brown a Racer from centerville ohio

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2005

Strengths:    holds up great. Very strong

Weaknesses:    tires wear easly

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. I use my SE every day. Its great for ramping, or racing, just whatever. The welds r great. Mine has taken tons of wrecks and is still going. Bottem line is this is the best bike period.

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Favorite Trail:   delco bmx park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   k&g

Similar Products Used:   other bmx bikes

Bike Setup:   big tire in front , small in back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from durham

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2005

Strengths:    THE BEST BMX EVER
no bmx can touch this
Super tuff had mine since the 80s
Still going strong


Weaknesses:    skinny seat post

Bottom Line:   
THE BEST BMX EVER
If you like BMX even if you never own a P.K. RIPPER you should at least ride one once just to know how a proper BMX should be

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   uk

Similar Products Used:   DiamondBack Pacer500 Skyway TA Supergoose Quadangle Firebird freestyler

Bike Setup:   Tioga crank Tuffneck Stem Diamondback handelbars
Z rims some times Skyways Tuff 2s diacomp brakes
beartrap pedals leanback seatpost GT sadle
(Im not oldskool or newskool but middleskool)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler a Weekend Warrior from tucson,arizona U.S

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2005

Strengths:    the bikes strengths are unlimeted

Weaknesses:    tire size diffrence and the tire in general

Bottom Line:   
the bike is a great jumper is very smooth when landing and can take alot of hard wipeouts before needing to buy new parts great for poeple who like to jump

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   performance bikes

Similar Products Used:   s&m or DK

Bike Setup:   small front tire big back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from California

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2005

Strengths:    Overall bike is excellent.

Weaknesses:    Have not discovered any yet.

Bottom Line:   
I owned a PK Ripper in 1983 and never had a problem with the bike. It rode as well as it did when I purchased it, even after four years. I recently purchased a 2004 model and can't believe how much it feels like my old bike. It's like I was riding back then all over again. Though the company has changed hands a few times since Scot started it, it's clear that the Ripper is the jewel and focal point of SE Racing still. I've test ridden Red Lines and a few others and feel that this bike still lives up to being ONE of the highest quality bikes. Though I'm a weekend kid along with my son, I plan on racing this bike at a few local tracks. That's how confident I feel about the quality.

This bike's price makes it affordable for the beginner and amateur, ane the quality makes it great for the experienced racer. STILL AN EXCELLENT BIKE.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Redline Proline/Redline Flight


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hervé a Cross Country Rider from France

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2004

Strengths:    Superbe cadre, très bon pédalier 3 pièces, potence, guidon, tige de selle, freins excellents, bonnes roues, pédales de qualité moyenne mais correcte.

Weaknesses:    J'aurais préféré une version plus longue (21,5 pouces par exemple) vus mon âge canonique (41 ans...)et ma taille (1 m 78).

Bottom Line:   
Pour le prix payé, on ne peut rien avoir de mieux. SE Racing a été racheté par Fuji mais ce BMX est toujours un très bon produit qui peut faire envie à bien des riders.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Germany

Similar Products Used:   aucun

Bike Setup:   J'ai changé les pédales (pour des Magnesium), les roues (pour mon plaisir uniquement : moyeux Shimano DX et jantes Mavic, pneus Siren), les ptins de frein, la selle (pour un modèle moins lourd mais moins solide).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Racer from ridley pa usa

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Strengths:    the pk ripper wow what memories i am 31 now and the pk ripper was the only bike i ever used the only other racing bike i hadwas a profile it had the extra support bar that went theough the middle of the frame but wow the pk ripper i remember the bike like it was yesterday i had it painted royal blue a set of gt 3 piece cranks a dk neck a uni seat i c ant remember the handle bars but i used a pit bull brake i had cant remember the rims but i had gt hubs and the nipples were painted royal blue i had a 15 tooth free wheel and a 50 tooth sproket on the front hard to start but look out after it was moving o boy how depressed this site just made me remembering the good old days and if i remember right i had to get a 20*1.50 rim on the back because of the tire would rub up by the brake well thanks fellas for the fond memories........chris

Weaknesses:    everybody wanted a pk ripper so they were high theft

Bottom Line:   
boy o boy what fond memories i raced for bikeline of collingdale pa back in 1990

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Weekend Warrior from Toronto Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2004

Strengths:    The PK ripper was with out a doubt the best bmx racing bike ever built. I bought mine in 91 and was super stoked about it. The new model was much nicer the the early 80's model for many reasons. The early models welds around the seat post sucked and would always snap. And the fram had very thin welds threw out. The 90's version was double welded and they fixed the seat post problem by lowering the stem and making the aluminum twice as thick as the rest of the frame. The landing gear forks where super strong and looked amazing. Drop outs were very thick and welded tight.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Back in the day people would only dream about this bike. I was a freestyle ramp only guy as were some of my buddies and although the bike was a Super star in the eyes of bmx riders along with the hutch trick star we never really thought of using the bike for ramp.

The trick star was a wicked racing bike but that is as far as that bike went. THe Se racing OK ripper was without a doubt the king of bikes. With the strenth to be transformed into a freestyle machine or with a min amount of hardware on it The PK ripper was in my mind the greatest BMX bike ever made. And still is to this day.

As a note! Mine was stolen in 1992 in Toronto Ontario and I STILL WANT IT BACK. The S/N was PK0797 Doubt it will turn up but I will buy it back if I have to. Memories. sean@extremerigs.com

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Path

Similar Products Used:   Redline, hutch

Bike Setup:   Redline bars on a DK neck
Dia-comp break levers and pitbul rear caliburs
Red lIne flight crank with Bear traps
SE racing seat post
48 spoke HD rims with GT tires.
Frame was baby blue and everything else was white and black

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