DMR Sidekick Frameset

DMR Sidekick Frameset 

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DMR Sidekick

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 05, 2009]
Lovedaride
Downhiller

Strength:

Very strong, Awesome Geometry, Tons of tire clearance on newer models (like mine). Integrated Headset so wont get ripped off paying extra 20 bucks to get headset cups for sealed bearing headsets. Awesome deal for quality and super light for a chro-mo

Weakness:

dents pretty easy, mine tipped over while building and put small dent in it... :.( , maybe chain stay a bit long but im riding 24"s so like that for everything. Try the Transition 24" if you plan on 24"s aswell. Extras kinda rare too

Awesome frame. Super sweet for Dirt Jumping and urban street etc... sure more pricy frames out there but mine is rare here and rides amazing so not even comparable to RM Flow DJ or SC Jackal.

Similar Products Used:

Norco 1 hun 4hun 125 250, almost all djs.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 22, 2009]
Rip
Downhiller

Strength:

Snappy, yet very confident response when cornering.
Very tough frame, in the 2 years that I have owned this frame, it's seen just about everything.
Very controllable in the air, the whole time I have used this bike, unless I was doing something really stupid for the moment, it felt like I was in complete control of the bike.
The geometry of the bike is good.
Good frame for the price.
Frame weight is good considering it's a 4130 tubed frame.

Weakness:

Only real weakness I have found with the frame is the paint. It's not exactly the toughest of paint, wound up repainting it this past August.

Overall, I am very pleased with the DMR sidekick. Got a lot of miles on the bike and will be building up another sidekick in the spring that will be geared and used for racing purposes. When to hit some switchbacks with it when I originally built the bike up and when cornering in a berm, nearly fell off due to the quick steering that the sidekick has with 100mm of travel. Actually was a pleasant surprise. If you are looking for a bike that can be raced on a 4x or Dual Slalom Course, yet very capable dirt jumping this is a definitely a bike to consider. For cross country you are barking up the wrong tree with this bike.

Similar Products Used:

Giant STP, Kona Stuff, Kona Cowan, Cannondale Chase.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 25, 2008]
tbowdle
Downhiller

Strength:

very light and stiff frame

Weakness:

none yet

this bike is smooth in the transtion and very solid

Similar Products Used:

azoinc stealhead

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 14, 2003]
Sam Cain
Racer

Strength:

Spot-on geometry, loads of extras i.e. ISCGM, APS system. Mentally strong and looks the poodles plumbs!!!

Weakness:

None, wicked

One fablious frame, none like it, proper bo!

Similar Products Used:

nothing compares

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 24, 2002]
soromjo rojomso
Downhiller

Strength:

Strong stiff. 2,6 tire clearence, that means gazzaloddi! nice colours

Weakness:

rust if you ride when it's raining.

nice frame

Similar Products Used:

Crescent oden 00 sux alot

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 24, 2002]
Robbie
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Chromo, very nible, stiff, nice colors :D
Has good geometry for urban and such..

Weakness:

Chippy paint, bit heavy... but meh its worth it!

Great frame for the money it costs, and if you're looking for a frame that has strenght and long lasting chromo AND at a great price this is the bike for you. I don't know if the frame can take a dual crown fork but I wanna find out :)

Similar Products Used:

Chromo hardtail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 21, 2002]
Matt Moseley
Downhiller

Strength:

Feels good, nice size, strong n stiff

Weakness:

NO tire clearence, rust!

Great frame n good value for money

Similar Products Used:

Orange Areo, Marin quake nine, Giant

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 16, 2001]
Kelly
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very strong, and good geometry. Sexy. Disk mounts. APS: movable rear boss head allowing for 24" or 26" wheels.

Weakness:

Slightly heavy. Not enough room for a tyre fatter than 2.5".

Doing trials and dirt jumping asks for a lot of abuse to your bike. I went for the Sidekick after seeing it in a cataloge. The price for it was very reasonable (At AU$660). The built up that I had also had a rather reasonable price (totalled: AU$1700), and they complemented the frame very well. The Sidekick is a very tough and stiff frame. It's kinda slime compared to other trials specific bikes, but looks don't mean anything. It's slightly heavy, but once you ride it for a while, you won't realised it at all. At the moment I'm putting a lot of abuse to it by doing trials on it, but it's standing up to it :) Only thing I didn't like about it is the lack of rear tyre clearance, if you plan on anything bigger than a 2.5" then plan on trimming the side studs on the tyre. Great frame, at a great price!

Similar Products Used:

Appolo Summit

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 19, 2001]
Nick Ytaes
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

awesome shape and size comes in a million colours

Weakness:

can put a rear tyre bigger than 2.2 and it looks a tad skinny

this bike is an all rounder i love it, it can handle almost anything if your thinking of going from bmx to freeride do it and buy the sidekick and youll never be sad again

go riding at golf clubs its f***en mad !!!!!

Similar Products Used:

no one can match dmr

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 23, 2001]
Paz

Strength:

its strength, colours, geometry, looks, feel everything

Weakness:

well you cant choose the sticker colour, but that is not really a weakness

A very very very very good frame at a good price. its perfect for jumping, street and trials. I wouldn't suggest it for XC because you have to ride along with your knees hitting you in the chest. Its length makes it perfect to throw about in the air, but limits the handling, it is good with 26" wheels too but i run 24" because that gives better acceleration for jumping

Similar Products Used:

a bmx

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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