the kumicho is a better bike. if you want more than one 'gear', just add another chainring, front derailleur and shifter.
nice thanks for the info man!!! i want to test drive a DH bike just to peddle around and see what everyones talking about when they say u cant xc with it. but i think im gona go with the kumicho!huntandride said:If your stuck between these two bikes then: I have an Aniki and my friend has a Kumicho; so I've ridden both. The Kumicho is way better for DH. The suspension and drive train blows the anki out of the water. However the Aniki is much better for climbing, the x fusion stock shock on my 06 doesn't work for crap so pedal bob is not a problem. Also the spinner ammo has given me nothing but trouble. I blew the compression once, twice, blew the seals once, when the fork was taken apart to change them the internals fell apart, however they gave me a brand new one no questions asked.
If i had to do it over again i would get the Kumicho. Within two months of learning to ride i quickly out-progressed the aniki and its parts. It was a great bike to learn on however just not to stay on. Get the kumicho and invest in a race face front chain guide system. I had one on my new Glory Fr, however i never had any ride time on it because i took it off before i ever rode the bike. The aniki can also take a shock with a 9in eye (same as stock) but with a longer stroke because the shock it comes with the coil doesn't go to the eye, there is a 1in space i it. This will give you more travel in the back and slightly steeper geo.
Over all: a better climber w/ lesser parts that will need replacing in the long run vs a set to go dh/fr bike that will only need a new front derailleur (if that's what your looking for).
The 7 points are great bikes though. If i would have to buy something like the aniki again I'd get a 7 point, reign X, or sxt.
you could do it if you've got the energy and the skills, but no, it wont be good at bmx type jumps... totally understand where you're coming from though... all i've got is my dh bike too, so every once in a while if i feel like DJing at the local park, it's the bike i bring...yellowpasta2000 said:nice!, yea i really want the yakuza kumicho! will it work ok 4 dirt jumps? its like a bmx park all dirt jumps one after another
you are all over the place as to what you want to do with this bike.yellowpasta2000 said:nice!, yea i really want the yakuza kumicho! will it work ok 4 dirt jumps? its like a bmx park all dirt jumps one after another