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ok so i want to buy a Haro BackTrail x24 BMX cruiser and put a Marz D. Street on it. i want to use it for Urban/Park/DJ stuff. fist off can it be done. they both have 1 1/8 HT mesurments, but i cant find a axle to crown length for the D Street so i dont know if it will be to long. also the Back Trail has a 73* head angle, will that be to steep? should i be fine w/ this build?
I was going to do something like that so I bought a DK Gen. Lee 24'' but then i decided to just build up a 26'' so now Im selling it.
 

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ok so i want to buy a Haro BackTrail x24 BMX cruiser and put a Marz D. Street on it. i want to use it for Urban/Park/DJ stuff. fist off can it be done. they both have 1 1/8 HT mesurments, but i cant find a axle to crown length for the D Street so i dont know if it will be to long. also the Back Trail has a 73* head angle, will that be to steep? should i be fine w/ this build?
 

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seems like it would probably work, may throw the geometry off a little but it seems like it would work fine. aren't d streets somewhat expensive though, seems like you could just buy a mtn frame and put 24's on it or buy something else.
 

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Could you take any MTB and just throw 24's on it? Or would that screw up the geometry.

I know the BB height would lower slightly...
 

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standard235 said:
Could you take any MTB and just throw 24's on it? Or would that screw up the geometry.

I know the BB height would lower slightly...
If you run dual 24s, angles are unaffected. Just lower BB height thus lower center of gravity. You'll notice better handling. Less rotational mass also equates to faster acceleration.
 

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It's not as easy as you might think ....

First off if you were to take a normal 26" bike and swap the wheels out for 24" you will lower the effective B/B height to much lower than the bike was orignally intended for so it will handel like a slug .

Second not a good idea too put a suspension for on a crusier that wasent intended for longer forks , sure it will fit but you will get the exact oppsite effect of putting 24"s on a 26" rig , you put a suspension fork on a crusier and it will raise your B/B height so high that the bike will become unstable .

I say leave the 26"s on your Moms old rockhopper , and leave the bmx fork on your crusier .

Oh BTW the D-street fork weighs 12 lbs !
So good luck ever lifting the front end of your cusier off the ground again ... :D
 

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HOLY FREAKIN CRAP.


You want a 30lb cruiser Patrick? My 20" weighs 21.5lbs but it has a 2lb fork. HAHA.
 

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standard235 said:
HOLY FREAKIN CRAP.

You want a 30lb cruiser Patrick? My 20" weighs 21.5lbs but it has a 2lb fork. HAHA.
dude waight doesnt matter to me. i can put up w/ a 30lb bike. hell i have to ride my 42lbs DH bike through bout 5 miles and up huge hills to get the the DH course. and also when i race 4x/DS against ppl on 30lb HT and im on my 42lb DH FS but i still win. so waight dont mater to me, that much
 

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You have weak ankles as you said yourself.

So you want a 30lb hardtail with 80mm of travel?

You complained about riding my Hardrock Pro because it hurts your ankles.
 

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Ahh, I see.


Not what you said yesterday.

But who ****ing cares. As long as you're riding, noone should.
 
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