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im looking to buy a DH/Freeride bike and i was wondering if any of you guys knew anything about SWD Racing Crazy 8?? theres one on craigslist (It has Big red hope hubs, sts derailer,richey bars,Haro cranks,romic shock,sun double wide rims, hope hydrolic brakes and old adjust on the fly leavers. Hanibrink front fork) im new to the whole mountain bike scene(used to ride bmx)...so any help would be useful..whats good whats bad...anything :thumbsup:
 

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I've never heard of them. I would stick to the bigger companies. I have not heard of hanebrink either. I looked them up and there forks seem to have pretty bad reviews. How much is this bike? You may be able to get something better for the price.
Damn,I ain`t even heard the name Hanebrink in like 5 years...I used to ride one of their forks in 1999...big a$$ stanchions,upside down,but full of problems.That thing leaked so much oil ! My garage floor looked like a full on auto garage after letting my bike at the time sit there for a month.I would swap the Hanebrink right away(just my personal opinion),or go for a better known bike company altogether.
 

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I know the original owner of that bike. He had it custom built/sized to him. He sold it to the guy on Craigs list just a few months ago. The original owner really liked the bike and the set up. No real big drops only 8 footers max from the stories he told me. As for the bike itself I hadn't of heard of SWD or Hanibrink till just a few weeks ago when he first told me of it. The price listed is I think about 1/3rd the original price.

Oh yeah isn't there a decent Treck listed on there as well within the last week?
 

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SWD riders win races all over NorCal on Crazy 8s. It's a super clean bike. I've ridden with a guy who had a Crazy 8 built up with a Fox 40, and he was killing it (see pic below). Oh yeah, plus the frame is steel, not aluminum.

damon
 

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word, there was a thread on this company not to far back. they seem pretty solid bikes, can u imagien if they were aluminum how light they would be
 

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ya im thinking of getting that or just picking up a banshee scream frame and building it up from there. but you guys suggest any good DH/freeride bikes that dont cost 3 grand????????
 

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For you, Transition Dirtbag, all the way. Frame is $900, and a complete bike is $2500.

I would recommend a Versus blitz, but the frame is more like $1400.

The Dirtbag and Versus Blitz are *very* similar. I'm in the process of building a Blitz, and it's looking to finish out around $3600.

But a Crazy 8 should work too!

damon
 
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