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Title: F-IT
Post by: master on December 07, 2017, 03:29:55 PM
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I built a new bike a couple months ago.

Fit Hartbreaker 21.5"
Fit FK 1.3
S&M Challenger
S&M FuBars 9"
Joe Muthafucking Rich Grips
Odyssey brake stuff
Fit tripod seat & post
Profile clamp
Fit Indent 24mm 175mm
Grandstand PC
Logan's Run 30t
Hollow pin Keychain
Odyssey 7ka wheels
2.425 Mainline front, 2.40 FAF rear (the other 2.425 Mainline rubbed too much)
2x Fit pegs, 2x S&M Cymbal
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 07, 2017, 04:19:54 PM
monster truckin!!!!!!!
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 07, 2017, 04:20:57 PM
That's a substantial amount of seat post. I dig.

How much clearance is there between Tire & Brakes?
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: master on December 07, 2017, 05:51:49 PM
monster truckin!!!!!!!

One of the goals for this was huge tires. I call it a success.

That's a substantial amount of seat post. I dig.

How much clearance is there between Tire & Brakes?

With the CS at 14.125, I had maybe 2mm with the Mainline tire (chunky tread blocks). I have probably 4mm with the FAF (smoother, rounder tread).
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: CMB on December 07, 2017, 08:32:17 PM
That thing is badass! How do you like the super low BB? I've been looking at this frame for a while.
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: master on December 08, 2017, 12:04:04 AM
That thing is badass! How do you like the super low BB? I've been looking at this frame for a while.

It's a really rad feeling, the bike is more stable than any other modern BMX that I've ridden. Moeller recommended the 11.3" BB to Chris Harti to pair with the 2.4" tires (that have a 20.9" diameter) to create a super smooth and stable ride. While he roasts crazy high on the bike, I appreciate it for cruising fast and flowing bowls.

I was debating between this and a 22" wheel bike, but the Hartbreaker geometry intrigued me enough to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I ride a lot of MTB as well these days so I wanted the most stable feeling BMX I could find to ease the transition back and forth.
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: Bunky on December 08, 2017, 08:51:34 AM
I love everything about it except the 4 piece bars.  Something about them just doesn't go with the rest of the bike to me.

To each his own, though!

I'm surprised I don't see more people on those frames.  If I was going to get another 20, it would probably be a Hartbreaker.
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: master on December 08, 2017, 12:00:02 PM
I love everything about it except the 4 piece bars.  Something about them just doesn't go with the rest of the bike to me.

To each his own, though!

I'm surprised I don't see more people on those frames.  If I was going to get another 20, it would probably be a Hartbreaker.

I still get a boner over 4pc bars. My favorite bars growing up were Hoffman Lowdrags (OG, not Lowdrag 2), then Castillo bars, then Primo Moe bars. My old Meth Bars were a throwback to the Lowdrags so these remind me of the other two.

Frames are odd these days. Most have crazy short chainstays (13"-13.5") and mid height bottom brackets (11.75"ish) to work with the slower speed jibby riding.

You have a few holdouts who are keeping traditional geometry, like T1 and FBM.

Then there are a few that are longer and lower for the trails dudes (Credence, Hartbreaker, etc) but also work well for us older guys who like to cruise and flow.
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: Bunky on December 09, 2017, 01:41:10 PM
I can't even ride bikes with short rear ends... I just loop out on my ass every time I try and bunnyhop.

Even if I play around on one for a while, I still feel like I can't get any leverage to bunnyhop with any height.  Tall bars with a long back end seems to be the way to go for me.
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: JohnW on January 07, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
Looks like it hauls ass. I've got the same tan with chrome 4pc bar idea going on my Fit Inman. How tall are you though? 21.5 is huge
Title: Re: F-IT
Post by: master on January 08, 2018, 09:31:49 PM
I can't even ride bikes with short rear ends... I just loop out on my ass every time I try and bunnyhop.

Even if I play around on one for a while, I still feel like I can't get any leverage to bunnyhop with any height.  Tall bars with a long back end seems to be the way to go for me.
Looks like it hauls ass. I've got the same tan with chrome 4pc bar idea going on my Fit Inman. How tall are you though? 21.5 is huge

Answering both:

I'm 6'-0" with a 6'-4" armspan... Literally ape arms... So I get a lot of leverage on the front end of a BMX. The longer frame seems to even that out for this bike and I can comfortably ride it like I want to.