Street vs MTB

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by rellikx, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. rellikx

    rellikx New Member

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    So I am on my last stages of doing research to finally start buying all my components for a motorized bike.

    I don't know what type of bike to get the motor on ( I have a few people that offered free bikes, so I have access to several). It seems that having front shocks would be decent to reduce the bumpyness but I dont seem to see many motorized mtbs. All the possible mtbs I could get have just the front shocks, nothing on back so it should fit.

    That being said, I have also been offered several street bikes.

    So what are the downsides/upsides to each one?
    (I do want it to be able to go decently quick so I assume weight is an issue, but I do live in a BUMPY area)
     
  2. JonnyR

    JonnyR New Member

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    what kind of drive do you want to do and how much do you want to spend on this

    personally i say grab 3-4 bikes if you can that are the same size and mix parts a cruiser frame works great and a mountain bike front shock makes the ride better also one might have better rims or tires im just saying more parts to work with is a good thing if any of them have disk brakes also a plus

    its alot what you want out of it how much you want to spend and what kind of riding you like (if you are going to ride it as a bike alot)
     
  3. rellikx

    rellikx New Member

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    I was pretty much debating between the GT-5 or the PK-80 from piratecycles. Don't want to spend much as it is my first build. Ill probably never ride it as a peddle bike so im kinda leaning towards slapping the shocks from a mtb onto a cruiser (to craigslist I goooo).
     
  4. JonnyR

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    i would lean to the PK-80 i haven't had any luck with the GT-5 mines a parts motor for my flying horse motor right now i say do your research on here about both and make your choice then im kind of over the cheap 2 stroke kits right now and im leaning to building a 4 stroke after i finish fixing my current bike they need to make a 12 step program for these bikes they get addictive:)
     
  5. professor

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    Get a mountain bike.
    Sprung fork is nice.
    A mountain bike will have 2 good brakes- an absolute necessity if you want all your body parts in their current location.
    You will also get gears.
     
  6. littletinman

    littletinman New Member

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    I have a motorized MTB and love it! I put riser handlebars on it and it's quite comfortable and structurally solid! Just make sure it's of steel construction.
     
  7. JonnyR

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    my jaguar cruiser is dual V brake and is a 10 speed
     
  8. professor

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    I forgot about the Jag ( I really like them)- It has the 2 necessities - good brakes and gears.
     
  9. JonnyR

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    they are cheap used also my first one cost me $100 in new condition and im looking for a second
     

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