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I've been hanging out for a 29" cruiser and had a SE Fast Ripper on order for months but this week I managed to find one in another state. The local distributor can't get any more so I was lucky. I'll just raise the bars to make it more comfortable. Its well spec'd and pretty much overkill for what I will be using it for.
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I've been hanging out for a 29" cruiser and had a SE Fast Ripper on order for months but this week I managed to find one in another state. The local distributor can't get any more so I was lucky. I'll just raise the bars to make it more comfortable. Its well spec'd and pretty much overkill for what I will be using it for.
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Bike was delivered this morning. The carrier shipped it by air from Western Australia, which is just over 2100 miles to Victoria at no extra cost due to a lack of road freight in this direction.

A quick ride with the standard bars confirmed I needed a higher set of bars so I pulled the Truetorch cook replicas from my Avenger. These bars are about 2 inches higher and have more back sweep. They are expensive but super light and the build quality is beautiful.

I pumped the tyres to 60psi and took an hour off work for a quick dash around town. This thing is definitely FAST. It feels similar to my 2012 Kos in response when pedalling likely due to the similarly sized short chainstay. The 29" wheels and slick tyres roll better than anything else I've experienced and the 10 closely spaced gears are a dream. The hydraulic disc brakes have plenty of bite and are very progressive. I was concerned the thickslick tyres may be fragile but it seem the rubber on the contact patch is much thicker than usual. The ride is harsher than that of a typical steel bike but not unbearable. No real gripes except the padded seat which I will probably swap for one of the others from my fleet.

As I said in an earlier post I was lucky to find one as the local distributor has dropped the Fast Ripper from the Oz range. Its my first new bike in years and one I am sure will get plenty of use, particularly for those longer rides once winter is over.
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Bike was delivered this morning. The carrier shipped it by air from Western Australia, which is just over 2100 miles to Victoria at no extra cost due to a lack of road freight in this direction.

A quick ride with the standard bars confirmed I needed a higher set of bars so I pulled the Truetorch cook replicas from my Avenger. These bars are about 2 inches higher and have more back sweep. They are expensive but super light and the build quality is beautiful.

I pumped the tyres to 60psi and took an hour off work for a quick dash around town. This thing is definitely FAST. It feels similar to my 2012 Kos in response when pedalling likely due to the similarly sized short chainstay. The 29" wheels and slick tyres roll better than anything else I've experienced and the 10 closely spaced gears are a dream. The hydraulic disc brakes have plenty of bite and are very progressive. I was concerned the thickslick tyres may be fragile but it seem the rubber on the contact patch is much thicker than usual. The ride is harsher than that of a typical steel bike but not unbearable. No real gripes except the padded seat which I will probably swap for one of the others from my fleet.

As I said in an earlier post I was lucky to find one as the local distributor has dropped the Fast Ripper from the Oz range. Its my first new bike in years and one I am sure will get plenty of use, particularly for those longer rides once winter is over. View attachment 159511 View attachment 159512 View attachment 159513 View attachment 159514
That thing's hot!!
 
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Have you seen the Haro Cabbalero? Multi speed retro, looks nice apart from the gaudy graphics but another option to the fast ripper.
 

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There is a reason for the graphics. A legendary reason:

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Here is another question, Electra Supermoto 8 speed, similar style to the Haro above but has potential with bigger bmx bars added plus hub gears, i hate derailleur gears on the cruiser bmx's, like the idea of many speeds to ride a bit further so the Electra is ticking boxes for me, as yet not seen anyone try this as a modified hybrid bmx.
 

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