Dirt jump bike build…what do I need?

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  • banks
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    Balls.

    Avoid – fence posts, nettles, brambles, holly bushes.

    Plastic pedals and decent riding shoes – but not 5-10s find them far too grippy – nike 6.0 are spot on imo

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    Bars and stem? Obviously ill need em but should they follow today’s standards of wide bars / short stem or will my old 660mm medium rise bars / 90mm stem be ok?

    Single speed or 9speed?

    Balls are more difficult to find than cheap mtb gear!

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    Got a dmr rhythm frame, rigid onza forks and some halo wheels

    What else should I be looking at or avoiding?

    Narrow bars, lots of rise and a tiny stem is ‘normal’, ditto SS, in general you want as few bit’s on it as possible as at some point you’ll crash and won’t want brakes/mechs/whatever impaling you.

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    Cheers – makes sense when you think about it

    Now about the balls…?

    longmover
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    Singlespeed as you will smash a lot of rear mechs crashing.
    90 mm stem may be a bit too long but you can always change it later if it is.
    660 bars will be fine, I used to run mine so narrow that I had to modify the brake lever to clamp onto the bend.
    Strong cranks are a must, you will break them, three piece bmx cranks are heavy but do the job nicely.
    Small narrow seat angle back a bit.

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