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#1 2011-09-19 2:38pm

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Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

Has anyone bought one yet?  Just curious if a complete is worth it or even just the parts for another build?

Sapient BMX Bikes
http://www.the-house.com/bmx-bikes-sapi … pientbikes

Low end - $99.95:
Mainly HiTen parts, 3/8" axles, 1 1/8" threadless, 25/9 gearing, 27 lbs...

http://images.the-house.com/sapient-capa-bike-flashpointwhtblklightning-12-zoom.jpg

High end - $249.95
Nearly everything Cro-mo, 3-piece tubular cranks, double wall rims, 1 1/8" threadless, 25 lbs...

http://images.the-house.com/sapient-saga-bike-dryredblkout-12-zoom.jpg

Lots of colors and options between $100 and $250.  Could these be good for wheels, 3-piece cranks and other parts?


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#2 2011-09-19 4:02pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

I just started randomly getting catalogs from the house???? I saw these also and wondered the same


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#3 2011-09-19 6:28pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

the frame forks and bars are probably ok, but i bet the hubs, rims and cranks are complete garbage. just by looking at the cranks you can tell they are going to be creaky and loose. pinch cranks suck.

anyway, this would be good i bet for a kid jsut starting out, like a first bike.

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#4 2011-09-19 6:34pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

the cheap one is a one peice and ive watched many revoews on them and they are good bikes


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#5 2011-09-19 8:41pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

Thanks for the feedback so far.  I bought one of the Hyper DR's from WalMart and it isn't bad for a $99 bike (other than the 1" headset).  I was hoping to hear that a member here had bought one.  You'll be the first in the museum... wink


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#6 2011-09-19 9:56pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

ive been lookin at the mike spinner pro model


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#7 2012-02-25 6:36pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

my little brother (25yrs old) bout the othe white one on top. other  than the 1pc crank its a really nice bike. i rode it and im not a 20" fan anymore. but its a smooth ride and we are gonna hook him up with three pc. another friend has a titan 24" by them in a passion purple. great bike. so far a bit of rear hub trouble. but nothing a new set of 14mm 36 hole hubs cant fix. and im actually thinking bout ordering me 1 of the 24" titans. dunno yet on color but for the price and it being 50% off from the house and proboardshop.com it aint bad and if something goes bad upgrade it as far as i can see.


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#8 2012-02-25 6:44pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

I'll bet they're no worse than the Walmart DKs, Stolens or Easterns...probably all built in the same factory in China. For $249.95 you're going to get looseball hubs, pinchbolt cranks and pinned rims. Better than a Next but not perfect.

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#9 2012-02-25 8:21pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

The House is basically the Dan's Comp of the snowboarding world.
Having said that, I wouldn't buy a Dan's/Poverty snowboard.

Basically, I'm not gonna trust a snowboard company to make a good bike.
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#10 2012-02-25 11:09pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

sapient is its own company no?


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#11 2012-02-26 6:54am

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

if i had no choice and had to buy something at this price point, i'd consider a better quality used bike or buy something entry level from the LBS, not from a mail order snowboard outlet.


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#12 2012-02-26 12:24pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

well dont knock it till you try it you know what i mean.. im not fighting for it being a good brand or not. its all hit and miss like the guys that bought the dk general lee from walmart and the frame cracked like i said all hit and miss


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#13 2012-06-17 7:09am

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

My 12-year old son just bought one of these.  He liked it so much the neighbor across the street bought one a week later.  It's a very decent bike for a nice price.  They sell it under so many names that I ended up letting him come up with his own name and got custom decals made for it.  I'll post picks later.


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#14 2012-06-17 7:45am

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

Junk not worth the money


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#15 2012-06-17 8:09pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

I would say 90 percent of us started out on dept. store bikes. They look better than a Next to me and definitely better than the kick stand coaster brake junk I started on lol Why all the hate lol Kids gotta start somewhere.


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#16 2012-06-17 8:38pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

ehhh I'd pass. besides, you live in denver. I know for a fact there's almost always a killer newschool ride at a cheap price on craigslist.


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#17 2012-06-17 8:44pm

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

LOL, I forgot about this thread.  Since I asked the original question I ran into a guy with one at the skatepark.  I think he was on the $169 mid-range model and had 3-piece cranks from what I remember.  I took it for a quick spin and it rode okay.  I would buy one for my son as a starter bike but don't think I'd trust it for me at 235 lbs and daily riding.

Yep, no reason to hate - many levels of bikes for all types of budgets and riders...  cool


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#18 2012-06-18 5:09am

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Re: Sapient brand bikes from www.the-house.com any good?

my 24" titan holds my 275lbs butt just fine. id like to upgrade my cranks and rear hub.


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