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#1 2012-12-06 12:22pm

TonyC
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Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

First hand use opinions?

I've found both at good prices. The 2's are a little more. Is it worth it?

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#2 2012-12-07 5:46am

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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

Profile for a new bike.  I have OG flights on my Ripper and some double pinch on a 90 Quad, but wouldn't buy the new ones for anything.  I can't give a good reason other than I like the Profiles.  I have them on both my cruisers and the mini mags on my Sons bike.  I will have a set on my new 20" race bike for 2013 also.

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#3 2012-12-07 6:17am

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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

Profile- American made- and great people that run the company


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#4 2012-12-07 9:21am

TonyC
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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

I didn't ask about opinions between Redline and Profile.
I asked about experience between the two Flights.
Profiles are nice, but I can't justify an extra $50

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#5 2012-12-07 9:56am

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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

You could get a used set of Profiles for the same price as new Redlines... Stronger and more options on length.

Either way I have experience with both of what you asked about. Other than the weight savings there really is not a difference. They both still have the dated axle splines.

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#6 2012-12-07 10:06am

TonyC
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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

Someone who has experience!
Thanks!

I know Profiles are lighter.
I had Flights w/ Techmatic back in the day, and I like that Flights don't need a crank puller.
It's a shame they went overseas.

I have a feeling Profiles use the same spline pattern modular sway bars on race cars use.

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#7 2012-12-07 12:10pm

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Re: Flights - Originals or Flight 2's?

Had fights for years went with profile, stiffer better snap out of the gate. Redlines are not bad cranks imo but I prefer profile now. For me the less bolts to tighten the better


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