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Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

#1 2020-06-01 7:32am

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Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

Read various stuff saying Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist used to cut down their dropouts. Is it true? Also did the really run odessey forks?

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#2 2020-06-01 11:23am

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Re: Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

everybody used to cut down their dropouts. dropouts used to hang down an inch or more below the peg, leading to hangups. or, they shaved the rear of the dropout for a cleaner look. I wouldn't be surprised if these guys filed theirs down too.


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#3 2020-06-01 11:39am

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Re: Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

They were huge due to protecting the sprocket. So yeah, not uncommon to shave off what you didn't need.


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#4 2020-06-01 12:06pm

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Re: Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

Got a Backtrail and seriously thinking about cutting some off the back end. Has anyone got any pics of what Ryan did?

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#5 2020-06-03 3:02pm

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Re: Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

I know Dave did, as seen in the pic (that’s his 2002 x games frame). Not sure about Ryan - I’ve never seen pics of his dropouts cut. I only ever saw Dave cut down the USA 2002 frame with the laser cut dropouts which were different from the regular ones.

They both ran haro or premium forks.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/249698/910697cd-2e94-4bb1-ba6e-ba63ef3251325ed81da15f.jpeg

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#6 2020-06-08 10:57am

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Re: Did Mirra and Nyquist really cut down their dropouts

Thanks for the info. Still in two minds about chopping them

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