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Where can I talk about BMX?
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bmxfag reporting in

my ride sucks and i suck at bmx cause i started riding late and i dont have constancy needed.

but i love the shits. wont let it go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T91uKNB74rU

post vids you have been checkin out
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>>1063611

probably reddit or something

don't get me wrong. I respect the trials skillset.
but holy fuck BMX riders are subhuman unmanchildren.
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>>1063631
could you elaborate ? actually curious
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>>1063628
I'm just getting into it and shopping for a bike.

This vid is the most impressive thing I've seen recently. So much style
https://youtu.be/5j2AetouS-c
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>>1063631
I mean if you want to generalize you could say that road riders are suburban closet gays or hipsters. Biking in general is kinda for fags yet here we are.
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BMX racing > freestyle
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/asp/
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It's a "4chan hates people with social skills episode"
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Dirt jumpfag here /n/ is fun because of road spergs, we used to post in /asp/ but its all wrestling now

Just use pinkbike, buy an airbag and get good
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>>1063611
/lgbt/
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Hello
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>>1063611
I can't get into BMX because it's not usable as transportation for adults because the seat is too goddamn low. I try to do BMX-type stuff on my mountain bike and I occasionally take my 24" Diamondback BMX cruiser out for a spin since it is almost tolerable.
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>>1065051
your doing it wrong. 24" cruiser is like a dead middle point.
use the mtb for transportation and trade the cruiser for a real bmx and use that for fun- no they dont work as transportation unless your going real close like 5km max, and even in that case if you want to go fast, its not good.

bmx's are for skill fun coasting through the city. i have a mtb a road bike and a bmx,its cool to switch between them. bmx is used for close stuff and fun....also when locked someplace its almost unstealable or has no stealable parts vs mountainbike or road bike...but its real fun to go out on the bmx on a recovery day, or just going to a friends house on it when im not in a hurry and jumping through places, also can go inside houses and flats with no hassle...i know what coasters are but... the real fun of bmx is beeing close to the ground..and jumpin, jump jump jump. peace out
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>>1065091
24" can be used for proper bmxing tho
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>>1063611
Like anything bicycle-related, /sp/
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What is that one kind of not a BMX bike but bigger, some kind of freestyle tricking bike without the sticks on the axels and such?

It doesn't seem quite like a full sized bike either, but it has somewhat slanted geometry and a fixed gear. I wan't one of those, what are some good brands and what is that style of bike called?
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>>1065104
Dirt jump bike?

Canyon has one for like 600 dollars, prob the cheapest you could fin, or a second hand commencal 4x

The buy/sell section on pinkbike is good too
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I got myself a pretty nice used giant stp ss for 200,
fixed it a little, and now I use it for pump tracks.
It's a quite satisfying 200bux.
I love pump tracks now.
I don't do jumps because I'm a 30+yo fag and worry about injury affecting my salary. ;P
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>>1065126
Nonono, no suspension or anything like that. Along the lines of pic related.

Money is not an issue here really.
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>>1065132
It's a dirt bike with rigid fork

Example from picrelated:
http://dartmoor-bikes.com/hardware/dirt-street/freaky
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>>1065134
Well I'll be. Thanks anon!
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>>1063645
https://youtu.be/PFnEM5MCBpc?t=16
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>>1065150
>Cut bmx guy off in front of fucking bus
>Get BTFOd

Bendy bar fags having superiority complexes that get them into trouble. :D:D::DD:DD
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>>1065132
Why the fuck does that guy have no tires on his wheels
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>>1065162
probably a nog doing nog stuff
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>>1065150
Lel, deserved it for being a faggot
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>>1065132
That is a 26 inch bmx, notice the bars
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>>1063725
Mountain biking is the only heterosexual form of biking
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>>1065162
It's some hipster gang from youtube. They like to do all kinds of shit. Foad gang if I remember correctly.
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>>1065167
Well I thought that the frame geometry didn't quite match the dirt bike. Can I even get a decent 26 inch bmx? The ones I see online seem like some cheap bullshit. What is a decent brand?
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>>1065314
Subrosa, Haro, GT, Stolen comes to my mind, Sunday has a 24"

Just make sure it has an integrated headset and a mid BB
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>>1065314
none. they are novelty cruiser style bikes. you can get rigid dirt jump bikes. You will enjoy a 26" DJ bike rigid far more than those bullshit 26 "BMX".
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>>1065314
what you're describing is 24" not 26", it's called fixed gear freestyle or fgfs. not terribly common but you shouldn't have trouble finding one online
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>>1065331
Thanks dude, appreciated.
>>1065360
call me retarded, but I really wouldn't mind the extreme geometry of those dj things, because I would like the bike to be even remotely rideable, you know, like I could actually ride the thing around and not stand up all the time on it. I live in a small town and can't do any tricks for shit and don't have a car for hauling it around. The major reason for me getting something like that is actually the fixed gear, since I have never riden one, but I don't want to get a full on full sized fixie (yet) because I allready have a couple of bikes that get me around
>>1065361
thanks
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>>1065331
Isn't euro just a 68mm road bike bottom bracket standard?
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>>1065361
No. I know what FGFS is. There is a 26" BMX/Cruiser style of bikes too.

Subrosa Slayer 26" - Freewheel only
Haro Downtown 26" - Freewheel only
2017 Fairdale Taj 26" - Freewheel only

SE even makes a 29" BMX bike. Again not FGFS.
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I ride bmx frequently and am trying to replace my bottom bracket, but I don't know the size. If you can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.
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>>1065132
i think youre thinking on trial bicycles, lot of them dont even have seats, but some of them do. google em
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>>1065331
Holy shit thanks my guy
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>>1063776

i have been waiting all my life for a dual suspension bike with those angles....
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>>1065360
>Novelty
People have raced 26" BMX for decades

>>1065379
Probably, mtb euro bb are wider tho

>>1065409
Do you know the brand and model? If so just google it
Otherwise just measure width and inner and outer diameter, it is prob a standar measure
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>>1065366

>Guy never rode one

>extreme geometry of those dj things, because I would like the bike to be even remotely rideable

both bikes are for tricks and have to be low in the back, you are just babbling

It is even more likely that you get a decent long seatpost for a dj bike since they usually go for larger seat tube sizes that can be found also on mtbs

TL:DR I have a dj bike that I sometimes stick a 450mm post into and use it to get around town and it is just peachy
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>>1065409
punch those bearing races out
you get new ones with the new bb

If you don't have any special tools any big ol flat screwdriver and mallet will work
press new bb in with threaded rod and large washers + some plank orsth

or buy proper tools
or take to lbs entirely
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>>1065566
Forgot the step after punching the bearing races out.
Measure the internal diameter and bb width, then google it.
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>>1065564
>one is twice as low as the other
>babbling

>just get a half a meter seatpost dude!
Like I said, I have bikes for getting me around so I don't need to make midosuji-esque contraptions from my bike that I use to practice tricks and ride around at 5mph while drunk off my ass
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>>1065419
Im talking strictly freestyle not race
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>>1063611
IDK someplace where manchildren congregate, have you tried r9k ro mlp?
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>>1063611
/b/
You are underaged after all...
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I'm 35 years old, am I too old to learn how to BMX and do tricks?
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>>1066408
You gonna break all your bones bro.
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>>1066408
yes
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>>1066408
no, drink a lot of milk and wear a helmet
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>>>/toy/
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>>1067427
>drink a lot of milk
Enjoy being unhealthy as fuck. Protip: Milk doesn't strengthen bones.
>wear a helmet
Good advice. People that ride without helmets are morons.
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>>1067462
>le vegan memester
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>>1065132
what about this..
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>>1067845
those fatass tires will be slow as shit. they make 22in bmx but their all high end. although high end bmx isnt really expensive compared to other bikes
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360 to flat
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Yo if I slap a straight handlebar on this and lower the saddle u think I could do goofy jumpy bullshit with this or should I get a front suspension?
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>>1070188
You should sell it and buy literally anything else. Unless you actually live near the beach.
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>>1070188
Front suspension would make it even harder to hop
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>>1070188
literally any bike would be better than a evo brewster. Its a fat beach cruiser.
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>>1065091
can I do the fun stuff with a 24' dirt jumper, like NS Holy? I tried a bmx last autum, but I'm too tall for the little fuckers, also the movement speed tue to gear ratio is not much faster than walking, which on flat is kind of unbearable.
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>>1070139
it's just depends of who is riding it...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvHMD6St74k
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>>1070403
Not much faster than walking? I use my BMX for commutes under 1 mile. I cruise at around 15mph easy through the city. Walking is like 3mph. Lose weight and get stronger legs
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayptEVrfeM
you big wheeling faggots will never understand
unless you once aspired to be as degenerate as these fuckbags
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5rkaYoDmsQ
this dude was legend 15 years ago and still the shit
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0L9Md8D6Is
some more oldfag shit
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>tfw 5" 9 and riding a 20 inch GT

Seats pretty high, but this is a racing bike. Fun stuff.
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>>1063611
>>>/lgbt/
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>>1063611
the schoolyard
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>>1065150
Reddit Gold for you sir!!
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Thoughts on wethepeople bikes?
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>>1071779
>>1071780
What a bunch of hypocrites.
BMX is both in UCI and an olympic discipline.

Go choke on some drug addict road racing champion dick.
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>>1072666
Solid. Lower end completes are extremely heavy but well built
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Who's into bmx racing here? Been getting together with friends and racing neighborhoods.
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http://youtu.be/0_bEaMZyyWw
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need some bmx help. i know this will be slow but what the hell, no where else to ask.

so i started with bmx recently.. and im old (as i see here im not the only one), i usually do road and did some mtb when younger. i just fell in love with this thing,so i bought a cheap used bike. its a 5 year old (or something) wtb reason. thats one of the most basic bikes of them.. and as its painted im not even sure the frame is the original.. costed 150 bucks. weights 11kg but my scale is not the best, could be a little more or less.

thing is im kinda stuck, bunny hops arent really getting higher and stuff.... the question is..could it be the bike? or its just that i suck?

or in other words should i get better before buying a real bike? or should i be checking some out? btw i m 5'5 and its a 20.5" frame, dont know specs of anything else on the bike..

any advice is good. thanks
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>>1075042
bmx bump cause else this thread is getting buried
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>>1066408
You are so if you really want to learn be comfortable with yourself because you'll stand out
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>>1071188
>>1071189
>>1071191
thanks for these
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any tips to bunny hop over stuff
i can bunny hop a little but i am having problems hoping over stuff

help
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>>1076312
>>1075042
SQUATS N OATS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqrGf5CZ_RE

in general getting fit will help you on all aspects
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>>1076699
also, do shoulder front raises
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I almost bought a BMX. But then I realized I can't be bothered to pedal it anywhere interesting to ride.
Now I'm kind of interested in trials but there is that same problem...

I guess I'll just keep dicking around on my big wheeled geared bike, but I wonder if it would be more fun on a more suitable bike.
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>>1065409
Looks like an american/standard bb.
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>>1076864
Going to be hard to get a decent bb for it for cheap. Everything now is $20+ for something that used to be $3-4
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>>1076970
are those fucking hookworms my man?
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>>1075042
can anyone give me some real advice here? thankssssssss
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>>1077084
Practice, could spend all day trying to land one trick.
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>>1077083
yess, 2.50 in a 29er Big Ripper SE bike
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>>1075042
try do some 180s, manuals and improve your bhop watching videos of techniques and shit, when you can bhop with high enough try some barspin in mid air, and the most important thing is dominate your balance
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Man, BMX has changed since I rode. I started on an old Haro then moved to a decent frame and fork. I, and all of my friends, ALWAYS ran brakes. I see no brakes on any of these bikes? What is this shitty trend with no brakes? Are you guys too lazy or retarded to set up a braking system? Do you want to die because you cannot stop?
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>>1077163
for professional riders can kinda get in the way for some tricks, and for a bike they only are using in one determined area they become useless, and other reason maybe for the more clean look "the less is more" kinda thing, since riding in bmx is considered a type of art/sport
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>>1065150
I like how nobody is helping him when he fall, bike fags are selfish
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>>1075042
like other anons said,
>practice practice practice
In my experience, bunnyhops themselves are easy to learn, but increasing your height takes a little bit more time

and regarding your bike, 11 kg is absolutely reasonable for a bmx. I don't even think I have ever ridden one that light (I'm not a poorfag, I just never bothered to; I bought an haro forum and stuck with it all the years I practiced).
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anyone got clips/edits of themself? kinda curious how good everyone is
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>go to sleep
>dream of landing 180, half-cab and full-cab while riding chainless

should I try it? should I take off my chain just to try it?
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>>1077121
I want to get a bike and want to know if these that don't have the brake-string thing still brake when pedalling backwards? Back when I had a bike I would only brake that way instead of pressing the lever.
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>>1077848
in the bmx world, no, they are breakless (you brake with your foot in the tire or ground).
you get used to that fast, and i dont really see drwabacks unless you are really using the bike for commuting and stuff like that.
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>>1077851
fffuuuuuccck. I want to use it to get work and hopefully one day get the courage to ride to a park and try tricks.

I only cross 2 long streets on my way to work so I don't think it'll be a problem. Right?
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>>1077862
brake wont be a prob bro. i wouldnt go listening to music though. with a little practice with your foot you can quickly block the back tire.

one thing though; despite i love bmx's they suck for commuting unless the distance is short (lets say something less than 5-8km) and that youre not in a hurry.

thing is their gearing isnt for speed but for quick aceleration.. that plus the low seat (you have to pedal while standing up at the end, and no, you cant really rise the seat..or you could in some but then it sucks for tricks, a 24 cruiser could be a middlepoint )....anywayyyy, if you are used to road bikes or mtb you will feel slow on a bmx (just cause of the gear)..and its just not comfy unless youre going relaxed and jumping here and there.. then it gets fun. but you have to have some time for that.

its fun as hell though. its a totally different sensation than riding a mtb or road bike.. youre close to the ground so its cool to coast in them
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never did any racing, but used to do dirt jumps. makes me miss being young and carefree. props to you young faggots hitting the lips.
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>>1077866
what do you care so much now? your body?
but yeah, it heals slower when older..and i also care of it cause of work.lol fuck money brooooooo
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>>1077865
just checked on google maps and apparently my distance is 1 mile (random conversion site says: 1.609344km) so I think I'll be fine after some of-day practice. Thanks for the help anon!
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>>1077871
>of-day
*off-day
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>>1077871
go for the bmx! also watch some how to bunny hop vids, and also some how to manual. its hard at the beginning, but its fun as shit to do. for your distance bmx is perfect. also note that a ton of new bikes do come with a brake.its not a sinto have one.. but in the used market most will be without. go used .. or not! have fun, enjoy life. cheers!
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>>1077868
broke my femur and heel in two places last year and I'm in constant pain.
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>>1077878
Awesome thanks! I hope I actually do any of this. I've gone a long time without any interest in anything but looking at these bmx trick videos has me feeling some weird feelings I haven't felt in a long time.

>enjoy life
I-I will.
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>>1077848
>>1077862
>>1077865
You only have to buy two chains and two plates of different sizes, one to go to work (the big one with the long chain), the other one for the park (small with short chain), same system with brakes
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>>1077883
oh god, it seems I used my retarded pepe too soon. I guess I'll look into how to switch plates and chains
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>>1077883
>>1077886
aw fuck the video I looked into started off with math
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF8RF-eD9-k
I don't know if I can do this. I'll just stick too a small sprocket and pedal my ass off to work.
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>>1077746

Sleep thight hammers
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>>1077894
I gave it a try and I almost broke both ankles holy shit

at least I managed to do fakie bunny and fakie manual
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is this bike worth 200€ its the 2013 model.

Frame: 4130 crmo down tube, top tube & chain stays, tapered top tube
Fork: Salt Plus HQ fork, full 4130 crmo , 1pc crmo steerer
Cranks: Salt AM tubular 3pc crank crmo 170mm, 8 spline
Bottom Bracket: Salt Mid Size , press fit, sealed bearing
Pedals: Salt Plus Forum nylon/fibreglass pedals
Sprocket: Salt Pro 6061 T6 alloy, 25t sprocket
Freewheel: 9t 1pc cassette driver, sealed bearing
Chain: Salt AM chain, 410h type
Rear Brake: Salt Moto-V2 alloy u-brake rear
Front Brake: Generic
Levers: Salt Moto-V2 alloy brake lever
Bars: full 4130 crmo bar
Stem: Salt "PRO" top loading stem, 50mm reach
Headset: Salt AM-V2 int. headset, sealed bearing
Grips: WeThePeople Raptor grips
Rear Hub: Salt AM cassette hub, sb, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
Front Hub: Salt Expert hub, sb 3/8 s female bolts, 36h
Front Rim: Salt Valon rim, aero single wall, 36h
Rear Rim: Salt Plus Summit straight double wall rim, 36h
Tires: Salt tires Pitch Mid 2.3" front / Pitch Flow 2.2 rear
Seat: Eclat Unify thick padded combo seat
Seat post: Integrated
Seat clamp: Salt AM alloy cnc seat clamp
Rotor: no / holes for removable gyro tabs
Extras: Salt AM steel pegs (1 pair)
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>>1077886
>>1077890
Those two bikes have the same gear ratio (44:16 and 25:9). The race bike pic is from the freewheel era before you could get small cassette hubs.
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>>1078286
lol fakie manual yeah right
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>>1078838
without your chain is quite easy
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>>1078824
Thank the gods for microdrive
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i dig 20" bmx's, but for commuting in style i prefer 26"dirt's with tyres for the street (semi/full slick)
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>>1063611
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>>1077123
Living n Glasgow has 100% spoiled BSD as a brand for me. See them fucking everywhere I go.
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>>1077541
I feel like that's more of a weird flare variant than a backflip
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>>1078799
>200 Euro.
>Full chromoly.
Pick one.
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>>1079584
t.rich white middle aged woman who still thinks she's "with it"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxtKdplPEA
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I want to get into BMX Racing, I have some questions
1.- can I use a MTB bottom bracket?
2.- what are the differences between a freestyle fork and a racing fork?
3.- if I have to use a BMX euro bb, can I use MTB cranks? or is the spindle size completly different?
4.- I am a tall guy, 6'5, and I have seen a 23'' top tube racing frame, should I bother with it? what about bars, are high bars any good in racing?
5.- can freestyle rims fit the small skinny tires used in racing?
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>>1080521
>4.- I am a tall guy, 6'5, and I have seen a 23'' top tube racing frame, should I bother with it? what about bars, are high bars any good in racing?
Look up the guy called Big Boy on Youtube(Scotty Cranmer's friend), he is some pro BMX rider that is 6'4'' tall. The guy rides a 21'' frame if I remember correctly.
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>>1080523
I've seen him, however he mostly rides park and from I've read race bikes are usually longer

I've tried 21'' frames and my knees touch the bars all the time
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>>1080521
>1.- can I use a MTB bottom bracket?
"MTB bottom bracket" is not a thing, there are many different standards

>2.- what are the differences between a freestyle fork and a racing fork?
Offset, weight, construction
>3.- if I have to use a BMX euro bb, can I use MTB cranks? or is the spindle size completly different?
It's different and so is the crank spider
4.- I am a tall guy, 6'5, and I have seen a 23'' top tube racing frame, should I bother with it? what about bars, are high bars any good in racing?
23" is way too long for a 20" bike, my friend who is your height had a custom made 21.75, felt like a limo (I'm 6', ride a 21" TT, could barely ride his bike). Tiny differences on BMX frame dimensions make huge differences on how they feel, have to ride it to find out if you like it
>5.- can freestyle rims fit the small skinny tires used in racing?
Yes, if you are using clinchers and not sew ups (I don't follow racing at all, not sure if people are still using tubulars)
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>>1080525
I meant a mtb euro bb with external bearings, like the shimano zee, a local shop has the whole assembly for cheap, much cheaper than ordering the shimano's dxr and something like an odyssey euro bb, which are bmx specific

I've seen them on some bikes, but don't know what BB they are using, I would just need to check the width and diameter or the bb right?

>It's different and so is the crank spider
alright, but if the ring is bolted to the cranks, I shouldn't have a problem right?

I had a 23'' top tube dirt jump bike and it was very comfortable, sadly there are no bmx racing guys here with 22'' frames
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>>1080526
The cranks may work on some frames, depends on the frame. There's a reason nobody is running MTB cranks on race bikes, you aren't going to find a secret money saving solution by doing it, just get the correct parts instead of guessing and buying things twice

>I had a 23'' top tube dirt jump bike and it was very comfortable
Apples and oranges, DJs have nothing to do with BMX race bikes. There have been plenty of people your height that have raced, almost always on 21s. Why don't you go ask around at your local track?


Not to knock you, but why are posts like this such a common occurrence?

>hey guys, don't know anything about x, but I've determined I'm unique and for some special reason that only applies to me and I'm going to go about it in a special way, and repeatedly ask "why not" when people tell me why it's a bad idea.

BMX race bikes have changed very little in decades, safe to say they have them pretty well figured out.
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>>1080534
b-because there is no local track, im building a pumptrack and hope that the local street and park boys join and make some dirt jumps and maybe turn the pump track into a proper bmx track

also, I used zees in the past and I like them, should I message the manufacturer and see if they know if the zee assembly will fit?
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>>1080537
>also, I used zees in the past and I like them
You used them on an MTB, this is for a BMX bike. I have 165 Race Face Atlas cranks on my MTB and like them, but they would be shit on a BMX. At 6'5 you probably are going to want 180mm cranks or even 182.5mm for BMX, which doesn't exist for Zees. Consider this for frame size, a child will ride an 18" TT, a 5'3 rider will ride a 20" tt, and a 6'0 rider a 21" TT. The difference you are proposing for 5" of height difference is greater than the difference between an under 5' persons bike and a 6' persons bike. Find some tall people online and look at their setups (you'll find 21.25 or 21.5 TT at most, 180mm cranks most of the time). People have already figured all of this out. Or you can be that beginner guy that figured it all out by himself with some ridiculous, barely rideable setup, believe me you would not be the first.
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>>1080541
>but they would be shit on a BMX
how? dxrs are the same as zees, they both come in 68mm width, what I cannot find is the chainline, apparently it is slightly different, but i am still trying to fugure out how to measure that some people ride zees and saints, I've seen it online, and they don't look newbie at all

I gues 180mm+ cranks would be fantastic, didn't know they existed, but do they really justify the $300 price different between zees and dxrs?

also, I am considering mtb cranks since mtb external euro bb are way stronger than internal cups, the only external euro bmx bb I can find is profile and I'd be paying 4 times the price if I order it from dan's comp compared to getting a saint bb from a local shop

I am not doing this to be a special snowflake, but to avoid paying almost 4 times for the whole drivetrain
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>>1080544
ok so I google some more and found the following info:

the chainline in Shimano DXRs is 44 mm, the chainline for the ZEE's is 50.4mm, if both the DXR bb and the bb52 bb (which comes with the ZEE's) are 68mm in width, I could technically run them and the centerline of my chain would only be 4.4 mm off set right?

pls respond
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>>1080555
>Wanting wanting strict chain alignment with 1/8 single speed chain.
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>>1080564
what do you mean?
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>>1080567
Not wanting strict chain alignment*
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Stranger custom build: $1500

Nicole LZ signature: Priceless
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>>1080888
Trips confirms.
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>>1080884
>>1080885
>>1080886
>>1080887
>>1080888
>>1080889
C-C-C-COMBOOOOOO!
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bump
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Do any of you guys actually use a BMX for commuting?
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>>1078799
Throw in a nexus 3 gear hub and it's good m8
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Ey /bmx/ I wanna kool fun bmxer to ride around town and to work (no license until August). Want to keep it under 500 lollars for now. What's your experience with haro? That's generally all that my local shops carry. Would it be good enough to build up on in the future if I wanted to? Thanks pals.
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>>1082408
haro is good, for 500 you can buy a proper one, just avoid the really low spec models

or just get a good bike at a discount on online shops like dans comp
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>>1082435
oh an btw, Rei>Asuka
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Going to buy a complete. My options are Stolen, We the People, or Radio (which I've never even heard of). Which is legit which it's shit?
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>>1082592
we the people
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bought a cheap shit wal-mart mongoose bike just to fuck around town on, i've been trying so hard to bunny hop and do basic tricks before dropping real money on a decent bike but i just can't figure out how to get air

frustrating
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>>1082879
i am on the same boat as you, but i already figured out how to do them, just gotta push the bars really strong and push forward with your arms also use your feet to bring the back wheel up too. after this just practice and practice
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>>1082907
nice, thanks bru, i'm gonna try really hard tomorrow to get them down
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How the hell can you not hop up at least one to two feet on your bike? Pull the front end up off the ground for a second, see how easy that was? Now pull the front end off the ground hard as fuck and jump off the pedals and land behind the bike, see how easy that was? Now do the same shit except hop yourself up after you pull the front end up. If you can't do that, you might want to look into video gaming or something.
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>>1082941
>Now pull the front end off the ground hard as fuck and jump off the pedals and land behind the bike

Yeah no, maybe if you're teaching them to bail, otherwise that's useless and wouldn't teach a new rider anything.

Proper hopping is done by keeping the pedals level horizontally, bending the knees, then pulling back hard to raise the front, extending the arms outward straight and using the angle of your feet to level out and raise the back end, it isn't hard to explain to new riders without being a dick about it.
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>>1082943
If you can't catch yourself on your feet after looping out, you lack the maneuverability to ride bmx, pretty simple shit, faggot.
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>>1082967
>Looping out of a bunny hop

I've been riding since 1997 and only saw this happen twice, faggot.
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Im buying a dirt jumper today. Stoked for that..anyone wanna share their experiences with DJ/slopestyle bikes?
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>>1083293
i want one...
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>>1082941
You seem like the type of kid that builds a 1k+ bike with his dads credit card but can barely 180 flat. I bet the undersides of those pegs are smooth. You're 10 ply bud.
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>>1083762
I bought mine yesterday..pretty dope
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>>1083293
I've been riding mine DJ ikes for like 10 years, good times, sadly it broke two months ago

so many good stories

which one did you get?
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>>1083860
Been looking for a very short chainstay DJ bike...Single speed or 1x with clutch derailleur. What are my options?
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>>1083860
Got a custom built one. NS bikes frame and 24" wheels then mostly Salt bmx parts...thinking of upgrading the handlebar to something a bit wider..like the NS bikes proof.
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how much time and practice could take someone, to attempts this type ramps with jump this hight? like how do you even start?
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>>1079697
ikr, but he posted that tittle in his video on yt
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>>1080888
>Nicole LZ signature: Priceless
i think shes hot and all, but really, even without her being a pro rider n shit?
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>>1084002
Alot.. Obviously start with smaller ramps like tabletops and progress ro bigger ones, when youre comfident enough.
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>>1084002

fractally proportional to the Hausdorff dimension of your balls
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>>1083293
>muh_bike.jpg
>been riding for 3 years, commuting and doing some street shit
>only raced once in dirt with some high rollers on
>tryed a big air dirt once, bail and got a nose contusion for not using fullface helmet
>for now on, using it to get to work, and jumping trough things
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>>1084002
look my man, what you need is an airbag, search for used PVC fabric from old billboards and glue it together using PVC cement to form a similar shape, there are tuts on youtube on how to do it

you will be able to do nac seatgrabs in a day because you will not wreck your shit on the first try

>>1083866
if I am correct the partymaster from the rise has the shortest chainstay, just check geometry when shopping for bikes

>>1083973
nice, 24'' are pretty fun
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>>1084241
Sure 24" can be fun. I still dont know if i would like 26" more though, for controllability in dirt jumps.
First i will order a wider handlebar tho.
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>>1083763
I'm 37 dumbass. I was racing bikes before you were born, the fuck outta here.

>>1084010
Dude who cares, I'm not a fan because she can or can't ride.
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>>1085055
>37
>this bitter in a thread on teen bikes
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if only you have this 3 options of full bikes available in your country, what would you choose?
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>>1080523
I don't think Big Boy is pro...
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>>1085075
I would choose to order from some other country or look for used ones.
Just my 2 cents on it
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>>1085075
does the p20 has an integrated headset?, can't see but if it does get that one
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>>1084679
Not a BMX, but the new Furious is rad as balls, so I'll let you off this time
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>>1085180
enduro and cross country fags make fun of us, let us ride with you
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>>1063628
Somewhat of the same boat. Kind of just getting back into it. Had a cheapy low-end bmx as a teen but didn't have money to upgrade it. Ordered a stolen sinner last paycheck and it'll be here tomorrow afternoon. Billy Perry 's gopro vids are what convinced me to buy it. Never knew how bad I wanted to life I the shithole that is NYC before. /blog
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Why do any of these bikes even have seats on them
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>>1085797
Just to occasionally sit down and rest your legs before starting up again.
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>>1085797
Try doing a suicide no hander without a seat and you'll figure it out.
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i busted my face riding bmx drunk
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Opinions on the 2016 model United Supreme Raw? Can't find much reviews, would like to get back into BMX.
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>>1085797
Landing nuts first on to metal tubing is not a fun experience.
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>>1086123
So I'm back with no bike but I have a question. If the display model has scratches is it cool to ask a bike shop to build you one from the box? I figure they'll have to make a new display model if I even bought it.

There was scratches on the top tube and I know it's a BMX but it just put my of dropping €445 on it. What do you guys think?
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want
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>>1086426
Why on earth?
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>>1086441
i dunno, i like weird shit
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>>1086446
Okay then
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>>1085077
Fakie to front flip on a quarter is pro status in my book.
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>>1086426
i know they look cool, ive ridden them, Terrible geo and they have garbage components where it matters. Its like an awkward walmart fixie, which sucks.
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>>1085075
NONE OF THOSE
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>>1086424
If they have another in the box, just haggle money off the display model, my bmx is dented and scratched as fuck and its fine...If you ride around a clean looking bmx you are a faggot.
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>>1087141
Tbh if the brand new one has scratches I think I'll just get pre owned. There's a Untied Martinez 2017 model for sale and I think I'll be getting that for €250. Pretty much half price and the guy used it like once.

Whatever about scratching it myself I don't want to drop big change on something already scratched.
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>>1087223
Picked it up today! Needs a bit of tidying but it's light as fuck compared to my old mongoose. Excited to get riding, I'll get some proper pics tomorrow.

What pegs do you guys use?
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What bike would you recommend for an adult who is looking for something to cheap to mess around on ? I skateboarded my whole life but I am pretty much over it and really want a BMX bike. I assume its the same deal as skateboards where there are super booty bikes in the big box stores and you need to go specialty ? The thing is I am not trying to spend $500 on some cool *core* brand bike. How much would I need to spend for a 20 inch or larger bike that isn't poo poo quality ?
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>>1088175
$500+ . Buying a $250- $350 brand name complete is basically just you paying for a flimsy brick with wheels and a fancy sticker on it. Do it right or be disappointed
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>>1087667
Are your hubs male or female? This will determine what pegs you can use. Personally I've only ever used metal pegs, but that's because I mostly ride street and the only parks I go to are concrete and I'm not that worried about damaging the ramps. If you ride a lot of wooden parks go with plastic.

Currently I've got some old metals ones that some kid brought in to replace with plastic ones at the shop because he kept hurting himself on them.
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>>1088596
wrong

ive used the same pegs (Eastern Slit Pegs) on my Fit with male axles and now on my Cult with female axles
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>>1088563
hmm I probably won't get into BMX then. just way too pricey. I saw stuff like a Mongoose L100 for $300 or a Subrosa Tiro XL for $350 but even thats no good then I am priced out.
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>>1088712
what? bmx is like, one of the cheapest cycling disciplines

just make sure the bike you are buying is made out of of cromoly, hi-ten steel is inferior
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>>1088712
i havent read the thread but who told you those bikes suck?
fuck it for bmx you pay for durability and when youre starting you dont break so much shit.
and even that does not matter as those bmx's you named are pretty fucking good to start with. go for it. be constant. :D
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>>1088596
It's all male. I'll have a look in the shop and see what they have, the plastic ones sound kinda cool.

Turns out the back wheel was buckled so I had to take that all apart. I put the rim on something flat and jumped on it a few times. It seems to be much better now. I'll spoke it again later and see what it's like. Here's a pic.
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>>1063611
>Where can I talk about BMX?
>>>/asp/
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>>1088847
bmx park and race are both olympic disciplines now

no bully
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>>1089110
So >>>/sp/ then you OIympic cunt. BMX bicycles for transport are okay, even though they lack the braze ons to make them really useful. But this is transport, not sport.

I lick your salt out of your hair after a 120 km day couriering
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>>1089367
there are threads for other cycling disciplines as a sport, do you also sperg like an autists there?

>120km
I do cycle that much on my downhill bike sometimes, do you think that is an achivement you autistic fred?
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>>1075042
>>1076312

Honestly when i was riding all the time and wanted to do something or a trick. I would just practice and try it on smaller stuff first. There was this ledge i found that was about bar height and i really wanted to smith it. So i started hopping up every ledge i found for like 2 months till i could smith that ledge.

Same thing with manuals. I used to be upset cause a few friends could manual forever. So i went out to a long empty lot and started doing manuals. 10 feet, then 15, then 30, then 100. Then i added a stick to hop over at the end, then i added a skateboard, then i started doing them into grinds. By the time i was done i could manual a football field into a grind.

Mostly just set a goal and practice it, like anything else you want to do in life. Old picture i took of Morgan Long from the last time i was riding in cali.
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>>1077881
Watch Billy Perry's nyc gopro vids they convinced me to make the leap
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Finally got a brake on my bmx bike after like three years of commuting on it straight. Shit part is I have no income anymore and cant afford to replace my worn down foot brake tires so any tube I feed to it wont last through more than a day of abuse.
Id ride up to 40 miles a day if I have enough to eat just to be on bike.

Also why the fuck does Washington have little to no real tracks or covered/indoor parks?
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>>1063611
At your local preschool
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>>1090395
Try sticking some lining onto the inside of the tire to make it last longer.

While saving up for new tires.
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>>1090282
thanks for this. Just watched his first one, anxiety central that video. Hope they really help push me
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm_qPYi5ntM
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>>1089377
>downhill bike
I see you count your kilos on lift
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>>1063611
the schoolyard, during recess
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>tfw riding scooter is less exhausting than riding BMX.
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>>1063611
not here, this is the train board
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>>1089380
Way back when he rode for Stolen Bikes good pic!
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>>1090395
use a dead tube for lining if you cant afford tires or tire liners. Hell even living inside of your tires with duct tape helps little shit like glass not getting through
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BMX Racing is the best bmxing. Pic related was what model I rode when I was younger. I want to get back into it but the track in my area shut down.
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>>1089380
damn i made that post 1 month ago, now i can kinda hop over stuff, i havent made one of those things to measure yet, but while on flat i can hop a little higher, it seems like all i needed was to push myself and stop being a little bitch and practice more desu. thanks for your inspiring words anon
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>>1090791
>Racing BMX
I always wanted a set of DXR cranks... someday.
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>be an MTB-fag
>try to bunnyhop, only manage to pull the british-one
>buy a BMX
>hop effortylessly after two 15 minute sessions
Holy shit these little bikes are awesome! Only downside is that they seem to be hard as hell on 30-year old wrists.
Pic related, a manchild, yes, but goddamn it's fun.
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>>1094596
>wrist pain
you need to put weight only on your leg and use your hands only to steer and bend your knee a lil
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>>1077746
sleep tight hammers
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>>1063776

tell me more about this "airbag"
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>>1095491
Giant airbag that softens your landing when ypu smack into it. Similar thing is used in freestyle skiing.
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>>1095753
Might i add that unless your bike park has them, dont bother getting one for personal use since they cost a shitton of money.
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hey just got a pretty nice starter BMX appx $600.

I love the bike but cant bunny hop for shit.

I got the first part of raising front wheels down perfectly,
HOWEVER i just cant seem to get the back wheels up for some reason

Whats the trick behind this bros?
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>>1096426
raising the front wheels up perfectly*
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Need cheap 406 36 hole rims
Everything seems super expensive
Any revs?
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>>1096474
*recs ugh
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>>1096426
Imagine it as your arms drawing and upside down letter J. Once the front wheel is up high, start to "draw" the hook of the J. Ill post an image if my phone stops being retarted
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>>1096484
hey there, im another dude, and ive seen a bunch of bunny hop tutorials on youtube.. ive made progress but i think im fucking it with hte weightbalance and stuff.. i dont really pop the front wheel so much cause f it (i think)....anyways, d you have any advice regarding on the position of your body when doing the hop? like how do you think you do it? do you have any programmed "motion" like the one you described with arms and front wheel but with the body weight distribution? and also when do you straight yourself up? from the begining ,after the pull? thanks!
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>>1096514
>i dont really pop the front wheel so much cause f it (i think)
What does that even mean?
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>>1066408
no its literally easier than scooters, anyone can do it
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>>1096522
This. The geometry is just weird (in a good way) and pegs are a lot of fun once you get the bike off the ground.
It only took me two 15 minute sessions on separate days to bunnyhop, where as with MTB it's been six years and I can only do the english bunny hop.
regards: >>1094596
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>>1096518
">i dont really pop the front wheel so much because of it (i think)"
i was referring to weight balance/distribution

sorry! myenglish sucks but also my keyboard is hard as shit as its been covered in water 2 times this month due to me sucking at drinking water :D
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>>1096628
I dont think its that complex
Weight back when popping the front wheel off
Swinging some weight (not all to the front ofc, use logic) to front to get the back wheel off
Or?
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Hey guys, I've been getting /fit/, trying different sports, riding scooters and horses and stuff. Always wanted to try out BMX/skateboard,
but I'm a bit concerned that I'm yet to have an OK weight for that. 95kg atm 1.80 meters height
Should I give it a go or stick with general cruising for now? How many bunnyhopps can I do before the bike gets pulverized?
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>>1096955
go for it, if you break parts of your bike you replace them with better parts. in the bmx world "better parts" mean that they resist more abuse.

google some vids of broc raiford, he's 200lbs 6"1' and does brutal shiet, there as to be some bike checks of his ride also, but you just need a big frame, something like 21.25" , you will be ok
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>>1096484
terrible way to explain it
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>>1096992
Yeah well do better explaining a trick most riders learn in a day to someone
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>>1096976
Sweet, time to shop then.

Checked him, that's some dope stuff. Wish my dad was as cool as his
Also found this philbrahh dude. Watching that humble big boy jump truly inspiring and I'm not nearly as hueg.

Also looked up some prices on bikes and found WeThePeople Envy 2015 year on discount for 580$ , original price was 1500$
Is this a hustle or legit? Price drop seems too unreal.

https://youtu.be/AErEQSYDpTI
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>>1097292
bikes lose their value insanely fast. Especially BMX. Its probably real, but just look for obvious signs of scam. Thats 3 model years old now, they need to liquadate so they can slang their newer inventory at a higher profit margin. The longer something sits the more money you lose on it from a business standpoint.

Source: I work at a LBS that has some older new bikes laying around
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all of you guys struggling with bunnyhops should just try manuals and wheelies first, it's kinda easier that way

>>1094596
>Only downside is that they seem to be hard as hell on 30-year old wrists.
I feel the same, maybe you could try a dirt jump bike

>>1095491
>>1095753
>>1095754
like a foampit but better. if you think about it, you could start your own business with it, charge people 10-15 dollars or the equivalent and pay for the electric bill, need the space to put it though

you could also use a net but thats sketchy as fuck
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>>1063611
Just found a Haro Backtrail x0. Is this a kids or adult bike? If its an adult bike, is it worth it to put any money into it?
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>>1099086
>Haro Backtrail x0
i didn't find much info on it
if it has indeed a 19toptube frame it can be used by short adults or teens but i would try to get a better one
also one piece crank with a fucking huge sproket you'd want to change that
and it supposedly has 7,5 bars which is too tiny
i wouldnt invest in it
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My friend just got a bmx, but it has no brakes at all. Apparently the 'pros' run no brakes, but we both agree that it's fucking crazy.

So what should I know about bmx brakes when buying the parts? I did a bit of reseach and it seems that:
>the brake mounts/bosses are above the rim surface, a v-brake wouldn't fit, so I guess I need a u-brake
>u-brake needs a different cable pull, so the usualm mtb levers won't work
Am I right?
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>bmx
aren't these for children?

I was like 8 when I rode a bmx for the last time.
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>>1100056
there is different sizes of bmx but it's basically a glorified child bike not that it won't stop pros from riding.
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>>1100056
Do you even have any idea what BMX riding actually is?

tip: it's not riding to school on smooth roads
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>>1100056
yes
>>1100064
>>1100110
t. children
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Could this be considered the evolution of bmx in pic related?
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>>1100022
Just buy an Odyssey Springfield brake kit, you'll thank me later
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is it really that bad to ride bmx to get around town? i was thinking of putting on a higher seat post and riding it like a folding bike.

i would get a folding bike but they look so flimsy and overpriced.
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>>1100253
Nah, all three of those disciplines still exist in BMX.
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>>1100253
>>1100340
Said disciplines being racing, dirtjumping, and flatland respectively.
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why are bmx's so expensive? i could get a proper mtb or a touring bike at the same price as a high end bmx which is literally just a 1 speed kids bike. really makes you think
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After a year of sitting on thoughts about getting into the hobby (and saving money here and there), I finally went ahead and picked up a 2018 kink curb. It's pretty nice and I've been enjoying it a bunch, despite being an entry level bike.

>>1100253
80's, 90's, and modern representations of gear in BMX done by Bob Haro. He was both a great drawer and rider, so I can totally imagine being a kid back in the 80s getting stoked after seeing his work in a magazine.

>>1100318
It's entirely possible if you're not going too far of a distance. If you're looking to commute with a bike using BMX style geometry I'd suggest looking at the 24 or 26 inch size "cruiser" styles. Modern setups can be a little pricey, though. But, If you keep your eyes open on craigslist, or whichever buying and selling phone app is popular right now, you might be able to find some cheaper ones from the early/mid 90s. Even comfier if they have a laid-back seatpost.
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>>1100528
they are not made in the same quantities as mountain bikes
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>>1100345
replace flatland with Street...flatland is a now a sub category of street as its pretty dead especially in the USA. I live in the same neighborhood as the best Flat Lander in USA.
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>>1100253
maybe in aesthetics and bikes performance
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>>1077746
sleep tight hammers
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>>1065126
if I but a BMX frame and put a front fork on it will that work? Don't need it for dirt jump just to do some stupid shit
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>>1101412
you can use a dirt jumper for stupid shit just the way it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxXuxVzI9QM
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>>1101677
I just wanted a cheap alternative
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>>1089110
So is skateboarding and it still is on /asp/
>>>/asp/esg
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>>1101726
putting a 26" suspension fork is going to fuck the geometry to hell and the bike will ride like utter shit. There are no reputable suspension 20" forks on the market for BMX to my knowledge

You sound like you have no idea what you're talking about and doing, so good luck
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>>1101726
I bought my dirt jumper used for 100 bucks. Excellent value for money in terms of component quality. Some needs replacement sooner or later, but it's well usable for the time being.
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So i got this Felt Fuse from 2009 for 150€
and i would like to know which parts you would change.
The only thing that comes to my mind is the chainring which i would change to one with more teeth, cause the gear ratio (25:9) for me is to low for longer distances (5 km+).
What you guys think of a gear ratio of 36:9?


-Weight: 27.2 lbs.
-Spec Features:
* Frame: 100% Cr-mo 20.5” TT
* Fork: 100% Cr-mo
* Gearing: 25 x 9T (sealed) -Features over Chasm
* 100% Cr-mo frame
* Felt “Wheelie Bar” 100% Chromoly
* FB “Spacely” Alloy CNC Chainwheel
* KMC Kool Chain Lite
* Chrome Plated Alex Rear Rim
* Felt FB Pivotal Saddle with Alloy Post
* Odyssey Linear Cable
* Integrated/Removable Chain Tensioners

-Frame 100% 4130 CR-MO TUBING, 20.5" TTL, MID-SIZE BB AND INTEGRATED HEADSET, REMOVABLE GYRO TAB HOLES
-Fork 100% 4130 CR-MO, BUTTED STEER TUBE
-Stem FRONT LOADING, ALLOY
-Handlebar FELT "WHEELIE BAR", 695MM x 195MM, CHROMOLY
-Grips FB GRIP 138x29MM , WITH FB BAR ENDS
-Headset INTEGRATED CAMPY TYPE W/CARBON WASHERS
-Crankset FELT 3-PIECE 8-SPLINE CR-MO WITH PINCH-BOLT, 175MM, MID SEALED
-Pedals FELT "BACKPEDAL 2" ALLOY PLATFORM
-Chainring FELT ALLOY CNC'D 5MM THICK "SPACELY" DESIGN, 25T X 1/8"
-Freewheel 9T Driver
-Chain KMC KOOL CHAIN LITE, 1/8"
-Rims ALEX MUS16 CHROME PLATED SINGLEWALL PINNED 48H REAR, ALEX DM24 DOUBLE WALL 36H FRONT
-Hubs NEW ALLOY REAR 4 SEALED BEARING CASSETTE HUB W/ 9T DRIVER, 48H, 14MM AXLE AND SMALL ALLOY FRONT HUB, 36H , 3/8 CRO-MO, LOOSE-BALL
-Tires FELT "SLIP-NOT" 20 X 2.25 FT, 2.0 REAR
-Saddle PIVOTAL-FELT SKULL DESIGN, RAIL-LESS, 1-PIECE COVER
-Post PIVOTAL DESIGN, ALLOY POST WITH BONDED ALLOY HEAD, 25.4MM
-Brakes TEKTRO BRAKE AND LEVER W/ODYSSEY LINEAR CABLE
-Pegs 1 PAIR 36MM BLACK
-Extras INTEGRATED CHAIN TENSIONERS
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If I wanted something to bomb around on in my town would a dirt jumper be good? I want to go off some stair cases and do some drops from ledges and stuff? This is for sale close to me, is it worth it?
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>>1103422
There is also this one
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>>1103423
I also like the idea of a bmx but wouldn't it start to hurt my wrist after awhile? Especially if I'm going down stairs and doing drops.
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>>1103422
A regular BMX will be better than a DJ if you're just kicking around town and it will be more versatile if that kicking around turns into an interest in doing tricks.
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>>1103417
36t sprocket would be fast and looks a bit oldschool also 8t hub is an option especially if you current one a lot of wear
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>>1103424
as i said earlier to another anon you have to put most of your weight on your leg at all time and barely touch handle bar to steer
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>>1079584
>dat double ankle strap
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I have a complete and I was thinking of upgrading one part or maybe two, my back hub is probably blown and the price goes over my budget. so should I wait to buy a new hub or upgrade something like the bars or fork? pic related fly neutron bars
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>>1104100
Hub first. Finally got mine replaced, after I blew up the old one a couple times.
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>>1063724
RAD
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>>1104100
you could buy a chinese hub but its truly garbage its barely better than nothing
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>>1100318
Just get a proper sized frame and gearing and long seatpost. A 20" BMX can be as fast as a road bike or as comfy to ride as a folder if you set it up right.
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Can someone reccomend me a bike for around 600 Euro ?
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>>1104629
What do you want it for? What kind of terrain will you ride it through?
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>>1104632
Street and Park mostly
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I'm 18yrs old and 5' 11" (180cm) also I live in Canada. Is about $1000 enough to get a good used bmx? These are the bikes in my area, anything good?

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2238646/

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2069492/

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2236624/

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1545020/

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2144252/

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1998261/
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>>1105167
I'll be using it for street. Using it for going off staircases and doing bunny hops and stuff.
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>>1104403
This. I was lucky enough to be gifted an old red line layback seat that lets me sit pretty while powering on the pedals.

It would be even better to have a 24 inch cruiser, though. I hear those things fly like mad, and I know you can still find some mid-school ones on the cheaper side (see the pictured GT dyno).
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When your bike verticle is better than your normal verticle
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https://youtu.be/DQLvqvLvUIY?t=18m22s

How does that one kid go backwards without moving his feet?
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>>1105834
I don't see what you're talking about in the video but you can go backwards or "fakie" without pedaling if you have a freecoaster.
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>>1105841
>freecoaster
Explain
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>>1105841
Sorry it was supposed to skip to 18m22s
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>>1105842
The free coaster lets you go backwards without pedaling. With a cassette you have to pedal backwards or you will stop. Freecoasters are less common but gaining popularity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZUP36m1PQ
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>>1105846
and they are silent
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>>1105167
why are you buying used if your budget is $1000? you won't get free tune ups or refunds either.
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>>1106012
Can I get a good new BMX for about $1000?
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this is probably a absolutley stupid question, but is there somethign like a documentary explaining the origin of bmx ?
I'd love to learn something more about it
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>>1066408
You may never be a world competitor, but fuck the haters. I'm 37 (I used to ride, jump around and 'try' tricks when I was a kid, and I had a blast), and I just bought a Kink Liberty bike.

I've been having such a fun time. I tell you. I have kids (that I got bikes for), so they're my "excuse" [I go out and ride around with them].

But, damn - I'm having so much fun. I've wipe out three to five times every time I ride (screwing around with new tricks), but even getting my ass kicked and getting back up is a good time. I swear- riding the BMX bike that I always would have wanted as a kid has made me feel so much younger.

You do you. My new BMX bike has made me very happy. Sure- I probably look weird or pathetic. Fuck 'em- I have a great job, awesome kids, a killer wife, and I can do whatever the fuck I want, because I live in America. Life is good, man. If you want a bike, just get a fuckin' bike! Life is too short to take the chance that you might regret it later.

40 is the new 20- do it! You won't regret it.

tl;dr: I'm a middle aged BMXfag having fun, and I clearly don't have enough shame or self-awareness.
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>>1077163
You can still get brakes. Your choice.

Without brakes, if you're skilled, you can side stop, like a skiier, or you can foot stop yourself, wither by putting your foot on the front or the back tire as you ride, if you are flyin', and you really need to stop right meow.
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>>1085055
Clearly kids' bikes are all you have if you are so compelled to be such a dickface.

Lighten up, Francis.
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>>1106160
yes you can easily get a top tier full chromoly bike with that amount. Theres a big sale going on now so look around.

i dont really plan to do much tricking and mainly going to use one for commuting so I got a hi-ten frame for < $300 with good parts. pic related its on clearance right now.

it just arrived today and im blown away. Pedaling while standing isn't as bad as I thought it would be, even going uphill was much easier to do than my heavy mtb. Im literally flying on this thing.

>>1106901
Im an old fag as well and i regret not getting a bmx sooner. They are more agile and sturdier than any old bike with gears and are perfect for commuting. I really thought they were just for skateparks but thats just a stereotype it seems. You'd also be going by fast so i doubt anyone would notice your age.
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What's the post limit before a thread stops bumping in /n/? It's cool to see such a big discussion on BMX and I'd hate to see it fall off again without a new thread.
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>>1107168
Hell yeah, man! It's good to hear that you're having fun! Keep up the good work, and be safe!

>>1107218
Amen. I like having a BMX thread on /n/ to drop in to now and then.
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This anon >>1103417 again here.

>Rims ALEX MUS16 CHROME PLATED SINGLEWALL PINNED 48H REAR, ALEX DM24 DOUBLE WALL 36H FRONT

Wouldn't be a double wall rim better in the rear?
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>>1107935
double wall all the time
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