BMX - help on a bike!...plz
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Hi, I'm 24 and 5'9" hieght. Now I am very new to the BMX scene and wanted to get into it, you know get fit and enjoy it, I used to ride back in the days but then sold my bike and now I feel the urge again ;).
Now I've done something really stupid today I bought a BMX without looking into it eg: specs and whats a good 'adult' bike and seeing what is around heh
Mongoose Menace 2002, now tell me is this a correct bike for me to start off with or is it a childrens bike or I should have spent a more money....
Let me know without flaming me ;) for I am new and we all started somewhere :D
arf hope this bike shop will taker the bike back today if I am told otherwise (I'm one of these people when I want somthing I want it now y'know)
take it easy all
It should be all right bike for now, just to see if B.M.X is still your game. If you are 100% sure B.M.X is for you get a really good bike. What are you going to be doing.The Meance is a Trial bike with cro-mo seat tube, full hi-ten fork, Hi-Ten 2 pc handlebars, 1 pc hi-ten 175mm cranks. Keep riding it and when you get your skills up and are sure you want a B.M.X get a really, really good one.
Street: D.K S.O.B
Dirt: 2002 Specialized Vegas TJ
Just remember them two bikes I just mensioned are top-of-the line and are preety dear but are worth it in the long run.
02-09-02, 09:33 PM
It really all depends on how serious you are about the sport and how good you are. You could have the top of the line bike, but if your just gonna be a poser and sit on it all the time, then there isnt any point. The mongoose will be fine if your just beginning, but if your aggressive in any way, then you will probably want to buy a better one soon. If your REALLY serious about staying with the sport and seriously trying to progress then I would recommend spending the extra money now and not regretting it later. If your just trying to see how you like BMX, then stay with the one you have for now. As for the size...any 20" BMX bike should fit you fine. There are some pretty large riders that use 20" and they work fine. If not you might be able to try a 24", but i would DEFINATLY not recommend it. Cant really find any freestyle bikes or parts in 24".
03-17-02, 06:08 PM
i recomend any eastern haha. after u decide if your gonna stick with it get a Hercules and make dat baby nice. get some big wheels. dont say poser. get hit with a mullet stick
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