BMX - Newbie
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01-30-11, 07:04 PM
I want to get into BMX bikes, i've been into bikes all my life, but never BMX bikes
are there any tips anyone can give me.
01-30-11, 10:57 PM
What style of riding do you want to get into? I am really interested in dirt/trails. Street is cool too.
02-01-11, 05:38 PM
I would like to get into Street, but I saw some videos of dirt and it looked crunk.
02-01-11, 09:16 PM
Dirt is fun. Street is cool too if you live in town.
My advice, Buy a complete and go from there. Full cromo is best. Hiten steel tends to be pretty ****ty, especially if you are on the heavier side. Your local CL probly has some good deals.
02-01-11, 10:19 PM
Danscomp (http://danscomp.com) for completes/parts. Probably cheaper than any LBS too.
02-02-11, 09:33 AM
you live in Austin? just go by Empire some time. it's one of the best-known bmx mail order shops in the world, in addition to being a cultural hub for BMX. www.empirebmx.com
Austin is an awesome bmx city. I miss it.
02-02-11, 02:03 PM
Empire would be an amazing place to go
02-04-11, 10:38 PM
alrighty thanks, so i'm thinking that the Average BMX bike costs about 400 dollars?
Is that good for a beginner to get?
02-05-11, 08:40 AM
you can get a pretty decent bike for $400. Anything less than $400 is probably going to compromise quality so that you'll have to upgrade parts in a short time. I have been getting into mountain bikes for the last few years and BMX is a LOT cheaper than other kinds of cycling.
also check Austin Craigslist for a decent custom complete bike. BMX is huge in Austin and some people might sell their $1200 custom complete for $400.
02-06-11, 12:36 PM
BMX is huge in Austin....
Kind of an understatement....
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