BMX - 20" on BMX track
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
05-09-02, 05:42 PM
Hey everyone. I have a few buds who ride BMX, and there is a track nearby that i started riding at. Any advice for mountain bikes on BMX tracks? Like what gears are best and stuff. I hope to just make the jumps bigger and use it primarily for jumping.
yur gearing should b kinda high but not really high
just enough so u can keep up
and i didnt think they let mtn bikes on bmx tracks
but if they do go 4 it
05-10-02, 03:20 PM
Down here you ARE allowed to take your mt. bike on the track as long as you have your NBL or ABA license. I believe they do want you to zip tie your quick releases and you still need to use a pad set. There was even discussion about having a seperate class for mt. bikes!
Either way, have fun!
Gearing I'd say big ring up front like 42 and middle cog about 16 or 17 in the back! My BMX cruiser is a 41:16 but that's 24" wheels. So basically play around till you find a good gear.
05-10-02, 03:20 PM
Well its not an organized track, and my freinds and I are the only ones who use it so it doesn't matter.
05-10-02, 03:32 PM
Go for it then!
Oh, by the way, "This is your father speaking" Use a helmet!
05-10-02, 03:35 PM
i ALWAYS use a hemet. I've had 2 minor concusions while wearing a helmet. I would NEVER think about not using one.:beer:
05-13-02, 03:08 PM
You should use knee pads,elbo pads,helmet,gloves,and shin pads. If you want the jumps bigger you could tell the person who owns the track to make them bigger for you. If he wants money for it. Try giving him 10 dollars if you want the jumps 3 feet. If you want the jumps 4 feet give him 18 dollars. If you want it higher tell the person who owns the track to make them higher. If the person who owns the track wants more money to make the jumps higher tell the person how much money he wants. On the track you can mountain bike. Good luck. Bye.;)
11-04-04, 08:44 PM
get a cruiser. in the aba you can ride a mtb in the cruiser class. It would be hard to be competitive on a mtb I think.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.