Hey. Im soon going to be a member of the real biking community, not the 9 year olds with mongooses or some crap. I know I sound spoiled, but my mom is kind of inheriting some money, and she agreed to spend 1000 to 1500 dollars on a new bike. Im torn between BMX and mountain bikes. Im really sorry if this is in the wrong forum, if it is, ill give one of you mods the courtesy to move it. So basicly, Im a slightly overwieght 13 year old who has never had a good bike. All my skill has been made on a low qualty bmx, and I can d basicly any kind of riding. I am into trials, but Im not going to get oriented into that too much. Personally, I think the BMXs are "cooler", but thats because Im pretty sure pro BMXers have alot more technical skill than pro mtbers. But whenever im riding, im regretting the hard ride and.. well... Thats pretty much it. But im on a super low quality bmx, (a mole dragon ) and I think i would be pleased with the 800 dollar bmx at the local full boar. Im not sure of the brand and crap, i only saw it once. But it has a rear V brake, big metal platform looking pedals, and it weighs freaking nothing. It feels good geometry wise. My other option, is a 2005 norco sasquatch. I dont think its an early 05 model, its a newer one, and has hayes sole hydraulic 8 inch discs, front and rear. It has sunrims singletracks, i think. They are sunrims though. Nice metal aftermarket brand pedals, and zocchi drop offs. I love it. I would get the medium size one. I think I will get the sasquatch, but if anyone has a hard opposing argument, I would like to hear it unless your going to be a horses dink pimple and say "omfg fukin BMx rulzor and muontin biks suck fukin **** on mountain bike omg fukzor." Or vise versa.But from what ive seen, the BMX crowd is more angry and protective of their sport. But prove me wrong, Im new. So give a helping hand, if i spend 1000 bucks on the wrong thing ill be pissed.