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    Hey guys im 12 and looking for a BMX bike to buy. IM sort of new but i will be jumping off like 3 stairs with the bike.I was looking at the Mirra 360 ( http://harobikes.com/bmx/mirra360.php ) i think its ok for me. I just need a bike like a haro bike, diamondback, or something like those for $200 or under.Oh and how much is the Mirra 360 Haro bike. I am also 4'9" and weigh 75 lbs


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    Welcome to the forums! Have you tried the search function yet?

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    umm no i havent were is the search located

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    just to let you know, your not gonna get a great bike for under 200 if thats still all you are willing to spend though, look at a free agent maverick possibly... you just need to upgrade the crnks... if you do, the industry ocker cranks are only 50 so i think (but im not sure) that it would be about 220 for maverick with rocker cranks and if you want someone to put them on, another 10-30 bucks... if you know you are going to love bmx forever, just get a custom early... if you get a crappy complete and start doin bigger stuff, it will basically fall apart and you will spend more money repairing it than if you just got a nice bike in the first place... thats what happened to me...good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenzo
    umm no i havent were is the search located
    Scroll up to where it says "Search The Forums". You might want to scroll through the existing threads in the BMX forums as well. Just don't post in a bunch of old threads unless you have something really relevant to add.

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    Alright i dont really know how much i can spend on it but i think i really like bmx but im not sure but this bike will be for my birthday.but do u think the mirra 360 will be small for me cuz its a 16"

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    Don't get a 16". Unless you're 9.

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    K even if i do get a bmx bike for around $300-$400 how long will it last me

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    Depends on how well you maintain it, and how much you abuse it.

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    ok well for my first bike i am thinking of a Stolen BMX Brat Bike 2006 for 209.99 or a Hoffman Condor EL1 2005 for 209.99

    Both of the bikes are from www.danscomp.com

    Have you ever bought from this site do they ship good and that kind of stuff.

    Are they good?

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    Ok, you need to understand something here. We can't decide how much abuse you're going to give your bike, or what kind of riding you're going to do. For most of us, the minimum requirements are a full cro-mo frame, and decent 3 piece cranks. If you get a quality frame, it will generally come with quality components. Only you can decide if a lesser bike is good enough for you. I bought the strongest bike my shop sells, so that I don't worry about breaking stuff. Yeah, it will need a few upgrades over time, but you need a solid foundation to build on. Understand?

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    ok sorry about my newbie questions but i know we were all at this level that i am at right now.so do the bikes that i showed u have a cro-mo frame and 3 piece cranks. Also i dont wanna get a bike that is too expansive cuz im not really sure if i will be seriously into BMX because i skateboard too but im not sure. So i am starting with something smaller.

    But other than that you are really helping me and i appreciate that.

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    Look under the description of the bike you want on Dans, and it will tell you all the details you need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenzo
    ok sorry about my newbie questions but i know we were all at this level that i am at right now.so do the bikes that i showed u have a cro-mo frame and 3 piece cranks. Also i dont wanna get a bike that is too expansive cuz im not really sure if i will be seriously into BMX because i skateboard too but im not sure. So i am starting with something smaller.

    But other than that you are really helping me and i appreciate that.
    If you're looking at it as a beginner bike, they're ok. Because only some of the frame tubes are cro-mo, it's not really worth upgrading the bike later. If you want to give BMX a try, and understand that you may need to spend twice as much on a bike in the future, go for it. Also, they won't hold up to much jumping if you're on the heavy side. Think of them as the equivalent of a $25 Kmart skateboard. Yes, it's got a deck and wheels, but you'll outgrow it quickly. Got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Don't get a 16". Unless you're 9.
    Or unless your a dumbass like me. Who just wanted one for fun.

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    i got a question r diamondbacks good. if so what diamondback bike is good for a beggiiner and how much is it and r they heavy.i dont want a heavy bike cuz it will be harder for me cuz im 12 4'9" and weight 75

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    Get the hoffman. It will do fine for you as a beginner bike. Dans Comp is very trustworthy. Quit worrying about the bike, get it and go ride hard.

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    diamondbacks are heavy yes DO NOT BUY ONE

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    You don't even know the meaning of the word "heavy", kid. Just five years ago, "heavy" meant over 45 pounds. Now a "heavy" bike is around 33. Kids these days are *******.

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    i wasnt around then but for now, diamondbacks are heavy for todays standards

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    That doesn't change the fact that "today's standards" were considering "too light and weak for freestyle" half a decade ago. If 35 pounds is too much for you, go lift some weights and start shopping at GNC. Christ.

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    im only 14. sheesh

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    My bike weighed over 40 pounds when I was that old. What's your point?

    Here's a shot of my old S&M Warpig frame, by the way; it weighed 8.25lbs. I rode that frame from my 15th birthday until mid '02, and I never managed to so much as dent it. Stronger than hell.
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    does that mean that its easier for you to do tricks and stuff now because of all the light bikes?

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    not always. it depends on what your doing.

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