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Old 03-01-06, 06:27 PM   #1
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im a new guy, looking for a bmx bike to cruise around the city with. I dont think ill ever hit up a track with it. Just trips to the beach, riding around the block. But i like my bikes light (which is why i like the FA), and to last a good while.

My budget is around $200 - $230

currently im leaning towards the Free agent, but i dont think i could go wrong either way.

What do you regulars have to say? Which is the better bike?

any help is appreciated. Or even suggestions!!! thnaks

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If you are just going to be cruising around and not really jumping around and grinding and such, then pretty much any BMX bike would do for you... since you are on tight budget and it doesn't really matter which one you get, get the one that is cheapest...
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good point.

like i said i like lightness, and the FA felt a little lighter for sure.

Edit: and i DONT want a freestyle Bike. no flatland stuff, too heavy for me.
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good point.

like i said i like lightness, and the FA felt a little lighter for sure.

Edit: and i DONT want a freestyle Bike. no flatland stuff, too heavy for me.
Flatland stuff is generally lighter than anything else.
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Flatland stuff is generally lighter than anything else.
Boy, I'd argue with you over that one. Have you picked up a "flatland" bike from a big bike company lately with 2 sets of steel pegs, 48 spoke wheels, etc? I haven't seen one under about 40 lbs. in a while. If you're just cruising and riding smooth look at a race bike, they'll be by far the lightest BMX bikes you can get fairly cheap.
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Boy, I'd argue with you over that one. Have you picked up a "flatland" bike from a big bike company lately with 2 sets of steel pegs, 48 spoke wheels, etc? I haven't seen one under about 40 lbs. in a while. If you're just cruising and riding smooth look at a race bike, they'll be by far the lightest BMX bikes you can get fairly cheap.
id have to agree. Ive picked up a couple, and damn those freestyle bikes were so thick. I would think theyd have to be stronger=heavier for all the weight put on those bikes for those tricks they do.
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Boy, I'd argue with you over that one. Have you picked up a "flatland" bike from a big bike company lately with 2 sets of steel pegs, 48 spoke wheels, etc? I haven't seen one under about 40 lbs. in a while. If you're just cruising and riding smooth look at a race bike, they'll be by far the lightest BMX bikes you can get fairly cheap.
Whats your idea of a "big bike company". I've never seen a flatland bike 40 lbs. In fact, i've only seen a couple flatlandbikes over 30lbs. A complete KHE Equilibrium weighs 22.59 lbs. Most flatland bikes run 3/8 axles and 36H wheels. The bike is generally shorter, and the stems are alot shorter and smaller making them lighter. Some pegs are even drilled out to reduce weight. There is normally lighter weight rims and the seat is just a small chunk of plastic to grab when you do tricks. A true flatland bike, is by far lighter than a street bike, park bike or dirt bike.
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