Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-24-06, 03:47 AM   #1
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What Is A Good Bike For Dirt Trails...

hey im very new to this sport and i have a dirt trail new my house... i was wondering what type and brand i whould buy... im lookin for something cheap and durable... can anyone give me any tips on chooseing a bike and gettin started...thanks...
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 05:42 AM   #2
FitRider 921
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Bikes: Fit Pro custom
Posts: 8,571
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your 'cheap' may be someone else's 'expensive'. What's your price range? How old are you? What's your height and weight?
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 07:06 AM   #3
KinetikBiker
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Bikes: S&M, Nishiki
Posts: 6,168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
Your 'cheap' may be someone else's 'expensive'. What's your price range? How old are you? What's your height and weight?
This info helps...


But most likley, if you have a high price range, get either a:
Fit Flow complete
or
DK Four Pack

Possibly the two best completes on the market.
KinetikBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:25 AM   #4
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
Your 'cheap' may be someone else's 'expensive'. What's your price range? How old are you? What's your height and weight?
my definition of cheap is no more that 160...im 15...almost 6ft..and i weigh about 165.
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:50 AM   #5
lunchbox
l33t
 
lunchbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, Oh
Bikes: I own a fit
Posts: 646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-DUB
my definition of cheap is no more that 160...im 15...almost 6ft..and i weigh about 165.
Wall mart.
lunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:56 AM   #6
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunchbox
Wall mart.
dude..be serious
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 12:19 PM   #7
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He is, you wont find any good BMX's for less the $250
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 01:13 PM   #8
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok..so i cant get anything for 160...so do you have any suggestions... because i've been wanting one and i barely have any money... should i just build up a bike or what???
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 01:17 PM   #9
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Building a bike will put you into the $600 range.

The cheapest it the Poverty buck99, it's on www.danscomp.com for $199, but it's far from great. Also, whats your definition of trails?
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 01:22 PM   #10
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dirt jumps
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 01:23 PM   #11
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dirtjumps put a sh!ttonne of force on the frame.

There is no right bike for you in that price range. Look for used.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


Last edited by wethepeople; 06-24-06 at 01:38 PM.
wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 01:53 PM   #12
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah that was the next thing i was going to suggest... i found a few on ebay... are "specialized" bike a good brand..
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:06 PM   #13
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they're okay to good depending on the model.
__________________

"the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:07 PM   #14
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, ebay is your best bet, and it depends on what specialized model. Their "fuse" models are decent.
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:13 PM   #15
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i think it was "vegas" somthin
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:16 PM   #16
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ahh, The frame isn't full cromoly, so I'd stay away from it. But it's alright if thats all you can find that will fit your budget.
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:24 PM   #17
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah... i'll look around more.. does anyone have any suggestions to what bike i should look for...
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 02:50 PM   #18
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you don't really have much of a choice with ebay, just look form something with a full cromoly frame and a 3 piece crank.
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 06:05 PM   #19
lunchbox
l33t
 
lunchbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, Oh
Bikes: I own a fit
Posts: 646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-DUB
dude..be serious

I was being serious.
lunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:11 PM   #20
mude
Baned.
 
mude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunchbox
Wall mart.
i dont think theres acutally any store called "wall mart"
mude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:37 PM   #21
lunchbox
l33t
 
lunchbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, Oh
Bikes: I own a fit
Posts: 646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mude
i dont think theres acutally any store called "wall mart"

Ok Wallmart, and its a big corperation.
lunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:38 PM   #22
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Acctually, it's "Walmart"
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 10:41 PM   #23
lunchbox
l33t
 
lunchbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, Oh
Bikes: I own a fit
Posts: 646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
Acctually, it's "Walmart"
What ever its late and I'm drunk.
lunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-06, 11:21 PM   #24
Brian
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
Posts: 16,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Um, I know someone that has a new Backtrail X3 for sale. PM me, and I'll give you his info.
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-06, 01:28 AM   #25
D-DUB
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pm sent
D-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:43 AM.