Been reading the BMX forum for the last few days. I been searching for threads mostly for the recommendations for bigger/heavier riders. But it seems most of the recommendations for bigger/heavier riders were in the $500-600 range.
I'm 5'10", 180lbs, and would like a BMX-style bike to ride with my kids--at the park, doing jumps, and occasional tricks. But, I'd like to keep my investment below $300.00.
I think I've read enough to realize I don't want a cruiser-frame (i.e. DK General Lee 24"), so I'll be staying away from those.
I think I've read enough to realize I should be shopping for a BMX bike with a 20.5-20.75" top-tube.
What size rims/tires would come "standard". And, are there other larger options?
I just recently bought a Haro F2 for 219. It only has a 20.25 tube but I don't feel cramped and I'm 5'10" 185lbs. I figured it was a good bike to start out cheaply. I'm just replacing parts as I get the cash. I'm about to buy nicer pedals and a taller handlebar probably this week. I'm more of an expert on skateboarding but it seems like I'm taking a good route towards owning a nice bmx. Hope my reply helps. Later
It's really just preference how long your toptube is. I'm 5'5" 125 with a 20.5" toptube. Just sit on some bikes at your local shop to see which one you like best, and then order a better bike off of danscomp or albes with the same size toptube. Although I still highly recommend (sp) the six pack...