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    Im New, HELP.

    Aright so I know something like this has been posted before, but I haven't found my exact question yet in any of my searches, so here it is. I'm 15, pretty good on a bike, though I don't have much experience in bmx and tricks, I have a really heavy 5 or 6 year old Free Agent Airstrike, and seeing all these bikers at the local skatepark, its got me REALLY wanting to get good at tricks and stuff, but I feel like I'm being held back by the weight of my bike, I can bunny hop like, half a foot lol, and when you land a jump or something, you hear the frame go *CLINK* even on a small jump. Everyone I know, and I agree, says that my bike's REALLY heavy,and I know my bike's supposed to be a "freestyle" bike, but I've never seen one this heavy, anyways I haven't weighed it (Cause I don't know how to, I don't have any scales big enough), but so I'm wondering if it really is heavy for a bmx bike, since I've heard that bmx bikes are supposed to be sorta heavy steel so its durable, but I'm not sure if I need a bike THAT heavy, anyone know how heavy a 2002ish FA Airstrike weighs? And if it is heavier than normal, what kind of bmx bike would you recommend for doing some bmxing, and just street riding too thats nice and light, but not like crappy you know(in a price range of about $100-$500)?

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    i beleive the intregal bel-air is in your range. i dont feel like looking it up though

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    Yah I know what that is, one of my friends had it, but he moved away right after he got it, so I never really got a chance to try it out, really recommend it?

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    id get it. perfect components

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    He can't afford the newer Bel-Air with that amount of cash... fit team bikes are decent
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    ride waht you have till it breaks

    and stop complaining about weight
    5000

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    If you REALLY want to weight it, get a normal scale and weigh yourself. Then hold onto the bike and get back on. Then, if you can, subtract the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fed3ral
    Then, if you can
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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    ride waht you have till it breaks

    and stop complaining about weight
    Word brahhh.

    But if you're going to ***** and complain about it like a little girl...go ahead a get the Integral Bel Air, DK Four Pack or one of the Fit Flow completes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
    Word brahhh.

    But if you're going to ***** and complain about it like a little girl...go ahead a get the Integral Bel Air, DK Four Pack or one of the Fit Flow completes.
    Id go with a DK 4pack

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    Out of those three bikes you'd go with the Four Pack? Just... why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Out of those three bikes you'd go with the Four Pack? Just... why?
    A little something called his uhhh Price Range?

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    It's just the lowest priced out of those three.
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    4 pack - $469
    Bel Air - $679
    Fit - $644 (for a flow)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    It's just the lowest priced out of those three.
    exactly, and his max price is 500$. If a bike cost more than that it is out of the picture.

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    He said "about" that much. Stolen Heater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    He said "about" that much. Stolen Heater.
    I cant say anything about stolen. I've never actually seen one in person.

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    Stolen makes pretty good completes... and the WTP completes are supposed to be pretty good as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Stolen makes pretty good completes... and the WTP completes are supposed to be pretty good as well.
    My friend rides a WTP Daredevil and its a tank, but it hold up well.
    My other friend got a fairly expensive felt complete, and it broke like no other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fed3ral
    If you REALLY want to weight it, get a normal scale and weigh yourself. Then hold onto the bike and get back on. Then, if you can, subtract the two.
    Haha omg I'm so stupid I didn't think of that, okay well I just weighed it.... haha... it weighs 38lb.... that is a bit heavy isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_Suck_At_BMX
    Id go with a DK 4pack
    I'm looking at those right now, and I'm seriously considering one, they look really nice, and it's exactly in my prefered price range, and its almost 10 pounds lighter than my bike.

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    yeh
    u want something about 32 and under
    and yes i understand the weight thing can piss u off. but i dont really recomend u getting a super nice bike before u can do tricks. go to your park. learn some stuff. then get a bike that can help u progress with. eastern jane might work great for u. or one of the fit flows.

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    The fit flows are out of his price range by nearly $150. AS for eastern, I would never ride a bike from a company that would cut holes through a frame, then sell it to thier customers to use. The DK is not a Pro level bike, but it is far better than a entry level bike. The 6 pack is a great starter bike and the four pack is better than that so he will be fine.

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    Yah thats what I was thinking, I know I should learn some stuff first, and all the bikes I'm looking at between $250 and $450 are 32 at the highest. And just a quick question, how do the 6 and 8 pack compare to the 4?

    EDIT: Oh nvm lol, ic. And yah, I'm looking for something just above entry.

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    8 pack is pretty shi**y.
    6 pack is on of the most recomended starter bikes
    4 pack is better than the 6 pack

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    you would be fine on a 6 pack, but you get what you pay for. A 6 pack might be better for now, but you would probably have to replace less stuff further down the road on a four pack.

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