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)?
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.
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.
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.