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Old 07-14-07, 01:26 PM   #1
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Get a BMX?

I'm considering getting a BMX! I would like to have one to do some tricks, and for the lighter weight.

I currently ride a full suspension K2 Attack bike with discs, and would like to upgrade the forks to some Marzocchi 130mm travel ones.

I ride downhill mountain, trail, dirt road, and some street[road] riding.

My question is, would a bmx be ok for this type of riding?

Also, can I take a mountain bike into skate/BMX parks without problems riding?

My price range is 200-300. the problems I have with a BMX, is when I tried my friends Iron Horse BMx[$200]
I had a hard time steering it, and hopping over gaps like i usually can on my MTB.

So, should i get a BMX, or upgrade my current MTB?
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Old 07-15-07, 04:41 AM   #2
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A full suspension mtb would be really bad in a park. I would definitely point and laugh with my freinds. And of course a bmx felt weird to you, its totally different geometry. If you are a moutain biker who never rode a bmx since you were 8, your better off getting a black market frame and building it up. You can use some spare mtb parts on that frame and be somewaht budget minded and have fun.
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Old 07-15-07, 07:20 AM   #3
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Mathblaster is hella right.

BlkMrkt makes some nice stuff and if i'm correct it's basically S&M.
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Old 07-15-07, 07:48 AM   #4
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Thanks! So, it's better to buy a frame and build it up than buying a premade Iron Horse bike?

I often find old, abandoned bikes. I saw a black BMX with no grip, no chain, rusted everywhere, when i was biking. It was there for a few months now, and has a small cable lock on it. Should I get someone with a car to take me there and get it?

For some reason, whenever I see pictures of $600 BMX bikes on the forums, I can't tell the differance from a $200 BMx bike?

I looked at the frame, and its a bit expensive, considering my friends do tricks[stall, bunny hop, tire spin, 360 spini off a jump] with a $200 iron horse bike. I'm considering the bmx for school/friends riding, and tthe MTB for more serious offroad.
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