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Location: Gainesville,FL / USA
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Getting into BMX. A few questions about the market.
Hey people I've just recently been overtaken by a huge desire to get into BMX. The sport is so stylish..kinda like MTB trials, but..rigid! So I'm getting really interested in BMX, and my brother says that it can't really be explained. That it's something I just have to try out and see for myself whether or not I like it. And I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the bikes are pretty inexpensive! So hopefully if I get enough money for Christmas I'll be able to get one. I'd be looking at the $250-$300 range.
I've got some questions though.....
~~Frame material. Besides weight, what's the difference between cromoly and aluminum frames? Is one more practical for a certain type of riding?
~~Cost difference. There aren't really a whole lot of components to a BMX bike, and that's a large part of its appeal to me. So when I see a bike that's more expensive than another, what can I safely infer that difference to mean?
~~Tires. In the bike shops I see come bikes with completely different tread patterns between the front and back tires. What's the deal here? Is that for a certain type of riding?
Just wondering. Thanks in advance.