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akrider 06-08-08 10:31 PM

Hey guys, my brother and I are wanting to get back into BMX riding. We used to ride several years ago. So much has changed since then. The "Rad Racing" days, haha. We are wanting to get some bikes for doing flat land tricks and learning some new ones. We are looking at the MirraCo bikes, the black pearl II and the project 18. I think that is what it's called.

I am 5'9" and about 150 lbs. Not too sure about the 18 in. frame? Thinking that it's going to be too small. Probably seems really stupid to you guys but this is why I am asking. I am open to other brands and models. What do you guys think? We are wanting something light (obviously), but there are all sorts of new brands out there that I haven't heard of before. Guidance would be much appreciated. Oh price range. I don't want to spend more then $650. Thanks in advance for the help and advice.

Street rider 06-17-08 12:45 PM

dont do an 18 in. frame. for a dude you size ( and mine too) then you need to go at least 20.5. thats your best bet. and always stick to something chromoly

whodoescare 06-18-08 07:41 PM

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/722444944.html

http://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/713639802.html

there are my 2 choices. im looking for something cheap (price wise) but something nice to ride around town and maybe the occasional off-road. the lighter the better. im not a great rider but i can bunny hop im around 6' and weigh around 180. i read anything under $200 is worthless, and the Z1 is there, but for a leisure ride around town (no big tricks) and a small budget it shouldnt be that bad. any ideas?

live4muzic2 06-19-08 12:17 PM

You cant hop 6'.

Both bikes are junk.

censored-life 06-19-08 08:24 PM

Hey I am a mountain biker and have been for a while now, I've been looking at bmx bikes for a combination ofstreet jumping and flatland I am 6'1 150 pounds and I do not have a price cap. Any reccomendations will help Thanks.

bmx2478 06-19-08 08:42 PM

Fit flow street.
Doooo it!

ascend 06-20-08 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live4muzic2 (Post 6909208)
You cant hop 6'.

he said he's 6', not that he can hop 6'. lern2read

live4muzic2 06-20-08 04:53 PM

And you cant write lol.

b3nsonx 06-23-08 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChristAir (Post 6617361)
3)Don't buy an aluminum bike for tricks.

So im thinking that aluminum is light but weak?
besides the heavy chromoly , what other materials are there?

live4muzic2 06-23-08 10:03 PM

cromo is light.

ascend 06-24-08 04:36 AM

the other material is hi-tensile steel, which is neither as strong or light as chromoly steel. that's why all the top-end bmxes are made of chromoly, and all the low-end ones are hi-ten.

censored-life 06-24-08 08:46 AM

I looked into the fit flow street and its nice however everywhere I have looked is sold out so I am trying to decide between the DK Dayton and the Eastern Element they both have 100% chromo frames, 3pc cranks and the price is relatively similar so I'm thinking its down to personal preference but is there anything I am missing?

FuzzyRyder 06-24-08 02:44 PM

Dayton hands down.

Mongoose Rider 07-13-08 06:23 AM

Mate that eastern is a good buy
persanolly i would get the eastern but that is me
u might think diffrently
Mongoose Rider

FuzzyRyder 07-13-08 09:57 AM

eastern licks ball

Street rider 07-13-08 10:16 AM

if youre not gonna get the fit, then go with the dk. ands down. im not really one for dk bikes, but theyre alright for a starting point. definently go with that over the eastern.

FuzzyRyder 07-13-08 11:49 AM

DK is a solid company.

Louisjoe 07-14-08 07:21 AM

Which BMX
 
First BMX and considering a Redline Smack - Freestyle/Jump BMX

Tektro 360deg brakes

Tri Moly Frame

X Rims

3 Piece crank

Almost new 80. secondhand. Any Tips?

Skipper Zurr 07-14-08 07:51 AM

First Bike...
 
So... My first BMX bike... Not like first time riding or anything, but yeah..
I'm not really shure what to get, im 5'1 and a half... I've been riding my friends haro, not really shure what kind, other than it has 18" wheels, he dosn't even know what kind but yeah...

I'm thinking about getting a haro Forum Partial 18" for 285.. http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/forum_18.php

But im not shure.. I could get the haro Forum Partial 20" for 295... http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/forum_20.php

I'm really not shure what kind... im a light person, weights not a problem.. so... :)

PRIMO22 07-14-08 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skipper Zurr (Post 7055498)
So... My first BMX bike... Not like first time riding or anything, but yeah..
I'm not really shure what to get, im 5'1 and a half... I've been riding my friends haro, not really shure what kind, other than it has 18" wheels, he dosn't even know what kind but yeah...

I'm thinking about getting a haro Forum Partial 18" for 285.. http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/forum_18.php

But im not shure.. I could get the haro Forum Partial 20" for 295... http://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/forum_20.php

I'm really not shure what kind... im a light person, weights not a problem.. so... :)

What is your price range?

Skipper Zurr 07-14-08 10:05 AM

Price Range
 
300 -

jamisonbaines 07-16-08 10:25 PM

so, haro s351 - dave mirra "signature pro series" @ $175....... good/bad?

i'm not into tricks or anything just wanted a legit bike to roll around from time to time.

PRIMO22 07-17-08 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamisonbaines (Post 7076092)
so, haro s351 - dave mirra "signature pro series" @ $175....... good/bad?

i'm not into tricks or anything just wanted a legit bike to roll around from time to time.

That's fine for just rolling around. Also you might want to look at a cruiser.

dmh bmx 07-17-08 02:29 PM

hey guys im looking for a good bike to buy i have a buget of about 400$ But i also want it to be light i was thinking about a haro forum intro lite bike. what do you guyies think

live4muzic2 07-17-08 02:37 PM

no.

Brakeless? http://www.danscomp.com/101669.php?cat=BIKES

brakes, http://www.danscomp.com/101671.php?cat=BIKES


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