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I was wondering if any bigger dudes road BMX? I am 6ft ~250 lbs and have always wanted to get into bmx, but not to do anything insane, just basic tricks and ****. Is it even possible for a guy my size to be riding these bikes? Any suggestions for bikes that would work for me? I ride a mountains bike now.
I just got back into riding and I'm 6'2" 220. I'm riding a 20.75", its not bad but I think move to a 21 at least in a bit. Also, if your taller, I feel bigger bars help, don't have to hunch so much. I've been getting my hops back and can do a little over 1ft and do 180's. Just takes some time, but I'm sure you'll be fine. And yeah, like fuzzy said get full chromo and no ti axles, etc.
I was pretty much out of riding for ten years, except for skatepark advocacy and making videos. I went from 125 pounds to 280 pounds. I've been back into riding daily for the last two months and am down to 220 last time I checked. I am only 5'9" though.
Bikes are so crazy much stronger now, and ridiculously lighter, except for the extreme weight weenie stuff. My last bike was 52 pounds and my new one is 27 and takes more abuse. I don't know if you'd be too happy with the 18" or whatever size fly simple frame I have, but I always liked flatland frames even though I ride mostly mini and spines.
I was at a skate/bike park in Allen Texas today and talked to a guy riding a Origin 8 Interrogator. He was dropping into the deep bowls and riding very smooth. Said it easier to manual on the bigger bike. He was about 6 and 200.
He told me to look at the Eastern Traildigger 24 or 26 as a good complete bike on a budget. I am 6 and close to 250
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