I've always wanted a BMX bike but have never felt comfortable on one cause I'm 6'4". But I now see this big ripper and I totally want one. I know it's not a BMX in the traditional sense, but it looks like it might be what I'm looking for. I don't want to do any crazy freestyle tricks of flatland stuff. I just want to cruise the sidewalks and hop up and down curbs and learn to ride a manual. This bike should be adequate for that right?
I forgot to mention, I was also considering the Volume Sledgehammer as another choice. Does either bike have an advantage over the other? Dissadvantages?
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I rode the Big ripper ,It is a nice bike.I could not manual it though.
Those big 29 inch wheels Flexed alot.Get the Sledge hammer.
There is one on Ebay right now for sale.
I had a Thursday 26 inch that I could Manual,But sold it.
Thanks for the input. Is the issue of not being able to manual the big ripper common for everyone? Or just that the wheels flexed to much for you causing issues with keeping the wheel in the air? Sorry if it's a stupid question. I'm not familiar with bmx at all.
29" wheels just flex they are not good for any tricks! My buddy rides a 29" MTB and has them trued all the time and he does nothing real hard to bend them, he is currently saving for a custome handbuilt set that will cost almost twice as much as the bike.