Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
I know lots of girls wh bmx. They love it. Depends on what you want to do. For commuting or regular use (like on real trails) a mtb is the best choice. For tricks, showing off and usage in park and dj's bmx is the way to go. Two different beasts for two totally different things
For a girl check www.wofbmx.com and shoot Kimix an email (tell her I sent you)... Then decide what you will have the most fun doing. There are several girls who totally rip (ice pick on a ten foot wall anyone?) and there are girls who suck, but have fun in their suckage.
But, riding is about riding. Not about meeting boys. If you are looking to meet guys, please go mountain bike... Okay, that's harsh, but really - riding is about riding, not image. If you are having fun doing it, do what makes you happy.
Ride whatever suits you. It all depends on the type of cycling you want to do. Make sure the bike fits you correctly though. Case in point, I'm quite small, and I've ridden a BMX quite comfortably. I liked the handling of the BMX compared to an MTB, but missed the gears. Rode dirt city park trails. Borrowed an MTB once. Not for me. The rest of the time I spent on my road bike. I now ride a recumbent.
Mtb are mountain\ dirt bikes, bmx you can do dirt\ urban riding.
So it might come down to terrain.? If I lived in a major city I'd get some crazy LeToy or the like.
Ride up walls to avoid the city flotsam.
A diff angle is that a mtb can be set up to do some distance riding.?
Last edited by jeff williams; 09-29-04 at 07:42 PM.
Rootbeer Bullit, stock......soon to be a transgold V10 w/shivers
Well, in the end it really comes down to do you have the money to build up a nice mtb? I was gunna build up a mtb for dirt/park/street at it was around $1500...I could get the Eastern I want for like $300. Both are fun....but mtb's are more versatile.
thought i'd thorw in a quick comment, as said ......really depends on what you want to do, i've got a road racing bike, MTB and BMX
If distance = get a bike with gears.
Fun = get a BMX.
I live 15 mins ride from the nearest off road trail for MTB, in UK getting darker earlier this time of year, so finish work @ 5-30, home @6, dark@7, BMX i'm out riding in 1 min, MTB time limited.....
* bmx wins hands down for fun, got it 3 weeks ago and road/mtb not riden since.......
* although as I type/think about it, i'm off all 3 due to a torn shoulder muscle from being 30 and not doing ' muscle stamina exercises' according to my doc., press ups and sit ups, 20 building up to 50 of each a day he's advised
It sounds like a mountain bike is the best choice for overall biking, whether you are male or female. It seems like they can be ridden just about anywhere. Can it be ridden in the city if it's not used exclusively for commuting?
Yes, you can ride city, or whatever. You may want a less knobbed tire if you are on ashpalt. Almost all new mtb frames are inclined down to the seattube, girlie bikes...its a good design feature for when the bike is on an extreme incline.
The best place to start is finding the type of frame geometry you need, there are many different styles of mtb, all with specific terrain in mind. I would generally say the 'traditional' mtb is now called XC.
If you don't have big cash, go simple..a HT, no rear suspension. Also many cyclists go through bikes like yesterdays news, a bike store with trade in policy are often stocked with HQ older bikes that are just great, minor scratch, new saddle...good price.