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Old 01-12-11, 11:17 AM   #1
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Am I too big to ride a BMX?

I'm 6' 215 lbs.

There's any empty lot next to my house that I could build some jumps in, so I was thinking about getting a BMX bike to play around with.
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Old 01-12-11, 03:33 PM   #2
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Pro rider,Robbie Morales...


In other words,no. Look at his videos on youtube. He's big compared to skinny riders like me but the guy is a beast.
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Old 01-12-11, 11:10 PM   #3
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Dud Rob O is huge. And he's good. he can keep up with so many of the smaller, skinnier riders.
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Old 01-12-11, 11:50 PM   #4
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I'm 6' 215 lbs.

There's any empty lot next to my house that I could build some jumps in, so I was thinking about getting a BMX bike to play around with.
You're smaller than a couple of guys who were doing pretty good in racing, in the 90s. Gary Ellis (The Lumberjack) and Charles Townsend (Amtrack) were both over six feet tall, and if I remember right, both were fairly burly powerhouses.
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Old 01-13-11, 09:12 AM   #5
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I would say you're too big at all, just be ready to replace spindles and axles a little more often that us small guys

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Old 01-22-11, 04:58 AM   #6
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I'm 6'1" and have about 25 lbs on you, so no you are not too big.

None of us big guys are every gonna dominate tech bmx but whatever.
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6' 3" 260 and I race Cruiser from time to time. My pal Brian Green (former east coast Expert) still races at about 3 bills on 20" and Cruiser. You may want to consider a pump track and throw a couple jumps in for fun. Just an idea.
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