I have a pretty cheap bike (about $100) i don't do real big tricks just manuals, wheelies, endos stuff like that. i was wondering what i could do to lighten it a little with out costing me major $$. also the bike has steel rims but i bet there probably junk compared to what u guys have. so what kind of rims should i look into that wont cost alot of money. do u think i should even replace them. i have only had my bike for a week but i am sure eventually the rims will crap out. (starting in spring i might go to the skate/bike park and i might go off some 3 foot ramps.
Seriously, check out some femco aluminum rims. I ride and jump with them fairly often, and they hold up well under my 210 pound body. They're really light too.
As for picking on guys(or kids) that possibly can't afford a $300+ bike, it's pretty sickening. You should ashamed, IMHO. What's wrong with improving on what you have, if you can't afford to start over?,,,,BD
I'm not going to fall into this "You gotta have this rim" You gotta run this 110psi tire" "You gotta do this, Or it ain't worth *****" mentality for you. I ride what I ride. I don't ride an $800, 45 pound, 3 inch tubed bike. I jump my bike, and they have not broken them, that should be good enough. If I can't break them at 210lbs, a 13 year old isn't likely to unless he runs off the rafters of his house onto the driveway.,,,,BD