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Old 07-23-11, 12:02 PM   #1
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Getting into BMX, need a bike.

Hey guys im coming to this forum hoping for some help with getting a bmx for a complete beginner.

I've been looking through few online shops for a bmx for under (170-180) and I found this one

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I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that i might not like after few months thats why im looking for something cheap.
It would be awesome if someone could tell me if that bike is alright for a beginner.

If this bike is bad what would you suggest ?

@EDIT: Im from the UK and I will most probably be riding on the streets.

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Old 07-23-11, 07:01 PM   #2
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I really don't know much about the bike you have linked, but rather steer you in what options you might consider.

You could always search Craig's List for a rarely used bmx, may score a better deal on a 100% chromoly frame bmx for what you are looking to pay for brand new hi-ten ? That way you don't like bmx, you can sell it off on CL just the same ? With CL, you could really get a Wal-Mart level bmx for next to nothing if trying one out is what you're really uneasy about for a long term or higher dollar purchase. You could almost give a $ 25-50 bmx as a donation for a tax writeoff when or even if you decide to upgrade ?

BTW, this one is the same price, 2010 model, but has 48 spoke wheels not 36 spokes, the entire frame is chromoly.

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...?query=saracen

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Old 07-24-11, 09:45 AM   #3
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I really don't know much about the bike you have linked, but rather steer you in what options you might consider.

You could always search Craig's List for a rarely used bmx, may score a better deal on a 100% chromoly frame bmx for what you are looking to pay for brand new hi-ten ? That way you don't like bmx, you can sell it off on CL just the same ? With CL, you could really get a Wal-Mart level bmx for next to nothing if trying one out is what you're really uneasy about for a long term or higher dollar purchase. You could almost give a $ 25-50 bmx as a donation for a tax writeoff when or even if you decide to upgrade ?

BTW, this one is the same price, 2010 model, but has 48 spoke wheels not 36 spokes, the entire frame is chromoly.

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...?query=saracen
Thanks for the reply. Is that scorpion company well known?
Also people are saying that the frame is very heavy for a Chromly frame. Is it possible that it's a very cheap type of the metal and that its heavy/unreliable?
Another thing that's weird is that the 2011 Scorpion Scourge is more expensive and has a hi-ten frame...

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I think you have it backwards, the 2010 Scorpion is the 100% chromoly and the Saracen is hi ten. The Scorpion model converted to US Dollars was $ 411 vs the Saracen being $ 371, but both are reduced to $ 274.

http://www.evanscycles.com/categorie...d=&per_page=20

Just an example though of rarely used CL, (you can check your area):

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/bik/2496326430.html
http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bik/2504877146.html

Anyway, you can see there are several bike options.
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I know that the scorpion is chromly but the Q&A says that its aprox. 29lbs and the Saracen (hi-ten) is aprox 27lbs which i find kind of dodgy.

Also i dont think people use CL in UK because theres no bmx's on there in my area
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