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    FGFS to learn basic tricks

    I have a feeling I'm gonna get flamed for this but oh well. I tried to find relevant information but couldn't....

    As much as I'd like to immerse myself in FGFS and 180 down stairs, I'm committed to motorcycle stuntriding and am just interested in learning some basic balance skills, not becoming pro.

    Question is... I want a FGFS bike that can handle the basic tricks I wanna learn but not looking to spend tons of money. The bike is going to ridden 95% in a parking lot to practise simple flatland tricks so no commuting or hard riding.


    Could I get by with a cheaper model FGFS bike like a SE draft for $300 if all I plan on learning is simple tricks, nothing that's gonna put too much stress on the bike?

    Tricks I'm referring to are wheelies, skids, seatstands, backwards circles, maybe keo spins and rolling backwards. No intentions of jumping stairs or doing any real grinds.


    My budget is around $300-600

    Here's an example of the kinda tricks I wanna do:
    AC Farias - Fixed Bike 28.08.2011 - YouTube
    Fixed tricks acfarias - YouTube

    And here's the bike I was considering:
    SE Draft CLEAN! 300 obo - Ontario Bikes For Sale - Kijiji Ontario Canada.
    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1428762/

    Appreciate the help, sorry for the long post!
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    Really?! Over a 100 people viewed this thread and nobody can say if a cheap FGFS bike would be adequate for basic tricks?...tough crowd! lol
    Last edited by Grod; 03-16-14 at 12:45 PM.

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    This section of the forum is pretty much dead. If you just want something to play around in a parking lot, I'd say you're fine getting just about anything, and throwing some bigger tires on there.

    While I'm sure this is great for balance, more time in the lot on your stunt piece is going to make you a better stunt rider, not playing on a bicycle. I rode for a while, and it just takes time, the BP on a bicycle isn't going to be the same as one on a 600cc sportbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    This section of the forum is pretty much dead. If you just want something to play around in a parking lot, I'd say you're fine getting just about anything, and throwing some bigger tires on there.

    While I'm sure this is great for balance, more time in the lot on your stunt piece is going to make you a better stunt rider, not playing on a bicycle. I rode for a while, and it just takes time, the BP on a bicycle isn't going to be the same as one on a 600cc sportbike.
    Alright thanks for clearing that up and letting me know I can get away with a cheaper bike to do what I want to learn, good to hear.

    Yea I hear what you saying, I agree for the most part. The bikes just to screw around with and have some fun when I'm at the lot with the other bikes. It's definitely not going to make a huge difference but I think improving my balance on any one or two wheels will probably help regardless.

    Appreciate the response though, you've saved me a few dollars in the future for sure! Cheers!

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