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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
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Distance and BMX don't mix!
Originally Posted by travorski
i'm new to bmx..i've read a lot about it but still i'm confused with what bike i'll buy for myself..
i want a bike that's durable, fast, and could be used in long distance riding..
i don't want to use a mountain bike cause its got so many stuff, it's more complicated, and more expensive..
please help me...
tnx a lot!..
Howdy, well BMX is usually a 20 inch wheeled, "single speed" bicycle are you sure you don't mean MTB for Mountain bike?? BMX bikes are made to race on short moto-X style race tracks or run around with your friends in the local area. If you want to go long distances, you'll WANT the multi-speed bicycles, either a Mountain bicycle or a Road bicycle, jmho.
Jamis bicycles makes a MTB without "any" supension, it's a X1-Trail, it's about as inexpensive as a MTB get's but if your not into "heavy single" track off road riding, it would do decent getting you out to do more distance riding and yet still handle dirt paths and mellow single track. I know the ultra-MTB riders here will poo-poo the X1-Trail but you wanted inexpensive, some off road capability and a bicycle that you could do some distance riding on, That would be my choice.
If your budget won't let you buy at a LBS (local bicycle shop), then pick up a RoadMaster Mnt. Sport SX at Wal-Mart, take it to a LBS and have them do a "tune-up" on it, (it's worth every dime you'll spend as Dept. Store Assemblers SUCK!). Due to having severe financial problems at the moment, that's what I did. It will get to riding till you can get a "Much Better" bicycle in the future. Hope this helps.
B.J. (Old & Poor MTB'er) Ondo
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
Last edited by bjjoondo; 12-19-08 at 02:51 PM.