Join Date: Feb 2008
Bikes: '01 Fisher Joshua F3. '89 Master... I don't let go of bikes easily.
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BMX or a single speed
I'd go BMX.. something with a rotor, and some hybrid tires. BMX bike will be much cheaper.
I guess it also depends on what kind of trails you have around there, if any, and if you wanna jump stuff and pull tricks or just go real fast.
I ride both BMX and mtn bikes, and both are fun, but you have to think about how you like to ride, and what kind of $ you got. A decent mtn bike is gonna run you at least $700 or more for something old. BMX, you can get something good for around $200 or so, used.
The other consideration is this: BMX riders like to take a shovel into some woods and build some jumps, maybe a track, or hang out in town and ride street; in other words, kinda hang around the same area, and use mostly man-made stuff to ride on. You can also have more fun screwing around in the driveway/parking lot with a BMX bike than you can with a mtn bike. Mtn bikers like to run trails mostly, or take drops, ride across logs, etc; nature-made stuff. XC is the most popular, which means your heading in the trail, and going on a bit of an excursion. You got a helmet on, hydro-pack, flat tire and tools kit, etc.