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Old 05-23-06, 10:22 AM   #1
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looking for a 26in bmx new school

there was a army green one on here a while back, and can't find it. what are the options for an out of the box 26in bmx?
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I think a 26" BMX might just be a SS MTB. But, I could be wrong.

Haro makes a 24" BMX. I had one a few years back. I rode street on it.

http://www.harobikes.com/2006/bmx/x24.php
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redline monocog?

it is more of an mtb but i have one and it is awesome!
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Are you referring to the Volume Sledge Hammer? http://www.volumebikes.com/bikes-sh.html

The green one is pictured in their News section. http://www.volumebikes.com/index.html
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what's the attraction to bmx?
no hate, but aside from the ability to do tricks and massive bunny hops, what's the attraction?
Coming from road/track is seems I would go insane because I ride bikes to go places and to go places fast.
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Sycip makes one. You're going to pay through the nose for it though.
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what's the attraction to bmx?
no hate, but aside from the ability to do tricks and massive bunny hops, what's the attraction?
Coming from road/track is seems I would go insane because I ride bikes to go places and to go places fast.
Road and track cycling are a world apart from BMX, and you can't judge BMX from it any better than a baseball player could judge BMX from their baseball perspective. I've done both (cycling and BMX) and street BMX is way more amenable to just plain old having fun, if you have friends that are into it with you. And it takes far more advantage of urban environemnts than other kinds of cycling. However, its definately not a transportation activity, but its more about what you said...tricks and massive bunnyhops, and this of course has spawned a whole subculture around itself. The stuff that top BMX riders are doing these days is extremely difficult and physically and mentally demanding and they deserve a lot of respect..way more respect than any fixed gear antics.
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get a chwenny-fo if you want it to feel like a big kids bmx. A 26" bmx is just an urban/ dirt jump SS mountain bike. Kona, specialilzed, .243, evil, etc. all make dirt jump/ urban frames of some repute.
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The stuff that top BMX riders are doing these days are very difficult and deserve a lot of respect..way more respect than any fixed gear antics.
Yeah, impressive from a tricks/freestyle perspective, but that's like saying baseball is way more impressive than equestrian. They're not taking BMX bikes and racing them on the track.
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Road and track cycling are a world apart from BMX, and you can't judge BMX from it any better than a baseball player could judge BMX from their baseball perspective. I've done both (cycling and BMX) and street BMX is way more amenable to just plain old having fun, if you have friends that are into it with you. And it takes far more advantage of urban environemnts than other kinds of cycling. However, its definately not a transportation activity, but its more about what you said...tricks and massive bunnyhops, and this of course has spawned a whole subculture around itself. The stuff that top BMX riders are doing these days is extremely difficult and physically and mentally demanding and they deserve a lot of respect..way more respect than any fixed gear antics.
I'd rather skate and thrash it up.
It's weird people say Austin is the unofficial capital of bmx riding. I mean it is true that I see more bmxers than anyone and there are bmx parks here. BMXers rid eoutside me and my roommate's workplaces every day..
I should befriend a bmx'er and see if I could try it out.
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thanks! take it off any sweet jumps?



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Yeah, impressive from a tricks/freestyle perspective, but that's like saying baseball is way more impressive than equestrian. They're not taking BMX bikes and racing them on the track.
No..I didn't say it was more impressive than track racing..its a totally different sport. You can't compare a track star to a BMX star..different talents altogether. What I meant was that BMX tricks are way more impressive than fixed gear antics..like trackstanding or skidding...those just are not challening tricks as far as BMX is concerned. Moreover, such fixed gear antics have very little to do with track racing or the case of trackstanding they are just basic track skills and not something you would judge a track racer by.
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I'd rather skate and thrash it up.
It's weird people say Austin is the unofficial capital of bmx riding. I mean it is true that I see more bmxers than anyone and there are bmx parks here. BMXers rid eoutside me and my roommate's workplaces every day..
I should befriend a bmx'er and see if I could try it out.
Funny. Back when I was BMXing, I had friends who skated and some that biked and some that did both. I never could really get into skating as much as I tried...it was always just BMX for me. On the other hand, several of my skater friends just didn't ever get the hole BMX thing either. I didn't matter..we all rode the same ramps and stree obstacles. To each his own...but yeah skating and BMX go hand-in-hand more than BMX and cycling.
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what's the attraction to bmx?
For me it's WALLRIDES!


I agree about getting there fast and all. I hated riding from spot to spot. But once you got there it was time to thow down.
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www.firemansbikes.com


26" BMX frames. Roughly 1/2 the price of the Sycip.

Also SE and a couple other companies make 26" cruiser (as in, cruiser class) bikes. DK makes/made the General Lee.

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No..I didn't say it was more impressive than track racing..its a totally different sport. You can't compare a track star to a BMX star..different talents altogether. What I meant was that BMX tricks are way more impressive than fixed gear antics..like trackstanding or skidding...those just are not challening tricks as far as BMX is concerned. Moreover, such fixed gear antics have very little to do with track racing or the case of trackstanding they are just basic track skills and not something you would judge a track racer by.
Well then we're on the same page. All is right in the world between Minkah and Mihlbach.
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26" BMX frames. Roughly 1/3 the price of the Sycip.
ahhhh you had to mention the Firemans Texas Cruzer. It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.

Mikorp, I found the Sledgehammer over at Danscomp. Their asking only $349.
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Yeah, impressive from a tricks/freestyle perspective, but that's like saying baseball is way more impressive than equestrian. They're not taking BMX bikes and racing them on the track.
Sure they are, it's just a different track.
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I ended up getting one at cost because we need it for a photo project, and volume was on top of it! thanks!

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