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    Effects of BMX riding?

    I've been using my BMX to get around lately (5-15 miles/day), instead of my MTB. I've noticed a big lower back strength improvement (80+ percent of ride standing on pedals), and the high cadence is helping to build up my endurance a little, but I was wondering what thoughts you had on other detriments/benefits to come from using this as a 'commuter' bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonutz
    I've been using my BMX to get around lately (5-15 miles/day), instead of my MTB. I've noticed a big lower back strength improvement (80+ percent of ride standing on pedals), and the high cadence is helping to build up my endurance a little, but I was wondering what thoughts you had on other detriments/benefits to come from using this as a 'commuter' bike?
    i'll let you know after i finish building mine and start riding it to school everyday.

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    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
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    Detriments? Your MTB will begin to feel like a huge, heavy, bulky thing you can't stand to ride. Oh wait, that's a benefit... haha, j/k

    It's got to be a good thing, work out different muscles and spread the wear on your bikes out more.

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    More fun per mile.

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