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Old 04-23-16, 09:45 AM
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BMX bike for cruising around?

Hey guys, new to the forums. I've been looking into buying a bike to ride around to the park, store, ect. I owned about 2 bikes in my lifetime. The last one I owned which I loved, was a 2002 Mongoose Ace (which was stolen) from toys r us. I was only 10 when I bought it at the time and was only 5" 2. I'm 24 now and 5" 11. I was originally looking into a hybrid for longer distances, but it seems I can get good distance with a bmx but will be more of a workout. I also like how much control I have over the bike compared to hybrid or mountain bikes.

Would it be silly to get a BMX for my needs? Any recommendations would be great. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-16, 10:17 AM
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They are pretty small, seeing adults ride them even old school bmx pros looks funny. I thought about getting one, figured they would be fine on light trails. There are some hybrid types that shift and maybe are bigger but then you might as well get a hybrid. Maybe there are bigger ones that would fit you, if you find one sure. I know one guy in california still rocks and fixes up old low riders. I saw a low rider in suburban upstate NY the other day. He had a spare wheel on the 'trunk' and everything. Looked like a grown man on it. Some of the commercials for the nice bmx bikes have adultish looking certainly young adults doing tricks on them so its possible. At that point too you're better off with i forget the name trick jumping, where they go up on logs and other obstacles and just hop around from one ledge to the next. They have special bikes like bmx with no seat just for hopping. 'We the people' look like cool skate shop type bikes but there are a bunch of quality brands.

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Old 04-25-16, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mclebron23 View Post

Would it be silly to get a BMX for my needs? Any recommendations would be great. Thanks.
yes --- your too tall to use a BMX for a cruiser unless its a 26" cruiser which are made by several manufacturers , SE is one, SubRosa maybe, Volume Sledgehammer or Hessian, Taj Fairdale
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Old 04-26-16, 06:42 AM
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I would suggest Mountain Bike then. My friends recommended a good read when I was looking for a bicycle wayback. You can check www.bikemag.com, www.bicycleadvisor.com and www.trekbikes.com for more tips and advise. It's really a big help asking for suggestions and reading reviews before buying something. Hope I will be able to help you with these.
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Old 04-26-16, 11:07 PM
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I'm 5'10" and I ride BMX for cruising and long distance rides, just make your seatpost high enough for you and you can cruise. It's all about setup.
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feeling bad to hear that your one bike has been stolen, just move on things happen. you can go few places to know about them like www.bicycling.com and www.bestcruiserbikereview.com
Visit them they have very good reviews, learn and know more what you really need.
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First of all there are literally thousands(probably millions)that ride BMX bikes well into their 50's and 60's. You're not too old or tall to ride a BMX. You won't be sitting down and pedaling unless you want to run your seat ridiculously high. You could look at 24" and 26" bikes - seat would still be up a bit on 24. They make 22" BMX bikes now too although there aren't that many complete options out there yet, same for wheels and tires.
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