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Old 05-14-05, 10:37 AM
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Cruisers?

For you guys that race cruisers why do you and not a 20 in bike? I am asking because I think I would be more comfotabel on a biger bike. Thanks
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cruisers are USUALLY riden by older people...i think....there are some younger people that do it...most of those people race in other 20" categories too like Mike Day...he races in both Cruiser and Pro class
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I have a cruiser since it feels better than a 20" to me, and I'm not to the point of needing a 20" for what I do.

Also, why the hell do you have all those question marks on your topic? it just makes you look like a ******, in case you were convinced otherwise.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I have a cruiser since it feels better than a 20" to me, and I'm not to the point of needing a 20" for what I do.

Also, why the hell do you have all those question marks on your topic? it just makes you look like a ******, in case you were convinced otherwise.
um...there are alot of people that ride BMX on 24" cruisers and i have even seem some old guys riding cruisers at the local Vans Skatepark (when it was still there[R.I.P]) doing the same stuff everone else did...so if you have the right 24" Frame/bike you can ride skatepark/dirt/vert/race....
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Well, I meant more along the lines of needing a 20" bike for wheel strength, grinding and such. Pegs on a racing cruiser would be dumb...
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because they are fun.
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Originally Posted by kwhord
because they are fun.
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i remember seeing this guy at the banks with a cruiser. he fell trying to drop in off the sub-box, and later he tried to jump the stairs, and he crashed into the pole
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There are suck-a$$ riders on 20' too. Riding a cruiser does not a suck-a$$ rider make.
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Originally Posted by kwhord
Riding a cruiser does not a suck-a$$ rider make.
Translate to english
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That is a perfectly valid statement of the english language. It is not a device that is used much in our times. Read slowly and carefully, it will start to roll off of your tounge. Perhaps try it with a different subject: Sex with childeren does not a pedophile make.

See how nice it sounds?

Ask your english teacher, they'll set you straight...

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Cruisers are a bit more stable than 20" bikes, but traditionally bigger guys have gone for cruisers because 20" bikes were too small, that's not as much of a problem these days as you can get 20" bikes with top tubes up to 22".
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To answer your question, you should ride a 20" with a longer frame, and try a cruiser as well. At our track, there's a few kids racing cruisers, but it's mostly the Masters guys on cruisers. And some of the older women too. I'd say 8 out of 10 in the over 30 crowd race cruisers. I have a Haro and my wife has a Felt. We both prefer the 24" wheels over the 20", but I'm certain that unless you're unusually tall, you would be able to get comfortable on either. A 24" is harder to race on some tracks.

For the d!ckheads that have reading comprehension problems, he specifically asked about racing, not freestyle. If you have no experience racing, or riding cruisers in general, what can you contribute?
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I RACE a Specialized Hemi Cruiser and also have a Hemi Pro 20" as well. I am pushing 40 years old and over 200lbs. The Cruiser allows me more space to move around and not feel quite as cramped. It is not quite as flickable as my 20" but it is more stable, better suited to rail the turns. Also if I were to race the 20 I would be thrown in with a bunch of 20 year olds that would flatt kick my ass every weekend.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
Well, I meant more along the lines of needing a 20" bike for wheel strength, grinding and such. Pegs on a racing cruiser would be dumb...
you cant race bmx with pegs...your axles can only be 1 inch out front the axle nuts...or something like that...so pegs arent an issue
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Well, the bike is meant for racing, but I probably won't ever race. I was just talking about the type of bike it is in that last sentence in the quote.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
Well, the bike is meant for racing, but I probably won't ever race. I was just talking about the type of bike it is in that last sentence in the quote.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
I RACE a Specialized Hemi Cruiser and also have a Hemi Pro 20" as well. I am pushing 40 years old and over 200lbs. The Cruiser allows me more space to move around and not feel quite as cramped. It is not quite as flickable as my 20" but it is more stable, better suited to rail the turns. Also if I were to race the 20 I would be thrown in with a bunch of 20 year olds that would flatt kick my ass every weekend.
You should be in the Masters, where you have a choice of 20" or 24", and everyone is over 30.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
You should be in the Masters, where you have a choice of 20" or 24", and everyone is over 30.
At least here at the local level there is no such thing as a masters. If you want to race a cruiser then you race the cruiser class. Our cruiser class pretty much covers all ages in one moto. Bmx racing is not real big in Memphis.
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I may be in for some hurtin' when I return to the states. If I have to race against kids, it won't be any fun. Is your cruiser class mostly older racers?
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Our tracks cruiser class is mostly 30 year olds up to mid 40's. Keep in mind our track is pretty low key. Its all fun. Really no one cares who wins or loses. I don't think thats the norm though.
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Our Master's class is populated by at least 2 ex-Australia National champs, 1 Australia Trials Motorcycle champ, and one Australia Quad champ. They take their racing very seriously. If there's any 3 of them on the gate, it splits the race into 2. You've got those three racing close race for 123, and the rest of us fighting over 4th place. I'm just there for fun, as we also sell a heap of BMX gear at the track each weekend.

I have the Haro Group 1 Sx 24, a Felt Sector 24, our titanium tandem MTB, 2 custom framesets (hardtail and softy) and a Cannondale CAAD3 which was built as a Volvo team replica a few years ago. I'd like to add a Velomobile and a chopper to the mix in the near future.
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