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Old 03-29-06, 08:57 PM
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Looking for opinions on the following bikes

I used to ride a BMX a lot when I was younger and now I am getting back into it.
I am looking to buy a complete bike that I can buy from a local store within driving distance. I am looking for a bike that I can do freestyle with.
I am 6'1 and weigh 230 Lbs. so I need something durable.

The 3 brands I am looking at right now are GT, Redline and Haro.
I liked a 2005 GT Performer that I saw at a local shop. I really like the Redline Triple X bike. I also like the Haro Mirra 540.
I really dont want to spend more than 350.
Out of these three brands which one do you think would be the most durable?
Thanks,
Mike
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Old 03-29-06, 09:11 PM
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dont buy the gt or redline and the haro is the same. but for around 350 you could get a fit or a dk or a felt fuse which is a pritty good bike. can think of many bikes rite now but when i think of some ill post
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Old 03-30-06, 02:41 AM
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get a complete from www.danscomp.com
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Originally Posted by MikeDE46
I used to ride a BMX a lot when I was younger and now I am getting back into it.
I am looking to buy a complete bike that I can buy from a local store within driving distance. I am looking for a bike that I can do freestyle with.
I am 6'1 and weigh 230 Lbs. so I need something durable.

The 3 brands I am looking at right now are GT, Redline and Haro.
I liked a 2005 GT Performer that I saw at a local shop. I really like the Redline Triple X bike. I also like the Haro Mirra 540.
I really dont want to spend more than 350.
Out of these three brands which one do you think would be the most durable?
Thanks,
Mike
I have the model above the Redline Triple X. Awesome frame. If I was buying a complete, I'd probably buy a DK or a Hoffman.
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Old 03-30-06, 06:53 PM
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Define "durable" and "freestyle" for us first, and ignore the bad advice. At your weight, you want a full cro-mo frame. If you're jumping and grinding, 48 spokes and 14mm axles are nice.

Beerman will probably offer some advice once you give some more details.
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Old 03-30-06, 10:12 PM
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No, actually I'm just going to hold off until someone says something really ignorant, and then I'm going to go Gestapo on their ass.
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Old 03-31-06, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
No, actually I'm just going to hold off until someone says something really ignorant, and then I'm going to go Gestapo on their ass.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Define "durable" and "freestyle" for us first, and ignore the bad advice. At your weight, you want a full cro-mo frame. If you're jumping and grinding, 48 spokes and 14mm axles are nice.

Beerman will probably offer some advice once you give some more details.
Thanks for the good advice everyone. I just say I need something durable because of my weight. Something that can handle the weight. I will be trying all types of tricks with it. Not sure what all the tricks are called but I will just try to progress as I go on. I havent touched one since I was probably in grammer school and I am 28 now. I guess I am just looking for something that is a really good complete bike. I will probably upgrade components as I go and depending on how much I really get into it.

Thanks,
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Old 04-01-06, 01:14 AM
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I'd also look at the top line Mongooses, the team ones.
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Old 04-01-06, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by dooley
I'd also look at the top line Mongooses, the team ones.
I would wait on those, there still coming out with the 2006's i believe, so theyll be even better...
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Originally Posted by MikeDE46
Thanks for the good advice everyone. I just say I need something durable because of my weight. Something that can handle the weight. I will be trying all types of tricks with it. Not sure what all the tricks are called but I will just try to progress as I go on. I havent touched one since I was probably in grammer school and I am 28 now. I guess I am just looking for something that is a really good complete bike. I will probably upgrade components as I go and depending on how much I really get into it.

Thanks,
Mike
I'm going to suggest the Haro Backtrail X3 again, only because it's one of the best values in a durable, complete bike. Buying a BMX to upgrade later is a really bad idea. I'm sure I just explained this last week, but you may save $40 up front and then find yourself replacing cheap cranks with ones that cost $100+. Same with wheels. There is no savings if you plan to upgrade. Whatever you do, start with a good full cro-mo frame.
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Old 04-01-06, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
No, actually I'm just going to hold off until someone says something really ignorant, and then I'm going to go Gestapo on their ass.
You should go to walmart and buy, a $70 mongoose with mags, they do really good for me, and im 10, and can only a 1/2 inch bunny hops
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No, not you.

I'm done with you.
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Originally Posted by Beerman
No, not you.

I'm done with you.
*giggles*
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Old 04-01-06, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
No, not you.

I'm done with you.
*more immature giggles*
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Originally Posted by MikeDE46
Thanks for the good advice everyone. I just say I need something durable because of my weight. Something that can handle the weight. I will be trying all types of tricks with it. Not sure what all the tricks are called but I will just try to progress as I go on. I havent touched one since I was probably in grammer school and I am 28 now. I guess I am just looking for something that is a really good complete bike. I will probably upgrade components as I go and depending on how much I really get into it.

Thanks,
Mike
you sound like you are in a similar situation as myself. i am 28 and i do not recall even riding a bmx bike in the past 16 or 17 years.

i am building a custom bike and finally have most of my parts.
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Originally Posted by mx_599
you sound like you are in a similar situation as myself. i am 28 and i do not recall even riding a bmx bike in the past 16 or 17 years.

i am building a custom bike and finally have most of my parts.


Is your song in your Signature by Godsmack?

I cant think of its name...
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