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race-me22 09-06-06 07:30 PM

bmx racing
 
I am interested in racing bmx. Could i efficiantly raced competitivley with a haro backtrailx4? And if so how do you train for bmx racing?

FitRider 921 09-06-06 08:18 PM

Due to the fact that an x4 does not exist... no. The x3 is decent, but not for racing.

KinetikBiker 09-07-06 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
The x3 is decent, but not for racing.

I have an X3, and ive taken it to the track, and raced with it, i beat like 3 kids who actually had nice race bikes, and actually race.

premiumbmx2005 09-07-06 05:38 PM

that doesnt mean they were any good.

KinetikBiker 09-07-06 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
that doesnt mean they were any good.

Haha shutup, it made me feel good.

premiumbmx2005 09-07-06 06:02 PM

haha, tough luck

MadMan2k 09-07-06 07:11 PM

You train for it by doing it all the time, for one... the Haro is a little heavy, but it won't really hold you back that much. Ditch the pegs, cut the seatpost to 3 inches and slam the seat, trim the axles down, get a straight cable and cut the steertube down, if it has a front brake take it off. All the usual things to make it lighter...

premiumbmx2005 09-07-06 08:18 PM

and cut big giant holes in your frame...dont worry, ITS TOTALLY SAFE!

FitRider 921 09-07-06 09:41 PM

Aha. Sounds like a frame I know...

MadMan2k 09-07-06 10:29 PM

Eastern is going to be using the seattube from the Grim Reaper (holes in both sides) on their Element, Jane and AOS models for 2007. I actually don't see anything wrong with that, it's progression, and it's not really a critical place for strength of the frame.

premiumbmx2005 09-08-06 12:24 PM

not a big fan of it

CMcMahon 09-08-06 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I actually don't see anything wrong with that, it's progression, and it's not really a critical place for strength of the frame.

Chromo rusts.

FitRider 921 09-08-06 12:31 PM

save two ounces.. sacrifice a lot of strength.. not worth it

FuzzyRyder 09-08-06 05:09 PM

Acctually you'd sacrifice almost no strength, and I'm sure there is ways around the rust part. #1 don't let your bike get wet.

FitRider 921 09-08-06 05:17 PM

I wouldn't really call making holes in your frame, no matter where it is, as not sacrificing that much strength.

KinetikBiker 09-08-06 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by MadMan2k
cut the seatpost to 3 inches and slam the seat

Most racers dont slam their seats, its easier to balance in the gate with a seat thats higher up...


Originally Posted by Beerman
Chromo rusts.

One of the people i ride with occasionaly(sp, haha) got a Grim Reaper, and put stickers on his forks sterror(sp), on the part where it was exposed, it looks cool, and i think it might help with rust..
He also did this for the bb, and i think seatpost...

He also works at a bike shop, so im sure he has access and time to take it apart and clean it alot...

MadMan2k 09-08-06 09:41 PM

I thought they slammed them to get them out of the way, guess it's preference.

mude 09-09-06 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
One of the people i ride with occasionaly(sp, haha) got a Grim Reaper, and put stickers on his forks sterror(sp), on the part where it was exposed, it looks cool, and i think it might help with rust..
He also did this for the bb, and i think seatpost...

He also works at a bike shop, so im sure he has access and time to take it apart and clean it alot...

who?


Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
I have an X3, and ive taken it to the track, and raced with it, i beat like 3 kids who actually had nice race bikes, and actually race.

didnt you say atleast one of them was like 10

KinetikBiker 09-09-06 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by mude
who?

Cory.


Originally Posted by mude ask too many questions
didnt you say atleast one of them was like 10

Dont reign on my parade.

Brian 09-09-06 07:51 PM

My X3 weighs (stock) about 7 pounds more than my 24" Haro. Hardly a good choice for racing. But a great choice if you crash a lot.

mude 09-10-06 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
Cory.


Dont reign on my parade.

*rain

KinetikBiker 09-11-06 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by mude
*rain

Yeah, well you got the picture...


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