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Old 12-30-06, 07:43 AM
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my little rant

alright.

I dont see why people that dont bmx buy bmx bikes. Lets be serious, if you pretty much only use your bike to get from point A to point B then buying a bmx bike is a terrible idea. Sure you get some
excersise (sp?) but is it worth it. The only advantage to having a bmx bike is that its smaller and can allow you to do tricks. For everyday purposes a mountain bike is much more useful. You can put it on a lower gear if you want excersise but if your just cruising around you can make it as easy or as hard as you want to.
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Originally Posted by mude
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I dont see why people that dont bmx buy bmx bikes. Lets be serious, if you pretty much only use your bike to get from point A to point B then buying a bmx bike is a terrible idea. Sure you get some
excersise (sp?) but is it worth it. The only advantage to having a bmx bike is that its smaller and can allow you to do tricks. For everyday purposes a mountain bike is much more useful. You can put it on a lower gear if you want excersise but if your just cruising around you can make it as easy or as hard as you want to.

See teens riding bmx bikes all over the place. I wonder the same question. Sitting on them, knees going higher than their chests. I say to myself, "what the bleep is wrong with those idiots?"
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Same around here, and all of them are 'wal-mart' bikes
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BMX bikes are cheaper than MTBs.
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Not all the time. I see a lot of people rocking Fits and some good bmx bikes, but they don't ride bmx. I think they just want to be "cool".
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i mean for a teenager a 100$ x-mart mtn bike is much better then a 100$ bmx for just getting around
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Originally Posted by mude
i mean for a teenager a 100$ x-mart mtn bike is much better then a 100$ bmx for just getting around
Yeah, but kids these days aren't so smart.
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i had a mtb before a bmx.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Yeah, but kids these days aren't so smart.
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i had a mtb before a bmx.
Same, but I never rode it. It was too easy so I didn't like it... besides from the fact my parents bought me a purple one.
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mine was pretty rad...dual suspension silver aluminum but still weighed 50lbs. yeah, i got wrecked...a lot.
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They usually try to do tricks, like manualing off a curb or something, but most of them give up and just ditch the bike and get a car when they're 16.
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
They usually try to do tricks, like manualing off a curb or something, but most of them give up and just ditch the bike and get a car when they're 16.
True story.
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I my friends, friend is still does BMX and he's almost 18. and if you can get a car you can to more, diffrent skate parks
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Originally Posted by dayzednconfuzed
And don't have items that require alot of maintenance such as deraileurs and shocks.

I'm 5' 11 1/2" and 225 lbs. and have 2 BMX bikes. I got tired of the high maintenance of the MTB I had.

My bikes fit me just fine. The key is tall bars, tall seatpost, and adequate TT length.
What are you even talking about? There is a lot of maintenace with a BMX bike too if you really take care of it.
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Originally Posted by 892snowyowl
I my friends, friend is still does BMX and he's almost 18. and if you can get a car you can to more, diffrent skate parks
Take the time to create sentences that make sense, and people will take the time to read what you write.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
What are you even talking about? There is a lot of maintenace with a BMX bike too if you really take care of it.
Not like a mountain bike though. And BMX bikes are dirt cheap compared to MTBs, when it comes to maintenance. If I didn't have a mechanic friend rebuild the Headshok on my Cannondale, it would have cost about $300 for a new cartridge/labor.

You can strip, degrease, and reassemble a BMX in no time at home, with simple tools.
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Not like a mountain bike though. And BMX bikes are dirt cheap compared to MTBs, when it comes to maintenance. If I didn't have a mechanic friend rebuild the Headshok on my Cannondale, it would have cost about $300 for a new cartridge/labor.

You can strip, degrease, and reassemble a BMX in no time at home, with simple tools.
Ouch. That's a lot of money for all that. Lucky for me, if I ever need maintenance for my bike, I can just take it to my shop for free... the only problem is that they aren't the brightest. They can never put a Shadow chain on the right way. I just thought, I should probably grease everything up and all. I haven't touched my bike in such a long time.
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I've got a good wrokstand and a set of shop tools for just about everything I might need to do on my bikes. Except for the funky Cannondale tools. All I need to do know is wait until spring so I can build my new workshop.
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Ya, a BMX is really simple to work on in comparison to a big rig downhill bike.

I can rebuild my BMX in a matter of minutes, the big rig? that can be an all day project.
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Originally Posted by 892snowyowl
I my friends, friend is still does BMX and he's almost 18. and if you can get a car you can to more, diffrent skate parks


What kind of jibberish is that????
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I'm 18 and I still ride.

I guess i'm in the minority
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I know,hella people at my junior high ride bmx bikes but dont bmx, but most of them are lower end haros or walmart bikes.
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