Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

BMX commuting?

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

BMX commuting?

Old 02-13-07, 10:34 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BMX commuting?

Hey folks, I'm looking for a new bike to commute with and wanted to ask you guys for your expert opinions. I haven't ridden in years, as I just use my skatie to get from point a to b. At the moment I'm tossing up between a cruiser/chopper or a bmx, but I'm just not sure which one would be better for me? I've been looking at the DK cincinnati and the General Lee24, but Are BMX's annoying to commute on? If not, should I go 20" or 24"? I'm 5 4" if that makes any difference. Muchos Gracias in advance.
spleen is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:16 PM
  #2  
Instigator at best
 
kjohnnytarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 1,086

Bikes: Motobecane Jury

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
how far's your commute? BMX is good for a zip around town, not so much for highwayage of course.
kjohnnytarr is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:17 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello...anyone?
spleen is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:19 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
not too far 2-5km or so would be the general distance, but would probably take it on trains.
spleen is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:20 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
24" or 20"?
spleen is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:26 PM
  #6  
Instigator at best
 
kjohnnytarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 1,086

Bikes: Motobecane Jury

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I could see that going well with a 20. I'd imagine it'd be better on a 24 of course. Either way, go for it. I ride all over campus and downtown on my 20, works just fine.
kjohnnytarr is offline  
Old 02-13-07, 11:26 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
brice520's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
depends. do you want to be comfortable(er) or are you interested in freestyle?
brice520 is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 12:03 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wouldn't mind trying to learn some tricks, but wanna be able to ride without feeling f***ed after 10 minutes. I do circus stuff, so I figure if I go a BMX instead of a cruiser/chopper, I need to be able to do some tricks, otherwise I might as well get a cruiser/chopper
spleen is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 08:11 AM
  #9  
Baned.
 
mude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
why not just get a regular mtn bike. so much more comfortable if you gonna comute, IMO bmx bikes are farrrrrrr from comfortable
mude is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 09:16 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
brice520's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's very true. If you're looking for the "cool factor", a jumpable bike, and something good for commutes a 26" is a good option. A couple cool ones are the Fisher Mullet or any of the Specialized P. series bikes.
brice520 is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 12:09 PM
  #11  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Been commuting some days to work on a 20" bike. It is 9 miles each way and I love it. I leave my house around 5:30 am and shower at a gym next to work. The ride home is more enjoyable because I can take my time and try manualing and hopping around. I also seem to have more energy. I hate it when it rains because I have to drive and be stuck in traffic.
lacker is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 12:15 PM
  #12  
SLUGGA
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Richmond,VA
Posts: 61

Bikes: IRO Jamie Roy. GT GTB. GT BMX bike *found by dumpster

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bmx commuting sucks... i live three miles away from my classes, and my track bike was down for the count, so i was left with my bmx... three miles is a b!+@# when you're late for classes, but i agree with lacker.. if you have the time, manualing and hopping the **** on side walks and curbs is so fun when you're on your way to most things... but if you're late, make sure you arent going someplace where smelling good is key
geraldinho is offline  
Old 02-14-07, 01:47 PM
  #13  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mude
why not just get a regular mtn bike. so much more comfortable if you gonna comute, IMO bmx bikes are farrrrrrr from comfortable
Agreed. 24" cruiser wouldn't be bad either though... although it would be better to get a bike with multiple gearing and such.
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  
Old 02-16-07, 10:17 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Posts: 16,681

Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Just get a cruiser and put a Nexus hub on it.


[waits for Chris to smack himself in forehead]
Brian is offline  
Old 02-17-07, 08:33 AM
  #15  
Dig.
 
KinetikBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 6,168

Bikes: FTW, Gunnar Roadie, Open U.P, Gunnar Rock Hound, S&M CCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mude
why not just get a regular mtn bike. so much more comfortable if you gonna comute, IMO bmx bikes are farrrrrrr from comfortable
Coming from the person that had a Poverty sofa seat on their bike...
Haha.
KinetikBiker is offline  
Old 02-17-07, 10:08 AM
  #16  
I rule with a mighty leg
 
FitRider 921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Smithtown, NY
Posts: 8,571

Bikes: Fit Pro custom

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hahaha. Now that is lazy!
__________________
I am Gunz. Gunz are me.
FitRider 921 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.