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Old 06-21-07, 11:55 AM
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Looking for Big BMX Bike w/ discs

I'm moving to a more urban area soon and want to relive the fun of my youth with some street riding, some ramps and some dirt jumps. I'm 6'4", weigh about 220. I'm looking for a BMX-style bike that will fit me, with 24" wheels, maybe 26", and disc brakes. The Volume Sledghammer looks cool, but after having discs on my mountain bikes, there's no way I'm going back to crappy rim brakes. I want one-finger lockups! Oversize axles, 3-piece cranks and a chromoly frame.

What's available? I'd prefer to not have to go custom, but I will if I have to. I make better money now than when I was 16
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Old 06-21-07, 07:20 PM
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It's going to be real hard to find a bmx bike with disc brakes. If you get good brakes, they will lock up with one finger. You could go custom though. One kid at the race track has a disc brake on his 20".
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Old 06-21-07, 07:55 PM
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Disks are ******** on 20'' wheels.
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Old 06-21-07, 07:57 PM
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He wants an urban MTB, a far cry from a BMX.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
Disks are ******** on 20'' wheels.
Your reading comprehension is ********.

I don't want a mountain bike, I want a XX-LARGE BMX BIKE.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:17 AM
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I wasn't even talking to you. I was simply stating that disk brakes on 20'' wheels are ******** and pointless. My point came up because mini champ said he knows a kid with disks on a 20'' at the track. So you shouldn't be the one commenting on my reading comprehension. Also 26'' "big bmxs" or "urban mountain bikes'' are gay. They make frames for 20'' wheels in longer top tube sizes to acommodate big guys like you. Macneil does one with a 22'' top tube, and alot of guys who are even 6'5'' think its too big. You also don't need disk brakes to have a one finger pull lock up your wheel. A good Chrome rim and a decent set of u-brakes properly adjusted has more then enough stopping power.
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Old 06-22-07, 11:38 AM
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yea i dont see why you want disc brakes so much..
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Old 06-22-07, 12:02 PM
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Guys, chill out.
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Okay man here's what you need to do. If you want the 26" or 24" bmx experience check out such frames as the Black Market "Mob". You can run those with rigid front ends or suspension and they will take disk brakes.

If you're worried about your height not being able to fit on a bmx then I'm here to tell you that you don't need to worry. I'm 6'3" and I ride an S&M Blackbike with a 21.25" top tube and it works wonderfully.
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Old 06-22-07, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BIG-E
I don't want a mountain bike, I want a XX-LARGE BMX BIKE.
aka, cruiser-class size (24")

why not get a small mtn bike frame and put bmx bars on it (if you decide on the 26")?
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Old 06-22-07, 07:51 PM
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get a DMR trailstar, single speed it.

or

get a specialized P1.

both nice bikes.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:17 PM
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nah, just lazy people, like me!

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Lazy people usually don't have brakes.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:26 AM
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lazy people dont have brakes that work. too lazy to tune them.
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You're not really looking for a BMX bike. You want a single speed MTB dirt jumper. You'll never get the feel of your old BMX from 26" wheels, at your height, 24" would be a good compromise. And a properly set up V brake will easily stop you on a dime. I weigh around 200, and a single Avid SD5 on my cruiser is all I need to stop.

If you have trouble setting up brakes, then discs would be a better option, but for a single speed application with wheels under 26", discs are overkill.
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Old 06-24-07, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Lazy people usually don't have brakes.
No, less intelligent people and trendy kids don't have brakes.
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I love being brakeless. I have no problem stopping when I need to, you just have to watchout for hills.
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being brakeless was real easy for me except it messed my shoes up and i had to put them back on for riding trails because i liked it better knowing that i could stop or adjust my speed easyer
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
trendy kids don't have brakes.
Woooo, go me!
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im 6'6" 210 lbs, and found going to urban/dj mtb was definitely the way to go as far as making riding the dirt jumps possible for my size.

im riding a specialized p.1. check out the urban/dj/park forum over at www.mtbr.com to see what else is out there
edit: dunno why the p.1 i posted has a chain guide, none of them do.
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
Also 26'' "big bmxs" or "urban mountain bikes'' are gay. They make frames for 20'' wheels in longer top tube sizes to acommodate big guys like you. Macneil does one with a 22'' top tube, and alot of guys who are even 6'5'' think its too big.
even the macniel doesnt fit us big guys very good because the handlebars are so low. we end up in a hunched over position that is way to out of wack to ride comfortably
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Old 06-25-07, 12:33 PM
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I'm 6'4", weigh about 220. I'm looking for a BMX-style bike that will fit me, with 24" wheels, maybe 26", and disc brakes. The Volume Sledghammer looks cool, but after having discs on my mountain bikes, there's no way I'm going back to crappy rim brakes. I want one-finger lockups!
Braking technology has come a way since you rode last, I'd guess. A good, properly tuned U Brake will lock, no problem. I get a wheel locking, vice-like grip from my Ody EVO II's. The tire you run and the road surface you're on also play a role in the skid aswell.
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Originally Posted by diaper eater
even the macniel doesnt fit us big guys very good because the handlebars are so low. we end up in a hunched over position that is way to out of wack to ride comfortably
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