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Old 09-08-07, 01:15 AM
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new to bmx. need bike

hey, i just joined this forum
im 16 yr old guy. im thinking about starting bmx mostly street riding, but mabe some park later.
im planning to learn to do basic things like bunny hop and 180s and eventually hope to move up to parks and grinds.
i would like to keep the same bike for a while at least till i get better.
im not sure what information is useful in picking a bike so ill just put some random things.
im 180lbs and about 5.10/11". i can ride bikes but have no experience with bmx.
my budget is somewhere from $300-400.
umm if you recomend me a bike could you also explain a little about why its good so i can know what im buying? for example why some ppl done like gyro brakes.
well thanks guys + girls

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Just get the DK six pack, do a search on why.
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I agree, the DK 6 Pack sounds good for what your doing, or look at the Kink Transition.
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Originally Posted by rawrzor
could you also explain a little about why its good so i can know what im buying? for example why some ppl done like gyro brakes.
gyros are really only good for if you can throw triple bar spins. otherwise you just want a long straight line. (i only am riding mine till someething brakes.)
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Old 09-08-07, 10:01 PM
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are there any other bikes that i shoudl look at besides the 6 pack? id like to have some things to compare
also can you do single bar spins with brake wires?
also will i be needing front brakes?
thanks again

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Old 09-08-07, 10:03 PM
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yes. 337 dollars with shipping using a code right now. https://www.danscomp.com/101840.php
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is there a difference between chromoly and 100% full chromoly? because danscomp keeps using different descriptions on the bike. also i think im looking for a lighter bike than the six pack
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Just get the six pack, it's the best frame for the price. you need full cromoly if you arent just riding to the beach and ****.
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my friend in real life says that i shouldent get a dk six pack and hes been doing bmx for a long time :\ not saying that any of you guys are inexperienced or anything (like me) but i would like to have a few more choices so i can see whats out there. is the kink transition or whip any good?
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Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about. He sounds like the typical uneducated BMX'er who rides for a while yet doesn't know what "cromoly" is.
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I never really hear anything good about Eastern but if weight- https://www.danscomp.com/101182.php
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ok well i guess ill get a dk 6 pack unless you guys have anything to say bout:
we the people addict
stolen wrap
hoffman rhythm el2/il1
integral expo
k thanks ill prob get a bike sometimes this month so no hurrys. im busy with school for now anyways
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The Stolen Wrap is good, also the Kink's look sicck.
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addict-yes
stolen-nope
hoffman-nope
integral-YES,take super tenderizer VERY SERIOUSLY!
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you guys are contradicting eachother :-| so far what i got was
dk 6 pack - yes
kink - no and yes
wtp addict - yes
hoffman - no
stolen - no and yes
integral expo - yes but i dont understand what youre trying to say
well ill wait a bit longer and get everyone's opinion
so far you guys have been very helpful,,, from uneducated to educated
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the pedals on the integral could take you to the hospital.
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They aren't anything special for pedals, I don't know what you're talking about.

Also, I run the meanest pedals here.
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what do you run? those pedals had my freind soaking his sock in blood from a mini pedal slip.
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Syncros Mentals.
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pix?
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wouldent bloody socks make integral a "no"?
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pix?


Before I painted them and added new pins.
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*twitching* oh ya ive seen those. thats some bad thoughts.**seisure**
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They probably have good grip...



of your shins.
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those things look disguisting
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