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Old 09-08-07, 05:53 PM
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Im new to BMX, and i need an ok bike.

My price range is kinda low, around 100-150 dollars. Im not sure if i can get away with getting a bike that cheap, but its either that or wait till Christmas =\. Right now ive got an Iron Horse Maverick 4.2, which in my opinion is an excellent off road bike. Thought the Bike is very good, it is a 26 inch and is a little to large to do any BMX on. As of now i am trying out no footers but the bikes suspension absorbs some of my jump power. I am 14, 6 foot tall, and 167 pounds. I was looking at some bikes at dicks, and this is one i was eyeballing --

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: Also, what are good tricks to start with? And what tricks can you guys ACTUALLY do? (average person)

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Old 09-08-07, 06:44 PM
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My friend has an Iron horse. He can do tailwhips, double barspins, grinds, catwalk, and spine/hip transfers.He is working on walltaps.
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I can't do one on my MTB
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Old 09-08-07, 09:10 PM
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that bike sucks.
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Originally Posted by Markok765
My friend has an Iron horse. He can do tailwhips, double barspins, grinds, catwalk, and spine/hip transfers.He is working on walltaps.
Since when can people do tailwhips and double barspins before walltaps?

That bike is utterly dreadful. I would be able to break it in less than a day.
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Old 09-08-07, 09:44 PM
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Just save up $200 and get the DK 6 pack. About 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 times better.
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Old 09-09-07, 09:47 AM
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Well i called my local bike shop, and they say i can get away with a Haro X1 or a Mirra Intro for 220. Looks like im selling my mp3 player =\
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id take the mirra.
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Old 09-09-07, 11:18 AM
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Yea i agree, the Mirra Intro looks better, i'll give some links too be nice.

Haro Backtrail X1
https://harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/backtrail_x1.php

MirraCo Intro
https://www.mirrabikeco.com/bikes/icon_intro.htm
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i would spend 50 dollars more for a Option though.
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Old 09-09-07, 11:25 AM
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Why the only difference i notice is Gyro.
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ill probably shell out 50 more for a gyro and a 3 piece crank, but i only can if the shop has it.
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I only see the reason for the 3 piece. Gyro succks!
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I only see the reason for the 3 piece. Gyro succks!
word, if only mine was not hecka expensive i would not ride it.
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