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Old 01-09-08, 09:23 PM
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First Freestyle BMX

I`m sorry to make another forum like this but I really dont know anything about the technical side of BmX.
i`ve recently moved and found the oppurtunity to ride some more BMX style riding and obviousley my mountain bike isnt working for what i want. My general terrain is concrete, gravel and some grass, my price range is well as low as possible. Oh and I`m in Dallas Texas. I want something I wont have to do a bunch of maitnence on and will be very durable. I`m not asking for an exact awnsers but some ideas.
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Height and weight?

We always suggest the DK six pack, but anything with a full 4130 cromo frame will do. Avoid High-tensile steel. You will pay a bit more for 4130 but the bike will last ages longer.
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height: 5,3 and growing
weight 125
So is the 6 pack the cheapest?

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Old 01-10-08, 05:47 PM
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Best bike you can get for the price.
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Ok, thanks
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Old 01-12-08, 09:22 PM
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Well I`ve been reading reviews and watching Vids. I`ve found that the Riding i intend to do is street, and That the reviews say its not that good for Street? Any opinions?
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a six pack is pretty versitile.
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Six pack works for anything sans flatland.
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Ok, Just making sure.
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When I said I dont know much about technical stuff I meant It, I found out that the 6 pack dosent have a gyro Do I want one of these?
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When I said I dont know much about technical stuff I meant It, I found out that the 6 pack dosent have a gyro Do I want one of these?
No.
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Why not?
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The real question is: why do you need one? If you think it is for bar spins you can do it without a gyro.
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Because they're finicky.
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they're finicky and a pain to adjust the brakes, I've been riding with a gyro for about a year and I still don't have it down at all. I haven't even tried barspins yet, it does come in handy when I'm cramming my bike into my car though.
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Ok thanks, My bike shop only stocks Redline and mirraco of these brands what would you suggest? I might still go with the six pack?
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Mirraco is a great brand.
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neither.
i wouldnt exactly call mirraco 'great'.
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Mirraco is pretty shady.
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yah ive heard some bad things about their ability to weld forks.
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Originally Posted by bmx2478 View Post
yah ive heard some bad things about their ability to weld forks.
Yeah i heard something about that too but i googled it and found that its last years models http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07116.html
So nobody thinks any of them are any good? What about redline? either the 1.2 or the 3.2
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The fork issue Mirra Co had has been remedied. S&M once had problems with dropouts only tack-welded on, but I don't see any one dissing S&M. Of course many kids weren't born when that happened either...

As far as a complete freestyle bike the main thing you want to look for is a full-chromoly frame & fork. That's why the DK 6-pack is well-thought of. It gives you that & fair parts for a good price. A LOT of other bikes at the same price-point have similar parts spec, but a lesser frame.

So do some reasearch on the Mirra CO & Redlines in your price range & see what the frame is made of. Don't think that "Chromoly Top Tube" or "All chromoly Main frame" is the same as "Full Chromoly" or "100% Chromoly". If it doesn't say ALL 4130 chromoly, it isn't.
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neither.
i wouldnt exactly call mirraco 'great'.
excuse me you are right. unless your paying alot mirraco isnt great.
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