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Old 10-24-04, 10:57 PM
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MTB'er Curious about BMX- what's my size?

How do I find out my size for a BMX bike? Those things look so TINY!

I've been wanting to get a BMX bike for some time now, so I can shred around and jump stuff for fun, when I'm not up to an expedition on my MTB.

My MTB size is 19 inches.

I'm 6 foot 2 inches, with a 32 inch inseam, and am 215.

what bike will fit me? I'm amazed still when I see big guys ride itty bitty bikes hehehe

Knowing my general size will helo before I start hititng the LBS'. .my nearest one that carries BMX's is about two hours drive..

Thanks!
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Old 10-24-04, 11:38 PM
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Generally speaking a guy your size would ride a 21 or 21.25 inch TT for dirt, and you should have range for chain adjustability to 15 inches. But this can vary greatly depending on your preferences and what type of terrain you ride after your addicted to BMX.
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Old 10-25-04, 02:35 PM
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There are several topics on this right now for taller riders - read them!

BMX bikes aren't mountain bikes. They don't do 400 different frames in different heights. One frame, several different lengths.

Cranks are often longer on bmx bikes, seats can be run high if you want, but you usually don't sit down... and bars are raised which puts them up high. When you get on a bmx bike, you realize that about the main difference with mountain bikes is way to many gears, and big ol' tires. They really end up feeling about the same. A lot less nimble, but way more stable.
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Old 10-25-04, 06:45 PM
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Very cool, I missed those topics, I'll hunt them down. Thanks.

I did not know that frames were mostly same height but come in different lengths. Thanks

Deliciousspeed, thanks for giving me a starting point of reference, also.
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Old 10-26-04, 12:54 AM
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No problem, if you like the air you'll really like BMX. I totally agree with Trix.
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Hey man, I am 6 foot and I ride a 21" TT. It seems to fit me nice, and I got a lot smoother after I switched to that. I was riding a 20.25", and that was quite short. You could toss it anywhere you could imagine in the air, but my new frame is way smoother. Happy searching!!
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